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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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Cortex A9 processor passes 3.1GHz at TSMC

There are several things that affect the overall performance of a processor-based device. You can look for bottlenecks in the data transfer and try to improve them or get the internals of the chip itself to do more work per clock cycle. While balance is important, almost nothing can beat …

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Samsung lands Galaxy S3 smartphone on Apple turf

Having captured the ‘number one spot’ for Android smartphones, Samsung is now gunning all out for overall top spot – in the hearts and minds of the global public – with the launch of the Galaxy S3/S III. KitGuru steps into a high street independent reseller to see what all …

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Thermaltake expands TriP power gadget range

No matter what the underlying technology, all of us spend at least part of the day thinking about electricity. Even if it’s just “Where the hell did I leave my phone charger?”, it’s always there because we know that a lack of juice will cut us off from the world …

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Adobe CS6 ready to buy on 7th May

Scanning Adobe’s sites for official launch dates is a bit like searching for the vegetarian special in Gaucho’s. While there might be one, you’re unlikely to find it. Similarly, when you search the online stores for CS6 Master Collection etc, then it’s an equally thankless task. Thankfully, KitGuru is a …

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Chinese handsets coming on strong

Looks like today could be ‘mobile Friday’ from a stories point of view. Following close behind Samsung’s amazing profits announcement, we’ve now had eyes-on an analyst document which reveals that 3 of the top 10 phone manufacturers are now Chinese. KitGuru compares some of the numbers to sift chart crackers …

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Samsung smashes profits target – a lot

While Blackberry and Nokia flounder on the rocks, the good ship Samsung has installed turbo-charged-nutter-rocket engines and is ploughing a serious furrow through the treacherous seas of modern business. KitGuru dons a blue and white had and swabs the deck. While Apple announced that it had shipped more than 35 …

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Taiwan prepares to invade Japan in 2 wheeled assault

The first time you land in Taipei, you’re immediately struck be a series of things. Alongside the heat/humidity/car fumes, there are the huge numbers of Starbucks and 7-11 convenience stores as well as the perpetual clouds hanging over the nearby hills. Look close at the people, then you will notice …

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