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Apple set to destroy millions of iPhone 5 chargers

As time moves forward, so the battle between legitimate product producers and dodgy copy merchants heats up. In the latest engagement, Apple seems to have fired a rather clever broadside against the Chinese. KitGuru checks for a stable supply of (Apple) juice before investigating further. When KitGuru interviewed an Apple …

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Gibson Les Paul hitting $180,000 on eBay

On the very loose basis that eBay uses technology, we wanted to bring you an interesting story from the interweb about just how much a 1960 Original Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar is being offered for on the world’s top electronic auction site. It’s a little bit more than it …

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4K TVs at £22k land on UK shelves

Often referred to as Quad HD, the next generation of TVs is chomping at the bit to arrive in our stores and living rooms. While Apple is content with packing more and more pixels into a smaller and smaller area, the TV companies seem more keen on delivering a regular-HD …

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Orange charges man 20x more than T-Mobile

While the vast majority of the phones being connected in the future will be on ‘Full Monty – totally unlimited’ contracts, we’re still living at the end of the dark ages when it comes to mobile charges. Every now and then a bill doesn’t make sense – and the rare …

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UK Xmas spend hits £222k a minute on busiest day ever

With the last of the year’s wage packets safely deposited and the kids/significant others off to school and work respectively, Monday 3rd December will be a bumper, bonanza day for online stores across the UK with spending projected to pass £222,222 a minute at some point today. KitGuru munches a …

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Laptop prices have stagnated for 2 years

We have all gotten used to the idea that we work in/around a fast-paced industry where product cycles endlessly spin out new product at lower prices than ever before, but that’s not so true in the laptop sector. Even with massive competition from the tablet PC industry, laptops seem to …

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Wii U needs a fix to access the web and hit sales targets

While Sony and Microsoft prepare to increase the realism on the next generation of sitting-room based consoles, Nintendo has always focused more on playability. As the Wii U lands in British stores, KitGuru assesses the unit shipments required for this new box to be a success. We asked around the …

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AMD to lease back own home for $200m extra cash

While Brits are content with sending family gold off to a smelter in order to reap some much needed cash for the Xmas/new Year period, AMD is think about hocking assets on a significantly larger scale. If you were AMD Chief Executive Rory Read and wanted an extra $200m – …

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What if ALL Intel chips were glued to the mainboard?

You can supply systems to people in a number of ways. In the early days, everything followed the Apple pattern. You bought a computer with certain features and capabilities – and that was that. However, in the PC space, we have grown used to the idea of upgrades and self-builds. …

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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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Thermaltake unveils SD101 Mini ITX chassis

One of the oldest and largest chassis creation companies in the Far East, Thermaltake has provided some interesting design ideas over the years – mostly toward the large-scale end of the market. The new SD101 is a little smaller than the Mozart or Level 10. KitGuru pulls out a magnifying …

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Book pricing on Amazon can penalise Kindle users

It’s not hard to see where the real costs are incurred by book publishers. You have trees to cultivate, chop,  transport, mill, form into paper, transport again, inks to make, covers to design, writers-editors-publishers to pay and, at the end of all that, you still need to ship a heavy …

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Sparkle unloads high calibre GTX660 on market

While some of these names may be unfamiliar, graphics specialist Sparkle is part of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of graphics cards and its Calibre series is aimed squarely at the affordable nVidia performance market. KitGuru notices something new on the site and heads off to investigate. The Calibre …

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Intel gets Creative with latest acquisition

Over the past few years, Intel has been acquiring a series of technologies and patents that will, it hopes, position it better for 3-5 years down the road. Alongside operating system technology and – more famously – McAfee in the software/security area, Intel has now purchased Creative’s clever bits for …

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Sapphire Edge VS video with a chance to win one!

As Sapphire unloads one of the most exciting systems ever seen onto an unsuspecting market, KitGuru has learned that you can win one of these beauties. Check this video for details on how to win. Sapphire’s Head of Global PR, Bill Donnelly, is on hand in this video to present …

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Comet dying due to Deloitte’s doomsday deal?

When a company enters administration, one of the first things they do is blow out any remaining stock to get cash in – so that the business can be kept alive while a rescue plan is put in place. Comet seems to be going with a different strategy. KitGuru drives …

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OcUK makes serious price move on Antec chassis

Sometimes you get a serious bargain because a product is end of life. Other times because it has just launched. Then there are the times when neither of these conditions has been met – but the bargain is there none the less. KitGuru has come across an OcUK offer that’s …

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Arctic charm melts PC World buyer’s hearts

There are a lot of things you can do in this world to increase sales. Innovation is key – and the price you decide to charge can also be a big influence – but one thing is clear: The more stores that sell your product, the more chance you have …

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Will Furby be the big kids tech-gift for Xmas?

While ‘wee-tee-kah-wah-tee’ won’t mean a great deal to most of you, over 40 million people across the world have a fair chance of knowing that it means, “Sing me a song”. To put that number in perspective, it’s around the same as the number of people on the planet who …

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Arctic prepares Bluetooth version of popular P402 headset

With its Audi-like looks, comfortable cushions and low pricing, Arctic tells us that the P402 headset has become quite popular among its customers – but the company got a lot of feedback about the fact that a cable was required. Now that’s changing. KitGuru ponders the benefit of a wireless …

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be quiet! design competition winners announced

On 28th September, KitGuru kicked off one of the strangest competitions we’re ever done. Forget the ’email this address and we’ll pull your name out of a hat’ scenarios of old – be quiet’s Marketing Gurus wanted our readers to pick up pen, paper and Photoshop, in order to position …

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