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KitGuru server changeover

Hello everyone! The KitGuru team just wanted to let you all know that if you are reading this, you are successfully viewing the front page hosted on our new server. We will be publishing information on our new host and server configuration in the near future and we thank you …

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AMD talk to KitGuru – BadCompany 2 fix is coming

This past Wednesday, AMD released Catalyst 10.6. We looked at video performance here and flash acceleration here. In our forums we have seen a few Crossfire users of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 complain about decreased performance in that game with Catalyst 10.6. So we went right to the source, to …

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HIS HD5550 Silence 1GB DDR3 Review

If you hate noise and want to build a media center then today’s product will be of particular interest – the HIS HD5550 Silence 1GB graphics card. At KitGuru we have focused recently on this market, covering several ATI and nVidia solutions as we know many of our readers are …

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Facebook rake in $800 million during 2009

Looking back it is hard to believe that Facebook was a social networking concept dreamed up by a couple of friends in a Harvard dorm back in 2004. Latest 2009 reports released show that the platform generated $800 revenue which is well beyond expected results.More importantly profits were also reasonably …

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A-DATA release USB 3.0 pendrives – 85MB/s

Have you always been annoyed with USB 2.0 pen drive performance? Is 35MB/s just not enough for your needs? Then fear ye not because A-Data have announced a new range of USB 3.0 flash drives for the performance hogs among you. A-DATA’s new N005 drives offer a reported 85-90MB/s on …

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Overclocking team hit 5.4ghz with Noctua’s NH-D14

Regular readers of KitGuru will already be aware how highly we rate the ND-D14 ‘Austrian Sandwich’ cooler from Noctua. We managed to hit 4.8ghz with both 655k and a 875k processors from Intel. We actually managed to get the 655k booting at 5ghz although stability wasn’t gained. Latest news in …

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Opera 10.6b1 – stable and nippier

It seems everyone right now is in a browser ‘update’ mode, with Safari 5, Chrome 5 beta, 64bit Firefox beta and even demos of Internet Explorer 9 hitting the public domain. Opera 10.60 beta has been recently released which offers a slew of improvements when compared to the current 10.53 …

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Corsair 16Gb Flash Padlock 2

Hands up if you like Corsair. Yeah, don’t we all. You will be pleased to hear that they have just launched a new 16GB model within the Flash Padlock 2 line of secure USB flash drives. With 16GB of flash memory, the newest Padlock doubles the amount of storage when …

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Apple shift 600,000 iPhone 4’s in 24 hours

I thought this article title might catch your attention. Is there anything these guys can’t sell right now? Yesterday we published an article on the sales fiasco that surrounded the Iphone 4 launchday, however it seems to have made absolutely no difference as Apple have broken all records, yet again …

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Guru downtime and issues

Well here we are a month later and I just wanted to update our readers. When we opened in May we had hopes the site would get decent hits, but in all honesty our hit rate has exceeded anything we could have imagined. As such the site is often inaccessible …

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Apple success story continues – iPhone 4 sells out

It seems the Apple juggernaut continues to steamroll everything in its path as latest reports in from Boy Genius and Engadget confirm that the iPhone 4 has sold out. Apple’s market value has already surpassed Microsoft’s, into hundreds of billions of dollars. AT&T confirmed to Engadget that “as of Tuesday …

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Crysis tops Steam game charts – 3 years later

Crysis, whether you love or loathe it, it seems we just can’t escape it. The latest Steam charts show it has taken the top 3 spots helped by a special 50% price reduction. 1. Crysis Complete Pack 2. Crysis 3. Crysis Warhead 4. Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers …

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Microsoft Kinect priced at $149 @ Gamestop

We reported a few days ago on the upcoming release of the Microsoft Kinect (previously known as Project Natal) and Microsoft have been remaining firm lipped about the pricing of the device. Gamespot however have listed it at $149.99 on their store and they have also listed the Arcade and …

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MSI R5870 Lightning Review

The ATI HD5870 video card redefined high end gaming when it was released many months ago, taking the performance crown as the fastest single core solution on the market. Even though nVidia have knocked it off the number one perch with the GTX480, many enthusiasts still prefer the HD5870 thanks …

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OCZ release new Deneva SSD’s: enterprise class

OCZ are well known in enthusiast circles after all they produce some of the finest memory sticks and SSD’s on the market. Today they announce the launch of a new enterprise line of SSD drives, called the Deneva series. These are built to order for business customers and are aimed …

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Rupert Murdoch bidding to completely own BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp are bidding to get complete ownership of BSkyB. He currently only owns 39 percent of the company which will surprise many members of the public as he is already seen as the figurehead of BSkyB. Earlier he bid 675p per share with the stock trading at …

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Apple launch new Mac Mini – nVidia 320m graphics

This morning we noticed that Apple have silently upgraded the Mac Mini, complete with nVidia 320m graphics. Many people had been wondering if Apple were finally going to can the Mini as the updates have been longer coming but it seems that isn’t the case. The Mac Mini is a …

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Synology DS710+ 2 bay NAS Server

With all the reviews on KitGuru in the last month there is a good possibility you have already bought a new system, perhaps even one for media entertainment. If so, the review today will be of particular interest as we will be looking at a 2 bay NAS system from …

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Apple to offer TRIM support for SSD?

Windows 7 SSD users have enjoyed TRIM support for quite some time, however if you move to OSX this support is currently lacking. Performance tends to suffer over time and while I have been using an INTEL SSD in my Macintosh for a while the performance is noticeably lower than …

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Acer T231H LCD Monitor – touch and sniff

When Windows 7 was first announced many thought the touchscreen support might create a viable alternative to the trusty mouse and keyboard. Acer are releasing a new LCD monitor, called the T231H which replaces the T230H. It features an advanced ergonomic design that Acer are promoting to offer ‘maximum comfort …

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Microsoft showcase ‘Kinect’ – motion gaming

Microsoft on Sunday gave press a sneak peak at a range of hot new titles to be released in the future. They also dubbed their own motion sensing  system “Kinect” – which people previously knew as “Project Natal”. In a performance constructed by Cirque du Soleil Microsoft staged ‘enactments’ of …

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Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate Edition review

KitGuru has already reviewed many products in ATI’s impressive 5xxx series over the last month and today we are finally going to get a chance to play with a HD5550 model. The HD5550 is a low profile graphics card which is perfect for small form factor chassis and home theater …

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 released – GPU acceleration

Adobe have been in the press almost daily lately, as their feud with Apple continues. Fans of Flash Player will be pleased to hear however that they have finally released 10.1 player to the public today with the mobile version due to hit around October this year. 10.1 is not …

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Asus Bravo 220 review – media card

I admit it, I am a technology junkie and I always have been, when other kids were playing with Star Wars figures I was disassembling my father’s radio and trying to figure out how it worked. “You got an unhealthy fixation, son” he would mutter as he slapped me on …

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Apple to face upcoming antitrust investigation

Apple have had a hell of a profitable year, overtaking the net worth of giant competitors such as Microsoft. It seems that we can’t go a day without them making news headlines and we reported yesterday that they have coded an ad removal option into their Safari 5 reader. It …

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