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Data-free music streaming breaches law, rules Dutch regulator

Offering a music streaming service to consumers which doesn’t use up their data package, has been ruled as a violation of net-neutrality laws, by a Dutch regulatory body. It claims that the service offered by T-Mobile in The Netherlands, is anti-competitive and must be stopped immediately. The Dutch Consumer and …

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Remote roadside assistance to become commonplace in future

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Although there’s much talk of cars becoming more connected to allow for over the air updates and more assistive driving, that technology can be utilised when something goes wrong too. In the case of getting roadside assistance, remote access could actually lead to much quicker and more applicable help when …

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Germany busts major darknet drug seller

German police have scooped up five men said to be responsible for the darknet drug seller, Chemical Love. Caught with upwards of 60kg of various illegal substances, the group are said to have completed sales of more than 1.3 million euros from 1,500 transactions, making this the biggest online drug seller …

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Demand for graphics cards drops dramatically in Q1 – report

The first quarter of 2015 is not over, but manufacturers of various computer components can already make conclusions about demand for their products during the period. A media report citing makers of graphics cards suggests that sales of discrete desktop graphics adapters may hit record low levels in Q1 2015. …

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Tablets are ‘crashing’, PC business is ‘reviving’ – chief exec of Best Buy

In the recent years it became common for high-technology industry leaders to complain about slow PC sales and praise booming sales of tablets and smartphones. Apparently, the situation changed drastically in the recent months. After Microsoft ceased to support its Windows XP operating system, not only enterprises, but also consumers started …

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US authorities may flood Bitcoin market with Silk Road coins

Back when the US federal authorities busted Ross Ulbricht, the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts and founder of the Silk Road online drugs marketplace, it also seized almost 30,000 bitcoins that were sitting in the site’s digital vault. Back then, those coins were worth $140 each, so around $4.2 million. An …

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Norton costs more than 3TB storage solution

The are plenty of ways to measure value in a given market – and each industry has its own quirks – but two offers landed in the KitGuru spam-sack this morning that, side-by-side, gave us pause. Even with the constant improvements to hard drive production cost efficiency, does this pairing …

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Dre Beats rip-offs brazenly bask in the London sun

When it comes to PCs, we’ve almost completely forgotten that we’re actually talking about ‘compatibles’ – that we don’t buy the original ‘IBM PC’, we actually buy something that agrees to ‘work in a similar way’ and that’s fine. But a Sunday morning stroll along one of the busiest markets …

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Best Buy is dying – Schulze launches rescue bid

Founded in 1966, Best Buy enjoyed around 40 years of success. However, its decision to rapidly expand across the globe – just as the globe was beginning a nightmare financial meltdown – has left it on life support with a very poor prognosis from the financial spin doctors. KitGuru ponders …

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Analysts ponder 3% drop in chip market for 2012

While everyone seems to agree that 2013 will be lucky for most, 2012 is definitely turning into a disaster zone for most of the chip producers on the planet, in one way or another. Analysts at the Carnegie Group are now saying that they think they predicted 2012 to be …

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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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UK recruitment up 25% year on year

Just like graphic cards and CPUs, there are a lot of metrics for measuring the health of an economy. Arguably one of the strongest indicators is the number of jobs available. A report just out from Reed Recruitment shows that the UK is well on the way to recovery. KitGuru …

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