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Distributor Deals of the Week: June 26th, 2014

Distributor Deals of the Week: June 26th, 2014

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VIP Computers, Northamber and Exertis Gem present their best deals to UK retailers.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 26th 2014 at 12:49PM
Rock Simulator 2014 receives rocky reception from gamers

Rock Simulator 2014 receives rocky reception from gamers

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A new game offering players the chance to simulate the daily happenings of a rock has hit Steam Greenlight.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 26th 2014 at 12:40PM
World's first 'online penalty shoot-out' takes place at Wembley

World's first 'online penalty shoot-out' takes place at Wembley

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The world’s first online penalty shoot-out has taken place at Wembley stadium.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 26th 2014 at 12:16PM
AMD and Nvidia rivalry heats up over PC game support

AMD and Nvidia rivalry heats up over PC game support

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The battle between graphics card vendors AMD and Nvidia has flared up again, following an argument over PC game optimisation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:58AM

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Raspberry Pi to release touchscreen LCD display

Raspberry Pi to release touchscreen LCD display

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Raspberry Pi is planning to put a touchscreen LCD display into production before the end of the year, PCR can reveal.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:38AM
Google I/O roundup: Android TV, L, Auto and Wear

Google I/O roundup: Android TV, L, Auto and Wear

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Google’s executives took to the stage at the firm’s annual I/O developer conference yesterday for almost three hours of announcements. PCR rounds up the biggest news…

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:32AM
Dixons Carphone merger gets green light as pair post profits

Dixons Carphone merger gets green light as pair post profits

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The Dixons Carphone merger has been approved by the European Commission, giving the go-ahead for the two tech retailers to become one company.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:39AM
PC game revenue to hit $33.4 billion in 2018

PC game revenue to hit $33.4 billion in 2018

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Global PC game revenue is to hit $33.4 billion (£19.7bn) in 2018, an analyst has told PCR.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:22AM

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Tech Data extends partnership with Symantec to offer full portfolio

Tech Data extends partnership with Symantec to offer full portfolio

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Distributor Tech Data Europe has extended its agreement with Symantec to cover its full range of software and services.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:17AM
Samsung Galaxy Tab S available in UK from July

Samsung Galaxy Tab S available in UK from July

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Samsung has announced the UK launch date of its latest tablet: the Galaxy Tab S.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 26th 2014 at 9:54AM
BLOG: Heading back to World of Warcraft...

BLOG: Heading back to World of Warcraft...

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As Blizzard ramps up its efforts to pull in older players, PCR editor Dominic Sacco finds out how the game has changed...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 25th 2014 at 12:38PM
GfK: Peripherals on the rise as hardware value declines

GfK: Peripherals on the rise as hardware value declines

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GfK’s Robyn Tovey talks about the rise of peripherals and the revival of desktops throughout May.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 25th 2014 at 12:37PM

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Security Roundup: Google Glass can be used to steal PIN codes from 10 feet away

Security Roundup: Google Glass can be used to steal PIN codes from 10 feet away

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This week we take a look at how Google Glass could be used to steal PIN codes, the accidental leak of the World Cup security centre’s WiFi password, and more.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 25th 2014 at 12:05PM
'Suppliers need to bring school tech into the modern era'

'Suppliers need to bring school tech into the modern era'

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The MD of education tech activist Code Club has told PCR that suppliers and retailers need to get with the times when selling tech to schools.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:55AM
Kids want virtual reality headsets in schools

Kids want virtual reality headsets in schools

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New research shows that children not only love to use the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but they want to see it used in schools and other areas outside ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:43AM
Wi-Fi enabled cows make their way to Glastonbury

Wi-Fi enabled cows make their way to Glastonbury

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Mobile operator EE has dispatched a herd of internet-enabled cows to Glastonbury moo-sic festival.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:15AM

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AOC G-Sync monitor UK launch date, specs and price confirmed

AOC G-Sync monitor UK launch date, specs and price confirmed

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The AOC g2460Pg monitor, which features Nvidia G-Sync technology that aims to reduce motion blur and screen tearing, will launch in the UK in July priced at £369.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:12AM
Google IO live stream: New Nexus tablets and Android 5.0 Lollipop expected

Google IO live stream: New Nexus tablets and Android 5.0 Lollipop expected

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With Google’s annual developer conference kicking off today, we take a look at where you can watch it and what announcements to expect.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:11AM
Ingram Micro refreshes brand, wants to be a 'world leader in technology'

Ingram Micro refreshes brand, wants to be a 'world leader in technology'

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Distributor Ingram Micro has refreshed its brand, which it says marks its evolution from distribution to 'a world leader in technology and supply chain services'.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:53AM
A quarter of UK IT managers pirate software

A quarter of UK IT managers pirate software

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More than one in four UK enterprise IT managers have installed software without a proper license, a survey has found.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:52AM