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Posted April 25, 2017

Much ado about Optane

  1. Intel Optane 3D XPoint memory review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Intel Optane Memory review – 1.4GB/s speed & 300K IOPS for $44 @ The SSD Review
  3. Intel Optane Memory review – 32GB module with 3D Xpoint tested @ Legit Reviews
  4. Intel Optane Memory with 3D XPoint review: easy, robust PC acceleration @ HotHardware
  5. Intel Optane 32GB Memory module review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. The Intel Optane Memory (SSD) preview: 32GB of Kaby Lake caching @ AnandTech
  7. Intel Optane Memory 32GB review—faster than lightning @ PC Perspective (Flipper joke?)

PC hardware and computing

  1. Patriot Viper V760 keyboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. MSI Z270 SLI PLUS motherboard review @ Think Computers
  3. LG Ultrafine 5K review: 14.7 million pixels can't be wrong @ The Verge
  4. Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  5. MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus 11 Gbps 8 GB @ TechPowerUp
  6. Falcon Northwest's Tiki is the sleek sports car of VR PCs @ TechCrunch
  7. Razer Blade (Kaby Lake Core i7) with Razer Core / GTX 1080 @ KitGuru
  8. Asus Zenbook 3 review (Intel i7 7500U) @ KitGuru
  9. Reviews—Seasonic Prime Platinum 650W @ JonnyGuru
  10. Review: PowerColor Radeon RX 570 Red Devil @ Hexus
  11. GIGABYTE AORUS AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  12. MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X Plus review @ Guru3D
  13. Cougar Immersa 300H headset review @ bit-tech
  14. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 with iCX technology review @ PC Perspective

Games and VR

  1. When will we investigate StarCraft for influencing a presidential election? @ Quarter to Three
  2. Rainway app promises 60fps streaming of PC games to consoles like the Nintendo Switch @ Nintendo Life
  3. VR research project uses electrical impulses for controller-free haptic feedback @ Upload VR (more like zaptic feedback)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Wet 'n' windy portable turbine spins up battery power off-grid @ New Atlas
  2. Naked mole-rats act like plants when they run out of air @ New Atlas
  3. Beekeepers' nuisance could offer solution to our plastic problem  @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Scottie's Pizza Parlor eyes a world record with its 101-cheese pie @ oregonlive.com
  2. 3-Way Mechanical RGB keyboard battle @ TechSpot

22 comments — Last by Beahmont at 7:40 PM on 04/25/17

Posted April 20, 2017

Radeon RX 500 series roundup

PC hardware and computing

  1. DAN Cases A4-SFX Crowdfunded Mini-ITX case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Origin Chronos review: the monster gaming PC that isn't monstrous @ The Verge
  3. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review @ TechSpot
  4. iFi Audio nano iDSD LE review @ TechPowerUp (watts up DAC?)
  5. Toshiba X300 6TB HDD review @ KitGuru
  6. Review: MSI Cubi 2 @ Hexus
  7. Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct CPU air cooler @ HardOCP
  8. Samsung's Gear VR controller makes mobile VR more immersive @ Engadget
  9. Antec Cube EKWB Edition [case] review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Hands-On: Facebook's new 24 lens camera turns real life into high quality VR @ Upload VR
  2. Nintendo to launch SNES Mini this year, reports Eurogamer @ Slashdot
  3. Micro Machines World Series shows off tabletop fight-o-racing @ Rock Paper Shotgun (remember-if-it-doesn't-say-Micro-Machines-it's-not-the-real-thing)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Photochromic eggs: not for breakfast @ Hack A Day
  2. Making tension-based furniture @ Hack A Day (loved this)
  3. New Atlas three-pack: A robotic cheetah, 3D printed space fabric, and medicinal frog slime
  4. This $400 appliance that squeezes juice out of a bag appears unnecessary @ Ars Technica (remember to smash your vegetables, kids)

Tech news and culture

  1. Microsoft's Skype is most used messaging service for cyber criminals, study finds @ Slashdot
  2. Tanium exposed hospital's IT while using its network in sales demos @ Ars Technica (oops, their bad)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. GRILLED CHEESE! Semi filled with 20K pounds of cheese bursts into flames in West Allis @ fox6new.com (this brakes my Havarti, I Camembert such news)

