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300,000 Android sign ups daily, 0.4% using Gingerbread

Google’s Android is growing exponentially fast with over 300,000 devices being activated every day. The latest Gingerbread operating system (version 2.3) accounts for only 0.4 percent of the userbase. The statistics come from Google Android Developers website and it points that the slow adoption for Gingerbread is because that it …

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44.6 million tablets to ship in 2011

Apple had a great 2010, selling many millions of iPads and ensuring that many other companies would take an interest in the tablet sector. This market is so strong that 44.6 million tablets are going to be shipped worldwide in 2011, over 2.5 times as many as 2010. IDC has …

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Asus ROG Rampage III Black Edition Motherboard

Following hot on the footsteps of the success of the ROG Rampage III Extreme, a revamped version of the motherboard was introduced at CES 2011. Listening to user feedback from the gaming community, ASUS went over all suggestions and incorporated the best into the all-new ROG Rampage III Black Edition. …

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IBM sign 14nm deal with ARM

ARM are one of the UK’s most exciting companies and they have just announced a deal with IBM to help with the 14nm production process. ARM are dominating the low power market right now with a high percentage of their designs being used in smartphone, tablet and embedded sectors. They …

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Kingston launch worlds fastest SDHC cards

Memory giant Kingston are releasing their newest SDHC cards, which are the highest speed class available on the market. These new Secure Digital High Capacity cards – ‘(SDHC) UHS-I Ultimate XX’ are built to high security standards and offering class leading speeds. Aimed at the professional photographer and video creation …

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Blackberry filter out porn in Indonesia

Research In Motion have agreed to filter out pornographic content on their Blackberry devices for all users in Indonesia, according to a government spokesperson. This has been a forced compliance as Indonesia have threatened to revoke Blackberry’s license to operate in the country, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Research …

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Steve Jobs takes medical leave: Apple future worries

Steve Jobs, probably the world’s best known CEO has been battling serious health problems for years now. He said on Monday that he is taking a leave of absense. This has obviously raised questions about whether Apple should be concerned about their future. This announcement has caused a lot of …

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Kobalt release new Sandy Bridge notebooks

We recently tested Intel’s latest desktop Sandy Bridge processors which really impressed us with their impressive performance.  But we haven’t yet had a chance to test any Sandy Bridge based laptops to see how they compare to the previous generation models. Kobalt Computers are renowned for producing some of the …

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Work stops on KitGuru

Every now and then, something comes along that is totally engaging and completely useless. The frog ring tone and the Rubic’s Cube are two examples. Sunday morning, KitGuru received a link in the inbox (ouch!), opened it and spent the next half hour doing nothing productive whatsoever. You have been …

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Stuxnet worm a US and Israel project ?

One of the most serious security issues in recent years was the release of the Stuxnet worm. Latest reports from The New York Times suggest that the creation was a joint project between the US and Israeli governments. The report suggests that the virus was created by the Israelis while …

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iPhone 5 to get dual core processor upgrade

In Hong Kong today the rumour mill is burning hot with news that Apple are working on the new generation iPhone and that it may be using the ARM architecture based A8 ‘system on a chip’ for the next generation model. The Apple A4 processor which is clocked at 1GHz …

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23 year old Facebook hacker admits nude media theft

A 23 year old California man admitted he used personal information from Facebook to hack into women’s email accounts to download nude and seminude photos and videos sent from those accounts. He would then forward these to all of the women’s contacts. Dozens of women in the US and England …

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Will iPad 2 have 4x pixel count to 2048×1536?

Rumours are circulating in the channel that the next generation iPad will have a much higher resolution screen with four times the pixel count. Compared to the last generation, the iPhone 4 doubled the screen resolution in both directions from 320×480 to 640×960 giving it four times the pixels and …

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Iiyama vows to break 30″ ‘price control cartel’

The year is 2011. We know a lot about technology. One of the things we know, 100% for certain, is that all products get cheaper. Even Microsoft Windows bows to market forces and drops in price periodically. As technology becomes more affordable, we have a tendency to upgrade. Everywhere that …

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NZXT HALE90 750W Power Supply Review

NZXT are better known for their chassis design but they have also been expanding their power supply range, targeting a broad and demanding enthusiast audience in the process. Today we are reviewing our first power supply from the company, the 750W model from their newest HALE90 series. NZXT have been …

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Intel report highest ever $11.7 billion net profit

Intel, the processor giant has posted their best earnings ever in 2010 with a net profit of $11.7 billion for the year on revenue of $43.6 billion, a 167 percent increase from the profit posted in 2009. “2010 was the best year in Intel’s history,” Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini …

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Adobe finally admit Flash ‘cookie’ privacy violation

Adobe have finally admitted in a blog post that there is a ‘weakness’ in the implementation of Flash cookies, or as Adobe call them ‘local shared objects (LSOs). This issue allowed other websites, not Adobe, to track user behaviour, even after a user has cleared the traditional web cookie. This …

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Director uses iPhone 4 to shoot $133,000 movie

A South Korean film director named Park Chan-Wook has used an iPhone 4 to shoot a movie entitled ‘Paranmanjang’. All of us are familar with the iPhone 4, but this is the first time we have heard of it being a source tool for a movie. This particular script is …

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Youtube mobile views triple – causing issues for providers

Google, owner of YouTube has announced statistics which show that mobile viewers tripled by headcount in 2010. Today, they are receiving over 200 million video views a day from mobile devices, with the highest percentage from smartphones. This is a healthy indication of just how many people are using smartphone …

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AMD’s perfect CEO candidate revealed by KitGuru

Using KitGuru’s ring of global spy satellites, we have managed to piece together the job description for Dirk Meyer’s replacement as CEO. It does not really look like a normal job description, but we’re certain that this the basis of AMD’s search for an ideal candidate. KitGuru prepares to reveal …

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GTX560 outperforming GTX460 by 25 percent – early leaks

nVidia’s upcoming GTX560 is a hot topic right now and KitGuru has revealed loads about it already. It now looks as if some benchmark figures were leaked on the chiphell.com forums. These numbers show that KitGuru’s much earlier prediction actually seems to have nailed the GTX560’s performance to within 3%. …

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Cyborg R.A.T. 3 and R.A.T. 7 Review – the ultimate mice?

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to upgrade to a quality mouse. Thankfully, there are no shortage of killer products on the market from the likes of Steelseries, Razer, Roccat and even Microsoft. You would not immediately assume that mass market purveyor of distinctly forgettable …

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