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Wii U needs a fix to access the web and hit sales targets

While Sony and Microsoft prepare to increase the realism on the next generation of sitting-room based consoles, Nintendo has always focused more on playability. As the Wii U lands in British stores, KitGuru assesses the unit shipments required for this new box to be a success. We asked around the …

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Nintendo partners with HMV for Wii U UK launch

WiiU Launch

Nintendo has announced that when its new console, the Wii U, launches in the UK, it will be at a partnered HMV store on London’s Oxford Street. It will officially begin at 12am, but doors will actually open an hour before, with the first 100 people awarded a free game. …

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Sparkle unloads high calibre GTX660 on market

While some of these names may be unfamiliar, graphics specialist Sparkle is part of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of graphics cards and its Calibre series is aimed squarely at the affordable nVidia performance market. KitGuru notices something new on the site and heads off to investigate. The Calibre …

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Will Furby be the big kids tech-gift for Xmas?

While ‘wee-tee-kah-wah-tee’ won’t mean a great deal to most of you, over 40 million people across the world have a fair chance of knowing that it means, “Sing me a song”. To put that number in perspective, it’s around the same as the number of people on the planet who …

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Thermaltake launches Evo Blue 2

It’s not often a technology company launches a product that is openly labelled ‘Flashy’, but when LEDs have been built in from the ground up – maybe it’s an idea. The product info says ‘Turbo Powered PSU’, so KitGuru brought along a tin of fresh-Porsche smell, just in case. The …

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Cameron encourages Seedrs – no torrents in sight

The world divides a lot of different ways, male and female, young and old – but one of the most basic and long lasting divisions that’s not related to genetics, must be ‘worker’ and ’employer’. Boosting the technology industry means increasing sales, which means increasing employment. The Coalition seems to …

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Apple pulls in iPad mini for October announcement

The best football teams in the world not only play their own game, they also mark the opposition off the pitch – preventing them from playing THEIR game. While Apple’s initial plan was to push the iPad Mini into stores for 12th December, that date has moved ahead of announcements …

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HE720 drive from ADATA is thinnest in the world

While capacities have been increasing consistently for as long as there have been hard drives around, the actual physical size changes very little over time. ADATA is now looking to change that for the mobile market place with the arrival of the HE720. This drive uses a USB3 interface and …

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Toys ‘R’ Us accused of making cheap knock offs

Innovation and inspiration are not quite twins, but they are very close cousins. By the same token, derivation and downright rip-off are also closely related. Lawyers get phat on the differences between these words and, right now, some of those lawyers belong to Acer, Foxconn, Kingston and Toys ‘R’ Us. You may …

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Thermaltake launches godfather of all Soprano chassis

There’s a school of thought in design that says ‘In order to go forward, you must first look back’. Probably one of the more famous examples in recent times was the re-emergence of the roadster sports car. Some of the ideas in the BMW Z4 go back half a century, …

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Wii U Europe dates and prices announced

Wii U

Having slated the release of the Wii U in its native Japan for the 8th of December just yesterday, Nintendo was expected to announce a closer-to-Christmas date for the rest of the world. However those fears have proved false, with Nintendo announcing today that its next-generation console would land in …

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Thermaltake launches Armor Revo Gene chassis

Taiwanese chassis manufacturer, Thermaltake, has today announced the launch of its new mainstream gaming chassis, the Armor Revo Gene. We’re not sure why it has 3 names, but we do have detailed specifications and photos which we’re happy to share with you. Will this new chassis tempt you to re-build …

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Sleeping Dogs alongside AMD high end cards

There’s nothing that floats a KitGuru’s boat like an intelligent bundle and that’s appealing and does not add to the cost of a product you wanted to buy anyway. nVidia did a great bundle with Lost Planet in the past and it’s something that we try to take into account …

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Antec Launches Accent USB Lighting System

Human beings love to be able to control their environment. When you spend hours in front of a PC, you want that experience to be as pleasant as possible. Antec has a new idea up its (transparent plastic) sleeve. KitGuru pulls out an LED torch and goes looking for the …

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New app lets you transfer data by ‘singing’

In the second bird related story of the day, a brand new app has been launched which lets smartphone users send data to each other via a ‘digital birdsong’.  At present it’s only available to iOS users but an Android version should be available sometime in the future. The app …

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Lian-Li launched lovely looking low cost cases

Opinion gets split at KitGuru on a number of things. GTX or Radeon. Core i3 or Fusion. Battlefield 3 or Black Ops. But the area that’s contested the hardest is chassis design. Everytime we argue about cases, Lian-Li is always one of the contenders for “Most desirable”. But, generally, they …

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Adobe ready to share CS6 secrets with you

Launch any improvement, to any product, and the first question most intelligent people will ask is, “OK, so what’s different?”.  For CS6, the powers that be at A-do-be have decided that a flood of Webinar options is the way to go. KitGuru gets a new GMail account just to sign …

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Powerful personal projector for iPhone ready to launch

The whole point of the Walkman-iPod revolution was that entertainment suddenly became very personal. You could have 50 people on a bus and every single one of them might be nodding their head to a different beat. The next generation of accessory is/was/will be about making the experience into a …

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New Intel Core i3 chips set to hit stores

While the Sandy Bridge/Cougar Point affair is still very much in the public domain, Intel is pushing ahead with its launch schedule unhindered. We’re presently hearing that the launch for the new chips will be on a Sunday. Strange timing. KitGuru gives the specs a once over. Searching Google for …

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iPad killer? Exclusive photos @ Computex

The whole iPad phenomenon has grabbed the world by the short and curlies in an amazing way. KitGuru got one of these amazing devices airlifted from the States WAY before the official launch date in the UK, simply because we could not keep our hands off it. The device is …

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