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Barnes and Noble to launch new Nook Color Tablet

One of Amazon’s biggest rivals in the E-Reader sector are Barnes and Noble and the latest to hit our newsdesk last night is that they have released a colour version of the Nook reader. Pricing is said to be around $250 and the main new feature is the 8 inch …

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Review

Arctic Cooling have been releasing some great products this year and we have reviewed many of them on KitGuru, such as the incredible Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus cooler, which we really liked. Today we are looking at the baby brother of the Freezer 13, the new Freezer 11 LP …

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MSI release two new HD6800 cards

MSI release some great video cards and we have reviewed many in the past on KitGuru. They have announced two new boards, their reference clocked/cooled HD6870 and a new custom cooled HD6850. While many partners have already released custom cooled HD6850’s we are waiting on the first batch of custom …

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Amazon Kindle 3 sales booming

The newest version of the Amazon Kindle is hot property, with sales already outperforming the older versions. They aren’t however making it public exactly how many they have sold to date. Steve Kessel, senior vice president of Amazon Kindle said “It’s still October and we’ve already sold more Kindle devices …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab $499 coming to BestBuy

The hotly awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Best Buy in November with a $499 price for the WiFi version and a $599 price for the WiFi/3G version. They will be offered by Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Gadget blog Pocketables found Best Buy signs advertising the Galaxy Tab silver …

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Qnap TS-259 Pro+ Review

QNAP are well respected for their high end business solutions and today we look at one of their newest products aimed at the mid market audience – the Qnap 259 Pro+, based around a 1.8ghz dual core Atom processor with 1GB of DDR2 memory onboard. With a retail price around …

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Microsoft to launch new online PC game store

In November Microsoft are planning to open an online games marketplace that will mean people can download titles such as Halo and Gears Of War. Additionally, Microsoft are going to offer titles such as Grand Theft Auto from Rockstar and Fable: The Lost Chapters. The plan so far is to …

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Gates kids not allowed Apple, iPods – Zune only

Melinda Gates was recently interviewed by the New York Times and she confirmed once again that no Apple devices are allowed inside the homes or lives of Microsofts ‘first’ family. Deborah Solomon interviewed Melinda and asked her “What if one of your children says, ‘Mom, I have to have an …

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Sony retire the Walkman cassette player

We all know the Sony Walkman, it was a piece of history. I still remember heading into work in the morning with my trusty compilation tapes ready to blast out 80’s tracks such as Spandau Ballet and Adam Ant (yes I have crap taste in music I know). According to …

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Macbook Air 2010 a copy of the Vaio X505?

Apple have released the new Macbook Air, a striking new wedge design which features an ULV Intel processor. The only thing, this looks to be extremely similar to the Sony Vaio X505 released six years ago, in 2004. Steve Jobs said that the new MacBook Air is ‘the future of …

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NZXT LED Kit Review

Today we have a new product from the NZXT line of accessories in our test lab.  The product we are going to look at is a set of LED’s with a black mesh sleeve that runs the entire length of the cable. These LED’s come in a wide range of …

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Hot demand for XFX HD6850: sold out at £133

It would be hard to miss the launch today of the AMD HD6850 and HD6870. You will probably have already read our reviews of several of the partner cards. If you haven’t then check out the front page of KitGuru. Scan have been working with XFX on competitive pricing for …

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nVidia slashes latest Quadro prices by 50%

OK, KitGuru is officially shocked. Droping the price of a mainstream card like the GTX460/470 in reaction to AMD’s 6850/6870 is perfectly natural and makes good business sense. These are fast moving cards, in a highly competitive market, and the busiest quarter of the year is upon us. Business sales …

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Foxconn invest $10 billion in TFT-LCD plant

According to our sources in Taipei, Foxconn are going to invest $10 billion in Chengdu, China so that Chimei Innolux (CMI) can set up an advanced TFT-LCD panel production plant. The $10 billion investment is going to be based around the production line in Chengdu and is going to feature …

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Radeon HD 6800 pricing shambles

After working tirelessly for several days in the KitGuru Lab, our technicians are only now coming out into the grey autumn light and blinking like moles. With all of the reviews published, we now have time to analyse what just happened. The cards are great, AMD’s partners worked overtime to …

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Sex.com domain sells for $13 million

If someone offered you a domain name for $13 million you are likely to either laugh, or faint. But one of the nets most sought after names has just sold at auction for $13 million (£8.2 million). The domain name went on sale in July after the former owner went …

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Windows 7 sales hit 240,000,000 – breaks records

Microsoft have announced that over 240 million copies of Windows 7 have been sold since releasing the operating system over a year ago. This is now officially the fastest selling OS in their history. Vista was never warmly received, although at KitGuru we think some of the uneducated press damaged …

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Hewlett Packard to release $799 Slate 500

Hewlett Packard are launching a full blown assault on the Apple iPad with the release of their Slate 500 Tablet, which is aimed at the thriviing business market. It will be set to cost $799 and is going to satisfy those people who have to omit the Blackberry Playbook due …

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XFX HD6850 CrossFireX review

When nVidia released the GTX460, everyone was literally blown away – this was a mid range card that utterly dominated the market and delivered staggering levels of performance, particularly when overclocked. AMD had left a big hole in its range, from the 5770 to the 5850 – with only the …

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Sapphire Radeon HD6850 and HD6870 Review

KitGuru is old in the tooth and likes naming conventions which don’t change. With the launch of the Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD has altered its naming strategy. The high end cards will now be the 6900 series (due November) and the 6800 cards that we’re looking at today, will …

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HIS HD6870 CrossFireX Review

AMD have been in charge of the DX11 battlefield since their HD5000 series cards were released last year. It took nVidia many more months to come to market with competitive solutions and while their GTX480 and GTX470 received a half hearted welcome, the GTX460 has literally taken the mid market …

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Akasa Venom Cooler Review

Enthusiast PC users are rarely satisfied with the performance or appearance of reference bundled CPU coolers. These coolers are either not good enough, too loud or lack aesthetic appeal to be installed inside a very carefully designed system. This alone explains the huge demand for aftermarket cooling solutions and the …

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Windows Phone 7 panned by critics

With the hotly awaited release of Windows Phone 7, the critics were clearly expecting more. Many have said already that Microsoft have a long way to go to catch up with Apples iPhone and Google’s Android. While it is still early days, this hasn’t been the ideal launch for Microsoft. …

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OCZ focus on SSD production with new fab

OCZ have been selling a lot of SSD drives lately, achieving record sales in August. They have sold 54,000 solid state drives in August alone, an increase from 15,000 per month recorded in the first quarter. Due to the massive increase in sales, OCZ have opened a new SSD manufacturing …

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Jobs showcases new Macbook Air & OS X Lion

Steve Jobs held a conference yesterday in Cupertino, California to talk about the new Macbook Air and the new operating system OSX 10.7 – codenamed ‘lion’. Steve Jobs revealed two new Macbook Air’s and said they were ‘the future of notebooks’. There are two new Air products, 13.3 inch and …

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HP release new Palm Pre2 and webOS 2.0

Hewlett Packward has been talking about the benefits of webOS 2.0, saying that it would offer improved multitasking by ‘stacking’ similar applications into logical groups for easier, faster switching. It will also support Adobe Flash ensuring that pages with embedded flash content can be viewed by their customers. The new …

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