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31% of Americans prefer texting to talking

This won’t come as much of a shock to many reading, but a recent report shows that almost a third of all Americans prefer to text, rather than picking the phone up and talking to someone. The new study released by Pew Internet claims that 31% of Americans text when …

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$1.6 billion to be funded into ‘Space Taxis’ by NASA

NASA are going to pump around $1.6 billion into private companies, willing to develop space transportation services. The US space agency will be requiring complete systems to transport astronauts to the International Space Station by the middle of the decade. US President Obama has filed for $850 million for the …

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iPhone 4s images leaked?

Three images leaked yesterday which are claimed to be a disassembled iPhone 4s device, attached to an A5 processor. There is much debate as to whether this could actually be the first images of the upcoming phone from Apple. PhoneArena.com found a Chinese blogging site Weibo which appeared to be …

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Gaming at KitGuru: weekly roundup

Good morning/day/evening! This is another regular gaming news update from KitGuru Gaming. Here’s what has been going on last week: News: Dragon Age II: a whole lot of stuff in October – A web mini-series and a DLC, sharing a character played by Felicia Day. Portal: free to download until 20/09 …

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Samsung prepare sales block against iPhone 5 ?

Samsung are preparing a legal strategy to block sales of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 when it arrives in Korea, according to new reports. Insiders linked to The Korea Times are claiming that Samsung are planning to immediately take the legal action to the next series of products when Apple plan …

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Windows 8 ‘sign in’ will offer extras

Windows 8 is just around the corner, and the hype is beginning to build. According to reports, Windows 8 will prompt every user to sign in with a Microsoft online account, which will link the computer to your own personalised account on the Microsoft servers. While it sounds like a …

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Sony add new legal clause to terms of service

According to reports posted on the The Tech Herald, Sony have added a new clause to their latest Terms of Service documentation, which prevents any class action lawsuit against them from the end user. Section 15 of the new TOS document adds “Any dispute resolution proceedings, whether in arbitration or …

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Steelseries Sensei Mouse Review

Steelseries have built up a reputation over the years for producing some of the finest mice available to the gaming audience. Their Xai has been my gaming mouse of choice for the last year as I immediately bonded with the shape, weight and size. Today we are looking at their …

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Roccat Isku Gaming Keyboard Review

The gaming keyboard market is becoming more and more competitive with recent releases such as the Razer Black Widow Ultimate and SteelSeries 6G V2 leading the way.  Roccat have decided to throw another choice into the mix with the latest addition to their gaming peripheral range. Today we are going …

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Sharp take cautious step back in tablet sector

The Apple machine continues to roll ahead, causing issues for some companies involved in the tablet sector. Sharp are stopping production of the ‘Galapagos’ tablet, only 9 months after it was released. Sharp have said that they will no longer produce the 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch tablets as the …

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Hewlett Packard sued by Shareholders

It has been a rough year for Hewlett Packard, with major decisions announced in recent months. Firstly they ditched WebOS support and killed the TouchPad, following up with a shock announcement that they were considering a spinoff of the PC market. They also bought British software company Autonomy Corp for …

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Apple remove ‘Jew or Not Jew’ from French store

Apple have bowed under pressure from French social activists, removing an application entitled ‘Jew Or Not Jew’ from their online store. This application would allow a user to find out if a politician or celebrity was Jewish. While many people were taking the applications in the lighthearted manner it was …

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Azure Toolkit released for Windows 8

Microsoft have released the Windows Azure toolkit for developers. This allows them to utilise the cloud aspect of Windows Azure from Windows 8 Metro style applications. Developers can snag it over here. Microsoft’s Nick Harris said “The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 is designed to make it easier for …

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Metro version of IE10 to ditch Flash plug in support

The hype for Windows 8 is building up, with many people wondering if Microsoft will drop the ball after the success of Windows 7. The latest news is that the tablet optimised version of Windows 8 will drop Flash support, to concentrate on HTML5. Steve Jobs would be proud. Apple …

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Google acquire 1,023 patents to strengthen defenses

Regular readers of Kitguru will already be aware that Google passed over some patents to HTC recently, in a case to help them fight against Apple. The latest news to reach us is that Google have taken over a thousand patents from IBM. The reason for this is similar to …

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MSI X460 Laptop Review (Core i7)

MSI have been releasing some very capable gaming and business systems in the last year. Today we are looking at their latest X460 machine, which is aimed at a user who demands maximum processing power. Our review machine is based around a powerful second generation Core i7 2630QM processor, which …

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Star attacks nearby planet with destructive X-rays

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been the source of some fascinating reports in recent months, and the latest is proof enough to make the hairs on your arms stand on end. They have found that a star, close to an alien planet is sending out mega powerful X-Rays – 100,000 …

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Sony to release Playstation Vita end of year

Sony are hoping that their upcoming Playstation Vita portable is more of a success than the flagging Nintendo 3DS. According to latest reports, they are due to release the Vita in Japan in the middle of December. The company have said that the release will unfortunately miss the Christmas/end of …

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