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Hewlett Packard to release $799 Slate 500

Hewlett Packard are launching a full blown assault on the Apple iPad with the release of their Slate 500 Tablet, which is aimed at the thriviing business market. It will be set to cost $799 and is going to satisfy those people who have to omit the Blackberry Playbook due …

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XFX HD6850 CrossFireX review

When nVidia released the GTX460, everyone was literally blown away – this was a mid range card that utterly dominated the market and delivered staggering levels of performance, particularly when overclocked. AMD had left a big hole in its range, from the 5770 to the 5850 – with only the …

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Sapphire Radeon HD6850 and HD6870 Review

KitGuru is old in the tooth and likes naming conventions which don’t change. With the launch of the Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD has altered its naming strategy. The high end cards will now be the 6900 series (due November) and the 6800 cards that we’re looking at today, will …

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HIS HD6870 CrossFireX Review

AMD have been in charge of the DX11 battlefield since their HD5000 series cards were released last year. It took nVidia many more months to come to market with competitive solutions and while their GTX480 and GTX470 received a half hearted welcome, the GTX460 has literally taken the mid market …

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Akasa Venom Cooler Review

Enthusiast PC users are rarely satisfied with the performance or appearance of reference bundled CPU coolers. These coolers are either not good enough, too loud or lack aesthetic appeal to be installed inside a very carefully designed system. This alone explains the huge demand for aftermarket cooling solutions and the …

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Windows Phone 7 panned by critics

With the hotly awaited release of Windows Phone 7, the critics were clearly expecting more. Many have said already that Microsoft have a long way to go to catch up with Apples iPhone and Google’s Android. While it is still early days, this hasn’t been the ideal launch for Microsoft. …

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OCZ focus on SSD production with new fab

OCZ have been selling a lot of SSD drives lately, achieving record sales in August. They have sold 54,000 solid state drives in August alone, an increase from 15,000 per month recorded in the first quarter. Due to the massive increase in sales, OCZ have opened a new SSD manufacturing …

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Jobs showcases new Macbook Air & OS X Lion

Steve Jobs held a conference yesterday in Cupertino, California to talk about the new Macbook Air and the new operating system OSX 10.7 – codenamed ‘lion’. Steve Jobs revealed two new Macbook Air’s and said they were ‘the future of notebooks’. There are two new Air products, 13.3 inch and …

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HP release new Palm Pre2 and webOS 2.0

Hewlett Packward has been talking about the benefits of webOS 2.0, saying that it would offer improved multitasking by ‘stacking’ similar applications into logical groups for easier, faster switching. It will also support Adobe Flash ensuring that pages with embedded flash content can be viewed by their customers. The new …

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Jobs “iPad is being grabbed out of our hands”

KitGuru reported yesterday that Apple iPad sales didn’t quite reach the 5 million estimated in the first quarter – peaking around 4.1 million, still an impressive figure. Steve Jobs said in a call with Wall Street analysts “we’re already seeing tremendous interest in the iPad from education and, to my …

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Apple sell 250,000 $99 Apple TV in first six weeks

After an incredible $20 billion quarterly income report, Apple have also announced that their critically slammed $99 Apple TV unit has sold around a quarter of a million units in only six weeks. In an earnings call with Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes Steve Jobs said “We don’t talk about unannounced …

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Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft

CEO Steve Ballmer sent out emails yesterday telling Microsoft employees that long standing Chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his position and leaving the company after a transition period. The email which was published later as a press release said that Ozzie wouldn’t leave right away but …

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nVidia GT440 released – OEM only

nVidia launched the GT440 today with not much of a fanfare. The card is a DX11 part and is OEM only, which means it is going to appear in prebuilt systems in the run up to Christmas. The GT440 is about as exciting as the GT430 (yawns) and features 144 …

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Motorola attack Apple with patent lawsuit

Motorola has taken action against Apple in court by attempting to invalidate 11 iPhone related patents. Motorola have recently sued Apple over alleged patent violations and have just filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Delaware. This seeks to invalidate 11 patents given to Apple and Steve Job’s …

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Windows Phone 7 not good enough for tablets?

According to The Register – Microsoft senior product manager Greg Sullivan surprisingly said that Phone 7 looks to be a poor choice for Tablets, prefering to focus on Windows 7 for this medium. “Windows 7 will provide a richer touch and applications experience and will be necessary on tablets.” he …

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Brenthaven 5 in 1 iPad Case Review

The iPad has been a resounding success this year for Apple, and justifiably so – it is a fantastic product with a huge diversity of application support. One of the big problems however is that in its ‘naked’ form it is very vulnerable and somewhat easily dropped. This weekend, as …

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Iomega release USB 3.0 External SSD drives

Iomega have just announced a new series of USB 3.0 external Solid State Drives, ranging in size from 64gb to 256GB. These new drives are based around an external enclosure offering superfast USB 3.0 speeds while remaining compatible with the older USB 2.0 interface. USB 3.0 is clearly the way …

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Treat your lady to a £5,000,000 iPhone 4

If a simple iPhone 4 isn’t enough for that special lady in your life, then perhaps the new iPhone from Stuart Hughes will hit the spot. He is only making two of these phones so you can get a matching pair if you want – the asking price? only £5,000,000 …

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