15 comments — Last by thedosbox at 12:44 PM on 04/21/17

Posted April 18, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. OBT Open Benchtable review: form and function (Streacom BC1) @ PC Perspective
  2. The MSI GT83VR Titan review: 1080 times 3 @   AnandTech
  3. Team Group T-Force Cardea SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. MSI GS73 Stealth PRO-009 laptop review @ TechPowerUp
  5. HP Spectre x360 review: a near-perfect convertible that falls short on battery life @ Neowin
  6. AMD Ryzen 5 1500X overclocked benchmark results at 4.2GHz @ Legit Reviews
  7. MSI WS63 7RK mobile workstation review @ KitGuru
  8. Samsung CF791 34in Quantum Dot curved monitor review @ KitGuru
  9. Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB review @ HotHardware
  10. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini review @ Guru3D
  11. Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ bit-tech
  12. LG's ultra-light Gram laptop has too many compromises @ Engadget
  13. Windows 10 Game Mode tested: minimal gains, unless you're unusually cruel to your PC @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Honda's Miimo robotic lawn mower heads stateside @ New Atlas (still too expensive)
  2. Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place @ Ars Technica
  3. Flying EYE is a 360-drone that broadcasts in 6K resolution @ Upload VR (for TR BBQ XXIV?)
  4. Swingin' robot made to watch crops from above @ New Atlas
  5. Hello Tatooine! An unpowered device can harvest water vapor in a desert @ Ars Technica (personally, I would have gone with a Dune windtrap comparison)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. This bank will take cheese as collateral @ The Washington Post
  2. Pi time—a fabric RGB Arduino clock @ Hack A Day
  3. Corsair K70 LUX RGB keyboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Tt eSports Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 gaming headset review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Topre Realforce RGB keyboard (Seasonic) review @ Guru3D

12 comments — Last by chuckula at 7:06 AM on 04/19/17

Posted April 13, 2017

I picked up Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator last night and spent a couple hours fiddling with it. There are good times to be had there, and also a lot of potential to put some hurt on your PC. The battlefield I laid out with over 50,000 units made my i7-7700K cry. The frame rate sometimes dipped below 10 (even though my GTX 980 Ti was pretty "bored" much of the time). That said, performance was perfectly acceptable under less extreme circumstances, and the game is quite an entertaining sandbox to play in. I suspect it's also a great way to show off the computing prowess of some gerbils' shiny new eight-core CPUs. At any rate, there are certainly worse things to spend $15 on.


Zombies vs. knights, just what I've always wanted.

Ryzen 5 Roundup

  1. The Ryzen 5 review: 1600X and 1500X take on Core i5 @ PC Perspective
  2. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i5 review: twelve threads vs four at $250 @ AnandTech
  3. Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and Ryzen 5 1600X (14nm Zen) @ Hexus
  4. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (6C12T) CPU review @   KitGuru (Ryzen 5 1500X too)
  5. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz review @ TechPowerUp (Ryzen 5 1500X too)
  6. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU review @ Tom's Hardware
  7. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X review @ TechSpot
  8. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X processor reviews @ Legit Reviews
  9. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X processor review @ HotHardware
  10. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X performance review @ Hardware Canucks
  11. AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X review @ Guru3D
  12. AMD Ryzen 5 1500X review @ bit-tech
  13. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU review @ HardOCP

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. VIVO 24K 650W Gold power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. ECS LIVA Z Plus Kaby Lake vPro UCFF PC review @ AnandTech
  3. Asus ROG Gladius II mouse review @ KitGuru
  4. Bitspower Summit EF-X CPU waterblock review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Sager NP6852 gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  6. Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3200 16GB memory kit review @ ThinkComputers
  7. Review: Philips Brilliance 349X7FJEW @ Hexus
  8. Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix OC review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality releases April 20 For Rift and Vive @ Upload VR
  2. Snake Pass and the unexplored territory of the game controller @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Gears of War 4 may finally end the mouse and keyboard versus controller debate @ Quarter To Three (debate?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. In this ant species, 21% of the colony has major injuries from war @ Ars Technica
  2. AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition @ BBC
  3. Fish migration tracked via DNA in the water @ New Atlas
  4. The world's two most powerful telescopes are glorious—and vulnerable @ Ars Technica (this was a great read)

