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Microsoft release BING for iPad: rave reviews

Yesterday, Microsoft released BING for the iPad. So far it is getting rave reviews from the public who have downloaded it, and even critics are feeling inspired by the software implementation. Bing for the iPad is similar in structure to the iPhone version, however there are many differences incorporated. The …

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iPod touch photos showing capacitive home button leaked

Images of an iPod touch with a non physical home button have leaked on the internet. Many are claiming that this is an upcoming model of the iPod with a capacitive home button. Apple have sold over 55 million iPod Touch players since they were introduced in 2007. Four generations …

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Microsoft to patch 64 vulnerabilities

Microsoft had a relatively easy March, having just three bulletins fixing four vulnerabilities. April is a different story, with 17 bulletins being issued, with 64 different vulnerability fixes. This ties with the ‘most bulletins’ since December 2010 and takes the top position for the number of flaws fixed. Nine bulletins …

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Sandy Bridge price to stay high without competition

Sources close to Intel have been in contact with KitGuru to say that there is no possibility of the price of Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 products becoming more competitively priced until AMD launches Bulldozer. Damning stuff. KitGuru investigates. We all know that competition is a good thing. We’re also …

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iPad 2 success causing problems for Xoom sales

Apple seem to be unchallenged so far in the tablet market, and with the recent release of the hot selling iPad 2 it appears that other companies are really struggling to shift units. The Motorola Xoom, on paper is a stunning device, but sales are really poor so far. Analysts, …

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Richard Branson to head underwater on latest adventures

Richard Branson, business guru and entrepreneur has detailed that he has abandoned his balloon flight exploits to focus on exploring the deepest parts of the world’s oceans with a new jet styled submarine. This 18 foot vessel can travel down 36,000 feet below the surface and is part of the …

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Sony restart more plants in Japan: supply problems

Sony were hit hard when the earthquake disaster hit Japan. Latest news has reached us that they have managed to get all but two of their factories up and running again. Sony’s semiconductor last factory in Miyagi prefecture has partially restarted yesterday with other factories coming online over the last …

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Apple awarded patent for dock connector: USB 3.0, Thunderbolt

Apple have been granted a patent for a new modified dock connector which is compatible with new high speed communication standards, such as USB 3.0 and a dual lane Displayport, or Thunderbolt connector. This connector is called the ‘Reduced Size Multi Pin Male Plug Connector’ has been published by the …

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AMD HD6450 Review

Many readers looking at this review today will already have a performance gaming system and others will be contemplating a second system, hooked into a new high definition television for light gaming and media demands. To specifically target this sector AMD are releasing a very low cost Direct X 11 …

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Toshiba release 24nm NAND

Toshiba have released SmartNAND based on the 24nm manufacturing process. It uses a control chip which support error correction Code (ECC) and can manage sizes up to 64GB. The technology is exciting because it can remove the ECC load from the host processor, while minimising protocol changes. It helps to …

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Android Music 3.0 app with cloud streaming leaked

TechFrom10 have managed to find out information about the upcoming music streaming functionality thanks to a ‘failed’ Android update. “So on our Galaxy S Vibrant today we went to do a routine update of apps from the Android Market, only to discover that, for a completely unknown and frankly bizarre …

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Zotac GTX 580 AMP²! Review

Nvidia’s GTX590 has been launched to a mixed reception and with the array of VRM hardware related issues many people are turning their attention to the GTX580, which could still be Nvidia’s finest hour. Many 580’s have won KitGuru’s highest awards and rightly so because this solution still remains the …

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Intel launch 10 core Xeon E7 series

Intel have announced their new Xeon E7 series with up to ten physical processing cores per chip. They are targeting AMD’s Magny-Cours with hopes of moving some high density data center customers to their platform. The Xeon’s are not aimed at the consumer audience, they are aimed at the mission …

