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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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Asus launches ET2300 All-in-One for Windows 8

While PC users across the globe will be complaining bitterly about the Windows 8 interface change, there’s no doubt that it will work wonders for tablet and other touch screen users. Asus already has a brand new product ready for your special touch. KitGuru gives its dirty fingers a good …

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Weak consoles blamed for stagnantion of gaming market

If there’s one thing making the hardware market stagnate, it’s the gaming console. That’s according to you, the KitGuru reader. Without amazing new games coming through in droves, where’s the drive to buy new hardware? KitGuru’s loyal followers lay the blame at the collective doors of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. …

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Wear the Intel everywhere, 1984 anyone?

Having cemented its position as the dominant player at the top end of the processor market, Intel is looking to spread its wings over the coming years – to evolve and permeate every part of society – leaving no (st)one unturned. Now, it seams, the tech giant wants to get …

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Docomo launches realtime voice translator

It’s the stuff of Star Trek. Japanese telecoms giant Docomo believes its ready to unleash an app that will translator English, Japanese and Korean in real time on phone calls. This is one of the most stunning announcements we’ve heard, in any language. KitGuru 聞くための準備. Companies like Dragon Speak have …

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AMD loses over 1,000 jobs during evolution

During last night’s Q3 financial call, AMD executives delivered the news that KitGuru has expected for almost a year – a significant reduction in workforce going forward. It simply doesn’t need the same workforce going forward as it did in the past. KitGuru pulls out the abacus to calculate the …

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Kaspersky warns of targeted Cyberbomb MiniFlame threat

Most of KitGuru’s readers are probably not schooled in the whole art of nuclear warfare – which is a good thing. Those who grew up prior to the eighties would have been presented with many documentaries on the threat posed by the USSR and its advanced nuclear weapons programmes. Reading …

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Aria offers business users Windows 7 PCs for £99

With Windows 8, Haswell, GTX700 and Radeon 8000 all coming soon, it’s work pausing every now and then to realise that the vast majority of business users are not batting in that league. They have a very different set of requirements – sometimes as simple as ‘Need a PC for …

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240GB SATA III SSD hits £129 on OcUK

While some of the big players in the market, like Kingston working with Overclockers and eBuyer, have peppered the £100 mark with some 240/256GB SSD deals, those have been for the older SATA II technology. Old stock depleted, cluster bombs of SATA III product are now targeting the same area. …

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NZXT 820: The devilish Phantom strikes again

Originally launched as ‘Gaming Armour’, NZXT has enjoyed the most success with its stylish Phantom chassis over the past couple of years. Now it’s ready to re-vamp a classic, KitGuru wonders whether to be scared or excited. With a built-in 4-channel fan-controller, alongside an SD card reader and lit back …

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Thermaltake launches Evo Blue 2

It’s not often a technology company launches a product that is openly labelled ‘Flashy’, but when LEDs have been built in from the ground up – maybe it’s an idea. The product info says ‘Turbo Powered PSU’, so KitGuru brought along a tin of fresh-Porsche smell, just in case. The …

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XBox Music set to launch

Prepare for a revolution. Sit down, strap in and get ready. Microsoft is on the verge of launching an amazing new system that will, wait for it, allow you to listen to the music you want, when you want and where you want. Wow. KitGuru finds a cool, dark room …

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iPhone 5 increases global frieght charges

With more than 5 million iPhone 5 units shipping in the first few days after launch, someone, somewhere in the world, needs to load boxes into a van, drive them to an airport or ship loading bay and help them on their DHL/UPS way across the world. KitGuru wonders if …

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Cameron encourages Seedrs – no torrents in sight

The world divides a lot of different ways, male and female, young and old – but one of the most basic and long lasting divisions that’s not related to genetics, must be ‘worker’ and ’employer’. Boosting the technology industry means increasing sales, which means increasing employment. The Coalition seems to …

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Silverstone FF142 wants to get stuck on you

We can all agree that the enemies of a modern PC include water, boiling oil, missile attack and – more commonly – simple dust. While Silverstone is not able to protect against liquids or missiles, the company’s latest invention might help you with small particles. KitGuru wades through a cloud …

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Rory Read orders FX parts refresh for AMD in October

Given that they are up against Intel, with the Tick-Tock processor delivery schedule and more FABs than McDonald’s got buns – you have to give AMD credit for trying. AMD’s CEO has ordered the launch of a faster range of FX processors before Halloween’s night is out. Is it trick …

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Slip in Moore’s Law suits Intel product planning

We’ve all watched the Olympics. How many times have we seen a close-fought race end in a new world record? How many times have we seen one person completely dominate an event, only to pull up before the finishing line and miss smashing the old record by a big margin. …

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Apple pulls in iPad mini for October announcement

The best football teams in the world not only play their own game, they also mark the opposition off the pitch – preventing them from playing THEIR game. While Apple’s initial plan was to push the iPad Mini into stores for 12th December, that date has moved ahead of announcements …

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Kingston drops price bomb on 60GB

While the overall price of SSD’s have been falling for a good year now, the ‘really crazy’ deals have normally been on things like refurbished stock. News in from one of the UK’s biggest resellers, shows that the price of brand new drives has dropped further than anyone thought possible …

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MegaDroid security project in full swing at Sandia

They say that assume makes an ‘ass’ of ‘me’ and ‘u’ and that assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. While millions have been poured into researching security and a multitude of threats from cyber hacking on PCs, far less is known about the networks that are developing around communications …

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Can Intel’s Haswell beat AMD’s APU in 2013?

We have recently detailed a number of challenges being faced by Intel, mostly centred on ‘How do you build $7 billion fabrication plants when your average chip profit is $10?’. While there’s no doubting Core’s ‘King of the hill’ for pure CPU performance credentials, KitGuru reads the A10 reviews and …

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