Mark Pickavance

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Over a varied career, Mark’s been a firearms trainer, commercial animator, software engineer and even an IT manager. And, since 1986 he’s also been a freelance writer on all things technological for the likes of MicroMart, PC Format, 3D World and many other publications.

He’s recently made the transition from print to online writing and covers just about any technology that’s available to buy, and even a few that aren’t.

Articles by Mark Pickavance

  • Best projectors for home cinema 2019

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    Whatever your budget or needs, there's a projector for you

    28 May 2019

  • Best NAS drives 2019

    best nas drive 2018

    These are the best NAS drives for storing and backing up your videos, photos, music and files

    01 Feb 2019

  • The best backup software in 2019

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    Our guide to the best backup software you can buy

    01 Feb 2019

  • BT Complete Wi-Fi review

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    BT adds Mesh technology to its latest wireless router, the Smart Hub 2

    11 Jan 2019

  • Samsung 860 QVO review

    samsung 860 qvo review

    Higher density memory allows for larger drive sizes, in theory

    07 Dec 2018

  • Samsung 970 Evo review

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    The Samsung 970 Evo is stunningly quick, but only if you don't already have an NVMe SSD

    20 Nov 2018

  • BenQ EL2780U review

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    Can TN technology now offer HDR?

    15 Nov 2018

  • AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 review

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    A router that rewrites the rules on what home and small business users can expect

    21 Sep 2018

  • Epson EH-TW650 Home Cinema Projector review

    epson eh tw650 review

    An affordable 1080p LCD projector with good image quality

    04 Jun 2018

  • BenQ TK800 Projector review

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    An affordable means to project 4K at up to 300 inches

    23 May 2018

  • Acer KG221Q review

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    Even those with a small budget can get a screen designed for gaming

    21 May 2018

  • Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro review

    netgear xr500 nighthawk pro review

    A stylish gaming router with a new approach to network management

    03 May 2018

  • Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB review

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    When you need to copy those files and catch that train, the Samsung T5 gets the job done.

    19 Apr 2018

  • TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 review

    tp link archer c5400 review

    With the Archer C5400 v2 Ultimate Wi-Fi performance now costs less

    02 Mar 2018

  • D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600 review

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    Gamers wanting a decent Wi-Fi router should check out D-Link's EXO AC2600

    06 Feb 2018

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