PCR top stories of the week: August 9th, 2013

A look at the most popular stories on PCR this week
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We take a look at this week's most talked about stories, including iPad Mini 2 rumours and Dixons Travel’s new concept store.

iPad Mini 2 release date, specs, price, colours, latest news

Having kicked off the modern tablet market single handily back in 2010 with the iPad – Apple has always accounted for the lion’s share of interest and sales. You hardly have to be an Apple fanboy to describe this as essentially defined by Apple, certainly in the early days.

A few years later however, Apple’s dominance in this market was being (very slightly) chipped away by rivals.

Dixons opens 'store of the future' with floating screens

Dixons Travel has unveiled its first new concept store at Gatwick Airport, with floating screens, 10-inch tablet ‘look books’ and a ‘KNOWHOW’ bar.

The new 1,466 square foot space will feature a mixture of the latest tech products and a number of travel essentials. 10-inch tablet ‘look books’ will sit next to products allowing customers to find out more information and associated offers.

'PC can take on Xbox One and PS4'

The PC will have no trouble holding its own against PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this holiday season, say experts.

Publishers, vendors and retailers have told PCR that next-generation consoles present an opportunity for greater PC game and accessory sales going into Q4 and 2014.

Synology UK hires new sales manager and more

Network Attached Storage (NAS) manufacturer Synology has bolstered its UK team with six new appointments, including sales manager Kalpesh Savdas (pictured).

He will travel the country visiting distributors and resellers, and joins Synology after many years as an account manager within the web hosting industry.

Samsung smart watch to be called the Galaxy Gear

Samsung has filed a trademark for a wearable digital electronic device called the Galaxy Gear.

According to the listing, the Galaxy Gear will take the form on a wristwatch, wristband or bangle.

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