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Smartphone ownership rises to 58.7 million in USA

Samsung Electronics are riding high in the USA as they maintain their market share growth in the US mobile phone sector. Research in Motion, famous for the Blackberry handsets are losing marketshare in the smartphone operating system market. For the three months which ended in September, Samsung hold their position …

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Archos 43 tablet (froyo) now available

Archos have made some great products in the last five years and I owned several of their portable players many eons ago, which I always loved. Their latest internet tablet with Android 2.2 (Froyo) is now available in the shops. The Archos 43 uses a Cortex A8 processor. The Archos …

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Powercolor unleash the PCS+ HD6850

The HD6850 has proved popular with AMD’s partners, with many releasing custom cooled solutions with overclocked settings, out of the box. Powercolor are the latest to offer an overclocked card with a custom designed cooler which looks to be tickling the tastebuds of the discerning enthusiast user. The Powercolor PCS+ …

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Do violent video games really damage kids?

California is defending its ban on selling ultra violent video games to minors before the Supreme court today, but we ask ourselves, do violent games really affect kids or young adults? California will ask the justice department to exempt a type of violent content from the First Amendment’s protection of …

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POV release new Mobii 10.1 inch Tablet

nVidia partner Point Of View have detailed specifications of the new 10.1 tablet they are releasing featuring nVidia Tegra. The Point Of View Mobii tablet features a capacitive multi touch screen (1024×600) with 512mb of system memory and 512mb of NAND flash memory with support for up to 32GB via …

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Twitter set to break 200 million users by end of year

Love them or loate them, it is hard to escape social networking in the news today. Latest information reaching KitGuru details that Twitter now have over 175 million users, a growth of 30 million people since August, or 15 million users a month. Not many networks could claim a growth …

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AMD speak about ‘Flex FP’ – new floating point power

AMD have spoken about the upcoming Flex FP floating point unit which is due to be incorporated into the Bulldozer Processor line up in servers and workstations next year. John Fruehe, AMD’s director of product marketing said in his blog that the new technology delivers tremendous floating-point capabilities for technical …

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Tianhe 1A: the fastest computer in the world

The USA have just lost the world’s fastest supercomputer title to China, with their Tianhe-1A taking over the top slot. The Tianhe-1A has 1.4 times the power of the closest rival according to Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the offical supercomputer rankings. Although this list …

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AMD Catalyst 10.10c Hotfix released

AMD have released a new driver hotfix which features some performance improvements and bug fixes as well as support for their new Morphological Anti Aliasing feature. AMD Catalyst 10.10c Hotfix Features: OpenGL 4.1 beta support Support for the new Morphological Anti-Aliasing feature Dead Rising 2 – Crossfire profile (Resolves negative …

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MSI release two new HD6800 cards

MSI release some great video cards and we have reviewed many in the past on KitGuru. They have announced two new boards, their reference clocked/cooled HD6870 and a new custom cooled HD6850. While many partners have already released custom cooled HD6850’s we are waiting on the first batch of custom …

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Macbook Air 2010 a copy of the Vaio X505?

Apple have released the new Macbook Air, a striking new wedge design which features an ULV Intel processor. The only thing, this looks to be extremely similar to the Sony Vaio X505 released six years ago, in 2004. Steve Jobs said that the new MacBook Air is ‘the future of …

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Hot demand for XFX HD6850: sold out at £133

It would be hard to miss the launch today of the AMD HD6850 and HD6870. You will probably have already read our reviews of several of the partner cards. If you haven’t then check out the front page of KitGuru. Scan have been working with XFX on competitive pricing for …

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Sex.com domain sells for $13 million

If someone offered you a domain name for $13 million you are likely to either laugh, or faint. But one of the nets most sought after names has just sold at auction for $13 million (£8.2 million). The domain name went on sale in July after the former owner went …

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Windows Phone 7 panned by critics

With the hotly awaited release of Windows Phone 7, the critics were clearly expecting more. Many have said already that Microsoft have a long way to go to catch up with Apples iPhone and Google’s Android. While it is still early days, this hasn’t been the ideal launch for Microsoft. …

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HP release new Palm Pre2 and webOS 2.0

Hewlett Packward has been talking about the benefits of webOS 2.0, saying that it would offer improved multitasking by ‘stacking’ similar applications into logical groups for easier, faster switching. It will also support Adobe Flash ensuring that pages with embedded flash content can be viewed by their customers. The new …

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nVidia GT440 released – OEM only

nVidia launched the GT440 today with not much of a fanfare. The card is a DX11 part and is OEM only, which means it is going to appear in prebuilt systems in the run up to Christmas. The GT440 is about as exciting as the GT430 (yawns) and features 144 …

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Iomega release USB 3.0 External SSD drives

Iomega have just announced a new series of USB 3.0 external Solid State Drives, ranging in size from 64gb to 256GB. These new drives are based around an external enclosure offering superfast USB 3.0 speeds while remaining compatible with the older USB 2.0 interface. USB 3.0 is clearly the way …

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Microsoft issue patches for 49 bugs

Yesterday Microsoft issues patches for 49 security holes in Internet Explorer, Windows and other software. This is the largest number of bugs to be squashed in a single Tuesday release. The 49 fixes were classed as critical, one of the highest security ratings that generally indicates potential ‘rogue takeover’ issues. …

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AMD HD6870 and HD6850 benchmarks get leaked

Today we noticed that Hexus have translated some information from chinese website xfastest.com. They have shown some benchmark figures from the upcoming HD6850 and HD6870. Both of these cards have already been pictured and leaked on various Far East sites (shame on you guys!), but this is the first benchmark …

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AMD HD6870 info/pic leaked – ATI branding ditched

In the run up to any major launch we always have ‘leaks’ on the net and insider info making their way into the public domain. The first picture of what appears to be AMD’s HD6870 has just leaked on the net. This image was posted on Chinese ‘pokemon looking’ tech …

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