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Neil Bennett

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News:  Apple Shake's demise confirmed

Following Apple's removal of its Shake high-end compositing tool from its website and store, we've received confirmation that it's no longer…

GridIron Flow review

Review:  GridIron Flow review

When was the last time you bought a piece of software that changed the way you work? GridIron Flow is a rare example of a groundbreaking…

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS review

Review:  Canon PowerShot SX200 IS review

The PowerShot SX200 IS is Canon’s first ‘travel-zoom’ camera, a new category of cameras that put fairly long zooms onto bodies from the…

Review:  DigiEffects Freeform AE review

Digieffects latest plug-in, Freeform AE, aims to bolster After Effect’s 3D toolset, allowing you to warp layers in 3D in a way that’s just…

Modbook (UK version) review

Review:  Modbook (UK version) review

A digital sketchbook is on every illustrator, artist or 3D modeller’s wishlist. We’d all like a combination of graphics tablet and laptop…

Review:  Eizo FlexScan S2242W review

To create the FlexScan S2242W monitor, Eizo has essentially shoehorned a 24-inch monitor’s specifications into a 22-inch shell and offered…

Review:  NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 review

NEC’s LCD2690WUXi2 is it’s designed to offer high-quality output for print designers who don’t have the need or budget for a £1,000-plus display.

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II review

Review:  Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II review

Canon’s new Pixma Pro9500 Mark II is the first new pro-level A3+ inkjet since its predecessor went head-to-head with HP’s Photosmart Pro…

Review:  LaCie 730 30-inch monitor review

LaCie’s 730 30-inch display may be an extravagance too far for even the most high-profile design agencies – despite being the best 30-inch…

Desktop storage devices

In-Depth:  Desktop storage devices

The latest desktop storage devices offer rock-bottom prices and sky-high capacity, but they’re highly specific. We put them head to head to…

Review:  Sonnet Fusion F2 review

The Fusion F2 is somewhere between a desktop media drive and a portable storage unit -- and is pitched at video editors, VFX and…

Review:  Seagate FreeAgent XTreme review

The flagship FreeAgent XTreme model is a single-drive model, and has an eSATA interface for faster connection (as well as USB 2.0 and…

Review:  LaCie Hard Disk Max review

The Hard Disk Max is LaCie’s latest drive; aside from this fact, we were persuaded to look at it because of its looks, which were created by…

Review:  Iomega UltraMax Plus review

The UltraMax Plus is a two-drive unit with a design that mimics the Mac Pro and offers the widest range of connections: from fast eSATA to…

Review:  G-Technology G-RAID3 review

The G-RAID 3 is firmly aimed at creative pros working with motion media – from video editors and VFX artists to DVD authors and animators.

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Comment:  Create a vector map collage

I'm afraid not, no. This was a commercial commission, so cannot be used for any purpose except by the company who commissioned it (and us…

G-Technology G-RAID3 review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

Please contact the artist about licensing his work. Iain's site is at