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Posted June 22, 2017


Who could choose?

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Asus Prime X299-Deluxe motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Team Group T-Force Cardea M.2 NVME SSD review (240GB) @ TheSSDReview
  4. Logitech G413 Carbon mechanical keyboard review @ TechSpot
  5. Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Cougar Panzer case review @ TechPowerUp

Games and VR

  1. A remaster with no old code: Crash Bandicoot was rebuilt nearly from scratch @ Ars Technica
  2. Super Mario Bros. level recreated in AR by HoloLens developer @ Upload VR (such potential)
  3. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's alien champions, lost cities and soldier bonds explained @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. MRIs: why are they so loud? @ Hack A Day
  2. Key US general embraces new space ethos of "go fast, test, and fail" @ Ars Technica
  3. Top UK supermarket laser prints labels on avocados to reduce waste @ Slashdot (I love this idea)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds stand won't return to Minnesota State Fair @ fox9.com
  2. Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. SilverStone Primera PM01-RGB review @ bit-tech

18 comments — Last by HERETIC at 8:29 PM on 06/22/17

Posted June 20, 2017

X marks the spot

  1. The Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X processor review @ PC Perspective
  2. The Intel Skylake-X review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X tested @ AnandTech
  3. Intel Core i9-7900X review: meet Skylake-X @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Intel Core i9-7900X and Core i7-7740X CPU review @ HotHardware
  5. The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7-7740X review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. Intel Core i9 7900X processor review @ Guru3D
  7. MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ Guru3D

PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Windale 6 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  2. Antec A40 Pro & C400 air cooler review @ KitGuru
  3. Silent Ethereum mining on EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 at 22 MH/s @ Legit Reviews
  4. Cougar Immersa headset review @ TechPowerUp
  5. ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 tri-band gaming router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games and VR

  1. Atari is making a new video game console @ New Atlas
  2. Pokémon GO's biggest update yet brings gym badges, new items and raid battles @ Nintendo Life
  3. Have You Played… The Operative: No One Lives Forever @ Rock Paper Shotgun (no possible video game announcement could make me more excited than NOLF 3 - except possibly for a remaster of the first NOLF. Sadly, the world will probably never see Cate Archer again)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Internet of hungry hungry things @ Hack A Day
  2. James Webb Space Telescope's first science targets announced @ New Atlas
  3. The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions @ Ars Technica
  4. Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record @ New Atlas
  5. Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals @ Ars Technica
  6.  A mechanical laser show with 3D-printed cams and gears @ Hack A Day (clever hack, to-the-point video)

Tech news and culture

  1. Developers who use spaces make more money than those who use tabs @ stackoverflow
  2. Is Coinbase closing accounts for paying ransoms with Bitcoins? @ Slashdot
  3. You can watch Neill Blomkamp's new work for free, but it's in Steam early access @ Quarter To Three (watch this if you liked District 9)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3600 MHz C16 DDR4 @ TechPowerUp
  2. How cheese saved an Oregon town @ nbcnews.com
  3. How the trendiest grilled cheese venture got burnt @ Wired
  4. McDonald's is grilling up mac 'n' cheese sandwiches abroad @ refinery29.com (I'm pretty cheesed off not to have these stateside)

20 comments — Last by davidbowser at 12:49 PM on 06/22/17

Posted June 15, 2017

Nature Photography Day - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair TX-M Series 750W power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU cooler review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. A look back at the GeForce GTX 780 in 2017 @ TechSpot
  4. Acer Predator XB252Q 240Hz G-Sync monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T470s review: a slim and nimble workhorse @ HotHardware
  6. Review: Asus ROG Strix GL753VD @ Hexus
  7. Seasonic PRIME 850W Platinum power supply review @ HardOCP
  8. Crucial MX300 2TB SSD review @ Guru3D
  9. The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design @        Engadget
  10. Corsair Premium PSU Cable Kit review @ bit-tech
  11. GeForce GTX 1070 Ethereum mining—small tweaks for great hashrate and low power @ Legit Reviews

