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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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Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard review

Asus has been leading the way with motherboard design for many years now and the Rampage series has been the foundation of their flagship Intel range for the past three generations – always pushing creative touches and overclocking performance to new levels. Today KitGuru has the latest iteration in our …

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Lian Li release new TYR PC-X2000F HTPC Chassis

Lian Li have released some beautiful and exotic chassis over the years and I find their understated and smooth lines very appealling. Today they have announced their latest TYR PC-X2000F which is finished with sexy anodised aluminum. The chassis is a full (note: giant) tower and measures 240mm x 695mm …

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Club3D GTX400 series announced

For all you fans in green Club 3D have announced their new range of GTX 400 series graphics cards. While they have made their announcement a little later than most it won’t affect their sales too much as it is only recently that stocks have shown up in retail from …

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FireFox 4 preview – best browser yet?

Mozilla are showcasing the next major version of their brilliant browser – CEO Mike Beltzner has webcast the plans for Firefox V4 and then he posted the presentation on his blog. Mike was keen to point out that these are just plans and that the end product could very well …

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Inno3d announce GTX470 ‘Hawk’ – 22c cooler

Inno3d have just announced their new Fermi designed card which features a massive custom cooler – they are claiming reduced temperatures of up to 22c which is rather incredible if accurate. The Inno3d uses a cooler which devours a whopping 3 slots and uses two 80mm fans and a centered …

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Coolit ECO A.L.C. Review

A few years ago Coolit released the Domino cooler which at the time redefined liquid cooling for the ‘masses’ – bringing it out of the basement of hardcore enthusiast users and firmly into the mainstream market. Everyone wanted a Domino, they were affordable, well built (although not without some issues …

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Antec TPQ-1200 reaches 1700W load

Antec are well known for making quality products – and after speaking with them earlier today they informed me that their TPQ-1200 has reached 1700W continuous load – which is an incredible result. This also supports GTX 480 4-way SLI and Dual CPU mobo is also possible, which makes the …

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iPad 3G shortages – artificial or genuine?

The success of the iPad has been well documented by KitGuru as well as every other technology news site on the internet. Sales in the first month were around the 1 million mark in the USA alone and assuredly European sales will be high next month. Unfortunately in the USA …

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Wii sales not so wii – 70 million worldwide

Nintendo’s latest financial records are very positive indeed with figures showing that the Wii console has just passed the 70 million mark sales figure. There were 20.53 million sales in the fiscal year which ended March 31st, 2010. 70.93 million means that Nintendo have around 49 percent of the home …

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Seagate to launch 3TB hard drive

Later this year Seagate are aiming to launch their eye popping 3TB drive. Industry insiders say Seagate have had this 3TB drive in development for quite some time and there are unconfirmed rumours that the drive will be ‘variable speed’ that can spin between 5,900 and 7,200 rpm – this …

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Apple start taking international iPad preorders

Yesterday Apple have updated their online stores and are accepting preorders for both 3G and Wi-Fi models of the popular iPad – this is actually a day earlier than the announced launch date. These  pages went online a little early for the May 28th launch and they are being handled …

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Asus on the Rampage – 3rd time in a row

Enthusiasts have been waiting for Asus to deliver the Rampage III board to retail stores in the UK for a long time. Product finally landed on the shelves this weekend, so how well did it sell?  KitGuru investigated. The price of the Rampage III is enough to buy a netbook …

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Apple are developing an alternative to Flash

As the tension continues to mount between Apple and Adobe the latest news emerges that Apple are developing an alternative technology to Flash. This new package is called “Gianduia” and was originally mentioned at Apple’s World of WebObjected Developer Conference months ago. Gianduia apparently is a ‘client side, standards-based framework …

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Nintendo chief calls Apple “the enemy of the future”

Nintendo have seen their first drop in profits for nearly six years and they seem to be marking Apple as their new nemesis. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told senior executives that the company has already beaten Sony and that Apple are now their ‘enemy of the future’. Nintendo’s Wii has …

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AMD showing positive growth in notebook arena

2010 has been a fantastic year for AMD with the release of their DX11 5xxx desktop series, but this success is also spilling over into the mobile marketplace. AMD have had a good focus on pricing over the last year and it is reaping dividends for them as their growth …

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