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James Morris

Dr James Morris has worked as a technology journalist for over 25 years, including spending nine years on the staff of market-leading computer magazine PC Pro, the last five of which were as the publication’s editor. He specialises in enterprise-grade software and hardware, with a particular focus on content creation. He launched a pioneering video channel for HEXUS.net in 2006 and ran the video reviews channel for TrustedReviews.com for four years. He also runs a successful online digital content and commercial video production company, t-zero communications Ltd.

Dr Morris is a prolific technology writer and contributes commercial content for major IT brands including AMD, BlackBerry, Dell, Cognizant, HP, and IBM. He published a book on artificial intelligence, Can Computers Create Art? in 2009. He is also an academic, and is currently Pathway Director of the MA, Interactive Journalism at City, University of London.

Previously, he was course leader for the BA in Web Media Production at Ravensbourne University. He has a PhD in Philosophy, Art and Social Thought from the European Graduate School in Switzerland, a Master's in Media Arts from the New School in New York, USA, and a Bachelor's in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Morris can be found on Twitter at @Cyberwest, or emailed at j@tzero.co.uk

InterPro IPW-AL review: A superbly built workstation
A side view of the InterPro IPW-AL workstation
Hardware

InterPro IPW-AL review: A superbly built workstation

Excellent performance and well-rounded features make for a very competent workstation for the money
3 Nov 2022
Armari Magnetar CXI-AD1000: An exceptionally competent workstation
The Armari Magnetar workstation
components

Armari Magnetar CXI-AD1000: An exceptionally competent workstation

A phenomenally quick Core i9 workstation that's well worth considering if performance is your most important factor
11 Oct 2022
Armari Magnetar M64TP-RW2000G3 review: Don’t call it a comeback
A photograph of the Armari Magnetar M64TP-RW2000G3
Hardware

Armari Magnetar M64TP-RW2000G3 review: Don’t call it a comeback

The Threadripper Pro arrives just in time to retain AMD’s crown as king of workstation processors
12 Sep 2022
Scan 3XS GWP-ME A124C review: An Intel-powered workhorse that holds its own
A photograph of the Scan 3XS GWP-ME A124C
Hardware

Scan 3XS GWP-ME A124C review: An Intel-powered workhorse that holds its own

A brilliant content-creation showcase for Intel’s 12th-gen Core i9 and Nvidia’s Quadro RTX A4500 graphics
23 Aug 2022
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603Z review: Huge processing power you can carry with you
A photograph of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
Laptops

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603Z review: Huge processing power you can carry with you

The Zephyrus M16 combines a potent 14-core processor with capable graphics and features in a bag-friendly format
6 Jul 2022
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2022) G733 review: True desktop power in a portable package
A photograph of the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17
Laptops

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2022) G733 review: True desktop power in a portable package

The Scar 17 delivers desktop workstation levels of processing and graphics performance, although it won’t last very long away from the mains power plu…
22 Jun 2022
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: The multi-function notebook comes of age
A photograph of the Microsoft Surface Studio Laptop in Stage mode
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: The multi-function notebook comes of age

A notebook, a presentation system and a tablet, all rolled into one
5 Apr 2022
Dell XPS 17 review: Serious power in a portable package
A photograph of the Dell XPS 17
Laptops

Dell XPS 17 review: Serious power in a portable package

A huge 4K screen and loads of processing power in a package that can still be used on the move
18 Feb 2022
Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED review: Serious processing and an awesome screen on the move
A photograph of the Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED
Laptops

Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED review: Serious processing and an awesome screen on the move

The first 4K 16in OLED notebook packs a performance punch and lasts surprisingly well on battery only
11 Feb 2022
Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation review: Intel processors come back with a bang
A photograph of the Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation
Hardware

Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation review: Intel processors come back with a bang

The 12th Generation Intel Core i9 processor provides a great platform for content creation work
12 Jan 2022
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB review: PCIe 4.0 NVMe performance for less
A photograph of the Crucial P5 Plus
solid state storage (SSD)

Crucial P5 Plus 1TB review: PCIe 4.0 NVMe performance for less

Not the fastest PCI Express 4.0 NVMe M.2 drive in every metric, but solid real-world performance and great value
17 Aug 2021
Scan 3XS GWP-ME N1-32T review: The fastest content creation machine around
Scan 3XS GWP-ME N1-32T
Hardware

Scan 3XS GWP-ME N1-32T review: The fastest content creation machine around

The perfect platform for Nvidia’s Quadro RTX A6000 flagship
16 Apr 2021
Armari Magnetar V16R-RD850G3 review: An unparalleled all-rounder
Armari Magnetar V16R-RD850G3 front angle
Hardware

