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Graphics cards

The graphics card is a key performance component, especially in respect to 3D games. Read on to find out what you should look for.

UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS are designed to save you heartache and money.

Sound cards

This buying guide will explain to you the relevant sound card technology, specs and must-know facts, ensuring you make the right purchase decision.

PHP 5: New iterations

An iterator is a mechanism by which you can traverse the values in some programmatic construct, the most basic being the for() and while() loops. The concept behind these constructs does not map directly to objects, however, as they store a variety o...

PHP 5: New object model

Thanks to input from people all over the Internet, PHP has been developed at a very fast pace. While this has contributed to PHP's ease of use, it has also led to the language being less than complete - especially when it comes to object orientation.

Error reporting: Part II

Last month we looked at PHP's extensive error reporting framework. This month, we'll be looking at customising error reporting, and providing much more information for developers.

Wireless Networking

Follow this guide to learn everything about wireless networking. Whether you're connecting to a wireless hotspot or sending data from your PC to a handheld computer we have all the tips you need to get the most out of this technology.

Digital Home

Before embarking on a home upgrade, it's worth taking some time to become familiar with the various systems, how they differ, and how they can be co-opted to work together in harmony.

Error reporting in PHP: Part I

By default, PHP generates a lot of helpful information for developers when an error occurs in the execution of a script. This information is much less useful to users, however. In fact, telling users the line number of the error, the function it occu...

Entry Level/Workgroup Server

This buying guide provides a thorough overview of server hardware with a focus on CPU-based, entry-level devices from Intel and AMD.

Pattern matching with PHP

Matching patterns in strings is important in just about all Web applications that deal with data. PHP has a large number of pattern matching functions and extensions, tightly integrated into the language itself.

Scanners

This Scanners Buying Guide will help you wade through the jargon that plagues this essential technology and show you how to pick the right scanner for your needs.

Interacting with directories in PHP

We have looked extensively at manipulating files on the file system. This time we will look at directories, the other major component of conventional file systems.

Symbolic links using PHP

The PHP column 'PHP file system functions' looked at PHP functions that give developers more information about files and the file system itself. This time, we will expand on this by looking at symbolic links.

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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