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Is LG’s Nexus smartphone the E960?

In the latest round of Nexus device rumours we have an entrance from LG. Images reveal a device that looks similar to the previously announced Optimus G, except with a slight difference. It is running stock Android rather than LG’s own interface and could be the first member of the …

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PETA vs Pokemon

Pokemon Black and Blue

If you put Pokemon in the context of the real world, it would be a horribly cruel place to live: capturing animals and forcing them to fight till they pass out. Of course thankfully we can differentiate that it’s a game and that just because Pikachu can take a few …

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Slip in Moore’s Law suits Intel product planning

We’ve all watched the Olympics. How many times have we seen a close-fought race end in a new world record? How many times have we seen one person completely dominate an event, only to pull up before the finishing line and miss smashing the old record by a big margin. …

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Win limited edition 120mm KITGURU fans!

Today we have a very special competition in place to celebrate KITGURU’s partnership with Sharkoon to create a limited edition run of Silent Eagle 2000 fans sporting Kitguru branding and colours. You could be one of only a handful of people to own these collectors items! The Sharkoon Silent Eagle …

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HTC post disappointing results: 79% profit drop

HTC are struggling in face of rising competition, posting their lowest quarterly profit results since 2006. The company has been suffering in the face of rising competition from Apple and Samsung in the smartphone sector. Their third quarter profit was $133 million. HTC was the biggest smartphone maker by shipments …

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Apple pulls in iPad mini for October announcement

The best football teams in the world not only play their own game, they also mark the opposition off the pitch – preventing them from playing THEIR game. While Apple’s initial plan was to push the iPad Mini into stores for 12th December, that date has moved ahead of announcements …

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New iPod Touch with A5 SoC chip

Apple have today released a digital user guide for their 5th generation iPod Touch. According to AppleInsider there is a separate benchmark which shows an A5 processor running at 800mhz, giving performance figures close to the iPhone 4S. The Japanese language Apple blog ‘Mac Otakara’ has posted screenshots (above) which …

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If the Android 4.2 rumours are false, what do we have?

Just yesterday we reported on some rumours surrounding an upcoming version of Android, however these rumours have been revealed to be false. The original source did not verify its sources and it turns out they were nothing more than made up. Rumours will forever be rumours and we’d like to apologise for …

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Google Nexus 7 set to get a storage boost

One of our biggest concerns about the ASUS-produced, Google-marketed Nexus 7 tablet in our review was the internal storage; or lack of it. However, the tablet is set to receive a 32 GB model, seemingly in the coming weeks. A Japanese customer bought a brand-new 16 GB model but on …

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A musical listening service for the technical

While Spotify might be the world’s darling at the moment when it comes to music listening services and the upcoming Myspace revamp and Kim Dotcom’s Megabox are on everyone’s radar, another has been created by Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute, that sounds more in tune with the technical …

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Kingston drops price bomb on 60GB

While the overall price of SSD’s have been falling for a good year now, the ‘really crazy’ deals have normally been on things like refurbished stock. News in from one of the UK’s biggest resellers, shows that the price of brand new drives has dropped further than anyone thought possible …

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Youtube adds more original programming channels

Youtube

Google has added 60 new channels to Youtube, expanding its push of original programming within the UK, German and French markets. The idea of Youtube’s channels is to make the site more TV like, thereby making adverts and product placement seem more natural on the site – which is traditionally …

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Foxconn workers strike over iPhone 5 working conditions

Thousands of workers at a Foxconn factory went on strike this weekend to protest over working conditions on the iPhone 5 production lines. The report comes from an independent workers rights organisation. New York based China Labor Watch works closely with sources in China. The Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China …

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MegaDroid security project in full swing at Sandia

They say that assume makes an ‘ass’ of ‘me’ and ‘u’ and that assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. While millions have been poured into researching security and a multitude of threats from cyber hacking on PCs, far less is known about the networks that are developing around communications …

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Apple prepare 10 million iPad Mini tablets for Q4

Even though Apple have yet to officially announce the new iPad Mini it would appear they have prepared 10 million units for order in Q4 this year. The Wall Street Journal have said that the company have ordered so many by judging the orders from Asian component suppliers. The WSJ …

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Apple acknowledge iPhone 5 lens flare issue

Apple have acknowledged that the iPhone 5 can experience imaging issues of a ‘purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot’. They add that the problems can occur in ‘[m]ost small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone.’ Some publications reported on this issue over the last couple of …

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Megaupload user to get a hearing

Mega Upload

One of the users that has his data seized as part of the Megaupload takedown by US and NZ authorities, Kyle Goodwin, has been granted a hearing, that will allow him to fight for the retrieval of his data – something that the US officials are not keen on at …

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ROCCAT release ‘New Mega Mice’

ROCCAT Studios, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of competition gaming peripherals, is set to expand their high-performance mouse portfolio with the upcoming debut of three new game-changing devices: the ROCCAT™ Kone XTD – Max Customization Gaming Mouse, the ROCCAT™ Kone Pure – Core Performance Gaming Mouse and the ROCCAT™ Lua – Tri-Button …

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Could gamers be the next-gen security experts?

Jurassic Park

While we’re used to seeing Hollywood depict hacking and computer access as some sort of 3D world to be explored, whether it’s in Tron, or Jurassic Park, those seemingly ridiculous scenarios might actually be closer to computer security of the future than we might think. Traditionally, security officials spend their time looking …

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Does gaming make you a bad politician?

WoW Rogue

Being a gamer might not affect your actual skillset as far as being a politician goes, but it certainly seems to be giving ammunition to the opponents of one US democratic candidate. Colleen Lachowicz, who is trying to be elected as a member of the senate, is being attacked for …

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Samsung face labour violation concerns in China

A report issued today has detailed a series of investigations into eight factories in China, six of which are directly controlled by Samsung. The organisation, China Labor Watch has said that staff are being forced to work 100 hours of overtime every month, and have to accept unpaid hours and …

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Honda recall 820,000 vehicles

Honda are facing an embarrassing recall, as they have expanded a recall of 2002-2003 Civic Sedans and 2004-2005 Pilot Spot utility vehicles to 820,000 units. Honda dealers will have to inspect and replace components of the headlight wiring system. Honda have said that the problem is the wiring of the …

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iPad Mini ‘renders’ hit the web

Many people are waiting on the rumoured Apple iPad Mini – the smaller, less expensive tablet set to target a wider audience. A graphic designer created a 3D CAD drawing and concept renderings of the possible appearance. While they may not be completely accurate they are certainly worth a look. …

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