Tech news and culture

  1. Burger King hijacks the Google Assistant, gets shut down by Google @ Ars Technica (shady!)
  2. Investigation finds inmates built computers, hid them in prison ceiling @ Slashdot
  3. Broadcasters put new ad-skipping restrictions on YouTube TV @ DSL Reports
  4. Google's Autodraw AI instantly converts your doodles to clip art @ New Atlas (it's like autocorrect for drawing)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Baderbräu brewery will start serving mac and cheese waffles and more on Wednesday @ eater.com (Chi-Town gerbils will need to tell us if this tastes as good as it sounds)

15 comments — Last by UberGerbil at 11:50 AM on 04/14/17

Posted April 11, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Lian Li PC-Q17 WX Mini-ITX aluminum enclosure review @ PC Perspective
  2. Apacer Z280 NVMe M.2 SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe M.2 SSD review @ Think Computers
  4. Asus ROG Swift PG258Q review @ TechSpot
  5. ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard review @      TechPowerUp
  6. MSI Z270i Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard review @   KitGuru
  7. Enermax Revolution SFX 650W PSU review @ JonnyGuru
  8. ASRock X370 Gaming Professional Fatal1ty review @ Guru3D
  9. Review: Cooler Master MasterAir Pro 4 @ Hexus
  10. Mistel Barocco MD600 split keyboard review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Minecraft finally creates its own money @ Quarter to Three
  2. Blizzard hints Nintendo Switch may not be powerful enough for Overwatch @ Ars Technica
  3. Crazy Fishing is absolutely ridiculous and you should totally play it @ Upload VR (clever, each species of fish is a different VR trope)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Volunteers find new system of four super-Earths within hours @ New Atlas
  2. Wirelessly charge your phone from high voltage power lines @ Hack A Day
  3. Adidas wants to sell 100,000 3-D printed sneakers @ Ars Technica (just don't step in dog poo)
  4. Boxfish reels in a high res, 360-degree underwater video camera @ New Atlas (yeah, I need one of these)

Tech news and culture

  1. Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT 'cowboys' ride into sunset @ Reuters
  2. Tesla tops GM by market value as investors see Musk as future @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Commodities: cheese prices drop, so does Domino's stock @ pizzamarketplace.com
  2. One more thing...

8 comments — Last by drfish at 8:01 PM on 04/11/17

Posted April 6, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Nvidia Pascal Quadro roundup - P2000, P3000, P5000 tested @ PC Perspective
  2. ASRock X370 Gaming K4 ATX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum gaming keyboard review @ Think Computers
  4. FinalMouse Scream One Second Edition review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Marshall's Monitor Bluetooth headphones are crisp but uncomfortable @ TechCrunch
  6. Drobo 5N2 5 Bay NAS reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. Review: Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 @ Hexus
  8. Gigabyte BRIX Review; a mini powerhouse? @ Hardware Canucks
  9. AMD Ryzen 7 memory and tweaking analysis review @ Guru3D
  10. Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review @ bit-tech
  11. Mini-review: Asus cranks out another excellent $700 Ultrabook @ Ars Technica (Zenbook UX330UA)

Games and VR

  1. BioWare is fixing Mass Effect: Andromeda's thousand-yard stare @ Quarter to Three
  2. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion overhauls engine @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Microsoft formally bans emulators on Xbox, Windows 10 download shops @ Ars Technica
  4. SwitchCharge is a case which gives your Nintendo Switch 12 hours of stamina @ Nintendo Life (Indiegogo warning applies)
  5. Criminal: Lego City Undercover PC is utterly broken @ Rock Paper Shotgun (this is such a shame, everyone that never got a Wii U needs to play this now, hopefully it gets patched up)
  6. Tactical Haptics Deep Immersion VR controllers likely releasing in 2018 @ Upload VR (I tried last year's model at SVVR, it's very cool)

Science, hacks, makers and more New Atlas

  1. Lockheed Martin plans manned Mars Base Camp for 2028 @ New Atlas
  2. Airlander 10 airship gets outfitted for cushier landings @ New Atlas
  3. "Feces of youth" extends fish lifespan by 37 percent @ New Atlas (in my house, the "that would make a good band name" game has evolved into "that would make a good lipstick color"—just saying)
  4. NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins its final mission before plunging into Saturn @ Slashdot (I still remember kids at my high-school protesting Cassini's launch, because nuclear)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Reimagining Cottage Cheese @ wtnh.com (this demands a pun contest in the comments)
  2. G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4-3200MHz @ KitGuru
  3. Here's exactly how much you're overpaying for that slice of cheese on your hamburger @ marketwatch.com (those muensters!)

