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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

27 comments — Last by I.S.T. at 2:33 PM on 03/24/17

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

Posted February 21, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Previewing Silicon Motion SM2260 NVMe controller with 3D MLC NAND @ AnandTech
  2. The eero Home WiFi system: get meshed @ PC Perspective
  3. Linksys Velop review: fast, capable mesh Wi-Fi—but way too expensive @ Ars Technica
  4. Synology DS416 & DS416j NAS review @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Vivo 24k 650W PSU review @ JonnuGuru
  6. Gigabyte Z270N-WiFi review @ bit-tech
  7. Asus ROG G701VI laptop review @ KitGuru
  8. MSI GE62 7RD Apache laptop review @ TechSpot
  9. ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC Intel C232 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Microsoft accelerates HoloLens V3 development, sidesteps V2 @ Thurrott.com
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn made me fall in love with open-world RPGs @ Engadget
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2 scraps multiplayer plans @ Rock Paper Shotgun (still on my list to try)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Woolly Mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal @ Slashdot ("verge")
  2. Can a bundle of soda straws be a camera? @ Hack A Day (learned a lot from this one)
  3. Zooids - swarm user interface @ Hack A Day
  4. Snap's Spectacles are available now for $129.99 @ Upload VR
  5. Origami-inspired bulletproof shield can stop a .44 Magnum @ New Atlas (a bold claim, but they ran benchmarks)

Tech news and culture

  1. Interview: The skipper who flies Oracle's America's Cup yacht @ New Atlas (I love this ship)
  2. Used cars can still be controlled by their previous owners' apps @ Slashdot (wipe, then sell)
  3. SpaceX makes historic launch from 39A, sticks landing @ Ars Technica
  4. Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Tesoro Gram Spectrum RGB keyboard @ TechPowerUp
  3. Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro RGB headset review @ Guru3D
  4. Buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dip @ Today.com
  5. A Lego graphics card realistic enough to stick in your PC @ The Brothers Brick
  6. McDonald's hires Project Ara design team to reinvent the drinking straw @ Slashdot (so smug it hurts)

21 comments — Last by willmore at 8:02 AM on 02/23/17

Posted February 16, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS Z170-Lightsaber motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. The BitFenix Whisper M 450W & 850W PSU review @ AnandTech
  3. Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 review @ bit-tech
  4. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  5. The Crucial MX300 2TB SSD review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. Review: Qnap TS-231P NAS @ Hexus
  7. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: portable and flexible living on the infinity edge @ HotHardware
  8. Aorus X3 Plus v7-CF1 gaming laptop review @ KitGuru
  9. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  10. Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct Slim-Tower CPU cooler review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Report: HTC to launch mobile VR kit this year, might not be what you think @ Upload VR
  2. Steam needs to stop asking its customers to fix its problems @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. 80 new Pokemon are coming to Go, but they may cost you @ Ars Technica
  4. Gabe Newell isn't really here @ Polygon (interview)
  5. A year in Stardew Valley: life, labour and love @ Rock Paper Shotgun (did you guys know that Bruno loves Stardew Valley too?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Review: the Asus Tinker Board @ Hack A Day
  2. Software lets researchers keep their sharks straight @ New Atlas
  3. Stretchy "thubber" could take the heat off flexible electronics @ New Atlas
  4. Finally, someone has a realistic timeline for Mars colonization—the UAE @ Ars Technica
  5. CheetahBeam: more proof that cats are your overlord @ Hack A Day (PSA: mute or lower your volume before playing the video)

Tech news and culture

  1. Voice calls may be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home @ The Verge
  2. Blackberry sues Nokia over patents as its phone business shuts down @ Ars Technica
  3. Facebook videos will now automatically play sound by default @ The Verge (just like the MIDI file on my GeoCities page!)

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Chuck E. Cheese is reportedly being readied for a sale or IPO @ Fortune.com
  2. String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe @ Food Safety News (grate headline)
  3. Topre Realforce RGB review @ Windows Central (Et tu, Topre?)
  4. Undulating wave of Lego colors is completely mezmerizing [sic] @ The Brothers Brick (all of RGB, none of the LED)

