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Security roundup: Average ransomware demand is £525, Mac malware targets webcams, CompTIA cybersecurity training

PCR rounds up the biggest security news from the past week. Average ransomware demand is £525, with corporations increasingly targeted Ransomware infection numbers spiked to 56,000 in March 2016 (around double the normal rate), and the average ransom demanded by attackers jumped to £525, up from £223 at the end …

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‘The Brexit vote and price increases will make the UK a challenging market for tech brands’

Gekko MD Dan Todaro shares his opinion on PC price rises and how it’s affecting both the IT channel and retail, following the decision to leave the EU. On 23rd June 2016, 17.4 million people in the UK voted to leave the European Union, igniting the Brexit debate and speculation …

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NVIDIA launches GeForce GTX 1080, reveals UK pricing and retail partners

NVIDIA has launched the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and revealed UK pricing for the product. The card has been available across Europe for purchase since 2pm today (Friday May 27th). The Founders Edition has an MSRP of £619 (which is limited to two purchases per customer), while partner editions …

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Tech prices rise as the pound falls: Should the PC industry be worried?

The price of PC parts is on the increase as several economic factors begin to take their toll on the tech channel. Exchange rates have fluctuated, meaning the pound’s value has fallen from around $1.55 to $1.43 in the space of a few weeks, with some predicting it could tumble as …

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‘Virtual reality to go mainstream in next two years as price decreases’

Leading UK system builders Scan Computers and Overclockers UK have told PCR their thoughts on virtual reality and the Oculus Rift headset costing £499 at launch. Steven Levitt, PR manager for Overclockers UK, said: "The price is realistic for a new technology, although probably higher than many were expecting. For …

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‘Majority of PC indies are getting their pricing wrong’ – Target Components

Distributor Target Components has published its fourth ShopTalk National Retail Price Comparison report, and has found that independent PC retailers are still getting their pricing wrong. Two thirds of indies under-price by 15 per cent on average, compared to the free market. Paul Cubbage, MD of Target, says indies do this …

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Only 200 H-Tower transforming desktop chassis will be built worldwide, due early 2016

In Win’s transformative desktop PC case concept is set to enter production, with just 200 set to be built worldwide. PCR understands a very small number will make it to the UK, when it is set to arrive in early 2016, potentially at the end of January or February. Just …

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‘The price of the iPad Pro will be a barrier for many’ – breaking down the latest #AppleEvent

Apple has revealed the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at its latest #AppleEvent keynote, and it’s also bringing apps to Apple TV, but what does this mean for the tech channel? iPad Pro First up, the most relevant announcement to our industry, the 4:3, 12.9-inch 2,732×2,048 iPad Pro is …

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‘Price is key to VR success – it must not become a bloodbath on Amazon’

The channel must not participate in a race to the bottom on the price of virtual reality headsets if the new technology is to prosper, says UK gaming system builder YoYoTech. When asked if virtual reality is key to the future of PC gaming, YoYoTech MD CK told PCR: "I …

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Lenovo share price falls as #BlackMonday hits Chinese stock market

Lenovo’s share price has fallen to its lowest point in two years as the Chinese stock market suffers its biggest fall since 2007.  In what has been dubbed ‘Black Monday’ on Twitter, Chinese shares dipped nine per cent to 3,209 points, sending traders and investors into a panic, pushing the …

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