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HIS IceQ X HD6790 released

The AMD HD6790 launch was yesterday and HIS have released their modified version, the IceQ X with the famous blue cooler which KitGuru has reviewed before on other cards. Very good it is too. Like all other HD6790’s at this point, the card is sold at reference clocks, 840mhz on …

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Steve Ballmer rated worst CEO by own staff

The latest results from Glassdoor might not surprise many of our readers, but Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO has been voted the worst CEO by employees of his own company. The employees were evaluated for a full year before the final scoring was released. Google employees rate Eric Schmidt highly as …

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Seagate ship super slim GoFlex external hard drive

SeaGate have launched a new external hard drive which is targeting an audience who hate lugging around a bulky external hard drive. The GoFlex Slim performance drive offers 320GB of storage in a form factor which is roughly as thick as a pencil. The GoFlex weighs only 160g and measures …

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Android continue to take market share

In a three month period between November 2010 and February 2011, ComScore show Android taking another 7 percentage points from 26% to 33% within the US market. Android have taken most of this from Research In Motion who have lost 4.5% from 33.5% to 28.9%. Android have also taken from …

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iPad 2 is rated as the best tablet yet

Comparison organisation Consumer Reports has posted the results of their first round up of tablet PCs which is going to be welcomed by Apple lovers. Consumer Repotrs is similar to the UK’s Which magazine and their report shows that the iPad2 is the best tablet on the market. The original …

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Paedophiles sharing child porn across corporate computers

New research is showing that UK business and local councils are growing in risk from paedophiles who use their networks to spread child images and videos of children being sexually abused. The new report is called ‘Cleaning Up Britain‘ and software company NetClean highlight the problems of paedophiles sharing illegal …

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UK recruitment up 25% year on year

Just like graphic cards and CPUs, there are a lot of metrics for measuring the health of an economy. Arguably one of the strongest indicators is the number of jobs available. A report just out from Reed Recruitment shows that the UK is well on the way to recovery. KitGuru …

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Anonymous strike out against Sony: websites get hit

Anonymous, renowned hacktivist group have announced a war against Sony, and they appear to have struck the first blow already. They announced on Sunday that Sony’s legal actions against hacker Geohot and their other corporate behaviours “have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom.” They have …

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Microsoft include ribbon interface in Windows 8

Microsoft are set to unify the appearance of their products, if the leaked screenshots of Windows 8 are anything to go by. New images of the operating system, such as the welcome screen highlight the Windows Phone 7 lock screen, while new navigation techniques used in Office 2010 look to …

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Sapphire HD6790 CrossfireX Review

For most of us the AMD HD6990 is a pipe dream, the cost is very hard to justify. Let’s not forget that unless you are gaming at super high resolution or across multiple screens it is often not needed. With the recent release of nVidia’s GTX550 ti, AMD have decided …

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Cyber Snipa launch new 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

You may not have heard of Cyber Snipa before but they produce an impressive looking range of gaming peripherals which includes keyboards, mice, surfaces and headsets.  And, if you want a surround sound gaming headset on a budget, you need look no further. Today, Cyber Snipa announced the Sonar 5.1 …

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Tt eSports European Cup launched

Europeans are a competitive bunch. Each and every country – no matter how large or small – wants the chance to prove that it is superior to its neighbours. Today sees the launch of the Tt eSports European Cup tournament for Call of Duty 4. Let the competition for Euro-superiority …

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Mozilla ask add on developers to improve code

Mozilla have announced a crackdown on slow Firefox addons. In a recent blog post, Justin Scott, Add on product manager described the measures the organisation will take to minimise the slowdowns. “We’ve updated our Performance Best Practices and have begun reaching out to developers of slow add-ons and asking them …

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Nude female web coders wanted for naturist environment: UK

A Buckinghamshire company are looking to recruit ‘a number of female web coders’ who are prepared to work naked, in a ‘warm and private’ naturist office environment. As they say ‘The office environment is all that a naturist could wish for – warm and private – and will be great …

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