35 comments — Last by JustAnEngineer at 4:09 PM on 02/18/17

Posted February 14, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Review: HP's Elite Slice is a cool possible future for the desktop @ Ars Technica
  2. HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart @ Windows Central
  3. Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming ATX Kaby Lake motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Asus ROG Swift PG258Q monitor review @ TFT Central
  5. Razer Blade Stealth review @ TechSpot
  6. ErgoDox EZ Shine keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  7. EVGA iCX technology examined on the GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 @ Legit Reviews
  8. Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 AIO review @ KitGuru
  9. Ballistix Elite 3200 MHz 16GB quad channel DDR4 review @ Guru3D
  10. Raijintek Metis Plus case review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. The fallen price of indie games @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Talking Point: Splatoon 2 is set to be a vital early arrival on Nintendo Switch @ Nintendo Life
  3. Gabe Newell teases 'house-scale' VR, three 'full' Valve VR games @ Upload VR
  4. John Wick Chronicles review @ Upload VR (the new movie was great, this is next on my list)
  5. FTL devs announce tactical kaiju battler Into The Breach @ Rock Paper Shotgun (sweet, now excuse me while I go watch Pacific Rim again)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Sneaky fish darts past macho male to fertilize eggs @ New Atlas (Tricky fish! Tricky fish!)
  2. Wizard-hat amoeba gets named after Gandalf @ New Atlas
  3. Good in a pinch: the physics of crimped connections @ Hack A Day (The More You Know)
  4. A micro RC plane builder shares his tricks @ Hack A Day (high awesomeness:gram ratio)
  5. Tiny drones gel their hair to help pollinate plants @ New Atlas
  6. Ingenious use of 3D printer gives Simba the mane he deserves @ Hack A Day (seriously clever)
  7. First gene drive in mammals could aid vast New Zealand eradication plan @ MIT Technology Review (what could possibly go wrong?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Two-way LEDs could turn screens into touchless chargers @ New Atlas
  2. When the USSR discovered anti-gravity, and other architectural fantasies @ Ars Technica
  3. Liquid battery could last for over 10 years @ Engadget
  4. Fast food chain Arby's acknowledges breach @ Krebson on Security (We Have Teh Breach)
  5. Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium amid rumors of iPhone with wireless charging @ The Verge

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Vegan cheese that doesn't suck @ Care2.com (o rly?)
  2. Extended lactation does not impair the quality or cheese-making property of milk @ Phys.org (don't look at me, you guys wanted cheese)

16 comments — Last by Amien at 12:57 PM on 02/15/17

Posted February 13, 2017

The Fierce Five

 

  1. VideoCardz: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and
    Ryzen 5 1600X will require special coolers
  2. VideoCardz: Intel promises more than 15%
    better performance for Intel i7-8000
  3. Specs for first Intel 3D XPoint SSD at Ars Technica:
    so-so transfer speed, awesome random I/O
  4. Polygon: Nintendo is using Unreal Engine 4,
    and Miyamoto says they have it 'mastered'
  5. Reuters: Verizon reintroduces unlimited
    data plan as competition rises

Monday

 

  1. TechSpot's Razer Blade Stealth review
  2. Phoronix compares Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge
    vs. Core i3-7100 Kaby Lake performance
  3. TweakTown's Biostar Z270GT6 motherboard review
  4. TweakTown reviews Aorus GeForce
    GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G
  5. NikKTech reviews Thinksound On2
    supra-aural studio monitor headphones
  6. APH Networks on Gamdias Zeus P1 mouse
    and Fractal Design Define C case

7 comments — Last by DPete27 at 12:19 PM on 02/13/17

Posted February 9, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASRock Announces H110-STX MXM Mini-STX Motherboard with MXM GPU Support @ PC Perspective (shame about the cost of MXM cards)
  2. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini review @ bit-tech
  3. ASRock Beebox-S 7200U Kaby Lake UCFF PC review @ AnandTech
  4. Sennheiser GSX 1000 audio amplifier review @ Kit Guru
  5. Intel Core i7-6900K processor review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro L gaming mouse review @ Mad Shrimps
  7. Synology RT2600ac router reviewed @ Small Net Builder
  8. Intel Pentium G4560 review @ TechSpot
  9. HiFiMAN Edition S Open/Closed back headphones review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Corsair Crystal 460X ATX mid-tower case review @ Tom's Hardware (dat glass)

Games and VR

  1. Dwarf Fortress and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad interface @ Rock Paper Shotgun (TL;DR this is why I play Rimworld)
  2. Was Constellation tracking a long-term mistake for Oculus? @ Upload VR
  3. E3 will 'officially' open to the public this year @ Engadget
  4. PS4 Pro Boost Mode tested @ DigitalFoundry [via YouTube]
  5. Oculus re-focuses Best Buy Rift demos on larger markets @ Upload VR (that's, uh, one way to put it)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 33C3: Edible soft robotics @ Hack A Day
  2. We finally have a computer that can survive the surface of Venus @ Ars Technica (surprisingly, it's not Prescott)
  3. Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review @ HotHardware
  4. Black hole meal sets record for duration and size @ NASA
  5. SideArm prototype catches full-size unmanned aerial system flying at full speed @ DARPA
  6. Dorado catfish is a freshwater endurance champ @ New Atlas
  7. Roam Robotics' lightweight, inexpensive exoskeleton for the masses @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple seeks design perfection at new 'spaceship' campus @ Reuters (madness)
  2. Samsung factory fire caused by faulty batteries @ The Guardian (I can't even...)
  3. The last Concorde makes its final journey @ New Atlas

