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Brightest Supernova in 40 years found by scientists

The brightest Supernova in 40 years have been found in the PinWheel Galaxy. This is around 21 million light years away from Earth. It is being called ‘PTF11kly’ and is classified as a 1a supernova. A supernova is a stellar explosion that creates more energy than a ‘nova’. They are …

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1 trillion hits a month for Facebook

Facebook continues to grow, with the latest figures released showing a staggering 1 trillion hits a month for the organisation. This is considerable more than even Youtube, which ‘only’ claims 100 million. Behind FaceBook and Youtube, is the ever popular Yahoo.com which claims 78 million page views every month. Facebook …

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RIM release BBM Music for BlackBerry

Research In Motion have released their new BBM Music service, a messenger based software extra for Blackberry phones. BBM Music is a cloud based music service which allows BlackBerry Messenger users to share music through a community based music library. During the UK riots, RIM were faced with negative press …

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The tablet market shaken up by TouchPad sales

All week we have been covering the news on the TouchPad. When Hewlett Packard announced that they were dropping the price to $99/£89 the online audience snapped them up, by the truckload. Within a few days Hewlett Packard announced that they had sold out, giving people an opt in button …

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Tweeting robots from outer space

Social networking has taken over many peoples lives, and it appears that even the Robots can’t escape it. The first astronaut Robot – R2, has been activated at the International Space Station. One of his first actions wasn’t to walk around and start analysing data – they had him make …

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB Review

While many people have yet to upgrade to a regular Solid State Storage drive, there are professional users who demand even more performance. For this high end audience, OCZ have specially crafted the RevoDrive 3 x2, which is said to be the fastest consumer drive by a considerable margin. Gone …

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GamesCom Booth Babe Check – Part 2

The world (of mostly Germans) has now had a chance to play Modern Warfare 3 alongside the latest iterations of all the most popular games, over at GamesCom 2011. But was it all about long queues and smiles of ‘I have and you have not’ satisfaction? Not a chance. . …

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Does social media have a negative impact on teens?

Almost every young adult on the planet now uses social networking on some level or another, but the latest reports are indicating that it may also be influencing teenagers to drink and take drugs. Obviously poor parenting is a part of the problem, but the new report by the Columbia …

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Tim Cook replaces Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple

The Apple board of Directors have announced that iconic leader Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer. They have named Tim Cook as the new CEO. Tim Cook has been the Chief Operating Officer for Apple for some time and his move to replace Steve Jobs has not came …

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Steam offers refunds for From Dust due to DRM issues

Gaming Editor Emma Boyes has written up an interesting article regarding the DRM on popular indie game ‘From Dust’. According to her report, people are being offered refunds if they are unhappy with the system in place. “Gamers were in uproar when they downloaded Ubisoft’s god game From Dust only …

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RIM to release new Blackberry 9350, 9360 and 9370

Research In Motion are to release three new phones in the Curve range in the UK by September. The 9350, 9360 and 9370 will be running the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system. RIM are keen to point out that the new operating system is much snappier than previous versions, especially …

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US usurped by China in Q2: largest PC market

China has overtaken the US in Q2 to become the world’s largest market for PC computers. The US market is declining while the Chinese market is growing. The International Data Corp released details earlier this week saying that 18.5 million units shipped in China, totaling $11.9 billion. This compares against …

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NZXT Sentry Mix Review

NZXT has just released their latest offering in the fan controller market, The Sentry Mix.  The Sentry Mix is very similar in design to the Sentry Mesh that we looked at in back in June.  The front panel design once again simulates the look of a graphic equalizer. It is …

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Cheap 8GB iPhone 4 on the way

Reuters have published a news report quoting two unknown sources who claim that there will be an 8GB iPhone 4 released in the near future. The 8GB flash drive is being manufactured by a Korean company, although the source and manufacturing company have not been mentioned. Apple at this point …

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HP Touchpad sells out in Germany: £89 in UK

The Hewlett Packard TouchPad was said to be a challenger for the Apple iPad, but sadly it was not to be . They ditched support for WebOS and as we reported yesterday, the tablet dropped in price to $99 in the US, causing a huge influx of sales across America. …

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PC sales up 4%, Mac sales up 26%

Forbes have issued their latest report which shows that Macintosh sales are outperforming PC sales by a staggering 22% growth. The PC market sales have increased by 4% which is actually a healthy figure, considering the state of the economy right now. Their figures show however that Apple sales are …

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Nasa claims $8.7bn cost for Space Telescope

NASA have said that the James Webb Space Telescope will cost $8.7bn to run and maintain over a period of five years, when the project is started in 2018. According to documents which were sent to the US Congress, the updated figures are $2 bn higher than the previous estimates. …

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200 protestors appear for BART protests in SF

Anonymous helped to hold a protest yesterday evening, and it grew to around 200 people before winding down around 9pm. All stations were reopened shortly afterward. The demonstration yesterday forced the closure of two Bay Area Rapid Transit stations close to City Hall in San Francisco. BART police had opened …

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AMD Fusion Black Edition ready to rock and roll

For years, car companies have been souping up and turbo charging their smallest vehicles. On the one hand, it seems a little crazy, but on the other hand it is hugely appealing. KitGuru spies sniffed around the Alternate stand at GamesCom 2011 and got the whiff of something meaty. Take …

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HP Touchpad killed: but people snap it up for $99

In February, we thought the Touchpad could mount a serious challenge against the Apple iPad. Sadly when it was released the product just wasn’t selling, leaving retail stores with huge overstock. With the news that Hewlett Packard had cut support for the platform other stores ditched it completely. HP have …

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Skype spend $85 million on GroupMe takeover

Skype are in the process of being taken over by Microsoft in a $8.5 billion deal. The latest news revolves around the upcoming takeover of GroupMe, a messaging start up company, by Skype. The financial details of the takeover have not been announced but reports via All Things Digital would …

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AMD Boosts Fusion APUs for Notebooks, Ultrathins & All-in-Ones

Today, AMD  updated its awardwinning C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs with top of the line features. The updated APUs deliver; Enhanced HD graphics capabilities; Performance boosts with enhanced memory; DisplayPort ++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled …

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