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Posted August 27, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. VideoCardz: Intel Haswell-E i7-5960X, i7-5930K, and i7-5820K pricing revealed
  2. WCCFtech: Nvidia GTX 980M and GTX 970M Maxwell
    Mobility getting listing on second week of October
  3. DigiTimes: Slimmer MacBook to launch in 4Q14 or 2015, say Taiwan makers
  4. Forbes: New Google Nexus leak confirms 192-core, 64-bit Apple rival
  5. WindowsITPro: It's back. Microsoft begins
    pushing out fixed version of KB2982791
  6. ZDNet: Want Windows XP SP4? Unofficial versions are on the way
  7. Google Chrome 37 lands in the stable channel
  8. GamingOnLinux: SteamOS beta 133 released

Wednesday Evening

  1. Reuters' exclusive: Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU antitrust probe - sources
  2. Reuters: U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against
    Samsung and hp recalls 6 million power cords over fire hazard
  3. Fudzilla: Skylake-S supports DirectX 12
  4. Intel announces XMM6255: the world's smalles standalone 3G modem
  5. AnandTech spends a month with the
    iPhone 5S: impressions from an Android user
  6. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1
  7. Dealzon's deals: $400 off 17.3" 1080p Asus ROG i7-4700HQ / GTX 770M,
    $125 off 15.6" 1080p hp Envy 15 slim GTX 850M, and $400 coupon for
    14" 1080p Lenovo Y40 i7-4510U / Radeon R9
Systems and storage

  1. Ars Technica system guide: August 2014
  2. TechSpot's MSI GS70 Stealth Pro review
  3. KitGuru's Gigabyte J1900N-D3V review‏
  4. Ocaholic's Gigabyte-Z97X-UD3H preview
  5. Futurelooks reviews Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming GT
  6. Techgage reviews Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK
  7. TweakTown's Crucial DDR4 memory performance
    overview early look vs. DDR2 & DDR3‏
  8. TweakTown's Samsung 845DC Pro enterprise SSD review‏
  9. OCC's 480GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD review
  10. NikKTech's 240GB Silicon Power Slim S70 SSD review‏
  11. TweakTown's Synology DS415play 4-bay NAS review
Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. TweakTown's HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB review
  2. Hardware Heaven's Aorus Thunder M7 mouse review
  3. Legit Reviews on Tt eSports Theron mouse
  4. techPowerUp! reviews 1000W Corsair RM series PSU
  5. KitGuru's Cooler Master V750 semi-modular PSU review‏
  6. ThinkComputers reviews Corsair HX750i PSU
  7. Hardware Asylum's be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim heatsink review

43 comments — Last by blastdoor at 5:44 PM on 08/28/14

Posted August 23, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Neowin: Windows 8.1 'August update' BSODs affected less than 0.01% of users
  2. techPowerUp!: Intel Core i7-5820K features fewer PCI-Express lanes after all
  3. LinuxGizmos: Android-on-ARM mini-PC draws less-than-7W
  4. AMD working on 20nm "Faraway Islands" GPU (in Spanish)
  5. WCCFtech: AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL to 14.7 RC benchmark
    comparison - 4% overall increase with interesting anomaly'
  6. Reuters' exclusive: Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling
  7. Mac Rumors: iPhone 6 information leak sourced from
    Foxconn details dimensions of 4.7" and 5.5" versions
  8. GameSpot: Witcher 3 dev responds to report that
    game may not run in 1080p on PS4, Xbox One


  1. CPU World: Intel "Braswell" systems-on-a-chip delayed (again)
  2. Celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming at AMD
  3. Newegg's weekend deals
  4. Dealzon's deals: $50 coupon 17.3" 1080p touch Dell 5000 series
    i7-4510U, $50 coupon for 14" Lenovo Y410p i7-4700MQ / GT
    755M, and $100 off 13.3" 1080p touch Dell XPS 13
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. ThinkComputers has a hands-on with the ECS LIVA mini PC kit
  2. Hardware Slave's home server build part 3: the context
  3. Ocaholic's Asus Maximus VII Impact review
  4. TweakTown's Asus P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L (Intel
    Avoton) server motherboard review‏
  5. Hardware Heaven's 960GB Kingston V310 SSD review
  6. CowcotLand reviews 256GB Plextor M6 Pro SSD (in French)
  7. APH Networks on QNAP HS-210 NAS
  8. Hardware Heaven's Netgear EX6200 - AC1200 extender review
Multimedia and cooling

  1. Benchmark Reviews on Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 headset
  2. KitGuru's i-Rocks K10 USB keyboard review
  3. techPowerUp! reviews Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual

40 comments — Last by Kurkotain at 6:46 PM on 08/26/14

Posted August 21, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. VideoCardz: AMD Radeon R9 285 arrives
    September 2nd, preliminary information in 2 days
  2. Fudzilla: Acer releases new G-Sync monitor
  3. Dallas Business Journal: GameStop's software,
    tech firms boost Q2 earnings to $24.6M
  4. Seeking Alpha: Why hp's $199 laptop is good for AMD
  5. Zacks Equity Research: AMD collaborates with OCZ Storage Solutions
  6. Intel urged to buy MediaTek to grow mobile chip business
  7. Trefis: Intel's acquisition of LSI's networking business to boost its presence in IoT
  8. LinuzGizmos: Firefox gets preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Thursday Evening