Games and VR

  1. LEGO Worlds blasting off to vintage Space in first DLC @ Rock Paper Shotgun (Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!)
  2. Sony says they aren't doing cross-network play because please think of the children @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Harvard team constructs insect-inspired robots from drinking straws @ New Atlas
  2. Paper circuit does binary math with compressed air @ Hack A Day (this blew me away)
  3. Defibrillator drones are four times faster than ambulances @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. A spy satellite buzzed the space station this month, and no one knows why @ Ars Technica
  2. Nvidia's autonomous drone keeps on track without GPS @ New Atlas
  3. They didn't invent the chicken sandwich, they're just sending one to space @ Ars Technica
  4. The next iPhone will have wireless charging, says Apple supplier @ Slashdot
  5. SkEye: billion pixel camera in the sky covers 80 square km @ New Atlas (I'm always conflicted about stuff like this, super-cool tech, but a little scary too)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. LEPA NEOllusion RGB CPU cooler review @ Think Computers
  2. Cheese tea coming to Milwaukee at new downtown ramen shop @ jsonline.com (remember, you read about cheese tea here first)

20 comments — Last by Goofus Maximus at 7:06 PM on 06/17/17

Posted June 13, 2017


I'm around sewing machines nearly every day and I still think they work by magic.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Let's talk about mining—cryptocurrency revisited @ PC Perspective
  2. The SilverStone Argon AR07 cooler review: tower cooling on a budget @ AnandTech
  3. Biostar X370GT7 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Palette Expert Kit review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Razer Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream 11GB review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews - Kolink Continuum 1050W @ JonnyGuru
  8. MINIX NEO Z83-4 fanless mini PC review @ HotHardware
  9. Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 @ Hexus
  10. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X 4K video card review @ HardOCP
  11. MSI X370 XPower KRAIT Gaming review @ Guru3D
  12. Aorus GeForce GTX 1060 9Gbps review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle unveiled by Ubisoft at E3 2017 @ Nintendo Life
  2. Minecraft to receive its first top-engine visual overhaul since 2010 debut @ Ars Technica
  3. Wot I liked from E3 @ RPS: Age Of Empires Definitive Edition, XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen, State of Decay 2
  4. What could possibly go wrong? New Bubsy announced @ Rock Paper Shotgun (say what you will about the SNES original, I adored it)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Being a friend to man's best friend @ Hack A Day (must be something in my eye...)
  2. The internet of interactive cats @ Hack A Day
  3. Tilt-rotor hexacopter puts a new twist on drone orientation @ New Atlas
  4. Clever animals @ New Atlas: Two-headed space worms, angry birds, smart dogs
  5. Resurrecting extinct species comes with legal issues @ Ars Technica (John Hammond was not available to comment)

Tech news and culture

  1. Andy Rubin's Essential phone announces carrier availability and it's… Sprint @ Ars Technica
  2. How Lego clicked: the super brand that reinvented itself @ Slashdot
  3. Researchers have found a way to root out identity thieves by analyzing their mouse movements with AI @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheese plate in a cone is perfect for people who need their fix, and need it now @ Mashable
  2. G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse review @ TechSpot

16 comments — Last by gerryg at 7:27 PM on 06/14/17

Posted June 8, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G413: the affordable mechanical gaming keyboard @ PC Perspective
  2. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX tempered glass case review @ Think Computers
  5. Galax GTX 1070 Katana: single-slot graphics @ TechSpot
  6. Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Review: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW @ Hexus
  8. Asus ROG Maximus IX Extreme review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Arms review: Nintendo reinvents the fighting game and it's brilliant @ Ars Technica
  2. Backwards compatibility on Xbox One is 98.5% wasted effort @ Quarter To Three
  3. The state of Switch heading into E3 2017 @ Polygon
  4. Premature Evaluation: Production Line @ Rock Paper Shotgun (on my radar, but in the genre that seems too much like actual work)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Self-lubricating fish lips key to enjoying coral cuisine @ New Atlas
  2. Reading bingo balls with microcontrollers @ Hack A Day
  3. Build plate stack feeds 3D printer for continuous printing possibilities @ New Atlas
  4. FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera Review @ AnandTech
  5. Hack A Day vehicular duo: steam-power bike & solar-powered bulldozer

