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The new $599 SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum eX consists of an Audigy 2-based PCI sound card plus a 15-pin MIDI/joystick port on a separate bracket, an external input/output module, a remote control and a software bundle.

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On the strength of the past Toca titles you could be forgiven for thinking that Toca Race Driver would be pretty much the same game but with new cars and drivers. Well, that isn’t the case at all.

Sentrybay Viralock E-mail encryption package

Of all the viruses to hit PC users in recent years, perhaps the most infamous was Melissa. Though non-destructive, Melissa caused a stir by e-mailing copies of itself, along with information about pornographic Web sites, to contacts held in the infec...

PC Software: Knight Rider: The Game

The year is 1982 and quaffed hair, tight trousers and leather jackets are hot property. Enter a talk, dark, handsome man (well, my mother thought so) with a robotic, talking car. His name is Michael Knight and the TV series is, of course, Knight Ride...

PC Software: Enter The Matrix

One of the most influential films of the last decade or so is finally heading to the world of interactive entertainment. Even better, the first Matrix game will not be based on the well-known original movie, but will be released at the same time as t...

TDK LPCW-50 Label Printer

Templates to create disc labels abound but usually you need to output them on special preprinted labels and then manually apply them -- not the easiest of tasks. Wrinkles and poorly positioned labels often result, spoiling the final effect and, claim...

M-Audio Sonica Theater external sound card

M-Audio’s Sonica Theater combines the mobility of the original Sonica with the rich feature set of Creative’s first external sound card, the Extigy. It comes with better audio fidelity, 7.1 channel support and a host of connections round the back. ...

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Real Time Strategy (RTS) titles of late have followed a very linear form, and anyone who has played an RTS will be familiar with the overall game concept. Create the workers to collect the resources, build new structures and amass an army that will b...

McAfee Parental Controls 1.0

Previously released as part of its Internet Security Suite, McAfee’s Parental Controls is now available as a standalone product in updated form, offering protection for kids when they’re surfing, using chatrooms or instant messaging.

LG GCE-8520B Internal CD-RW drive

LG's GCE-8520B combines some of the highest speeds on the market with great value for money. LG has also incorporated the best in CD-RW burning technology so you get top results from your hardware. Our test results proved it didn’t quite live up to i...

CardScan Software Version 6.0.4

Corex’s CardScan has always been invaluable software, able to turn piles of business cards into useful data easily accessed via a searchable on-screen card file (or any of several popular contact managers). With CardScan Version 6.0.4 ($99 upgrade; $...

Canon Bubble Jet i850 printer

Canon is recommending its Bubble Jet i850 printer based on its speed, quality and ink nozzle technology and we’re pleased to report that it delivers on all fronts. It might be expensive but with the i850 you pay for quality.

Fruityloops Comes Of Age?

An easy introduction to sampling, recording and sequencing, FruityLoops has long boasted one of the easiest and most intuitive interfaces around.

McAfee SpamKiller 4.0

When McAfee purchased the shareware application SpamKiller, it added a veteran piece of anti-spam software to its arsenal. McAfee has continued to develop SpamKiller, making this a recommended addition for anyone’s Internet security toolkit.

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop

Bluetooth has been a buzzword for quite some time now, as those in the know predict a wire-free future for our computing devices. With this latest release Microsoft has got behind the concept in a big way, so it looks like Bluetooth might finally mak...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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