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Ultimate irony as 4G launches in Swindon

If there’s one sector of the market that Intel would like more of, it’s the mobile computing business. Sure, phones would be nice – but that seems a way off. In the more immediate term, Microsoft’s decision to release Windows 8 RT for the ARM instruction face looks like a …

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Microsoft confirms Windows 8 flavours

If Microsoft could go back in time and fix mistakes, then alongside the late move to creating a decent browser, no doubt it would also want to reduce how many versions of Windows Vista it put onto the market. While Apple offers ‘products with an operating system that just works’, …

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AMD Radeon price cuts come crashing through

Naturally, KitGuru has powerful sauces – thick, rich and spicy. But there’s always an element of doubt when bringing the best new stories to market. It’s possible that your sauce has it wrong, that you mis-heard or you’ve been lied to [been the subject of a good humoured prank, if …

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App Store downloads approach 30 billion

The world divides in a number of ways. Popular divisions include “Ah yes, I remember a time before the video recorder had been invented” as well as “Sorry, what’s a tape?” – alongside “Liverpool can’t seem to end the season without winning the championship” to “Nope – never won it …

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Timeline for Ultra High Definition TV

The staff at KitGuru have spent a lot of time completely pixellated recently. Having covered the most popular resolutions for normal people, gamers and current surge in retina displays, we thought it was worth a quick look at the screen in your living room. KitGuru begins putting 27 pennies a …

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AMD preps price cuts as Two Tribes Go To War

It’s a weird world, no doubt. Against the backdrop of an overall market slump, Gartner turns around and says that shipments of desktop PCs have just jumped almost 2% – to the surprise of just about everyone. At the same time, it’s a competitive world and just because ‘more of …

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Thermaltake creates ‘Battle Edition’ Level 10 GT

Whether your taste is more for the original, solid metal Level 10 or the lighter weight GT derivative, you can’t mistake the BMW DesignWorks styling on these cases. Until now. The new version comes in camouflage colours. KitGuru signs up for basic training to investigate. Many moons ago, a middle of …

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Foxconn set to complete Sharp purchase?

The products that leave Foxconn’s factories are some of the most desirable in the world, yet the Chinese manufacturing giant has struggled to create a brand of its own. After years of pushing various ideas around without solid commitment, it looks like a strategy may have been set by Terry …

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New Silverstone FT03 Mini – docs, dates and prices revealed

Following on from yesterday’s announcement by KitGuru that the brand new Silverstone FT03 Mini will be launching in May with a price tag of around £99, we’re now able to bring you some more detailed internal schematic information. Gurus everywhere pull out your magnifying glasses and prepare to want one. …

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TSMC prepares to create 4,500 high tech jobs

We’re not sure why TSMC likes to call its production facilities ‘GigaFabs’, but it does. The ground has now been ceremoniously broken for the expansion of GigaFab 14 and the race to open the new plant begins. KitGuru dons a protective helmet and adjusts its tool. Fresh from the success …

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Silverstone prepares FT03 Mini launch for May

It’s hard not to love Silverstone. Sure there are a lot of companies out there who produce a greater diversity of chassis design – and then sell them in higher quantities – but Silverstone’s quality is impeccable. Technical Marketing guru, Tony Ou, opens up the company’s latest creation for your …

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HTC takes a beating on the stock exchange

Just 3 years ago, HTC was the industry’s darling. It had moved from clunky old designs to a a sleek new range of phones and was adding in ‘smart’ by the bucket-full. It’s just announced a 70% drop in first quarter profits. So what went wrong? Before 2007, you could …

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Will the next Einstein be a computer?

Around 10 years ago, a bunch of threads kicked off on science forums around the world, with boffins (pro and amateur) discussing the idea of a computer-based Einstein in the future. A decade ago, most of the contributors thought that the answer was in some kind of amazing new layout …

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Apple OS attacked by Trojan Malware

One of the man reasons Apple users feel superior when they boot the Mac, is the supposed lack of viruses. There’s no doubt that locking hardware to software with the Unix operating system has security advantages, but is it invulnerable?  New reports suggest not. KitGuru dresses like Colombo to investigate. The idea …

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App that tracks women near you is blocked

One of the most curious things about living in the 21st century, is that when people use computers to aggregate publicly available information into a usable format, the world plus dog seems to cry ‘Foul!’ and that’s certainly the case with the ‘Girls Around Me’ app from Russia. KitGuru pretends …

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Samsung opts to build $7Bn factory in China

The Korean need for national pride is about as strong as the Chinese need to be the world’s factory. So what happens when the immovable object (Koreas desire to do everything itself) meets the irresistible force (China’s need to do it for you)?  With the launch of Samsung’s next chip factory now …

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Game bought – jobs saved

When Game stores first launched in the UK high streets, they brought with them ‘death for the little guy’. Now, in turn, the overall workings of the game-buying market have created a situation where Game’s existence seemed to be at an end, until a white knight rode in. KitGuru leaves …

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BT net suffers broken fibres, including own

KitGuru readers seem to love their high speed networks. Whenever you chat with someone who reads the site regularly, they seem to have more bandwidth than god and regularly run close to upsetting the ‘fair use’ policies set by their providers. Imagine how upset they get when their networks falls …

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GTX680 used to crowbar in less desirable low end cards

Without doubt, the launch of the GTX680 has been exactly what nVidia fan bois would have wanted. It might swap the lead with high end Radeons in multi-card configurations, but as a single card, it’s quick. Very quick. KitGuru listens to channel rumours about meat dangling and other temptations. Consumers …

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Channel sources predicts dire Q2

Things are looking horrific for the UK PC market in Q2. Even if the Intel 3rd Generation launch goes really well, it might not be enough to save some companies. KitGuru taps its sources and delivers the bad news. The PC market is seasonal anyway. Christmas etc all bring a …

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Chinese factories stuck with useless iPad inventory

In business, it’s important to get your products out first when there is an opportunity. Arriving at the FA Cup Finals one day late, with a hot dog that’s 10x better, is a poor decision. However, it’s also possible to go too soon. Right now, an array of Chinese factories …

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GAME gone? Administrators ready to pounce

We have been mentioning the worsening crisis at GAME for quite a while, but it now seems that the worst is starting to happen. Word into KitGuru is not good. So what’s the situation and where will GAME go from here? KitGuru posed the question, ‘Can Channel Island ruling save …

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