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Small cheese makers invest in a stinky science @ The New York Times
  2. You can make any number out of four 4s because math is amazing @ Popular Mechanics
  3. It’s as easy as A-B-C... Lego font built from quarter tiles @ The Brothers Brick
  4. Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum review @ Guru3D

14 comments — Last by Narishma at 9:29 AM on 02/10/17

Posted February 8, 2017

Eight is Enough

  1. Neowin on Project Neon: Microsoft provides a glimpse
    of new Windows 10 'Redstone wave' UX changes
  2. VR-Zone: AMD 8-core Ryzen benchmark
    shows up on Ashes of the Singularity database
  3. WCCFtech: The DragonBoard 820c is world's
    first Snapdragon 820-based computer
  4. Engadget: Android Wear 2.0 was worth the long wait
  5. Fast Company: Here's why Apple's 10th Anniversary
    iPhone will likely cost more than $1,000
  6. SamMobile: Samsung's upcoming Windows 10
    tablet might feature an Intel U-Series processor
  7. OpenSignal's State of Mobile Networks: USA (February 2017)
  8. Ars Technica's analysis: PS4 Pro's "Boost
    Mode" bumps frame rates up to 38%

Opera Day

  1. Tech ARP's AMD FreeSync 2 Q&A with David Glen & Syed Hussain
  2. InfoWorld: Mozilla binds Firefox's fate to the Rust language
Mobile

  1. GSMArena: 5G gets a new logo, becomes
    official name of the mobile future
  2. GSMArena's Huawei Mate 9 Pro hands-on
Hardware

  1. Project Build: Crush – part 3 at LanOC Reviews
  2. Phoronix tests Celeron / Pentium / Core i3 / i5 / i7 -
    Nvidia vs. AMD Linux gaming performance
  3. Funky Kit pits Pentium G4560 vs. 6600K vs. 7600K
  4. Ocaholic's Asus Maximus IX Formula review
  5. TweakTown on MSI's Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard
  6. TweakTown's Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB keyboard review
  7. KitGuru's Corsair K95 RGB Platinum keyboard review

28 comments — Last by Anovoca at 7:03 PM on 02/09/17

Posted February 7, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Mini-STX Build: ECS H110S-2P and SilverStone VT01 review @ PC Perspective
  2. The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard review @ AnandTech
  3. The Intel Core i3-7350K review @ AnandTech
  4. Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure @ Engadget
  5. Intel Core i5-7600K naked die installation with water block @ HardOCP
  6. ASRock Z270 Extreme4 motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Streacom DB4 case review @ TechPowerUp
  8. AOC AGON AG251FZ review @ TFT Central
  9. In Win 805 Infinity case review @ Think Computers
  10. MSI B150M Mortar Arctic Micro ATX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Overwatch director speaks out against console mouse/keyboard adapters @ Ars Technica
  2. Rocket League launching official pull-back toy cars @ Rock Paper Shotgun (welp, I'm going to need some of those)
  3. Simon Parkin asks a question that really shouldn’t be asked @ Quarter to Three
  4. Nintendo Switch appearance earns positive impressions among Super Bowl commercials @ Nintendo Life
  5. Developers showcase incredible full body tracking with Vive @ Upload VR
  6. Portal on HoloLens might be the coolest use of mixed reality yet @ Upload VR (yep, it really might be)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. MIT's stealthy hydrogel robot grabs a hold of living fish @ New Atlas
  2. Caltech's bat-inspired robot stretches its wings @ New Atlas
  3. Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri @ Ars Technica
  4. Handmade keyboards for hands @ Hack A Day
  5. Smart eyeglasses that auto focus where you look @ Hack A Day

Tech news and culture

  1. Stranger Things Season 2 will haunt Netflix on Halloween @ Ars Technica (first season is still on my watch list)
  2. US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier @ Engadget
  3. Super Bowl shows drones and fans don't mix (for now) @ New Atlas
  4. Vizio smart TVs tracked viewers around the clock without consent @ Ars Technica

