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Kaspersky discover huge Cyberattack: ‘Flame’

Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a massive cyber attack codenamed the ‘Flame’, which has been operating since 2010. They say it has collected private data from countries such as Israel and Iran. Kaspersky spoke to BBC news this afternoon and they said the malware was ‘state sponsored’, but weren’t sure of …

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Microsoft try to take down Zeus Botnets

Reports indicate that Microsoft, with an escort of U.S. Marshals seized control of command and control servers on Friday in two states in America. This is an ongoing campaign by Microsoft to take down botnets involving 13 million computers infected with the Zeus Malware. Microsoft announced last night that “some …

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PC market set to grow in Q3/Q4

The Worldwide PC market is set to experience growth in the latter part of the year, thanks in part to the release of the Windows 8 Operating System. The new Microsoft operating system always fuels PC sales and many system builders are hoping that this is the case later this …

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Wikileaks release intelligence firm’s emails

Wikileaks have started to publish more than five million emails from a U.S. based global security analysis company which has been likened to a shadow CIA. These emails have been taken by hackers and sources claim they could ‘unmask sensitive sources and throw light on the murky world of intelligence-gathering …

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Does porn offend you?

The subject of porn is a delicate topic for many people. Teenage men may build up a large collection on their computers at home, but for other people it can be extremely offensive. I think the majority of people reading this will feel that there is a time and a …

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Sony reveal new camera sensor which may be used in iPhone 5

Very few launches are being hyped as much as the upcoming iPhone from Apple. It would appear that they are working with Sony to release a stunning new camera sensor which could improve images in both bright and low light conditions. These new sensors promise faster response times, lower power …

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AMD sued by Quanta over heat related chip issues

Quanta have filed a lawsuit against AMD in a California court due to claims of using faulty processors in some computers. AMD are disputing these claims. A news report by Bloomberg highlights that Quanta have accused AMD of selling chips that can not tolerate specific heat levels, making them unusable …

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TomTom restructure – axing 10% of workforce

TomTom, the well known Satellite navigation system manufacturer are undergoing a ‘restructuring’ process which will mean that 10 percent of their workforce will be made redundant. They also plan to reorganise the R&D budget to speed up the time they take to get products to market. The firm wants to …

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Twitter announce 100 million user base globally

Twitter are going from strength to strength. According to Dick Costolo, they have 100 million users now globally. Of those, more than half are active daily and 40 percent of them read the site without tweeting. Five billion tweets are made now every month and they have an audience of …

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Mars Mission for Minty Mouths @ i43

While the majority of the 3,000 gaming fanatics that poured into Telford International Centre over the Bank Holiday weekend were a reasonably well-bathed bunch, oral hygiene can be something completely different. KitGuru snapped a nice gesture from the Martians and wanted to share it with you. Without doubt, Multiplay i43 …

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Iiyama shoots for fastest draw in the west at i43

While more column inches are dedicated to graphic cards and processors than anything else, it’s the keyboard, mouse, headset and screen that define the gamer’s interface with their gaming rig. Iiyama had a new screen on display at i43 – and it’s a bit of a monster. KitGuru spies got …

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BT raise prices again – but freeze them until 2013

BT are sure to be unpopular as they announce increasing charges for local calls, the second time this year. According to an article on TechEye, resident customers will have to deal with a five percent increase on the 3rd of December. This means a 7.95p a minute charge to make …

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GamesCom Booth Babe Check – Part 2

The world (of mostly Germans) has now had a chance to play Modern Warfare 3 alongside the latest iterations of all the most popular games, over at GamesCom 2011. But was it all about long queues and smiles of ‘I have and you have not’ satisfaction? Not a chance. . …

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GamesCom Booth Babe Check – Part 1

GamesCom 2011 was a MONSTER show, held in MONSTER halls in the MONSTER city of Cologne. Altogether, a great event, but a little nuts. We’ve already brought most of the key stories, but now it’s time for some pure fun. Being a booth babe is big business in Cologne. The …

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US usurped by China in Q2: largest PC market

China has overtaken the US in Q2 to become the world’s largest market for PC computers. The US market is declining while the Chinese market is growing. The International Data Corp released details earlier this week saying that 18.5 million units shipped in China, totaling $11.9 billion. This compares against …

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AMD Fusion Black Edition ready to rock and roll

For years, car companies have been souping up and turbo charging their smallest vehicles. On the one hand, it seems a little crazy, but on the other hand it is hugely appealing. KitGuru spies sniffed around the Alternate stand at GamesCom 2011 and got the whiff of something meaty. Take …

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