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AMD releases hotfix for Crimson driver fan issues

AMD put a lot of effort into the development, launch and popularisation of its new Crimson driver that replaced the Catalyst Control Centre. It changed the aesthetic and function of AMD’s drivers in many ways, but seemed to cause some nasty issues with fan-speed settings too. Fortunately AMD responded rather …

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BAE Systems hired by TalkTalk for hack investigation

Following the hack of its website and theft of its customer data last week that may have affected as many as four million people, Talk Talk has hired on defence contractor BAE Systems to investigate how exactly those responsible were able to infiltrate TalkTalk’s systems. It will also be making …

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Use Whatsapp on your PC? You could be at risk

While most people use their smartphone for the WhatsApp encrypted messaging service, some use WhatsApp Web to do the same thing. Available to Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and iOS users on their PCs, it lets people look at messages they’ve received and sent, including images and videos. However, those that …

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Nvidia will not admit guilt of the GeForce GTX 970 scandal

Although Nvidia Corp.’s partners will clearly suffer financial losses because of the scandal with incorrect specifications of the GeForce GTX 970, the designer of graphics processing units does not plan to admit its mistake at all costs, according to a media report. Even though return rates of the GeForce GTX …

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Return rate of GeForce GTX 970 after memory scandal is below 5%

Although the buzz in various forums and social networks about memory allocation issues of Nvidia Corp.’s GeForce GTX 970 is fairly loud, the amount of customers wishing to return their graphics cards to stores or manufacturers is fairly low. According to various sources polled by KitGuru, the actual return rate …

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AMD to offer special discounts to owners of GeForce GTX 970

Advanced Micro Devices said this week that it would provide special discounts to owners of the GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards. It is not surprising that AMD is trying to capitalize on the scandal with incorrect specifications of the GTX 970. Unfortunately, AMD did not provide any exact details on …

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Nvidia vows to boost GeForce GTX 970 performance with driver update

FOLLOW UP: Nvidia: We will not boost GeForce GTX 970 performance with drivers. Nvidia Corp. admitted early this week that it initially published wrong specifications of the GeForce GTX 970 and did not correct its mistake until recently after numerous people reported issues regarding usage of onboard memory. The company promised …

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Sale bargains – check those labels carefully

Walking around the Boxing Day bargains, some KitGuru readers were keen to share their experience of what appears to be some quite blatant product mis-labeling. Naturally, we investigated, here are the initial results. Over the years, there have been some classic mis-labeling incidents across the tech world. Some are legitimate, …

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iPhone 5S battery defect affecting users

This has not been the week for Apple users, first the new Macbook Pro’s with retina display were experiencing keyboard and trackpad issues and now the new iPhone 5S is suffering from a battery defect. These problems have come from Apple using a new battery that it said would last …

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HTC encounters serious supply problems with One Mini

Successful companies know how to build momentum. They inject interest into the market and motivate us to buy product that is available on the shelves. Mis-timing a launch is an expensive business, because you will have shot your powder too early and have no ‘bang’ left when the product finally …

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Samsung delays S4 Mini in face of sluggish market

While a lot of news outlets have reported that the Samsung S4 Mini was scheduled for launch between May and July, KitGuru’s sources are saying that August or even September are much more likely dates. We look at the pressures surrounding launches into a softening market. When the market for …

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Apple stores set to fall foul of Trading Standards?

Here at KitGuru, we like the idea that all advertising needs to be legal, honest and decent. It’s a cornerstone of how the world does business and it’s to be applauded. Photos sent in from a shopping centre in North London have given cause for concern with the packaging of …

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Working around Sandy Bridge problem

But how safe is it? Intel doesn’t really do ‘Total Recalls’ like this. It’s scary stuff. The company that effectively made the global market for microprocessors is such a galactically huge corporation, with advanced R&D the like of which has never been seen before, that no one ever really expected …

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