Armari Magnetar V16R-RD850G3 review: An unparalleled all-rounder

Amazing amounts of 3D design and rendering ability in an unfeasibly small package
8 Dec 2020
Armari Magnetar S64T-RW1300G3 review: Overwhelming firepower
Hardware

Armari Magnetar S64T-RW1300G3 review: Overwhelming firepower

This astonishingly fast workstation reveals just how good AMD’s 32-core Threadripper 3970X is
8 Jul 2020
The best professional workstations for any budget
Hardware

The best professional workstations for any budget

Modelling, rendering and number-crunching - these meaty machines will do it all
9 Jun 2020
Armari Magnetar R64ER-RS1280/LC review
Hardware

Armari Magnetar R64ER-RS1280/LC review

The fastest multi-threaded performance we have ever seen, thanks to AMD’s incredible new 64-core EPYC processor.
7 Nov 2019
A complete guide to data encryption
Data encryption
Security

A complete guide to data encryption

We explore the world of digital cryptography, and explain why it is an increasingly fundamental aspect of modern business
30 Sep 2019
Workstation Specialists WS-182A review
Hardware

Workstation Specialists WS-182A review

AMD’s latest Ryzen 7 3000-series is now a serious option for professional workstations
9 Sep 2019
Armari Magnetar X200 4.5GHz 28c WS review
Hardware

Armari Magnetar X200 4.5GHz 28c WS review

Thanks to 28 overclocked Xeon cores, Armari’s X200 is the fastest single-socket workstation we’ve ever tested – by some margin
16 Aug 2019
Google G Suite review: Suite like chocolate
G Suite
Google Docs

Google G Suite review: Suite like chocolate

If you can make the leap to a cloud-centric usage model, G Suite provides seamless real-time document collaboration.
20 Mar 2019
Microsoft Office 365 review: Tons of value
Microsoft Office 365
Software

Microsoft Office 365 review: Tons of value

The granddaddy of enterprise software reminds us how it's done
13 Mar 2019
Dell Precision 3430 review
Hardware

Dell Precision 3430 review

Dell’s latest small form factor workstation packs a healthy level of performance into a tiny chassis.
29 Jan 2019
Dell Precision 5820 review
Hardware

Dell Precision 5820 review

Dell's single-socket workstation platform is packed with features and performance potential
7 Jan 2019
Armari Gravistar BR-850A 24c TR4 review
Hardware

Armari Gravistar BR-850A 24c TR4 review

24-core AMD Threadripper 2970WX shows a great balance of multi-core performance and value
19 Dec 2018
InterPro IPW-CL review
Hardware

InterPro IPW-CL review

The IPW-CL showcases the new Intel Core i9 9900K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics for professional use
13 Nov 2018
Armari Gravistar BR-850A review
Hardware

Armari Gravistar BR-850A review

AMD’s processor and graphics combo provides immense power for a surprisingly reasonable price
16 Oct 2018
How to secure your agile workforce
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How to secure your agile workforce

The security risks from mobile working are very real, but implementing the right strategy can give great benefits from your agile employees
12 Sep 2018
The history and evolution of storage
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The history and evolution of storage

Over the years, as our data usage has risen exponentially, storage technology has improved to match
12 Sep 2018
Armari S32T-RD1000G2 review: Move over, Intel
Hardware

Armari S32T-RD1000G2 review: Move over, Intel

A workstation that shows just how much power you get for your money with AMD’s second-generation Ryzen Threadripper.
22 Aug 2018
Armari V25R-RA750G2 review: Ryzen 2 the top
Hardware

Armari V25R-RA750G2 review: Ryzen 2 the top

Armari gives us our first taste of the second generation of AMD’s Ryzen processor, and it’s showing plenty of promise
19 Apr 2018
PC Specialist Axiom review: A proper tower of power
Hardware

PC Specialist Axiom review: A proper tower of power

The Axiom showcases Intel’s phenomenally powerful Xeon Platinum processors, for an equally phenomenal price
12 Apr 2018
Chillblast Fusion Render OC Lite review
Hardware

Chillblast Fusion Render OC Lite review

A capable workstation, but outperformed by the best alternatives in its price category
6 Apr 2018
Scan 3XS VI4000 Viz review
Hardware

Scan 3XS VI4000 Viz review

A well balanced workstation that’s great for the price
3 Apr 2018
Scan 3XS WI6000 Viz review
Hardware

Scan 3XS WI6000 Viz review

The 18-core Intel Core i9 processor and keen price power the WI6000 Viz to glory
27 Mar 2018
Overclockers Renda G3-CS review
Hardware

Overclockers Renda G3-CS review

A great system for 3D animation and GPU rendering, less so other content creation tasks
22 Mar 2018
PC Specialist Apollo X02 review
Hardware

PC Specialist Apollo X02 review

With eight CPU cores to the six of its rivals, PC Specialist is our top choice in the £2,500 category
21 Mar 2018