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How would ARM finance the purchase of nVidia?

One of the most persistent rumours of the past 5 days has been that nVidia might be in play on the market. The market for desktop graphics has not suddenly become significantly bigger over the past 3 months, yet nVidia’s share price has been steadily inflating updward. Overall bouyancy in …

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Macbook Air to sell 250,000 units a month

Apple are selling billions of dollars of product every month and the latest sales figures show that around 1 million Macbooks will be sold in Q4 of 2010. What is more interesting to us however is that estimates show 250,000 of this 1,000,000 could very well be sales of the …

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Acer reveals smartphone with 4.8 inch screen

All of you who love big smartphones will already be drooling over the new Acer model which is due for release in April 2011. The device features a huge 4.8 inch screen with 1024×480 resolution. Acer have yet to name the phone, but we know already that it is going …

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Apple 1 sells for $212,267

KitGuru reported last week that one of the first Apple computers ever built was being auctioned and many will be surprised to hear that it sold for a wallet sapping $212,267. The Apple 1 was sold for $666.66 when it first shipped in 1976 and it came with a preassembled …

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3DMark 2011 due for release

The extremely popular benchmark 3DMark is due for an update at the end of this month. Futuremark have announced the official launch date as November 30th 2010. 3DMark 2011 is a Direct X 11 only benchmark and is going to be made available in three versions, Basic, Advanced and Professional. …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab, over 600,000 sold already.

Well it looks as if Samsung are off to a good start with their Galaxy Tab, selling over 600,000 units in a month. Google Android has proven popular so far, and this is helping Samsung sell huge numbers in the first month of release. The 2.2 OS has received great …

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A.C. Ryan mega €15,000 competition

We received this press release from A.C. Ryan this morning: This is the question you will hear people asking across the globe! The answer, which is now sending Twitter aflutter: I DO #PLAYON @ ACRyan. This week, AC Ryan has launched our huge “DO YOU PLAYON!?” Tweet & Win advertising …

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Dell post strong earnings, jump 10 percent

Dell had a good day yesterday, they jumped 10 percent in trading after posting earnings which beat analyst’s predictions. Bloomberg have reported that Profit excluding certain items was 45 cents a share in the fiscal third quarter, Round Rock, Texas-based Dell said in a statement yesterday. That topped the 32-cent …

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Virgin Media attack broadband speed lies in UK

Virgin Media have started to attack other ISPs in the UK claiming that many ISP’s are lying about their actual speeds. The campaign is being held at http://www.stopthebroadbandcon.org/ and includes a personal plea from media darling Richard Branson. He says “If you regularly use the web, I would ask you …

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Google Documents editing added to Android & iOS

Google have updated their software to allow for mobile editing of Google Documents for both iOS and Android platforms. This has been a feature many people have been waiting on for months. Thanks to this new feature, it means that users can now edit their documents on the move. Andrew …

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Is Flash as evil as Apple say? RIM disagree

Adobe and Apple have not seen eye to eye for a long time – not since Steve Jobs went public about his personal loathing for Flash anyway. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was at the Web 2.0 conference and refused to be drawn into the debate again. While he refuted rumours …

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AMD support the MeeGo OS project

AMD said yesterday that they are signing up to the open source MeeGo Linux project and that they are going to contribute ‘engineering resources’ to ensure that their forthcoming APUs operate under the OS. AMD have made this announcement at the MeeGo conference in Dublin, Ireland. Their main rival, Intel …

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Microsoft sell 100,000 Kinect per day

Microsoft doomsayers will be very unhappy to read the latest statistics in from the company surrounding the release of the Kinect device for the Xbox 360. They claim to be selling 100,000 units every day since release. Microsoft claim that the 100,000 daily sales are set to increase as it …

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Dell Streak to get Froyo update by end of month

Even though the Dell Streak didn’t prove to be a hot seller, Kitguru really liked it when we were given one for review in August. Dell have announced that it will be getting an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. Dell UK posted a message to their …

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New Firefox 4 beta is faster

A new version of Firefox 4 Beta was released which proves to be faster than the previous build. As a self proclaimed Firefox addict I spent most of yesterday playing with the new beta to judge the performance gains. The new version is clearly faster when running Javascript thanks to …

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More phones in the UK than people

Many areas of technological hardware have had a tough time for sales in 2010, but not so for the mobile phone industry. Recent reports just in show that the phone market has seen a 43 percent global growth. Smartphones have only been on the market for five years but they …

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Tim Smalley says goodbye to the IT industry

Like every industry, the world of technology includes some real giants. Standing nearly 7 feet tall*, Tim Smalley is just such a man and we’ve been sent a pic of the Expert Reviews editor saying goodbye to Bit-Tech, the site he helped found many moons ago. Joking aside, Tim is …

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Amazon doubles revenue share for publishers

From the 1st of December, magazine and newspaper publishers will be able to get a larger cut from sales in the Kindle Store, Amazon announced this morning. This means the share increases from 30% to 70% for each title sold in the store, meaning publishers will be more tempted to …

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A.C. Ryan release the Playon! HD Essential

A.C. Ryan have a new media player out for launch which looks set to cement their standing as the leading force in media players. “Introducing the latest product launch from the multi-award winning Playon! series, the Playon!HD Essential. The Playon!HD Essential allows you to store and enjoy all of your …

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Google hand out free inflight Wi-Fi to travelers

Google said yesterday that it was working with three airlines to give holiday travelers free in flight wifi. GoGo’s broadband service is normally a strictly pay only option at $11 for 24 hours, but Google are giving it away free with domestic flights in Delta, Virgin America and AirTran. This …

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nVidia GTX580 also surfaces in Poland

With yesterday’s unofficial launch of the GTX580 graphics card, the world plus dog seems to be getting in on the act. KitGuru pulls out its world atlas and started to hunt down the leading suppliers of nVidia’s new monolithic card. nVidia must be so happy that everyone is loving the …

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Blackberry facing stiff competition, share prices drop

Research In Motion are facing a stiff challenge from competitiors with Bank Of America and Citigroup are looking at alternatives for corporate email. Shares have dropped 3 percent recently as investors worry that the Blackberry smartphone strangehold on corporate communications was being eroded by rival solutions. The banks are testing …

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Exceleram – new company detail ram products

You might not have heard of ‘Exceleram’ however we are sure over coming months that they will be featured more in the press and on review sites. They are a German based start up company who will be focusing on memory. They are almost ready to start shipping products to …

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Star Wars 3D moving holograms become reality

‘Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, You’re my only hope’. These words will ring down through the annals of history as some of the most poignant in the scifi world, from Star Wars. Now, more than 30 years scientists have developed the first real time moving hologram. These ‘telepresence’ images appear without …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Google sue US government over Microsoft favouritism

Another day, and yet again another round of legal action. This time Google are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior saying that the agency inappropriately wrote ‘procurement requirements’ for a messaging contract to favour Microsoft Corp over its own Google Apps. The suit was filed on Friday in the …

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Google Q1-3 $1.6 billion spend on 40 companies

Google have been on a massive spending spree lately, forking out $1.6 billion on Admob, Slide On2 and 37 other companies, so they can try and become competitive with Facebook and other leading social networking sites. Google have talled up 40 company buyovers in the first three quarters in 2010, …

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Apple sue Motorola: multi touch phone infringement

Apple are suing Nokia, claimg that their multi touch smartphones use Apple owned intellectual property. Patently Apple have reported that Apple have lodged two separate suits against Motorola which list six different patents.. These suits directly target the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, Bakflip Devour A555, Devour …

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