Tech news and culture

  1. TSA may recommend stowing laptops in cargo for US domestic flights @ Slashdot
  2. SpaceX will launch secretive X-37B spaceplane's next mission @ Slashdot
  3. Internet cameras have hard-coded password that can't be changed @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. There's a pizza cheese empire, and you've probably never heard of it @ marketplace.org
  2. Gamemax Polaris (RGB tempered glass) gaming PC case @ KitGuru
  3. Patriot Viper V770 mechanical RGB keyboard @ TechPowerUp

20 comments — Last by ET3D at 2:25 AM on 06/11/17

Posted June 6, 2017


Nom nom?

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS LIVA Z review: fanless Apollo Lake mini PC @ PC Perspective
  2. Test driving Futuremark's PCMark 10 benchmark @ AnandTech
  3. Asus H110M-A M.2 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. The best GPU for Ethereum mining–NVIDIA and AMD Tested @ Legit Reviews
  5. Reviews–Corsair TX850M (2017) 850W @ JonnyGuru
  6. Nixeus EDG 27 IPS Freesync 144Hz gaming monitor review @ HotHardware
  7. Biostar X370GTN ITX AM4 motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  8. ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Ryzen motherboard review @ HardOCP
  9. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 AORUS 11 Gbps review @ Guru3D
  10. Linksys WRT3200ACM Tri-Stream router reviewed @ Fudzilla
  11. Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. How Iain Banks' The Player of Games got it all wrong @ Quarter To Three
  2. BattleTech is the mech game I've always wanted @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. SteamVR is coming to Mac—and Apple says it will actually work @ Ars Technica
  4. Super Mario World jailbreak requires no external hardware @ Hack A Day (super impressive)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Formlabs announces a desktop SLS 3D printer @ Hack A Day
  2. Pagani highlights the open sky in Airbus business jet cabin @ New Atlas
  3. Saturday's SpaceX launch carried a surprise payload—a Chinese experiment @ Ars Technica
  4. The DJI Spark is fun, but not the mainstream drone we were promised @ TechCrunch
  5. To the stars by atom bomb: the incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Anti-aging start-up is charging thousands of dollars for teen blood @ Slashdot (creepy)
  2. Cable TV "failing" as a business, cable industry lobbyist says @ Ars Technica
  3. Microsoft leak reveals new Windows 10 Workstation Edition for power users @ Slashdot
  4. App thwarts voice hackers using phone's compass @ New Atlas (that's an interesting direction to take)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. What else curd it be? Cheese is top Wisconsin dairy product @ fox6now.com
  2. 'The Cheese Lady' carves cheddar at fair @ sandiegouniontribune.com
  3. Tt eSports Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 headset review @ bit-tech
  4. Bitfenix Shogun case windowed tower (Asus AURA RGB SSD Bays) @ KitGuru

