Home / Tag Archives: kitguru (page 17)

Tag Archives: kitguru

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Microsoft confirms Windows 8 flavours

If Microsoft could go back in time and fix mistakes, then alongside the late move to creating a decent browser, no doubt it would also want to reduce how many versions of Windows Vista it put onto the market. While Apple offers ‘products with an operating system that just works’, …

Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S III sales estimated

There are a number of ways around an organisation’s attempts to block the flow of information to customers about future product releases. But there’s always a way around such blocks. Channel sources have confirmed that UK retailers are planning out store space for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S …

Read More »

AMD Radeon price cuts come crashing through

Naturally, KitGuru has powerful sauces – thick, rich and spicy. But there’s always an element of doubt when bringing the best new stories to market. It’s possible that your sauce has it wrong, that you mis-heard or you’ve been lied to [been the subject of a good humoured prank, if …

Read More »

App Store downloads approach 30 billion

The world divides in a number of ways. Popular divisions include “Ah yes, I remember a time before the video recorder had been invented” as well as “Sorry, what’s a tape?” – alongside “Liverpool can’t seem to end the season without winning the championship” to “Nope – never won it …

Read More »

Gamers trump normal folks for resolution

Following up on KitGuru’s earlier story about the most common resolutions found in modern online society, we decided to run a separate analysis on the resolutions preferred by gamers. That gamers want (and pay for) more pixels is no surprise – but what is their favourite resolution? KitGuru gets all …

Read More »

Intel predicts 15 billion connected devices by 2015

Roll the clock back two years, and Intel was pushing hard on the idea that every product in the world could benefit from an Intel chip and that all of those chips should be interconnected. We seem to remember this being called the ‘computing continuum’. The chip giant is now …

Read More »

Gadget Show Live 2012 Coverage

Tech enthusiasts from across the country are flocking to Birmingham this week to attend the Gadget Show Live at the NEC.  Doors opened to the public today but KitGuru was there yesterday on the press day to give you a sneak peak of what you can expect to see! The …

Read More »

Foxconn set to complete Sharp purchase?

The products that leave Foxconn’s factories are some of the most desirable in the world, yet the Chinese manufacturing giant has struggled to create a brand of its own. After years of pushing various ideas around without solid commitment, it looks like a strategy may have been set by Terry …

Read More »

TSMC prepares to create 4,500 high tech jobs

We’re not sure why TSMC likes to call its production facilities ‘GigaFabs’, but it does. The ground has now been ceremoniously broken for the expansion of GigaFab 14 and the race to open the new plant begins. KitGuru dons a protective helmet and adjusts its tool. Fresh from the success …

Read More »

Silverstone prepares FT03 Mini launch for May

It’s hard not to love Silverstone. Sure there are a lot of companies out there who produce a greater diversity of chassis design – and then sell them in higher quantities – but Silverstone’s quality is impeccable. Technical Marketing guru, Tony Ou, opens up the company’s latest creation for your …

Read More »

G.Skill lops 10% off premium memory at eBuyer

While Samsung has been rubbing its corporate hands together with glee at an overall increase in memory prices, some companies are still working hard to deliver value for UK enthusiasts. KitGuru does a quick price check and discovers some interesting results. If you’re building an AMD Fusion system, then faster …

Read More »

Intel pays out 120 million Real dollars

Real might have started life as a simple player, but over the years it has grown and developed in new and varied ways. Some have been successful and others less so. But today, it’s board will be patting themselves on the back, because they have just picked up a nice …

Read More »

HTC takes a beating on the stock exchange

Just 3 years ago, HTC was the industry’s darling. It had moved from clunky old designs to a a sleek new range of phones and was adding in ‘smart’ by the bucket-full. It’s just announced a 70% drop in first quarter profits. So what went wrong? Before 2007, you could …

Read More »

Will the next Einstein be a computer?

Around 10 years ago, a bunch of threads kicked off on science forums around the world, with boffins (pro and amateur) discussing the idea of a computer-based Einstein in the future. A decade ago, most of the contributors thought that the answer was in some kind of amazing new layout …

Read More »

Channel reports spike in Corsair memory problems

For the most part, memory is one of the most mundane components in a modern PC. Word is reaching KitGuru of a spike in issues with Corsair. How are the problems manifesting themselves and what will be the effect? KitGuru scans the forums for answers. Go back far enough, to …

Read More »