22 comments — Last by Krogoth at 4:49 PM on 04/07/17

Posted April 4, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASUS Strix Z270E gaming motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Dell P2418HT 24-inch Touchscreen monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD review (512GB) @ The SSD Review
  4. Unicomp Ultra Classic keyboard review @ TechSpot
  5. AMD Ryzen memory analysis: 20 apps & 17 games, up to 4K @ TechPowerUp
  6. HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset review @ KitGuru
  7. Building your own DIY surveillance system with Synology DiskStation @ HotHardware
  8. Review: BenQ W1210ST short-throw gaming projector @ Hexus
  9. ECC memory & AMD's Ryzen - a deep dive @ Hardware Canucks
  10. Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 review @ Guru3D
  11. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
  12. Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. Art in the age of ones and zeros: Minecraft Art @ New Atlas
  2. 'Rock Band VR' is the dorkiest game ever and I love it @ Engadget
  3. Megaquarium – a theme park management with FISH! @ Rock Paper Shotgun (um, yes please)
  4. Why F.E.A.R.'s AI is still the best in first-person shooters @ Rock Paper Shotgun (this just makes me miss NOLF)

Science, hacks, makers and New Atlas

  1.  Adobe advances AI-driven photo retouching @ New Atlas
  2. Festo eyes pick and pack future with eerie tentacle gripper @ New Atlas
  3. Real-life Iron Man jet suit requires superhuman strength @ New Atlas
  4. Water landings won't worry this inflatable drone @ New Atlas (I made a doghouse like this once)

Tech news and culture

  1. Yahoo+AOL = Oath? LOL OMG WTF @ Ars Technica
  2. Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card @ TechCrunch
  3. Netflix now lets you download videos onto your PC @ Slashdot
  4. Musk trolls shorts as Tesla's value hits record, passes Ford @ Slashdot
  5. SpaceX launches, lands its "flight proven" rocket @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. This is not a joke: Elon Musk once rocketed a wheel of cheese into space @ Business Insider

40 comments — Last by Wirko at 10:37 AM on 04/05/17

Posted March 30, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Ashes of the Singularity gets Ryzen performance update @ PC Perspective
  2. ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 case review @ Think Computers
  4. Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Logitech BRIO review: The best webcam you can buy @ Neowin
  6. Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MicroSDXC memory card review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Seasonic PRIME 850W Platinum PSU review @ KitGuru
  8. Review: Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 @ Hexus
  9. ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  10. Two more retail Ryzen 7 1700 overclock tested @ HardOCP
  11. MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X review @ Guru3D
  12. Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. Videogame Hall of Fame finalists @ Blue's News (Microsoft Windows Solitaire?)
  2. Video games may protect mental health and avert trauma, addiction @ Ars Technica
  3. Saber-rattling makes a comeback in Civilization VI @ Quarter to Three (time for another go?)
  4. Warner Bros issues full statement regarding Lego City: Undercover install confusion @ Nintendo Life (my wife can't wait to play this again on the PC next week)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 2017: The year of the dishwasher security patch @ Hack A Day (or not, as it turns out)
  2. Encounters with Jupiter send asteroid on a bizarre backward spin @ Ars Technica
  3. World's largest dinosaur footprints discovered in Western Australia @ The Guardian
  4. Domino's to deploy pizza delivery robots in Europe @ New Atlas (science? hacks? culture? cheese? who can say for sure?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Kraft Heinz introduces oven baked macaroni & cheese item @ nasdaq.com
  2. Virtual lemonade teleports taste into plain old water @ New Atlas (yes, RGB LEDs are involved)

8 comments — Last by rechicero at 6:14 AM on 03/31/17

Posted March 28, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. AOC AGON AG352UCG monitor review @ TFT Central (35", 3440x1440, VA, 100 Hz, G-Sync)
  2. SilverStone SFX-L 800W Titanium PSU review @ PC Perspective
  3. EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. AMD Ryzen—single-rank versus dual-rank DDR4 memory performance @ Legit Reviews
  5. Asus Crosshair VI Hero review @ Guru3D
  6. Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero (X370) motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1080 Ti OC (O11G) 11GB review @ KitGuru
  8. Seasonic Prime Platinum 1200W review @ JonnyGuru
  9. BenQ W1210ST projector review @ bit-tech
  10. Thermal image testing on AMD X370 motherboards by Asus, Gigabyte and MSI @ Legit Reviews

