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Samsung Galaxy S10 users are experiencing a battery draining bug

After Samsung’s annual flagship launch in February, owners finally managed to get their hands on the Galaxy S10 range earlier this month. Unfortunately, all three flagship devices are marred with a bug that causes the phone to accidentally wake, draining the battery much quicker than usual. ‘Tap to wake’ is …

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Google warns of Android root access security flaw

Google has issued a warning to Android users this week after it discovered a bug present in the software that could allow hackers to gain root access to your smartphone through a certain application. The flaw itself isn’t particularly new and was originally discovered two years ago in the Linux …

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VPN flaw could allow anyone to view users’ real IPs

In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, obfuscating systems like encryption, the Tor browser and virtual private networks (VPN) have been championed by privacy advocates the world over as the best ways to protect your data online. However, that latter step may not be as useful as initially thought, …

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Microsoft not honouring Xbox One controller warranties?

When you buy yourself a controller, especially if it’s an official one, you expect it to have a fair amount of life in it, even if you’re a heavy gamer. However that’s not been the experience of KitGuru reader Michael Allred, who recently contacted Microsoft support to make use of …

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Nvidia will not admit guilt of the GeForce GTX 970 scandal

Although Nvidia Corp.’s partners will clearly suffer financial losses because of the scandal with incorrect specifications of the GeForce GTX 970, the designer of graphics processing units does not plan to admit its mistake at all costs, according to a media report. Even though return rates of the GeForce GTX …

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Return rate of GeForce GTX 970 after memory scandal is below 5%

Although the buzz in various forums and social networks about memory allocation issues of Nvidia Corp.’s GeForce GTX 970 is fairly loud, the amount of customers wishing to return their graphics cards to stores or manufacturers is fairly low. According to various sources polled by KitGuru, the actual return rate …

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AMD to offer special discounts to owners of GeForce GTX 970

Advanced Micro Devices said this week that it would provide special discounts to owners of the GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards. It is not surprising that AMD is trying to capitalize on the scandal with incorrect specifications of the GTX 970. Unfortunately, AMD did not provide any exact details on …

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Nvidia vows to boost GeForce GTX 970 performance with driver update

FOLLOW UP: Nvidia: We will not boost GeForce GTX 970 performance with drivers. Nvidia Corp. admitted early this week that it initially published wrong specifications of the GeForce GTX 970 and did not correct its mistake until recently after numerous people reported issues regarding usage of onboard memory. The company promised …

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Secure storage gravitates to Swiss data banks

Since the Middle Ages, Swiss Banks have had a reputation for keeping your most valuable assets safe. The country also has a ton of secrecy laws enshrined into its national identity. Cue the 21st Century. KitGuru gets Bourne again. The Cypriot government decided to snatch money directly from bank customer’s …

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Intel struggles dealing tablets to students

There are some products that are easy to push to students and others that are a lot harder. Intel seems to be finding out the hard way that supplying the wrong kind of tablets leads to reduced sales. KitGuru hides in the bush with night vision goggles. A story reached …

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Software update threatens Knight Capital’s survival

With Windows 8 on the verge of release, ‘software disasters’ are foremost on KitGuru’s mind. News has surfaced in the US of A that shows the perils of automating mission-critical tasks. As 1,500 people at Knight Capital wonder if they will have a job next week, KitGuru checks its piggy …

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