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23 July
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Barry Collins - Online Editor

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News headlines: Undercover cameras expose the shocking practices of Britain's repair shops; Firefox gets a new look; and will the UK ever receive the discounted Windows 7 Family Pack?

This week's new reviews: Eizo dazzles us with its stunning Foris FX2431 monitor; Asus bolsters its stylish Seashell netbook with an 11in screen; and the Workstation Specialists' WS102LE redefines the workstation PC

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Best of the blogs: Tim Danton ponders the relationship between space and technology; Barry Collins goes looking for the oldest piece of hardware in Britain; and Stuart Turton falls in love with Microsoft's pyhsics project

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Exposed: the PC repair shops that rifle through your photos and passwords
PC Pro readers help Sky News uncover the shocking state of Britain's PC repair shops

Revamped Firefox adds a touch of glass
Mozilla has released initial designs for a future iteration of Firefox running on Windows 7

Doubts over Windows 7 Family Pack in UK
Microsoft won't guarantee that the newly-announced Windows 7 Family Pack will be launched in the UK

Apple: we're years ahead of smartphone rivals
Apple's executives are bullish as the iPhone helps push up the company's profits

"Hell freezes over" as Microsoft submits Linux code
In a a remarkable turnaround, Microsoft has released code to the Linux Kernel Community

Amazon sparks Kindle uproar by wiping 1984
Online retailer remotely deletes classic, but promises not to do it again

Microsoft backs down over IE8's default domination
Tweaks to installation mean Internet Explorer 8 will no longer automatically set itself as the default browser

The £650 flash drive!
Kingston unveils world's first 256GB USB flash drive - and it comes at an eye-watering price

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