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Microsoft Kinect too expensive?

Microsoft have been coming under attack due to the £129.99 price point on the Kinect Controller for the Xbox 360 – many feel this is just too much money for the device. Brett Siddons, Microsoft UK’s marketing manager spoke to Techradar and he says that the price was fair because …

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Powercolor HD5770 Vortex 1GB Review

If you have been following the news and reviews lately you will have assuredly seen mention of nVidia’s stellar new ‘mass market’ Fermi card the GTX460 – KitGuru reviewed the overclocked eVGA version and it walked away with very high praise indeed. While it is capable of delivering a fantastic …

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Apple make progress with ‘white’ iPhone 4

While many people have been focusing on the ‘antennagate’ ordeal with the troubled iPhone 4, Apple have been quietly dealing with issues with the release of the white version of the phone. “As has been suggested before, one of the main dilemmas is argued to have been getting the right …

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Marketing companies and other spammers thank BBC

When you’re a news journalist, it’s hard to know when reporting on a story just makes it worse. KitGuru has already heard from 3 different marketing companies who learned that a database of over 100 million people’s details has been made publicly available, by reading the story on the BBC. …

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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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