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Google launch Chrome OS

Google have launched Chrome OS in their continued expansion into other areas of software. Chrome OS is released as a trial program that users can register for online and will eventually be offered preinstalled on a wide range of computers made by global names such as Samsung and Acer. The …

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Foxconn to start shipping Apple iPad 2 Feb/March

Industry insiders last night confirmed to Kitguru that the iPad 2 should start shipping early 2011, with some estimates being made at late February/early March. While this has yet to be confirmed on any official level by Apple, reports have been circulating via our sources that Foxconn will be ready …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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Amazon tackle Google eBookstore head on

Amazon are set to enhance the Kindle service to match Google’s eBookStore, feature for feature. This means they will “enable users to read full books in the browser and [enable] any Website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books.” Google’s eBookstore already offers these features and it appears to be …

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Tablets to overtake PC sales? IDC think so

According to research firm IDC, the shipments of tablets and smartphones will overtake those of the PC system within the next 18 months. The tablet and smartphone market has been booming in 2010, as more people latch onto the benefits of accessing email and browsing the net from remote locations. …

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Apple and Motorola step up the lawsuits

Apple have their gloves well and truly off. They have recently amended their lawsuit against Motorola to include 12 more patents. This now means that Apple have 24 patent infringements pending against Motorola, and Motorola still have 18 patents filed against Apple. The legal wranglings have been going on now …

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Design company to reinvigorate BlackBerry

Research In Motion have purchased a design company “The Astonishing Tribe”, a specialist outfit that specialise in the mobile phone and tablet user interface. It has not been a good year for RIM as they are continually losing customers to Apple iOs and Google Android platforms. The new purchase of …

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Oracle SPARC Supercluster with 1,728 processor cores

Oracle billionaire chief Larry Ellison has recently announced their launch of a new SPARC Supercluster – a lightning fast enterprise computing system that can perform 30 million database transactions per minute. This figures is 3 times faster than the previous record, held by IBM’s DB2 on a P7 cluster. So …

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Wikileaks shutdown causes censorship debate

Wikileaks has gone offline three times this week, causing debate over authorities taking censorship too far. France have joined with others in airing their views that Wikileaks should be taken offline permanently as activists raise comparisons with China’s Google censorship. Wikileaks was down again on Friday but later reopened via …

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GTX570 spotted £50 down, will sales of GTX480 stop overnight?

We’ve never met anyone who’s bought anything from More Computers, but their customers certainly seem happy with them. Their home page looks like a monument to how much their customers love them. Today, they will probably love them more. KitGuru broke the world exclusive story yesterday that the GTX570 has …

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Californian Xbox modder escapes imprisonment

Matthew Crippen, a 28 year old Xbox modder from California has luckily escaped prison time after being arrested by Homeland Security. Mr Crippen was running a business from home, modifying Xbox 360 game consoles to play pirated games and other content. He was charging $60 to $80 for his work …

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GTX570 launches in the UK at £299

With KitGuru and the other major sites all reporting the full specification etc for the GTX570 last week, everyone has been wondering how long we would have to wait until the product launches. Apparently, no time. It’s happened. KitGuru has more spiders crawling the web for hints and gossip than …

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Corsair release new 90GB and 180GB Force Series SSD’s

The Corsair Sandforce powered SSD’s have proved popular with the enthusiast community and rightly so – the performance of these drives is spectacular. Corsair are expanding the range by adding new 90GB and 180GB capacities which will probably be replacing the 80GB and 160GB models. Performance levels should be close …

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Asetek release new small form factor liquid coolers

Asetek have been quiet recently but they have announced a new range of sealed, liquid cooling system designed for systems with confined space, such as high end HTPC rigs. The cooling systems are based around radiators which fit 92mm fan fans, rather than the 120mm size which is commonplace today. …

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Google to demote poor web sellers via search

Google said yesterday that it plans to change the way it ranks search results so that dodgy dealers will find it harder to appear high in the listing via their search algorithms. This change started after an article in the New York Times, detailing a Brooklyn based online seller of …

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