  1. FanlessTech: Intel readying NUC 2.0
  2. Neowin: Microsoft to make Opera default browser on its feature phones
  3. HotHardware's Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport review
  4. PCPer's podcast
Motherboard, storage, and networking

  1. TweakTown on Supermicro's X9SRL-F-O (Intel C602) server motherboard
  2. Madshrimps review 256GB Crucial MX100 SSD
  3. Big Bruin's D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router review
Multimedia, power, cases & cooling

  1. Guru3D's HIS Radeon R9-290X Hybrid IceQ review
  2. Hardware Canucks review PNY GTX 780 & GTX 780 Ti Customized OC
  3. KitGuru's Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 headset review
  4. NikKTech's 1000W Antec High Current Pro Platinum PSU review
  5. techPowerUp! reviews In Win 901 case
  6. Legit Reviews on Thermaltake Core V71 case
  7. Ocaholic reviews Deepcool MaelStrom 240 liquid CPU cooler

22 comments — Last by sweatshopking at 3:02 PM on 08/22/14

Posted August 20, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. MarketWatch: hp results show the PC is alive and well
  2. Re/code: hp still touting Windows 7 PCs, two years after Windows 8 debut
  3. X-bit labs: AMD readies FX-8370, FX-8370E microprocessors
  4. PCWorld: Microsoft offers custom Windows
    OS to all first-generation Intel Galileo owners
  5. 9to5Mac: Report claims next-gen iPad air will double RAM amount to 2GB
  6. MacRumors: New iPhone 6 images depict rear
    shell and front panel together for the first time
  7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt not likely to be 1080p on PS4, Xbox One - GameZone
  8. Eurogamer's performance analysis: Diablo 3 at 1080p on Xbox One

Wednesday Night

  1. Ars Technica: Are processors pushing up against the limits of physics?
  2. eWeek: Linux founder Linus Torvalds 'still wants the desktop'
  3. Ars Technica: Parallels upgrade brings more Windows-on-Mac integration for $80
  4. Dealzon's deals: $200 coupon for 17.3" hp Envy 17t touch i7-4710HQ,
    $120 coupon for 15.6" Dell 5000 Series i5-4210U, and $50 coupon for
    15.6" Toshiba S50 i7-4700MQ
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. ThinkComputers reviews Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT
  2. Tech ARP posts the RAM disk guide rev. 2.1
  3. KitGuru and The SSD Review on 960GB Kingston SSDNow V310
  4. NikKTech's 2TB Seagate wireless mobile storage device review
  5. Legit Reviews on Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 tri-band WiFi router
  6. TweakTown's Linksys RE6500 portable AC1200 Wi-Fi range extender review
Multimedia, power, and cases

  1. Ocaholic's Sapphire Radeon R9 290 review
  2. TweakTown on PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 280 3GB OC CrossFire
  3. TechSpot's Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury mouse review
  4. Hardware Heaven's Gamdias Hades extension mouse review
  5. Modders-Inc reviews Genius F-1000 Arcade Stick for PC/PS3
  6. techPowerUp! reviews 1250W Seasonic X series XM2 PSU
  7. Benchmark Reviews on Phanteks Enthoo Luxe case
  8. CowcotLand reviews Fractal Design Core 3500 case (in French)

15 comments — Last by SomeOtherGeek at 9:20 AM on 08/21/14

Posted August 19, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. BBC News: Chinese PC maker Lenovo posts 23% jump in profit
  2. Ars Technica: Leaked Comcast employee metrics show what we figured: sell or perish
  3. CPU World: AMD Athlon X4 860K processor available for pre-order
  4. PCGH: MSI X99 mainboards shown at Gamescom (in German)
  5. WCCFtech: AMD Radeon R7 250XE GPU spotted -
    1GHz core clock and 1GB GDDR5 memory
  6. Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables (video)
  7. Polygon: John Carmack's 9-year old son just released his first video game
  8. VG24/7: Playable Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha builds surface online

Tuesday Night

  1. Linux 3.17-rc1
  2. The Visual Studio Blog: Visual Studio "14" CTP 3 released
  3. AppleInsider: Apple's sixth beta of iOS 8 is for carrier testing - only
  4. Newegg's deals
  5. Dealzon's deals: $100 coupon 13.3" hp x360 13z touch AMD A8-6410,
    $120 off 10.1" Yoga 10 tablet, and $565 off 27" Monoprice 1440p IPS
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. OCW reviews Asus Z97 Maximus VII Ranger
  2. CPCR, HTL, Legit Reviews, and PCPer review 512GB Angelbird SSD
  3. Guru3D, Hardware Heaven, HotHardware, KitGuru, Ocaholic, The SSD
    , and TweakTown review 240GB AMD Radeon R7 series SSD
  4. Hardware Secrets and NikKTech review 240GB Kingston HyperX Fury SSD
  5. TweakTown's 128GB Samsung XP941 PCIe SSD review
  6. TweakTown's 6TB Western Digital Red NAS HDD RAID report
  7. Madshrimps review Thecus N2310 SOHO / home NAS server
  8. TweakTown's D-Link DSP-W215 Wi-Fi Smart Plug review
Multimedia, power, cases & cooling

