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Oracle sue Google over Android

It seems we can’t go a single week without a lawsuit and this week is no different as news has just filtered in that Oracle Corporation are suing Google over patent and copyright infringement in the development of the Android smartphone software. According to Reuters this suit was filed yesterday …

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John Carmack showcases 60fps ‘Rage’ engine for iPhone 4

Legendary ID co founder John Carmack showcased the new Rage ID tech 5 gaming engine running at 60 fps on the iPhone 4. His Quakecon presentation has press across the world dribbling over their phones this morning. His demonstration keynote speech which was covered in a live blog by Kotaku …

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NZXT Phantom Case Review

Not long ago NZXT officially announced their upcoming new Full tower chassis The Phantom. This case is targeting the enthusiast market and offers many exciting features. The company spent countless hours working with members of the Case modding community like Craig Brugger and Bill Owen to help bring a product …

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53 users downloading gay porn faced with lawsuit

If you happen to like gay porn then you might want to be a little more careful using Bitorrent. Lucas Entertainment has filed its first lawsuit, targeting 53 Bitorrent users said to be sharing the film ‘Kings of New York’. Lucas Entertainment have yet to give detailed reports on why …

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Dell Streak released with little fanfare

Dell have released their new ‘Streak’ in the USA but what has surprised KitGuru is the total lack of hype around what many would consider a very unusual and appealing product. Press reaction to the Streak has been lukewarm and many reviewers (myself included) are confused as to why Dell …

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Brenthaven Laptop Bags Competition

Today we are giving two lucky readers the opportunity to win a quality Brenthaven Laptop Messenger Bag worth £79.99! “The Switch Messenger Bag caters to those who want the flexibility of 2 styles in 1.  For a new look, just ‘flip it and clip it’. Suitable for laptops up to …

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OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD review

SSD drives haven’t quite reached ‘mainstream’ yet, however as more enthusiast users are realising the performance benefits, sales figures are increasing and the adoption rate is improving. SSD performance is based around three areas, the Controller, the Firmware and the NAND. The controllers are massively important to the overall unit …

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Toshiba announce new ‘self-wiping’ drives

Toshiba have just detailed new technology in the battle for data security – new drives which can automatically wipe sensitive data. These drives are going to be using AES 256 encryption to store data and while this is nothing new, there is a new system in place to increase data …

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Google office in South Korea raided

South Korean police have raided Google offices yesterday as part of their investigation into whether the search engine giant had illegally collected and stored personal wireless data. Google are already facing several lawsuits in various countries in relation to claims of private wireless data being stored for use in ‘Street …

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison calls HP board ‘idiots’

It would be hard this week to have escaped the name “Mark Hurd” – Hewlett Packards infamous CEO who resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle has been speaking out in defense of Hurd and condemning HP’s board for their actions. Hurd and Ellison are apparently …

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Microsoft target Apple with new ‘PC v Mac’ section

KitGuru has reported recently that the Apple share in the PC world is slowly growing and it appears that Microsoft are starting to acknowledge that this may prove an issue, long term. They have launched a new section on their Windows 7 website which directly compares their latest and greatest …

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MSI N460GTX 1GD5 Cyclone 1GB Review

The nVidia GTX460 has been well received both by the enthusiast community and hard to please critics. It is the first card in the Fermi range that everyone seems to agree is a fantastic buy, even when against competition from ATI. We have already looked at the excellent GTX460 Superclocked …

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Best Buy confirms Droid 2 pricing

While Verizon and Motorola still fumble with official responses as to its existance, according to Engadget it appears that Best Buy in North Carolina have placed some Droid 2 units on shelves with some pricing information. The phone appears to be launching for $199 with a carrier subsidy and $599 …

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Papermaster leaves Apple due to ‘Cultural Incompatibility’

KitGuru reported over the weekend that Apple executive Mark Papermaster, who was in charge of iPhone engineering left the company. The Wall Street Journal have said that his departure was due to “broader cultural incompatibility” rather than a direct link to the iPhone 4’s antenna issues as reason for his …

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Apple exec responsible for troubled antenna design quits

News has just filtered into KitGuru that the Apple executive who was in charge of iPhone engineering and therefore responsible for the antenna design on the iPhone 4 has left the company. Many people are filing in the blanks however and are assuming that Mark Papermasters departure from Apple may …

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HP CEO steps down after sexual harassment charges

Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd has resigned after embarrassing allegations of sexual misconduct – not an ideal way to be leaving such a high profile company. Mark Hurd has had a rather successful five years as HP CEO with his leadership driving the company into generating high levels of profit …

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rumoured iPod update coming next week

Brazilian news site MacMagazine are claiming that the annual refresh of the iPod lineup is coming sooner than expected between August 14th and August 16th. MacMagazine claim to have insider information from Apple sources saying that the new line up is due for release very soon. For the last four …

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Mega Microsoft patch list coming Tuesday – 34 fixes

Microsoft have announced a monster list of security software fixes coming this Tuesday. 34 vulnerabilities are being sorted in this months patch list. This patch list has been confirmed by Microsoft in an advanced notification which they posted on their TechNet site. It lists eight of fourteen security bulletins addressed …

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MSI Wind U160 Review

The netbook phenomenon has exploded in recent years with almost every major manufacturer entering into this lucrative market. MSI were one of the pioneers with the 2008 Wind U100 selling en masse to a cost conscious audience. I had one of these units for 9 months and I have to …

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Cut price GTX470 already appearing on sites

As we reported yesterday, nVidia is prepared to pull out all the stops to re-take market share from AMD in the tough graphics market. Information KitGuru heard about the latest round of price cuts was that the GTX470 could be cut by over 21%. Searching the big sites today, we …

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Intel Core i7 970 CPU Review

The Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is the most powerful CPU we have tested at KitGuru and while it still holds the enthusiast market performance crown, not many can afford the £850+ asking price. I have received quite a few emails recently asking if we were going to review the …

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