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Xoom tablets sold online, with previous owner data

The Motorola Xoom hasn’t been a great success story, even though it was the leader in the Honeycomb tablet sector. Motorola decided to sell around 6,200 refurbished Xoom tablets online through Woot.com, at bargain prices. Sadly for Motorola (and the previous owners) it appears they failed to correctly wipe the …

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Smartphone sales surpass PC in 2011

A report in from Canalys shows that global shipments of smartphones in 2011 surpassed PC sales for the first time ever. Sales of smartphones totaled 487.7 million units which PC sales were 414 million. The PC category included desktop, laptop and tablet computers. These figures are huge, because shipments of …

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High street price confusion on hard drives

While major online retailers like Aria move stock around very quickly, some high street stores can be left with several generations of product – sitting on their shelves – side by side. This kind of stock challenge can lead to some rather bizarre offers. KitGuru braves the snow to cycle …

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NASA focuses on green flights into the blue

If you want to live near a major city, but can’t afford major city housing prices – then there’s always the airport. Running a quick check on the flight paths around a city – and you can pretty much decide on where the lowest property prices will be. But this …

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AMD prepares three new FX-Series processor models

Just days after Intel’s new additions to its Core i5 range of processors, we’re now hearing of AMD’s upcoming move to roll in a few more FX series processor models in the form of the FX-4170, FX-6200 and FX-8150 LCS. A pre-order price list has been sighted which also shares …

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Can AMD play in the Windows 8 Tablet sector?

Windows 8 is just around the corner and many companies are preparing their strategy to get market share in the tablet sector. AMD have a tough fight ahead, having to release very power efficient chip designs, especially with ARM so strong in this sector. Windows 8 is causing much debate …

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Mark Zuckerberg almost as rich as Larry Ellison

It look as if Mark Zuckerberg is set to get even richer than he is now. His stake in Facebook is said to be worth $28.4 billion, making him richer than Google’s co-founders and almost at the same level as Larry Ellison, who started Oracle almost 35 years ago. The …

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VeriSign breach ‘should not be a surprise to anyone’

The VeriSign breach, which has only just been revealed after 18 months, is what Gartner has recently warned about in a recent report, citing that that certificate management is a real problem, that most firms just don’t realize they have. How did the VeriSign hack occur, how could it have …

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AMD shares its 2012-2013 roadmap

Today we get a clearer picture of AMD’s hardware plans heading well into 2013 thanks to the company presenting an updated client roadmap at its annual Financial Analyst Day yesterday. As we’ve learned through several previous roadmaps, their APU days have only just begun with preparations for the arrival of …

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Aria list preorders for C2 Intel Core i7 processors

Aria are certainly on the ball for all you Intel lovers this week. Today they listed the new C2 stepping version 2011 processors. They are available now for pre-order. ARIA informed us that they will be getting in stock soon, hopefully within the next couple of weeks. Kitguru rate ARIA …

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Synology announce new MD in UK – Mike Chen

Synology are announcing a new Managing Director in the United Kingdom – Mike Chen. Mike joins the UK office from Taiwan where he has been working for Synology since 2007 as European Sales Manager. The UK team manage the UK, Ireland and Scandinavian business. Chen joins the team following the …

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Sony lose $1.2 billion in quarterly report

Sony have reported severe losses of $1.2 billion between October and December 2011. This figure is worse than expected, and is being blamed on a strong yen, a dull economy and Thai floodings. The company have also reported a full year operating loss. Sony have named Kazuo Hirai as the …

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ADATA competition winners announced!

We had a lot of entries for the ADATA competition and sorry in advance for the people who won’t be winning today. We just don’t have enough prizes to give something to everyone! The winners are: Ben Howe Beth Davidson Ian Stevenson Brian Jeffrey Darran Brookes Check your email for …

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Sweden’s Supreme Court find three people guilty of piracy

The Swedish Supreme Court has announced that it won’t grant leave to an appeal against Pirate Bay staff members. Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström will all face jail sentences and fines. In November 2010, the Swedish Court Of Appeal found three people behind the Pirates Bay …

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Sex is more likely for Android users

Match.com have published the findings of their latest survey. It may be enough for geeks to ditch their iPhone or Blackberry device. They claim that 62 percent of singles who use Android devices have had sex on the first date, compared with 57 percent of iPhone users. Blackberry users get …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III launching on March 13th?

Contrary to our report a few days ago on Samsung’s Galaxy S III being delayed across the globe until later this year due to concerns about the time gap between its announcement and availability, it turns out there’s still a glimmer of hope we’ll get it sooner rather than later …

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Aria taking pre-orders for Intel i5-2550k

We reported a short while ago that Intel were planning to release a new range of Core i5 processors with the graphics circuitry stripped from the die. Makes sense really as many enthusiast users have never touched, or have no interest in using that part of the design, opting for …

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Win a 32GB iPad 2 with Kitguru & Aria

Our last iPad 2 competition was such a success that we are working with ARIA to give away another tasty 32GB iPad 2 to a lucky ARIA/KITGURU reader. Today we are launching a new competition to win a brand new 32GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 worth £479! (You can even pick …

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