  1. Modders-Inc reviews Sapphire R7 260X
  2. OCC's Diamond UGA USB-to-DVI/HDMI/VGA adapter review
  3. Benchmark Reviews on Roccat Ryos MK Pro keyboard
  4. Hardware Heaven and Legit Reviews on Logitech's G402 Hyperion Fury mouse
  5. HTL's Corsair HX750i PSU review
  6. PCPer's CM HAF Stacker 935 case review: part 1
  7. Madshrimps review Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 case
  8. Ocaholic's Cooltek Antiphon case review
  9. ThinkComputers reviews Cooler Master Nepton 280L CPU cooler
  10. Hardware Asylum's Raijintek Pallas low-profile heatsink review

41 comments — Last by Jason181 at 10:04 AM on 08/22/14

Posted August 16, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Macworld has 2014 Mac Pro release date, price and specs
  2. CPU World: Intel Haswell-E CPUs to debut on August 29
  3. ChipLoco: Intel Haswell-EP E5-2600 v3 full lineup's details leaked
  4. AnandTech: Asus ROG Z97 Maximus VII Impact officially launched
  5. AnandTech: Nvidia refreshes Quadro lineup, launches 5 new Quadro cards
  6. AMD Catalyst 14.7 Beta RC3
  7. Blue's News: AMD Catalyst Beta drop Win 8.0 support
  8. TechHive: Activision's Skylanders bridges
    the gap between tablets and game consoles


  1. DigiTimes: TSMC 4Q14 production capacity almost fully booked and
    Taiwan semiconductor supply chain to be affected by Apple CPU orders
  2. Ars Technica: Internet routers hitting 512K limit, some become unreliable
  3. DailyTech: Ex-Siri CEO poaches Apple to create "Viv: The Global Brain"
  4. Activision's Eric Hirshberg: Company unlikely to
    paid early access model - GameInformer
  5. MIT TR on the man who really built BitCoin
  6. Ars Technica: Microsoft considered renaming
    Internet Explorer
    to escape its checkered past
  7. PhoneArena: Moto S (Shamu) may not be a
    Nexus, but an Android Silver device for Verizon
  8. WMPoweruser: BBM for Windows Phone updated, exits beta
  9. PCPer podcast #313
  10. Newegg's weekend deals
Systems and storage

  1. OCC's Asus Z97-Deluxe & Z97-A review
  2. Ocaholic's Asus Maximus VII Formula review
  3. APH Networks on Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
  4. TweakTown reviews Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5
  5. TechSpot's 480GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD review
Multimedia, casing, and cooling

  1. TweakTown reviews Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X OC
  2. TweakTown's Oculus VR Rift DK2 unboxing
  3. Benchmark Reviews on Roccat ISKU FX keyboard
  4. CowcotLand (in French), Guru3D, KitGuru, PCPer, and
    techPowerUp! review Corsair Carbide Air 240 case
  5. HTL's Icy Dock IcyCube 4-bay external enclosure review
  6. NikKTech's Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 CPU cooler review

53 comments — Last by jdaven at 6:38 AM on 08/20/14

Posted August 13, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z micro-tower totes a Titan Z graphics card
  2. CPU World has more details on Athlon X4 860K
  3. Neowin: How-to disable the Windows button on the Surface Pro 3
  4. BBC News: Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch dates in U.K. and U.S.
  5. PhoneArena: Motorola Shamu AKA Nexus 6 gets bench-
    marked, indicating a 1080p display and Snapdragon 801
  6. Samsung Galaxy Alpha officially announced
  7. PocketNow: Samsung to allegedly focus
    on low-end Tizen phones, kill Samsung Z
  8. Bloomberg: Apple suppliers start making new iPads


  1. Bloomberg: Activision winning holiday game shootout with EA's Delay
  2. Hardware Asylum's podcast
  3. Newegg's deals
  4. Dealzon's deals: $350 off 13.3" Apple MacBook Air 256GB SSD,
    $230 off Dell Inspiron 3000 i5 desktop, and $102 off 240GB
    Kingston HyperX 3K 2.5" SSD
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. SPCR reviews Asus X200MA Bay Trail notebook
  2. Neoseeker reviews AMD A10-7800 APU
  3. Björn3D reviews MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC
  4. Björn3D reviews MSI Z97 XPower AC
  5. CowcotLand (in French), Guru3D, Hardware Canucks, HotHardware,
    KitGuru, Legion Hardware, Legit Reviews, Ocaholic, PCPer, TechSpot,
    The SSD Review, and TweakTown review OCZ ARC 100 series SSD
  6. C.O.D. takes a closer look at Samsung RAPID
  7. NikKTech's 256GB Toshiba HG6 SSD review
  8. HTL's AData DashDrive Elite SE720 external SSD review
  9. Funky Kit reviews Synology DS412+ NAS
  10. TWL's Netis Beacon N300 wireless router review
  11. TweakTown's D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 wireless router review‏
Multimedia, power, case & cooling

  1. Ocaholic's Asus GeForce GTX 750 Strix OC Edition review
  2. Hardware Heaven's Zotac GTX 750 Zone Edition review
  3. Gaming-Daddy's Polk N1 gaming sound bar review
  4. KitGuru's Seasonic Platinum 1050WXP3 PSU review
  5. TweakTown reviews Phanteks Enthoo Luxe case
  6. SPCR reviews NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 liquid CPU coolers
  7. ThinkComputers reviews Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler

