PC Review News Edition - 13th January 2004


Feb 23, 2002
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Happy New year from PC Review - and welcome to the first news edition of 2004. This also coincided with the launch of the Online Shop, which sells books/dvds/games/software in association with Amazon.

This year has been full of technology related news, especially when it comes to Mars. The UK space probe launched to try and find life on Mars has still not been successfully contacted. Although this is a major setback, the team are hopeful of re-launching a second mission in as little as 3 years time. The BBC has the full story.

<img border=0 src="https://www.pcreview.co.uk/images/news/130104/_39666251_nose_esa_203.jpg" width="203" height="152"><br>The final minutes of Beagle 2</center>

The RIAA has also been causing controversy this week, with its "police style" raid on a bootleg vendor. Although selling illegal software cannot be condoned, the manor in which the raid was carried out was a little too authoritarian for comfort. LA Weekly have the full story, which is worth a read.

Our friends over at Hexus review the Gainward Hollywood@Home 7.1, an eight channel audio card that costs less than £30. It looks like a good budget gaming card, but don't expect any digital inputs. Check out the review here.

HardwareZone have the latest coverage of CES 2004. This is certainly worth a read just for the pictures alone. Some of the products showcased here are superb - even if a little too gadget based. MSI in particular has several interesting products showcased.

<center><img border=0 src="https://www.pcreview.co.uk/images/news/130104/MSI.jpg" width="300" height="225"><br><b>One of the new MSI PCs to be released soon</b></center>

There are also a few new articles at PC Review for your reading pleasure, such as the Silent Solutions Kit and the VIA ApeXtreme Preview. The next few weeks will feature some long awaited installation guides to PC components, and a beginners guide to HTML programming - which will be of interest to many readers.

As always, if you have any computing questions or just fancy a good chat, head over to our friendly computer forums and be a part of the PC Review community :)

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