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Dutch court order Apple to pay damages to Samsung

A Dutch court have ruled in favour of Samsung, in one of their global battles against Apple. The court in The Hague ordered Apple to pay damages for infringing a technical communications patent in some of the mobile devices, including the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and iPad 1 and 2. …

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BT Pirate Bay block already circumvented

BT Pirate Bay Block

While BT might have held off the longest in instigating the court ordered block of torrent search site The Pirate bay, it has now become one amongst many, including: Virgin, O2, Everything Everywhere and TalkTalk. The ISP did attempt to go a step further than the others, by preventing users …

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Nokia announces 808 PureView for America

Nokia could have chosen a better date for their own Monday press conference considering Microsoft’s announcement of the Surface tablets, but what is done, is done. Yesterday, the falling giant announced that their 808 PureView camera-phone is destined for the US market. It will be available for $699 (roughly the …

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Acer founder claims Microsoft Surface is an OS sales ploy

Microsoft’s Surface tablet has been caused a huge ripple in the industry since Microsoft officially announced it a few days ago. Industry sources claim that many Microsoft hardware partners are annoyed at the hardware release, but Acer founder Stan Shih has a different take. He spoke out to the press …

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Partners unhappy with Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft recently announced their upcoming Surface tablet – set to target the Apple iPad. It would appear that Microsoft PC partners are unhappy with the new product, which was kept a secret until the recent announcements. Reuters have reported that industry sources seem unhappy with the new Surface tablet release, …

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Silverstone Grandia GD07 HTPC Case Review

A few months ago we looked at the Grandia GD06 case from Silverstone which impressed us due to solid build quality and competitive pricing. However, it was only capable of accepting Micro-ATX motherboards which was likely to alienate a substantial audience. Today we are going to look at the Silverstone …

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Google warns YoutubeMP3 of “legal consequences”

Youtube-Mp3.org Legal Threat

While many might not bat an eye at ripping a song or favourite audio track from Youtube using one of the many conversion sites, browser add-ons or applications, Google has spoken out about the practice, in particular targeting Youtube-mp3.org with a warning. Claiming that these sort of websites break the …

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Cubitek ATX ICE Case Review

Last year we looked at the impressive Cubitek Tattoo Fire case which offered a winning combination of a generous feature set, good build quality and aesthetics that made it stand out from the crowd. Despite being quite a new player in the PC case market, Cubitek have been hard at …

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Facebook buy Face.com for $60 million

Facebook have bought Face.com – the Israeli facial recognition system. Techcrunch initially reported that the cost was around $100 million, but they revised the cost to $55-60 million. Facebook will be adopting the facial recognition technology for their own projects. Face.com have been developing mobile facial recognition and the theory …

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Microsoft reveal new ‘Surface’ tablets

Yesterday Microsoft showcased their new tablet which runs on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. They are diverting resources to mount a viable attack on the Apple and Google machines. Ballmer said the device would offer “Windows without compromise”. The new Microsoft Surface tablet has a built in stand and …

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Amazon set to drop Kindle Fire price to $149?

Rumours in recent weeks have been pointing towards a refresh of the 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet coming soon from Amazon; in addition to further mumblings of brand new 8.9″ and 10.1″ models. In an effort to push sales further before the launch of these new tablets, Amazon may drop the current …

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Transcend goes under £12 for 32GB SD

We all know that the memory market is going through a harsh evolutionary phase. As processes shrink and improve – so the overall capacity of the world’s foundries is increasing – with a corresponding drop in price. Regular KitGuru readers will know that Kingston as dropped the price of a …

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G.Skill set five memory overclocking records during Computex

During the week of Computex 2012, five overclocking records have been achieved with G.SKILL high performance DDR3 memory by several renowned extreme overclockers. Super Pi 32M – 4mins 44.734sec With the astonishing G.SKILL memory speed of DDR3 2646MHz CL5-9-7-18 1T, the two legendary overclockers, Fredyama-san and Shamino have both achieved …

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Steve Wozniak calls Apple Assistant Siri ‘poo-poo’

Apple’s Siri assistant has been getting a lot of headlines since it was released however it has also been receiving its fair share of criticism from the press and user base. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t have a lot of appreciation for the voice recognition application. He added …

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Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler Review

Phanteks are a relatively new brand to the high end air cooling market but are certainly a force to be reckoned with.  We tested their first CPU cooler, the PH-TC14PE a few months back and it achieved great results, beating the almighty Noctua NH-D14 in our temperature tests.  So we …

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Retina Macbook Pro – ‘the least repairable laptop’

Apple have been receiving a lot of praise for their latest Macbook Pro update with Retina display. Popular teardown site iFixit have published their detailed analysis on taking one apart and their findings are interesting. They say that the Retina Macbook is the least repairable laptop they have ever taken …

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