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Former HMV boss ready to ‘help’ Blockbusters

Confidence is a good thing. We like meeting people who have a well-placed confidence on their own skills and abilities. Bit like the master and commander of a sailing vessel. But what if a captain’s last command ran into the rocks – and he was still highly confident?  KitGuru wonders …

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Cooler clear out available at Aria

Whenever there’s a new chip on the horizon, there’s always a mad scramble to launch a brand new set of associated products – even when the new product isn’t much more than a re-badge of the old one. KitGuru sits, spider-like, in the web of online pricing and notices a …

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Get $400 off the Adobe MAX event in May

Exactly what Adobe will be presenting from 4th to 8th May in Los Angeles is still a bit of a mystery, but we know for sure that there will be a version of the Apple App Store called Exchange. In what seems to be a classic case of cut-n-paste [Clone …

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Bay Bridge becomes C-programmed 25,000 pixel display

At nearly 2 miles in length, the Bay Bridge in California has been carrying Americans across from San Francisco to Oakland for 6 months more than the Golden Gate Bridge. Through to 2015 however, it will have seriously better bragging rights than its more famous cousin, with the addition of …

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Roccat rocks up at Gadget Show

Some of the more endearing mysteries of the modern world include why notebook users are so obsessed with screen size and why so many desktop users buy a keyboard and mouse based on looks. Don’t worry, in the old days, many people would buy music playing devices based on how …

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Apple staff uncertain about slip in jOBS film roadmap

When we realised that the highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic was running late, we headed down to the nearest Apple store. There can always be a difference between an initial announcement and the actual launch of a product. That’s true for hardware, software and – apparently – films. While the jOBS …

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240GB OCZ Agility 3 drops under £110

When KitGuru Labs put the 240GB OCZ Agility 3 under our powerful performance microscope in 2011, we were left surprised that such performance was possible in a drive that cost less than £400. Today’s latest offer from eBuyer takes OCZ’s hugely impressive drive and makes it affordable for everyone. KitGuru …

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Computer magazines dying out – mystery solved?

While the computer industry moves from one new technology to the next, increasing the percentage of those who ‘have access’ all the time – the computer magazines themselves continue a long, slow, lingering death. While there may be many reasons for the huge downturn over the past 10 years – …

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Thermaltake follows Fractal’s lead with Urban S41

Each country has its own idea of what constitutes good design. Sometimes it’s a regional thing. For most of Europe, less is more. A fact proven by the way the Audi line up continues to do so well – even the understated R8 is even a firm favourite with American …

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nVidia slashes prices and takes fight to AMD

We love a bit of argy-bargy at KitGuru. There’s nothing quite like a couple of multi-billion dollar corporations slugging it out, toe-to-toe, for market share. Right now, it looks like the winner is going to be you, the KitGuru reader. For our American cousins, argy-bargy is where everyone gets very …

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Aria array offers affordable gaming from £319

One of the most discussed topics at KitGuru HQ is ‘Just how much do you need to spend in order to get a decent gaming experience?’ – with opinions varying wildly. It really comes down to the image quality and resolution you want to enjoy Vs the size of your …

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Asus brings a bottle of DirectCU II to the 7790 party

As any Guru of the Kit knows, your performance parts are only as good as the cooling solution you provide to take the excess energy away from the vital components. From its new-found position as ‘Number one for AMD graphics’, Asus has great cooling technology and it’s bringing it to …

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Apple buys WiFiSlam for $20m

It’s hard to remember anything undermining Apple’s position in the market more than the maps debacle that accompanied the ousting of Google from iOS in favour of a self-branded product that struggled to find its butt with both hands. Now Apple has its heart set on a different kind of …

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Samsung goes with 1.9GHz quad core S4

As reported on KitGuru a while back, the new Samsung S4 products will have the kind of processing power and storage specification that would not have looked out of place in a desktop PC 10 years ago. It now seems that the UK launch spec for the S4 has been …

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IBM pioneers 2.7nm production possibility

You gotta love IBM. While the world plus dog runs around trying to sell a better tablet or phone or hamburger, the blue-suits at International Business Machines are happy focused on one thing: Creating tomorrow. Now Dr Parkin, one of IBM’s Fellows, has spoken with Science Magazine and revealed an …

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Cisco puts a number on Moor Insight’s prediction

When KitGuru caught up with Patrick Moorhead from Moor Insights at Distree last month, one of the things that most interested us was the way that Patrick went into some detail about how he sees the actual deployment of Intel’s Computing Continuum rolling out. How much is it worth? This …

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Why does Adobe Flash need so many updates?

When software works, the updates are few and far between. When things go wrong on a regular basis and you’re always picking up new faults, then you need to issue loads of updates. KitGuru has noticed a lot of Adobe updates for Flash recently and is wondering ‘What, exactly, is …

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SanDisk gets aggressive on USB Pen Drives

The bloodbath that was the SSD price war of 2012, was driven in large part by the arrival of SanDisk. While the company might occupy the expensive/high end when it comes to extreme memory cards for digital SLR cameras, it seems SanDisk is no shrinking violet when looking to taking …

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Is the AMD FX 6300 the best CPU under £100?

With so much emphasis on Intel’s amazing ‘k’ series chips, it’s easy to lose track of the fact that most systems sold in the USA and Western Europe, actually use something that costs far less. The latest offer from Aria has drawn our attention to an interesting question, “What is …

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Patriot goes Supersonic with Mini data transfer

While most data transfers actually happen at a terrific speed, there’s still that ‘tapping your fingers – waiting for it to be over’ feeling when you need to move a big chunk of data quickly. Patriot has now launched the Supersonic Mini which it hopes will go some way to …

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nVidia 655Ti rushed out to battle 7790

In life, people walk in a lot of different directions. It’s often said that a leader without followers is just a bloke taking a walk. You know you’re leading when you look over your shoulder and find that the next person is right behind you – taking the same steps/turns …

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