What once was a seemingly innocent way to send out advertising has turned into a nationwide epidemic, so much so that programs have been created just to prevent it. What I speak of the epidemic known as "Spam", or unsolicited advertising in the form of emails that get dumped into our inboxes every day. Several programs have been created to fight this epidemic, with mixed results. Today we'll look at Symantec's offering, Norton AntiSpam 2004.
With so many viruses out there, you need a good piece of antivirus software to keep your computer well protected. While there are several programs on the market, the most famous of these is Symantec's Norton AntiVirus. We take an extensive look at the latest version, Norton AntiVirus 2004, to see if it's not only worth purchasing, but worth upgrading as well. Read more inside
We've spent quite a bit of time with HP's latest creation, a small, inexpensive color printer called the LaserJet 2500. After printing thousands of pages, did we come away impressed or under whelmed? Check out our full review inside...
The Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner is an inexpensive, USB 2.0 scanner capable of scanning normal text documents, photos, and other color documents with ease. Currently available for less than one hundred dollars, we'll take a look at this photo-quality scanner and see if it's worth your heard-earned dollar.
Let's say you'd like a new computer, or would like up upgrade your current computer, but you're not sure exactly how to go about it. Sure, you see ads from the big boys such as Dell or Gateway, but you've also seen lots of little computer shops around town, and wonder if they're capable of giving you a better deal. Well, in this series of articles, I'll show you how a local computer store or show can be THE place to go for computers and equipment.
Some games have detailed and rich stories, while others have stories tossed in as an afterthought. Which is more important? Do you relish a tightly woven yarn, rich with characterization and drama, or do you eschew all that for action? Is a good story with a plausible narrative important to you? I'll be giving my thoughts on the matter inside.
Linksys does it again,with the BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Broadband Router, which delivers speed, ease-of-use, and reliability all in one package. Setting up a home/office network has never been easier. Find out why...
With Final Fantasy XI approaching release in a few months, it looks as though massively multiplayer online gaming through consoles might be a reality. With the success of the Final Fantasy series, will this new online game usher in more online games, or will be a one-shot success? Read more inside
In direct contrast to my earlier article discussing expansions to games that you have to pay for, a new, free expansion pack has been released today for Galactic Civilizations, the hit space strategy game. Why don't we see more free content such as this? Learn more inside.
In the quest for more interactivity in our games, a new company, called The Wild Divine Project, has announced a new game they're calling "Inner Active." By using an included piece of hardware in order to assess our biofeedback, they feel that they can add a new level of relaxation to our games. Click the logo to learn more about this intriguing design.
With physically enhanced gaming becoming more popular, it was only a matter of time before a device would come along and make such gaming accessible to everyone. This is what the EyeToy, coming soon for the Playstation 2, hopes to do.
With powerful tools, an intuitive interface and an affordable price, Adobe Photoshop Elements combines the power of Photoshop with customized features that enable users to freely explore their creativity while mastering the elements of digital imaging.
With Maxtor's Personal Storage 5000XT users can easily consolidate and store, on a single drive, volumes of data or digital content from tapes, floppies, CDs, DVD-ROMs and the Web. With the fast FireWire interface, access is rapid, freeing users from spending time searching by hand through piles of floppies, Zip cartridges and CDs.
It seems that with every successive Adobe release, designers, photographers and photo editors alike just can't wait to get their hands on exciting new features. The new Photoshop 7.0 is no exception, adding additional image control to an already remarkable software title. How else did you think we produced the graphics for this site?
Illustrator 10 offers more powerful new drawing and automation tools, such as editable warping effects and symbols (adaptable masters of objects or images). Adobe Illustrator is now available in the United States and Canada for an estimated street price of U.S. $425, but registered users of earlier versions can upgrade to version 10 for U.S. $149. For both web and print output, nothing beats Illustrator as an all-around drawing program.
Enthusiasts around the world will experience the history of aviation with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight. As the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of powered flight in 2003, A Century of Flight allows virtual pilots to feel what it's like to take the controls of nine historic aircraft -- the record-breakers, the workhorses and the innovators -- such as Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the Douglas DC-3 and the world's first successful powered aircraft, the 1903 Wright Flyer.