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PCR Five for Friday (26/05/2017)

PCR Five for Friday (26/05/2017)

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Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missedThink we left anything ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 26th 2017 at 10:37AM
Sharp to record first profit in four years, then spend it on Toshiba chip unit

Sharp to record first profit in four years, then spend it on Toshiba chip unit

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Sharp is expected to record its first profit in four years. And not wanting to have the spare cash hanging around, the manufacturer is reportedly hoping to buy a percentage ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 26th 2017 at 10:31AM
Raspberry Pi wants even more coding kids

Raspberry Pi wants even more coding kids

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Cambridge-based Raspberry Pi has been at the centre of a coding revolution with its affordable credit card-sized computers. Partnering with the likes of VMWare and Google, the foundation has seen ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 26th 2017 at 10:07AM
Struggling PC market predicted to be brought back to life in 2019

Struggling PC market predicted to be brought back to life in 2019

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The PC market will grow again, according to analysts at IDC. The firm’s new Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device (PCD) report makes good reading for a market that has steadily ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 26th 2017 at 10:03AM

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AMD RX Vega release slips into July

AMD RX Vega release slips into July

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After much speculation as to how AMD would follow on from the momentum of Ryzen, the company last week announced the impressively specced Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Somewhat disappointingly, the ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 25th 2017 at 11:00AM
Intel pushes its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port by giving it away

Intel pushes its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port by giving it away

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Intel is pushing its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port as the next, well, USB port. The tech giant wants its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB to become the defacto input mode for all ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 25th 2017 at 10:57AM
UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

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THE UK government will attempt to push through new laws to compel technology companies to hand over encrypted data. Should the Conservatives win the general election on June 8, then ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 25th 2017 at 10:20AM
Exertis adds to mobile division with new appointment 

Exertis adds to mobile division with new appointment 

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Leading distie Exertis announced on Thursday the appointment of Richard Ferguson as head of commercial for Exertis Mobile.

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 25th 2017 at 10:00AM
Retailer of the Month: Utopia Computers

Retailer of the Month: Utopia Computers

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Taking the reins of the family business, Utopia Computers managing director Craig Hume tells Rob Horgan about building PCs at home with dad, the challenges of Brexit and his utopian ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 24th 2017 at 10:33AM
Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner may not be as secure as first thought

Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner may not be as secure as first thought

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It was marketed as being ‘airtight’. However, researchers have found a way to breach Samsung’s iris scanning security technology rolled out in the phone maker’s flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 24th 2017 at 10:04AM

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