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Dixons preparing to dump Pixmania after more losses

In the summer of 2012, the board of DSG (Dixons Group) cracked open the bubbly and congratulated themselves on acquiring an even bigger chunk of online retailer Pixmania. Now, less than 12 months later, that same board is sitting in a big circle, trying to work out which person in …

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Asus ends 2012 on top of UK component market

At KitGuru, we’re always playing the ‘old geezer’ card, using our grey hair and pot-bellies to bring back factoids from yesteryear. That means we can remember a time when current Asus board-level executives were driving up and down the UK countryside – working hard to generate any mainboard orders they …

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AMD moves to chop 1% off its wage bill

Over time, companies gain and lose people. In the natural sequence of events, when someone leaves, they are often replaced immediately by someone else with similar experience/salary demands. Right now, that’s not the case at AMD. KitGuru looks at the latest changes and believes it has found a pattern. If …

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CaseKing and OcUK get into big events in a big way

With Multiplay’s i46 gaming extravaganza about to kick off in the Telford International Centre, loads of sponsors will be vying for the attention of the thousands of hardcore gamers who attend. KitGuru takes a look at one of the sponsors and their ‘large event’ pedigree. While hands-on gaming stands with …

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Smashing ideas for the future of gaming

While PCs and traditional consoles were busy focusing on how many pixels could be cinematically shaded with ultra-realism a decade ago, the team at Nintendo went in a different direction with the Wii. It was a serious wake up call to the big boys and led to products like Kinect. …

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Masters of Modding at GamesCom 2012

While Apple sells the world on a dream comprised of 50 shades of grey, the hardcore modders among you will crave something a little different. Over at GamesCom 2012, a large section of Hall 11 has been dedicated to the past (retro gaming), present (extreme sports) and the future (experimental …

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Linux on Arm conference prepares to kick off

Back in the day, everything was all about DOS or CPM on Z-80. That was replaced by an era of Windows on Intel, but on 28th May the new world order prepares to feel smug and enjoy the new noodles in Hong Kong. KitGuru prepares to check into the Gold …

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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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Gartner claims increase in PC market

While the entire market has gone up and down like a roller-coaster in recent times, the market for desktop PCs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been stagnant. Until now. KitGuru pulls out an abacus and checks some Gartner numbers. If Gartner has the number right, then the worldwide market …

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Gadget Show Live 2012 Coverage

Tech enthusiasts from across the country are flocking to Birmingham this week to attend the Gadget Show Live at the NEC.  Doors opened to the public today but KitGuru was there yesterday on the press day to give you a sneak peak of what you can expect to see! The …

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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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Point of View invites you to shoot them in the bath

While everyone works hard to make sure that their core products (the ‘bread and butter’ if you will) are working well, at the same time these companies always have one eye open for the ‘silver bullet’. The iPad like product that will change the market and everyone can retire. Point …

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