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nVidia supercomputer delivers 1.271 petaflops per second

Is your computer just not cutting it anymore? Then perhaps this will get the juices flowing. China has just installed the worlds second most powerful computer built around nVidia Tesla C2050 boards. The system has a total of 4,640 Tesla parts and also features a rack of Intel X5650 processors. …

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Zardon hits 5GHz on air. N00bs: Look and despair

After spending the best part of a week clocking seven shades of super-charged-performance from the Intel 655k and 875k processors, life in the labs is moving back to normal. Looking back through all the work done, it seems that one JPG was not posted in any story – and we’d …

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Intel Core i7 875k: Worth the wait as we hit 4.8

Intel’s special ‘K’ edition CPU’s were made available to the world’s top technology sites prior to launch and we have been working our samples harder than we’ve ever worked a CPU before. It’s been serious business testing the best chip Intel’s ever made. And that’s what the Core i7 875 …

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Why do so many products score well on KitGuru?

KitGuru is all about the audience. We not only want to report on the latest/greatest technology for you, we also listen carefully to what you ask us. We constantly run polls and trawl through our forums to see what you are really interested in. We then use our skill and …

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Foxconn suicide rate sparks investigation

If you are looking for a new long term career then it appears you should avoid Foxconn (Hon Hai Group), especially if the recent suicide toll is anything to go by. Foxconn supply components for many companies including Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard and each of these companies are opening …

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CoolerMaster unleash new HAF X chassis

CoolerMaster have just released another case in their popular HAF series, the HAF X. This sexy looking chassis is targeting a slightly different market however, aimed at overclocking gaming enthusiasts. Ultimate performance is clearly the focus point. The chassis measures 230x550x590mm and weighs a back breaking 14.36kg – which is …

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2.3 Billion USB 3 Devices?

KitGuru takes a lot of photos and shoots a lot of video. We lament the lack of IEEE1394 on many new systems. USB2 is OK, but not quite what we need. We want something faster. And we want our friends to have it too. The wonderful folk at IDC have …

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BBC iPlayer will run on iPad – flash not required

The BBC recently announced version 3 of the iPlayer catch up service for their viewers meaning people can stream shows for a week after their first airing – these can also be downloaded for up to 30 days on support platforms. The system currently does not support Apple devices, however …

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Facebook enhance privacy settings – after pressure

Facebook have been under pressure lately to protect their users privacy and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has blamed the issues on ‘growing pains’. Mark was keen to point out that engineers and designers have been working hard in the last three weeks to improve privacy settings. “We don’t pretend that we …

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Zotac GTX 480 Review

Last September we saw the AMD launch of the Radeon 5000 series and they spent the next six months leading the way in every price point. Sadly they also had to deal with shortages of stock due to 40nm yield issues with TSMC. The other downside for the consumer was …

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Pacman gobbles up $120,483,800

Very few readers will have missed the recent Pacman ’30 year anniversary’ game on the Google home page, but we have been updated on usage stats. Over 4.8 million hours have been logged with the game which averages out at 36 seconds per person. Someone was very handy with a …

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Intel release new i3, i5, i7 CULV processors

Intel have announced a new range of ultra low voltage i3, i5 and i7 processors – something we mentioned last week on KitGuru. The announcement was made on Engadget and it seems as if the new dual core processors will be hitting retail in June and will sit alongside the …

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GIGABYTE First with USB 3.0 Mini-ITX Motherboard

GIGABYTE  today announced the world’s first USB 3.0 mini-ITX form factor GA- H55N-USB3 motherboard, featuring SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), HDMI interface, as well as a host of unique GIGABYTE features such as Ultra Durable 3, 3x USB Power, On/Off Charge. “The GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 was designed specifically for users wanting to …

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AMD Graphics Gain Share From Nvidia’s In Q1

AMD, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., gained 8.2 share points in the discrete graphics market in the first quarter of 2010, lifting the chip maker to a 42.1 percent overall share of that market. Nvidia lost 8.2 share points during that same period, according to the research firm. In mobile discrete …

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Steve Jobs Keynote confirmed for WWDC 2010

Steve Jobs has been confirmed for the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2010. His keynote speeches keep the press occupied for days and this year we would expect the conversations to revolve around the incredible success of the iPad. The iPhone could well make up a portion of his speech, however …

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AMD Vision powered Packard Bell netbook

Packard Bell have just announced the latest addition to their range of netbooks, which they call the DOT a. Simple and effective. This is a 11.6 inch ultra portable netbook powered by AMD and it weighs only 1.35kg and is less than 25mm thick. The machines can be configured with …

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Alienware add Core i7 to netbooks

Alienware parent company Dell are about to unleash a new range of netbooks which will incorporate Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. While this sounds like a rather unusual move it is certainly going to cause a stir with many tech sites who have always complained that the …

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