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Diversity is the name of the game at Multiplay i49

Roll the clock back around 10 years and i19 at Newbury Racecourse was largely populated by teenage boys with camping equipment and Antec 900 chassis. At the Telford International Centre for i49 in 2013, the biggest surprise was the make up of the audience. KitGuru presents the photographic evidence that …

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Multiplay i49 draws huge family crowd with Minecraft and Sky

Since Minecraft launched on the PC two short years ago, sales have been nothing short of phenomenal. With over 10 million Minecrafters worldwide, the game is still selling strong on existing platforms and it has now been confirmed as a PlayStation 4 launch title. So just how enthusiastic are Minecrafters? …

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Multiplay i49 builds up to be their biggest gaming event ever

Most people will spend their gaming lives re-enacting the classic Pink Floyd line, “Hanging on in quiet desperation” because it’s the English way. The world’s 3rd largest gaming service provider disagrees. In a BIG way. KitGuru wishes it had brought a very wide angle lens to take it i49. The …

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Fastest Asus router ever made gets new pricing

With the price originally set at £200 by Asus, KitGuru Labs tested the RT-AC66U to destruction (almost) when it was still over £180. Today sees an additional cut from Amazon which brings the price down even more. KitGuru asks if this as far as the price cutting goes? Price cuts …

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More SSD price cuts from Samsung and ADATA

Once the cool weather starts to roll in, we’re sure that PC-related sales will increase and everything will be much better for manufacturers across the globe. In the meantime, pucker up – here come more price cuts on juicy Solid State Drives. Samsung’s 840 series has proven to be one …

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Asus lays out huge stand for Multiplay i49 over the Bank Holiday

Without doubt, Multiplay is a huge organisation – with the capability of kicking off around 21,000 gaming server instances across the globe. Three times a year, the focus of this well-oiled, world-conquering machine is aimed at the Telford International Centre and Insomnia ensures. named sequentially, i49 will start on 23rd …

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Blackberry struggles to find a strategy – up for sale

You can tell when a company becomes hopelessly lost. Things it once took for granted, like leadership and innovation, become nervous half-choices and an urge to copy answers from the kid you’re sitting next to. Blackberry had it all, but those days are long gone. What next for the old …

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SSD price war in full flow with Crucial and ADATA

Just a few weeks ago, KitGuru was chatting internally and wondering what happened to all the cool SSD deals from last summer. We remembered a time when drives dropped below £70 and then headed down to settle around £60. Why were 2013’s prices so much higher? Looks like movements in …

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ASUS sales up 6% year on year

With the early second quarter numbers just in from Asus, it looks like the technology giant has managed to battle its way to increased sales in a tough market. KitGuru sits back to analyse the numbers and ponder what they mean. Small companies always look good. Anything they do – …

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MSI and Aria now attack GTX660 pricing

It has been a hectic few days since the EVGA move to bring GTX580 cards to market for just £137 at the end of last week. Things got really heated yesterday afternoon when it seemed at one stage that price cuts were coming every half hour. KitGuru checks the latest …

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Asus drops the price on GTX680 by £90

As we move to a world where all of the nVidia graphics cards are in the GTX700 series, more and more deals on end of life stock are appearing on the web. KitGuru scans places for electronics buyers for details.  When KitGuru had a look around 2GB Asus GTX680 Direct …

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Last-gen nVidia bargains flood market

Following one reseller’s announcement last week of a final load of GTX580 cards at £137, it now seems that prices are being cut on a much broader range of older nVidia cards. KFA2 is getting in on the act with Overclockers, so KitGuru has a finger poised over the ‘Print …

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Taichung Computer Show kicks off in Taiwan

In terms of physical size, Taiwan is pretty close to Wales, but when it comes to population then the folks in Taff/Gogg land look positively stagnant in comparison. For while there are only 3 million people in Wales, Taiwan has close to 9 times as many inhabitants. Stands to reason …

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ADATA launches 3,100MHz memory for very serious users

While most of the PC using population is content snoozing around with 1600MHz memory, ADATA has just moved the goal posts a little bit higher. KitGuru pulls out a stop watch to investigate. How much is anything worth?  It’s an interesting question and one that permeates every aspect of life …

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Crucial unloads 960GB SSD at just £449

Megatron would be proud. While mere mortals scratch around trying to make 60/120GB SSD drives last for the lifetime of their system, those armed with 240GB and above have managed to look suitably smug. Until now. KitGuru pulls out the trusty abacus to see exactly how many NAND gates have …

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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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