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Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Edition - PC
3.5 out of 5

Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Edition - PC

By 6 November 2007

There was a time when all good homes had a row of books on a shelf that could be referred to whenever a question or homework topic arose. Technology condensed this to DVD form but now that we have the Internet and all the information we could ever need... >>

Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2007
3.5 out of 5

Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2007

By 24 October 2006

Thankfully, gone are the days of having to search for facts in the reference area of the local library as you can now find the entire Britannica reference suite on one handy sized DVD. Essentially an upgrade of last year’s version, there have been a... >>

Darwin's work digitised and online

Darwin's work digitised and online

By 19 October 2006

The complete writings of Charles Darwin are now online and available to anyone thanks to a project run by Cambridge University. The project's director, Dr John van Wyhe was inspired to start collecting Darwin's works and digitising them after being frustrated... >>

Google offers classic books in PDF format for free

Google offers classic books in PDF format for free

By 30 August 2006

Google is offering people the chance to download classic books in PDF format to print for free. For several years, volunteers have been hard at work transcribing out-of-copyright books as text files so that they can be accessed online in a project known... >>

Computer system created to stop movie flops

By 15 December 2005

A computer that spots movie flops has been created in Hollywood to ensure that film companies never have a turkey on their hands again. To stop mistakes like Gigli staring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez the computer, rather than focusing on plot and characters,... >>

Encarta 2005 Premium Suite
4 out of 5

Encarta 2005 Premium Suite

By 2 November 2004

Encarta was bundled with my first PC, running Win 3.1. It was a useful and dynamic tool, and I got used to it in my later school years. I was rather excited to think about the possibilities that will have developed over the past decade. If it was that... >>

Encyclopaedia Britannica 2005 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD
2.5 out of 5

Encyclopaedia Britannica 2005 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD

By 20 September 2004

The Encyclopaedia Britannica has always had a good name, volume after volume of information enough to fill anyone’s bookshelf. If it wasn’t the main volumes there was the macropedia and if it wasn’t the macropedia then it was the yearly volumes... >>

Power Translator Pro 8 - PC
3.5 out of 5

Power Translator Pro 8 - PC

By 14 June 2004

Power Translator Pro 8 boasts that it will deliver all of your translation needs, back and forth, between English and six other languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian). There are also four separate “Vocabulary Block dictionaries”... >>

Learn to speak French v9
4.5 out of 5

Learn to speak French v9

By 11 November 2003

Whether you’re at school or work, learning another language can be an invaluable skill to have if only the learning part was fun. At school up to GCSE you have to study French, but for us oldies - learning after you’ve left school has to be something... >>

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v15
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v15

By 11 November 2003

Mavis Beacon the teaching guru has been around for a long time, so long in fact, that her teaching typing software is in its fifteenth version. Over that time the software has grown to become the world’s best selling typing program and grown from a... >>