Home / Tag Archives: kitguru (page 17)

Tag Archives: kitguru

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 »

Chinese money to buy Elpida from Japan?

Once upon a time (maybe 50 years ago), China was a technologically and financially backward nation – while Japan was surging ahead as one of the world’s engineering centres of excellence. KitGuru takes a look at Japan’s Elpida memory company and the likelihood that it will be owned by Chinese …

Read More »

Samsung set to report $5Bn a quarter profit

Most companies on the planet do not turn over $5 billion a year. To be honest, most companies won’t turn over $5 billion over the entire course of their existence. Right now, things are bubbling up nicely for Samsung and its starting to bang in some serious numbers. KitGuru gives …

Read More »

App that tracks women near you is blocked

One of the most curious things about living in the 21st century, is that when people use computers to aggregate publicly available information into a usable format, the world plus dog seems to cry ‘Foul!’ and that’s certainly the case with the ‘Girls Around Me’ app from Russia. KitGuru pretends …

Read More »

Samsung opts to build $7Bn factory in China

The Korean need for national pride is about as strong as the Chinese need to be the world’s factory. So what happens when the immovable object (Koreas desire to do everything itself) meets the irresistible force (China’s need to do it for you)?  With the launch of Samsung’s next chip factory now …

Read More »

VTX3D lets Radeon pricing have it with both barrels

While loyal customers of Dabs are being asked for more than £200 for a Radeon HD 7850, eBuyer has its HIS pricing down to around the £190 mark. Interesting, but not really good enough. KitGuru dons a Sherlock costume and goes in search of the Killer Prices. While the GTX680 …

Read More »

BT net suffers broken fibres, including own

KitGuru readers seem to love their high speed networks. Whenever you chat with someone who reads the site regularly, they seem to have more bandwidth than god and regularly run close to upsetting the ‘fair use’ policies set by their providers. Imagine how upset they get when their networks falls …

Read More »

GTX680 used to crowbar in less desirable low end cards

Without doubt, the launch of the GTX680 has been exactly what nVidia fan bois would have wanted. It might swap the lead with high end Radeons in multi-card configurations, but as a single card, it’s quick. Very quick. KitGuru listens to channel rumours about meat dangling and other temptations. Consumers …

Read More »

Apple offers ‘Sorry, cannot offer 4G’ refunds

Always big on the customer service, Apple has decided in Australia that advertising The New iPad (3) as being 4G, while it is not in fact compatible with the local 4G network, was a mistake. Will the UK follow suit? In a nod to global corporate speak, Apple has decided …

Read More »