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Concept system puts cyborg turtles under mind control @ New Atlas
  2. Can poo-scooping drones do away with left-behind doggie doo? @ New Atlas
  3. NASA developing drones to take to Martian skies @ New Atlas
  4. It came from MRRF: True color 3D printing & The infinite build volume printer

Tech news and culture

  1. Not the worst thing you'll see all week: Rick and Morty @ Quarter to Three
  2. Elon Musk is setting up a company that will link brains and computers @ Ars Technica
  3. Hollywood producer blames Rotten Tomatoes for convincing people not to see his movie @ Slashdot (I think that's how it's supposed to work)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Review: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3200 @ Hexus
  2. Pizza toppings are dumb and they're ruining your pizza @ thrillist.com (all you need is cheese)
  3. These fourth graders are lobbying Wisconsin to make cheese an official state symbol @ foodandwine.com (how is this not already the case?)

30 comments — Last by short_fuze at 10:15 AM on 03/29/17

Posted March 23, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Sager NP8156 gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Simulating AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, 1500X gaming performance @ TechSpot
  3. SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless gaming headset review @ Legit Reviews
  4. Toshiba P300 3TB HDD review @ KitGuru
  5. Review: Scan 3XS Vengeance Ti @ Hexus
  6. Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Anonymous sources say Apple wants to evolve with AR @ Upload VR
  2. Volumetric capture is the swift kick in the butt VR so desperately needs @ Ars Technica
  3. Nintendo says there is no design issue causing left Joy-Con connection drops @ Nintendo Life

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Fish evolve to reap the rewards of protected waters @ New Atlas (simulated fish anyway)
  2. Dartboard watches your throw; catches perfect bullseyes @ Hack A Day
  3. Over-reliance on GPS could cause brain regions to switch off @ New Atlas
  4. Why American farmers are hacking their tractors with Ukrainian firmware @ Slashdot (nothing EULAs like a Deere)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Limited-edition shoe from Adidas Golf is pimento-cheese inspired @ golfdigest.com
  2. Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory review @ Guru3D

28 comments — Last by Spunjji at 11:04 AM on 03/28/17

Posted March 21, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG SWIFT PG258Q 240Hz G-Sync 24.5in gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  2. PC Specialist Magma Zen system review @ bit-tech
  3. Review: Razer Blade (2017) @ Hexus
  4. Andyson H6 800W PSU review @ JonnyGuru
  5. QNAP TS-431P SOHO NAS reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Roccat Skeltr gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  7. Acer BE270U 27-Inch QHD/IPS monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  8. Das Keyboard 4 Professional @ TechPowerUp
  9. The Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum review: a mechanical keyboard with Gateron optical switches @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Report: GoPro is making significant cuts to its VR efforts @ Upload VR
  2. If Disney World had a shooter, it would be Ghost Recon: Wildlands @ Quarter to Three
  3. Wot I Think: Mass Effect: Andromeda @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Cats and crafts in gorgeous Mineko's Night Market @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  5. Star Citizen swapping DX12 for Vulkan @ Blue's News

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Saturn's moon Titan may have fizzy lakes @ New Atlas
  2. White dwarf flies around a black hole every 28 minutes @ Ars Technica
  3. HackADay Snack Pack: Ocarina of things, Room-scale 3D printer, Flexible quadcopter
  4. Do Gunnar PC glasses really protect your eyesight? Here's a four-year eyes-on review @ Windows Central

Tech news and culture

  1. After years waiting for Google Fiber, KC residents get cancellation e-mails @ Ars Technica
  2. Stephen Hawking will travel to space @ Slashdot (that would be so cool)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Topre RealForce RGB 108-key mechanical keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Can you bull's-eye a womprat with a bean bag? @ HackADay (relevant)
  3. Blue Sky Science: why do fresh cheese curds squeak? @ journaltimes.com (I like squeaky cheese curds, but I can't stand squeaky green beans)

22 comments — Last by jihadjoe at 5:54 AM on 03/24/17

Posted March 14, 2017

More like Ti day, amirite?

