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British government wants to sanitise the web

The British government and specifically it’s glorious leader, David Cameron, have shown quite a penchant for internet censorship, whether it’s the insistent DNS block orders being handed out by the High Court like it’s giving away free drink coupons, or Cameron’s personal infatuation with porn (filtering). However it’s pushing us …

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Britain’s internet archive is now officially offline

Don’t worry your internet hasn’t crapped out and somehow I’m telling you this through a loaded webpage, but the British internet as we know it is now officially offline. Or at least, it’s accessible from an offline facility. This is all part of the British Library’s attempt to store the …

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PS4 is the fastest selling console ever in the UK

The Xbox One might have sold well everywhere thanks to its worldwide simultaneous release, but the PS4 has only been here for a few days and it’s already selling like proverbial scalding baked goods. According to the latest numbers, the PS4 is now the fastest selling console ever in the …

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UK spy heads given public hearing Qs in advance

Heads of the British intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ were quizzed at a public hearing earlier this month, where they answered questions on the UK’s spying activities. However it’s now being suggested that all three organisations struck a deal to let them see the questions they would be asked …

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Milton Keynes to get driverless cars by 2015

The UK will be testing driverless cars within the next year, starting with a small group of 20 automated cars that drive on specific routes, have a speed cap of 12 miles per hour and only carry two people. The limitations make sense as this kind of testing needs to …

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Huawei to open £125 million research facility in UK

Huawei, the Chinese firm in charge of restricting its countrymens’ access to content – and big favourite of David Cameron – has announced it will be opening a £125 million research and development centre in the UK, despite concerns that the company may be too closely linked to the Chinese …

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Could the Xbox One outsell the PS4? One retailer says so

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the PS4. Whether it be about possible stock shortages or Chinese students building the console at Foxconn, we’re usually talking about the PS4 but today one retailer is expressing it’s belief that the Xbox One will outsell the Sony console this Christmas. Johnathan Marsh, …

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UK is building a hacking army

Finally, the future is here. The UK is set to recruit a new generation of cyber soldiers, digital warriors and hacking heroes, in an effort to counter current and future security problems in the digital sphere of combat. No longer will the British isles lag behind countries like the US …

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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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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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Asus firms up 4K future

As you all know, KitGuru has been tracking the move toward affordable 4K very closely over the past 12 months. With a series of price drops and product launches, the magic moment when you can buy a 4K TV for less than £1,500 is edging closer. Asus wants to deliver …

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Enta teams up with ADATA to increase overall sales

How much product you can sell into a market depends on many things – including desirability, price and your marketing. That said, at a much more fundamental level, there is the question of ‘availability’. Is the product available to buy, at all. The more places that stock your product, generally, …

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Britain loses ground in graphene patents race

Created by the University of Manchester in 2004, this Graphene substance has huge potential – but it seems that its country of birth might not have that large a role in its future development. KitGuru checked on how long the British government takes to make decisions – and what cost …

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UK mobile networks stretched by Happy New Year

As Big Ben struck midnight and 2013 began, a huge wave of personal messages swept through the UK’s mobile networks. And yet, the networks survived. That’s some serious infrastructure. KitGuru pulls out the TallyMan Pro and does some counting. We’ve all had issues with mobile networks. The most common happens …

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Are the Boxing Day sales real?

We all love a bargain, but scouring the high street technology stores on the day after Xmas did not seem to generate any serious surprises. KitGuru is sent some snaps and breaks out ‘Analysis 101’ to see just how well the shoppers are doing today. Will records be set? While …

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UK and US walk out on new UN telecoms treaty

Net Freedom

The British and United States governments have refused to sign a new UN treaty that they believed would give governments too much control over the internet. While this sounds like a very liberal stance to take, ultimately they want more of a open governing structure, where free enterprise also has …

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Nintendo partners with HMV for Wii U UK launch

WiiU Launch

Nintendo has announced that when its new console, the Wii U, launches in the UK, it will be at a partnered HMV store on London’s Oxford Street. It will officially begin at 12am, but doors will actually open an hour before, with the first 100 people awarded a free game. …

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AMD brings new focus to UK processor strategy

How many distributors a manufacturer needs for a product is a very personal thing. It’s a decision that will be based on a number of factors – including price range, volume and the speed at which new lines are introduced. KitGuru considers AMD’s new move to focus CPU and APU …

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Can Tweet sentence cause a jail sentence?

In one of the most bizarre stories of recent times, a British teenager has been arrested for a tweet in which no one swore, threatened, made racial or sexual statements. KitGuru considers how free a country can be when you’re not free to tweet an opinion. Right now, in the …

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Amazon opening London based R&D centre

Amazon UK

Amazon’s business expansion is looking to go multi-national, especially in the UK. Announced today, the retail giant plans to open a new R&D centre in London, with an emphasis on development of services relating to TVs, consoles, smartphones and PCs. As well as fostering other businesses in the Glasshouse Yard …

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