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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook flexes new 'Watchband' BENDO hinges

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Windows 8

For the hundredth time ...... £5.00 on Stardock.com will turn shitty windows 8 in to a faster Windows 7. Is it really that difficult?

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Agreed

I have the Yoga 2 pro i7 and it is really superb. The hinge works perfectly and the speakers are already good. Not sure if this new hinge is change for the sake of change. Note the price has also gone up £100 too....

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Samsung abandons Chromebooks, laptops, PCs in Europe

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Where to buy?

I find this sort of ironic.

When I was looking for a new high end lappy last month there were some nice ones on the Samsung UK website ...... but when you went to buy one they were not available.

No-one seems to stock Samsung laptops so it's no surprise they ain't selling!

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Lenovo posts an INCREASE in desktop PC and notebook sales

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Wow

I had been looking for a new laptop for a while. Found a Lenovo on their site, super spec and a good price. Also has a 3 year on site warranty for £46. Looking forward to getting it. Just a shame it can't be supplied with Win 7 though...

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Newly spawned Dixons Carphone leaps onto LSE as £12bn sales org

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FNAC off

I am seriously impressed with French chain FNAC. They sell absolutely everything and the shops are always busy.

Difference is that neither Dixons or CPW give a FNAC about their customers

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Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro

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Still too expensive

50% off would have been nearer the mark. The fact they are now throwaway units and the fact they are all glued together does nothing for me.

I could get a similarly specced Win machine far cheaper that is both repairable and to a point upgradeable.

Nice try Apple but no cigar, maybe no coincidence but the Apple store in Aberdeen seems to have about 6 punters in it at any point (and they are just teenagers using the free internet .....)

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Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare

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Not a great store to be honest

Around that time the staff in the Aberdeen store were particularly aggressive and would tell you anything to get a sale, not to mention the 1/2 hour lecture on the benefits of warranty cover.

I bought a £2500 Sony Vaio laptop from them on a similar credit agreement but thankfully I never had to return it .....

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Candy Crush King plans IPO valuing it at $7.6 BEEELLION

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Oh dear ....

My wife has been playing Candy Crush for months and hasn't given them a penny or bugged the hell out of her FB friends.

She is determined to get as far as she can without paying, and if forced will ditch it.

All their games are just a variation on a theme. Remember Rovio who did exactly the same thing not long ago ..... and nobody talks about angry Birds any more!

Another dot com flash in the pan that will end in tears.

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

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The reason for this is that there is no way to delete all your emails en masse which in this day and age is ridiculous.

I'm also surprised it fixes an iOS crashing bug .... I've not had Android crash on me for god knows how long now, at least Galaxy S1 days!

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Light, fast ... and pricey: Toshiba's Portégé Z30 – now THIS is an Ultrabook

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I have the Tosh Z830-10U ultrabook. It's pretty good in all ways apart from the screen. Probably the same 1366x768 unit and it's crap ..... really crap.

If Sony can put 1920x1080 in the Vaio Pro, what's Toshiba's excuse, especially at that price.

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

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See .....

Not even Apple fanpeople are stupid enough to be ripped off to that degree. The margin on those phones must be really stupidly high. ..... and they look like shite too!

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

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Another day

Another Galaxy variant. What's tomorrow's one going to be?

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Ten top new games for phones ’n’ slabs

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Why is this review spread over 5 pages, does Vulture Central not have a scroll wheel on their mouse (or are individual page hits important for their advertisers?)

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Fanbois taught to use Apple's new killer app: Microsoft Windows

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My Quad Core Mac Pro has been completely removed of Mac. It has a 256SSD with Win 7 on it. Best computer I have ever had.

Mac Os is pants basically, horrible to use and Mac clones of Windows programs are generally awful.

But as usual, looks and coolness are better than practicality .....

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Opera rewrite comes to Android

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Thumb Up

Installed .... crap!

Titanium backup ...... restore app with data

Old opera ... back to where it was.

Job done!

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New Lumia 925: This, loyalists, is the BIG ONE you've waited for

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Unhappy

Hmmmm

Same old same old. Nokia need to get ahead of the curve and not just sit back with a poor update to an already poor handset. Oh and get rid of WM too!

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BT and O2 ink deal to build mega 4G network

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FAIL

4G ????

Hey O2, any chance of anything more than Edge in my city?

What happened to 3G or are you just missing that out completely?

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Paris Hilton

Beats are trash ....