  1. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ PC Perspective
  2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ TechSpot
  4. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
  5. Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB review @ KitGuru
  6. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ HotHardware
  7. Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti @ Hexus
  8. The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti performance review @ Hardware Canucks
  9. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video card review @ HardOCP
  10. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ Guru3D
  11. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ bit-tech
  12. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founder's Edition review @ AnandTech
  13. CPU bottleneck? GeForce GTX 1080 Ti tested on AMD Ryzen versus Intel Kaby Lake @ Legit Reviews

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Improving the thermal performance of the Intel Kaby Lake CPU @ PC Perspective
  2. Tigo G5 NVMe SSD: underclocking the SM2260 @ Tom's Hardware
  3. EVGA Z270 Classified K motherboard review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Aerocool Aero-1000 case review @ TechPowerUp
  5. One motherboard maker explains why AMD AM4 boards are missing @ Legit Reviews
  6. LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 2TB review @ KitGuru
  7. BenQ Zowie XL2540 monitor review @ Hexus
  8. AMD Ryzen 7 1700X review; testing SMT @ HardwareCanucks
  9. AMD Ryzen 7 1700 review @ Guru3D
  10. The Chuwi LapBook 14.1 review: redefining affordable @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. How experimental games dumped us into a giant trash bag with a flashlight @ Ars Technica
  2. Nintendo Switch review: jack of all trades or master (system) of none? @ Neowin
  3. HTC: Oculus exclusives are 'hampering developers' @ Upload VR
  4. I choose you, Pokémon in Minecraft! @ Quarter to Three
  5. Under the sea: the art of creating Subnautica's flora @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  6. Guide: ​what each Zelda amiibo does in The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild @ Nintendo Life

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. We can now 3D print Slinkys @ HackADay (where do you even go from there?)
  2. Stunning close-up of Saturn's moon, Pan, reveals a space empanada @ sciencemag.org
  3. Boaty McBoatface to go on its first Antarctic mission @ The Guardian (or should this go in memes?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Yahoo to give Marissa Mayer $23 million parting gift after sale to Verizon @ Ars Technica
  2. NYC sues Verizon for breaking promise to make FiOS available to all residents @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. 3D printing gets cheesy @ HackADay
  2. Why is so much cheese being recalled? @ statnews.com
  3. Thermaltake DPS-G RGB Titanium 1000W PSU review @ JonnyGuru
  4. 14 cheese shops (almost) too Gouda to Brie true @ channel3000.com (another grate cheese headline)

18 comments — Last by kn00tcn at 8:35 PM on 03/15/17

Posted March 9, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. The Western Digital Black PCIe SSD (512GB) review @ AnandTech
  2. Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 7 1700—The real winner? @ PC Perspective
  3. Asustor AS6202T NAS review @ Guru3D
  4. AMD Ryzen 7 1700 review @ bit-tech
  5. AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU vs 1700X CPU review @ HardOCP
  6. Cooler Master Masterwatt Maker 1200W MIJ review @ JonnyGuru
  7. Acer Predator Z1 Z301CT 30in curved gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  8. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. HTC will open source full-body tracking for vive with tracker @ Upload VR
  2. Bricking it: Lego Worlds leaves early access @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Nintendo says non-gaming apps for Switch will "come in time" @ Ars Technica
  4. Ghost Recon: Wildlands PC graphics performance benchmark review @ Guru3D

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Folding kayak is made to go flat-out @ New Atlas
  2. Innovating a better printing platform @ Hack A Day
  3. Radiation study points to leukemia risk for Mars explorers @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. WikiLeaks CIA files: The 6 biggest spying secrets revealed by the release of 'Vault 7' @ Slashdot
  2. Photos of the 11ft-diameter Hyperloop test track under construction in Nevada @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Art in the age of ones and zeros: ASCII art @ New Atlas (٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶‌)
  2. The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum mechanical keyboard review @ AnandTech
  3. Crown Finish Caves: a tour of Brooklyn's cheese tunnels @ ny.curbed.com (mmm, cheese tunnels)

12 comments — Last by blastdoor at 10:12 AM on 03/10/17

Posted March 7, 2017

This list is not supRyzen

  1. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review: Now and Zen @ PC Perspective
  2. The AMD Zen and Ryzen 7 review: A deep dive on 1800X, 1700X and 1700 @ AnandTech
  3. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. AMD Ryzen review: Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700X put to the test @ TechSpot (bonus coverage)
  5. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU review @ KitGuru (bonus coverage)
  6. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 review @ HotHardware
  7. Review: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X @ Hexus (bonus coverage)
  8. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X performance review @ Hardware Canucks
  9. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review @ Guru3D (bonus coverage)
  10. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X and AM4 platform review @ bit-tech
  11. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 processor review @ Legit Reviews (bonus coverage and memory scaling)

