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China blocks WikiLeaks website

China, in its usual heavy handed manner has blocked all links to the WikiLeaks websites after potentially embarassing claims were made in leaked U.S. diplomatic cables. People in China who tried to access either wikeleaks.org or cablegate.wikeleaks.org were delivered a page saying that the connection had been reset. This is …

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Polls show Apple mobile users most loyal, Microsoft the worst

A recent GiK survey shows that 56 percent of smartphone owners in key global markets are keeping their options open regarding which phone they would buy next. Only Apple has shown a significant percentage of loyalty, which is not entirely that surprising. What is rather concerning however is that Microsoft’s …

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Microsoft Kinect sells over 2.5 million units

Some analysts said that Microsoft’s Kinetic might not sell that well in the run up to Christmas, but clearly they have been proved wrong. Latest figures  after Black Friday sales in America show that the sensor has sold over 2.5 million units, already. 2.5 million units sold in such a …

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GTX570 launched by Palit, nVidia overjoyed?

As Palit’s sales sheets for the GTX570 begin to get distributed globally ahead of nVidia’s launch on 7th December, AMD has now had a good chance to evaluate the specifications and it’s decided to react. KitGuru hits the bars and snoops like a pro. Once in each generation, one of …

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Ipad and Macbook Air sell well on Black Friday

Most UK people say ‘eh?’ when you talk about Black Friday, because, yes it isn’t a tradition in dreary old Blighty. All you lucky Canadian and American users end up with some sexy hardware for the price of a pancake breakfast. Analyst Gene Munster and his research buddies spent 7 …

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Amd Phenom II X4 975BE hits 7.13ghz on nitrogen

Most of the stunning overclocking results seem to be based around Intel processors, but the AMD Phenom II X5 975 Black Edition was been caned within an inch of its life, to 7.13ghz. No they didn’t get this with a Noctua NH D14- this was achieved on nitrogen. Over 7ghz …

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MSI AMD FX610 notebook hits Europe

MSI have released a fine looking AMD based laptop – The FX610. There are two models being offered, based around a dual core P340 Athlon II and the Tri core P840 Phenom II processor. The Phenom II model is going to retail at €699 (thats euros, we haven’t got confirmed …

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Apple reject Android Magazine from App Store

Reports are circulating from Media Watch that Apple have just rejected a magazine application from Danish company MediaProvider because it featured exclusive content about the Android Operating System. The Google platform is one of Apple’s most legitimate threats in recent years, however if they have indeed banned it from the …

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Enermax to introduce ErP lot 6 revised PSU’s

Enermax are revising their Modu82+ II and Pro82+ II power supplies. These revised power supplies have an improved, efficient 5Vsb rail to support the new EU Regulation ErP Lot 6 for modern day systems. So what exactly is ‘ErP Lot 6’? These are Energy related Product, previous EuP=Energy-using Products), part …

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Murdoch to invest £19.2 million in iPad Newspaper

Rupert Murdoch has high hopes for the iPad as a medium for reading newspapers. Latest rumours are that he is wanting to invest almost $30 million dollars in his digital newspaper project “The Daily”. This newspaper is to be designed exclusively for the iPad, and Murdoch wants to get a …

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U.S. clamps down hard on piracy – 70 websites shut

The U.S. federal forces are coming down hard on websites that are selling counterfeit and pirated products – shutting down 70 websites last week. These websites offered many goods, such as golf clothing and equipment, scarves and even rap music. The domain names have been seized by the U.S. Immigration …

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nVidia lowering IQ in Tom Clancy H.A.W.X.?

It seems there is much discussion online about nVidia possibly lowering the driver IQ in Tom Clancy H.A.W.X. to increase benchmark scores. This is nothing new as HARDOCP reported about a similar issue in October within HAWX 2 Benchmark. Sadly it appears that this is in the actual game itself, …

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How would ARM finance the purchase of nVidia?

One of the most persistent rumours of the past 5 days has been that nVidia might be in play on the market. The market for desktop graphics has not suddenly become significantly bigger over the past 3 months, yet nVidia’s share price has been steadily inflating updward. Overall bouyancy in …

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Macbook Air to sell 250,000 units a month

Apple are selling billions of dollars of product every month and the latest sales figures show that around 1 million Macbooks will be sold in Q4 of 2010. What is more interesting to us however is that estimates show 250,000 of this 1,000,000 could very well be sales of the …

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24TB hard drive capability developed by Hitachi

Hitachi are set to release information on the upcoming capability to release hard drives with capacities up to 24TB. We spotted this news story over at Hexus and wondered where it was all going to end. The research team has been working with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development …

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MSI Twin Frozr II HD6870 to be released

Kitguru has reviewed many MSI products over the last few months and we have always been impressed with their build quailty and overclocking headroom. They informed us last night that they are releasing their new HD6870 with Twin Frozr II cooler. As with all quality MSI products they feature ‘Military …

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Apple purchase HP land to expand Cupertino base

Apple have just purchased a 98 acre area of land that will roughly double the size of their HQ in Cupertino. HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of this area which it had occupied for many years as it consolidates operations at the Palo Alto …

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Facebook to trademark ‘Face’

It may seem incredible, but it appears that Facebook have been given the go-ahead to trademark the word ‘Face’. The U.S. Patient and Trademark Office have issued an allowance that says that the company is entitled to a trademark on ‘Face’ as it applies to the name FaceBook. To get …

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Powercolor Passively cooled HD6850 revealed

Powercolor have really been delivering the goods in 2010 and their latest model might not sound too exciting until we point out that it is a passively cooled HD6850! Kitguru loved the XFX HD5670 and Sapphire HD5670 passively cooled solutions as they were ideal for media centers and people who …

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Acer reveals smartphone with 4.8 inch screen

All of you who love big smartphones will already be drooling over the new Acer model which is due for release in April 2011. The device features a huge 4.8 inch screen with 1024×480 resolution. Acer have yet to name the phone, but we know already that it is going …

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Rosewill RK-9000 Keyboard Review

Today we have another item from NewEgg.ca to review – The Rosewill RK-9000 gaming keyboard. This is a mechanical style keyboard that uses Cherry MX Blue switches to provide that ‘old school’ feel of an IBM style keyboard. There are multiple types of keyboards available today of which the most …

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