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Apple offers ‘Sorry, cannot offer 4G’ refunds

Always big on the customer service, Apple has decided in Australia that advertising The New iPad (3) as being 4G, while it is not in fact compatible with the local 4G network, was a mistake. Will the UK follow suit? In a nod to global corporate speak, Apple has decided …

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Hardware.info gets 4-way 680 action up and running

Without doubt, Koen ‘Big Daddy’ Crijns is one of the nicest guys in the technology industry. Widely respected in his native country of Holland, Koen left ComputerTotaal magazine as reviews editor around 10 years ago and never looked back. Earlier today, he dropped a cool link into KitGuru and we …

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Tesco gets shafted (and passes it on to you)

Tesco has poured millions of pounds into its Price Check advertising. The idea is simple, people who shop at Tesco are better off – so do all your shopping at Tesco. KitGuru folks seem, largely, to be located closer to Sainsbury’s or Waitrose. Also, we do a lot of Yaale.com …

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Windows 8 confirmed for February 29th (Beta Queue)

In sunny Monte Carlo, the haute couture revelations are matched only by the inside info unleashed by the major corporation’s executives. While Microsoft themselves were tight-lipped, we managed to discover the Windows 8 mega-beta-launch date. The huge freebie period of global beta-testing that Microsoft employed with Windows 7, will be …

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Amazon and Warner Brothers legalise robbery

Well, maybe it’s not quite legalising robbery, but it’s certainly moving one of the darkest arts (torrents) firmly into the mainstream. After years of chasing the internet villains and pirates for making films available to download, it looks like two of the world’s biggest brands have decided to join in, …

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Pressure on HTC could lead to phone price war

Anyone who’s not sure if the phone industry operates like the fashion business, should check out HTC’s latest numbers. While they may have been the darlings of the high-end Android phone revolution, Apple’s total dominance at the high end of the market might force a serious re-think in Taipei. KitGuru …

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Can Kodak survive 2012?

Troll through any of the major online cameras, modelling and photography sites, and you will see a very clear trend. Many skilled photographers will now include one or more shots in their portfolio that look like they were taken in the 1970s, using a Kodak Instamatic camera. Having pioneered the …

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LG announces Google TV technology in, well, TVs

CES looks like being an announcement hotbed this January, and one of the first significant stories to emerge is the annoucement by LG of its future strategy for delivering non-traditional TV entertainment through its new TVs. KitGuru checks the date on its own BBC-funding TV licence and begins typing. Google …

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Paperworld presents the ultimate irony

While we love the chips and dips of the electronics world, more than anything else we love technology. So, every now and then we will step out of the comfort zone and have a quick peek at related industries. Paper is one of them. But out ‘stepping out’ did not …

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Hairy Yeti Crabs discovered on ocean floor, Antarctic

Step into water that’s around 12 degrees and you’ll feel, quite rightly, that it feels a lot like a plunge pool. Drop the temperature below 8 degrees and you’re going to be really uncomfortable. Get close to zero and you’re looking at a swift death. For life to flourish, it …

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Holy rejection: When spam filtration goes wrong

We’ve all lived with spam for so long, that we’re so tuned into the concept, that we often tune out the rejection process. While the Nigerian Generals will live long in the collective memory of the post-web society, there are more marginal situations where – to be honest – a …

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Intel pwns chip market according to Gartner

While it may come as no surprise to anyone, that Intel has just been confirmed as the biggest chip company around for the 20th year running, what might be interesting is the level of it’s market share. In the face of a wave of launches, everywhere from desktop to handheld, …

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Students forced to take to the streets, as hookers

There’s an old scientific adage, that each action has an equal and opposite reaction. The tricky part is knowing which direction is opposite. Sometimes actions can have some rather bizarre and hard to predict consequences. KitGuru swots up on the challenges facing students in Cameron’s Britain – and some of …

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Are you a moral person? Take the test and see!

The concept of Morality has been around for as long as there have been intelligent humans on the planet. Looking back at the Latin origins of the word, you can see that it’s roots are in ‘moralitas’, which means manners, character and the exhibiting of proper behaviour. Who are we …

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Shockproof, waterproof USB3 drive from ADATA

While you can be as careful as you like with data when you are transporting it between sites, there’s always the possibility of a complete accident. The one small slip that will see your drive fall down a load of stairs or into water (hot or otherwise). For those occasions, …

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Marks and Spencer RUNS from electronics retail

Marks and Spencer has become the latest company to run screaming from the idea of selling electronics in the high street. We recently saw Best Buy announce plans for surrender, so why has the UK’s retail darling joined the rush to the emergency exits?  KitGuru scans the barcodes and tries …

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Education turns a huge profit, in Texas anyway

Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher or otherwise involved in education, a lot of us spend a lot of time focused on schools, colleges and universities. In most cases, here in the UK, we talk about the ‘cost of education’. The University of Texas at Austin has a different approach. …

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Arctic launches Audio Relay, can you hear the music?

We’re lazy. All of us. That probably includes you. In our modern world, with so many things running through our PC, we’re used to being able to go click-point-click and have anything we like happen. Films, music etc are all a single click away. But what if you’re not at …

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Asda’s coming gunning – prices get ready to die

Powered by one of the world’s most advanced price comparison engines (for professionals – not housewives), Asda has decided to take over the electronics market. Driven by almighty Walmart, can they deliver? KitGuru heads to the shop floor with a PDA. Late at night, as they drift off to sleep, …

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India invests in fake-finder forensic system

As it rapidly becomes the single most populous country on the planet, India is now plagued by forgers, keen to create their own bank notes. As the country grows, the implication for the economy of having an unchecked community of cheats is very serious indeed. But help is coming. KitGuru …

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AData gets flash with its USB 3 drives

Old and grey, KitGuru can remember when the capacity of USB pen drives were measured in mega bytes and cost a fortune. The world turns and each revolution brings with it, well, a revolution. Today sees the UK launch of some new USB pen drives that are a little bigger, …

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