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PC games: Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII

The latest addition to EA’s addictive World War II shoot-’em-up introduces a slightly off-the-wall element to the ‘traditional’ wartime weapons of the era. And to be completely honest, I was worried some of the crazy sounding weapons and vehicles wou...

Books: The Digital Video Idea Book

One of the most popular tech topics this year has been digital video editing — and it seems many people have taken advantage of more powerful PCs to make something of their home movies. If this describes you, you’ll probably have noticed that it’s no...

Imaging devices with style: Scanjet 4670, Photosmart 7960

The 4670 A4 flatbed scanner is unique in that the scanning bed can be removed from its holder and used to scan objects simply by holding it over them. This makes it somewhat portable, although you are obviously limited by the com­bined USB and power ...

Faster Smarter Microsoft Office System 2003 Edition

If you read our feature on Microsoft Office System 2003 in the November 2003 edition of PC World ( page 87) you’ll know that some of the Office suite has changed little. So why buy a book if there are no major changes in big ticket items like World a...

Palm’s power line-up: Tungsten E, Tungsten T3, Zire 21

If you’re wavering between a Palm and a Pocket PC for your next PDA, Palm makes the decision even harder with innovative models that address prior products’ weaknesses. I tried out the $799 Tungsten T3 and the $399 Tungsten E, as well as the more con...

Audio editing with Adobe

Adobe bought the rights to Syntrillium’s software technology (including Cool Edit Pro) in May this year and Adobe Audition is the first fruit of that union. Audition 1.0 is more of a rebranding exercise with very minor tweaks thrown in to make it mor...

Complete Wireless Home Networking, XP Edition

Are you a networking guru responsible for keeping your company connected? This book is not for you. But if you have limited to no experience with home networking and want to connect your PCs and peripherals, it could be worth a look.

Long-awaited Adobe upgrades

The Adobe Creative Suite delivers long-awaited upgrades to Adobe’s print and Web publishing applications for the PC and Mac. For around $2000, users can have a unified package of applications for photo editing (Photoshop CS replacing Photoshop 7.01),...

Microsoft’s new mouse, keyboard

The new Microsoft Wireless (radio frequency) Optical Desktop Elite keyboard desktop bundle consists of a new wireless optical mouse with tilt wheel technology and the Elite keyboard with improved functionality.

Movieshop Beginners’ package

With its Movieshop Deluxe package, Mindscape has done its best to simplify matters so that people with little or no experience can cut together footage with relative ease.

Top DVD writer

As with most new DVD writers, the DRU-510AK supports both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW. The user-friendly DVD-RAM standard has been omitted, but with DVD+RW and DVD-RW both supported, users are unlikely to find media becoming obsolete any time soon.

Feature-packed camcorder

Canon has launched the MVX3i, a single-chip MiniDV camcorder with the kind of features you'd expect from a three-chip model.

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Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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

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

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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