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Cooler Master experiences Turkish delight

There is an old joke in Taiwan that ‘copy is right’. It’s a play on words that has been tested many times in the courts over the years as close competitors accuse each other of ‘borrowing’ their most popular designs. Something rather stranger happened to Cooler Master recently. KitGuru slaps …

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Distree kicks off in Monte Carlo

While trade shows like CeBIT have been dying a slow death over the past 5 years, some trade shows are absolutely booming. Basically, it comes down to what is being shown, who the audience is and how does anyone make money. KitGuru dons sun block (optimistically) and investigates. Distree XXL …

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Android and Apple grow, Nokia and RIM slipping

The Smartphone market is a competitive arena, with many companies trying hard to grab consumer attention to maximise their sales. In 2010, Apple and Android vendors have managed to grab a greater market share thanks to the strength of their operating systems and partnership deals. Nokia and Research In Motion …

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NASA release first 360 degree image of the sun

NASA released the first 360 degree image of the entire sun, which comes courtesy of NASA’s twin STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) spacecraft, which aligned exactly opposite each other around the sun to capture the image. Richard Harris, the principal investigator for the U.K. instruments on STEREO, said “The sun …

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Nokia culling executive board for reinvigoration plan

Nokia have been having a tough 12 months, and the latest reports we have heard from industry insiders suggest that several leading Nokia executives are expected to leave the board. CEO Stephen Elop has apparently new plans to revigorate Nokia in 2011 and their executive board is made up of …

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AOL will buy Huffington Post for £190 million

AOL have paid £190 million ($315 million) for the Huffington Post. Part of the deal sees Arianna Huffington, the Huffington Post co-founder and editor in chief named president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. AOL said that the price will be funded from cash on hand. …

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Motorola Xoom priced at $800

The much awaited Motorola Xoom has been priced at $800 without a contract and we hear it should reach Best Buy for sale in the US on February 24th. The device supports Wi-Fi however you have to pay for 1 month of Verizon 3G service, which costs a minimum of …

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Working around Sandy Bridge problem

But how safe is it? Intel doesn’t really do ‘Total Recalls’ like this. It’s scary stuff. The company that effectively made the global market for microprocessors is such a galactically huge corporation, with advanced R&D the like of which has never been seen before, that no one ever really expected …

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Is Asus the victim of industry backstabbers?

Yesterday KitGuru was privy to some rather interesting email chatter across the grapevine, which indicated that Asus had in fact advised  its partners to continue selling Sandy Bridge boards with potentially problematic slow drive controller issues. We love a little gossip… So what’s the truth? The recent Intel Sandybridge Cougar …

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Nokia pressure to ditch MeeGo and pair with Microsoft

Finnish mobile giant Nokia are feeling a little share growth thanks to an open letter from an industry analyst which is pressing for an exclusive deal linking Nokia devices to Windows Phone 7. This letter was sourced from London based Berenberg bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad, who is urging Nokia to …

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Warning against counterfeit software on Apple store

The Macintosh App Store has a problem with Counterfeit software, according to developer Wolfire. The company added a game called Lugaru HD last month, and this was quickly followed by a title called ‘Lugaru’, a pirated version uploaded by another developer and charging only a tenth of the price. The …

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Google complain that Bing is copying search results

Amit Singhai, a Google search fellow has complained via Twitter that Bing is copying Google’s search results. While this has yet to go to court, it appears that Google are launching the first part of an investigation into theft claims. Google has apparently planted obscure results on its search engine …

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Over 1,000 planets found by Kepler spacecraft

Exciting news for our space faring readers today. The Kepler spacecraft, searching distances far beyond our solar system has found more than 1,000 possible planets which are orbiting distant stars, and it least 54 of them are within their suns ‘habitable zones’, where environmental temperatures could support liquid water and …

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iPad 2 screen – thinner and lighter rumours?

Rumours have been rife for months now on the upcoming iPad 2 which is due for release later this year. Latest information from 9to5Mac shows that the upcoming product will feature a thinner, lighter screen but possibly no mega high resolution Retina Display Technology. 9to5Mac claim to have acquired an …

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