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Vendors bolster antispam packages

More anti-spam vendors are expanding their offerings beyond blocking unwanted e-mail, as FrontBridge Technologies Inc. promotes its disaster-recovery services and MailFrontier Inc. adds fraud protection to its anti-spam software.

EU won't legislate DRM, US lawmakers locked in debate

While European lawmakers face many of the same issues as their U.S. counterparts in developing digital copyright legislation, members of the European Parliament said they will not mandate digital rights management (DRM) specifications, opting instead...

More DRAM vendors involved in US DOJ's probe

The antitrust probe launched by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into the DRAM (dynamic RAM) market appears to be larger than originally suspected, as additional memory chip makers confirmed that the agency has contacted them as part of the inves...

FTC charges Rambus with anticompetitive acts

Memory maker Rambus Inc. deceived a technology standards organization, resulting in harm to competition and competitors, according to a claim brought against the company by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday.

MS/DOJ - Microsoft's witness dubious of 'unbound' Windows

It is "probably impossible" for Microsoft to provide an 'unbound' version of Windows, as the states suing Microsoft would require under their proposed remedies, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology testified during the company's r...

AMD launches three new Athlon chips

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Wednesday announced three new microprocessors designed to boost performance in mobile, desktop, workstation, and server computers.

US broadband outlook for 2002: hazy

Although approximately 68 percent of U.S. homes have access to broadband connections, only 9 to 10 percent of those households subscribe to high-speed Internet services, according to research conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Intel readies speedier mobile chips

Intel announced a new round of mobile microprocessors Monday designed to bring greater power to low-priced notebooks that serve demanding users, according to the company.

Microsoft private case settlement stirs controversy

A Baltimore hearing called Tuesday to examine and resolve questions about a proposed settlement between Microsoft and attorneys representing plaintiffs in a myriad of private lawsuits has instead highlighted protests against the deal and heated up co...

Congressman makes appeal to P-to-P advocates

U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher addressed attendees at the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services conference here Wednesday, asking for their support in his legislative efforts to make the authorized distribution of music over the Internet a reality.

U.S. congress to pass revised anti-terrorism bill

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a rewritten version of the anti-terrorism bill that reconciles differences between the separate measures already approved by both chambers of Congress. This final version is expected to be put to...

Experts: Cybersecurity needs funding, organization

Members of the security industry and academia told a U.S. House of Representatives committee Wednesday that significant funding for research and the coordination of private and public sector efforts will be needed to combat the threat of cyberterrori...

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PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

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Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

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