Archive for Kenneth Henry

  • TDK NP100 headphones review
    3.5 out of 5

    TDK NP100 headphones review

    By 28 December 2004

    TDK’s NP100 headphone set aims clearly at walkman users, and what you see is what you get with them- just the Sony-styled neckband cans and 1.1m of cable. It’s a good job that this design hugs the ears, so that you’re not taken away from the sound...

  • Half Life 2 - PC review
    5 out of 5

    Half Life 2 - PC review

    By 19 November 2004

    In Late November 1998, what were you doing? Can you even remember? PC Gamers can. They were finally celebrating the release of Half-Life, that game which had been delayed for at least two years. Developers Valve squeezed every last drop from the original...

  • Doom 3 - PC review
    4 out of 5

    Doom 3 - PC review

    By 18 October 2004

    Rather than rush in with a review on the first day, we’ve battled demons, fought monsters and come close to death to bring you this review. We went back to the start, completed the two previous versions of this game and realising how things can change...

  • Pinnacle PCTV USB2 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle PCTV USB2 review

    By 12 October 2004

    There’s hardly anything to this Pinnacle kit unlike the massive studio sets we’ve reviewed recently. It’s just the box, the USB lead, the installation CD and that’s it. It’s another device entirely open and honest about the need for USB 2.0...

  • Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software review
    3 out of 5

    Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software review

    By 11 October 2004

    Look at the package. Aside from the two CDs and manual, this blue box that looks like a child’s fist is all there is to the package, which plugs into your USB 2.0 port after you’ve installed the Pinnacle Studio 9 software. Of the current range, only...

  • Spam remains Yahoo’s Achilles Heel as Hotmail expansion nears

    By 6 October 2004

    The first reports of Hotmail's magical, almost mythical 250Mb mailboxes began to surface just over a week ago. The second batch of official emails were sent today but unfortunately, they still promised jam tomorrow rather than allowing users to wake up...

  • Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9 review

    By 17 September 2004

    First things first; FA Porsche really shouldn't be taking credit for designing a slab and rounding the edges. The Moviebox looks functional enough, but once you've got two sets of wires going in and out of it, it looks like just another piece of junk...

  • Easy DVD Copy review
    4 out of 5

    Easy DVD Copy review

    By 14 September 2004

    For all those who think Easy Media Creator 7 is too expensive, Roxio has slimmed down the bread and butter of the package. So if you want to design your own labels or do anything the big big package does, you'll need a lot more money and go look elsewhere....

  • PC Relocator Ultra review
    3.5 out of 5

    PC Relocator Ultra review

    By 12 September 2004

    With a company named Alohabob but based in New York and not Hawaii, the makers’ off-the-wall style immediately attracted us. Unlike Norton Ghost, there wasn’t a trace of the program permanently stuck on your system- in at least three different places...

  • WestLife Tops first Official UK Download Chart

    WestLife Tops first Official UK Download Chart

    By 2 September 2004

    New chart, same old rubbish, might be your parents' way of seeing it, but this is the day that the Music business finally got its rear in gear and gave the public the service it should have done five years ago. In this digital chart, the Napster number...

  • Service Pack 2 gets ready to break out

    Service Pack 2 gets ready to break out

    By 10 August 2004

    No, Pirates can't use it but yes, you will be able to get it from your favourite computer magazine's cover CD or DVD. Those are the final answers from the Redmond Giant on Service pack 2, which will be widely available from Microsoft's site by the end...

  • Commonsense knocks the Daily Mail over the head with bottle over Manhunt

    Commonsense knocks the Daily Mail over the head with bottle over Manhunt

    By 9 August 2004

    “MURDER BY PLAYSTATION” screamed the front page headlines on the front of the Daily Mail on Thursday July 29th. A little further in from the front page today the newspaper sheepishly reported the slightly more intelligent observation from the police...

  • GAME joins Dixons in Manhunt moratorium

    GAME joins Dixons in Manhunt moratorium

    By 29 July 2004

    DSG, encompassing PC World as well as Currys and the eponymous chain, pulled the game Manhunt from its shelves in all versions in response to its being blamed in a murder of a 14 year old by a 17 year old. Warren Leblanc, 17, of Braunstone Frith, Leicester,...

