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AMD cops to RX 480 power issue

Although AMD’s new RX 480 has reviewed well with most publications, a few issues have arisen in certain circumstances with some cards, namely, that the power can spike for seemingly no reason. AMD has now admitted the flaw and is said to be working on a fix. The flaw in …

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Ukraine power outages confirmed as result of hacking

The recent power outages in Ukraine which saw upwards of 80,000 people left without electricity, are now said to have been caused by hackers. The BlackEnergy malware is thought to have been used in the attack, with a coordinated effort made to shut down the power, hinder its repair and …

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Whirlpool windmills offer wind power without blades

As much as wind power offers a simple and effective way of harvesting energy from ‘thin air,’ it isn’t without its drawbacks. The power generated isn’t as cost effective as other solutions, it’s dependant on something uncontrollable and the spinning blades from the turbines make a lot of noise and …

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UK could pioneer man-made lagoon power plants

Generating clean energy is a bit of a minefield. Nuclear is incredibly powerful but has some horrific dangers, solar power is still expensive and inefficient on a large scale and nobody wants a wind turbine in their back garden due to their size and noise. But what about wave power? …

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Zuckerberg’s book-club is a bust

One of this year’s big announcements from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – as well as crowd-sourcing this year’s challenge for the young billionaire – was that he wanted to start his own Facebook book club, much like US talk show host, Oprah has. However unfortunately for the Facebook founder, not …

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Nintendo contracts AMD to power next-generation game console

Back in May Nintendo already confirmed that it had started development of its next-generation home console. In October it also transpired that the company would design system-on-chip for its forthcoming system in the U.S. According to a new media report, Nintendo contracted AMD to provide graphics processing technologies for the …

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Rackspace to lower reliance on Intel, set to use OpenPower servers

Rackspace, one of the world’s largest web hosting and cloud companies, this week officially became a member of the OpenPower foundation, the organization that develops “open-source” servers powered by next-generation IBM Power microprocessors as well as chips based on the Power architecture. The move means that the company will reduce …

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Arctic Power Bank 4000 Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Arctic’s latest mobile accessories, the Power Bank 4000.  We have looked at a number of Arctic’s mobile accessories over the last few years and have been generally very impressed with the level of quality and value for money that …

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First non-IBM Power8 servers set to emerge early in 2015

Last year IBM established the OpenPower consortium and opened up Power8 processor specifications and architecture to its partners. The goal of the organization is to create an eco-system of Power8-based servers designed for future data centers and cloud computing. The first fruits of the collaboration may become available already early …

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The market is moving to commodity processors – writer

The world of processing units is altering. With the ARM architecture entering the market of servers and the Power architecture available for licensing by third parties, a lot is going to change within the next five years. Thanks to the fact that similar processing technologies will be available from different …

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How hard can you punch?

Ever since I watched Rocky IV back in my early teens, where Ivan Drago grunts his way through a montage and continually increases his punching power by swinging away against that big bank of LEDs the Soviets apparently used to track it, I’ve wanted to know how hard I can …

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The power and value of logos

Ever wondered how much of a company is its brand? Beyond the customer service, the experience, even the products themselves, brands sell. Just look at some of the most iconic companies in the world, they all have a brand that separates them from everything else. It’s a style, an image …

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Lenovo reveals plans to take over IBM’s x86 server business

Lenovo Group and IBM Corp. on Thursday inked an agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business for about $2.3 billion. In addition to the division, Lenovo will also get software, networking and maintenance operations. Thanks to the deal, Lenovo will become one of the leading x86 …

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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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Nintendo to release official Wii-mote charge pack

Nintendo has announced a new rechargeable pack for its Wii-mote controllers – as if there weren’t enough of those out there already – with a quick-charge function, that should see you gaming for a full hour off just a ten minute charge time. Currently listed at 4200 Yen (£27.5), the …

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Intel Haswell introduces new power requirement for 1150

While the launch of nVidia’s Fermi architecture and AMD’s Bulldozer might have had investors running to buy stocks in electricity production companies, overall, the trend for power consumption has been downward. KitGuru listens to rumours coming out of the east about possible changes to mainboard requirements for Intel’s Haswell in …

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EVGA readies 1,200w PSU for SLi @ Computex

KitGuru has noticed that (almost) every company now wants to make (almost) every product. Not 100% – but close. EVGA has long been associated with high end graphics cards, so what else did they have hidden on the 17th floor? “Where to stick your brand?” is a common question for …

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Buffalo nudges £19 barrier for N-class router

We’re not in the habit of flagging special offers on KitGuru. There are specialist places for this … they’re called shops. But UK reseller Dabs just pinged us with an offer that made KitGuru almost choke on the Saturday morning cornflakes. Have things really moved this far? (Move to black …

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Power Supply Buying Guide

System failure and instability?  We all used to love blaming Windows, but poor power supplies are often the cause. Whether you’re solving issues, upgrading or buying a complete new rig – KitGuru investigates the dark art of PSUs for you. Why do we need a PSU? Your home is probably …

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