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Google cancel ‘Google Wave’

Net giant Google have decided to cancel Google Wave after it was released last year. Australian developed Google Wave was released with the intention of radically changing email and group communication. Unfortunately the platform did not reach expected adoption figures. Australian Lars Rasmussen was the brains behind the idea which …

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BlackBerry light a torch to target iPhone

It appears its impossible to keep Apple out of the news lately as Research in Motion (RIM) have showcased a new BlackBerry phone which is clearly targeting the Apple iPhone market. Analyst reports appear mixed however with some saying that it will not blow rivals away. The BlackBerry Torch is …

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Verizon and Motorola partner to challenge iPad

Latest news has reached KitGuru that Motorola are working on a new digital tablet device that will allow people to watch their television shows via it, a market obviously dominated right now by the Apple iPad. This device will also have a 10 inch screen and will be running Google’s …

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Apple checking into iOS vulnerabilities

Apple are studying reports that software vulnerabilities are allowing remote control and jailbreaking of its iOS devices. Vupen, a french security firm posted information regarding two security flaws in Apple’s iOS and the Cupertino hardware giant are said to be investigating, according to latest reports from Reuters. These vulnerabilities are …

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Microsoft patch Windows Shortcut Exploit

Microsoft have released a new patch which is an out of band security update for the Windows Shortcut vulnerability. This out of band patch is important as it locks down a loophole which allowed hackers access to user rights of an affected system by code related to Windows Shortcut Files …

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Digital Storm 3D Vision Black|OPS

Not many of us have the luxury of being able to afford three 1080p monitors in the home, however if you are lucky enough to already own a multitude of screens then these prebuilt systems might appeal to you. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 400 GPUs generate the graphics horsepower to drive …

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AMD and Intel gain foothold at expense of nVidia

Jon Peddie Research just in shows that nVidia are suffering from double digit drops in sales within most market segments. Intel and AMD are gaining ground. KitGuru has reported AMD and Intel’s successes many times recently, but some of that growth will, naturally, at the expense of nVidia. Let’s see …

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Apple remove competitor Antenna performance from website

Apple have changed the antenna performance page on their website removing references to the performance of competitors smartphones compared directly to the iPhone 4. Apple originally launched this page after the iPhone 4 press conference to demonstrate how a number of other phones see signal attenuation when gripped tightly in …

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AMD Ontario performance numbers leaked

It seems that performance figures for the first Fusion product from AMD have leaked online. Hardware Info – a german site, appear to have gotten their hands on a leaked table that details the Ontario based accelerated processing unit (APU) is capable of 1.352 GFLOPS of floating point performance. When …

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Microsoft Kinect too expensive?

Microsoft have been coming under attack due to the £129.99 price point on the Kinect Controller for the Xbox 360 – many feel this is just too much money for the device. Brett Siddons, Microsoft UK’s marketing manager spoke to Techradar and he says that the price was fair because …

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Powercolor HD5770 Vortex 1GB Review

If you have been following the news and reviews lately you will have assuredly seen mention of nVidia’s stellar new ‘mass market’ Fermi card the GTX460 – KitGuru reviewed the overclocked eVGA version and it walked away with very high praise indeed. While it is capable of delivering a fantastic …

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Apple make progress with ‘white’ iPhone 4

While many people have been focusing on the ‘antennagate’ ordeal with the troubled iPhone 4, Apple have been quietly dealing with issues with the release of the white version of the phone. “As has been suggested before, one of the main dilemmas is argued to have been getting the right …

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Facing the future of animation at Abertay

A University of Abertay Dundee researcher believes his studies into facial expressions could shape the future of animation by making film and computer game characters more credible. Robin Sloan, PhD student and lecturer based in the Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games, has devised a set of rules to …

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Buffalo beefs up wireless routers with DD-WRT

KitGuru has reviewed quite a few Buffalo products since we opened a few months ago and so far we have admired their combination of competitive pricing and performance. Many people don’t know however that Buffalo offer alternative open source firmwares for their wireless routers which are meant to deliver an …

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Google arming to challenge Facebook

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google are holding talks with gaming companies with the aim to create a new competiting social networking service to go head to head with the ever popular Facebook. Google have been in discussions with the makers of online gaming which include Electronic Arts …

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New Mac Pro with up to 12 CPU cores due for release

Apple has announced a new Macintosh Pro line up with support for up to 12 processing cores and 50 percent greater performance when compared with the last generation of machines. Apple are going to be using the new Intel quad core and 6 core Xeon processors with clock speeds up …

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