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Google office in South Korea raided

South Korean police have raided Google offices yesterday as part of their investigation into whether the search engine giant had illegally collected and stored personal wireless data. Google are already facing several lawsuits in various countries in relation to claims of private wireless data being stored for use in ‘Street …

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison calls HP board ‘idiots’

It would be hard this week to have escaped the name “Mark Hurd” – Hewlett Packards infamous CEO who resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle has been speaking out in defense of Hurd and condemning HP’s board for their actions. Hurd and Ellison are apparently …

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Microsoft target Apple with new ‘PC v Mac’ section

KitGuru has reported recently that the Apple share in the PC world is slowly growing and it appears that Microsoft are starting to acknowledge that this may prove an issue, long term. They have launched a new section on their Windows 7 website which directly compares their latest and greatest …

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HP CEO steps down after sexual harassment charges

Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd has resigned after embarrassing allegations of sexual misconduct – not an ideal way to be leaving such a high profile company. Mark Hurd has had a rather successful five years as HP CEO with his leadership driving the company into generating high levels of profit …

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Salesforce.com and Microsoft settle patent lawsuit

Two months ago Microsoft filed a federal lawsuit against Salesforce.com stating that the online CRM software company was infringing on nine patents which were granted to Microsoft between 1997 and 2007. Microsoft said they they first notified Salesforce.com of this infringement over a year ago. Ironically Microsoft are often on …

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Verizon and Motorola partner to challenge iPad

Latest news has reached KitGuru that Motorola are working on a new digital tablet device that will allow people to watch their television shows via it, a market obviously dominated right now by the Apple iPad. This device will also have a 10 inch screen and will be running Google’s …

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Facing the future of animation at Abertay

A University of Abertay Dundee researcher believes his studies into facial expressions could shape the future of animation by making film and computer game characters more credible. Robin Sloan, PhD student and lecturer based in the Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games, has devised a set of rules to …

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Google arming to challenge Facebook

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google are holding talks with gaming companies with the aim to create a new competiting social networking service to go head to head with the ever popular Facebook. Google have been in discussions with the makers of online gaming which include Electronic Arts …

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Intel – Light Beams can replace Electronic Signals

Intel Corporation today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers. The company has developed a research prototype representing the world‟s first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers. The link can move data …

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StarCraft II Launch Event – LONG Queues in London

If Blizzard sells through 4 million copies of a game at £35 each, then they will generate £140 million ($200m) for the channel in no time at all. Most of these copies will be sold online, indeed many have already been downloaded, awaiting activation. So would anyone actually turn up …

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Playdom in demand – Disney in talks for takeover

Playdom are a game maker many of you might not have heard of however they create titles which are played on sites such as Facebook – titles such as Farmville are still incredibly popular. Their net worth is estimated to be between $400 million and $750 million which gives a …

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AMD latest financial results – record earnings

We all knew that AMD would do very well in the 2nd quarter, our own newshound Faith had written a good article on the matter days ago. Their financial results released last night however were higher than most people expected – a record second quarter in fact. Total company revenues …

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eBay sued for $3.8 billion – patent infringing

Ebay have been sued for around $3.8 billion yesterday by a Connecticut company who accused the online auctioneer of infringing six patents which revolve around payment systems such as Paypal. According to the complaint filed by XPRT Ventures LLC in Delaware, eBay have reportedly stolen information shared in confidence by …

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Solar Plane lands after first 24 hour flight

I was reading the UK Times newspaper (as I do every morning) and I found this story particularly exciting. An experimental solar powered plane landed on Thursday after completing its first 24 hour test flight. The solar powered plane can stay in the air indefinitely, as it can recharge its …

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Can illegal downloads ever be stopped?

Its a burning question many authorities have tried to answer for years now and there appears to be no solution for the billions lost on movie, game and application sales. KitGuru has reported many times in the past on bitorrent and newsgroups sites, including the temporary close of Pirates Bay …

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Sony showcase Playstation 3 slim in white

We love the Playstation 3, mainly because it still has one of the finest BluRay players known to man. According to ZDNET Sony fans are in a for a treat as Sony Japan have just released information on the new ‘classic white’ version which will be released on July 29th. …

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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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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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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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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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AMD Graphics Gain Share From Nvidia’s In Q1

AMD, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., gained 8.2 share points in the discrete graphics market in the first quarter of 2010, lifting the chip maker to a 42.1 percent overall share of that market. Nvidia lost 8.2 share points during that same period, according to the research firm. In mobile discrete …

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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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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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