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Samsung aim to ship 15 million notebooks in 2011

Insiders spoke to KitGuru late last night and our discussion was based around Samsung notebook shipments in 2011. This year they are expected to sell around 11 million units and they expect huge growth next year. Even though many analysts are saying that the tablet market is becoming more dominant, …

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 Review

Last week we reviewed the Atom powered ASRock ION3D which we felt offered a cost effective solution for media computing demands. Today we are looking at a similarly compact, higher specification system from Dell, featuring an AMD Phenom processor with HD5450 mobility graphics. Although Dell sometimes get a bad name …

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Archos 43 tablet (froyo) now available

Archos have made some great products in the last five years and I owned several of their portable players many eons ago, which I always loved. Their latest internet tablet with Android 2.2 (Froyo) is now available in the shops. The Archos 43 uses a Cortex A8 processor. The Archos …

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Google Buzz Settlement emails sent to users

You may have been one of the many gmail users to receive an email detailing a settlement over the Google Buzz service, which became a talking point about online privacy over the last year. Google have acknowledged the settlement, proposed and agreed by both parties in October for $8.5 million. …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Chrome OS notebooks to hit retail in November

A Google branded notebook is due for launch in November by Inventec, followed shortly after by Acer and Hewlett Packard in December. Dell were rumoured to be on this list, but info has not yet been detailed on their release date. Google’s Chrome OS is supposedly a client which resides …

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Larry Ellison’s Oracle to spend $1 billion for Art Tech

There isn’t much Larry Ellison can’t do with his infinity sized pockets. His latest acquistion is the Art Technology Group – his goal? To help Oracle expand into e-commerce. Art Technology are one of the leading providers of e-commerce software, a sector that is very healthy right now as businesses …

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GTX580 water cooled units ready to ship in November

To honour the launch of nVidia’s 512 stream GTX580, KitGuru has adopted a multi-stream approach to keeping you up to date on all of the information you need to know ahead of next week’s launch. We have already processed, shaded, tessellated and output 3 stunning little pixels of need-to-know info …

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Powercolor unleash the PCS+ HD6850

The HD6850 has proved popular with AMD’s partners, with many releasing custom cooled solutions with overclocked settings, out of the box. Powercolor are the latest to offer an overclocked card with a custom designed cooler which looks to be tickling the tastebuds of the discerning enthusiast user. The Powercolor PCS+ …

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Can GTX580 really deliver everything using less than 290w ?

KitGuru has been scanning the airwaves, intercepting messages all over the place. We have already delivered 2 incisive articles today already on the GTX580, and there are plenty more to come it seems. To be honest, we’ve seen sieves that retain water longer than Taiwanese contractor can hold a trade …

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nVidia GTX580 launch next week – real or paper?

Each generation of graphic card delivers more than the last. Frame rates are faster, colours clearer and everything is just a little more cinematographic than it was before. But what constitutes a hard launch? Do you need to have product in the market? If so, how much? KitGuru investigates. At …

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Synology Diskstation DS411j Review

Over the last month we have looked at the full range of Synology products from the entry level USB Station 2, to the range topping DS 1010+ with partnering DX510 expansion bay. No matter your demands Synology say they have a solution for you … without breaking the bank. Today …

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Do violent video games really damage kids?

California is defending its ban on selling ultra violent video games to minors before the Supreme court today, but we ask ourselves, do violent games really affect kids or young adults? California will ask the justice department to exempt a type of violent content from the First Amendment’s protection of …

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Google sue US government over Microsoft favouritism

Another day, and yet again another round of legal action. This time Google are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior saying that the agency inappropriately wrote ‘procurement requirements’ for a messaging contract to favour Microsoft Corp over its own Google Apps. The suit was filed on Friday in the …

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POV release new Mobii 10.1 inch Tablet

nVidia partner Point Of View have detailed specifications of the new 10.1 tablet they are releasing featuring nVidia Tegra. The Point Of View Mobii tablet features a capacitive multi touch screen (1024×600) with 512mb of system memory and 512mb of NAND flash memory with support for up to 32GB via …

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Google Q1-3 $1.6 billion spend on 40 companies

Google have been on a massive spending spree lately, forking out $1.6 billion on Admob, Slide On2 and 37 other companies, so they can try and become competitive with Facebook and other leading social networking sites. Google have talled up 40 company buyovers in the first three quarters in 2010, …

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Intel make chips for startup firm with more in line

For the first time ever Intel have agreed to make processors for a startup firm, in a deal which is due to be announced later today. News has just reached KitGuru from Taipei. The startup firm Achronix Semiconductor Corp make chips that are specially designed for specific requirements, such as …

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Twitter set to break 200 million users by end of year

Love them or loate them, it is hard to escape social networking in the news today. Latest information reaching KitGuru details that Twitter now have over 175 million users, a growth of 30 million people since August, or 15 million users a month. Not many networks could claim a growth …

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Google Nexus Two: specifications leak

While the Nexus Two has yet to be announced by Google, more information has leaked online – this time an unoffical specifications list. The new information on the Nexus Two came from AndroidandMe, as they say that T-Mobile will be one of the carriers to officially support the Nexus Two. …

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Apple sue Motorola: multi touch phone infringement

Apple are suing Nokia, claimg that their multi touch smartphones use Apple owned intellectual property. Patently Apple have reported that Apple have lodged two separate suits against Motorola which list six different patents.. These suits directly target the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, Bakflip Devour A555, Devour …

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