29 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 1:02 PM on 08/14/14

Posted August 11, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Reuters: 'Naked PCs' lay bare Microsoft's emerging markets problem
  2. Ars Technica, HotHardware, and PCPer on Intel's Core M Broadwell
  3. Ars Technica: AMD shows off the guts of its first ARM server chip
  4. Bits 'n Chips: Up to 20 cores for AMD's next FX and Opteron (in Italian)
  5. DigiTimes: AMD to release A68 chipsets in September, sources say
  6. posts Nvidia GTX 870 benchmarks
  7. GSM Arena has detailed images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leak
  8. elementary OS: Freya Beta 1 available for developers & testers


  1. Bloomberg: Intel's rally 'bad omen' for semiconductors: EcoPulse
  2. The Motley Fool: 3 reasons Intel Corporation's stock could rise
  3. Reuters: Security experts call for government action against cyber threats
  4. Phoronix on the exciting features merged so far for Linux 3.17
  5. Newegg's deals

  1. TechSpot on Asus Zenfone 5
  2. SuperSite for Windows on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 docking station
Systems and storage

  1. Benchmark Reviews on AMD A10-7800 APU
  2. HardwareOC reviews Core i5-4690K (in German)
  3. Ocaholic's ASRock Z97 OC Formula review
  4. TweakTown reviews Asus Z97 Pro
  5. TweakTown tests Silicon Motion SM2256
    with Toshiba TLC A19 flash SSD
  6. Ocaholic's SSD endurance diary with 256GB OCZ Vector
  7. Futurelooks reviews 240GB Kingston HyperX Fury SSD
  8. Hardware Heaven's Corsair Flash Voyager GTX review
Multimedia, power, cases & cooling

  1. HTL's Sapphire Radeon R7 260X CrossFire review
  2. OCC and PCPer review Asus ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor
  3. Ocaholic's Gigabyte Aivia Osmium keyboard review
  4. Techgage reviews SteelSeries Sensei wireless mouse
  5. Hardware Heaven's Cooler Master V750 PSU review
  6. Funky Kit reviews Phanteks Enthoo Pro case
  7. Guru3D's Fractal Design Core 3500 case review‏
  8. ThinkComputers reviews Cooler Master N600 case
  9. NikKTech on Tt Water 3.0 Extreme liquid CPU cooler

25 comments — Last by MadManOriginal at 10:51 AM on 08/12/14

Posted August 9, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. ZDNet: Top gov't spyware company hacked, Gamma's FinFisher leaked
  2. CPU World has details of Intel Atom Z3500 processors
  3. Videocardz: AMD Radeon R9 285 with Tonga GPU pictured
  4. CPU World: AMD announces FirePro 9050 and 9150 server graphics cards
  5. WCCFtech: New Nvidia Quadro series lineup arriving August 12
  6. SuperSite for Windows: Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
    enables mini-tablet support and other new capabilities
  7. TechRadar: iPhone 6 leaked photos in retail box
  8. GamingBolt: Valve games coming to Xbox One, may use dedicated servers


  1. Reuters: Judge rejects $324.5 million settlement over Apple, Google hiring
  2. MacRumors: New iPhone 6 rear shell photos show
    recessed volume buttons, scratch-resistant Apple logo
  3. Fudzilla: Zotac embraces Windows 8.1 Bing edition for mini-PCs
  4. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS released
  5. SuperSite for Windows: Xbox One Digital
    TV Tuner coming to Europe in October
  6. IGN: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition confirmed with release date
  7. Newegg's weekend deals
  8. Dealzon's deals: $520 coupon for 14" Lenovo Y410p i7-4700MQ /
    GT 755M, $15 coupon for 21.5" Dell IPS monitor, and $69 off
    AMD FX-8350 8-core CPU

  1. TechSpot PC buying guide: mid-2014 update
  2. TweakTown's AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC review‏
  3. KitGuru on 15.6" DinoPC Slayer GTX 870M and Magma Wrath GTX 770
  4. Phoronix: AMD A10-7800 & A6-7400K APUs run great on Linux
  5. APH Networks on 16GB Kingston HyperX
    Fury HX318C10FK2/16 memory kit
  6. Legit Reviews 16GB on Leef Supra 3.0 and Ice 3.0 flash drive
  7. NikKTech's BitFenix Flo Premium headset review‏
  8. TweakTown's D-Link DCH-S150 Wi-Fi motion sensor review‏
  9. TweakTown reviews BitFenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case

9 comments — Last by hoboGeek at 9:27 AM on 08/11/14

Posted August 8, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. PCWorld: Nvidia reports strong quarter as Tegra sales grow 200%
  2. RT: Snowden granted 3-yr residence permit in Russia - lawyer
  3. DigiTimes Research: Top-5 vendors, top-3 ODMs
    see sequential drops in July notebook shipments
  4. Softpedia: DDR4 NVDIMM from AgigA, a
    memory module with no chance of amnesia
  5. World's smallest GPU is launched for wearables and IoT devices
  6. Repair business toolkit: Extending the life of phones,
    tablets, and laptops - Microsoft Green Blog
  7. Microsoft security bulletin advance notification for August 2014
  8. Dota 2 running in Source Engine 2.0 Alpha - with tutorial (video)


