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3D solar panels can produce 20 times more energy

This 3D trend is perhaps getting a bit crazy; movies, consoles, printers. You name it, there is probably a 3D version in the works. But here is one 3D-inspired object that could actually be useful in reality. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed that a 3D solar …

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Epic FBI Agents

News has reached us that Epic Games have agreed to licence the Unreal computer games engine to several US government agencies including the FBI The Unreal engine is used in such titles as Batman: Arkham City and Mass Effect 3. The full extent of the financial deal has not been …

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BMW recall 1.3 million cars due to battery malfunctions

BMW are recalling around 1.3 million cars worldwide as a result of battery malfunctions which they say in extreme cases could cause fire. The company issued a statement which said that the battery cable cover inside the trunk may be mounted incorrectly. The problem may cause malfunctions including the ability …

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University develop Laser ‘unprinter’ process

Engineers at the University Of Cambridge has developed a new process which can remove toner ink from paper. This ‘unphotocopy’ system actually removes the ink from the pages by short laser pulses which heat the printed material, causing vaporisation. The researchers have said that the process works with commonly used …

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Wikipedia kills Encyclopaedia Britannica

Following a 200 year reign at the top of the reference pile, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is set to close its doors and stop its printing presses forever. KitGuru ponders if Internet really did kill the Reference Star. In a sadly out of touch statement, Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica, …

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Canon announce EOS 5D Mark III

Canon have officially announced the new EOS 5D Mark III SLR camera which sports a massive 22.3 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image processor. The 5D MKIII features a 61 point High Density Renticular Autofocus with up to 6 fps shooting speed. Additionally the camera has support …

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Will AMD off-load chip production to Samsung in 2012 ?

Although wildly different in terms of size and product portfolio – Intel, AMD and Microsoft are all suffering from the same kind of illness. The world plus dog turned left, toward a future of smartphones, tablets and low-cost-lightweight thinking, while the traditional leaders stayed on the path toward the hugely …

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Single Atom Transistor created by scientists

Scientists have achieved an incredible feat of nanoengineering, creating a single atom transistor. The Physicists at the University of New South Wales could have build the foundation for scalable quantum computing. This transistor is composed of a single phosphorous 31 isotope which has been placed on a base of silicon …

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Nikon showcase the D800 DSLR with 36.3MP sensor

Nikon have announced their D800 DSLR camera and have confirmed the rumours that it will incorporate a staggering 36.3MP sensor. The D800 is said to start shipping in March, and buyers will need to budget for huge storage cards if they want to take a lot of images in one …

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NASA focuses on green flights into the blue

If you want to live near a major city, but can’t afford major city housing prices – then there’s always the airport. Running a quick check on the flight paths around a city – and you can pretty much decide on where the lowest property prices will be. But this …

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Fake Facebook shares not to be taken at face value

Wherever there is money, there is crime. If Darwin were a modern day economist, he could have written amazing book that correlates the development of humans and society with the length, depth and sophistication of its crimes. Over in Wisconsin, a woman seems to have perpetrated a high profile crime …

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McDonald’s falls victim to Twitter honesty

Selective blindness can affect businesses as easily as it can individuals. In the case of tech-mad young execs at McDonald’s, it led to the kicking off of two conversations that they quickly realised were heading in the wrong direction. KitGuru covers itself in camouflage and heads off to the bushes, …

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Asian companies set to rule future patents

On of the biggest PC manufacturers ever in the UK, Elonex, stopped making traditional desktop PCs many moons ago when its founder discovered that he was making significantly more money from patents he owned in/around the modern day email system.While China and the rest of the Far East has become …

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Amazon and Warner Brothers legalise robbery

Well, maybe it’s not quite legalising robbery, but it’s certainly moving one of the darkest arts (torrents) firmly into the mainstream. After years of chasing the internet villains and pirates for making films available to download, it looks like two of the world’s biggest brands have decided to join in, …

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Nikon D4 officially announced, to replace D3S

Camera fanatics will be pleased to hear that Nikon’s new top of the range D4 should be released in the near future. There were rumours circulating about this camera months ago and now Nikon have officially announced, with some detailed information. According to a magazine overview the new camera will …

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Fuji announce details of X-S1 26x long zoom camera

FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the all-new FUJIFILM X-S1, a premium, high performance DSLR-styled long-zoom camera, built with careful craftsmanship for the sophisticated consumer and enthusiast photographer who are looking for maximum photographic performance – and true picture quality – with a versatile long-zoom lens housed in a durable, …

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12 inch Steve Jobs action figure to go on sale

Steve Jobs has left an impressive legacy behind, and many people are wondering how Apple will fare over the coming years without the iconic leader calling the shots. To celebrate his life, a company have made a lifelike action figure which may find room on the shelves beside other toys …

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