  • Zindos kicks MyDoom.O infected PCs when down

    Zindos kicks MyDoom.O infected PCs when down

    By 29 July 2004

    It looks like another summer of viruses is underway. Fresh from MyDoom.O hitting search engines as reported elsewhere in news in the quest for new email addresses to spread itself to, the Trojan has left a back door through which Zindos is stepping after...

  • MyDoom-O searches for new targets

    MyDoom-O searches for new targets

    By 27 July 2004

    It seemed like a only short time ago that we brought you news about MyDoom-N, but seems to be working its way through the alphabet. It took a different and nastier turn than its predecessor when it conspired to bring down sections of Google.co.uk and...

  • XP SP2 out in August

    XP SP2 out in August

    By 14 July 2004

    It's the second delay for Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. However the company's placing security at the heart of its new strategy and so wants the alteration to be absolutely right. At the time of writing of course this delay ranges from a...

  • Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

    Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

    By 13 July 2004

    Building on a successful brand, the next Splinter Cell game, subtitled Chaos Theory, will arrive on the Xbox and PC in time for Christmas, Ubi Soft told us today. Other platforms including Nokia's N-gage will see their versions arrive in the first quarter...

  • Euro Rally Champion to take "Easy Right" for September release

    Euro Rally Champion to take "Easy Right" for September release

    By 7 July 2004

    When it comes to Rally Games, Europress were in charge with the Rally Championship games in the mid-1990s, marked out by their trademark dance-influenced music soundtracks before Codemasters with the then-up-and-coming Colin McRrae and Nicky Grist arrived...

  • UK leads US in the software piracy stakes

    UK leads US in the software piracy stakes

    By 7 July 2004

    According to a new study by the Business Software Alliance 29% of software on the UK's computers is pirated. However Eastern Europe's figures spike first to 50% and then to 71% in places. That means the average across all surveyed regions is 37%. A new...

  • Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

    Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

    By 7 July 2004

    Usually it's PC owners waiting for months and sometimes years on end for the hot console favourites to reach the home computer. Usually there's the constant worry that the end result will be a lazy port that hardly works instead of a refined design making...

  • Bagle Virus hits version 30 and goes wild

    Bagle Virus hits version 30 and goes wild

    By 7 July 2004

    Illustrating why McAfee have decided to concentrate on internet security products, writers of the Bagle virus have decided, now that it's in its 30th variant, to release it for anybody to have a go. Bagle-AD is a mass-mailing worm ZIPped into a single...

  • Sony's Walkman is 25 as it reveals iPod rival

    Sony's Walkman is 25 as it reveals iPod rival

    By 1 July 2004

    How many did you own? Sony's Walkman reached its 25th birthday today. Thankfully not renamed the Soundabout as it nearly was outside Japan, even if you somehow managed to not end up with a Walkman, you knew someone who was showing off the great new tape...

  • Free Hotmail 2.5 times bigger than Yahoo in Autumn 04

    By 26 June 2004

    UPDATED 5th JULY 2004 - A mass email was sent to Hotmail users in the UK over the past weekend, properly announcing the changes as detailed in our update below, promising to outline the timetable within a fortnight. When we know Microsoft's roadmap, we'll...

  • Jeantech Phong Breeze JNH-60 Case review
    4.5 out of 5

    Jeantech Phong Breeze JNH-60 Case review

    By 17 June 2004

    Although we're not a hardcore PC hardware testing site, here at pocket-lint.co.uk we can't resist a bargain, nor the urge to tell you about one that we find. Also while we deal in PC products occasionally, we haven't been totally blind to the case modding...

  • Xbox 2 possibly pencilled in for end of 2005

    Xbox 2 possibly pencilled in for end of 2005

    By 17 June 2004

    It's not the political general election that really matters to us gamers next year, but rather which games console after this current generation will be first past the post- as the platform with the head start usually dominates for a considerable period...