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ADATA Sponsors Accelerating Innovation Summit 2013

With a guest list of speakers that includes Intel, LSI, Box, VMWare and the Open Compute Project, AIS (Accelerating Innovation Summit) is a major conference aimed squarely at how the data processing market can handle the next generation of datacentric processing. Adata has put its hand in its pocket to …

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Sapphire explains why its new Toxic models are so cool

With a huge release of updated AMD products in Q4 this year, many manufacturers decided to launch with standard coolers (reference design). When KitGuru looks back across all of the new Radeons, one cooling solutions stands out – and that is the Toxic cooler fitted to the R9 280X and …

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Scan slashes pricing on the Radeon HD 7990

In the springtime of 2013 when AMD launched ‘Malta’, the Radeon HD 7990 was the fastest graphics card in the world and weighed in at a whopping £800. Now as the year draws to a close and there have been a spate of new launches, what is the current situation?  …

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MCM Comic Con 2013 opens at the London Excel

Once the preserve of withdrawn kids who just wanted to escape to new horizons without leaving the comfort of their own imaginations, comics have become big business. Here in the UK, it doesn’t get much bigger than MCM Comic Con 2013 at the London Excel centre. KitGuru hides in the …

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MSI localises UK Tweeting action – time to follow

While it’s all well and good keeping up to date with foreign affairs using CNN, Al Jazeera or RT, but when it comes to Tweets, it’s a little more useful if a global organisation gives you localised content – including launches and offers. MSI has now made that move. KitGuru …

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ADATA announces UK pricing for SE720 external SSD

Everyone needs to be able to back-up crucial files and while the cloud is watching and waiting, sustained mobile data transfer rates across the UK mean that a physical drive and connection are often a better choice in 2013. With data transfer rates up to 445MB/sec, ADATA has a new …

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Synology launches two brand new NAS products

There is a definite step-up feel in the air around Synology’s UK offices in Milton Keynes this October. Hot on the heals of the DS214, we now have the DS414 and DS114 about to land. KitGuru fingers a pair of 4TB drives and wonders on the best place to stick …

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Synology introduces high performance DiskStation DS214

Arguably the go-to brand for NAS among the KitGuru faithful, this company never seems to stop innovating and developing its already popular product line-up. Today, we’re hearing word of a brand new, high-performance product at a sensible price. KitGuru stands by with a pair of drives. You know. For back …

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Computer 2000 disappears – is no more

For many years, one of the most famous brands in the distribution channel was Computer 2000. With huge sales, massive organisation and just about the most extensive customer base in town, it stood astride the UK IT market like a giant. But it is no more. KitGuru pulls out the …

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YOYOTech launches new production centre and site

UK specialist system builder, YOYOTech, today announces the opening of a brand new production facility and web site as part of a huge expansion plan following the takeover by Centerprise International. This is what today’s announcement told us. According to a press statement, YOYOTech was established more than a decade …

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What does broadband cost these days?

Like all of you, KitGuru inboxes get hammered with a spread of promotions at a constant level. Once in a while, we cast our eye on something that actually gets you thinking. This morning’s thought is broadband related. KitGuru shines a torch on the dark fibres. Possibly one of the …

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RUSH out to see Rush and you won’t be disappointed

We have been fed a Hollywood diet of ‘New York gets attacked by terrorists and gets saved by a lone hero’ for far too long. As more and more of the big movie franchises gravitate to the same storyline, the world waits for a heroic film which sweeps you up …

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Intel braces for DDR4 impact after Hynix explosions

Whether it was the minimal increase in performance for the Haswell processors or the terrible reception that Microsoft got for shipping Windows without the Start button – the PC market has not been kind to Intel recently. The chip giant’s situation could get even worse. KitGuru considers the consequences. Executives at …

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Far East memory shipments on hold after Hynix explosions

Following the huge chemical explosions that took out 15% of the world’s memory production a short while ago, KitGuru has now been in contact with several major memory companies and we have been told “Everything is on hold”. As KitGuru reported earlier today, Hynix fabrication plants 1 and 2 (FABs) …

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Hynix FABs on fire after chemical explosion

World DRAM prices are set to rocket as news comes in that Hynix FABs 1 and 2 have been engulfed in a ball of flame following a huge chemical explosion. UPDATE: We have just heard that several major memory suppliers have stopped shipments – read more here. Reports are still …

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