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Google to release ‘Nexus’ tablet – targeting iPad

Google have had a strong year, remaining in the top search engine position, and spreading their Android operating system, far and wide. Chairman Eric Schmidt has revealed that they also plan to take on Apple in the tablet sector, with their upcoming ‘Nexus’. Google helped Motorola design their Xoom tablet, …

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Can you command an HP printer to catch fire?

This time around, we turn the all-seeing VideoScope on claims that hackers can nip around the world, enter your HP printer through its back entrance and plant a command that will cause it to self-destruct. Hot stuff. During the first Iraq war, rumours flew that IBM printers were being used …

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2nd gen Amazon Kindle Fire to be launched Q2 2012

The supply chain are preparing for the launch of the second version of the Kindle Fire in 2012. Industry sources spoke to Digitimes to confirm that parts and components for the production of the new tablet are already underway. There are rumors that Amazon may be buying processors from Nvidia …

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FireFox 9 released with faster JavaScript engine

Mozilla have released Firefox 9 which features some new code changes, including a faster Javascript engine. Reports show that this engine is up to 30% faster in most instances which should improve performance on some websites. This new Javascript addition is called ‘Type Inference’ and Mozilla have also improved the …

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Kindle Fire 6.2.1. update breaks root

Amazon have broken the homebrewing root on the Kindle Fire, with their latest 6.2.1. update. The update which is rolling out as we speak disables root and the SuperOneClick utility. Amazon are clearly not too happy about a portion of the user base modifying their new tablet. Engadget add “If …

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Samsung overtake Apple mobile phone sales in Australia

According to reports from IDC, Samsung have leapfrogged Apple in Australia to take the top spot in the mobile market. Their victory over Apple to overturn the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been the stepping stone to claiming No1 sales position. The IDC report says that Android now …

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Win a 32GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad 2 for 2012!

To end the year, we have opened many competitions, so what have you missed so far? Well right now you can win loads of goodies with Coolermaster, including the fantastic Storm Trooper case, a couple of power supplies and five laptop adapters. XFX have teamed up with us to win …

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Club 3D GeForce GTX 570 Battlefield 3 Limited Edition

Club 3D today announces the immediate availability of the GeForce GTX 570 Battlefield 3 Limited Edition, the latest addition to the Limited Edition Series. Club 3D CoolStream features high performance heatpipes that keeps the components cool and outperforms standard cooling solutions. Paired with a unique fan blade design it increases …

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Samsung attack Apple over emoticon patent

We would imagine that executives at Apple and Samsung won’t be exchanging Christmas gifts this year, as they have been at legal loggerheads all year. The latest news to be released today indicates that Samsung are on the counter attack against Apple in regards to another patent claim. Samsung have …

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AMD launches cashback programme for FX processors

Now seems a good time to be buying a new AMD processor, as they are offering a £20 off cashback with their top of the range 8 core processors. The AMD ‘More Cores, More Cashback’ rebate is available on a range of the FXs which enable overclocking for huge performance …

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NASA Satellite discovers smallest known black hole

Last week the NASA Rossi X Ray Timing Explorer may have found the smallest known black hole. Using the RTXE, which can detect X rays coming from cosmic sources, a group of astronomers have been able to identify an X ray pattern, known as a ‘hearbeat’. This indicates that a …

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BT sue Google over Android patent

UK communications giant British Telecom have decided to sue Google over alleged Android patent infringement. They are claiming that the search engine leader ‘willfully infringes’ on six patents that they hold. The company have said in the suit “BT brings this action to recover the just compensation it is owed …

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Twitter valued at $8 billion: Prince Alwaleed invests $300 million

News has just reached us that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has just invested $300 million into Twitter. He already has stakes in Apple Inc and Citigroup Inc. The agreement to purchase a ‘strategic stake’ in Twitter has followed after ‘several months of negotiations’ according to a statement issued today. Twitter …

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Akasa Venom Toxic Case Review

Akasa are well known for producing a wide range of products for the enthusiast market, such as fans, laptop cooling pads, power supplies and CPU coolers. They have had good sales success with their range of cases and today we are looking at the Venom Toxic, a full ATX design …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week! “Asura’s Wrath – Cheesy or Awesome?” Asura’s Wrath will quite possibly be the most insane game of 2012.  …

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Powercolor JustSling Review

The tech world is a fast moving industry, and we have noticed this year that the multimedia sector has been developing at an incredible pace. A few weeks ago we looked at the AC Ryan VEOLO Media Streamer, an ultra low power Android device which can be connected directly to …

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Google receive driverless car patent

Google have earned a patent for driverless car technology which means a computer system can completely take over control of a vehicle from the human driver. The technology appears to be an enhanced version of cruise control, a firm favourite for many luxury cars owners. The new Google system uses …

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ROCCAT Taito in Mini-, Mid- and King-Size out now

Offering a fresh take on one of the best-selling gaming mouse pads in history, ROCCAT Studios – the Hamburg, Germany-based manufacturer of professional PC gaming devices and equipment – today announced that the legendary ROCCAT Taito Shiny Black Gaming Mousepad now comes in two thicknesses of 3mm and 5mm, as …

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MSI’s New X79A Motherboard with Military Class III Components

Leading international mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI today announces the official release of its X79A-GD45 (8D) mainboard. This new mainboard is based on Intel’s latest X79 chipset and uses the LGA 2011 socket supporting the 2nd generation Core i7 processors. The X79A-GD45 (8D) features 8 memory DIMMs and supports …

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