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Microsoft showcase ‘Kinect’ – motion gaming

Microsoft on Sunday gave press a sneak peak at a range of hot new titles to be released in the future. They also dubbed their own motion sensing  system “Kinect” – which people previously knew as “Project Natal”. In a performance constructed by Cirque du Soleil Microsoft staged ‘enactments’ of …

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Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate Edition review

KitGuru has already reviewed many products in ATI’s impressive 5xxx series over the last month and today we are finally going to get a chance to play with a HD5550 model. The HD5550 is a low profile graphics card which is perfect for small form factor chassis and home theater …

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GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

nVidia's Bill Dally wants Fermi cooler and quieter

While we all like the idea of hot lovers, GPU hotspots are a killer. Each generation of chip gets more and more complicated, creating unwanted ‘electrical friction’ – with billions of microscopic components interacting in unpredictable ways to generate current loss and heat. However, give an engineer time and he …

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 released – GPU acceleration

Adobe have been in the press almost daily lately, as their feud with Apple continues. Fans of Flash Player will be pleased to hear however that they have finally released 10.1 player to the public today with the mobile version due to hit around October this year. 10.1 is not …

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nVidia Xmas sale starts early on GTX470/480

Jen Hsun Huang nVidia Price Drop

KitGuru spends far too much time trolling bars and eavesdropping on conversations. We admit it. We need help. However, in the meantime, when we frequent the ale houses of Theale, it’s always possible to hear something juicy. Especially about price drops. Supping on cider at 22 Church Street, Theale in …

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Asus Bravo 220 review – media card

I admit it, I am a technology junkie and I always have been, when other kids were playing with Star Wars figures I was disassembling my father’s radio and trying to figure out how it worked. “You got an unhealthy fixation, son” he would mutter as he slapped me on …

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Apple to face upcoming antitrust investigation

Apple have had a hell of a profitable year, overtaking the net worth of giant competitors such as Microsoft. It seems that we can’t go a day without them making news headlines and we reported yesterday that they have coded an ad removal option into their Safari 5 reader. It …

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AT&T iPad IDs leaked to ‘Goatse security’

AT&T Inc. were left in a bad situation yesterday when they had to apologise to their userbase stating that a security hole in their website has exposed iPad users email addresses. Goatse Security, a small group of ‘computer experts’ said they were responsible for the attack and that they had …

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Free edition of 3dmark 11 will be available

Futuremark have been creating leading PC benchmarks for many years and with the imminent release of 3dmark 11, news has just reached us that there will be a free edition available with unlimited runs. Thanks to sponsorship from MSI – Futuremark can offer a free version of the benchmark with …

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Nintendo ditch nVidia for 3DS – sources confirm

Contrary to popular rumour on the net, Nintendo will not be using nVidia’s Tegra in their upcoming state of the art 3DS handheld. KitGuru spoke to an industry insider yesterday who confirmed that the recent news on sites such as IGN and Eurogamer were in fact true – Nintendo are …

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Time to buy great separation? Thermaltake audio

Can you really achieve a deep, open sound with just 2 channels ? Audio engineers have been trying this trick since the invention of stereo. With headphones it’s even more of a challenge. Given the difficulty, what can we expect from Thermaltake? The whole world and its war-dogs are focused …

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Safari 5’s reader removes ads – fears for publishers

Everyone has been talking about Steve Jobs keynote presentation at WWDC a few days ago, but one thing that the public aren’t mentioning is the fact that Safari 5 will have a prominent ad blocking option which will strip advertisements and other design code from any web page which appears …

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Fermi @ 1ghz – EVGA deliver the goods

While busy swimming through a sea of rumours, Miodrag Relic, EVGA’s head of European marketing, was able to find time to show off his companies latest foray into the challenge of keeping Fermi cool enough to rock the DX11 world. Not an easy trick, so how do they plan to …

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Windows 7 SP1 beta coming your way

Gavriella Schuster, part of the Windows Team has posted on his blog that there will be a new public beta of Windows 7 SP1 released next month. Schuster said: “SP1 will not contain any new features that are specific to Windows 7 itself[, but] will simply be the combination of …

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J&W release new ITX based 6 core Motherboard

J&W, better known under the MINIX brand  has just released information on their upcoming feature packed ITX board due to hit the market in the next six weeks. The motherboard is based around the excellent AMD 890GX chipset which has integrated graphics. It supports all AMD AM3 based processors including …

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Guitar Hero and Farmville hit App store

While details on the iPhone 4 dominated Steve Jobs keynote speech at the Worldwide Developers Conference we were more interested in a couple of very high profile games which will be hitting the App store. Farmville, which has been based on Adobe’s Flash Technology is one of the most popular …

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Shoot to kill with Gigabyte @ Computex

Most widely known for its mainboards, Gigabyte also has other product divisions that create impressive products from time to time. Graphics is the obvious one, but think about how many Aurora 3D or Sumo chassis you’ve seen around (Packard Bell was using them for high end gaming systems at one …

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HP Sales struggle to keep momentum

Hewlett Packard have been experiencing a huge drop in sales lately, according to our sources in the Far East. HP Notebook shipments in May hit 2.6 million which was down dramatically on expectations of around 3.4 million. While the economy is being blamed we can only wonder how Apple managed …

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