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Robots steal the show at CeBIT 2014 as 120 British firms take part

Robots steal the show at CeBIT 2014 as 120 British firms take part

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While the theme for this year’s CeBIT may have been ‘datability’, robotic inventions stole the show.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Apr 10th 2014 at 9:00AM
Compact and cool power from Be Quiet

Compact and cool power from Be Quiet

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A new range of power supplies aimed at compact systems have been launched, courtesy of ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2014 at 8:00PM
IN PICTURES: Gadget Show Live 2014

IN PICTURES: Gadget Show Live 2014

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This year’s Gadget Show Live has kicked off at the NEC in Birmingham.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Apr 9th 2014 at 12:58PM
Security Roundup: 500% increase in ransomware in 2013

Security Roundup: 500% increase in ransomware in 2013

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This week’s roundup takes a look at the increase in ransomware, the new ‘heartbleed’ bug, and Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:59AM

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'We need to grow tech businesses across the UK, not just in London'

'We need to grow tech businesses across the UK, not just in London'

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All of the UK's major cities need to become 'global leaders' and digital hubs, not just London, says Tech City UK chairman Joanna Shields OBE.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:44AM
Battery that charges smartphones in 30 seconds unveiled

Battery that charges smartphones in 30 seconds unveiled

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StoreDot has displayed a battery that can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:14AM
Centrex: 'The current tech support model is not fit for purpose'

Centrex: 'The current tech support model is not fit for purpose'

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The market for tech repair and maintenance has become commoditised and its current model 'is not fit for purpose', says support firm Centrex Services.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:09AM
Ingram Micro interview - 'We're not a sleeping giant'

Ingram Micro interview - 'We're not a sleeping giant'

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It’s been one year since Brent McCarty took the reins at Ingram Micro UK, and while it’s bucking the trend in desktops and notebooks, he’s also determined to change some ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:00AM

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Synaxon appoints Mike Barron as Channel Manager

Synaxon appoints Mike Barron as Channel Manager

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Former Entatech and Stone Computers business development manager, Mike Barron, has been appointed by Synaxon to advance the development of its channel partnerships.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:38AM
Tech Data adds Sage to growing digital software service

Tech Data adds Sage to growing digital software service

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Distributor Tech Data has added Sage’s lsmall business accounting and payroll software to its online digital software service TD Activate-here.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:16AM
VIP interview - 'we want more market share'

VIP interview - 'we want more market share'

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It’s a busy 2014 for distributor VIP Computers – it’s launching an apprenticeship scheme and getting into the wearable tech market. Dominic Sacco asks director Rich Marsden about what’s next, ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2014 at 9:00AM
Etailer Newegg enters UK market

Etailer Newegg enters UK market

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US electronics etail giant Newegg has extended its reach into the UK as part of fresh international expansion plans.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 8th 2014 at 9:00PM

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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

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The next generation of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is due in the UK this year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 8th 2014 at 8:00PM
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is 'world's most powerful graphics card'

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is 'world's most powerful graphics card'

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AMD has released ‘the world's fastest and most powerful graphics card’, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2014 at 2:26PM
Brother appoints services and solutions head

Brother appoints services and solutions head

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Brother UK has appointed Mike Mulholland to lead its services and solutions team.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2014 at 11:10AM
New Raspberry Pi module designed for business use

New Raspberry Pi module designed for business use

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a new version of its mini programmable PC designed for enterprise use.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2014 at 11:04AM

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Intel Thunderbolt Networking and 4K streaming shown off at NAB 2014

Intel Thunderbolt Networking and 4K streaming shown off at NAB 2014

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The National Association of Broadcasters Show 2014 is in full swing, and PCR has rounded up the biggest tech announcements from the event.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:48AM
PCR Boot Camp 2014 Partner Spotlight: Entatech

PCR Boot Camp 2014 Partner Spotlight: Entatech

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Marketing manager Kate Fuller runs through what the distributor will be showing off at PCR Boot Camp this year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:28AM
Windows XP switch-off: the industry reacts

Windows XP switch-off: the industry reacts

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Support for Windows XP is to end today (April 8th), and PCR has gathered the industry’s thoughts on the end of the OS.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:21AM
Argos stocks Utopia gaming PCs

Argos stocks Utopia gaming PCs

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Argos has partnered with independent system builder Utopia Computers to sell its Pandora desktops and custom-built laptops online.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 8th 2014 at 9:53AM