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Thermaltake Jing Cooler Review

It has been a great year for Thermaltake, they have been releasing a wealth of competitive and high performing products within many enthusiast sectors. Their Frio and Contac29 coolers have met with critical acclaim and have successfully targeted two very different sectors. While the Contac 29 is a modestly priced …

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Tablet success damaging hard drive makers

KitGuru has reported recently on the fact that Tablet sales, driven by the Apple iPad have been damaging laptop sales in the last quarter. We have reported that we feel this is why AMD reported a loss in their last financial statement. The Tablet market is thriving, with many manufacturers …

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Apple iPad adoption rate: fastest ever, surpassing DVD player

Apple’s iPad has sold over 3 million units in 80 days with a current sales rate of 4.5 million units per quarter. This is surpassing the adoption rate of the DVD player. Bernstein Research has detailed the staggering success of the iPad with an early adoption rate surpassing the iPhone …

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Twitter get a new head honcho

Evan William’s, Twitter co-founder and CEO is stepping down to let his second in command, Chief Operating Office Dick Costolo replace him at the top. William’s is planning to focus on product strategy. Williams has managed the privately run San Francisco company for the last two years but wants to …

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Youtube Employs Trained Monkeys

KitGuru is an old fart who likes nothing better than watching old Metallica videos while munching breakfast and preparing for a day under the radar of the world’s leading technology companies. Who knew ? Imagine our surprise this morning when tried to go from Enter Sandman at the Freddie Mercury …

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LG ditch Google Froyo based tablet

LG have announced that they are ditching the plan to launch a tablet computer based around Google Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’. Exact reasons are not yet clear but reports are hinting that Froyo 2.2 is not suitable OS for their product. LG have said “We plan to introduce a tablet that …

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Adidas say Steve Jobs – “Too much of a control freak”

Adidas have recently been working with Apple on a $10 million deal to place mobile advertisements on Apples iAd service. Latest reports show that Adidas have pulled out of the deal because Apple have been to controlling during the process. Silicon Valley Insider has claimed that Adidas pulled their campaign …

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ZeuS Trojan hybrids prove unstoppable

ZeuS malware has been used for some time now to steal personal information from online accounts and while several arrests have taken place in the US and the UK this Trojan is proving difficult to stop. Arresting several organisations unfortunately won’t suddenly mean that this nasty piece of software vanishes. …

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Verizon Wireless may have to pay $90 million in refunds

Verizone Wireless announced that they may be paying up to $90 million in refunds to 15 million cellphone customers who were overcharged for data sessions and Internet use. If this happens it will be one of the biggest customer refunds offered by a telecommunications company. Verizon issued the statement yesterday …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7: going to fail ?

KitGuru has been reporting on the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform for many weeks now. With the imminent launch of the new Phone OS, it is worth analysing if Microsoft really can make their mark in this competitive sector. Last month we reported on a bizarre, mock funeral parade …

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Order Medal of Honor and get Battlefield 3, FREE

As you know, KitGuru is powered by Multiplay – the world’s leading online gaming and LAN event organisation. They’re massive, with the ability to host more than 100,000 simultaneous gamers. Big Stuff!  But what many of you may not know is that Multiplay also owns Fileplay. KitGuru sticks in its …

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JPEG to be replaced by WebP ? Google hope so

The Joint Photographic Experts Group format (or JPEG as it is more commonly known) has become such a part of our lives in 2010, it is hard to image it ever being replaced. If Google have their way however, their new image format called ‘WeBp’ will do just that. Google …

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Researchers may have found first life supporting planet

Researchers yesterday said that for the first time they may have found an extrasolar planet that could be the foundation for life. This is because it falls squarely withint the ‘habitable zone’ of a nearby star. They are calling this planet ‘Gliese 581g’ – the sixth planet found orbiting the …

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RIM take a swipe at quality of Apple apps

Research In Motion announced a few days ago that their App World now has over 10,000 applications available for download. Much of the press found the statement rather underwhelming as the Apple store has hundreds of thousands more. RIM VP of Platform product management Alan Panezic said “We aren’t focusing …

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Review

Arctic Cooling have been releasing some great products lately and we have covered most of them on KitGuru – such as the excellent Accelero XTREME Plus. AC are a company who combine high performance with ease of installation at reasonable prices. Today we look at the follow to the excellent …

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Google Instant vets sexual searches, well sometimes

Hacker quarterly magazine 2600 has listed blocked words in Google Instant, many of which are sexual. If you have been using Google recently (and we all do) then you may have noticed a change in their search functionality, now when you type in a search term you will generally see …

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iPhone 4 sells out in China – in only four days

Whether you love or loathe them, there is little faulting Apple’s business plan. China is the latest country to be getting hot under the collar for the Cupertino technology giants latest iPhone. Over 100,000 iPhones have been sold in four days after the offical launch and another 100,000 phones are …

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Skype and Facebook exploring possibilities of partnership

Social networking giant Facebook are exploring the possibilities of a partnership with Skype which is aimed at integrating their communication services. Wall Street Journal have said that under the proposed partnership that Facebook users would be able to sign into Skype through their Facebook Connect accounts. Once signed in then …

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Gorgeous Gigabyte Keyboard set to sell, Aivia!

KitGuru was invited to a special presentation in London earlier today and we’ll tell you more about the secret stuff we saw in a little while – including the world’s fastest graphics card (single GPU category). But first, here’s something very cute that we just could not wait to bring …

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