23 comments — Last by oldog at 6:43 PM on 06/07/17

Posted June 1, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a Ryzen performance update @ PC Perspective
  2. Acer XR382CQK curved FreeSync monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AZIO Armato Gaming Keyboard review @ Think Computers
  4. EKWB Fluid Gaming 240G kit review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Review: MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro @ Hexus
  6. EK Fluid Gaming A240G CPU & GPU liquid cooling review @ Guru3D
  7. Origin PC Chronos review: a powerful small form factor desktop PC for 4K Gaming @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. Argo charts a new path for Arma into old battlegrounds @ Quarter To Three
  2. Wot I Think: Toyko 42 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (it's so pretty, too bad about the camera)
  3. Offblast! Take-Two buy Kerbal Space Program @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. The Pokémon Company posts net profit 26 times bigger than last year @ Nintendo Life (I wonder why...)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Inside a microswitch @ Hack A Day
  2. Paul Allen showed off his new rocket-launching plane today, and it’s BIG @ Ars Technica
  3. Long-standing mystery solved: why do flamingoes rest on one leg? @ New Atlas
  4. Rooftop CO² capture system pipes greenhouse emissions to a greenhouse @ New Atlas (anyone remember the episode of seaQuest DSV where the planetary CO² scrubbers were targeted by genetically-modified humans because they didn't need as much oxygen as 'stock' humans to survive?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Amazon is refunding up to $70 million in-app purchases made by kids @ Slashdot
  2. Giant American fighting robot beats up a Toyota Prius @ New Atlas (counting this as 'culture')
  3. Apple is manufacturing a Siri speaker to compete against Google Home, Amazon Echo @ Slashdot
  4. Steve Ballmer: we should have turned Microsoft into a "world-class hardware company" @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Robots, pizza, and sensory overload: the Chuck E. Cheese origin story @ fastcompany.com
  2. Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB review @ KitGuru

16 comments — Last by tipoo at 12:03 PM on 06/02/17

Posted May 30, 2017


Sometimes holes in a bucket are a good thing.

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard preview @ PC Perspective
  2. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Kingston DCP1000 enterprise NVME SSD review @ The SSD Review
  4. GeForce GTX 970 & Radeon R9 390: are they still game? @ TechSpot
  5. AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Tobii Eye tracker 4C review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews—Seasonic Prime Platinum 1000W @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 5 1600 @    Hexus
  9. The definitive AMD Ryzen 7 real-world gaming guide @ HardOCP
  10. Corsair Commander PRO review @ Guru3D
  11. Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better @ Engadget

Games and VR

  1. The great American summer vacation now includes VR @ Polygon
  2. 13 recent games that run well on terrible laptops @ Rock Paper Shotgun ("well")
  3. Far Cry 5 trailer reveals doomsday cult, planes, bears & 2018 release date @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Tree-climbing goats have unusual way to spread seeds @ New Atlas
  2. Bluetooth boxing game knocks out passive screen time @ New Atlas
  3. ESP32 hamster wheel tracker tweets workout stats @ Hack A Day (likely works for gerbils too)
  4. Hack A Day portable console bundle: HDMIified GBA, Game Gear with video output, Gamecube in a GBA SP

Tech news and culture

  1. Ars tests out Amazon's first pick-up grocery store in the world @ Ars Technica
  2. Apple co-founder thinks Apple is now too big a company to come up with the next big thing @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheese-rolling veteran equals all-time record @ BBC News
  2. iKBC F87 RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp

11 comments — Last by willmore at 10:44 AM on 05/31/17

Posted May 25, 2017


No panicking here.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Alphacool Eisbaer 360 and 280 liquid CPU cooler review @ PC Perspective
  2. The 140-mm slim tower CPU cooler roundup: thin & light done just right @ AnandTech
  3. Pushing Intel Optane potential: RAID performance explored @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Origin Chronos small form factor gaming PC review @ TechSpot
  5. EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 1080 waterblock @ TechPowerUp
  6. Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition review @ Guru3D
  7. Fractal Design Focus G Mini review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Hardware Review: Datel Go-tcha for Pokémon GO @ Nintendo Life
  2. Xbox game subscription service launches June 1 @ Polygon
  3. HoloLens could let flight attendants read your emotions @ New Atlas

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Doomed thermostat @ Hack A Day (decidedly cannot run Crysis)
  2. Only 90s kids will appreciate this prototype @ Hack A Day
  3. World's first autonomous security vehicle with companion drone @ New Atlas
  4. Nokia 3310 review: no matter how much you think you want it, you don't want it @ Ars Technica
  5. Underwater drone swims with—and like—the fishes @ New Atlas (seems like image stabilization would be a problem, even with an excellent gimbal)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. New mac and cheese shop expanding after selling out 'of everything' 1st day @ dnainfo.com

