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WinDVD pushes PC DVD boundaries

Intervideo Inc. has embraced the cutting edge of DVD and audio technologies with new versions of its video recording and DVD movie playback programs, both available this month.

Hewlett-Packard DVD100i

After years of promises, HP has finally shipped a DVD+RW drive. The good news? It stores up to 4.7GB of data per disc, and rewrites discs more than twice as quickly as rival Pioneer's DVR-A03 DVD-R/RW drive. It also runs rings around its rivals in wr...

Roxio GoBack Deluxe 3

This software is a great safety net for everyday computing tasks, but it degrades "the performance of slower systems.

HP CD-Writer Plus 9310i

Until recently, burning CDs at rates faster than 8x meant SCSI. Well, drives that write CD-Rs at 12x may still be SCSI-only, but now, thanks to HP's 10x/4x/32x CD-Writer Plus 9310i, IDE users can enjoy high-speed times.

HP SureStore DAT40

The SureStore DAT40 combines incredible speed with a tremendous storage capacity, and it's about half the price of a high-end digital linear tape drive.

PowerQuest's SecondChance

How often have you installed a program or downloaded a file from the Internet, only to later wish you could reverse the damage you'd unwittingly done? PowerQuest's SecondChance is a powerful utility that can save you hours of troubleshooting and rein...

Jet Audio: stereo on screen

Samsung Electronic's on-screen media player gives you Web radio presets, lets you add special effects to music and allows you to convert MP3 files to .wav format.

Recover impossibly lost data

Lost & Found claims to be able to recover lost data. But does it deliver? We put PowerQuest's new application to the test.

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