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Powercolor Passively cooled HD6850 revealed

Powercolor have really been delivering the goods in 2010 and their latest model might not sound too exciting until we point out that it is a passively cooled HD6850! Kitguru loved the XFX HD5670 and Sapphire HD5670 passively cooled solutions as they were ideal for media centers and people who …

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Corsair Vengeance memory unleashed

Corsair have just released a new memory series which uses a sexy new heatspreader design – dubbed “Vengeance”. These will be available in both AMD and Intel kits. The Vengeance memory will feature single, double and triple channel DDR3 kits which are clocked at 1,600mhz. All of the kits will …

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Noctua release NH-C14 premium cooler

We love Noctua coolers at Kitguru and the Austrian cooling wizards have just announced their new NH-C14 cooler. Sporting an exquisite, uniquely flexible 140mm dual fan setup of two Noctua NF-P14, the NH-C14 is a highly customisable, premium-class top-flow solution that further boosts the renowned quiet cooling performance of the …

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Apple iOS 4.2.1. released and jailbroken

Apple must be collectively banging heads on desks right about now, as iOS 4.2.1. is already jailbroken. The Dev-Team have created a Redsnow version that can break any iOS 4.2.1 device, however the jailbreak is still tethered which means that jailbroken units have to be plugged into a computer and …

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nVidia GTX 595 shows up online

In the latest of leaked information, it appears that the GTX595 has shown up online, via a chinese site eNet. This PCB design has two GF110 cores (maybe GF114’s?) on the same board. There are also slots for three DVI output connectors, meaning this card will be 3D Vision Surround …

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Cayman & Antilles slides leak online – are they enough?

A forum member at 3dCenter has leaked information on the upcoming Cayman/Antilles technology from AMD. A polish site has also leaked slides with some details. Are they enough to put nVidia on the back foot again? Antilles is going to feature two Cayman GPU’s with a total of 3840 stream …

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Amazon offer E-Book gifting

Amazon are going to give holiday shoppers the option of giving digitial books to recipents for download. With their rival Kobo set to do the same thing, it was a preemptive move on their part. Amazon.com are hoping to help boost their end of year sales by offering ebooks as …

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Wozniak slates Nokia and votes for Android

Steve Wozniak, the low key co-founder of Apple has said that he predicts Android will be more successful long term, than iOS. He spoke to De Telegraaf and said ‘when it comes to quality, the iPhone is leading’ although he felt that the Google open source Android software would be …

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ARM speak with Google to replace Intel

Industry insiders have confirmed with KitGuru that ARM have been speaking with Google in the attempt to get the search engine giant to replace the processors in their television products. Intel currently supply stocks of their ATOM processor to Google and it is a fairly lucrative source of revenue for …

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Vote for your CEO of the Year

CEO’s are a rich bunch of people, often earning more in a week than many of us will see in a lifetime. They are however key figures in many of our favourite companies and drive new developments and sales across the globe. Their leadership is key to the success of …

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Hitachi release 3TB Hard Drive

It seems that very few companies are promoting their 3TB drives lately, and Hitachi have joined the ‘silent’ launch with their new 3TB unit – the DeskStar 7K3000. The Deskstar 7K3000 has five platters @ 600GB each and is supplied at 7,200 rpm with 64MB of cache via a 6Gbp/s …

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Barnes and Noble Nook Colour – first look

At KitGuru, we love our books. Call us old fashioned, but there is nothing quite like sitting in the early hours of the morning, chilling out with a good thriller. Especially if like Zardon, you don’t seem to need to sleep much at all. The Kindle 3 is our favourite …

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Powercolor release new HD6870 PCS+

Powercolor have announced their HD6870 PCS+ which is a card outside the reference AMD design. Enhanced cooling and quieter performance? yes please. As part of the award-winning PCS series, the latest PCS+ HD6870 is enhanced with factory overclocked settings and PowerColor’s outstanding custom cooling solution. The PCS+ HD6870 is sure …

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China officially have worlds fastest supercomputer

We reported weeks ago that it looked as if China were going to overtake the US for the world’s fastest computer title, and we were right. The Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin has achieved a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second). …

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The New Antec power supplies : under the hood

Kitguru works daily with company executives from all corners of the globe and sometimes we speak with some who really know their business. One of these is Christoph Katzer – the power supply marketing manager for Antec. Christoph used to work for Anandtech and has a massive amount of experience …

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Microsoft patch 11 security vulnerabilites

Microsoft have patched a total of 11 security vulnerabilities this month, with a critical bug in Outlook also being fixed. Compared to October, the fixes in the Nov 9th listing seem small, with just three security bulletins. These bulletins cover a total of 11 vulnerabilities across Microsoft Office and Forefront …

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Zotac announce GTX580 release

With the official (finally) release of the GTX580, all the manufacturers are announcing their products to market. Zotac are the first in our inbox with their new Fermi product. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 graphics card combines 512 shaders with 1536MB of video memory and a 384-bit ultra-wide memory interface …

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Second GTX580 review published before NDA breaks

Well it appears another GTX580 review has hit the net, ahead of the 2pm NDA launch date. This time MadboxPC have their analysis of the GTX580 online. The english translation of the review can be seen over here. And the english translation of the conclusion page can be read here. …

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Hacker breaks Kinect from Xbox – PC control

An amateur hacker has apparently already broken the ties between the Kinetic and the Xbox, allowing the device to be controlled from his Windows based PC. The information was released by a member of the Natural User Interface Group and it shows the motorized tilt being controlled with the moveup …

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MSI Intel 6 series motherboards – photos leak

Some pictures of the upcoming MSI Intel 6 series motherboards leaked recently, and although there is very little information on the products, the pictures show they look very nice indeed. MSI’s Intel 6 series chipset motherboards show up and will be launched in the not too distant future. All of …

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GPU Caps Viewer 1.9.4 released

Our good friend JeGX has just released a new version of his GPU Caps Viewer over at Geeks3d. This version supports all current video cards including the upcoming GTX580. It is similar to GPUZ but actually offers quite a few more options. You can grab it directly from their site …

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ARM CEO – Intel will be no tablet threat

ARM processors are used in Apple’s iPad and have generated the company a significant amount of revenue. Warren East, ARM Ceo has said that he doesn’t believe Intel will be a competitive threat in this sector. Warren East told the Financial Times that sales of Tablet PC’s next year could …

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AMD confirm XFX are now Red only

Three weeks ago, XFX spoke to KitGuru to tell them that they were no longer making nvidia graphics cards. Today it has been made official as we received an email from AMD’s PR group informing us of the change. Better late than never chaps. “We are very pleased with XFX …

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