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Even nVidia are excited about HD6990

The most heated online debates are generally based around the graphics sector, with Nvidia and AMD fanboys extolling the virtues of their favourite hardware. While often the focus will be on the ‘out of hand’ discussions, sometimes they can be intelligent and interesting to read. Not every fan of a …

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Cryo PC smashes world speed record

While everyone and their dog can attack the Futuremark records, breaking the SPEC performance record takes some doing. KitGuru has been following the adventures of this Vale of Aylesbury company for a while now, and this announcement is quite special. During a recent, exclusive interview, Cryo founder Alan Johnson told …

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Chenbro chassis for the extreme builder

Lots of great new products at CeBIT 2011, all of which will be brought to your attention soon enough. We thought we’d also like to bring you some unusual stories as well – stuff you’re never normally likely to see. Chenbro used to have a large amount of the consumer …

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Microsoft falter – tablet OS delayed until 2012

There is no doubting that in the desktop market, Microsoft have the lions share of sales figures. Sadly, the Redmond OS giant have failed constantly to make an impact in the mobile sector. The latest news just in suggests that Microsoft are delaying their tablet operating system, until 2012. Bloomberg …

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Apple offer £100 refund to iPad customers

Anyone who reads KitGuru regularly will have been aware months ago that Apple were releasing the iPad2 early this year. Well unfortunately some of the public haven’t been aware and have been buying the iPad, only to find out that their shiny new device will be replaced in a few …

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Microsoft reissue Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft have re-released the update for Windows Phone 7, after an initial problem which caused some phones to brick. The update has fixed a plethora of back end issues and was originally released last month. It all seemed to be fine until reports started filtering in that Samsung phones were …

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iPad 2 2x faster CPU and 9x faster graphics

With all the misleading news circulating about the iPad2, we thought it would be good to get all the update specifications out to our readers. The new iPad2 gets a signicant processing upgrade with the new dual core A5 Soc which Apple are claiming delivers twice the performance of the …

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AMD increase marketshare by 12.6% in 2010

2010 wasn’t a particularly good year for graphics card sales, according to Jon Peddie Research which shows that 72.8 million units shipped, dropping from 75.3 million in 2009. AMD however had a good year, with their marketshare climbing by 12.6 percent during 2010. Nvidia’s dropped by 6.2 percent during the …

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Google gmail problems still ongoing for users

On Monday a small portion of Gmail users woke up to find that all their emails had vanished. Google have since said that the problems were due to a bad software patch which caused some accounts to reset to first time status. A Google spokesperson said that the service would …

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Blackberry Playbook set for April release

In the latest of our tablet news, it looks as if Research In Motion (RIM) are arming up to join the market attack with the release of their new Playbook set for April. KitGuru has heard well sourced rumours in the Far East that the date looks to be between …

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Motorola Xoom costs more than iPad to make

Motorola have been facing some negative commentary from the press due to the price of their Xoom tablet. Research into the matter shows that the Xoom is actually a higher cost to make than the iPad, due to the performance internals. IHS iSuppli (Ed: thats a lot of i’s) have …

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Playstation 3 victim of custom seizures

Last month KitGuru reported that LG were trying to ban the Playstation 3 from the USA. It appears, based on latest reports that shipments of the black shiny console will be running dry as custom officials are ordered to seize European shipments also. This court ordered ban on imports was …

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Google software ‘update’ caused Gmail failure

KitGuru reported on some rather worrying Gmail issues this week and Google have finally revealed what caused the panic on Monday. Google originally said that only 0.29 percent of their user base was affected by the mysterious ‘disappearing’ email issue, but Google have since revised their figures to only 0.02 …

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Seagate to ship Windows XP friendly 3TB hard drive

Last year Seagate released the first 3TB hard drive in the shape of the Barracuda XT which was only available in external storage devices. Today Seagate have announced the standalone version of the same drive which can be bought for desktop systems, with a nice twist. The new drive has …

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Multiplay i42 almost sold out

The world’s leading LAN gaming organisation, Multiplay, has almost sold out its Easter Bank Holiday event for this year. So how many gamers does it take to make the best LAN party in the UK? KitGuru pitches a tent and looks inside. Newbury race course is nestled in the beautiful …

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Kingston 1600mhz notebook memory for ‘Huron River’

Kingston have released new HyperX 4GB and 8GB 1600mhz SO-DIMM kits. This new dual channel CL9 memory is the fastest on the market specifically designed to support notebooks and mobile platforms using the new 2nd generation Intel Core Mobile Processor family, codenamed ‘Huron River’. “Our latest HyperX SO-DIMMs are the …

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ASUS B3 revision Intel P67 chipsets released

Asus are the latest company to release new B3 (fixed) Intel P67 chipset based motherboards. As with all ASUS motherboards, new models based on the Intel P67 chipset serve as a platform for a host of innovative and exclusive technologies. Chief among these is DIGI+ VRM, which incorporates digital voltage …

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