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Google maps solution to Apple maps dysfunctionality

Apple is one of the few companies on the planet that can get away with launching products that simply don’t work. When it launched an iPhone that struggled to make phone calls, customers around the world simply learned to hold their phones differently. Now Apple has a mapping system that’s …

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Strong ARM bulges to take more market share

As we’ve said before on KitGuru, companies communicate in a lot of different ways. The press release is one and the annual report is another. While these don’t normally contain downright lies, they are certainly spun in a very specific/positive way. But what about recruitment? It’s tough to spin job …

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Thermaltake launches godfather of all Soprano chassis

There’s a school of thought in design that says ‘In order to go forward, you must first look back’. Probably one of the more famous examples in recent times was the re-emergence of the roadster sports car. Some of the ideas in the BMW Z4 go back half a century, …

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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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XFX monster game bundle lands on Aria

Upgrading or replacing your PC is fun, but as soon as you get anything that boosts graphics performance – the first thing you’ll be looking at is your tired old games and wondering how many new ones you should buy. XFX has just air-dropped the solution into Aria. KitGuru was …

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Apple launch confirms KitGuru iPhone 5 shots were real

As the Foo Fighters closed out Apple’s expansive iPhone 5 launch event in California yesterday, opinions about the new phone raged across social networking sites like Facebook. Those who loved the idea of 28 mega pixel photos of their wonderful home city, went straight onto Google to find out how …

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Iranian scientist pioneers deep space freeze programming

Here on Earth, we think that temperature extremes involve moving from summer in the Middle East (regularly up to 50 degrees) right through to winter in the Arctic (regularly down to -50 degrees). But when you move into space, the numbers change. Work by an Iranian scientist has pushed the …

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Intel VP claims RiverTrail will rule in 2013

The world is becoming an inherently more graphical, more tactile place where we – as users – are being pulled to the mainframe data storage concepts of old (where all the important stuff is being held elsewhere), while at the same time seeing big increases in locally available compute power …

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AMD reshuffles EMEA looking for winning hand

Rumours off the grapevine this morning indicate a big set of changes down at AMD, with the new Chief Sales Officer determined to put the company on the right track in the face of the toughest market conditions the chip specialists have ever faced. KitGuru stands around the mini-kitchenette and …

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Samsung set to copy Apple stores roll out

Surprise job postings on the interweb have given KitGuru a strong indication of where Samsung might go next in pursuit of the gross profit needed to fill the $1 Billion sized hole in its cash situation left by the court’s award to Apple for nicking IP. Expecting a Samsung store …

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Top quality CM Storm 5.1 headsets now half price

Half priced gamer headsets from CM Storm For extended battles, you really want a decent set of comfortable headphones. CM Storm is the high end gaming brand from Cooler Master and, right now, they’ve lopped off a whopping 50% from the price of one of their biggest selling headsets. KitGuru …

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Apple stores set to fall foul of Trading Standards?

Here at KitGuru, we like the idea that all advertising needs to be legal, honest and decent. It’s a cornerstone of how the world does business and it’s to be applauded. Photos sent in from a shopping centre in North London have given cause for concern with the packaging of …

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Big delay for iPhone 5 accessories

With a big launch almost upon us, stores across the planet would normally also prepare to sell a range of accessories to the lucky new owners of the iPhone 5. Checking with our Far East sources, there seems to be something of a delay. KitGuru checks the calendar for accessory …

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How little money is there in games hardware?

We keep a pretty good eye on the way the channel operates. Specifically, looking for the deals that are being offered into stores – against what we know the stores sell the products for to customers (i.e. KitGuru readers). One offer in the trade press got us wondering, so we …

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Sandia Lab opens its doors on 12th September

Born from the radioactive dust of the Manhattan project, Sandia started life for real in 1948 as a focused laboratory whose prime area of interest was to support/create/develop the parts of nuclear weapons that were not nuclear. While other labs would focus on increasing the power of warheads etc, Sandia …

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Laptop memory ripoff continues

Most of KitGuru’s vast audience would be happy making a desktop upgrade themselves. Indeed, we suspect that many of you will also have attacked a laptop with a screwdriver at some point in the past. As the market for mobile PCs continues to dominate desktop sales, why haven’t the basic …

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Try 360 degrees of global pixel fun for free

Without doubt, Google maps has played its part in the revolution of the world through technology. We think it’s perfectly normal to check out a route to a destination in another city – from the comfort of our own home. But there are limitations. Fisheye image provider, 360Cities takes the …

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Thermaltake launches Armor Revo Gene chassis

Taiwanese chassis manufacturer, Thermaltake, has today announced the launch of its new mainstream gaming chassis, the Armor Revo Gene. We’re not sure why it has 3 names, but we do have detailed specifications and photos which we’re happy to share with you. Will this new chassis tempt you to re-build …

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Samsung set to pass Apple costs to customers

While the press across the globe were full of insight and analysis on Apple’s $1 Billion ruling against Samsung, we can’t remember anyone discussing who would actually be paying for the settlement. The latest info from research company, iSuppli, seems to lay it all out clearly. It’s us. There you …

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Seagate may make move for Micron

In a TV interview given in 2007, one of Western Digital’s executives laughed at the idea of SSD taking over in the mass market. So convinced was he that future mass storage would involve spinning disks, that he went on record to say so. But last year’s tragic floods and …

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Add an SSD from just £14.99 – check how

One of the UK’s oldest and most respected component resellers, Aria, has opened up a new deal for re-engineered Solid State Drives. While you can ponder if the whole concept is or isn’t right for you, the fact is that some SSDs are getting sold for £14.99 with a manufacturer …

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Cooler Master sees boost from gaming market

One of the more interesting stands at Multiplay i46 was the Cooler Master one. Not only did they have a clever ball-throwing-challenge for serious prizes, they also had a huge range of gaming peripherals on show and, without doubt, one of the most gorgeous overclocked systems we’ve seen. KitGuru sets …

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