  1. Reuters: Yahoo! to join Google to create spy-free e-mail systems: WSJ
  2. Microsoft versus Linux: Through the eyes of Microsoft - ITworld
  3. PCPer's podcast #312
  4. Techgage's Sacred 3 review
  5. Newegg's deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $201 off 17.3" 1080p touch Lenovo Y70 i7-4710HQ /
    GTX 860M, $500 off 14" 1080p Lenovo Y40 i7-4510U / 512GB SSD,
    and $175 off 13.3" hp Pavilion x360 13z AMD A8-6410
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. PCPer reviews AMD A10-7800 and A6-7400K
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5
  3. ThinkComputers reviews MSI Z97 MPower
  4. HotHardware's Samsung 845DC EVO SSD review
  5. TweakTown's 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD review
  6. techPowerUp! reviews 256GB Toshiba THNSNJ HG6 SSD
  7. NikKTech's 240GB Silicon Power Slim S60 SSD review
  8. BCCHardware reviews Linksys WRT1900AC wireless AC router
Multimedia and cooling

  1. Hardware Canucks review PNY GTX 780 Ti XLR8 OC
  2. KitGuru's LUXA2 GroovyW Bluetooth speaker review
  3. Hardware Heaven reviews Cooler Master Nepton 280L CPU cooler
  4. TweakTown on Phobya Pure Performance Kit 240LT CPU cooler

35 comments — Last by l33t-g4m3r at 11:27 AM on 08/09/14

Posted August 6, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. A crowdfunded PC project gets a too-rare fact check - Ars Technica
  2. Blogging Windows: August updates for
    Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  3. Re/code: Apple to hold iPhone event on Sept. 9
  4. Bits 'n Chips: AMD Kaveri refresh to arrive in 2015 (in Italian)
  5. CPU World: Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPUs are available for pre-order
  6. WCCFtech: Intel Braswell iGPU details leaked—will
    have 8th generation Intel HD with 16EUs and DX11
  7. Steam hardware & software survey: July 2014
  8. Polygon: Evolve delayed to February 2015


  1. The NY Times: Russian gang amasses over a billion Internet passwords
  2. Reuters: Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile after regulatory resistance: sources
  3. Reuters: Snowden leaks spur new crop of secure phones, communications
  4. BGR reports iOS 8 beta 5 now available to download
  5. FanlessTech on a duo of Pentium J2900 motherboards
  6. Phoronix: Radeon Gallium3D is running increasingly
    well against AMD's Catalyst driver
  7. Newegg's deals
  8. Dealzon's deals: $100 off 15.6" 1080p touch Acer V5 i5-4200U,
    $100 off 15.6" Acer E5 i5-4210U, and $480 off 13.3" touch hp
    Split x2 i3-4010Y
Systems and storage

  1. X-bit labs review Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
  2. Techgage reviews MSI Z97I Gaming AC
  3. CowcotLand reviews Gigabyte Z97X-SOC‏ (in French)
  4. Neoseeker's 6TB Seagate enterprise capacity 3.5 HDD v4 review
  5. Hardware Canucks review 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD
  6. PCPer reviews Thecus N2560 dual-bay NAS server
Multimedia, casing, and cooling

  1. TweakTown reviews Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Vapor-X OC
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews Tt eSports Verto headset
  3. Legit Reviews on CM Storm QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard
  4. techPowerUp! reviews Cooltek W1 cube enclosure
  5. OCC's Thermaltake Commander G41 case review
  6. Guru3D's Phanteks Enthoo Luxe case review
  7. HTL's Phanteks Enthoo Pro case review
  8. TweakTown's BitFenix Comrade case review
  9. Futurelooks reviews NZXT H440 case
  10. Madshrimps on EKWB Asus GTX 780
    Ti DCII OC full cover water block

31 comments — Last by burntham77 at 10:13 AM on 08/07/14

Posted August 4, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Bits 'n Chips: AMD's Toronto APU will have a dual-
    IMC supporting DDR3 and DDR4 (in Italian)
  2. WCCFtech: Nvidia getting ready for a GeForce "Grand Finale"
    on Gamescom 2014—GTX 880 G1 Gaming Series revealed
  3. Ars Technica's op-ed: Tablets really are the
    new PCs: nobody needs to buy them anymore
  4. Ars Technica: Formerly Nexus-only Google Now
    out for all Android 4.1+ devices
  5. XBMC is getting a new name—introducing Kodi 14
  6. Linux 3.16
  7. Computerworld: Windows 8's uptake falls again, now slower than dud Vista
  8. The Telegraph: Playing video games for
    up to an hour a day
    'is good for children'


  1. VG24/7: Steam keys for Stained will be
    handed over to bundle purchasers after all
  2. TweakTown reviews Gods Will Be Watching
  3. Newegg's deals

  1. KitGuru's AMD A10-7800 APU review
  2. Tech ARP's BIOS option of the week - ACPI 2.0 support
  3. TweakTown reviews Asus Z97-A motherboard
  4. Funky Kit reviews Arctic Home Charger 4500 USB adapter
  5. OCmodshop reviews Able Planet NC350SCT headphones
  6. NikKTech reviews Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power CPU cooler

