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K7 Antivirus Premium

By Mike Williams K7 Computing may not have the profile of the big-name competition, but there’s more to the Indian company than you might think: 25 years of antivirus experience, VirusTotal and OPSWAT partners, a range of home and business products, and more than 20 million users around the world. K7 Antivirus Premium is the…


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Dr.Web Anti-virus

By Mike Williams Founded back in 1992, Dr.Web is a Russian developer with a vast range of security products for desktops and mobile devices. Dr.Web Anti-virus offers real-time malware detection, behavioural monitoring, and a surprising bonus in a bundled firewall. This gets you packet layer filtering, real-time monitoring of applications, and the ability to customise…


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Adobe Creative Cloud

By Steve Paris Subscriptions mean you don’t own the software you’re spending money on, you have to keep forking out every month, and if you cancel the payments, you no longer have access to those apps. What possible advantages can this scheme of things offer over just buying the programs outright? If this question is…


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Dell Precision 5520

By Mike Jennings Dell’s Precision notebooks are mobile workstations, which has meant that performance used to take precedence over aesthetics – but these days that’s not the case. This machine serves up high-quality components inside a system hewn from slick metal and carbon fibre, and it’s slim and light. We’ve reviewed the entry-level Precision 5520,…


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Asus VivoPC X

By Steven Wong It’s probably safe to say that virtual reality hasn’t taken off the way many hoped it would, and a big reason for that is the prohibitive price point for the hardware. Not only are users expected to spend up to $800 for a headset, but they need a $1,000+ PC on top…


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Acer Predator 21 X

By Matt Hanson The Acer Predator 21 X is the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, and while the price tag is likely to be far too much for most people, there’s still a lot to admire about this machine. The Acer Predator 21 X is unlike any other device we’ve tested – which makes for…


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China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Computers


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Gigabyte SabrePro 15

By Kevin Lee Since Nvidia 10-series Pascal GPUs hit the scene, there haven’t been many truly affordable and powerful gaming laptops. Instead, we’ve had to choose between mid-range Nvidia GTX 1060-powered notebooks normally starting around $1,600 (about £1,400, AU$2,070) or budget friendly Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti laptops that don’t have the chops for 1080p gaming…


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Adobe After Effects CC 2017

By Steve Paris If you’re a videographer and you need to create some special effects, chances are you’re probably already thinking of Adobe’s After Effects. It’s been available for 24 years and under the stewardship of Adobe since 1995. Just like Premiere, it is a powerhouse for videographers and often the only app they need…


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BullGuard Antivirus

By Mike Williams BullGuard is a London-based company which has been developing popular consumer antivirus and security tools since 2002. BullGuard Antivirus is a simple and straightforward product with real-time virus protection, malicious URL blocking, and, surprisingly, a customisable spam filter. 24/7 customer support is on hand if you run into difficulties. The price is…


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Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

By Steve Paris As a professional videographer, you have a limited number of tools to choose from to craft your project into a finished product. You could opt for the granddaddy of them all, and look at the options that Avid offers. Mac users also have the choice of checking out Final Cut Pro X…


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TrustPort Antivirus Sphere

By Mike Williams TrustPort is a Czech Republic-based company which offers a range of antivirus and network security software to home and business users. As you’ll guess from the name, TrustPort Antivirus Sphere is the company’s baseline antivirus product. It’s a stripped-back tool which concentrates very much on the fundamentals: signature and heuristics for detection,…


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Dell XPS Tower Special Edition

By Kevin Lee If you had a desktop computer growing up, it probably was a Dell. The company’s towers have always been attractive, reliable and, above all, value packed. The latest XPS Tower Special Edition is especially interesting in that it’s more compact than ever. What’s more, Dell has packed in Nvidia’s 10-series graphics cards,…


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IObit Malware Fighter Pro

By Mike Williams San Francisco-based IObit is best known as a popular developer of PC maintenance utilities, including IObit Uninstaller, Advanced SystemCare and Driver Booster. IObit Malware Fighter Pro is the lead product in the company’s security range, and has what looks like a capable feature set. It boasts both the IObit and Bitdefender antivirus…


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Amazon Shoppers Report Fake AMD Ryzen Chips: Here’s How To Avoid The Scam

Fake AMD Ryzen chips have turned up on Amazon, and according to the online shoppers who fell victim to the fraud, they got a cleverly packaged Intel Celeron. That said, here’s how to avoid the scam. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Computers


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