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HP outbids Dell for storage specialist 3Par

A week after Dell agrees to buy 3Par for $1.13bn, HP throws a spanner into the works by offering $1.5bn for the storage specialist. 3Par specialise in software for organising data on corporate servers and provide their services on a subscription based service over the  web.  Their software is designed …

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Recent mac update increases gaming FPS x 3

Macintosh executives have never been keen to promote their machines as gaming computers but they have been swallowing a bitter pill recently with Valve’s release of the Steam client for OSx. Adoption has been phenomenal and this has had the positive effect of pushing their departments to update drivers. The …

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Google purchase visual engine like.com

Google confirmed a few days ago that it has bought search engine like.com – a visual search engine which aids people to match clothes online then purchase direct from retailers. The cost of this purchase has not yet been announced but the latest information released by TechCrunch says it is …

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XFX HD5770 1GB Single Slot in CrossfireX Review

KitGuru has reviewed many HD5770 graphics cards since we opened and we still believe it is one of the best value cards on the market, combining very reasonable pricing with decent DX11 gaming performance. There have already been a massive selection of third party cards in recent months with faster …

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nVidia and XFX burned bridges for good?

XFX are without doubt one of the finest graphics card manufacturers on the planet and whenever they announced they were going to sell ATI graphics card, many analysts and journo’s wondered how it would work. After all nVidia are well known to be rather tempremental and difficult to work with …

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AVG and McAfee to merge within 6 months?

KitGuru reported that Intel bought McAfee yesterday for $7.68 billion. That’s interesting enough. But when you consider Intel’s other investments, it leads to some intersting possibilities. KitGuru investigates. When Jan Gritzbach and Tomas Hofer got together in 1991, it wasn’t the AVG antivirus program they developed that had the biggest …

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NZXT Sentry LXE Review

Over the past few years NZXT have released 3 variations of their Sentry line of fan controllers. The first 2 models were front mounted inside a case which often meant cables everywhere. Today we have their first external fan controller the Sentry LXE in the KitGuru labs.  The Sentry LXE …

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Zotac GTX460 AMP! to retail in UK for £209.99

KitGuru reviewed the stonking new Zotac GTX460 AMP! earlier this week and while pricing wasn’t confirmed at the time, we have just heard from Zotac that the retail cost will be £209.99 inc vat. Considering the standard clocked GTX460 is around £199 right now, it seems well worth the extra …

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BitFenix Colossus case to ship September

Bitfenix, a hot new company dealing with chassis designs have a spanking looking case being released in September – entitled the Colossus. The case has undergone some changes since it was originally announced with focus now on adding a steel storage box to improve rigidity and strength. The top and …

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Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 Review

With the ever growing market for home networking, it makes sense that companies create media players that can replace the common PC for viewing pictures, playing video content and streaming files from NAS systems. Kitguru recently looked several of these devices from Dutch company A.C Ryan and we felt that …

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Powercolor launch new low profile HD5750

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announced improved gaming performance for HTPC gamers. The PowerColor HD5750 Low Profile Edition is specifically designed for those with HTPC systems or limited space chassis’ who desire the upgraded graphics performance without having to compromise their system size. The PowerColor …

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Intel kills 750 – crowns new champion

Word has just reached KitGuru that one of the most popular enthusiast CPUs in the world, the Core i5 750, has been handed a long sword, pointed in the direction of its family temple at dawn and told to cut out its main intestine before plunging the cold metal into …

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UK police raid global iPhone crime syndicate

City Of London police have arrested nine suspected members of a crime conspiracy ring involving thousands of stolen iPhones and millions of pounds worth of fraudulent phone charges. Police performed a series of raids on Wednesday and seized many phones, fake passports, SIM cards and noted a sophisicated network of …

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HP searching for new CEO

With the recent removal of CEO Mark Hurd, Hewlett Packard are hunting for a new leader. They have named firm Spencer Stuart as the company to spearhead this search. Analysts are saying that possible candidates so far are EMC’s Pat Gelsinger, IBM’s Steve Mills, Microsoft’s Stephen Elop and Motorola’s Greg …

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Buffalo Terastation Duo TS-WXL Review

Kitguru reviewed the LinkStation Duo last month and it left our offices with a positive review, especially as the pricing was so competitive. Today we look at a more expensive model in their range – the Terastation Duo WXL. The Terastation Duo is aptly named, as it supports a dual …

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A.C. Ryan release new firmware for Playon! devices

The KitGuru review of the A.C. Ryan PLAYON! media devices was a popular read and today AC Ryan are pleased to announce a new official firmware release for both the Playon! and Playon! HD Mini. This is based on the latest Realtek SDK (v3.x) and AC Ryan inform us that …

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Cryo Computing launch new range of performance laptops

One of the leading UK performance system designers Cryo computing are announcing a range of new laptops. If these are anything like their previous systems I have reviewed then we are in for a treat. The systems are named after ancient Celtic tribes of Britain, Iceni being probably the best …

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New 7 inch iPad rumours persist – in plane switching LCD Display

KitGuru reported last week regarding rumours of a new 7 inch iPad set to hit retail with a Cortex A9 processor. While these were only rumours from far eastern shores, it appears that another Taiwanese publication has detailed more information. Chinese language Economic Daily News reported on Tuesday that Apple …

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Zotac GTX460 AMP! Edition Review

nVidia’s GTX460 is without a doubt the strongest card in their current lineup, the pricing is right and the performance has surprised more than a few naysayers. Even though the reference performance is excellent this hasn’t stopped manufacturers from releasing their own modded boards and KitGuru recently reviewed the MSI …

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HIS HD 5850 iCooler V Turbo Review

Today we are looking at another 5000 series card from HIS, the HIS HD5850 iCooler V Turbo.  The last HIS card we reviewed was the IceQ 5 5770 and in a similar fashion the HD5850 shares a factory pre-overclock. This particular product features a center mounted fan to disperse air …

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