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Darwin evolves into a Pure PC

It’s always nice to be surprised. We operate in a mature industry, where the truly inspirational products occur infrequently. So when we picked up a couple of emails about Pure PC and Darwin, we decided to do some investigating. Here’s what we’ve found so far. First you need an architect …

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Blackberry Playbook will match iPad 2 pricing

Rumours have emerged from KitGuru sources that Blackberry will be matching the iPad 2 £399 price when they release their PlayBook in the UK. While it seems like a no brainer to be matching Apples retail price, hitting a £399 inc vat price point for a modern performance oriented tablet …

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‘Gay Cure’ iPhone app is under attack as 80,000 complain

Apple are coming under attack from gay rights activists after they approved an application targeting ‘homosexual strugglers’. More than 80,000 people have signed a petition against this ‘gay cure’ application which Apple has said contains ‘no objectionable content’. Exodus International, a pro Christian group behind the creation of the application …

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Microsoft Zune wont be updated due to poor sales

By any estimations, Microsoft have failed to give Apple’s iPad a serious challenge. Demand for the Zune player has led the company to finally reevaluate their strategy and shift focus to other devices. According to an inside source within the company who has spoken to Bloomberg. Microsoft will now concentrate …

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Parliament selects iPad – says no to Windows

OK – that’s not exactly what’s happened, but with the UK’s House of Lords choosing tablets and rejecting the introduction of netbooks and notebooks, it seems that Parliament will become iPad central. KitGuru considers the situation. Prime Minister’s question time has a certain cut and thrust, even though both sides …

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Apple iPad 2 available in store from 5pm*

Well, that’s certainly true in the United States of the Americas. Elsewhere in the world, we may need to wait a little longer. The eagerly awaited product is finally here, so KitGuru decided to look at the hype a little. When Steve Jobs got off his hospital bed at the …

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Ban on Playstation 3 lifted by the courts

KitGuru reported last week that the Playstation 3 was a victim of custom seizures. This was due to LG accusing Sony of using BluRay technology that LG had developed. They attempted to get Sony to pay for the technology by forcing a preliminary injunction against the import and sale of …

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3TB memory cards – the shape of things to come ?

Journalists always get sent stuff. Every day, sometimes several times a day, you will get the bing bong from your local courier service as they drop off another package. Most of the time, it’s kit for testing. Sometimes it’s a promotional product. We were going to consign the latest 1GB …

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Apple set to streamline store layouts

Inside sources have said that Apple stores will be eliminating some stock soon to make way for more, improved customer support. The sources told KitGuru that Apple Stores may be losing some of the game titles and even some peripherals from the layout soon, their plan is to make the …

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UK government push £50 million for superfast broadband

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that they will direct another £50 million to help push the development of super fast broadband. KitGuru has covered the poor state of broadband services in the United Kingdom before, and it is clear that some of the superfast packages are …

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Apple offer £100 refund to iPad customers

Anyone who reads KitGuru regularly will have been aware months ago that Apple were releasing the iPad2 early this year. Well unfortunately some of the public haven’t been aware and have been buying the iPad, only to find out that their shiny new device will be replaced in a few …

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Microsoft and Apple fight over ‘app store’ name

Apple have been trying to trademark the term ‘App Store’ for a while now, but Microsoft aren’t having it. The Redmond operating system giant have said that the ‘App store’ name is too generic to trademark, but Apple see things in a totally different way. Apple’s counsel have written a …

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Multiplay i42 almost sold out

The world’s leading LAN gaming organisation, Multiplay, has almost sold out its Easter Bank Holiday event for this year. So how many gamers does it take to make the best LAN party in the UK? KitGuru pitches a tent and looks inside. Newbury race course is nestled in the beautiful …

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Asus mainboard box IS your new Mini ITX chassis

Many smaller manufacturers across the globe have recycled the box that a chassis comes in. While the likes of Dell and HP have neat boxes printed, most of the smaller operations just send the complete PC straight back out in the chassis box. At CeBIT 2011, Asus has taken that …

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Women buy more technology as their earnings rise

What are the real differences between men and women?  This is a question that has perplexed scientists, poets, economists and philosophers since the dawn of time. In modern civilisations, over time, artificial barriers have been successfully challenged and eradicated. As these barriers fall, does behaviour change?  KitGuru combines 2 recent, …

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Man sends $200,000 to fake internet girlfriend

In one of the more unusual stories this weekend, the Chicago Sun-Times published an article which highlighted a bizarre online fraud case. A man from Naperville, Illinois has been conned out of $200,000 by a fake online girlfriend. KitGuru has to ask, just how dumb can any one man be? …

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AC Ryan appoints Brinkmann as new CEO

One of the fastest growing sectors in recent times has centred around the media streaming device. Whenever the market experiences a sharp change in direction, there is always a window of opportunity for a new company to win customers but out-innovating and out-marketing the competition. AC Ryan is just such …

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New Intel Core i3 chips set to hit stores

While the Sandy Bridge/Cougar Point affair is still very much in the public domain, Intel is pushing ahead with its launch schedule unhindered. We’re presently hearing that the launch for the new chips will be on a Sunday. Strange timing. KitGuru gives the specs a once over. Searching Google for …

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WinAmp forums attacked, hacked and personal info leaked

AOL have suffered a rather embarassing security breach as the Winamp forums were attacked and email addresses and password details were stolen. Winamp forums general manager Geno Yoham sent an email to all registered members of the community warning that his team had ‘quickly detected and blocked’ an attack on …

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Kaspersky security violated by old hack

Despite the fact that Kaspersky has been dealing with threats for more than 13 years, KitGuru spies have smuggled footage to HQ which proves categorically that its security was completely exposed by one of the oldest hacks we know. KitGuru dons night vision goggles to explain. Kaspersky is arguably the …

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Arctic Hobby machines spotted in the flesh

Every guru’s favourite marketing machine, Brice Vandervoorde from Arctic, is live and in the flesh at major channel event, Distree XXL in Monte Carlo, Monaco. KitGuru spies have been snapping the cool stuff and sending back the pics that count. Alongside Panzers, Arctic Hobby has a full range of remote …

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Cooler Master experiences Turkish delight

There is an old joke in Taiwan that ‘copy is right’. It’s a play on words that has been tested many times in the courts over the years as close competitors accuse each other of ‘borrowing’ their most popular designs. Something rather stranger happened to Cooler Master recently. KitGuru slaps …

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Distree kicks off in Monte Carlo

While trade shows like CeBIT have been dying a slow death over the past 5 years, some trade shows are absolutely booming. Basically, it comes down to what is being shown, who the audience is and how does anyone make money. KitGuru dons sun block (optimistically) and investigates. Distree XXL …

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Intel says STOP BUYING OUR NEW SYSTEMS

OK, it has arrived. Following on from Intel’s very open and honest revelation yesterday morning, the channel has been waiting to hear what the full extent of Intel’s advice is – and it has just arrived. KitGuru reveals all. The message is clear. “Intel Recommends Channel Customers Stop Building and …

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