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Fully loaded Toshiba 10.1 inch tablet hits Amazon

Toshiba have a new tablet which has just been listed on Amazon’s website – it is not yet available, but Amazon are offering user alerts for when the time is close at hand. The tablet is a 10.1 inch unit with 720p support (1280×800 in this case), so therefore higher …

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RSA targeted and compromised by sophisicated hackers

The security division of EMC, RSA have been hit with a sophisicated cyber attack which might end reducing the effectiveness of their SecurID authentication services. Executive Chairman Art Coviello sent a letter to RSA customers and documented that the company had recently “identified an extremely sophisticated cyber attack in progress …

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Microsoft and Federal agents shut down spam network

Microsoft and federal law agents have managed to seize equipment from Internet hosting facilities across America in the efforts to stop junk email being sent across the internet. Microsoft have launched these raids as part of a civil lawsuit which was filed in federal court in Seattle last month against …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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nVidia lose David White: chief financial officer

nVidia have announced that they are losing their chief financial officer David White with corporate controller Karen Burns due to take over his position until a full time replacement can be made. White’s departure from the company has been said to be for ‘personal reasons’, and the companies high profile …

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Intel buy SySDSoft – targeting wireless market

Intel have bought SySDSoft to help expand their wireless business, this egyptian based group build IP systems and RF/Analogue circuits for mobile platforms. The 100 engineers in SYSDSoft will be joining the Intel team to push forward new high speed technologies into the mainstream market. The SySDSoft deal will help …

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Sony win subpoena for PS3 hacker paypal records

A federal judge in San Francisco has granted Sony permission to subpoena PayPal records of George Hotz, the hacker who is being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the Playstation 3 console. US Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero said the information subject to Sony’s subpoena ‘shall be provided on an Attorneys’ …

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AMD say Fusion is ideal for IE9 acceleration

AMD sent KitGuru an email yesterday highlighting the benefits of the Fusion APU, saying it was an ideal partner for Internet Explorer 9 and the new hardware acceleration features. AMD say: The AMD Fusion APU based systems will make browsing fast and more like a desktop application experience with exceptional …

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Palit release 1000mhz GTX550 Si ‘Sonic’ Edition

Palit Microsystems Ltd have just announced the new GTX gaming series: Palit GTX 550 Ti 1GB and GTX 550 Ti 1GB Sonic. The GTX 550 Ti Sonic provides superior performance with 1000MHz core speed which runs 10% faster than non-OCed version in both DX10 and DX11 performance. Palit claim that …

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G.Skill Launches New Sniper Memory Series

Memory isn’t the sexiest looking of computer components, but GSkill have released new modules which are set to tickle the taste buds of many enthusiast gamers. They have created new ‘Sniper’ memory with unique gun styled heat spreaders. The new sniper series is designed specifically for gamers and modders, with …

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Dell rise to number 2 PC maker position, thanks to Apple

Dell have been having a good couple of months, as they rise past Acer to the number 2 position in the world, behind Hewlett Packard. Analysts have claimed that Acer have been having a tough time, thanks to Apple’s iPad success, which has damaged the network and notebook markets in …

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AMD Bulldozer FX ‘Zambezi’ chip info leaked

Many people are waiting with baited breath on the upcoming AMD Bulldozer range. Xbit labs have leaked an internal AMD document which shows the FX series will be based around four separate chips. The four core FX-4110 is the entry level model, the six core FX6110 takes up the midrange …

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AMD’s official statement over HD6990 warranty

Regular readers will already know that KitGuru broke this news last week, but AMD have now made their official statement regarding the HD6990 warranty, when using the ‘overclocked’ bios profile. __________________________________ This statement is provided In order to clarify questions around AMD’s product warranty for hardware overclocked AMD Radeon™ HD …

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Hewlett Packard will ship PC’s with WebOS

Hewlett Packard will be shipping WebOS on all their PC’s starting next year. This will hurt Microsoft badly as their biggest hardware partner will be no longer exclusively tied into the Windows operating system. HP CEO Leo Apotheker has told Bloomberg News that HP ‘lost its soul’ under former chief …

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Asus release noise cancelling NC1 headphones

ASUS NC1 active noise cancelling headphones feature 87% ambient sound reduction for private audio enjoyment during commutes and long flights. They are also very useful for office workers and students who wish to insulate themselves from noise sources. At a mere 130g, their fold-flat design renders them highly portable, and …

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Asus P6X58-E WS Motherboard released

Asus have released a new X58 motherboard called the P6X58-E which ships with support for both SLI and CrossfireX and USB 3.0, Sata 6GBps. It also includes built-in server-class Intel LAN, as well as ASUS-developed highlights such as Xtreme Phase power delivery and EPU energy consumption optimization. The new board …

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UK iPhone application released to offer flood warnings

The UK government body for the environment sent an email out this morning alerting people that a new application has been released to offer flood warnings. The Environment Agency are trying to adopt new technology and social media to protect people against floods. The new ‘Flood Alert’ application uses live …

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British computer boffin wins $250,000 Turing Award

Professor Les Valiant has received $250,000 prize money for his life’s work, leading to machines which can almost ‘think’ and can beat humans at complex intellectual tasks. His research has created complex mathematical algorithms which allow computers to ‘learn’, leading to email spam filters, speech recognition software and stock market …

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Firefox 4 release candidate unleashed

Mozilla have released the first release candidate of Firefox Version 4. This version is what the development team feel is a finished browser, says Johnathan Nightingale, director of Firefox development. The quality assurance team are still taking feedback from users across the globe in the next few weeks, but if …

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Microsoft sell 10 million Kinect – breaking world record

Microsoft may be floundering within the mobile space, but their Kinect device has just entered the Guinness World records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device. They have sold over 10 million units worldwide since it was released a short while ago. Microsoft are saying that they are selling over …

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Samsung hint at new 8.9 inch tablet

Samsung have released a new image which hints at the new size for the Galaxy Tab. The image says ‘Whats your Tab life?’ with 78910 after it. A few people are assuming that this relates to the sizes, 7 inch, 8.9 inch and 10 inch. This would confirm previous reports …

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Sapphire release new HD6990 board

With the launch of the AMD HD6990 today, partners are scrambling to release their products. Unfortunately it appears that no one has a custom design yet, but hopefully that time will come. Make sure you read the KitGuru review of the AMD HD6990 posted earlier today. The new SAPPHIRE HD …

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Alien Life found in meteorite

We saw an interesting story over on Thinq uk this morning. It appears that a NASA Scientist may have found microscopic fossils of alien life within fragments of a meteorite. Richard Hoover has published pictures of this worm style bateria in a paper for the Journal Of Cosmology. Hoover says …

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