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Catalyst 10.6 arrives and it’s free. Apparently.

KitGuru earlier today unveiled a world exclusive first look at the HD quality differences between the leading platforms. However, getting the highest scores needs the latest WHQL drivers. And they’re here. Everyone produces new drivers all the time. Drivers from nVidia are updated at least 12 times a year. You …

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Apple success story continues – iPhone 4 sells out

It seems the Apple juggernaut continues to steamroll everything in its path as latest reports in from Boy Genius and Engadget confirm that the iPhone 4 has sold out. Apple’s market value has already surpassed Microsoft’s, into hundreds of billions of dollars. AT&T confirmed to Engadget that “as of Tuesday …

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Crysis tops Steam game charts – 3 years later

Crysis, whether you love or loathe it, it seems we just can’t escape it. The latest Steam charts show it has taken the top 3 spots helped by a special 50% price reduction. 1. Crysis Complete Pack 2. Crysis 3. Crysis Warhead 4. Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers …

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Microsoft Kinect priced at $149 @ Gamestop

We reported a few days ago on the upcoming release of the Microsoft Kinect (previously known as Project Natal) and Microsoft have been remaining firm lipped about the pricing of the device. Gamespot however have listed it at $149.99 on their store and they have also listed the Arcade and …

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MSI R5870 Lightning Review

The ATI HD5870 video card redefined high end gaming when it was released many months ago, taking the performance crown as the fastest single core solution on the market. Even though nVidia have knocked it off the number one perch with the GTX480, many enthusiasts still prefer the HD5870 thanks …

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OCZ release new Deneva SSD’s: enterprise class

OCZ are well known in enthusiast circles after all they produce some of the finest memory sticks and SSD’s on the market. Today they announce the launch of a new enterprise line of SSD drives, called the Deneva series. These are built to order for business customers and are aimed …

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Rupert Murdoch bidding to completely own BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp are bidding to get complete ownership of BSkyB. He currently only owns 39 percent of the company which will surprise many members of the public as he is already seen as the figurehead of BSkyB. Earlier he bid 675p per share with the stock trading at …

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Apple launch new Mac Mini – nVidia 320m graphics

This morning we noticed that Apple have silently upgraded the Mac Mini, complete with nVidia 320m graphics. Many people had been wondering if Apple were finally going to can the Mini as the updates have been longer coming but it seems that isn’t the case. The Mac Mini is a …

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Synology DS710+ 2 bay NAS Server

With all the reviews on KitGuru in the last month there is a good possibility you have already bought a new system, perhaps even one for media entertainment. If so, the review today will be of particular interest as we will be looking at a 2 bay NAS system from …

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Apple to offer TRIM support for SSD?

Windows 7 SSD users have enjoyed TRIM support for quite some time, however if you move to OSX this support is currently lacking. Performance tends to suffer over time and while I have been using an INTEL SSD in my Macintosh for a while the performance is noticeably lower than …

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Acer T231H LCD Monitor – touch and sniff

When Windows 7 was first announced many thought the touchscreen support might create a viable alternative to the trusty mouse and keyboard. Acer are releasing a new LCD monitor, called the T231H which replaces the T230H. It features an advanced ergonomic design that Acer are promoting to offer ‘maximum comfort …

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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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