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PS3 720p limitations – HDMI 1.4

There has been much talk on our forums about the Playstations 720p 3D gaming limitation. Many people have assumed that the issue is with the hardware but Sony have stated that it is actually the HDMI 1.4 standard which is the cause of the resolution limitation. HDMI 1.4 is a …

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Amazon Kindle still alive and kicking

Against all odds, Amazon’s Kindle has not been put to death by Apple’s all conquering iPad – latest reports show that each month sales are getting stronger. Amazon dropped the price of their e-reading device to $189 recently and this has helped the adoption rate. Keff Bezos, founder and CEO …

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Windows 7 – serious USB drive malware exploit

Most of us agree that Windows 7 is Microsoft’s finest operating system since the glory days of XP and they are doing a good job of keeping the operating system pretty secure so far. Unfortunately some are slipping through the cracks, and the latest issue is a new Malware routine …

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Valve releasing free game today

Valve are releasing Alien Swarm later for free – with the full source code as a bonus. This is an updated version of the old Unreal Tournament mod. Alien Swarm has been recoded into the famous Source Engine and is set to look rather attractive if the videos are anything …

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Buffalo LinkStation Duo Review (1TB)

While once elusive toys of the rich, NAS systems are becoming more popular, especially as prices drop and people become more aware of the benefits they bring. Having one connected to your home network means that you can access files from multiple machines in any room and they also make …

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Intel Core i7 970 now available

Reports have reached us that the Intel Gulftown Core i7 970 has started shipping in the US and Europe with the asking price set around 850 euros/$900. This processor is a 32nm six core Gulftown cpu which runs at 3.2ghz and has 12mb of Level 3 cache and just like …

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Facebook hit a milestone – 500 million users

Facebook are due to announce that they have managed to achieve a user base of 500 million users. This prediction was originally set earlier in the year when analysts judged that in 2010 they would hit half a billion users. Interestingly they have launched Facebook Stories – a ‘visual memorial’ …

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AMD Radeon HD 6870 benchmark performance

KitGuru is old in the tooth and likes naming conventions which don’t change. With the launch of the Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD has altered its naming strategy. The high end cards will now be the 6900 series (due November) and the 6800 cards that we’re looking at today, will …

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Apple – are they really an arrogant company?

Even if you tried really hard, it would have been almost impossible to avoid the iPhone 4 antenna issues which have been dominating the news on almost every publication for the last two weeks. We look today at recent press coverage and ask ourselves, are Apple really an arrogant company? …

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NZXT Beta EVO Case Review

Today we will be looking at our second chassis from NZXT.  This time we have the NZXT Beta EVO in the KitGuru test labs. As with the previous chassis the Tempest EVO, the Beta EVO is a second generation of the original NZXT Beta chassis. The Beta EVO is designed …

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Synology release Diskstation DS411+ and RackStation RS810+

We are fans of Synology products at KitGuru, we reviewed their DS710+ weeks ago and were impressed with the quality and speed of the product. Today they announce two new high performance NAS servers, the Diskstation DS411+ and the RackStation RS810+. Tested under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment, …

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Software to let Windows use iPad as wireless monitor

Microsoft Windows users can now use the Apple iPad as a wireless display thanks to a new software beta product called MaxiVista from a German software company called Bartels Media. This fantastic software package lets the end user extend their desktop to other PC’s and notebooks and uses a special …

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Xbox 360 slim helps Microsoft outsell the Wii

June 2010 has been a very strong month for Microsofts Xbox 360. We have been looking at data from the NPD Group which details that the Xbox 360 Slim has helped push sales above the two main rivals, the Nintendo Wii and the Sony Playstation 3. In June Microsoft sold …

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AMD latest financial results – record earnings

We all knew that AMD would do very well in the 2nd quarter, our own newshound Faith had written a good article on the matter days ago. Their financial results released last night however were higher than most people expected – a record second quarter in fact. Total company revenues …

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Apple Knew of iPhone Antenna Risks

The Wall Street Journal have a rather damning article up today, which if its true is going to cause a lot of problems for Apple. According to a report internal concerns about the reception issues were already known before public release. Today there is a conference at Apple’s HQ in …

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Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ Review

KitGuru has looked at many flavours of HD5870 over the last two months. Today we are going to look at a Powercolor version which is moderately overclocked and comes preinstalled with a hefty heatpipe cooler. The HD5870 is still ATI’s flagship single core card and has been paving the performance …

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Kaspersky block BBC news – by accident

Kaspersky have a great reputation as one of the finest security companies on the net. Recently however they made a bit of a blunder which blocked the entire BBC News site. The Russian companies Internet Security 2011 software suite blocked the updated BBC news site, marking it as a ‘phishing …

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Hacker unlocks iPhone 4 software

It was only a matter of time before someone hacked the iPhone 4 software and the iPhone Dev Team have demonstrated a software unlock for Apples new phone. The iPhone Dev Team have broken every software release that Apple have put on the market and it appears that the newest …

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Apple to hold surprise press conference Friday

Apple are holding a surprise press conference on Friday as they continue to deal with disgruntled customers complaining about iPhone 4 reception issues. Steve Dowling, a spokesperson for Apple said that they would hold the conference on Friday at 10am from their HQ in Cupertino, California. He has yet to …

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ThermalTake Armor A60 Case Review

Thermaltake has released some great products lately and KitGuru’s reviewed many of them. We had a look at the excellent Frio and Contact29 Coolers and we also were impressed with the Toughpower XT 675W power supply. Today we are going to be looking at their latest budget gaming chassis called …

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eBay sued for $3.8 billion – patent infringing

Ebay have been sued for around $3.8 billion yesterday by a Connecticut company who accused the online auctioneer of infringing six patents which revolve around payment systems such as Paypal. According to the complaint filed by XPRT Ventures LLC in Delaware, eBay have reportedly stolen information shared in confidence by …

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Will Apple recall the iPhone 4?

The iPhone 4 launch has been a financial success for Apple, however when we come to talk about the actual hardware, the launch has been far from idyllic. Unless you have been offline and locked in your house for the last 2 months, we are sure you will have heard …

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