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Scan Computers Unveils Awesome Skylake Bundle!

Many enthusiasts on older CPUs like the i7-2600K patiently waited for Skylake’s launch to upgrade their hardware. Unfortunately, Intel’s latest platform experienced supply problems in certain territories which led to eye watering prices on the flagship i7-6700K.…

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SCAN Launches Black Friday Extravaganza!

Black Friday is finally upon us and retailers have started to slash prices on a number of items just before the holiday period. SCAN is the latest company to offer heavy discounts on computer hardware, and it’s…

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Judge Votes in Favour of Apple in Bag Check Lawsuit

Sometimes we get asked to do weird things for work, some of them are as simple as working a couple of extra hours and some of them are a little more extreme, such as asking for…

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More Retailers Down – Another Round of DDoS Attacks?

It seems that the DDoS attacks which took down major UK retailers such as Scan, Aria and Novatech are far from over. We’ve seen reports and experienced issues first hand with sites like CCL Computers, Overclockers…

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UK E-tailers Taken Offline by DDoS Attacks

Yesterday, UK based e-tailers were the apparent victims of a DDoS attack that took Aria Technology, Novatech, and Scan Computers websites offline. Channelweb reported that Aria Taheri, the owner of Aria Technology said that after the business’s…

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Windows 10 Pre-Order Available at Major E-tailer

With Windows 10 nearly upon us, we’ve managed to get some inside knowledge that Microsoft have given the go ahead for retailers to accept pre-orders. While we’re unsure if this is limited to the UK at…

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Scientists Find a Way to Reveal Your Viral Past With Just a Drop of Blood

During our lifetime, we get exposed to dozens of viruses, but luckily our bodies are well equipped to deal with it. Our immune system produces antibodies to deal with foreign agents and make us well again.…

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Could Your Smartphone Soon Have a 3D Scanner?

A new camera sensor designed at CalTech by researchers Professor Ali  Hajimiri may soon enable smartphones to take 3D scans. The new chip is called a nanophotonic coherent imager, and uses a form of LIDAR to…

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Google Admits it is Scanning Android Phones For “The Right Reasons”

You may not be shocked that the search engine giant, Google, is scanning every single app on your phone, even if you downloaded it from third-parties and not from the Google Store. But is it really…

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Scan Computers Booth at Insomnia i52

The Insomnia i52 event in Coventry, UK, is now in full swing and the crowds are flooding through the doors to check out the latest and greatest technology in the exhibitors hall. Our first stop this…

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Man Breaks Into Neighbor’s Apartment Using His Phone and An App

Andy Greenberg from Wired has apparently shown us how easy it is to break in someone’s house nowadays. You don’t need sophisticated lock-picking skills or need to be a professional thief to do it. All you…

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UK’s National Crime Agency Gives Two-Weeks Notice Regarding GoZeuS and CryptoLocker

The UK National Crime Agency warns the public to take advantage of a two-week notice in order to protect themselves from two major malware roaming the internet, the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker, which are responsible for transferring…

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Newegg Reportedly Heading To Europe, Including the UK, As Early As This March

If you’re living in the United States, Canada, China or Taiwan, then you should know or have even used Newegg to buy all sorts of electronic devices, including PC hardware. The online retailer of hardware and…

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Cross-Platform DDoS Botnet Warning Released By Security Researchers

A new DDoS Botnet has the ability to infect both Microsoft Windows along with Linux-based systems, according to the Poland Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Unlike many cyber-based attacks, this botnet is only interested in launching…

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Smithsonian X 3D Collection Allows You To 3D Print Your Own Models

The Smithsonian is looking to put history into the hands of many more people around the world. Already on a mission to scan, digitise and create 3D models of nearly anything and everything they have, the…

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Microsoft Demo Code-Entry Via Kinect 2.0 On Xbox One

One thing I hate about my Xbox 360 is that I use store bought top up cards for Xbox Live. Entering the code can be a bit of a fiddle, especially with the on screen keyboard…

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Facebook Changes Privacy Settings To Make All Users Searchable

Facebook has been through numerous changes in the last few years – some that pleases its users, and a number of which don’t. In their latest move, a change has been made to the privacy settings…

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Nvidia Announce GeForce GTX BattleBox Program – 4K Gaming Systems

Nvidia have recently announced their new GTX BattleBox program. As part of the program Nvidia is teaming up with system builders across the world to bring Nvidia powered systems capable of ultra high resolution 4K gaming.…

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Amazing Deal At Scan: MSI GTX 670 2GB Overclocked Graphics Card

Scan have not long recently received stock of the MSI GTX 670 Overclocked graphics card. They are now officially in stock and have shipped over 120 units just today. The 2GB MSI GTX 670 Overclocked Graphics…

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Retailers see unexpected GTX Titan sales

With Nvidia launching the GTX Titan graphics card today, several retailers have seen some quite surprising results. After speaking with retailers Overclockers UK and Scan, they have both seen a very strong launch with the GeForce…