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Orange OPC Review

There are a large number of companies in the UK who would be willing to build a PC to your own specification providing you’re willing to put up enough cash.  There isn’t a whole lot which differentiates these PCs from each other, though, as you’re usually restricted to the same …

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Inductive electric cars to be tested in London

One of the fundamental  issues with electric cars at the moment is the limitations of the batteries that power them.  There are a number of electric vehicles currently available on the UK market such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and none of them are capable of much more than 100 miles …

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Palicomp Alpha Pulse Gaming PC Review

Many people don’t have the time or expertise to build a new system so there is still a large market for pre-built computers.  There are quite a number of companies who will happily build you a gaming machine, from the smaller custom builders such as PCSpecialist to the large multinational …

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Controversial Three Strikes law halves piracy in New Zealand

A controversial ‘SkyNet’ three strikes law against internet piracy in New Zealand came into force on the 1st September 2011 which has halved online piracy according to the Record Industry Association of New Zealand. From August to September 2011 when the new law took effect, the number of times the …

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Ex-Marks and Spencer boss pushes new money

Sir Stuart Rose was asked to leave M&S with an £8 million handshake and, at 61 years of age, could well retire to a humble Yorkshire mining town – supping bitter and regaling locals with tales of retailing wonder. But he’s not doing that. In fact he’s getting quite dramatic. …

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AMD console guru defects to nVidia

Ten years ago, Bob Feldstein was busy taking the lead on a deal with Microsoft that would lead to the Xbox 360 console being launched with ATi technology inside. Now he’s made the move across to nVidia. KitGuru dances in front of a Kinect controller and ponders the nature of …

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Nigerian tablet faces huge market entry battle

When a young Nigerian entrepreneur and Bournmouth graduate, Saheed Adepoju, borrowed £40,000 from his family to begin working on a tablet PC for his home market, he had little idea of how much attention and energy his idea would attract. But there are huge struggles ahead. KitGuru scans the 8″ …

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New app lets you transfer data by ‘singing’

In the second bird related story of the day, a brand new app has been launched which lets smartphone users send data to each other via a ‘digital birdsong’.  At present it’s only available to iOS users but an Android version should be available sometime in the future. The app …

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Google buys Sparrow, different kind of tweeting noise

While some birds spend ages singing complex tunes, sparrow tend to tweet. The animal can take in a whole load of sensory inputs and reply back with a simple, direct message. Google is looking to take on this attribute with the purchase of Sparrow. KitGuru buys a pack of budgie …

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O2 offers refund to customers following service outage

As a lot of our readers will already be aware, some of O2’s customers suffered service outages last week due to an apparent ‘network failure’.  This was a massive source of frustration for many people who’s phones were unable to register on the network, despite their phones showing signal. O2 has announced …

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Import ban on Motorola Android devices takes effect

The ruling by the International Trade Commission two months ago against a number of products in Motorola’s Android range takes effect today, blocking them from being imported into the United States.  In total, eighteen of their products are effected by the ban including the Motorola Atrix, Defy, Droid X2, and Xoom. Motorola …

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Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard Review

Asus produce a comprehensive range of motherboards which spans the performance and budget friendly ends of the market.  We have already looked at some of their high performance Z77 motherboards including the Sabertooth Z77 and Republic of Gamers Maximus V Z77  Gene which are designed for users who want the ultimate …

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Gigabyte Force M9 ICE Mouse Review

Gigabyte are best known in enthusiast circles for producing some of the finest motherboards and graphics cards on the market.  We have tested countless quality products from Gigabyte in the past couple of years and we’ve generally been very impressed by what they have to offer. You might not be …

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Roccat Savu Gaming Mouse Review

Roccat have made name for themselves in the gaming peripheral market over the past few years, going head to head with the likes of SteelSeries, Razer and Logitech.  They now offer a comprehensive range of gaming peripherals which includes various gaming mice, surfaces, keyboards and headsets. Today we are going …

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Xigmatek Gigas Case Review

Xigmatek are well known in the enthusiast market for producing a range of high quality products which offer very good value for money.  One of their most impressive recent products was the gigantic Xigmatek Elysium case that we looked at a few months back which was good enough to earn …

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Silverstone Grandia GD07 HTPC Case Review

A few months ago we looked at the Grandia GD06 case from Silverstone which impressed us due to solid build quality and competitive pricing. However, it was only capable of accepting Micro-ATX motherboards which was likely to alienate a substantial audience. Today we are going to look at the Silverstone …

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Cubitek ATX ICE Case Review

Last year we looked at the impressive Cubitek Tattoo Fire case which offered a winning combination of a generous feature set, good build quality and aesthetics that made it stand out from the crowd. Despite being quite a new player in the PC case market, Cubitek have been hard at …

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Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler Review

Phanteks are a relatively new brand to the high end air cooling market but are certainly a force to be reckoned with.  We tested their first CPU cooler, the PH-TC14PE a few months back and it achieved great results, beating the almighty Noctua NH-D14 in our temperature tests.  So we …

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Noontec A9 Smart TV Box Review

Noontec aren’t a very well known company in the United Kingdom but they have a fairly broad range of products available. We recently looked at their MovieHome V8 NAS Media Player which was sadly a little disappointing. A lack of features and substandard software interface put a stop to a …

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