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Samsung opens eight new UK stores

Samsung has opened a number of new standalone stores in eight cities across the UK. The eight Experience Stores have been unveiled in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Newcastle – where two have opened. The stores follow in the footsteps ofSamsung’s first UK Experience Store, which opened up …

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Deadline extended for Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have been given more time to discuss their possible 4bn merger. Both companies were asked to come to an agreement at 5pm today (March 24th), but the Takeover Panel has now granted their request for an extension to the agreement first aired in February. The two …

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Apple shortens iPhone returns policy period

Apple has shortened its return policy for the iPhone from 30 to just 14 days. The new time frame now matches Apple’s other product return policies for its Mac, iPod and iPad ranges. The 14 day return policy also now matches most wireless carriers, meaning consumers lose that particular benefit …

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Maplin slashes Xbox One to £349.99 to match PS4

Maplin UK is offering Microsoft’s Xbox One console for the same price at Sony’s PS4 – 349.99. When the Xbox One launched in November it had a price tag of 429, but a number of cuts have been introduced in recent weeks. However, Maplin’s deal is the first time it …

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Windows 9 reveal due in April – rumour

Details of Microsoft’s next major Windows release are rumoured to be unveiled at the firm’s annual Build conference in April this year. According to Microsoft blogger, Paul Thurrot, Windows 9 (codenamed ‘Threshold’) will see a full return of the Start menu and is planned for release in April 2015. The …

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ZX Spectrum to return! Kind of. It’s a Kickstarter…

Elite Systems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a hardware homage to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The re-launch will actually be a Bluetooth keyboard, initially for iOS, in the form-factor of a 48k Sinclair ZX Spectrum. 60,000 is being sought. When used in conjunction with the simultaneously released and separately …

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HMV ramping down tech, stepping up games, music and film

HMV is reducing the amount of high-end technology it sells, the retailer has told MCV’s sister site PCR. HMV director Steve West revealed that the firm has cut back on selling items such as tablets to make way for products which our customers more readily associate with the HMV brand” …

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Apple linked to Kinect creator buyout

According to reports Apple is in the final stages of buying PrimeSense for $345m. Some publicationsare already reporting that the acquisition has taken place while many others believe talks are still ongoing. PrimeSense was the original supplier for Microsoft’s Kinect, which incorporated cameras and depth sensors so players can control …

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Dixons hiring 3,000 additional Xmas staff

Dixons has created 3,000 temporary jobs for the lead up to Christmas in various roles across the UK. New employees will be taken on at Currys and PC World stores, as well as the Knowhow contact centre in Sheffield and the distribution and delivery hub in Newark. As we are …

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Tesco launches its own Android tablet

Tesco has entered the tablet market with the Hudl. Althoughearly rumours suggestedthe device would cost under 100, Tesco has revealed today that it will cost 119 and go on sale from September 30th. The device comes with a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 7-inch screen, 16GB of storage, front and rear-facing cameras …

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