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Ex HP CEO Mark Hurd set to become Oracle Number 2

Mark Hurd ex Hewlett Packard CEO was defended immediately after his removal by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who called the board ‘idiots’. It seems Larry may be putting his money were his mouth is by contemplating him for a new job inside his company. Mark Hurd has been credited with …

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Apple’s Ping gets hammered with comment spam

On paper, Apple’s new social media service Ping was a great idea, but unfortunately according to Sophos it has already been abused by people spamming the system and trying to offload phoney gadgets. The Ping network service integrates with iTunes 10 to let users follow their favourite artists and to …

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HP acquire 3Par: Dell lose out

The ongoing battle to buy 3Par has finally ended after a bidding war erupted between HP and Dell. HP have agreed to pay $2.35 billion and Dell didn’t counter the final bid. This is a $33 per share cash offer and it has been agreed by boards of both HP …

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Intel aiming to take over the mobile world

Intel have been spending a huge amount of money lately … $7.7 billion dollars on security company McAfee and recently $1.4 billion on Infineon. It is clear they are focusing on the mobile marketplace with these purchases, especially when the MeeGo mobile operating system partnership with Nokia is taken into …

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Dangerous 64 bit Rootkit spreading

A new version of dangerous rootkit Alureon is back – this time in the shape of a 64 bit edition. We are always dismayed to hear about new security issues, but this one looks to be particularly nasty as it has been designed to specifically target the ever expanding 64 …

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Halo Reach leaks banning consoles from Xbox Live

Halo Reach on Xbox 360 has leaked a while ago and many people are downloading it from Bitorrent to play on their Xbox 360 consoles. Fudzilla have reported that their sources are telling them that some small retailers are selling the game earlier, breaking release date. Microsoft are still saying …

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Intel spending spree continues

With Intel’s recent $7.68 billion takeover of McAfee many wouldn’t have been expecting the latest $1.4 billion acquisition of Infineon Technologies AG’s wireless unit. Intel’s purchase of Infineon marks an expansion into the wireless device market, an area which has been a struggle for them in the past. This purchase …

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Google Youtube to offer pay per view Hollywood movies

The ever popular YouTube website, owned by Google are in talks with Hollywood movie studios to launch a worldwide pay per view video service at the end of 2010 to challenge Apple’s dominance for online digital video distribution. Google have been hard pitching to studios on the appeal of streaming …

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HP and Dell Bidding war for 3Par gets hot and heavy

HP are going to be removed from Dell’s Christmas card list after outbidding them again with a $1.8 billion offer for computer storage company 3Par Inc. HP’s latest bid works out 11 percent more than Dell’s at $27 per share. 3Par had already accepted a $24.30 a share offer earlier …

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ATI Catalyst 10.8 released – 2-10% performance boost

AMD have just released Catalyst 10.8 with promises of some very nice performance increases. Performance highlights: Far Cry 2: Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations. Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations. ·Performance increases 3-8% …

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Kingston HyperX hits 3068mhz world record

KitGuru has been impressed with Kingston recently – their new HyperX products are producing some fine results in enthusiast systems across the globe. When we recently spoke with Bernd Dombrowsk their Sales Director, he impressed us with his aggressive and upfront style of answering questions. News has filtered in today …

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Recent mac update increases gaming FPS x 3

Macintosh executives have never been keen to promote their machines as gaming computers but they have been swallowing a bitter pill recently with Valve’s release of the Steam client for OSx. Adoption has been phenomenal and this has had the positive effect of pushing their departments to update drivers. The …

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nVidia and XFX burned bridges for good?

XFX are without doubt one of the finest graphics card manufacturers on the planet and whenever they announced they were going to sell ATI graphics card, many analysts and journo’s wondered how it would work. After all nVidia are well known to be rather tempremental and difficult to work with …

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Intel make a leap into security – McAfee buyover

News has just reached KitGuru that Intel are purchasing McAfee for $7.68 billion. If that makes your eyes water, then rest assured it won’t make much of a dent in Intel’s coffers. This move is one of the most dramatic in Intel’s history as they clearly want a shift into …

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