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Graphene: will it replace silicon ?

Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim of the University Of Manchester have won a Nobel for their creation of Graphene. This project first became public in 2004 when they were able to demonstrate electronic effects with ultra thin sheets of carbon that they created by “mechanical exfoliation … of small mesas …

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Apple iPad adoption rate: fastest ever, surpassing DVD player

Apple’s iPad has sold over 3 million units in 80 days with a current sales rate of 4.5 million units per quarter. This is surpassing the adoption rate of the DVD player. Bernstein Research has detailed the staggering success of the iPad with an early adoption rate surpassing the iPhone …

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ZeuS Trojan hybrids prove unstoppable

ZeuS malware has been used for some time now to steal personal information from online accounts and while several arrests have taken place in the US and the UK this Trojan is proving difficult to stop. Arresting several organisations unfortunately won’t suddenly mean that this nasty piece of software vanishes. …

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JPEG to be replaced by WebP ? Google hope so

The Joint Photographic Experts Group format (or JPEG as it is more commonly known) has become such a part of our lives in 2010, it is hard to image it ever being replaced. If Google have their way however, their new image format called ‘WeBp’ will do just that. Google …

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Researchers may have found first life supporting planet

Researchers yesterday said that for the first time they may have found an extrasolar planet that could be the foundation for life. This is because it falls squarely withint the ‘habitable zone’ of a nearby star. They are calling this planet ‘Gliese 581g’ – the sixth planet found orbiting the …

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The RIM Playbook Tablet – will it be a success ?

We posted a story yesterday on the new, upcoming Blackberry Playbook which looks to be an impressive piece of kit. Today, publications across the net are talking about the product, with many saying that it is destined to fail. Why? Research In Motion are well known to always target the …

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BlackBerry Playbook – targets the Apple iPad

If you haven’t yet jumped upon the iPad wagon due to a hatred of Apple then the new BlackBerry Playbook might be right up your alley. Research in Motion have a new ‘teaser’ subsite available now highlighting the unit with some beautiful high resolution photographs. Unlike other devices from companies …

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Windows 7 HP slate video on Youtube – real or fake?

The HP Slate has been discussed for some time now, but a man reporting to have a prototype in his hands has published a video on Youtube. “I have one here in my hands,” says the man, who is known as x313xkillazx on YouTube. “It’s not actually out yet … …

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BlackBerry Blackpad release date imminent

Apple are not only facing stiff competition from Samsung with their new 7 inch Galaxy handheld computer because BlackBerry are due to release their new ‘BlackPad’, possibly within the next few weeks. The Blackpad is rumoured to be based around a 7 inch touchscreen and will have at least one …

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New AMD CPUs – pricing confirmed

AMD have released a new slew of processors and as always their focus is on competitive pricing. We have new AMD CPU’s in our labs for testing and the reviews will be published in the near future. The success of KitGuru has meant that everyone wants us to review their …

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Intel unleash new $50 CPU upgrade cards

Intel have announced their intention to sell $50 ‘Processor Performance Upgrade Cards’ which people can buy to enhance the performance of their Intel CPU’s. These cards unlock additional CPU features which are physically on the die but are disabled in their ‘sell state’. CPU world have detailed that the Intel …

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Is Bell Micro trading from a place of fear?

Not often KitGuru discusses channel affairs. Most of our readers are fun loving types who love nothing better than loading up a virtual plasma rifle and blowing their best friends into a million tiny globs of goo. That said, we’re hearing a lot of channel chit-chat about Bell Micro and …

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Oracle announce Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced his companies new addition into the private cloud computing territory, going head to head with Hewlett Packard and IBM. The Exalogic Elastic Cloud, a system which contains 30 servers, each with 6 core processors for a total of 360 cores are interconnected with each other …

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Dawn of a new Ice Age with Cryo PC

Ten thousand years after the last great ice age receded (forming the Vale of Aylesbury on its way), Alan Johnson formed Cryo PC in the sleepy village of Granborough. KitGuru went to investigate. His technical team have all concealed their secret lives as ‘enthusiast overclockers’ by working real jobs in …

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Apple share values reach all time high

Whether you love them, or love to hate them, 2010 has been a very strong year so far from the shiny fruit maker from Cupertino. Their shares lately have been reflecting their business strength and shares closed at an all time high with an increase of $6.35 (up 2.35%). Apple’s …

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Intel release V2.0 SSD Toolkit

Intel have released the new version of their Solid State Drive Toolbox which allows users of their drives a wealth of utilities to tweak performance and monitor drive health. Version 2.0 incorporates new features such as the System Configuration Tuner and a Secure Erase feature. The Secure Erase feature will …

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