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Iran fail to get monkey into space

Iran have failed with the latest step in their space program – to launch a monkey into space. Reports indicate that the ‘monkey stage’ has ended in failure, which will assuredly have ramifications for the next stage which was to launch a man into space by 2020. They were successful …

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Sony recall 1.6 million Bravia TV’s due to fire risk

Sony Corp have announced a huge recall on 1.6 million Bravia flat panel television sets due to potential problems which may cause them to melt, or even catch fire. Sony investigated their televisions after a problem in September in which a customer noticed some smoke, and a small fire. Yuki …

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‘Right now we’re letting you down’ say RIM

It has been a tough week for Research In Motion and they have had to apologise to customers for losing networking services, such as email and messaging. Their chief information officer Robin Bienfait said in a statement on their website “Right now we’re letting you down”. A rather blunt but …

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AMD Bulldozer FX has been a massive PR triumph

Whatever AMD’s Bulldozer does against the might of Intel’s Sandybridge products in the launch reviews, FX has – without doubt – been a massive PR triumph. KitGuru sips Chardonnay and nibbles on a canapé – all in the interests of science. While everyone would love to be in the media …

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Jon Peddie claim that 300 million tablets will ship in 2016

Jon Peddie Research sent us some details of their current report on Mobile Devices and Semiconductors. Their study comprises 127 pages. They claim that the market for these devices has exploded creating a market for over two billion processors. According to the report: Over three quarters of a billion smartphones …

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iOS dominates US market thanks to iPad

The battle between Apple and Google has reached fever pitch this year, with iOS and Android battling it out across a range of smartphones and tablets. According to the latest Comscore reports Apple are still holding the percentage of the US market at 43.1%. Google will be pleased however, because …

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Sony block 93,000 online accounts

Sony have blocked 93,000 user accounts on their gaming and entertainment networks after they noticed unauthorised login attempts. These accounts have been associated with the Playstation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network. Sony are saying that a small percentage of these logins have been successful and that they happened between …

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World’s oldest car sells for almost £3 million

The world’s oldest car, powered by steam has sold in auction in America for $4.6 million (£2.94 million). RM Auctions had initially estimated that the car might sell for around $2 million, but they were clearly underestimating the demand. This is the highest price ever paid for an early car …

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China block Android market for the second time

The Android Market has been blocked in China, due to government restrictions. This is the second time it has happened in the companies history, before in 2009. Android users in China now have the option to only use local app stores, not the official channel. This will help the illegal …

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Samsung Galaxy S2 beats Apple iPhone in T3 awards

Samsung will be pleased to hear that they have taken the top spot at the T3 Gadget Awards last night, knocking the Apple iPhone 4 from the top spot. This is the first time in three years that the award didn’t go to Apple or HTC. The Samsung handset is …

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New Xbox 360 dashboard scheduled for Nov 25th

Microsoft have plans to launch the new Xbox 360 dashboard on November 25th, according to reports on GigaOM. The major update will be based around ‘LakeView’ which is a modified version of Microsoft’s Silverlight development framework. This will include Kinect’s voice recognition and gesture control. This new dashboard will also …

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Blackberry services dramatically fail

Blackberry customers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been facing online service downtime since yesterday. All of this audience have been served by a RIM data center in Slough. Services affected have been instant messaging, HTTP access and email. Those users who are serviced by a corporate …

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HTC riding the storm – revenue up 80%

HTC are having a good year, and their latest reports over the weekend show revenues of $4.43 (US) billion for the third quarter 2011. This is up 9.2% from Q2, and almost 80% on this time last year. 2011 has been a massively strong year for the mobile giant, with …

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Gaming at KitGuru: weekly roundup

This is another news update from KitGuru Gaming! We attended PlayStation Access. There, we had an opportunity  to play Dark Souls and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. And rave a little bit. Find our impressions below: News: Global Ops: Commando Libya – A genuine representation of the conflict, or a quick attempt …

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ASUS ROG Maximus 4 GENE-Z GEN3 and P8Z68 GEN 3 Series Motherboards

ASUS ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 and P8Z68/GEN3 Series motherboards are the first motherboards in the industry with genuine compatibility for PCI Express 3.0 support. Lab-tested to confirm quality, reliability and performance for users wishing to upgrade to PCI Express 3.0 in the future, the new motherboards ship with upgraded hardware …

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Oracle pay $200 million to clear a ‘false claims’ lawsuit

Oracle, led by outspoken CEO Larry Ellison has apparently paid the US government almost $200 million to make a false claims lawsuit disappear. The General Services Administration (GSA), who bought the case have said that this settlement is the biggest they have received from a single company. The GSA receive …

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Ericsson may be bought out by Sony

Reports have just hit that Sony are currently holding discussions to buy Ericsson out of the mobile phone joint venture. This report has also been verified this morning by news organisation Reuters. This move could boost Sony’s presence in the mobile sector, which it is losing against competitors Apple and …

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Samsung estimate drop in Q3 earnings

Samsung have said that they expect weaker than initially expected Q3 results which is connected to a decline in demand for their flat panels and computer chips. The Wall Street Journal add that the healthy sales of their smartphones however may help counter balance the figures a little. This news …

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Jobs biography to be released 24th October

The industry has been mourning the death of Apple leader Steve Jobs who died yesterday. The official biography, written by Walter Isaacson has been moved forward for release to the 24th of October after the initial plan was to release it on the 21st of November. Isaacson tells an intimate …

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Lian Li PC C60 Chassis Review

Over the years Lian Li have built up a staggering reputation for creating some of the finest chassis on the market, many of which we have reviewed on Kitguru. When it comes to the quality of aluminum they are really in a class of their own. Today we are looking …

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