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Windows 8 – disaster for desktop users?

Windows 8 hasn’t been getting the warm reception from the enthusiast desktop PC audience that Microsoft would have hoped. Many people who have tried the consumer preview are very unhappy with the new interface and can see very few benefits to ‘upgrading’ from Windows 7. One of the main sticking …

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Pirate Bay Links censored in Live Messenger

The battle against Pirates Bay continues, with many ISP’s blocking access to the site now. Microsoft are joining the censorship by stopping people sharing links to the site with others. Windows Live Messenger now refuses to pass on links, claiming they are unsafe. It looks as if Microsoft are now …

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Microsoft try to take down Zeus Botnets

Reports indicate that Microsoft, with an escort of U.S. Marshals seized control of command and control servers on Friday in two states in America. This is an ongoing campaign by Microsoft to take down botnets involving 13 million computers infected with the Zeus Malware. Microsoft announced last night that “some …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

If you have missed our gaming coverage, then below is a recap of some of the more interesting editorials we have published in the last week. “IGN and the GAME British Academy Stream Annual Video Game Award Show this Friday” Check out the nominees for the video game award show. …

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The Pirate Bay servers are to set sail into a low orbit

After revealing their move to magnet links, in order to make the footprint of their site much smaller, everyone’s favourite source of torrents has exposed some new ideas on server operation. In order to escape many legal issues they are planning to build mobile servers. “With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap …

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Windows 8 to be released in October

Microsoft plan on releasing Windows 8 in October according to people who have knowledge of the schedule. The operating system will support both ARM and Intel processor technology. Bloomberg said that their sources didn’t want to be named because the plans are confidential. The operating system will support five ARM …

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Xbox 720 to launch Q3 2013

Microsoft are going to launch the upcoming Xbox 720 in 2013. Bloomberg initially reported on this a few days ago and we have been trying to get information from insiders in Taipei over the weekend. We spoke to one unnamed source close to Microsoft who felt that it would launch …

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Diablo 3 gets release date for May 15th

One of the most awaited games has finally received a launch date for May 15th. Diablo 3, by Blizzard will be snapped up by a huge audience when it is released later this year, being sold in both digital and physical format. Blizzard Entertainment have announced that retailers will have …

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Silent updates coming for Mozilla’s Firefox

Hallelujah! After seeing a whopping seven major release updates from Mozilla with its Firefox web browser in under a year, the team have finally announced an upcoming feature many of us were were only hoping they’d have rolled in before the version madness continued to accelerate – silent automated updates! …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “A New Way of Playing RPG’s” As games move away from controllers and into truly motion-based controls, will …

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Microlab FC360 2.1 Speakers Review

Microlab is a dedicated acoustics and computer peripherals producer, and since its formation in 1998 they have solely concentrated on producing high quality speakers. Peter Larsen is their designer and chief consultant. We have high hopes the FC360 will perform well, especially after our positive experiences last year. Previously we …

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Lulzsec leader turned snitch after being arrested

Federal authorities said yesterday that a Lulzsec leader provided information on his colleagues after being arrested last year. The information helped authorities to arrest other top members of the hacking organisation. Hacker ‘Sabu’, real name Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28 years old from New York has been working with the FBI …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

A quick roundup of some of the content we have posted on the gaming section of Kitguru in the last week! “Action RPG by Creator of Final Fantasy Series” Here’s an action RPG to be excited about – The Last Story was directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy and …

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Windows 8, will you want to upgrade?

Windows 8 may be floundering in the shadow of the iPad 3, but the consumer test for the upcoming operating system has been met with mixed, yet mainly positive reaction. Microsoft are offering a free download (classed as a preview) for the latest beta version of the operating system which …

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Windows 8 starts up in 8 seconds, or less

The release of Windows 8 looms ever closer and the operating system is already getting a mixed reception. Windows 7 has proven to be almost as popular for Microsoft as Windows XP, so a little hostility was expected, especially with such dramatic interface changes. Microsoft let consumers try the latest …

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