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MSI GE62 Apache exposed at Meltdown

MSI chose Meltdown London to launch its GE62 Apache mid-range gaming laptop. Meltdown London is part of a chain of converted pubs across Europe, that have been filled with PCs instead of bar stools and large screens carrying streams instead of Sky Sports. Leo Waldock tracked down MSI’s Kian Salehi …

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ChillBlast Fusion Nano Custom System

If you fancy a change and want to ditch that oversized computer hogging space in your living room then UK system builder Chillblast may just have the solution you need. We spent some time chatting with Ben Miles, Sales Director for the company. If you want to learn more about …

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Kawasaki showcase new three wheeler concept bike

Kawasaki have showcased an amazing looking bike concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. It has two wheels at the front of the body and vaguely resembles something out of the Tron movies. The presentation bike on show is finished in green and white and the ‘J’ (as it is known) …

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Social trash box robot asks humans to dispose of rubbish

Engineers from the Interaction and Communications Design Laboratory at Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology have created a new robot, designed to help tackle a growing litter problem worldwide. The new rebotos are known as ‘social trash box robots (STB’s). These little bins are equipped with a processor, a video camera, …

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Seagate release world’s thinnest 2.5 inch 2TB HDD

The Samsung HDD division was purchased by Seagate back in 2011 and they have developed the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive. The Samsung Spinpoint M9T ships in a 2.5 inch form factor and measures just 9.5mm thick. Ideal for power users who have a full sized slot in their laptop. …

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Acer release C720 Chromebook

Acer have announced the release of their third generation Chromebook featuring Haswell. The new C720 will be quicker than the older model and will have longer battery life due to improvements with the Haswell architecture. The C720 ships with an anti glare screen which should popular for those people who …

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Adobe admit network breached – urge password reset

Adobe Systems have admitted that their network has been breached and that customer details may have been lost. They say ‘the attackers may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted password.’ They add ‘We currently have no indication that there has been unauthorized activity on your account. If …

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Why is swatting a fly so difficult?

A new study explains why it is so difficult to swat a house fly – they process information at up to seven times as quickly as a human. Hitting them with a rolled up paper is tricky as they would see the movement almost as if  they were Neo in …

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85mph Ford Focus electric car hits the UK

The electric version of the world’s best selling car has hit the UK. It can run on battery power for up to 100 miles between charges and has a top speed of 85mph – enough for motorway cruising. Sadly the asking price of £28,500, after a government grant will prove …

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TREWGRIP set to revolutionise mobile typing?

As the market has shifted more to mobile devices, many people find that typing longer notes and emails can be rather painful. Outlier Technologies are trying to resolve the issue with their new TrewGrip device, a rear keyed smartphone and tablet dock which you can hold in your hands and …

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ZTE Firefox OS smartphone to hit US and UK eBay

ZTE will be selling their new Firefox OS smartphone soon via Ebay stores in America and the United Kingdom. The smartphone will mean that consumers can buy an affordable smartphone based completely on open Web standards. The phone ships unlocked and will cost £59.99 in the UK and $79.99 in …

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Flaw found in Xerox Scanner software

This week a flaw was found in Xerox scanners and copiers. The issue meant that numbers in scanned documents were being randomly changed without the input of the user. A scientist posted his findings in a blog, showing the results of the error from various Xerox scanners. He used real …

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Innocent websites hacked to share child abuse images

The Internet Watch Foundation has warned that legitimate, innocent websites are being hacked to serve images of child sex abuse. The charity has announced that in the last six weeks they have received 227 reports of internet users being directed from completely legal porn sites to web pages hosted on …

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Ballmer admits Microsoft built too many Surface RT’s

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has admitted that they built too many Surface RT tablets and that they are not selling as many Windows devices as they would like. The company held an internal town hall event last week. They discussed the $900 million hit for Surface RT tablets and the …

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EE launches 4G mobile in 10 more UK locations

EE have continued to expand their super fast mobile broadband coverage by adding 4G to another ten UK locations. Businesses and consumers in Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City are now able to hook up their devices with 4G speeds. EE are delivering …

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Apple sales drop, profit falls by $2 billion

A few chinks in the seemingly impenetrable Apple armor appear to be showing, as sales are slowing down. Their profit has dropped by almost $2 billion (£1.3 billion) after year on year sales of iPads and Macs declined. Apple sold 14.6 million iPads during the quarter, down from 17 million …

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