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MSI’s New X79A Motherboard with Military Class III Components

Leading international mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI today announces the official release of its X79A-GD45 (8D) mainboard. This new mainboard is based on Intel’s latest X79 chipset and uses the LGA 2011 socket supporting the 2nd generation Core i7 processors. The X79A-GD45 (8D) features 8 memory DIMMs and supports …

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Xmas Gifts II: Son of a list

Inspiration, like the list of people you know you should get something for but can’t be asked, never ends. We’ve been scouring the web, bus shelters and the backs of toilet doors for ideas to hit you with this December – and here’s the latest instalment. Enjoy! To be honest, …

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Sony Vita Portable sells out – sales numbers aren’t given

Sony executives will be celebrating in the boardroom today as they have issued a statement to say that they have sold out of the Playstation Vita portable device, via preorders in Japan. Andrew House, chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment told reporters yesterday “There were lines to make reservations …

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Researchers observe Black Hole attacking gas cloud

According to a report published in Nature on Wednesday there is a gigantic black hole absorbing a gas cloud in the Milky Way galaxy. The black hole is called  ‘Sagittarius A’ and it is located right in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, it has a mass around four …

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Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD Review

Corsair have a wide range of products now in the Solid State market, and they are adding the new ‘Performance Pro’ series which uses an updated Marvell controller. This controller has worked well before with incompressible data, so we have high hopes for overall performance today. Corsair list drive bandwidth …

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Logica sees logic in largescale job loses

When a multi-billion dollar organisation wants to update its systems and see how it could be doing business better, then Dutch-Brit tech specialist Logica, might have been one of their first phone calls. Now it seems that Logica’s high-powered analytical skills have been focused inwards. Result? Major job loses. KitGuru …

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3DMark 11 update released

Futuremark have just released an update to 3DMark 11 which is available for download from their website, and from media partners. You can get the update here http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/download/update/ Release Notes for 3DMark 11 v1.0.3: Bullet physics library updated to version 2.79 to improve compatibility with future CPUs and GPUs. For …

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Antec launches flagship Eleven Hundred gaming chassis

From the time the first gamer opened up a cardboard box with an Antec 900 chassis inside, this company has been one of the most popular at LAN gaming events across the globe. The launch of the brand new 1100 series will be welcomed by enthusiasts across the globe. KitGuru …

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Google donate $11.5 million to help fight slavery

Google have announced today that they are donating $11.5 million to several organisations who are fighting against modern day slavery of 27 million people around the world. The associated press said “In what is believed to be the largest ever corporate grant devoted to the advocacy, intervention and rescue of …

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OCZ Petrol Sata 6Gbps SSDS to reduce deployment costs by 30%

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), launched the Indilinx Everest-based Petrol SSD Series. The Petrol Series enables further adoption of SSDs in cost-sensitive applications, while taking advantage of real world performance and complete feature set of the Indilinx Everest platform. “Until today, SSD …

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Apple contract Jobs signed sells for £1 million

A simple three page contract that Steve Jobs signed, establishing Apple Computer sold for $1.59 million (£1 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York today. The auction was estimated to generate around $100,000. According to a report on Bloomberg Businessweek, the bidding started at $70,000 in a room of …

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Higgs Boson data captured at CERN’s LHC?

Billions have been spent researching the little fellow, but it seems that scientists (mad, bad and downright boffin-like) may be ready to start discussing the physical characteristics of the Higgs Boson particle. KitGuru picks up a white coat, clipboard and pen to see what’s what down in old Geneva town. …

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Mac sales up 13% with more growth expected

Research group NPD have posted the latest domestic sales data from America which show the Macintosh range of computers have experienced 13 percent growth year over year in the first 2 months of Q4. This number is expected to increase in December as people rush for a new purchase and …

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SAPPHIRE launch Pure Black 990FX motherboard

SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just introduced a new mainboard developed to support the latest high performance FX CPU family from AMD, and fully backwards compatible with previous generation AM3 CPUs. The SAPPHIRE Pure Black 990FX is a full ATX …

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G.Skill release RipjawsZ 2400MHz 64GB(8GBx8) quad channel

Today, we reviewed their 16GB 2,400mhz DDR3 kit for Intel’s X79 platform, and G.Skill have just announced a staggering 64GB kit for the same platform. Below is their press release: Following the exciting announcement of its extreme RipjawsZ series quad channel DDR3 memory, G.Skill has once again pushed the DDR3 …

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Intel cut Q4 sales projection by $1 billion

Intel have cut their Q4 sales projection by $1 billion, citing supply shortages due to the floods in Thailand. The flooding caused damage to many factories in Thailand that produce disk drives. Intel say that while they don’t make disk drives, the shortage has caused wide spread problems within the …

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Are you a moral person? Take the test and see!

The concept of Morality has been around for as long as there have been intelligent humans on the planet. Looking back at the Latin origins of the word, you can see that it’s roots are in ‘moralitas’, which means manners, character and the exhibiting of proper behaviour. Who are we …

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Winners of Tweetsport Naughty and Nice Twitlist 2011 announced

Tweetsport, the real-time tweet by tweet sport news site, announced the winners of the Naughty and Nice Twitlist for 2011 today (Monday 12th December 2011). Tweetsport which reviewed tweets from over 1000 top sporting favourites to find the ‘Sweet Tweets’ and the ‘Sporting Sprouts’ in the categories of football, rugby, …

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Cooler Master Power Fort Christmas Contest

Cooler Master have announced a competition which they are running directly. They are giving away 50 black 5.5 whrs (1500 mAh) power forts! The contest runs from the 12th December until the 3rd of January 2012. They will be announcing the winners on 5th January 2012, posting the information on …

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