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Lenovo to show tablets at CES

Lenovo are due to show their first tablets at CES to try and chip away at market share, currently under domination by Apple with their hot selling iPad. Lenovo have said that they will show two consumer tablet products at CES, held between January 6th and 9th at Las Vegas. …

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GTX560 launch date set by nVidia

One of KitGuru’s spies saw what she believed to be half a dozen nVidia folk, staggering around at midnight on New Year’s Eve, kissing strangers and wishing them ‘a good un’. Followinng close in behind, as the peak of the schnapps-fuelled party wore off, conversation seemed to turn to work. …

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MicroUSB becomes smartphone industry standard interface

Two European standardisation bodies have ruled that micro USB is to become the new standard interface port for smartphones in Europe. They have said “we made available the harmonized standards needed for the manufacture of data-enabled mobile phones compatible with a new common charger. This is the most recent development …

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Viewsonic to showcase 4 inch phone/tablet hybrid at CES

CES always brings new products on display from all the leading manufacturers. The latest news in suggests that Viewsonic will be highlighting a new phone/tablet hybrid, much like the Dell Streak. The Viewsonic smartphone will have a four inch screen and is capable of making phone calls across the Google …

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Hack the Nook Color into a Kindle

eReaders have proved popular, with sales figures surpassing analysts best estimations. Barnes and Noble recently released the Android powered Nook Color which doesn’t support the Kindle Application for Android. Not until a group ‘rooted’ the Nook Color to run a customised version of Android that means you can download Android …

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MSI adopt Killer 2100 Nic into new Motherboards

MSI have partnered up with BigFoot Networks, the company responsible for the excellent Killer 2100 Nic which KitGuru reviewed months ago. This means that we might be seeing their hardware incorporated into the higher end MSI motherboards, such as the Big Bang Series. We also reviewed a Big Bang motherboard …

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Android Trojan ‘Geinimi’ warning issued

A nasty new trojan has hit the Android scene, dubbed ‘Geinimi. It seems to be originating from China and is capable of gathering personal information and sending it out to remote servers. Lookout Mobile Security found the trojan, which they are classing as one of the worst yet on the …

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Hackers break PlayStation 3 ‘private key’

It has been a long time coming, but a hacking group called ‘fail0verflow’ have announced that they have deciphered the private key that Sony uses to authorise code to run on PlayStation 3 systems. With access to this private key, code can be run as if it was authorised by …

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RIM deny Playbook battery issues

There have been rumours and whisperings from various sources that the upcoming Playbook from Research In Motion was suffering from poor battery performance. The company have responded saying that their product will offer ‘superior performance with comparable battery life.” A few days ago, analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Brothers sent …

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Skype add video calling to iPhone and iPad application

Skype are adding video calls to their iPhone and iPad application in a strong move to try and increase market share across Apple’s product range. Adoption has been good already, but with added video support they feel more people will download the software. Skype have just rolled out this new …

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Apple forcing Dell and HP to drop prices

Dell and Hewlett Packard are dropping the pricing of their ultra portable 13 inch machines as they are getting hit hard by the adoption of Apple’s latest MacBook Air machine. Sales figures are proving very healthy for Apple so far. The Adamo is a great machine and has proven a …

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Mozilla post user names and passwords, by accident

Many people are in for a shock today as their add on website addons.mozilla.org have accidentally posted their usernames and passwords. This mistake happened after the browser company posted a file containing email addresses, first and surnames and an md5 hash representation of user passwords on a publicly available web …

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Apple order 65 million screens for 2011

When you speak about Apple, the numbers are usually incredible, and nothing has changed with the latest reports to hit our news team this morning. Apple have apparently placed an order for 65 million 9.7 inch iPad displays for potential sales in 2011. These 65 million orders have been placed …

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Is Windows 7 ideal for a Tablet? Microsoft think so

CES is a big show for Microsoft as they are said to announce their new software for tablets at the event. Analysts and skeptics however have little faith in the company being able to mount a serious challenge to the Apple iPad. Keith Goddard, CEO of Capital Advisors Inc. said …

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Google TV is failing to generate a buzz

Google do many things right. They still have the most comprehensive online search engine and their Android operating system is taking the world by storm. But for every success story there has to be a product sitting in the shadows, failing to excite customers. Google TV was expected to be …

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Apple get sued over privacy rights

It was going to happen, but Apple are being sued by an iPhone user over advertisements appearing in mobile applications. The lawsuit is dated December 23rd and seeks to establish a class action status covering all iPhone users who have downloaded any applications since December 2008, according to Bloomberg. This …

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Amazon Kindle being bought by iPad owners

When the iPad was launched, and we found out the sales figures many analysts thought that it would be the death of other tablets, such as the Amazon Kindle. This has not been the case as Amazon have said that iPad owners are buying the Kindle, just for books. Amazon …

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Turn your HD6950 into a HD6970 at no cost

For those of you who have bought a HD6950 recently, you may be rather pleased to hear that Techpowerup have a new mod to unlock it to HD6970 performance levels. AMD has two methods of locking the shader count on all of their recent GPUs. The first one relies on …

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Get a new iPhone for Christmas? jailbreak it !

Did Santa bring you a shiny new phone from the world’s most popular fruitmaker? You may be pleased to hear that the new untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 has been released. While KitGuru doesn’t condone the use of jailbreaking your iPhone, we know a lot of people who do it, …

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Man tries to rob restaurant with iPhone

In one of the weirdest stories we heard over the Christmas holidays, it appears that a man in Connecticut tried to rob a Northern Indian Restaurant, by trying to pass his iPhone off as a handgun. Thankfully there are no applications on the iTunes store to assist robberies, although we …

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Microsoft Kinect, some cool mods and uses

The Microsoft Kinect device for the Xbox 360 has been a surprise success story, selling millions of units since it was released. As with many popular pieces of hardware, the modding community are out in full force finding weird and wacky uses for the motion sensing device. Many owners found …

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