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GTX 880 rumoured for launch this quarter

Nvidia is rumoured to shortly launch a new Maxwell GM204 GPU which will power at least four new GeForce GTX graphics cards. The GM204 is expected to replace the GK104 processor and will power the GeForce GTX 880 Ti, GeForce GTX 880, GeForce GTX 870 and GeForce GTX 860, reportsSemiAccurate, …

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UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 – report

27 million mobile phones and 12 million tablets will be sold in the UK this year – some five million devices fewer than 2013, predicts CCS Insight. The analyst also estimates mobile phone sales will drop 11 per cent this year, while tablet sales will fall 14 per cent. Sales …

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Simon Urquhart leaves Dixons Retail

Dixons Retail’s PC gaming and components category manager Simon Urquhart has left the business. As well as handling buying for PC World and Currys’ gaming products, Urquhart was also responsible for opening Dixons Retail’s Gaming Bunker in London, which lets consumers try out the latest PCs, accessories and games. Several …

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Argos opening 25 new digital concept stores

Argos will extend its digital store concept trial to open a further 25 stores by March 2015, in which the traditional shopping catalogues are replaced by tablets. The retailer openedsix digital concept storesduring the Christmas period featuring new developments and technology, including online prepayment, fast track product collection and a …

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PC games revenue overtakes consoles – report

The PC games market has now surpassed the console gaming sector in terms of revenues, an analyst has claimed. DFC Intelligence owner David Cole told PCR: "On a global basis PC games have surpassed console games but the new console systems means consoles should show an increase. "The MOBA games …

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UK retail numbers back on the slide

UK retail sales in March fell by the largest amount in the last 12 months due to the late timing of Easter this year, says the British Retail Consortium. Like-for-like sales dropped by 1.7 per cent year-on-year in March in terms of value, reportsReuters, following a 0.7 per cent rise …

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Merger talks for Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed they are in preliminary discussions over a possible merger. The pair said in a statement: "These discussions are at a very preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that a transaction will be forthcoming. "No decision has been reached regarding the structuring …

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Ebuyer ponders move onto High Street

Online retailer Ebuyer.com is considering opening its first shops on the High Street. The electrical etailer has amassed four million registered customers and 250 employees since launching in 1999. Today it operates from a 280,000 sq ft warehouse facility in Howden, and hopes to expand upon this in the future. …

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Video games star in strong Argos results

Argos says sales of electricals – includingvideo games, tablets, TVs and white goods – helped it deliver a strong financial quarter, as its parent company appoints a new chief exec. Total sales grew by 3.6 per cent to 1.808m while like-for-like sales increased by 3.8 per centfor the 18 weeks …

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PS4 and Xbox One are a great opportunity for PC, experts reckon

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. With Xbox One due November …

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