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RIAA in ‘haven’t a clue’ shocker – Newzbin 2 to open

KitGuru recently reported on the closure, then quick reopening of Bittorrent tracking site Pirates Bay. Another similar situation has happened this week after a long drawn out court case against popular newsgroup search provider Newzbin. After many months battling against the authorities Newzbin finally closed their doors, linking out to …

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Michael Dell eating Apple humble pie

It seems impossible to avoid the Apple success story lately and news has just filtered in that Apple are in fact now worth eight times as much as computer giant Dell. In NASDAQ trading today, Apple gained $1.95 to $239.74 to hit a market value of $218.12 billion or more …

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Free iPad for woman – Apple damage control

You would think that walking into an Apple store with a wad of cash would be enough to get you a shiny new iPad, however a woman was recently refused a purchase, even though they were in stock. When this was made public via a news network, Apple dramatically not …

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New concerns emerge over Google privacy

Data Protection officials from France, Spain and the Czech Republic have announced plans to analyse Google’s collection of data from wireless networks in their respective countries. This could well be the first step in regards to sanctions from European countries. Earlier this week Google made the statement that they had …

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Hard to please?: Surveys say get an iPad

Are you a hard man to please? Is it tough to get you excited? Then I have a suggestion …. and before you book that flight to Sweden just hear me out. According to ChangeWave Research, 91 percent of people who have purchased an iPad are literally so happy they …

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Stop the Press: Mac users do game!

Last week I reviewed the Steam client for Apple computers and once it went live I immediately received a few emails from irritate PC users, with one even asking me why I was ‘catering to a non functional user base’. I think he meant non existent, rather than dead, but, …

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB Review

The current AMD 5 series graphics card range is exceptionally enticing with particular emphasis always being placed on the high end 5970 and 5870 models – its natural for us to always focus on the maximum performance hardware, right? The only problem is that most of us cannot afford such …

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Asus release sexy new range of panels

Asus are best known for their class leading motherboards and laptops but they have been known to release some very attractive products in other sectors. Speaking with Asus Rep Iain Bristow today he told me that they are releasing a new range of products aimed at different target audiences. The …

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Red Dead Redemption – PS3 running at lower res?

Rumours via the grapevine have reached us that the massively anticipated Red Dead Redemption (from GTA makers Rockstar) on the Playstation 3 is actually running at a lower resolution than the Xbox 360 version. In a conversation this morning it appears that this initial claim was made on the Beyond …

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Pirates Bay saved by Swedish Pirate Party

Over the years many Bittorent sites have been shut – caused by pressure from the entertainment industry to any authorities who would listen. Pirates Bay is probably the most resilient of them all and it seems that whenever they get shut down, they just pop up again a short time …

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Will nVidia GTX465 will be £30 more than HD5850?

As KitGuru revealed last week, nVidia’s new mid range part will launch at Computex. We are now in a position to be much more specific about its price and market position. This card has been created to target the profitable and lucrative HD5850 sector. An area in which AMD are …

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Microsoft release new Hotmail improvements

Microsoft are releasing new improvements to Hotmail web mail … trying to reduce interface confusion while making it easier to send pictures to people while incorporating a new system to deal with Office documents. This latest version of Hotmail means you can read and alter Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Onenote …

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Fat ATX mainboard move catches case creators out

Across the globe, enthusiasts are buying some of the latest and greatest kit from their favourite suppliers, only to find that once they get home – the system cannot be built. Somehow, the mainboard is just too fat for this year’s fashionable chassis. (slimline, not an ounce of fat) KitGuru …

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YouTube: 2 billion downloads daily

YouTube made a public announcement stating that they get over two billion hits each day which works out at over twice as many people who watch all three of the biggest US TV networks combined. “I see this great growth opportunity in the online video market and we are positioning …

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Gizmodo v Apple Round 4 – the ‘lost’ iPhone Saga

Jason Chen – editor of Gizmodo has been trying to hold his own against Apple in the case of the ‘lost’ iPhone. Brian Hogan, 21, who lives in Redwood City, California was promised $8,500 from Gizmodo if the phone he had was actually the upcoming iPhone, due for release in …

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Fancy an iPad? new $190,000 version available

If you are one of the handful of people who feel that the Apple iPad is ‘too cheap’ then perhaps this latest model might appeal to your inflated bank balance. Stuart Hughes, the exclusive high end ‘luxury remodeling’ company have just released a version of the iPad with 53 flawless …

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Steam For Macintosh OS X Review

The Macintosh has never been pushed hard by Apple as a ‘gaming platform’ and several times in the past their company executives have even been dismissive of gaming in general, clearly wanting to focus more on professional editing and design applications. This attitude certainly hasn’t helped the Mac look attractive …

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Q1: nVidia making a recovery

nVidia have been having a rough six months with delays of their Fermi part meaning AMD could run amok and take control of the DX11 marketplace. For nVidia the 40nm manufacturing issues helped in some part as AMD had poor availability until a few months ago. nVidia reported revenues of …

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Google Nexus One web store to close

Google have announced that they are stopping sales of the online only Nexus One Smartphone and will instead focus on selling the device through retail channels. This means that the phones will stop being sold online entirely. Andy Rubin, Google’s Vice President of Engineering said today: “While the global adoption …

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nVidia Geforce GTX 465 info gets leaked

The upcoming nVidia GTX 465 is due for release shortly and chinese website eNet.com has already had their hands on a sample and have published some benchmark figures. The GTX 465 is going to fit in below the GTX 470 and this card will apparently feature the GF100 Fermi core, …

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New Asus NX90 laptop – pure flash

Asus have just released their new mega NX90JQ laptop over in Taipei. The machine not only brings a new meaning to the word ‘bling’ but it features Bang and Olufsen ICEPOWER speakers which surround the LCD screen. Finished in aluminum the Asus 18.4 inch machine is quite an eye catcher. …

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31: Hard as nails

Panasonic have been making Toughbooks for quite some time and they are commonly known as the leaders in this particular field. They have released the new Toughbook CF31 which is apparently not only extremely tough but rather quite pretty. The CF-30 is the fifth generation Toughbook and makes a claim …

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XFX HD5870 Black Edition Review

XFX. Those three letters immediately conjure visions of video gaming excellence – especially when you delve into their high end product range. Without doubt, along with Sapphire, XFX have been producing some of the finest graphics cards on the market over the last decade. Today we have the chance to …

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Mushkin announce new Sandforce powered SSD

Muskin, best known for their range of memory products have announced their entry into the thriving SSD marketplace with a new product called The Callisto. This series delivers impressive performance figures, which is no surprise as they use the SandForce SF-1200 controller. These drives are apparently able to achieve read …

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AMD Phenom II X4 960T cancelled

AMD insiders notified us a while ago that the Phenom II X4 960T, better known for its ‘unlocking to six core’ capabilities will not reach retail and will be an OEM only part. Many people were looking forward to owning a six core CPU for the price of only a …

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