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Windows 7 – serious USB drive malware exploit

Most of us agree that Windows 7 is Microsoft’s finest operating system since the glory days of XP and they are doing a good job of keeping the operating system pretty secure so far. Unfortunately some are slipping through the cracks, and the latest issue is a new Malware routine …

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Software to let Windows use iPad as wireless monitor

Microsoft Windows users can now use the Apple iPad as a wireless display thanks to a new software beta product called MaxiVista from a German software company called Bartels Media. This fantastic software package lets the end user extend their desktop to other PC’s and notebooks and uses a special …

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SteelSeries 7G Gaming Keyboard Review

There are many reasons why gamers might choose to buy a top-end gaming mouse which has a high-resolution sensor and a variety of configurable options.  However with gaming keyboards, things are very different; the  performance of a gaming keyboard cannot be configured so manufacturers differentiate them by including extra features …

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SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

Many gamers will agree that mice are the most important peripheral of all for gaming.  It is therefore imperative that gamers can choose a gaming mouse which is well-suited to their needs. These days there is a huge choice of different gaming mice which offer a variety of different features. …

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Asus MS236H Ultra Slim Panel review

KitGuru has already reviewed monitors from heavyweights such as Dell, but today we are going to be looking at a very dramatically designed panel from Asus. The Asus MS236H is a member of the Designo MS range of screens and the focus is not on class leading specifications, but on …

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Steelseries Starcraft II gear launched

Steelseries today have announced the release of their range of limited edition Starcraft II branded gaming peripherals. If you are a strategy gamer, then these are sure to appeal! The SteelSeries Zboard Limited Edition StarCraft II gaming keyboard offers players the ultimate gaming tool as they are reunited with old …

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A-DATA release USB 3.0 pendrives – 85MB/s

Have you always been annoyed with USB 2.0 pen drive performance? Is 35MB/s just not enough for your needs? Then fear ye not because A-Data have announced a new range of USB 3.0 flash drives for the performance hogs among you. A-DATA’s new N005 drives offer a reported 85-90MB/s on …

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Corsair 16Gb Flash Padlock 2

Hands up if you like Corsair. Yeah, don’t we all. You will be pleased to hear that they have just launched a new 16GB model within the Flash Padlock 2 line of secure USB flash drives. With 16GB of flash memory, the newest Padlock doubles the amount of storage when …

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Acer T231H LCD Monitor – touch and sniff

When Windows 7 was first announced many thought the touchscreen support might create a viable alternative to the trusty mouse and keyboard. Acer are releasing a new LCD monitor, called the T231H which replaces the T230H. It features an advanced ergonomic design that Acer are promoting to offer ‘maximum comfort …

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Time to buy great separation? Thermaltake audio

Can you really achieve a deep, open sound with just 2 channels ? Audio engineers have been trying this trick since the invention of stereo. With headphones it’s even more of a challenge. Given the difficulty, what can we expect from Thermaltake? The whole world and its war-dogs are focused …

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Shoot to kill with Gigabyte @ Computex

Most widely known for its mainboards, Gigabyte also has other product divisions that create impressive products from time to time. Graphics is the obvious one, but think about how many Aurora 3D or Sumo chassis you’ve seen around (Packard Bell was using them for high end gaming systems at one …

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Interview with ADATA’s MD – JJ Jan

ADATA are a growing company, well known amongst enthusiast circles for producing a wide range of memory products. We recently had some time to sit down and have a chat with JJ Jan, ADATA’s Managing Director in The Netherlands. Allan: Hello JJ Jan, can you tell our readers a little …

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2.3 Billion USB 3 Devices?

KitGuru takes a lot of photos and shoots a lot of video. We lament the lack of IEEE1394 on many new systems. USB2 is OK, but not quite what we need. We want something faster. And we want our friends to have it too. The wonderful folk at IDC have …

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Buffalo nudges £19 barrier for N-class router

We’re not in the habit of flagging special offers on KitGuru. There are specialist places for this … they’re called shops. But UK reseller Dabs just pinged us with an offer that made KitGuru almost choke on the Saturday morning cornflakes. Have things really moved this far? (Move to black …

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Asus release sexy new range of panels

Asus are best known for their class leading motherboards and laptops but they have been known to release some very attractive products in other sectors. Speaking with Asus Rep Iain Bristow today he told me that they are releasing a new range of products aimed at different target audiences. The …

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Monitor Buying Guide

The price of TFT screens has plummeted over the past 2 years. At the same time, the glass panels that are used to make monitors have been getting bigger and bigger. More screen real estate is always better.  These advances allow you have more applications open at once, play games …

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