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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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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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Shocking price drop on 4K TV to just $699

Wow.  There. We said it. Right up here in the bold, red headline. While the majority of KitGuru folks expected to see 4K TVs in the stores for less than £1,500 before Xmas, we had not expected to see them arrive at $699 by Summer. You read on while we …

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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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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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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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Aria array offers affordable gaming from £319

One of the most discussed topics at KitGuru HQ is ‘Just how much do you need to spend in order to get a decent gaming experience?’ – with opinions varying wildly. It really comes down to the image quality and resolution you want to enjoy Vs the size of your …

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GfK claims IT industry confidence growing

Over at the Distree 2013 event in Monte Carlo, the cream of the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) IT industry have gathered for 3 days of friendly connection, competitive jostling and a little mutual commiseration. Alongside the technology show itself, break out rooms are filled with briefers eager to …

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Former AMD CEO fires Slingshot at Intel

You might not have heard of Lauren Villagran, graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism with a background that includes Associated Press and CBS, but she’s the lady that’s helped pen one of the most explosive business stories of recent times: The decision by Hector Ruiz to stand up …

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iPhone Neo One runs Android and costs £196

While the world plus dog awaits the iPhone 5s with baited breath, the fine people of Brazil are already able to buy a new kind of iPhone – one that ships without being locked down with Apple’s iOS. Strange. KitGuru looks at a pile of 196 pound coins and wonders …

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Akasa prepares to ramp up assault on HTPC market

Lamborghini started life as a tractor company, yet – in some ways – managed to eclipse the Ferrari designs that it initially coveted. In a similar way, we’re now seeing some interesting industrial designs making their way across from the commercial sector and into our living rooms. Akasa has designs …

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Sexy, free, temporary email in an instant

We’re surfing on the internet and you stumble upon a website that asks you for your email address. Wait. Stop. Does anyone else remember giving away their email address to a website a few weeks ago? Now every time you log onto your Hotmail you see a horde of spam. Say no …

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New Arctic Media Centre costs less than Windows 8

We all know Arctic from their cooling products, but as KitGuru discovered a couple of years back, the company has big plans to expand into new markets – and the launch of its brand new, media centre platform is part of that plan. KitGuru checks out the quality on offer …

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How fast will Sky Go eat your data plan?

For anyone with an iPad and Sky, last night was really fun. Sky’s programming team forced through an update, which didn’t work, and services across the land were severely disrupted. One reader send us an interesting screen grab and we’d like to share the contents with you. Sky Go runs …

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Adata and Kingston disect 32GB memory price jump

Most of the time, technology manufacturers keep the underlying cost of a product ‘masked’ from us, the consumers. When a component suffers a temporary increase in cost, that amount is swallowed and the price on the shelf remains the same.When the price drops, the manufacturers also hang onto the difference …

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