10 comments — Last by blastdoor at 6:12 AM on 05/26/17

Posted May 23, 2017


RIP Tangy Taffy

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seasonic PRIME 1200W Gold power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus Strix 15 GL502VS gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Acer Predator 21 X review: overpowered overkill @ The Verge
  4. Razer Blade (2017) review @ TechSpot
  5. Bitfenix Shogun case review @ TechPowerUp
  6. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX tested with 11GHz memory @ Legit Reviews
  7. Reviews - Silverstone SX800-LTI 800W SFX @ JonnyGuru
  8. Plextor M8Se 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Guru3D
  9. SteelSeries Arctis 7 review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn violates the Hippocratic Oath of game design @ Quarter To Three
  2. Blizzard claims another PC victim by swallowing Destiny 2 @ Quarter To Three
  3. Far Cry 5 trailers tease new setting: Montana @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Sudden Strike 4 beta begins @ Blue's News (anyone else a fan of this series?)
  5. Veteran game developers reveal their childhood creations @ Polygon
  6. Hinting at an AR future, Microsoft Research squeezes holographic display into regular-sized glasses @ New Atlas

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. The tiniest mechanical keyboard ever @ Hack A Day
  2. Bacteria-ridden "biofabric" makes for self-cooling gymwear @ New Atlas
  3. DIY USB power bank @ Hack A Day (it used a barrel plug and AA NiMh rechargeables instead of USB and Li-ion, but my first power bank was a DIY job I put together with a battery case from Radio Shack back in 2004 or so for my Asus MyPal A620)

Tech news and culture

  1. Chinese retail giant building one-ton delivery drones @ New Atlas
  2. Baking soda shortage has hospitals frantic, delaying treatments and surgeries @ Ars Technica
  3. Pittsburgh is falling out of love with Uber's self-driving cars @ Engadget
  4. Tech-savvy workers increasingly common in non-IT roles @ Slashdot (in my experience, this greatly depends on your definition of "savvy")

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Milton cheese whizzes win state, head to national FFA competition @ gazettextra.com
  2. GeIL Evo X 16GB DDR4 3000MHz review (RGB lighting) @ KitGuru

11 comments — Last by blastdoor at 9:12 AM on 05/24/17

Posted May 18, 2017


Careful fish, you don't want to get addicted to royalty-free stock images...

PC hardware and computing

  1. Ryzen memory latency's impact on weak 1080p gaming @ PC Perspective
  2. Adata SX8000 NVMe SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) Ultrabook review @ Neowin
  4. Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 motherboard review @ KitGuru
  5. Review: EVGA CLC 280 @ Hexus
  6. Battle of the $800 gaming notebooks @ HardwareCanucks
  7. SilverStone SX800-LTI SFX-L power supply review @ HardOCP
  8. PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Devil review @ Guru3D
  9. Samsung DeX review: the impressive, unnecessary, phone-powered PC @ Engadget
  10. Gigabyte Z270N-Gaming 5 review @ bit-tech
  11. Kingston Digital Gold microSD UHS-I Class 3 64GB and 32GB flash card review @ Legit Reviews

Games and VR

  1. Breath of the Wild hack is like Garry's Mod for Zelda @ Ars Technica
  2. Video games are creating smarter animals @ Polygon
  3. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope coming to PC @ Rock Paper Shotgun (good luck, Stardew Valley is one tough act to follow)
  4. Jon Shafer on designing Civilization 5, joining Paradox and making strategy games better @ Rock Paper Shotgun (At The Gates is now a "spare time" project? Spectacular.)

