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nVidia supercomputer delivers 1.271 petaflops per second

Is your computer just not cutting it anymore? Then perhaps this will get the juices flowing. China has just installed the worlds second most powerful computer built around nVidia Tesla C2050 boards. The system has a total of 4,640 Tesla parts and also features a rack of Intel X5650 processors. …

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Foxconn suicide rate sparks investigation

If you are looking for a new long term career then it appears you should avoid Foxconn (Hon Hai Group), especially if the recent suicide toll is anything to go by. Foxconn supply components for many companies including Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard and each of these companies are opening …

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CoolerMaster unleash new HAF X chassis

CoolerMaster have just released another case in their popular HAF series, the HAF X. This sexy looking chassis is targeting a slightly different market however, aimed at overclocking gaming enthusiasts. Ultimate performance is clearly the focus point. The chassis measures 230x550x590mm and weighs a back breaking 14.36kg – which is …

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BBC iPlayer will run on iPad – flash not required

The BBC recently announced version 3 of the iPlayer catch up service for their viewers meaning people can stream shows for a week after their first airing – these can also be downloaded for up to 30 days on support platforms. The system currently does not support Apple devices, however …

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Facebook enhance privacy settings – after pressure

Facebook have been under pressure lately to protect their users privacy and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has blamed the issues on ‘growing pains’. Mark was keen to point out that engineers and designers have been working hard in the last three weeks to improve privacy settings. “We don’t pretend that we …

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Zotac GTX 480 Review

Last September we saw the AMD launch of the Radeon 5000 series and they spent the next six months leading the way in every price point. Sadly they also had to deal with shortages of stock due to 40nm yield issues with TSMC. The other downside for the consumer was …

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Pacman gobbles up $120,483,800

Very few readers will have missed the recent Pacman ’30 year anniversary’ game on the Google home page, but we have been updated on usage stats. Over 4.8 million hours have been logged with the game which averages out at 36 seconds per person. Someone was very handy with a …

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Intel release new i3, i5, i7 CULV processors

Intel have announced a new range of ultra low voltage i3, i5 and i7 processors – something we mentioned last week on KitGuru. The announcement was made on Engadget and it seems as if the new dual core processors will be hitting retail in June and will sit alongside the …

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GIGABYTE First with USB 3.0 Mini-ITX Motherboard

GIGABYTE  today announced the world’s first USB 3.0 mini-ITX form factor GA- H55N-USB3 motherboard, featuring SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), HDMI interface, as well as a host of unique GIGABYTE features such as Ultra Durable 3, 3x USB Power, On/Off Charge. “The GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 was designed specifically for users wanting to …

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AMD Vision powered Packard Bell netbook

Packard Bell have just announced the latest addition to their range of netbooks, which they call the DOT a. Simple and effective. This is a 11.6 inch ultra portable netbook powered by AMD and it weighs only 1.35kg and is less than 25mm thick. The machines can be configured with …

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Alienware add Core i7 to netbooks

Alienware parent company Dell are about to unleash a new range of netbooks which will incorporate Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. While this sounds like a rather unusual move it is certainly going to cause a stir with many tech sites who have always complained that the …

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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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