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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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Apple employee pleads not guilty

We published a story yesterday on the Apple executive who was under fire for accepting kick backs for leaking sensitive information. Plantiff Mr Devine yesterday pleaded not guilty to these accusations. Paul Shin Devine was lead in handcuffs and an orange prison suit to appear in Federal court in San …

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Antec P193 Review

The PC chassis market now is inundated with models from a plethora of manufacturers, so it gets harder and harder for a design to get noticed, especially by the demanding enthusiast audience. The size has to be right, the airflow has to good enough to cool the latest hot running …

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Apple employee arrested over ‘kick backs’ for $1 million

While Apple have had a very healthy 2010 financially, it seems that lately the company are continually dealing with issues on one level or another. The latest problem has emerged that product manager Paul Shin Devine has been possibly involved in kick backs to Asian suppliers. Businessinsider have released information …

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Capacitive touch panels show huge market growth

KitGuru was speaking this weekend with industry insiders in Taipei and we were informed that capactive touch technology is set to grow to around 50% marketshare in the handset sector in 2011. Young Fast Optoelectronics chairman TJ Lin also spoke to Digitimes about the growth and he said that around …

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Sandy Bridge Launch line up – info leaked

Computerbase appear to have leaked information on the Intel launch lineup for Sandy bridge. Both mobile and desktop parts are listed and while this is not confirmed it looks to be reasonably realistic going on previous reports. The move to Sandy Bridge will give customers new solutions with power via …

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Oracle sue Google over Android

It seems we can’t go a single week without a lawsuit and this week is no different as news has just filtered in that Oracle Corporation are suing Google over patent and copyright infringement in the development of the Android smartphone software. According to Reuters this suit was filed yesterday …

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John Carmack showcases 60fps ‘Rage’ engine for iPhone 4

Legendary ID co founder John Carmack showcased the new Rage ID tech 5 gaming engine running at 60 fps on the iPhone 4. His Quakecon presentation has press across the world dribbling over their phones this morning. His demonstration keynote speech which was covered in a live blog by Kotaku …

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NZXT Phantom Case Review

Not long ago NZXT officially announced their upcoming new Full tower chassis The Phantom. This case is targeting the enthusiast market and offers many exciting features. The company spent countless hours working with members of the Case modding community like Craig Brugger and Bill Owen to help bring a product …

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53 users downloading gay porn faced with lawsuit

If you happen to like gay porn then you might want to be a little more careful using Bitorrent. Lucas Entertainment has filed its first lawsuit, targeting 53 Bitorrent users said to be sharing the film ‘Kings of New York’. Lucas Entertainment have yet to give detailed reports on why …

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Dell Streak released with little fanfare

Dell have released their new ‘Streak’ in the USA but what has surprised KitGuru is the total lack of hype around what many would consider a very unusual and appealing product. Press reaction to the Streak has been lukewarm and many reviewers (myself included) are confused as to why Dell …

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Brenthaven Laptop Bags Competition

Today we are giving two lucky readers the opportunity to win a quality Brenthaven Laptop Messenger Bag worth £79.99! “The Switch Messenger Bag caters to those who want the flexibility of 2 styles in 1.  For a new look, just ‘flip it and clip it’. Suitable for laptops up to …

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OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD review

SSD drives haven’t quite reached ‘mainstream’ yet, however as more enthusiast users are realising the performance benefits, sales figures are increasing and the adoption rate is improving. SSD performance is based around three areas, the Controller, the Firmware and the NAND. The controllers are massively important to the overall unit …

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Toshiba announce new ‘self-wiping’ drives

Toshiba have just detailed new technology in the battle for data security – new drives which can automatically wipe sensitive data. These drives are going to be using AES 256 encryption to store data and while this is nothing new, there is a new system in place to increase data …

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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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