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UK firms make Internet of Things tech breakthrough

UK firms make Internet of Things tech breakthrough

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A consortium of more than 40 UK tech companies funded by the Government has found a way for connected products to 'talk' to each other better without human intervention.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 30th 2014 at 9:58AM
Distie picks up exclusive rights for last Fujitsu Lifebook stock

Distie picks up exclusive rights for last Fujitsu Lifebook stock

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Distributor Exertis Micro-P has been awarded exclusive distribution rights for the last remaining stock in Europe of Fujitsu’s Lifebook N532 notebook.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 30th 2014 at 9:43AM
BLOG: Why most people will end up with a phablet

BLOG: Why most people will end up with a phablet

NEWS

For those that haven’t figured it out yet, phablet is a portmanteau of the words phone and tablet. It started off as a kind of joke word, bounded around to ...

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2014 at 12:59PM
Two thirds of consumers spend more money in venues with Wi-Fi

Two thirds of consumers spend more money in venues with Wi-Fi

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63 per cent of consumers are more likely to spend additional money in a venue that offers Wi-Fi, a new survey has found.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 27th 2014 at 11:05AM

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Dixons: Our prices are cheaper than Argos and John Lewis

Dixons: Our prices are cheaper than Argos and John Lewis

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Currys/PC World owner Dixons Retail says it is changing its pricing to better compete with its rivals - particularly in the online space.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:53AM
Fujifilm brings smartphone case printing stations to UK retail

Fujifilm brings smartphone case printing stations to UK retail

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Fujifilm will be offering IDT Systems’ ‘Case Station’ to its UK retailers.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:50AM
Razer announces Android TV micro-console

Razer announces Android TV micro-console

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Razer has announced a new Android TV-powered micro-console.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:43AM
Egnyte kicks off UK reseller push

Egnyte kicks off UK reseller push

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US enterprise file sharing provider Egnyte is scaling back on in-house direct sales and is opening up its offering to resellers.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:32AM

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Sign language and Braille concepts show future of assistive tech

Sign language and Braille concepts show future of assistive tech

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An automatic translator for sign language and a glove that can help teach Braille could be set to revolutionise life for sight and hearing impaired people.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:31AM
Brother targets World Cup fans with new marketing campaign

Brother targets World Cup fans with new marketing campaign

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Brother has partnered with TalkSPORT to target its key audience in the SMB and mid market space.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:22AM
Google Chromecast to use ultrasonic device pairing

Google Chromecast to use ultrasonic device pairing

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Google’s Chromecast streaming stick is to receive an update allowing it to pair with smartphones and tablets using ultrasonic frequencies.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:09AM
INTERVIEW: Laura Kirsop, MD, Code Club

INTERVIEW: Laura Kirsop, MD, Code Club

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PCR spoke to Laura Kirsop, MD of Code Club, about the market for educational technology and what firms can do to make the most of the new computing curriculum…

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:00AM

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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