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PC shipments drop by 10.9 percent in Q2

The global PC market shows no sign of stabilising, latest reports from Gartner show that 76 million units were shipped in Q2 this year. This is down 10.9 percent from the 85.3 million systems shipped in Q2 2012. This is the fifth quarter highlighting continued declining shipments. The Gartner data …

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Apple withdraw case against Amazon over ‘AppStore’ name

Apple have decided to withdraw their case against Amazon over the use of the ‘AppStore’ name. Apple originally filed the case in March 2011 complaining that Amazon were using the term ‘AppStore’ for their mobile software developer program and its plans to use the term for the online store of …

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Mexican VUHL 05 supercar showcased

Iker and Guillermo Echeverria have showcased their new VUHL 05 supercar. The car was presented to a select audience at England’s Royal Automobile Club. The new car has been described as a ‘dual purposed street track racer’, designed along the same principles as the iconic Ariel Atom. The car features a …

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Altair 8800 Clone released

If you want to own a vintage computer there are sometimes auctions on ebay, but the end prices are high enough to give your bank manager palpitations. The MITS Altair 8800 for instance – when one of them pops up on ebay the closing price will frequently be well over …

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Man builds Laser Gatling Gun

Very few things are cooler than a laser gun. For decades they have been in the dreams of sci-fi geeks the world over. How about the man who recently built a Laser Gatling Gun which features six 1.4 watt class 4 lasers. The aluminum body spins a turret inside, housing …

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On an intergalactic journey? pay with Paypal Galactic

Paypal has dominated the online world of credit card and bank payments for as long as we can remember. They have recently teamed up with the Space Tourism Industry and the SETI Institute to cater for future Solar System commerce. While it sounds like something out of a science fiction …

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OCZ power supply prize winners announced!

Today we announce the winners of our recent competition running in conjunction with OCZ! Four sexy power supplies go out to four lucky readers. The answer to the question ‘Is The PC Power and Cooling Silencer III 1200W’ was C: 80 Plus Platinum Certified. 4th Prize: OCZ CoreXStream 500W The …

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Thermaltake TT Esports prize winners announced!

We ran a monster competition recently with the Thermaltake TT Esports guys to win loads of wicked hardware. We have been working our way through the thousands of entries and today we pick the winners! We have our fingers crossed for you! The answer to the question ‘What resolutions does …

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Sony release Cybershot RX100 II M2 and RX1R

Sony have experienced great success with their RX100 camera, a pocketsized zoom camera with a large sensor for the body size. To supplement the range they have just announced their CyberShot RX100 II and the RX1R. The RX100 II adds Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC, alongside a tilting screen and a …

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FujiFilm announce X-M1 mirrorless compact

FujiFilm announced their upcoming release of the X-M1. This is the third member of their popular X series and this model features the same sensor that was featured in the X-Pro 1 and X-E1. It supports up to ISO25,600 sensitivity with Wi-Fi connectivity and the company have incorporated a tiltable …

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Windows 8.1 preview ready for download

Microsoft have been listening to their customers this year. When they announced the Xbox One and all the DRM and lock out practises they were incorporating the user base went ballistic. The problems were so widespread for Microsoft that they ran back to base and came out with a new …

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NVIDIA Shield launch is delayed until July

Nvidia have pulled back the release of their Tegra 4 powered gaming handheld – known as the Shield. According to an email they sent out, the reason is an ‘unspecified mechanical defect found in the final hardware’. The general feeling is that Nvidia are right to delay the launch, especially …

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Lenovo announce budget Miix Win8 tablet

Lenovo have unveiled their new Windows 8 10.1 inch hybrid machine which they are called the Miix. This ‘multi mode’ system can be docked with an optional folio case with an included AccuType keyboard, so it can be used like an Ultrabook. The retail price is said to be around the …

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Facebook bug reveals information of six million contacts

Six million Facebook users have been victims of a Facebook bug which has exposed their personal details to other people. The social media networking site have admitted that information such as a phone number or email address has been given out ‘once or twice’ and that they were ‘upset and …

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RAPIRO, a Robot kit for your Raspberry Pi

Shota Ishiwatari has started a KickStarter campaign for his new RAPIRO Raspberry Pi Robot. He is aiming for a simple to build bot which has RGB sensors onboard with 12 servos. The price? A very cool £229. Ishiwatari has had plenty of experience in robot engineering, his company Kiluck Corp …

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Microsoft 180 flip on Xbox One restrictions

I don’t think I have ever seen a worse prelaunch than the Xbox One. Microsoft had set so many restrictive rules in place that gamers didn’t know which way to turn. Was this really an easy to use console to enjoy on the sofa with friends in the evenings or …

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Emopulse Smile smartwatch available on pre-order

Apple may be making all the headlines with their upcoming iWatch release but the latest Emopulse Smile model is available now for pre-order. This is no mere smartwatch however, as this product will be an entertainment and gaming hub as well as a social networking and news feed system. This …

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UK inventors create flying bicycle

UK designers Yannick Read, 42 and John Foden, 37 have spent two years creating an advanced prototype they call the Paravelo. This vehicle is capable of travelling at 15mph on land and 25mph in the air. When cycling it tows a lightweight trailer which holds a powerful fan. When the …

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Hasselblad Lunar camera on sale for $7,000

If you mention the name ‘Hasselblad’ to any camera aficionado they are likely to start drooling. Their medium format cameras may be very expensive, but the quality is in a class of its own. They recently announced their new Lunar camera – the ‘ultimate luxury mirrorless interchangeable lens camera’. The …

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