I gave my son my spare pair of Sennheiser HD25MkII when he was 5. He is now 10 and has great fun going round Currys plugging his device in to the Beats display and telling everyone how crap they sound. The Sennheisers were around £150 ten years ago but worth every penny.

Apple are partly to blame here ..... the iphone music quality is flat and dreadful. Add to that the really poor earbuds and kids don't actually know what good music sounds like any more.

Paris ..... because here music is shit too!

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Review: Asus PadFone 2 phone-tablet combo

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Pint

Innovation ....

This is the sort of stuff Apple should be coming out with ...... but then they'd rather you bought an iphone and ipad at twice the price!

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T-Mobile UK ordered into humiliating Full Monty strip

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Facepalm

Joined up government?

So two Quangos (or whatever they're called these days) have differing opinions.

Offcom have consistently proven they're on the side of business (even though they are supposed to protect the consumer) where the ASA are showing some teeth.

Just another example of the corporate mind these companies work under. Tell the customer what they'll get, tie them in to a 24 month contract then move the goalposts. Rip-off Britain at it's best.

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O2 tries something completely new: Honesty

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Re: Still no good with custom firmware and locked bootloaders

Yeah, tried that but status says "NO" as O2 have deliberately locked it. After many calls to CS and no-one knowing what a bootloader was I just gave up!

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Mushroom

Still no good with custom firmware and locked bootloaders

My wife got an Xperia Arc on O2 about 2 years ago.

The Android 2.3 firmware ran out of app space due to all the O2 Bloatware. I rooted and removed it. O2 then updated the O2 FW to sort some bugs, but with all the bloat back and no root available for that version. No space again for apps.

Great, ICS must be out soon ...... then O2 decided to not go ahead and it was stuck on 2.3 with very little apps.

Ah, custom firmware ..... nope. Booloader has been locked by O2 as well.

Never again. If they didn't fuck with the firmware for "added value" crippling the handset then add insult to injury by stopping you updating the ROM then I would think about it.

Sim Free from now on!

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Dragons' Den badboy's Expansys burns sales, profits up in smoke

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Stop

Quite simply

They are too expensive.

Same as Comet, Same as DSG, same eventual outcome......

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Review: HTC One

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Re: Depends on use....

I have always carried a spare battery ..... that is until I got the Note II. It is superb and you will get 2 days out of it. One of the first things I do is get a spare battery with a handset and I haven't even bothered with the Note. It is simply superb!

As far as this phone goes, no expandable storage is just crazy. I guess the 64Gb version makes up for this but it will be stupidly expensive if even available.

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SimCity owners get free game, EA will get A NEW CEO

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Mushroom

Rip-off merchants

We bought my son the "full" version of NFS Most Wanted for his PS3 .... now it turns out that he needs additional packs at £12 a go to complete the game.

If this is the way gaming is going then it's just greed.

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but you bought the game disc and it was all on there to the end.

Thieving gits!

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BlackBerry CEO: Our vibrating devices will satisfy most needs

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FAIL

Really ....

Well judging by the lukewarm response to the Z10 in the UK it looks like break then.

It's overpriced and the app support is pitiful. Surely he knows it's not just the phone and hardware but the eco-system behind it that drives sales .... and it's sadly lacking.

They should have brought out the keyboard version first to appeal to the BB fans, but they've delayed both handsets and people are losing interest.

I've not seen one in th wild yet, and that speaks volumes.

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Apple's marketing honcho Schiller attacks Android, Samsung

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Mushroom

Innovation?

Samsung are innovating. Apple are stagnating (especially iOS)

He needs to do some fresh thinking to get Apple back in the groove. Badmouthing the competition hours before a flagship release smacks of desperation.

Sorry Apple, you're losing it (and the share price soon as well)

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Unhappy

Re: Ironically .....

I love the ads .... how would I know what to buy otherways?

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Angel

Ironically .....

I love the fact this whole webpage is emblazoned with ads for Office 365 :)

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WTF?

What a joke!

Fining MS for not including a link to a competitor's FREE product. 99% of users know alternative browsers are available. Shit like this makes my blood boil and I genuinely (for once) feel sorry for MS

More useless legislation from the EU and .... where does the fine go?

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Tesco: Every little (effort to kill Amazon, Spotify) helps

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S.P.E.C.T.R.E

World domination at any cost ..... especially the extortion bit!

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Sony: Can't beat Apple and Samsung, so let's be the Other Guy

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Hmmmm

Nice words but Sony are a company full of dinosaurs.

