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Trouble-free backups: Drive Image 7.0

Most PC systems are vulnerable to problems such as data loss via viruses, corrupt software or hard disk failure. Unless PC users have a regime of regular backups, problems could arise.

PC games: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002

The racing genre in video games has all kinds of different titles to suit everybody’s needs. Some of the different styles of games include rally, street and motorcycle racing. One title that brings something new to this saturated genre is World of Ou...

PC games: Enter The Matrix

Following on from our review of the preview version of Enter the Matrix (ETM) in the April issue, we took a look this month at the full release of this important title.

Inspiration 7 visual software

Brainstorming usually involves hours of mind-numbing conver­sations with colleagues, scribbling notes on small pieces of paper, and transcribing those notes at a later date. As an alternative, try the latest revision of Inspiration Software’s great t...

Waterchill KT03 CPU cooling kit

Overclockers and performance enthusiasts are no strangers to the world of watercooling. As enthusiasts push the performance envelope, dealing with the resultant heat seems to be the common problem. Most case fans cannot disperse the heat adequately, ...

Professional projector PB8220

Targeted at the business and educational markets, this projector is well specified with 2200 ANSI lumens brightness, 16.7 million available colours and a 200:1 contrast ratio. The PB8220 supports aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9 (wide screen), plus a ma...

10,000rpm Serial ATA hard disk

Western Digital has just released a 10,000rpm (revolutions per minute) 36GB hard disk drive. The Raptor (WD360GD) is the first 10,000rpm drive to hit the market that features the Serial ATA interface and an 8MB disk cache.

Shackle-free mobility: Mobile Connect Card

Most office workers dream of throwing away the traditional shackles of a desk, yet still being free to access all the same services available on a deskbound PC. Vodafone has released a wireless solution that will enable its users to access their comp...

Disk Steno CP100

The Disc Steno CP100 is the first type of hybrid storage solution that is essentially an external CD-RW drive but also has two different slots for flash memory cards.

SkyHawk Matrix Case

Aesthetic appeal and high ease of use are two major contributing factors when purchasing a new case. Not only do you want your PC case to look good, but it has to be easy to set up and configure to your needs.

Paperless office a reality?

PaperPort Pro 9 Office, a new business version of PaperPort Deluxe, is a total solution for creating, organising and sharing paper, PDF and digital documents.

PC software: Praetorians

Developed by Spain-based Pyro Studios, which is also responsible for the popular Commandos series, Praetorians follows the usual RTS mould but also exhibits some features of a different style of gameplay.

GeForce FX: worth it? 5800 Ultra and 5600

Last year, ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro stole the gaming crown, out­performing NVIDIA's NV25-based GeForce cards, the Ti 4200, 4400 and 4600. NVIDIA took stock and spent time perfecting the 0.13-micron process, enab­ling its designers to use 125 million tra...

PC: Unreal II: The Awakening

The long awaited sequel to Epic’s Unreal has finally hit our shores and it aims to please even the hardcore fans of the popular FPS genre. Unreal II takes certain elements of other popular FPS games, tumbles them around and spits out a title that is ...

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