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Enermax LuxuRay ATX Midi Tower Review

We have seen many high quality chassis being released this year from various manufacturers, and while it is fun to concentrate on luxury high end products like the Thermaltake Level 10, not many people will be willing to part with £550, just for a case. Enermax, better known for their …

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ASUS Pride- new interactive competition

Asus have a new and unusual competition starting today, called ASUS – PRIDE. This is the chance to submit your motherboard stories to ASUS and share them with the world. ASUS want to hear how you have used their technology in the past to ‘do innovative and amazing things’. You …

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Hitachi release 3TB Hard Drive

It seems that very few companies are promoting their 3TB drives lately, and Hitachi have joined the ‘silent’ launch with their new 3TB unit – the DeskStar 7K3000. The Deskstar 7K3000 has five platters @ 600GB each and is supplied at 7,200 rpm with 64MB of cache via a 6Gbp/s …

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Is Flash as evil as Apple say? RIM disagree

Adobe and Apple have not seen eye to eye for a long time – not since Steve Jobs went public about his personal loathing for Flash anyway. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was at the Web 2.0 conference and refused to be drawn into the debate again. While he refuted rumours …

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AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia

It’s a topsy-turvy world in modern technology. Just because you have a monsterous lead one minute, that doesn’t mean you won’t be trailing in the blink of an eye. And so life is for AMD right now. KitGuru investigates. With the launch of the Radeon HD 5000 series in September …

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Asus ML248H Designo ML Series Review

Kitguru has reviewed many monitors over the last year including those from industry leaders Dell and iiyama. In June we reviewed the Asus MS236H, a stylish monitor which appealed on a design level, but left us wanting in other areas. It delivered much unfulfilled potential. Today we are looking at …

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Powercolor release new HD6870 PCS+

Powercolor have announced their HD6870 PCS+ which is a card outside the reference AMD design. Enhanced cooling and quieter performance? yes please. As part of the award-winning PCS series, the latest PCS+ HD6870 is enhanced with factory overclocked settings and PowerColor’s outstanding custom cooling solution. The PCS+ HD6870 is sure …

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AMD support the MeeGo OS project

AMD said yesterday that they are signing up to the open source MeeGo Linux project and that they are going to contribute ‘engineering resources’ to ensure that their forthcoming APUs operate under the OS. AMD have made this announcement at the MeeGo conference in Dublin, Ireland. Their main rival, Intel …

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Microsoft sell 100,000 Kinect per day

Microsoft doomsayers will be very unhappy to read the latest statistics in from the company surrounding the release of the Kinect device for the Xbox 360. They claim to be selling 100,000 units every day since release. Microsoft claim that the 100,000 daily sales are set to increase as it …

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New Android Phone to replace credit cards

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO showcased the new Android power phone which contains a processor to allow people to make payments via their handsets. Schmidt opened this years Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and he showed the new phone which had the manufacturer’s label covered up. Everyone has assumed this …

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Galaxy GTX 460 GC 768MB Review

Over the past few months KitGuru has looked at several different GTX 460 models leaving very little room for surprises; but today thanks to NewEgg.ca we have the Galaxy GTX 460 768MB  card on our bench and ready to rock. This card has at least one unique feature, a removable …

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Sapphire HD6850 Toxic Edition Review

AMD’s HD6850 series was released to a warm public reception, combining great performance, low power drain and very competitive pricing. KitGuru recently reviewed the XFX HD6850 Black Edition and today we are looking at Sapphire’s overclocked competitor- the HD6850 Toxic Edition. Core clock : 820MHz Memory clock : 4.4GHz Stream …

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Facebook to release a ‘gmail killer’

Facebook are reportedly going to release a messaging system which will rival Google’s Gmail. The social networking giant who already have over 500 million users are going to host a special event in San Francisco on Monday. Facebook will apparently announce their own email address system @facebook.com and perhaps even …

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Dell Streak to get Froyo update by end of month

Even though the Dell Streak didn’t prove to be a hot seller, Kitguru really liked it when we were given one for review in August. Dell have announced that it will be getting an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. Dell UK posted a message to their …

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China officially have worlds fastest supercomputer

We reported weeks ago that it looked as if China were going to overtake the US for the world’s fastest computer title, and we were right. The Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin has achieved a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second). …

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Multiplay i41 Opening Ceremony

KitGuru is over at Multiplay i41 to cover one of the biggest gaming events in the UK !  Massive crowds have gathered at Newbury Racecourse this weekend for the LANtastic Multiplay i41 event. Outside, tents have been pitched deep into the turf as strong winds threaten to repeat last year’s …

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New Firefox 4 beta is faster

A new version of Firefox 4 Beta was released which proves to be faster than the previous build. As a self proclaimed Firefox addict I spent most of yesterday playing with the new beta to judge the performance gains. The new version is clearly faster when running Javascript thanks to …

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Apple’s first computer expected to sell for $160k-$240k

Apple’s first product, the Apple I personal computer is up for auction on Christies later this month. The estimated sale price will be in the $160,000-$240,000 bracket on November the 23rd. The Apple I is regarded as the first ‘personal computer’ and was hand built by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, …

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Database issues and some downtime

After receiving many emails I wanted to apologise if anyone has been experiencing issues today and yesterday evening. We performed what we thought was a routine backup yesterday and encountered some problems. At first we thought Faith, our drunken news hound had spilt her vodka over the server. The site …

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