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ADATA HM Series 650W Power Supply Review

Many regular readers this will never have seen an ‘ADATA’ branded power supply before, however like many companies in this sector, the underlying design is created elsewhere. The HM Series 650W power supply we are looking at today is actually based around a Channel Well Design – a company who …

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Microsoft and Federal agents shut down spam network

Microsoft and federal law agents have managed to seize equipment from Internet hosting facilities across America in the efforts to stop junk email being sent across the internet. Microsoft have launched these raids as part of a civil lawsuit which was filed in federal court in Seattle last month against …

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Nintendo 3DS preorders break Amazon UK console records

The Nintendo 3DS pre order sales figures are breaking all records on Amazon UK, outperforming the previous console leader, the Sony Playstation 3. Chris Poad, the director of Video games at Amazon.co.uk said “It’s unusual for a handheld console to attract this amount of excitement in the run up to …

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iPad 2 part shortage feared due to Japan crisis

The disaster in Japan will have a knock on effect for the technology industry, affecting many devices, including Apple’s newly released iPad 2. The iPad2 has sold over 1 million units already in the US, however the campaign has yet to hit the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. The …

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Sony hiring hackers to plug holes in Playstation 3?

Sony have been in the limelight in recent weeks thanks to their high profile campaign against the hacking audience who have been breaking into the Playstation 3 and compromising their technology. Reports floating around the news wire indicate that they might be looking to hire some hackers to help them …

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TSMC sales not to be affected by earthquake

TMSC chairman Morris Chang said that TSMC sales will not be affected by the recent Japan disaster, saying that the company is expecting 20% sales growth in 2011. Chang’s company is currently the worlds No.1 pure silicon foundry and said that the implications of the earthquake are ‘under control’ and …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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nVidia lose David White: chief financial officer

nVidia have announced that they are losing their chief financial officer David White with corporate controller Karen Burns due to take over his position until a full time replacement can be made. White’s departure from the company has been said to be for ‘personal reasons’, and the companies high profile …

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Intel buy SySDSoft – targeting wireless market

Intel have bought SySDSoft to help expand their wireless business, this egyptian based group build IP systems and RF/Analogue circuits for mobile platforms. The 100 engineers in SYSDSoft will be joining the Intel team to push forward new high speed technologies into the mainstream market. The SySDSoft deal will help …

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Sony win subpoena for PS3 hacker paypal records

A federal judge in San Francisco has granted Sony permission to subpoena PayPal records of George Hotz, the hacker who is being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the Playstation 3 console. US Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero said the information subject to Sony’s subpoena ‘shall be provided on an Attorneys’ …

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Internet Explorer 9 – 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours

Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s latest browser was launched on Monday evening and has received 2.3 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Microsoft are very happy with the interest in their new browser, particularly due to the high profile hardware acceleration features which includes offloading to the GPU. Early tests …

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iPad 2 launch in Japan delayed

The recent disaster in Japan has been one of the worst in history. The economy is trying to deal with widespread devastation and loss of life. The latest news we have heard is that Apple feel that launching the iPad 2 at this time is not the wisest of choices. …

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AMD say Fusion is ideal for IE9 acceleration

AMD sent KitGuru an email yesterday highlighting the benefits of the Fusion APU, saying it was an ideal partner for Internet Explorer 9 and the new hardware acceleration features. AMD say: The AMD Fusion APU based systems will make browsing fast and more like a desktop application experience with exceptional …

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FaceBook hack means girl has to cancel birthday party

An Australian teenage girl posted a birthday invitation on Facebook, but due to a system hack she received more than 20,000 RSVP’s. The 15 year old girl, identified as ‘Jess’ had posted her address, home phone number and mobile number for her 16th birthday party on March 26th. She wrote …

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nVidia launches GTX550 (with 3 variants)

Anyone who looks at the existing nVidia line up for the GTX 400 and 500 series, will quickly come to the conclusion that they are almost out of numbers. Nevertheless, that has not stopped the Santa Clara team for pushing out yet another SKU. Is the market ready for the …

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Antec Kühler H20 620 Liquid Cooler Review

Corsair had great success with Asetek’s low cost liquid coolers back in 2009 and while they have moved onto new pastures, Antec’s Kühler H20 620 has slipped into the market with a unique take on the liquid cooling concept. The reason for buying one of these coolers is simple. You …

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Palit release 1000mhz GTX550 Si ‘Sonic’ Edition

Palit Microsystems Ltd have just announced the new GTX gaming series: Palit GTX 550 Ti 1GB and GTX 550 Ti 1GB Sonic. The GTX 550 Ti Sonic provides superior performance with 1000MHz core speed which runs 10% faster than non-OCed version in both DX10 and DX11 performance. Palit claim that …

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Indilinx get taken over by OCZ

Indilinx, a South Korean company who specialise in flash controller technology have been acquired by OCZ Technology. The takeover only cost OCZ £20 million in stock. Indilinx patents will be transferred over to OCZ as part of the deal, giving them a wide poll of technology to call from, including …

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Microsoft Zune wont be updated due to poor sales

By any estimations, Microsoft have failed to give Apple’s iPad a serious challenge. Demand for the Zune player has led the company to finally reevaluate their strategy and shift focus to other devices. According to an inside source within the company who has spoken to Bloomberg. Microsoft will now concentrate …

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Japan disaster causes chip price increase

The terrible damage to Japan plants and infrastructure caused by the earthquake and tsunami threatens to disrupt the global manufacturing chain longer than many had expected. Many Japanese firms are keeping their plants closed while the extensive damage will take months to repair. Due to this many global companies are …

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G.Skill Launches New Sniper Memory Series

Memory isn’t the sexiest looking of computer components, but GSkill have released new modules which are set to tickle the taste buds of many enthusiast gamers. They have created new ‘Sniper’ memory with unique gun styled heat spreaders. The new sniper series is designed specifically for gamers and modders, with …

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Kingston revenues reach $6.5 billion in 2010

Kingston had a good 2010, their revenues in 2010 climbed to $6.5 billion, the biggest ever in company history. In 2009 their revenue was $2.4 billion. “Our company was able to take advantage of an improving global economy as well as catch some lucky breaks to achieve our best sales …

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