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Facing the future of animation at Abertay

A University of Abertay Dundee researcher believes his studies into facial expressions could shape the future of animation by making film and computer game characters more credible. Robin Sloan, PhD student and lecturer based in the Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games, has devised a set of rules to …

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Spire TherMax Eclipse II Cooler Review

High performance coolers are much loved by the KitGuru audience and today we are going to review a cooler from Spire, a European manufacturer. This is a product we believe our readers will find rather intriguing. After all, the company claims that “this towering cooler is built to deliver the …

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Buffalo beefs up wireless routers with DD-WRT

KitGuru has reviewed quite a few Buffalo products since we opened a few months ago and so far we have admired their combination of competitive pricing and performance. Many people don’t know however that Buffalo offer alternative open source firmwares for their wireless routers which are meant to deliver an …

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Google arming to challenge Facebook

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google are holding talks with gaming companies with the aim to create a new competiting social networking service to go head to head with the ever popular Facebook. Google have been in discussions with the makers of online gaming which include Electronic Arts …

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New Mac Pro with up to 12 CPU cores due for release

Apple has announced a new Macintosh Pro line up with support for up to 12 processing cores and 50 percent greater performance when compared with the last generation of machines. Apple are going to be using the new Intel quad core and 6 core Xeon processors with clock speeds up …

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Asus GTX460 price cut confirmed

Word in the UK channel today is that Asus has issued a price cut of around 15% on its GTX460 cards. KitGuru has been following the fate of nVidia’s best Fermi card to date and the picture painted is one of confusing shades and tones. Asus is one of the …

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Intel – Light Beams can replace Electronic Signals

Intel Corporation today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers. The company has developed a research prototype representing the world‟s first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers. The link can move data …

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Wired come under flak for publishing Apple piracy guide

Wired have been the subject of much discussion lately as Leander Kahney’s ‘Cult Of Mac’ blog, published by Wired has been the centerpoint of a ‘superguide’ showing the end user how to jailbreak their phone and access stolen software. Wired have tried to defend their reasons for publishing the guide …

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StarCraft II Launch Event – LONG Queues in London

If Blizzard sells through 4 million copies of a game at £35 each, then they will generate £140 million ($200m) for the channel in no time at all. Most of these copies will be sold online, indeed many have already been downloaded, awaiting activation. So would anyone actually turn up …

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Dell ditch online Ubuntu sales

Dell have stopped selling laptop and desktop machines with Ubuntu preinstalled, but they say they aren’t ditching the OS completely as its going to be offered via phone sales. Dell spoke to PC Pro, and a spokesman said “we are currently making some changes to our Ubuntu pages, and as …

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Starcraft 2 Gallery and Concept artwork

With one of the most hotly awaited PC gamers ever to launch in the next day, we thought it would be a good idea to present a gallery to our regular KitGuru readers who have been hotly awaiting this title. Statistics in show that millions of people are still playing …

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Are Apple fanboys the most loyal?

I was reading an article in the San Francisco journal today and it actually made me wonder if Apple fans are really the most loyal in the industry. Could Apple ‘fanboys’ be the most passionate on the planet? Almost everyone reading this today will be aware of the heated ‘debates’ …

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Playdom in demand – Disney in talks for takeover

Playdom are a game maker many of you might not have heard of however they create titles which are played on sites such as Facebook – titles such as Farmville are still incredibly popular. Their net worth is estimated to be between $400 million and $750 million which gives a …

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Enermax TB Silence and Apollish Vegas Fans Review

KitGuru staff always use the best quality fans we can find and this week we already reviewed the excellent Silverstone 18cm Penetrator. Today we are going to look at several fans within new cooling ranges, from Enermax. The 120mm and 140mm TB Silence fans (UCTB12 and UCTB14) and a glitzy …

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Corsair A50 and A70 Coolers Review

KitGuru has been impressed in 2010 with Corsair’s range of products. A short while ago the Corsair AX1200 power supply walked away with our most prestigious award and is to date the highest scoring product in our reviews database with a phenomenal rating of 9.5/10. The latest products Corsair have …

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Twitter create giant data centres

Twitter have been growing at an exponential rate in recent months and this has unfortunately had the side effect of causing some downtime for the social networking service. Its fair to say that when 300,000 new accounts are created every day that you would expect this however. To counter these …

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Apple start delivering refunds for iPhone 4 bumpers

The Apple iPhone 4 antenna issues have been dominating press reports for weeks now and Apple stated a while ago that they were going to give away bumper cases for nothing and to offer refunds to customers. They have stuck to their word and have begun processing refunds for the …

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Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Review

KitGuru loves SSD’s – and with small affordable units hitting the market such as the excellent Intel X25-V 40GB and the upcoming Corsair 40GB Force there has never been a better time to take the plunge. Many of the new performance units feature the SandForce controller however the model are …

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Geforce GTS 450 to have a 128 bit memory interface?

With the release of the GTX 460 which received a glowing review on KitGuru, Nvidia are due to release a new series of DX11 cards, specifically models which will go head to head with lower end ATi boards such as the excellent HD5770. Turkish site Donanim Haber posted some details …

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iPad generates $2.2 billion revenue in June Quarter

One of the great success stories of 2010 so far is Apple’s iPad with over 3 million sales in a very short space of time. Figures just in show that the iPad has already generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for Apple in the June Quarter. “Apple’s iPad is already …

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iPad application of the week: Flipboard

We have reviewed several games for the iPad on our gaming site recently but today we thought we would make our readers aware of a rather cool application just released for the iPad. Flipboard is a social magazine with high objectives which looks to be one of the most exciting …

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