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. The 2016 Razer Blade Pro review @   AnandTech
  2. ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier 4-Way SLI ATX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. NZXT Kraken X62 liquid CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  4. The Truly Ergonomic mechanical keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Review: GPD WIN - A Windows 10 handheld with roots from portable gaming @ Neowin
  6. Cougar Deathfire EX keyboard and mouse combo review @ KitGuru
  7. Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass review @ bit-tech
  8. Samsung CF791 34-Inch curved widescreen monitor review @ Think Computers
  9. Razer Blade Stealth + Razer Core review: the external laptop graphics card dream @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Games and VR

  1. Nintendo Switch game cartridges will not be winning any taste awards @ Quarter to Three
  2. A Wii U owner's send-off to a deeply flawed but essential Nintendo console @ Ars Technica
  3. Gearbox show off a little new Borderlands technology @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Sid Meier tells Civilization's origin story, cites children's history books @ Ars Technica
  5. Valve, SMI and Tobii preview VR's eye tracking future in HTC Vive @ Upload VR
  6. Report: Pokemon GO made more money than Candy Crush in 2016 but players spent less @ Upload VR

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. New fungus gnat named after metal musician nature nerd @ New Atlas
  2. This art project's video is not a time-lapse @ Hack A Day (polarization FTW)
  3. An eggcelent eggspriment @ Hack A Day (I really enjoyed this video)
  4. Entire operating system written into DNA at 215 Pbytes/gram @ Ars Technica
  5. Portable dog-washer cleans your canine like it's a rug @ New Atlas (should I review?)
  6. Underwater pumped-storage hydroelectric project completes its first practical test @ Slashdot (shades of Total Annihilation)

Tech news and culture

  1. Virgin Galactic spins off dedicated satellite launch company @ New Atlas
  2. Jeff Bezos says NASA should return to the Moon, and he's ready to help @ Ars Technica
  3. Why typography matters -- especially at The Oscars @ Slashdot (high Mary Sue factor)
  4. Microsoft and Steelcase partner on Surface-powered 'Creative Spaces' for the workplace @ Windows Central

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Raidmax Alpha Mid-Tower ATX RGB case review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Distributor in court over missing McDonald's mozzarella cheese sticks @ arkansasbusiness.com (hollow mozzarella sticks are the worst)

12 comments — Last by RedBearArmy at 6:21 PM on 03/08/17

Posted March 2, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. NVIDIA FCAT VR - Preview of a new performance tool @ PC Perspective
  2. SilverStone ES02-USB PC remote switch kit review @ Think Computers
  3. Rosewill RK-9300 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  4. Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct CPU cooler review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Review: Asus Radeon RX 480 Dual OC 4GB @ Hexus
  6. Riotoro Enigma 850W PSU review @ JonnyGuru
  7. ASUS Maximus IX Hero motherboard review @ Guru3D
  8. Asus ROG Centurion 7.1 headset review @ bit-tech
  9. Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S White LED review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. GDC 2017: Hands-on with LG's SteamVR headset @ Upload VR
  2. GDC 2017: Vive 'working' to join Oculus on a committee for open VR standards @ Upload VR
  3. Nintendo Switch review: revolutionary, but it still needs work @ Engadget
  4. Epic's Unreal Engine is auditioning for a spot in Hollywood @ Quarter to Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Random zaps make cyborg cockroaches better explorers @ New Atlas
  2. If you think NASA is frustrated with SpaceX, you're probably right @ Ars Technica
  3. Where are the autonomous lawnmowers? @ Hack A Day (cutting cynicism)
  4. Pro skier turns to jetpack power to get home in time for lunch @ New Atlas (thank you, Red Bull)

Tech news and culture

  1. Xbox apes Netflix with $10 per month, 100-game unlimited "Pass" @ Ars Technica
  2. YouTube unveils YouTube TV, its live TV streaming service @ TechCrunch
  3. Get ready for robots made with human flesh @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Go Veggie launches vegan bacon cheese snacks @ vegnews.com
  2. Tillamook Cheese Factory closing old visitors center for good Monday @ oregonlive.com (say it ain't so)

