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Nokia shuns origins, coolest features are USA-only

Over the past 5 years, Nokia’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The Finnish frost giant is going to have to do something pretty amazing to save itself from further falls in the future. KitGuru has just learned that Nokia’s technology and marketing teams have made an unusual choice with …

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Pressure on HTC could lead to phone price war

Anyone who’s not sure if the phone industry operates like the fashion business, should check out HTC’s latest numbers. While they may have been the darlings of the high-end Android phone revolution, Apple’s total dominance at the high end of the market might force a serious re-think in Taipei. KitGuru …

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Toshiba prototype ultrabook with Windows 8

Slashgear have managed to get a hands on with a prototype Toshiba ultrabook which features Windows 8. The laptop is based on an Intel Core i3 1.3ghz processor which 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD drive. They claim that Windows 8 runs on integrated graphics within this machine but …

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Apple shares hit an all time high

Apple stock hit an all time high record on Friday of $422.40. CNN Money reported a few days ago saying that this was only a few points shy of the record intraday it reached on October 17th. They add “I’m not quite as cynical as Schwarz, but I’ve noticed that …

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Apple sued by Chinese authors for copyright infringement

According to Chinese financial magazine Caixin, Apple have been sued by a group of Chinese authors for $1.9 million USD. This is based around providing copyright infringing books for download  via their online store. Nine authors have formed a group called the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS) and have …

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LG announces Google TV technology in, well, TVs

CES looks like being an announcement hotbed this January, and one of the first significant stories to emerge is the annoucement by LG of its future strategy for delivering non-traditional TV entertainment through its new TVs. KitGuru checks the date on its own BBC-funding TV licence and begins typing. Google …

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Lenovo add Thunderbolt to new Thinkpad range

Lenovo have announced today that they will be producing new Thinkpad laptops with upcoming third generation Intel Core processors and the new lightning quick Thunderbolt interconnect, currently found primarily on Apple Macbook machines. The new machines – the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and the Thinkpad S430 will include Thunderbolt. Lenovo claim …

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RIM to cut prices of PlayBook tablets

Research In Motion are going to cut the prices of their flagging PlayBook tablet. Sales have not been good in 2011 and they hope the price drop will reinvigorate sales. The price for the tablets will drop from February onwards. In a rather unusual move, all three tablets can be …

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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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iPhone 4S tells kid to ‘shut the f**k up’

Apple’s Siri personal assistant has been the talking point of many discussions in recent months, but the latest news which was reported in the UK might turn a few heads. Apparently a demo version of the phone bombarded a kid with foul language in a local store. The 12 year …

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iOS applications hacked to run full screen on Apple TV

Apple TV hasn’t captured the minds and hearts of the mainstream audience yet, but the latest news will certainly attract the attention of the enthusiast sector. Well known enthusiast Steven Troughton Smith hacked Siri to work on a wide range of Apple phones, and he has decided to turn some …

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Amazon can Kindle brain development

The science of persuading people to buy a product, is both established and well understood. How you beat off an opponent that can afford as much of that marketing stuff as you can, is something else. Now, it seems, Amazon has science on its side. KitGuru prepares to generate some …

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Verizon ditch $2 fee after raft of complaints

We reported yesterday that Verizon had planned to issue a $2 fee to customers who paid using their credit card. In a dramatic turn of events, they have reversed the decision after complaints from customers and criticism from the U.S. communications regulator. The decision was reversed in the space of …

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Apple designer Jonathan Ive receives knighthood

Iconic designer Jonathan Ive, who created some of Apple’s most instantly recognisable products, such as the iPod and iPhone has received a knighthood in the New Years Honours list. The 44 year old man was born in Chingford, North London and studied design at the University of Northumbria. He joined …

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Google activate 3.7 million Android devices over Christmas

Google have reported very strong sales over the Christmas period and a company executive spoke out, claiming 3.7 million Android activations over December 24th and 25th alone. Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google tweeted yesterday that 3.7 million devices were activated over their network in a 48 …

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Apple preparing 32 & 37 inch iTVs for release

According to industry rumours Apple are starting production of their first television sets in Q1 2012, with the goal of launching in Q2/Q3 of 2012. The initial production run is said to be based around a 32 inch and a 37 inch screen and it would appear that Samsung are …

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Italy fine Apple £750,000 over product guarantees

Apple have been fined by an Italian watchdog for the sum of £750,000 for the way they handle product guarantees. The Italian AntiTrust authority have said that Apple fail to inform shoppers of their legal right to two years technical support, instead focusing on a one year standard warranty. The …

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Windows Phone marketplace reaches 50,000 app milestone

The Windows Marketplace has reached a milestone of 50,000 applications. This achievement however is only one tenth of the Apple iOS store, and much less than the 400,000 applications on the Android Market. Microsoft will be pleased with the quick growth, taking only 14 months of operation to reach the …

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