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Google claim that location data is valuable

The Wall Street Journal have written an article based on comments made last year from a Google executive which says that the collection of location information from millions of mobile devices and personal computers is ‘extremely valuable’. This email,. with others are being used as part of a lawsuit against …

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Royal Wedding: 6.8 million people comment on FaceBook

The world used the web to watch the Royal Wedding last week and Facebook have reported that more than 10 million comments were posted about the event during a single 24 hour period. The royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was a huge media event across the globe, …

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XFX competition winners announced

We have already had some astonishing prizes at KitGuru, but this was probably one of our best yet. Our good friends at XFX are giving away four fantastic prizes to KitGuru readers. Four lucky readers are going to be playing with some sexy new hardware. The question was: How many …

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KitGuru readers lose faith in Sony

There was a time when the Sony brand was trusted by consumers and experts alike. Unfortunately, it seems that the company has engaged in a series of high-profile errors which have totally shaken confidence. KitGuru pulls out a clipboard and researches the market. . . Remember the days when Sony …

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More Portal 2 content due in summer

Portal 2 has been a huge success for gaming aficionados Valve, sales have been high thanks to both critical and public approval of the puzzle based 3D mind melter. Doug Lombardi, Valve’s Vice President of marketing says that the studio are already working on new downloadable content which is due …

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ASrock announce Z68 chipset motherboards

Tick-tock, tick-tock, one generation, the next generation! The much-anticipated Intel Z68 platform will join the party in late Q2 2011; the new generation brings all major advances over the previous platforms. In the past, if users were looking for extreme overclocking, it’s P67. If users needed integrated graphics, then it’s …

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Sapphire FLEXes the 6770 muscle

The ability to connect multiple screens to a single system, is fast becoming a key feature for experienced professionals and gamers alike. KitGuru installs wide-screen eyeballs and checks out the latest from Sapphire central. While nVidia has only just got the hang of multiple screens running from a single graphic …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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Google sued by Android phone users over location tracking

Two Android phone users are suing Google over claims that their phones are secretly recording and storing data relating to their movements. The residents of Oakland County in Michigan filed a complaint on April 27th in federal court in Detroit. The residents are claiming that their HTC Inspire 4G phones …

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Microsoft quarterly earnings rise 31 percent to $5.2 billion

Microsoft announced a very healthy quarterly earning report which show a 31 percent increase to $5.2 billion. This fiscal third quarter report has exceeded analyst estimates. While the figure is very positive for Microsoft, there is a rather negative aspect to the report, this is the second straight quarter that …

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Blackberry purchase software company to enhance app store

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie: sharp dressed man

Research In Motion are keen to get a percentage of the app store market and to help them realise their goal they have purchased Montreal based software company Tungle, who have a history of developing applications which allow users to schedule and synchronise meetings over their smart phones, computers and …

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XFX HD 6790 Review (dual fan)

AMD’s new HD6790 has already proven to be a great performer for the gaming masses, delivering HD gaming capabilities without breaking the bank. Today we are looking at the new XFX HD6790 Edition which features a lovely, custom made dual fan cooler. As we have said before, AMD are marketing …

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Epson revenues drop – as KitGuru predicted

While Epson might be doing relatively well in projectors, the market itself is not that large. At the same time, it has taken a beating from HP. KitGuru has a quick look at the financial print outs to see where Epson might have smudged. KitGuru loves making solid predictions, in …

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Asus release new range of products

A new range of products have been released by market leader: ASUS. ASUS launches the new HD 6770 DirectCU and HD 6750 Formula graphics cards that employs Super Alloy Power to provide a 15% performance boost, 35°C cooler operating temperatures and 2.5 times longer lifespan. The HD 6770 DirectCU applies …

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Panasonic to axe 35,000 employees

Panasonic are to cull 35,000 people from their workforce over two years, as they are losing money from restructuring costs associated with damage from the March 11th disasters. President Fumio Ohtsubo has said that the company will streamline operations to boost profitability, including selling some of its business and to …

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Are Nokia on a downward slope?

These are troubled times for Nokia, and their home land Finland. Nokia have announced that 7,000 people will be leaving the company. Something that many analysts had forseen for many months. 4,000 of these staff are losing their jobs entirely, with Finland, United Kingdom and Denmark being the target countries. …

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HP beats up Epson – will it affect financials?

As Epson prepares to unveil its financial results, KitGuru takes a look at the printer market and wonders if the beating being handed out by HP in the print space will affect anything. Can Epson still thrive in the face of competitors that can easily out muscle it and earthquakes …

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Foxconn release NT A3500 featuring AMD Fusion

Foxconn, the world leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, today announced incredible performance results for the new NT-A3500 Barebone – with over twice the performance of the NT-330i it replaces, whilst using significantly less power. Utilising the new AMD Fusion APU with built-in Radeon HD 6310 graphics, the NT-A3500 …

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Crytek offer free modding tools for Crysis 2

Crytek are a company well known to controversy. When the original Crysis was released, it was illegally downloaded so much that they claimed at the time another Crysis game would never hit the PC. Fast forward a couple of years, and they didn’t abandon the PC platform, but ironically due …

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Film studio sues BitTorrent users over gay porn downloads

A film studio has launched two lawsuits against BitTorrent users which is sure to prove very unpopular with the downloading audience. Corbin Fisher and SKN Law.com are suing a number of people within the Ohio area for sharing two separate hash files tagged to ‘Amateur College Men Down on the …

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