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AMD FX 9590 – initial Centurion price performance analysis

Quoting the physical speed of a processor is about as useful measure of performance as telling us that a car has a 5 litre engine. While there is an overall correlation, the winning-losing match-up is much more subtle. KitGuru scans the interwibble and finds an interesting Cinebench claim. With a …

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Why doesn’t BT have the Vision?

One of the larger technology sites recently ran a poll to find out where enthusiasts go for their TV entertainment. The options given were skewed heavily in favour of British respondents, but while most of the results could be categorised as predictable – one sticks out a mile. KitGuru ponders …

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More detailed shots of the 8-port ADATA AE800 emerge

Ahead of its full launch, the stylish little multi-way HD streaming drive and portable 8-station network creator that ADATA calls the AE800  is now being rendered with more pixels than ever. KitGuru hacks a few online image storage repositories and comes back with some new gadget capture goodies. Portable ‘Sky …

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Dixons preparing to dump Pixmania after more losses

In the summer of 2012, the board of DSG (Dixons Group) cracked open the bubbly and congratulated themselves on acquiring an even bigger chunk of online retailer Pixmania. Now, less than 12 months later, that same board is sitting in a big circle, trying to work out which person in …

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Acer makes Intel’s Ultrabook dream afforable

When Intel first started touting the concept of an Ultrabook, our imaginations were captivated. Computex that year was full of new ideas and concepts – mostly built around processors that would ultimately struggle to make their sales targets. The problem was price. But maybe that’s changing. You want the Core …

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Secure storage gravitates to Swiss data banks

Since the Middle Ages, Swiss Banks have had a reputation for keeping your most valuable assets safe. The country also has a ton of secrecy laws enshrined into its national identity. Cue the 21st Century. KitGuru gets Bourne again. The Cypriot government decided to snatch money directly from bank customer’s …

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GAME reports XBox ONE outselling PS4

We all mourn the passing of the huge number of high street gaming stores. Steam and the other online download engines provide an excellent service and there’s no turning back the clock, but the high street stores provide a ‘finger on the pulse’ which KitGuru loves. Here’s a great example. …

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Luxa2 unleashes the 40,000mAh P-MEGA

We all need juice. The more devices you have – the more juice you need. Against that need for juice, you need to balance price and portability. Luxa2 has created a gorgeous portable power station of a recharging device – but can its look overcome it s size? A 40,000mAh …

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Cosmos SE finally ready to land

Anyone who’s owned one of Cooler Master’s awesome Cosmos chassis will, at some point, have wondered why they didn’t make a smaller one. One that would fit easily into any space. Well, with the launch of the Cosmos SE, that wait is over. We’re happy. If a chassis won’t take …

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Asus firms up 4K future

As you all know, KitGuru has been tracking the move toward affordable 4K very closely over the past 12 months. With a series of price drops and product launches, the magic moment when you can buy a 4K TV for less than £1,500 is edging closer. Asus wants to deliver …

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Computex: BeQuiet uncables in the PowerZone

While the cool and quiet options from BeQuiet have grabbed a lot of headlines in recent times, the company still has the ability to create some very powerful, high-end PSUs. Here’s a quick look at something called PowerZone. PowerZone from Be Quiet is pitched to be the ultimate rugged PSU. …

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Silverstone launches brand new ML04 HTPC chassis

Not many things in the world of full-blown, desktop technology products can be said to be 4 inches high. Some tower cases are big enough to house a family – in the case of the Silverstone TJ11. So when we heard that its new case was 10.5cm tall, we had …

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Computex: Phanteks exposes the Enthoo Primo to KitGuru

Knocking Noctua off top spot was a tough ask. Many tried. Most failed. Phanteks succeeded in delivering a new ‘ultimate CPU cooling solution’ and they deserve kudos for that. Now the Phanteks engineers have applied their digital kung-fu to the issue of creating the perfect chassis. In the VIP suite …

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ADATA gets aggressive on portable storage pricing

From the 3.5″ floppy through to the USB pen drive, we have all gotten used to carrying data with us. As our demands have grown, so has the requirement for storage capacity. And we also want it cheap. Looks like ADATA’s price aggression might yield a solution. How much storage …

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Computex: Plextor SSD goes from Fast to Furious

Plextor has always been about quality and durability when it comes to storage. In the past it was always about media readers for disks and CDs, but over the last several years they have expanded to SSD’s, under the ‘PLDS’ (Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions) umbrella. That’s all good, but …

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New Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate video

After finally taking Noctua off the top of the cooling tree, Phanteks has now swung its attention to creating the ultimate chassis. A second video that delves deep inside the new case has just been released into the wild. KitGuru sits back with the popcorn for this 2 minute 24 …

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SanDisk launches 19nm SSD range

When it comes to money, burgers or brains – you can make the argument that bigger is better. But when it comes to technology, there is always a special place in the heart of everygeek for things that can be made smaller, sleaker and neater. Enter SanDisk. Taking the Computex …

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Exclusive GTX770 video with Asus

In a season of continuous launches, one of the most eagerly anticipated events has been the full on drive on Kepler – in all its variations. On 22nd March 2012, an email from nVidia’s boss to all of his employees made its way onto the web. It congratulated them on …

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Luxa2 launches brand new online store

While the initial sheen might have come off the smartphone market (Apple in particular) as it moves to becoming a commodity, it is still a growth industry. But enjoying far greater growth is the accessory industry that has grown around it. KitGuru snags a sighting of a new site – …

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ADATA launches its most powerful DDR ever for Haswell

Over the next two weeks, we’re all in for a deluge of launches. Not only are the main semi-conductor firms in mid-launch-madness-mode, but all of the companies that make components to go inside the new Haswell boxes are also on over drive. Plus Computex is around the corner. Today sees …

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