Locked down this, DRM that .... heck my £1200 laptop won't even let me install updated ATI graphics card drivers as they have blocked them, however the ones available on the support page crash on install and are way out of date.

PS4 is not backward compatible and the walled garden is getting bigger. Not what people really want.

Their phones are decent enough to be fair, but compared to Samsung they are over priced and under spec.

I wish them luck but in time they'll go bust.

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BlackBerry Z10: Prices pruned despite eager iPunter interest

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FAIL

The keynote was a pile of shite. Alicia Keys as "Artistic Director" tweeting from her iphone?

Apart from that the high price and lack of mainstream apps (and reportedly poor battery life) hardly makes me want to dump the superb Note II

Unless you are already indoctrinated in the BB way then it's a no no!

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Review: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook

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WTF?

Sony?

Expensive

Poor battery life

Lock down so you can't use OEM drivers

Ridiculously priced accessories

Windows 8 ......

Not for me!

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No mobile signal? Blame hippies and their eco-friendly walls

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Mushroom

My house was built in the 50s and has 2 foot thick pink granite walls. Absolutely no chance of a signal but bloody handy if there's a holocaust :)

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EE's revenues dip, but smartphones lure in 200k new contracts

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FAIL

Ripoff

I recently took a contract with Three UK for £34 a month. Unlimited data, great coverage and the H+ isn't exactly slow. Add to that a free upgrade to 4G with a compatible handset and there's nothing to make you want the EE tariff.

They must think people are stupid!

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iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claim Vodafone, Three

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FAIL

In-house testing?

Yet again the perils of in-house testing with femtocells rears it's ugly head.

Shit for the end user but illeviates the chances of a jesus phone being left in a bar ........

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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

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FAIL

Re: Also ..

Maybe so, but still not nearly as embarrassing as Apple Maps!

(ducks down awaiting a plethora of downvotes!)

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A new Mac Pro coming this spring? 'Mais oui!'

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Pirate

Love it!

I love my Mac Pro, it's beautiful, sturdy and easy to clean out. Should last another 10 years at least it's so well built.

I love it even more running Windows 7, after 3 years of MacOS nearly drove me to suicide.......

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Dell finally takes Dell private - with $24bn and help from Microsoft

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Microsoft?

Getting in to bed with Microsoft is never a good idea.

People learn from their mistakes ..... clever people learn from other peoples mistakes

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Ofcom ploughs up UK spectrum fields, reseeds them with 4G

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Ha ha ....

I have two masts exactly a mile away each side of my house. I get patchy voice coverage and no data whatsoever. That is on Three, however the O2 mast is closer and I only get GPRS.

P.S. I am beside a large industrial estate in the "Oil Capital of Europe" .......

There are huge black holes all over the place that need fixed ASAP.

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Apple to stop European shipments of Mac Pro on March 1?

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Re: Oh dear ....

I fitted a 4 port USB3 PCI card to my MacPro, cost just over a tenner from Amazon.

And after 4 years I still have all my fingers and haven't been electrocuted.

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Happy

Oh dear ....

Glad I bought one in 2009 although it cost £1900. Fantastic hardware and with a 256GB SSD running Windows 7 ultimate it's the dogs.

MacOs is getting worse and worse unfortunately so I removed it completely (even though the Apple experts told me I had to have it there to run Windows. YAY!

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Apple still top for slab-fondlers despite FLOOD of Xmas tablets

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WTF?

WTF?

[i]Cheap crap sells more? What a shocker.[/i]

Cheap but every bit as capable with higher DPI screen than "retina" and a card slot so you don't get ripped off by Apple's stupid storage price and USB ports on board sells more.

fixed it for you!

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Apple confirms 128GB iPad. A hundred bucks for an extra 64GB

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FAIL

How much?????

Come on, they're taking the piss.

Apple prices for flash memory makes Sony look reasonable.

When will people realise they're being right royally screwed?

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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FAIL

Re: "... what was yours?"

Ford Orion 1.6 GLS. Piece of shit!

Actually, I hate my 1st Gen ipad 64gb even more. It's been crippled by iOS5 and the keyboard lags like hell.

Like the Orion, I won't be buying another one

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Japan promised Ultra HD TV broadcasts two years early

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Oh dear .....

Those badly pixellated video clips on YBF will really look like shite on a 4k telly.

With so much old stuff on TV there's little point to be honest ......

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Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount

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Re: I am just surprised...

I might have to eat there for a while. Dyce has disappeared under a foot of snow. Bugger!

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