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Steve Ballmer to remain at Microsoft until 2017

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has never been a ‘run of the mill’ leader. When he took over the reins at Microsoft, many people thought he wouldn’t make an ideal figurehead. Debates across the industry always center on the fact that there are people more skilled within the company to take …

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Paypal suing Google over stolen trade secrets

Paypal has filed a suit against Google in California court. They are saying that the search engine giant have stolen trade secrets from the mobile payment business. Osama Bedier, an ex paypal staff member was hired at Google and they claim he has shared Paypal’s business secrets with the new …

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More info released about Modern Warfare 3

This week there has been a lot of information released from various publications on the upcoming hot first person shooter: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3. GameHunters had some time to get a hands on with the Spec Ops Survival mode. MW3 gets a new progressive ranking system, online matchmaking …

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56% of the UK channel would sell second hand kit

With the recession in PC sales continuing to bite, many of the UK’s resellers would, or already do, sell second hand kit. KitGuru trundles off to Channel Web to investigate. The mighty Incisive Publishing owns a site called Channel Web – it’s the online offering for Computer Reseller News. It’s …

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Intel to kill P chipset in January

Sources in the Swindon area are telling us that Intel’s had enough of the ‘P’ chipset for Sandy Bridge and will be canning it around January – just in time for the launch of Ivy Bridge. The launch of the new ‘Z’ chipset was a bit of a surprise. With …

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Microsoft blamed for Skype crash

Skype has experienced a major crash today, and right now no one knows what is going on. Problems are being reported on Twitter by many users. The general feeling from users is that Microsoft are at fault, even though the partnership with Skype has only been recently announced. Reports of …

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Google add Nvidia 3D Vision support to Youtube

Nvidia have entered into a partnership with Google which will allow users to get access to 3D YouTube clips – all you need are 3D Vision active shutter glasses and the right hardware. Youtube already offers a decent variety of 3D video files already, but this is sure to drive …

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OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Review

This month we have seen the release of a handful of ultra fast Solid State Drives, and Kitguru has been on hand to review them in recent weeks. Today we are looking at the latest drive from market leader OCZ, the Agility 3 240GB. The Agility 3 has been released …

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eVGA to sell Duke Nukem GTX560 bundle

eVGA are selling a GTX 560 graphics card with a ton of Duke Nukem goodies as part of the deal. The card is a ‘limited edition’ model with the full Duke Nukem Forever game. They are also throwing in a Duke Nukem art book, radioactive belt buckle and Limited Edition …

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Twitter won’t protect users from court

Ryan Giggs, footballer with Manchester United has been at the center of an affair scandal in recent weeks. To protect his identity he logged a ‘super injunction’ to stop the English press speaking out about him. It all went very pear shaped however when information leaked on Twitter about his …

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Fancy a new camera? try the 200 megapixel Hasselblad

Are you in the market for a new digital camera? If you aren’t happy with the high end Nikon or Canon cameras, and are longing for more resolution then the new Hasselblad might just hit the spot. The H4D-200MS costs around £28,000 and uses a sensor with 50 megapixels resolution, …

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BioShock Infinite artwork released

Bioshock has been a very popular game series, selling millions of copies across both the console and PC platforms. The upcoming title Bioshock Infinite isn’t due for release yet for some time, but Irrational are building some interest by releasing some information and imagery. Some interesting information is already published …

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Nasa aim to send robot spacecraft to asteroid

NASA announced yesterday that they plan on launching a robot based spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016, to help them understand how life began. The mission will cost a hefty $800 million and the plans are to get the robot to collect pieces of the asteroid. If successful it will …

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HIS HD6970 IceQ Turbo Edition Review

KitGuru readers love modified, custom graphics cards and today we are looking at one of the most eye catching designs yet, the new HIS HD6970 ICEQ Turbo Edition –  a preoverclocked card with a dramatically designed custom cooler. The HIS HD6970 IceQ Turbo Edition is supplied with a modest overclock …

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Foxconn damage reputation and Apple relationship

We reported on an explosion in one of the Foxconn factories earlier this week. Three workers have died and several are severely injured, sadly the latest in a line of injuries and fatalities for Foxconn workers. These recent deaths are causing a severe strain on the relationship with Apple, who …

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Cray enter GPU supercomputing sector with XK6

Cray, one of the most well known names in the supercomputing industry have decided to move into the GPU sector with the release of the XK6 machine, a successor to the XE6 AMD Opteron based machine which was announced a year ago. Cray say that the XK6 machines will be …

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Sony Ericsson servers attacked in Canada

Sony are finding themselves under constant attack, with the latest news emerging that Sony Ericsson servers have been targeted in Canada. Worse, it appears that email address and encrypted passwords of 2,000 customers are now with the hackers. Sony have been constantly reeling over the last month, as groups of …

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The upcoming Amazon tablet: will it be enough?

KitGuru reported a few weeks ago that Amazon had planned to release a tablet to target the same market as Apple’s iPad. In all honesty, this is a daunting challenge for any tablet maker as Apple are dominating the sector with a ruthless efficiency. Contacts in Taipei have spoken to …

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Opera Mini 6 released for Apple products

Many Apple owners will be rejoicing to hear that Opera Mini 6 for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad was released earlier this week. This comes some time after the BlackBerry and Android versions of the software were released in March. Phillip Gronvold, a product marketing manager at Opera said …

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Microsoft to update Windows Phone with 500 new features

Microsoft announced an update to their Windows Phone operating system which adds 500 new features. They also have highlighted new partnerships with Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE. They have also been keen to announce new language availability for the software. Microsoft are aiming to get their Windows Phone into new markets …

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Apple confirm malicious software attacks on userbase

Apple can sometimes be slow to respond, but they have published a support note this week saying that there have been a series of attacks on Macintosh users – namely the spreading of fake ‘security’ products. Macintosh owners have been subjected in recent weeks to a rogue anti virus application …

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Foxconn suspend some operations

Foxconn certainly aren’t the luckiest company on the face of the planet, and the latest blast at their factory has caused them to suspend some production. The explosion happened over the weekend on a product line for Apple’s iPad 2 in the city of Chengdu as we reported yesterday. Foxconn …

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3D TV without the glasses, only £13,000

3DTV sales still haven’t set the world on fire, and I think I know why. No one wants to be dealing with glasses. I certainly don’t want to be sitting on my sofa in the evenings with an annoying pair of glasses to watch the football. Well fear not, for …

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Zuckerberg says Facebook is fine for young kids

Many parents feel that social networking sites such as Facebook aren’t an ideal place for young kids to be spending time. FaceBook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire 27 year old figurehead of the company has a differing opinion on the subject. Zuckerberg told venture capitalist John Doerr that improving education …

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Windows Phone 7.5 to be showcased later today

Microsoft are due to showcase a major upgrade to Windows Phone 7 later today. The new release, called ‘7.5’ will have improved features, such as web browsing and will also feature updated Microsoft Office support. There are also updates to deliver better gaming options. Latest rumours indicate that the latest …

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UK PM Cameron speaks out about Twitter injunction

Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken out on UK daytime television show ‘Daybreak’ about the latest injunction which has stopped the English press releasing information on a high profile celebrity in the UK. Cameron says that the government need to review current privacy laws in England, after the identity of …

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