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Green pioneers direct current data centre with HP

While Dell is packing big and bad with the news that it has a brand new line up of tiny and powerful Copper servers with ARM technology, HP has not been resting. Instead, its engineers have been working with the biggest IT/communications service providers in Switzerland, to try and save …

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Dell ramps up 15 watt ARM multi-core servers

Go back far enough, and servers were mini-computers or even mainframes. Even something as humble as a 200MB hard drive was the size of a washing machine and it would thud and thunk as the read/write head flew across a massive spinning disk. Then came Apricot’s 486 servers and things …

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Compare the (2nd hand GAME) market.co.uk

If you had to line up all of the annoying advertising characters over the years and decide which one most deserved to be strapped to a table, have a small incision made in its stomach, pull out a tiny bit of intestine, attach it to a heavy weight and then …

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Can SSD prices get pounded any lower?

These days, watching heavyweight boxers in the ring is like watching children eyeing up chocolate bars. Almost nothing happens for ages, then a tiny bit of action and it’s all over. Back in the day, when Ali, Foreman, Norton, Frazier and co ruled the world – the action started when …

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Arctic brings the freeze to GTX680 cooling

Allow Kim Kardashian to blow on the back of your hand and you’ll feel, straight away, that there is a cooling effect. Allow her to lick the same area first, before she blows, and the effect will be multiplied. You may even experience some shivers. KitGuru leaves Kim pining at …

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UMC prepares for expansion

It’s fun being in the lead. You have fresh air in your lungs, an unobstructed view of the future and the world seems to be a beautiful place. That said, your back is nicely exposed to the people behind you and they all want the same thing. To see you …

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nVidia’s Del Rizzo slams total recall lies

One of the more unusual and persistent rumours around the industry over the past few days concerns a complete recall of all nVidia’s new 600 series graphic cards. Apart from this rumour, the launch seems to have gone swimmingly well. KitGuru splits a coconut in half and sticks one half …

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Privatisation of space is a success claims SpaceX

One of the more fascinating mornings was had by the KitGuru team today, as we hunkered down around live-feed HD screens to watch/listen/experience the wonder of privatised space flight, with the launch of the Dragon C2+ space craft in the direction of the International Space Station. KitGuru dons an orange …

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ADATA comes in to land a 120GB closer to 70 quid

The initial move on SSD pricing from SanDisk, seems to have been answered in every part of the market. Now, we’re seeing the £99 ADATA SSD drive coming in at less than £80. What should we expect to see next? KitGuru gives its balls a good rubbing and peers into …

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Thunderbolt strikes Asus mainboards

Modern, internal drives are often described as delivering 6 gigabits of data transfer a second. That’s the requirement for SATA III and the latest drives deliver. So how ironic is it that Asus would begin manufacturing mainboards where the EXTERNAL connection operates at 10 gigabits per second? KitGuru gets on …

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Sandisk SSD price crash – 120GB under £70

When Intel began shipping the X25 SSD back in 2008, it kicked off with 32GB, 64GB and even an 80GB. When it also announced that a drive bigger than 100GB was coming, enthusiasts were overjoyed. The starting price for a sensible sized drive was around $600 (£400). Today, that has …

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Silverstone launches FT03 Mini Fortress around £139

One of the most popular choices among enthusiasts is Silverstone. For a relatively small company, they have – over the years – released a number of surprising/amazing/desirable chassis. For 2012, they have decided to pack the goodness and style of the FT03 into a much smaller package. KitGuru shouts “I …

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No PC chip growth in 2012, phones fair far better

You can measure how well a market is doing in a number of different ways. IDC takes the ‘macro’ view – researching hard to work out what the long term patterns look like. At the other end of the scale, IC Insights watch the the fabrication plants (FABs) and they …

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iPhone 5 photo leaked?

With Samsung in the driving seat as far as the summer Olympics goes, it won’t take much from Apple to usurp the Korean sponsor – given the fervour of its fans. Scanning the interwibble for info, KitGuru has come across a credible shot of the iPhone 5, but is it …

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Adobe launches Photoshop CS6 at £17.58

Without doubt, Photoshop is the most popular pixel manipulation tool for anyone who makes (or aspires to make) money from images. Today, Adobe opens its street stall and lays out the latest version for download and purchase – but with a difference. KitGuru dodges and burns its way to the …

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HTC Desire C leaked to counter Galaxy 3S

When KitGuru reported the analysts’ feelings about HTC at the start of April, it was very much a ‘doom and gloom’ picture. Sales were down 35% while profits plummeted a massive 70%. In general, the feeling from places like Morgan Stanley was that HTC had ‘nothing useful coming to fight …

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Piracy: How do you block the unblockable

When DARPA came up with the idea of an interlinked network of computers, the whole reasoning behind it was that a Soviet attack on one part of the system should not prevent communication. Now governments are putting themselves into the Soviet commander’s seats to play war games. KitGuru declares, we’ll …

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Users label Apple OS download ‘dumb’

KitGuru is in love with the Japanese idea of maximum efficiency with minimum effort. It’s something that permeates not only the universe as a whole, but the world if technology in particular. One of the first things that any computer science student learns is that, in life, remove repeating groups. …

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AMD invests in expanding sales force, sort of

Products like Coca Cola are so ubiquitous that most of us are surprised to enter a shop that sells any kind of food or drink and find out that they have no Coke. In fact, many restaurants will apologise before saying, “But we have Pepsi”. At the same time, how …

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Chip sales rocket – no one makes money

One of the smartest things anyone can do is work less for more money. Conversely, one of the dumbest things we can do is work harder/faster for less and less. Unfortunately, this is the situation that the major producers are finding themselves in. KitGuru heads down to the local takeaway …

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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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