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Steve Jobs Keynote confirmed for WWDC 2010

Steve Jobs has been confirmed for the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2010. His keynote speeches keep the press occupied for days and this year we would expect the conversations to revolve around the incredible success of the iPad. The iPhone could well make up a portion of his speech, however …

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AMD Vision powered Packard Bell netbook

Packard Bell have just announced the latest addition to their range of netbooks, which they call the DOT a. Simple and effective. This is a 11.6 inch ultra portable netbook powered by AMD and it weighs only 1.35kg and is less than 25mm thick. The machines can be configured with …

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Alienware add Core i7 to netbooks

Alienware parent company Dell are about to unleash a new range of netbooks which will incorporate Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. While this sounds like a rather unusual move it is certainly going to cause a stir with many tech sites who have always complained that the …

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GTX 490 throws down to 5970

Behind closed doors at Computex, nVidia is likely to be showing its most important partners a very serious piece of new kit. The GTX490. Remember when the 7950 GX2 was considered power-hungry for pulling 110w in 3D testing?  Looking back at that era, it seems that ATI and nVidia just …

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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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Michael Dell eating Apple humble pie

It seems impossible to avoid the Apple success story lately and news has just filtered in that Apple are in fact now worth eight times as much as computer giant Dell. In NASDAQ trading today, Apple gained $1.95 to $239.74 to hit a market value of $218.12 billion or more …

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Free iPad for woman – Apple damage control

You would think that walking into an Apple store with a wad of cash would be enough to get you a shiny new iPad, however a woman was recently refused a purchase, even though they were in stock. When this was made public via a news network, Apple dramatically not …

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New concerns emerge over Google privacy

Data Protection officials from France, Spain and the Czech Republic have announced plans to analyse Google’s collection of data from wireless networks in their respective countries. This could well be the first step in regards to sanctions from European countries. Earlier this week Google made the statement that they had …

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Stop the Press: Mac users do game!

Last week I reviewed the Steam client for Apple computers and once it went live I immediately received a few emails from irritate PC users, with one even asking me why I was ‘catering to a non functional user base’. I think he meant non existent, rather than dead, but, …

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB Review

The current AMD 5 series graphics card range is exceptionally enticing with particular emphasis always being placed on the high end 5970 and 5870 models – its natural for us to always focus on the maximum performance hardware, right? The only problem is that most of us cannot afford such …

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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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50w Fermi ?

You can never overestimate how much people want to know about nVidia and its products. Yesterday, we discussed nVidia’s high-end products, the GTX 465 and GTX470.  We have been inundated with requests about ‘Fermi for the masses’. We’re not going to share all of our intel, but here’s one  snippet …

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End of the road for GTX470?

KitGuru’s sources in Taiwan have told us that nVidia has stopped taking orders for the GeForce GTX 470 card. Is this a temporary measure or has it been killed off less than 2 months after its launch on March 26th? There’s no doubt that Fermi has huge potential. Its complexity …

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nVidia to drop CUDA support on GTX465?

All things being equal, how do you make a product run faster?  Easy. You make it simpler. Right now, there is a rumbling in Asia that nVidia will drop CUDA support.  KitGuru could hardly believe its ears. nVidia drops CUDA. Now THAT is dramatic. But is it correct? We all …

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Red Dead Redemption – PS3 running at lower res?

Rumours via the grapevine have reached us that the massively anticipated Red Dead Redemption (from GTA makers Rockstar) on the Playstation 3 is actually running at a lower resolution than the Xbox 360 version. In a conversation this morning it appears that this initial claim was made on the Beyond …

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Pirates Bay saved by Swedish Pirate Party

Over the years many Bittorent sites have been shut – caused by pressure from the entertainment industry to any authorities who would listen. Pirates Bay is probably the most resilient of them all and it seems that whenever they get shut down, they just pop up again a short time …

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Will nVidia GTX465 will be £30 more than HD5850?

As KitGuru revealed last week, nVidia’s new mid range part will launch at Computex. We are now in a position to be much more specific about its price and market position. This card has been created to target the profitable and lucrative HD5850 sector. An area in which AMD are …

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Microsoft release new Hotmail improvements

Microsoft are releasing new improvements to Hotmail web mail … trying to reduce interface confusion while making it easier to send pictures to people while incorporating a new system to deal with Office documents. This latest version of Hotmail means you can read and alter Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Onenote …

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Fat ATX mainboard move catches case creators out

Across the globe, enthusiasts are buying some of the latest and greatest kit from their favourite suppliers, only to find that once they get home – the system cannot be built. Somehow, the mainboard is just too fat for this year’s fashionable chassis. (slimline, not an ounce of fat) KitGuru …

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Intel preps launch of 665, 655, 665, no 655

Everyone is waiting for the totally unlocked and unleashed i7-875k and a similarly unlocked i5 processor, but they can’t seem to decide what to call it. Products launch in a blaze of publicity and, budget permitting, a ton of marketing spend. Normally though, one thing would be clear, sharp and …

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Gizmodo v Apple Round 4 – the ‘lost’ iPhone Saga

Jason Chen – editor of Gizmodo has been trying to hold his own against Apple in the case of the ‘lost’ iPhone. Brian Hogan, 21, who lives in Redwood City, California was promised $8,500 from Gizmodo if the phone he had was actually the upcoming iPhone, due for release in …

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