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Microsoft has no tablet option until Xmas 2012

With Apple set to take a significant chunk of the OS market in 2011, Microsoft has made an executive decision to offer no additional resistance against the all-conquering Jobs advance. KitGuru questions the wisdom. If IDC’s predictions are correct, then lumping tablet PCs in with regular desktops, netbooks and notebooks …

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Picking showgirls is tough work (apparently)

During a recent visit to a test facility, KitGuru undercover agents managed to gain entry to a very unusual meeting. It was at Thermaltake’s brand new Taipei office block and the meeting was to find the ladies who would be running the all important booth at Computex 2011 in June. …

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Work stops on KitGuru

Every now and then, something comes along that is totally engaging and completely useless. The frog ring tone and the Rubic’s Cube are two examples. Sunday morning, KitGuru received a link in the inbox (ouch!), opened it and spent the next half hour doing nothing productive whatsoever. You have been …

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Iiyama vows to break 30″ ‘price control cartel’

The year is 2011. We know a lot about technology. One of the things we know, 100% for certain, is that all products get cheaper. Even Microsoft Windows bows to market forces and drops in price periodically. As technology becomes more affordable, we have a tendency to upgrade. Everywhere that …

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Intel declares DX11 not mainstream until 2013

While some chip manufacturers nail everything to the mast of DX11, it seems that industry daddy Intel has a completely different view on the graphics technology. Given Microsoft enabled the world with DX11 way back in October 2009, why does Intel have such a different view and are they right …

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Bloomberg confirms KitGuru’s story that Dirk Meyer is leaving AMD

Just seven hours after KitGuru broke the world exclusive story that Dirk Meyer was leaving AMD, the world’s major press are now leaping on to the day’s most important technology/corporate event and confirming that KitGuru got it 100% right, ahead of everyone. First to take up KitGuru’s story was Steve …

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nVidia GTX 560 power requirement revealed

As you all know, nVidia will be launching its GTX560 refresh to the popular GTX460 card on 25th January 2011. Going back to the early part of 2010, when the first Fermi cards began to surface, one of the biggest worries was power draw. Has nVidia got it right with …

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EVGA set to slash warranty support by up to 80% ?

Different companies market on different things. The idea is to establish a USP or Unique Selling Point and push into the market with that USP. For a long time, nVidia partner EVGA has been pushing a global message that its 10 year warranty was a key reason to but its …

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FREE SearchStorage guide to SSD for Business

At KitGuru, when we see the latest and greatest in SSD technology we get a collective tingling in our loins and Zardon drifts off to a happy place where half a dozen of the new drives are strapped together in RAID 0 in order to make one of his benchmarks …

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GTX560 launch date set by nVidia

One of KitGuru’s spies saw what she believed to be half a dozen nVidia folk, staggering around at midnight on New Year’s Eve, kissing strangers and wishing them ‘a good un’. Followinng close in behind, as the peak of the schnapps-fuelled party wore off, conversation seemed to turn to work. …

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Man spends over 200,000 years playing Black Ops

OK, we cheated a little, it’s Man with a capital ‘M’ and it includes all of them. Everyone of them. As a species. Including the females. Confused? KitGuru explains!   Data released by software publisher shows that humanity has now spent more than 600,000,000 hours playing BlackOps online since its …

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nVidia competition to win Asus 3D screen and more

It’s nice when the multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporations that we have all (at some point) helped fund, turn around and do neat little competitions to win cool stuff.  nVidia has today stepped up to that plate. Here’s the detail you need to enter. The GeForce community site is in its …

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Follow your crap on Google, for a good cause

When scientists embark on multi-billion dollar projects to launch satellites, map the earth and set up the most advanced tracking & computational centres ever seen, they were probably in Star Trek mode. Certain that they were adding to the sum of human knowledge and helping NASA to reach for the …

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Intel Sandybridge revelation. No O/C for poor i3 ?

Will Intel reduce overclocking options on its next generation processors?  That’s what KitGuru spies are hearing and it is slightly worrying. A concerned KitGuru investigates. Back in the 90s, AMD managed to stretch out a significant lead over Intel in the enthusiast space for one simple reason. Intel doggedly refused …

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AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia

It’s a topsy-turvy world in modern technology. Just because you have a monsterous lead one minute, that doesn’t mean you won’t be trailing in the blink of an eye. And so life is for AMD right now. KitGuru investigates. With the launch of the Radeon HD 5000 series in September …

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