76 MULTIMEDIA SPOTLIGHT By David English Sound Blaster AWE32 from Creative Labs. 2000, Elements, Brother HJ-400, Places Rated Almanac, Info Nation, Isle of the Dead, and more. COMPUTE (ISSN 0194-357X) is published monthly in the U. and Canada by COMPUTE Publications International Ltd., 1965 Broadway, New York. Distributed worldwide (except in Australia and the U. I simply slip this tiny card into the 8650, and I can get online at almost any speed — and send and re- ceive faxes. 74 NEW MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTS Edited by Polly Cillpam Hot new hardware, cool new software. Copyright © 1994 by COMPUTE Publications International Ltd. COMPUTE is a registered trademark of COMPUTE Publications International Ltd. Another worthy traveling companion is the GVC 1 4.4 PC- MCIA fax/data modem (GVC Technologies, 201-579-2954, 9). They wondered too, until they knew just how easy I was to use. COLUMNS 4 EDITORIAL LICENSE By Clifton Karnes A look at COMPUTE'S readers. 128 NEWS & NOTES By Jill Champion Booth Top computer news. Second-class postage paid at New York, NY, and at additional mailing offices. The first is the DSP Solutions Portable Sound Plus (DSP Solutions, 415-494-8086, 9).
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