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NASA find new ‘life on Mars’ evidence

Researchers at the American space agency have found new signs of life after the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck in wet ground on the red planet. Astronomers are excited by the latest discovery which they claim proves that water, important for the existance of life has formed on Mars, …

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AMD speak about ‘Flex FP’ – new floating point power

AMD have spoken about the upcoming Flex FP floating point unit which is due to be incorporated into the Bulldozer Processor line up in servers and workstations next year. John Fruehe, AMD’s director of product marketing said in his blog that the new technology delivers tremendous floating-point capabilities for technical …

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Tianhe 1A: the fastest computer in the world

The USA have just lost the world’s fastest supercomputer title to China, with their Tianhe-1A taking over the top slot. The Tianhe-1A has 1.4 times the power of the closest rival according to Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the offical supercomputer rankings. Although this list …

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Sony Playstation Phone images leak – powered by Android

Sony fans can rejoice, it looks as if they are releasing a new PlayStation Phone, according to gadget sites such as Engadget. Speculation is that the phone will be powered by an upcoming version of Google Android called Gingerbread. Engadget have said that the phone should be launched officially next …

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Are Google abusing internet privacy?

Google have captured millions of private Wi-Fi addresses and passwords and email addresses have been taken by their mobile units. The Situation is so bad that many countries are looking into Google’s practices. Switzerland’s federal data protection and information commission is taking Google to court over its Street View mapping …

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AMD Catalyst 10.10c Hotfix released

AMD have released a new driver hotfix which features some performance improvements and bug fixes as well as support for their new Morphological Anti Aliasing feature. AMD Catalyst 10.10c Hotfix Features: OpenGL 4.1 beta support Support for the new Morphological Anti-Aliasing feature Dead Rising 2 – Crossfire profile (Resolves negative …

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Apple Chinese App Store opened

Apple have opened a new online store with cut down App Store for their customers in China. A move which is sure to help expansion after years of lower focus on this marketplace. Chinese customers can now order Apple hardware such as the iPad online and have them delivered directly …

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LimeWire ordered to shut down – RIAA victory

Limewire, the popular file sharing website has been ordered to close permanently after a federal judge found it liable six months ago for copyright infringement on a ‘massive scale’. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood has entered a permanent injunction which demands that the service disables downloading, searching and uploading of …

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Barnes and Noble to launch new Nook Color Tablet

One of Amazon’s biggest rivals in the E-Reader sector are Barnes and Noble and the latest to hit our newsdesk last night is that they have released a colour version of the Nook reader. Pricing is said to be around $250 and the main new feature is the 8 inch …

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Review

Arctic Cooling have been releasing some great products this year and we have reviewed many of them on KitGuru, such as the incredible Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus cooler, which we really liked. Today we are looking at the baby brother of the Freezer 13, the new Freezer 11 LP …

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MSI release two new HD6800 cards

MSI release some great video cards and we have reviewed many in the past on KitGuru. They have announced two new boards, their reference clocked/cooled HD6870 and a new custom cooled HD6850. While many partners have already released custom cooled HD6850’s we are waiting on the first batch of custom …

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Amazon Kindle 3 sales booming

The newest version of the Amazon Kindle is hot property, with sales already outperforming the older versions. They aren’t however making it public exactly how many they have sold to date. Steve Kessel, senior vice president of Amazon Kindle said “It’s still October and we’ve already sold more Kindle devices …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab $499 coming to BestBuy

The hotly awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Best Buy in November with a $499 price for the WiFi version and a $599 price for the WiFi/3G version. They will be offered by Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Gadget blog Pocketables found Best Buy signs advertising the Galaxy Tab silver …

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Qnap TS-259 Pro+ Review

QNAP are well respected for their high end business solutions and today we look at one of their newest products aimed at the mid market audience – the Qnap 259 Pro+, based around a 1.8ghz dual core Atom processor with 1GB of DDR2 memory onboard. With a retail price around …

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Microsoft to launch new online PC game store

In November Microsoft are planning to open an online games marketplace that will mean people can download titles such as Halo and Gears Of War. Additionally, Microsoft are going to offer titles such as Grand Theft Auto from Rockstar and Fable: The Lost Chapters. The plan so far is to …

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Gates kids not allowed Apple, iPods – Zune only

Melinda Gates was recently interviewed by the New York Times and she confirmed once again that no Apple devices are allowed inside the homes or lives of Microsofts ‘first’ family. Deborah Solomon interviewed Melinda and asked her “What if one of your children says, ‘Mom, I have to have an …

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Sony retire the Walkman cassette player

We all know the Sony Walkman, it was a piece of history. I still remember heading into work in the morning with my trusty compilation tapes ready to blast out 80’s tracks such as Spandau Ballet and Adam Ant (yes I have crap taste in music I know). According to …

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Macbook Air 2010 a copy of the Vaio X505?

Apple have released the new Macbook Air, a striking new wedge design which features an ULV Intel processor. The only thing, this looks to be extremely similar to the Sony Vaio X505 released six years ago, in 2004. Steve Jobs said that the new MacBook Air is ‘the future of …

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NZXT LED Kit Review

Today we have a new product from the NZXT line of accessories in our test lab.  The product we are going to look at is a set of LED’s with a black mesh sleeve that runs the entire length of the cable. These LED’s come in a wide range of …

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Hot demand for XFX HD6850: sold out at £133

It would be hard to miss the launch today of the AMD HD6850 and HD6870. You will probably have already read our reviews of several of the partner cards. If you haven’t then check out the front page of KitGuru. Scan have been working with XFX on competitive pricing for …

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nVidia slashes latest Quadro prices by 50%

OK, KitGuru is officially shocked. Droping the price of a mainstream card like the GTX460/470 in reaction to AMD’s 6850/6870 is perfectly natural and makes good business sense. These are fast moving cards, in a highly competitive market, and the busiest quarter of the year is upon us. Business sales …

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Foxconn invest $10 billion in TFT-LCD plant

According to our sources in Taipei, Foxconn are going to invest $10 billion in Chengdu, China so that Chimei Innolux (CMI) can set up an advanced TFT-LCD panel production plant. The $10 billion investment is going to be based around the production line in Chengdu and is going to feature …

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Radeon HD 6800 pricing shambles

After working tirelessly for several days in the KitGuru Lab, our technicians are only now coming out into the grey autumn light and blinking like moles. With all of the reviews published, we now have time to analyse what just happened. The cards are great, AMD’s partners worked overtime to …

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