24 comments — Last by UberGerbil at 10:34 AM on 03/04/17

Posted February 28, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Oversized-ATX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU cooler review @ TechPowerUp
  4. HP’s Spectre 15 makes 4K on a laptop a livable experience @ TechCrunch
  5. Asus ROG STRIX Z270G Gaming mATX motherboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. MSI Z270 Gaming M7 motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Review: Asus ROG G701VI laptop @ Hexus
  8. Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX review @ Guru3D
  9. Philips Moda 245C7QJSB monitor review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. I kicked a dinosaur in the face using Vive's full body tracking @ Upload VR (and he liked it)
  2. Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap cost $100 each @ Upload VR
  3. ZeniMax seek injunction shutting down Oculus SDK @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Twitch doesn't just want to stream every game, they want to sell them too @ Quarter To Three
  5. Samsung updates Gear VR with new accessory: a handheld controller @ Ars Technica
  6. What the game industry thinks of Nintendo's Switch @ Polygon

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. France is raising drone-killing eagles @ New Atlas
  2. Bee ballers learn to score goals for treats @ New Atlas (bee ballers!)
  3. 60-watt USB soldering iron does it with Type-C @ Hack A Day (hot new trend?)
  4. Toast-bot butters for you (sometimes) @ Hack A Day

Tech news and culture

  1. Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they're not from the Store @ Ars Technica
  2. Intel reacts to AMD Ryzen apparently cutting prices on Core i7 and i5 processors @ Hot Hardware

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Doctor's book presents the case against 'dairy crack' @ NPR (blasphemy!)
  2. Amish Cheese House sign comments on wild Oscars finish @ tulsaworld.com
  3. Watch a Lego genius build a machine that makes paper airplanes @ bgr.com

8 comments — Last by NovusBogus at 11:15 PM on 02/28/17

Posted February 23, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel details Optane memory system requirements @ PC Perspective
  2. The Alienware 13 gets better with VR and impressive battery life @ Engadget
  3. Review: Asus ROG GR8 II SFF PC @ Hexus
  4. MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor OC 6 GB @ TechPowerUp
  5. Lian Li PC-O11 WX Oversized ATX case review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Stellaris' New Horizons mod is the best Star Trek game @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Even when under pressure the Nintendo Switch isn't too hot to handle @ Nintendo Life
  3. Oculus Rift in space will be used for hand-eye coordination experiment @ Upload VR
  4. Ooblets, described as Harvest Moon meets Pokémon, is coming to Xbox One and PC @ Windows Central (a dangerous combination)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. NASA's longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off @ Ars Technica
  2. Safety last: Russian hoverbike is equally amazing and horrifying @ New Atlas
  3. Nearby system has 7 Earth-sized planets, several in the habitable zone @ Ars Technica
  4. Flight of the Blackbird: The how, what and why of the incredible SR-71 @ New Atlas (I've got to find my way to a museum with one of these someday)

Tech news and culture

  1. Disney develops room with 'ubiquitous wireless' charging @ Slashdot
  2. Apple's new spaceship campus gets a name, lifts off in April @ Ars Technica
  3. UPS develops 'rolling warehouse' system in which drones are launched from atop trucks @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Is soft jazz the secret to great goat cheese? @ foodandwine.com
  2. G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4 memory review @ Guru3D
  3. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Cats are full of mind-controlling parasites but owning one probably doesn't cause mental illness @ The Verge (that's exactly what mind-controlled scientists would say)

21 comments — Last by AnotherReader at 11:15 AM on 02/24/17

Posted February 22, 2017

The Fantastic Four

  1. HotHardware: AMD demos Ryzen 7 benchmarks beating Intel
  2. Ocaholic's comparison list update: all AMD Ryzen models
  3. Legit Reviews: AMD Ryzen pre-orders start today—8-cores for $329
  4. Gamasutra: Valve debuts developer build of SteamVR for Linux

Wednesday

  1. Project Build: Crush at LanOC Reviews:
    part 5 – painting a GTX 1080 FE
  2. TechSpot's hp Spectre x360 review
  3. TweakTown's ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming i7 motherboard review
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Aorus Z270X Gaming 9 motherboard
  5. Funky Kit reviews SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless headset
  6. NikKTech reviews Das Keyboard X40 Pro keyboard
  7. KitGuru's 850W BitFenix Whisper M series PSU review
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Phanteks Eclipse P400S case

2 comments — Last by anotherengineer at 6:53 AM on 02/23/17