Tech news and culture

  1. The Witcher is coming to Netflix @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Elon Musk's 5 keys to breaking through with a tunnel boring machine @ New Atlas
  3. HTPC Perspective: YouTube TV first impressions @ PC Perspective
  4. IBM reveals prototype of its first commercial quantum computer processor @ New Altas
  5. Google's balloons connect flood-hit Peru @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The science behind why we love stinky cheese @ bonappetit.com
  2. Lego train explores a world of sparkling light @ Hack A Day
  3. So it sounds weird, but people are going crazy over cheese tea @ star2.com (and I thought it was hard to find bubble tea locally)

16 comments — Last by 1sh at 9:24 PM on 05/19/17

Posted May 16, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Antec Cube mini ITX case review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Cherry MX Board Silent review @ Think Computers
  3. Scythe Fuma review @ TechPowerUp
  4. Running Plex on a router is better @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. ADATA SU900 512GB Ultimate SATA SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Reviews - BeQuiet Pure Power 10 CM 600W @ JonnyGuru
  7. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING review @         HotHardware
  8. Review: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps @ Hexus
  9. MSI Z270 Krait Gaming LGA 1151 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  10. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv MATX Tempered Glass review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Paradox and Tropico devs announce colonial management game Surviving Mars @ Rock Paper Shotgun (Mars needs El Presidente)
  2. Cuba: Where underground arcades, secret networks and piracy are a way of life @ Polygon (speaking of El Presidente... This looks like fascinating reading)
  3. Hyperkin's RetroN HD runs NES games in 720p, arrives later this month @ Nintendo Life (that reminds me, anyone know whatever happen with this thing?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Say 'hello' to this Cortana hologram @ Hack A Day
  2. "Artificial blowhole" generates electricity from ocean waves @ New Atlas
  3. Forget Mars—let's go colonize Titan! @ Ars Technica
  4. Device turns your iPhone into a bat detector @ New Atlas (would have made a great napkin sketch)

Tech news and culture

  1. 15-second ads coming to Amazon's Alexa @ Ars Technica (oh, goodie)
  2. WanaDecrypt0r ransomware earns just $26,000 in ransom payments @ Slashdot
  3. Scientists achieve direct counterfactual quantum communication for the first time @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. What type of cheese does Wisconsin make the most of? @ Wisconsin State Journal
  2. Corsair GLAIVE RGB game mouse review @ Guru3D

5 comments — Last by Wilko at 2:35 PM on 05/22/17

Posted May 11, 2017


PC hardware and computing

  1. Fractal Design Celsius S24 liquid CPU cooler review @ PC Perspective
  2. ASUS Prime Z270-A motherboard review @ PC Perspective (I still love mine)
  3. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. AOC Agon AG251FZ review @ TechSpot
  5. Intel Optane memory tested as boot drive, secondary and RAID 0 @ Legit Reviews
  6. Linksys Velop AC2200 triband router retest (and new features) @ KitGuru
  7. Asus ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  8. NZXT Kraken X62 All-in-One CPU liquid cooler review @ HardOCP
  9. Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium review @ Guru3D
  10. Previewing Maxiotek's MK8115 SSD controller: can DRAM-less drives make the cut? @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Steam launches VR video section with Alien, Lego Batman and more @ Upload VR
  2. Avatar technology from USC captures your body in 20 minutes @ Upload VR
  3. Tokyo 42's futuristic sneak-o-action coming May 31st @ Rock Paper Shotgun (so pretty)
  4. Nvidia CEO hails Nintendo Switch as "a home run", is open to working on other consoles @ Nintendo Life
  5. How Steam selects the games it shows you (according to Steam) @ Rock Paper Shotgun (Steam thinks I would like Feed and Grow: Fish because it's similar to DayZ and World of Diving. That's a crazy enough combination that I will need to check it out. Plus, it reminds me of my favorite game from kindergarten.)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Pool playing robot destined for trouble in River City @ Hack A Day
  2. Disappearing ink, tech-tats & 3D printing: a look into the future of tattoos @ New Atlas
  3. Rare dinosaur with preserved skin and bone-crushing tail found in Montana @ ArsTechnica
  4. Robotic falcon will chase birds at Canadian airport @ New Atlas (how cool would that job description be?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Europe's largest offshore wind farm boots up in the Netherlands @ New Atlas
  2. SpaceX proves Falcon Heavy is indeed a real rocket with a test firing @ ArsTechnica
  3. Given the hazards of landing on Mars, SpaceX may send two Dragons in 2020 @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Driver forges car registration sticker with cheese wrapper @ masslive.com (you cheddar Brie-lieve that's not Gouda work)