10 comments — Last by TheMonkeyKing at 4:08 PM on 08/04/14

Posted August 1, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. WindowsITPro: Windows 8.1 Update 2 confirmed
    for August, will be just like any other upgrade
  2. John Carmack SMU talk (video)
  3. WCCFtech: shutting down as we
    know it—new project launching August / September
  4. WCCFtech: AMD officially announces Steamroller-based Athlon
    X4-860K and Piledriver-based FX-8300 processors at ChinaJoy 2014
  5. AnandTech: AData formally announces DDR4-2133 CL15 UDIMMs
  6. The Korea Times: Samsung to unveil Note 4 on Sept. 3
  7. Engadget: Take a look at hp's luxury smartwatch
  8. PS Plus: Preview August's free game lineup - PlayStation Blog

Friday Night

  1. Network World: Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one
  2. Xmodulo: How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu
  3. PCPer's podcast #311
  4. Newegg's deals
  5. Dealzon's deals: $300 off 17.3" Asus G750 i7-4700HQ, GTX 765M,
    $50 off 15.6" Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, and $15 coupon for 14"
    hp SlateBook Tegra 4

  1. MegaTech Reviews on Sony Xperia M2
  2. KitGuru's Corsair Voyager Air 2 review‏
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. TechReviewSource on hp EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
  2. LanOC Reviews on AMD A10-7800
  3. Madshrimps review ECS Z97 Machine motherboard
  4. Hardware Heaven's Synology DiskStation DS414slim review
  5. NikKTech's Thecus N7710-G NAS server review
  6. OCC reviews Asus dual-band wireless range extender
Graphics, power, case, and cooling

  1. TweakTown reviews HIS R9 290X IceQ iPower Hybrid iTurbo 4GB
  2. techPowerUp! reviews Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2GB
  3. TweakTown's Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB OC Edition review‏
  4. techPowerUp! reviews 1200W EVGA SuperNova P2 PSU
  5. CowcotLand reviews 750W BitFenix Fury PSU
  6. Benchmark Reviews on Cooler Master N600 case
  7. HTL reviews Swiftech H220-X open loop 240mm CPU cooler
  8. Technic3D reviews Cryorig R1 Ultimate cooler‏ (in German)

48 comments — Last by l33t-g4m3r at 7:22 PM on 08/04/14

Posted July 31, 2014

7 Up

  1. Reuters: Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer's emails from abroad
  2. WCCFtech: AMD readies Steamroller-based A4-7300, Athlon X4 860K /
    840, Athlon X2 450, and FX-8370 for AM3+ processors for Q3 2014
  3. Fudzilla: Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150
  4. SweClockers on AMD Tonga-based Radeon R9 285 (in Swedish)
  5. WCCFtech: Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 to be unveiled
    in mid-September - price and VRAM revealed
  6. Mac Rumors: iPhone 6 said to launch on Tuesday,
    October 14, part of 'incredibly busy' month for Apple
  7. PC Gamer: New Watch Dogs patch addresses stuttering problems and other issues

Thursday Night

  1. Reuters: T-Mobile leads industry in subscriber additions and U.S.
    regulator questions Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some
    and hacker can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns
  2. ZDNet: Mozilla picks one of its own to be its new CEO
  3. ITworld: GCC wins lifetime achievement
    award - and also takes heat from Linus Torvalds
  4. PlayStation Now PS4 open beta walkthrough (video)
  5. Newegg's deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $100 coupon for 14" Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon,
    $100 coupon for 14" Lenovo ThinkPad T440 i3-4010U, and $30 coupon
    240GB Crucial M500 2.5" SSD

  1. Reuters: Smartphone management flaws puts users at risk, researchers
    say and BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows Phone users
  2. IEBlog: The Mobile Web should just work for everyone
  3. HotHardware reviews Nvidia Shield Tablet
Systems and storage

  1. Guru3D, Hardware Canucks, Hardware Heaven, HotHardware,
    Legit Reviews, and TechSpot on AMD A10-7800 APU
  2. Technic3D reviews Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE (in German)
  3. TweakTown's Phison S10 quad-core performance SSD controller preview‏
  4. The SSD Review on 400GB / 800GB Samsung 845DC ProM SSD

  1. Understanding graphics cards - a laymen's guide at Technology X
  2. KitGuru's Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX review‏
  3. Technology X reviews Zotac GeForce GTX 680 AMP!
  4. TweakTown's Diamond MDS3900 DisplayLink
    USB-to-HDMI/DVI/LAN Mini Ultra Dock review‏
  5. Ocaholic's Kingston HyperX Cloud headset review

24 comments — Last by kilkennycat at 5:37 PM on 08/01/14

Posted July 30, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes: Asus, Gigabyte releasing new gaming notebooks in 3Q14
    and new Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker
  2. AnandTech: AMD Kaveri laptops sighted
  3. 9to5Mac: Apple refreshes entire Retina MacBook Pro
    lineup with improved processors and more RAM standard
  4. Ars Technica: Modbook's next project is the convertible MacBook Apple won't make
  5. WCCFtech: Intel's flagship Haswell-E Core i7-5960X processor de-lidded -
    features soldered TIM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M Mobility Maxwell
    flagship landing in October this year
  6. Windows Phone Blog: Windows Phone 8.1 update
    brings Cortana to new markets + new features
  7. LibreOffice 4.3
  8. Nvidia defends themselves against AMD's
    cheating allegations on Maximum PC's podcast


