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Have anonymous attacked Sony PSN again?

The Sony Playstation Network has had an outage today and rumours are rife that the online gaming service has been the victim of a DDOS attack from ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous. Many users across Europe and America have been reporting problems logging into the Playstation Network in the last 24 hours. …

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Apple restrict retail employee holidays in May

Apple retail employees have been told this week that they can not request vacations days in late May, hinting at something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the retail stores. The employees all received an email that they may not request days off between May 20th and May 22nd. …

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Is iPhone tracking really a breach of privacy?

There has been a lot of debate online in recent days about iPhone movement tracking with many people claiming it breaches privacy guidelines. Former Apple employee Pete Warden and data visualisation scientist Alasdair Allan have found hidden data hidden inside iOS back up files that allow physical location movements to …

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Intel porting Android 3.0 for tablets this year

Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, says his company is working hard to port Google’s tablet specific Android 3.0, known as ‘Honeycomb’ to the x86 architecture. He told investors and reporters “We’ve received the Android code – the Honeycomb version of Android source code – from Google, and we’re actively doing the …

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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Review

OCZ have been at the forefront of Solid State drive development for a very long time now, the original Vertex and the Vertex 2 were both class leading SATA 3Gbps drives. We will be honest when we say that we have high hopes for the 6Gbps successor, today’s review product, …

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Valve come under flak for Portal 2 DLC charges

Portal 2 has already been warmly received, with initial reviews highlighting fantastic game play with a stellar updated engine. Sadly, the user community haven’t been too enamored with all of the downloadable content available which totals extra charges of over $80. Gamers generally love downloadable addon’s for their games because …

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IBM Q1 earnings up 10 percent

IBM reported positive net income gains for the first quarter, due in part by strong performance from their hardware division. IBM’s net income rose by 10 percent to $2.86 billion, or $2.31 per share. In the year ago period IBM earned $2.6 billion, or $1.97 per share. Revenue also rose …

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Match.com to screen for sex offenders

When a friend tells you that there are plenty of fish in the sea, they don’t normally mention the sharks. That was a policy followed by the world’s number one dating site myedate.com, Match.com, until now. KitGuru takes a peak over the blind date wall to see what really lurks …

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RIM Playbook sales not strong at launch

Research In Motion launched their new Playbook tablet however it is not off to a very good start, according to early sales reports. Several retailers have mentioned ‘modest’ sales of the device throughout Tuesday. Reuters reported that many stores have been unable to shift their stock of five units. The …

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Seagate buy Samsung HDD unit for $1.375 billion

Seagate Technology have announced today that they are entering into a ‘strategic partnership’ with Samsung Electronics, purchasing the hard drive disk section of the business for a very cool $1.375 billion in cash and shares. This deal is another major consolidation after Western Digital recently announced that they were buying …

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Boeing given $92.3M from NASA for spacecraft

Boeing Co. have won a NASA award worth $92.3 million for future work on designing a spacecraft which could carry crews to space stations. Boeing are under contract with NASA to design the CST-100, which will carry a crew of seven people into low orbit over the earth. Boeing has …

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RIM Playbook hits the stores

Research in Motion’s much discussed Playbook goes on sale in the United States and in Canada today. RIM are hoping this will be a big seller, especially as they have placed a lot of time and resources into the development. RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone has struggled to compete against Apple’s iPhone …

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Samsung go to war with Apple

Samsung said that it is going to take counter action against Apple after they filed a suit alleging that Samsung copied their smartphones and tablet computers. Apple’s lawsuit claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is imitating the iPhone and the iPad. Samsung said “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action …

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More problems for Android: Skype leaking personal data

In a rather embarrassing state of affairs Skype for Android has been found to be leaking personal information, including the users name and email address and contacts and chat logs. A security researcher has called it ‘sloppy coding’ and ‘a disrespect for your privacy’. Not mincing his words, thats for …

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Leak on nuclear sub, MoD gets sinking feeling

Top secret information on Britain’s nuclear forces is something that we’d all like to believe are, well, secure. Seems that some of the important controller types at the MoD have missed a few of the ‘Microsoft Word for Beginners’ course on offer – with serious results. KitGuru slips past Checkpoint …

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Nintendo 3DS sells 400,000: strong launch

Nintendo will be pleased that their 3DS launch has been so strong. reports are filtering in that they have sold 400,000 units in the first week of release. While many have commented that the DS was a ‘bigger’ seller, it is worth bearing in mind that the 3DS is priced …

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Apple go live with ‘Apple Support Communities’ social forums

Apple have gone live with the Apple Support Communities support forum upgrade which it announced last year. This adds social networking features and replaces the Apple Discussions board. Apple announced the new Support Communities upgrade to their online forums last August on the Apple Discussions Board. It said “Apple Support …

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