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BPI claim that 1.2 billion songs were stolen in 2010

The BPI is painting a rather damning picture of the music download scene in 2010, claiming that 1.2 billion songs were illegally downloaded in 2010, costing the music industry £984 million. On the BPI site they say: “In 2010, illegal music downloading continues to rise in the UK.  The number …

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Inno3D GTX570 Review

Last month nVidia rocked the graphics world with the release of their phenomenal GTX580. This is the fastest single chip card on the market today – although AMD’s HD5970 is still the most powerful graphics card on the planet. Today we are looking at the more affordable GTX570, which targets …

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Opera 11 released, and its brilliant

Opera is a browser that really doesn’t get the credit it deserves, however with over 150 million users, it appears that a growing user base are finding something they like. Three weeks later, after a beta and three release candidates the latest version is now ready for public download. This …

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Google incorporate Flash sandbox to Chrome beta

Google have just released the security sandbox for Adobe’s Flash to the beta channel of their Chrome browser. Chrome users already running the beta build will be automatically updated to the version which includes the sandboxed Flash code. A ‘Sandbox’ isolates processes on the computer, stalling or halting malware from …

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Nokia sue Apple in Europe for finger wiping gesture

Nokia and Apple have been in legal wranglings for many years now, and the latest advancement in the legal proceedings took place this week. Nokia have sued Apple in The Netherlands, Germany and the UK. They are alleging that Apple are using 13 of their patents without their permission. Nokia’s …

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MacBook Pros and iMacs to get updated, soon.

Rumors have been circulating in Taipei for the last couple of days that Apple are going to update their MacBook Pro and iMac machines in the first half of 2011, with even one source saying Q1. Digitimes have also confirmed similar findings, although KitGuru spoke to one source last night …

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AMD Catalyst Drivers – best on the planet?

This is a hot topic of debate among enthusiast users – which driver set is better? nVidia or AMD’s ? It would be fair to say that years ago the scales would have been tipped favourably in nVidia’s direction, but today is the situation reversed? Both sets of drivers have …

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Swedish prosecutor website gets hacked

‘Anonymous’ are clearly proving the critics wrong, having been branded by other groups as a bunch of script kiddies. They have managed to hack and take down the Swedish Prosecution Authorities website – the organisation  set on going after WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange. The attack by Anonymous caused the site …

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Sapphire releasing three HD6970 bundles

Well hopefully by now you have had the chance to read our launch day coverage of the HD6970 and HD6950 cards. Sapphire have just announced three HD6970’s being released today. All of the cards are clocked at reference speeds and are supplied with reference coolers however as with all launch …

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MSI release R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5

MSI have just announced the release of their new HD6970 and HD6950 graphics cards. While the cards are based on the reference design – like all the rest, they are getting a rather unique feature – a bundled copy of the excellent 3DMark 11. MSI, the world class manufacturer of …

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Apple revenues grow 3 times faster than operating expenses

Latest reports show that Apple are leveraging growth with revenues three times higher than their expenses. Goldman Sach’s, the new Apple analyst says that their unique design concepts are helping to feed their growth “Apple’s hardware products often capture the hearts of consumer with their innovative and elegant designs, and …

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Apple stores get robbed in smash and grabs

Apple are at the center of several smash and grab robberies lately. The latest store to get hit was in the Greenwich Conn location. Robbers broke the windows at 3am Tuesday morning and made away with thousands of pounds of merchanise from the store. The store in Greenwich Conn is …

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Microsoft patch breaks records, again

For the third time in 2010, Microsoft have just issued another massive, jaw dropping slew of security patches. Their December Bulletin Release contains 17 security bulletins which address 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows OS, SharePoint Server, Internet Explorer and Exchange. In October they broke their previous record, issuing 16 …

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HIS HD6970 CrossFireX Graphics Card Review

HIS are famous for performance products and today, as AMD releases the Radeon HD 6900 series they were quick to release their new range of  products. To see what this second generation graphics processor is really capable of, we tested a pair of the Radeon HD 6970 cards in CrossFireX …

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Powercolor HD6970 Graphics Card Review

Long known for its value products, Powercolor has been one of AMD’s longest serving and most loyal partners. Over the past 12 months, they have also invested heavily in product design – especially coolers. Today we continue our coverage of AMD’s Radeon HD 6900 series launch,  looking next at the …

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XFX HD6970 3-way CFx & HD6950 CFx review

Ready for eye popping frame rates? This review today might just be the answer to your pre-Christmas hangover. We put AMD’s latest and greatest through their paces in a variety of multiple card configurations. While AMD’s 6800 series included solid products, the re-naming strategy confused many enthusiast users. AMD effectively …

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Synology DiskStation DS211+ Review

Synology have been riding high in 2010, releasing some of the finest NAS systems ever to hit the consumer market. We use several of these devices in the KitGuru offices for our network file sharing and have found them to be both extremely reliable and fast. Last month we looked …

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Apple work with Toshiba to build $1.2 billion factory

Toshiba are spending around $1.2 billion to build a factory to make small LCD panels for Apple iPhones. This new plant will be producing low temperature polysilicon LCD panels, which allow for high resolution images and work on the plant will be starting in Q1 of 2011 and production will …

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Government websites could be hacked in Wikileaks revenge attacks

Websites which hold personal data of British taxpayers could be next in line for computer hackers – who are keen to target organisations who are seen as enemies of Wikileaks. A wide range of companies have been attacked by ‘Anonymous’, an online network, after withdrawing support for Wikileaks in response …

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AMD Release Catalyst 10.12 Preview

With the release of the new HD6950 and HD6970 cards imminent, AMD are letting their customers download the Preview of the 10.12 Catalyst which features a new array of settings to enjoy. Description: We’re letting our customers try out the brand new Catalyst Control Center before it’s officially part of …

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Gawker Media get hacked

Gawker Media had a rough weekend, as websites they owned stopped publishing new content over the weekend after hackers gained access to their servers. Sites such as Gizmondo and Jezebel published information telling their readers to change passwords – issuing a statement saying “our user databases appear to have been …

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Authors of 帝國 Online speak to KitGuru

A few days ago, KitGuru published a story about new MMORPG title 帝國 Online. The report was based around some users saying that the game had charged their account with unauthorised in app purchases. Alwin Wong, from Lakoo, developer of the game emailed us to issue the following statement (unedited): …

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Apple investigate unauthorised purchases from MMORPG game

Apple are investigating claims from customers that a new iOS MMORPG has charged them with unauthorised in app purchases. The game called 帝國 Online is so far only available as a Chinese language version with the English translation still in beta format. All customer reviews so far have stated that …

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Dual Camera iPad2 coming soon – predictions are true

Sometimes we get our predictions wrong, but more often than not we get them right. Kitguru said months ago that Apple were coming out with a dual camera iPad and Reuters have just announced that their insiders have confirmed the new design. As everyone is already aware, the original iPad …

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