  1. VR-Zone: HGST rolls out new 12Gbps enterprise SAS SSDs
  2. The Information: Apple TV push stalls as partners hesitate
  3. Satya Nadella: Time to stop the criticism (about
    Microsoft) and do something about it - Neowin
  4. GeekWire: Microsoft should dump Windows Phone,
    says former Windows evangelist Robert Scoble
  5. Reuters: Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds
  6. The great Ars experiment—free and open source software on a smartphone?!
  7. Big Bruin reviews Motorola Moto G on Republic Wireless
  8. AIDA64 v4.60
  9. Dealzon's deals: $100 off 17.3" 1080p MSI GE70 Apache Pro i7-4710HQ /
    GTX 860M, $229 off 15.6" 1080p IPS Asus Q501 i5-4200U, and $50 off
    64GB Sandisk 2.5" SSD
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. HotHardware's Digital Storm Vanquish II (Level 4) gaming PC review
  2. techPowerUp! reviews Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE
  3. Hardware Asylum reviews Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force
  4. Legit Reviews on 8GB AData XPG V3 DDR3 3100MHz memory kit
  5. Legion Hardware on Synology Embedded DataStation EDS14
  6. KitGuru on Asus RP-AC52 dual-band wireless AC750 range extender

  1. TWL's Tt eSports Level 10 M headset review
  2. Benchmark Reviews and Hardware Heaven review Gamdias Hephaestus headset
  3. PCPer on Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury mouse
  4. HTL reviews Aorus Thunder M7 MMO
    gaming mouse and Thunder P3 mouse pad
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. PCPer's Seasonic X-Series XM2-1250 PSU review
  2. ThinkComputers reviews NZXT H440 case
  3. TweakTown reviews BitFenix Neos case
  4. Ocaholic's Aerocool Dead Silence DS200 review
  5. TweakTown on Tt Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm AIO cooler
  6. OCC's NZXT Kraken X31 AIO cooler review
  7. Neoseeker reviews Cooler Master Nepton 280L liquid cooler

31 comments — Last by chuckula at 8:08 PM on 07/31/14

Posted July 26, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: IBM said to reject GlobalFoundries offer
  2. Reuters: Taiwan's Acer shipments grew faster
    than industry average in second quarter: CEO
  3. "PC is decimating console, just through price" - John Romero
  4. DigiTimes: Intel to launch Core M for use
    in notebook / tablet 2-in-1 models in 4Q14
  5. CPU World has specifications of AMD A8-6410
    APU and Intel Atom Z3530 SoC spotted
  6. WCCFtech's Nvidia GeForce Maxwell architecture roundup -
    GM206, GM204, GM200, and Maxwell Mobility
  7. AnandTech: Asus ROG Swift PG278Q monitor released
    in APAC / EU, North America coming September
  8. PhoneArena: Lenovo's beast of a smartphone, the K920,
    to be announced August 5th, full specs now available


  1. Celebrating sysadmins in the cloudy future
  2. The Motley Fool: Can AMD go up against Intel and make a turnaround?
  3. Reuters: Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama
  4. Reuters: Verizon to slow down speeds for some unlimited data subscribers
  5. DigiTimes: Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO
  6. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released
  7. MIT Technology Review on No Man's Sky: a vast
    game crafted by algorithms (thanks Neutronbeam)
  8. Newegg's weekend deals
  9. Dealzon's deals: $50 coupon for 15.6" touch Dell 5000 series i7-4510U,
    $400 coupon for 14" 1080p Lenovo Y40 i7-4510U / Radeon R9, and
    $20 coupon for 120GB OCZ Vector 150 series 2.5" SSD

  1. SuperSite for Windows previews Nokia Lumia 530
  2. Legit Reviews on Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown's Lenovo ThinkPad W540 review
  2. Ocaholic has Core i7-3960X vs. Core i7-3930K 3-way SLI gaming-performance
  3. HTL reviews Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK
  4. OCC's Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE review
  5. The SSD Review on 512GB AData SP610 SSD
  6. KitGuru's 480GB SanDisk Extreme Pro review‏
  7. APH Networks on 480GB OCZ RevoDrive 350 SSD
  8. PCPer's Crucial M550 2.5" SATA SSD full capacity roundup‏
Multimedia, power, cases & cooling

  1. CowcotLand reviews CM Storm Sirus-C headset (in French)
  2. HTL's Aorus Thunder M7 MMO gaming mouse
    and Thunder P3 gaming pad overview + review
  3. TweakTown's Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog flight stick review‏
  4. Hardware Heaven's 520W XFX XTS PSU review
  5. Benchmark Reviews on SilverStone Raven RV05 case
  6. Ocaholic reviews Cooltek W1 windowed mini-ITX case
  7. techPowerUp! reviews Streacom NC1-GK NUC chassis
  8. Hardware Heaven's Enermax Liqtech 240 CPU cooler video review
  9. TweakTown's Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 AIO liquid CPU cooler review