15 comments — Last by Pwnstar at 9:11 PM on 05/11/17

Posted May 9, 2017


Full disclosure: this is not actually a lost sock

PC hardware and computing

  1. Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT water cooling kit review @ PC Perspective
  2. Zalman Acrux Series 1000W Platinum power supply review @ PC Perspective
  3. Thermaltake Tower 900 case review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Patriot Hellfire PCIe M.2 solid state drive review @ Think Computers
  5. Radeon RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060: 27 game battle @ TechSpot
  6. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
  7. Gigabyte Z270N-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ KitGuru
  8. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G review @ HotHardware
  9. Review: Gigabyte Aero 15 @ Hexus

Games and VR

  1. Neural networks walk better than humans for game animation @ Hack A Day
  2. God of painting Bob Ross is coming to Smite @ Rock Paper Shotgun (wait, what?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Ancient robot creates modern art @ Hack A Day
  2. BlackBerry KEYone review: Vintage vibes and a modern OS @ Engadget
  3. "Look ma, no gyros!": a self-balancing mechanical Velociraptor @ Hack A Day (this is how sci-fi horror starts)

Tech news and culture

  1. The Air Force's secretive spy plane returns after 718 days in space @ ArsTechnica
  2. Hanging by a thread: How the online nerdy T-shirt economy exists in an IP world @ ArsTechnica
  3. Ask Slashdot: what should be the attributes of an ideal programming language if computers were infinitely fast? @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cutting the cheese: a guide to cheese etiquette @ pastemagazine.com
  2. Corsair Crystal 460X RGB compact ATX mid-tower case @ HardOCP
  3. Reviews—Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze @ JonnyGuru
  4. Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews

12 comments — Last by juzz86 at 8:28 PM on 05/09/17

Posted May 4, 2017


dah dah dah dum da da dum da da-da-dum

PC hardware and computing

  1. Acer Aspire VX 15 budget gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Asus ROG Swift PG258Q monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. PrimoChill Praxis WetBench review @ Think Computers
  4. Raijintek Asterion Classic case review @ TechPowerUp
  5. EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  6. G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB DDR4 3200MHz AMD memory kit review @ Legit Review
  7. MSI Z270 Gaming M3 motherboard review @ KitGuru
  8. Review: G.Skill Flare X 16GB DDR4-3200 @ Hexus
  9. Review: Asus ROG G20CI @ Hexus
  10. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme review @ Guru3D
  11. Corsair Carbide Series Spec-04 review @ bit-tech
  12. Gigabyte Aero 15 review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Steam Support Stats show around 75,000 requests a day @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Epic's Tim Sweeney thinks full-body VR scanners are just three years away @ Upload VR
  3. Holographic Waveguides: what you need to know to understand the smartglasses market @ Upload VR
  4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha Developer's Cut released @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I need to get out of here and go play that)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. All your Googles are belong to us: look out for the Google Docs phishing worm @ ArsTechnica
  2. How medieval Christian monks helped make the modern chicken @ New Atlas
  3. Robotic glockenspiel and hacked HDD's make music @ Hack A Day
  4. Video captures cuttlefish going wild in the wild @ New Atlas (I saw a pair of cuttlefish hunting in the wild once. Their intelligence was so obvious, I was momentarily dumbfounded)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. This pizza is made of cheese. And, yes, we're talking about the crust too @ latimes.com
  2. English village hosts annual cheese rolling championships @ Reuters