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Lead the charge with a sick metal tune @ The Brothers Brick
  2. Global cheese market expected to reach USD 124.20 billion by 2022 @ Yahoo Finance
  3. Chuck E. Cheese's rolls out 'Sensory Sensitive Sundays' @ NJ.com
  4. Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB review @ bit-tech

17 comments — Last by ET3D at 1:38 AM on 02/08/17

Posted February 3, 2017

The Pick 6

  1. WCCFtech: Intel CEO remains confident they can tackle Ryzen
    with Kaby Lake—10nm Cannonlake shipping in Q4 2017
  2. ZDNet: Here's why Apple is looking to break free from Intel
  3. DigiTimes: DRAM prices to continue rally
  4. Neowin: Microsoft announces Git Virtual File
    System for better performance on large repos
  5. The Verge: The LG G6 might actually have a matte finish
  6. The Verge: GoPro's Karma drone is
    back on sale, three months after recall

National Wear Red Day

  1. Reuters: Micron CEO Mark Durcan to retire
  2. PCPer podcast #435
  3. HT4U's Battlefield 1 review (in German)
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Rojak Pot's AMD Vega memory architecture Q&A with Jeffrey Cheng
  2. Phoronix tests Intel Celeron G3930 on
    Linux: a dual-core Kaby Lake CPU for $40
  3. Hardware Asylum reviews EVGA Z270 Classified K
  4. Funky Kit reviews Gigabyte GA-Z270M D3H motherboard
  5. Hardware Canucks review MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard
  6. Ocaholic's Asus Maximus IX Code review
  7. OCinside's 500GB Samsung SSD 960 Evo M.2 NVMe review
  8. APH Networks on 240GB Patriot Hellfire M.2 SSD
  9. KitGuru's 256GB Transcend ESD400 external SSD review
  10. CPCR reviews Ubiquiti Amplifi HD Mesh Wi-Fi router system
Multimedia and cases

  1. Hardware Secrets on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
  2. Big Bruin reviews EZVIZ Husky 1080p
    WiFi / PoE security bullet camera
  3. TweakTown reviews Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB mechanical keyboard
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB mouse
  5. LanOC Reviews on Arozzi's Mezzo chair
  6. CowcotLand reviews 700W Enermax Revo Duo PSU (in French)
  7. ThinkComputers features Project Asus ROG 10th Anniversary case mod
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Streacom DB4 case

31 comments — Last by chuckula at 10:42 AM on 02/06/17

Posted February 2, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Twins 500W redundant power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. The ADATA Ultimate SU800 SSD review @ Anandtech
  3. Logitech G533 Wireless review @ bit-tech
  4. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 AORUS Xtreme review @ Guru 3D
  5. FSP Guardian computer power supply software review @ HardOCP
  6. Intel Kaby Lake i3-7350K review @ Hardware Canucks
  7. Silverstone ST1200-PT 1200W review @ Jonny Guru
  8. Linksys Velop whole-home mesh Wi-Fi reviewed @ Small Net Builder
  9. Asrock Z270 Extreme4 & Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 review @ TechSpot
  10. LG 34UC79G 34-inch ultra-Wide FreeSync monitor review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. PSVR's Psychonauts launches February 21st @ Upload VR
  2. Valve turns Destinations into social VR platform with trading And quests @ Upload VR
  3. Denuvo: our cracked RE7 protection is still better than nothing @ ArsTechnica
  4. Tim Sweeney dislikes Windows 10 Cloud rumors, calls OS "Crush Steam Edition" @ ArsTechnica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Bizarre metal conducts electricity without heating up @ New Atlas
  2. An awesome interactive LED table @ Hack A Day
  3. Samsung Gear S3 classic review @ NeoWin
  4. Dodocool 10,000mAh portable solar charger/power bank review @ NeoWin
  5. Biggest tech fads of the last decade @ TechSpot
  6. Prototypes hit the track in Hyperloop pod competition @ New Atlas
  7. Online supermarket gets to grips with pick and pack robots @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Tesla drops 'Motors' from name as CEO Musk looks beyond cars @ Reuters
  2. 2K wins right to store your biometric facial data @ Engadget
  3. Touch Bar MacBook Pros are being banned from bar exams over predictive text @ TechCrunch
  4. Researcher develops completely explosion-proof lithium metal @ HotHardware

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. [A teen named] 'Cheese' accused in pizza delivery theft @ Penn Live
  2. Rosewill RK-9000 V2 RGB keyboard review @ Tech Power Up

25 comments — Last by short_fuze at 1:28 PM on 02/03/17