81 comments — Last by Shouefref at 4:32 AM on 07/29/14

Posted July 25, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. WCCFtech: AMD 12-core A-series APU possibly inbound
    PR material hinting twelve Steamroller cores found
  2. WCCFtech: AMD desktop processors not getting DDR4 and
    a post-Bulldozer architecture until 2016—claims Italian report
  3. DigiTimes: Vendors partner with Wintel to
    release $199-$249 notebooks for 2H14
  4. Computerworld: Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD
  5. Engadget: Google banks on its own tech to
    protect Chrome users from another Heartbleed
  6. 9to5Mac: OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct. as
    Apple preps 4K desktop & 12" Retina MacBook
  7. Ars Technica's preview: A closer look at OS X
    Yosemite, just in time for the public beta
  8. Softpedia: offers its first 50 Linux games


  1. DigiTimes: Apple to become largest client for TSMC, say sources
  2. Computerworld: Microsoft again writes off
    Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts
  3. Reuters: Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom
  4. eWeek: KDE 5 delivers new Linux desktop environment
  5. PCPer's podcast
  6. Newegg's Back To School deals
  7. Dealzon's deals: $260 off 15.6" 1080p Lenovo Z50 i7-4510U,
    $190 off 15.6" touch Toshiba C55T i3-4005U, and $250 off
    23.8" Lenovo A540 i7-4558U all-in-one
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown's Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro review
  2. TechSpot's Pentium Anniversary Edition review & overclocking build guide‏
  3. Ocaholic's Asus Maximus VII Formula preview
  4. Hardware Secrets on Asus Z97-Pro
  5. Techgage's Asus Z97I-Plus mini-ITX motherboard review
  6. PCPer's MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Assassin's Creed Edition review‏
  7. PCPer reviews 6TB Western Digital Red and Red Pro 4
  8. TweakTown's Seagate Desktop 4TB, 5TB and 6TB HDDs RAID report‏
  9. BCCHardware reviews 2TB Silicon Power Armor A30 USB 3.0 hard drive

  1. Guru3D's Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce review
  2. techPowerUp! reviews Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X 4GB
  3. Legit Reviews on Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 3GB OC
  4. TweakTown's HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC review
  5. HotHardware's 24" NEC MultiSync EA244UHD 4K monitor review
Cases and cooling

  1. ThinkComputers reviews Thermaltake Urban T81 case
  2. Neoseeker reviews Fractal Design Core 3300 case
  3. OCC's Raidmax Scorpio V case review
  4. CowcotLand reviews Fractal Design Node 804‏ case (in French)
  5. NikKTech's CRYORIG C1 top-down CPU cooler review‏

27 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 3:59 PM on 07/27/14

Posted July 22, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. WSJ: For Apple, iPhone roars and iPad whimpers
  2. Reuters: Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours
  3. Bloomberg: ARM forecasts improved second half on smartphone market
  4. CPU World: Intel refreshes Core i5, i7, and N-series mobile lineups
  5. WCCFtech: More evidence regarding AMD APUs
    featuring high-bandwidth stacked memory surfaces
  6. VideoCardz: Nvidia Quadro Kx2 series spotted in drivers
  7. WCCFtech: Alleged Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 3DMark benchmark
    surfaces—nearly 35% more powerful than the 780
  8. Battlefield Official Blog: Why Battlefield Hardline will launch in 2015

Tuesday Night

  1. The Asia / Pacific PC market comes in close to expectations in Q2 2014, reports IDC
  2. Reuters: Electronic Arts profit surpasses Wall Street expectations
  3. Reuters: Taiwan's UMC to raise prices by up to 15%: report
  4. DigiTimes: Dell aims to ship 30 million notebooks in 2015
  5. ZDNet: Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries
  6. Bloomberg: Inside Microsoft's secret Surface labs
  7. Reuters: Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled
  8. Newegg's deals
  9. Dealzon's deals: $203 coupon for 14" hp Envy 14 TouchSmart ultrabook,
    $80 off 23" hp Pavilion IPS monitor, and $20 off AMD FX-6300 CPU
Software and gaming

  1. Mozilla Firefox 31.0 release notes
  2. AppleInsider: Apple releases iTunes 12 beta with 'elegant new design,' Family Sharing
  3. Linux 3.16-rc6
  4. USA Today: Chinese team Newbee wins Dota 2 championship
  5. Guild Wars 2 - The Dragon's Reach: Part 1 trailer

  1. Hardware Canucks, HotHardware, KitGuru,
    PCPer, and Techgage on Nvidia Shield Tablet
  2. Ars Technica reviews Amazon Fire Phone
  3. AnandTech's Nokia Lumia 630 review
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Björn3D reviews Core i7-4790K
  2. TweakTown on Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary CPU gaming performance
  3. KitGuru reviews Asus Maximus VII Ranger & Hero
  4. Ocaholic's MSI Z97M Gaming review
  5. Madshrimps review Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force
  6. HotHardware, TweakTown review 240GB Intel SSD 2500 Pro
  7. NikKTech's 256GB Plextor M6S PX-256M6S SSD review
  8. TweakTown's 4TB Western Digital Red Pro NAS review
  9. Björn3D reviews Asus RP-AC52 wireless range extender
Multimedia and power

  1. TechReviewSource on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro headset
  3. CowcotLand reviews Corsair Vengeance K70 (MX Brown) keyboard (in French)
  4. Benchmark Reviews on BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-sleeved power supply

51 comments — Last by MadManOriginal at 8:32 PM on 07/24/14