14 comments — Last by davidbowser at 3:41 PM on 05/05/17

Posted May 2, 2017


Truffles? No thanks. I'm already stuffed.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Mesh Wi-Fi performance benchmarks: eero vs. Google Wifi vs. Amplifi HD @ PC Perspective
  2. Kaby Lake motherboards at $140: MSI Z270 SLI Plus vs. ASRock Z270 Killer SLI @ AnandTech
  3. Kingston DCP1000 1.6TB NVMe SSD enthusiast report @ The SSD Review
  4. Asus ROG GR8 II mini gaming PC review @ TechSpot
  5. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X overclocked benchmark results at 4.1GHz @ Legit Reviews
  6. Reviews—Riotoro Onyx 650W PSU @ JonnyGuru
  7. MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard review @ HardOCP
  8. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 review @ Guru3D
  9. Cougar Megara headset review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. VRgluv is a fully funded force feedback glove on Kickstarter @ Upload VR
  2. Feature: the making of Micro Machines, the best racer on the NES @ Nintendo Life
  3. Nintendo unveils the Switch-killer [2DS XL] @ Quarter to Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Little eBay Tesla Coil gets an upgrade @ Hack A Day
  2. World's fastest film camera shoots at five trillion images per second @ New Atlas
  3. Wynd's air purifier has broad ambitions and a short reach @ TechCrunch
  4. Modern "Hackintoshes" show that Apple should probably just build a Mac tower @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Professor wins award for writing cheese encyclopedia @ usnews.com
  2. Light-equipped pillow waits for light sleep @ New Atlas (I think Zak needs to review this)
  3. Record high cheese stocks weigh on milk prices, but should they? @ fb.org (weigh? weigh? I am disappoint)

17 comments — Last by drfish at 8:30 AM on 05/03/17

Posted April 27, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. EK Supremacy MX CPU waterblock review @ PC Perspective
  2. Synology DS216 [NAS] review @ bit-tech
  3. Team Group T-FORCE CARDEA M.2 480GB SSD review @ Guru3D
  4. NZXT Kraken X52 all-in-one CPU liquid cooler review @ HardOCP
  5. Gigabyte AX370-Gaming 5 AM4 motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. Nixeus NX-VUE27P 1440P IPS monitor review @ Hardware Canucks
  7. Review: Adata SC660H external SSD @ Hexus
  8. Micron 5100 ECO and MAX SSD review @ HotHardware
  9. Roccat Isku+ Force FX analog keyboard review @ KitGuru (I'll keep waiting for the Aimpad)
  10. Intel Core i7-7700K versus AMD Ryzen 1700X 14 game CPU showdown @ Legit Reviews
  11. AMD Ryzen 5 1400 review @ TechSpot
  12. Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Samsung's Facesense recognizes facial expressions for VR navigation @ Upload VR
  2. Super Mario Happy Meal toys now available at McDonald's in the US @ Nintendo Life
  3. Tiny Worlds In Flasks lets you make cute scenes! @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Sonic Forces gameplay vid shows new 3D side-hogging @ Rock Paper Shotgun (the 'Green Hill Zone' music is already stuck in my head)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Artificial womb to give premature babies a better start @ New Atlas
  2. New evidence suggests humans arrived in the Americas far earlier than thought @ npr
  3. A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices @ Ars Technica
  4. New drug-delivery method doubles duration of ibuprofen @ New Atlas (so much about modern medicine comes down to packaging)

Tech news and culture

  1. Silicon Valley security robot beat up in parking lot, police say @ Ars Technica
  2. Ask Slashdot: are accurate software development time predictions a myth? @ Slashdot
  3. Celebrating AnandTech's 20th Anniversary: 1997-2017 @ AnandTech (congrats guys!)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cream cheese has a history wrapped in tin foil @ marketplace.org

16 comments — Last by tipoo at 2:54 PM on 04/30/17

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

25 comments — Last by tipoo at 9:25 AM on 04/27/17