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Posted July 21, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. WCCFtech: AMD assures 20nm products in 2015—16nm
    FinFET in 2016, upcoming GPUs to use existing 28nm process
  2. CPU World: Intel releases new Core i3 and Pentium CPUs
  3. AppleInsider shares rumor: Retina MacBook Air may be pushed
    back to 2015, next-gen models hit production in August
  4. KitGuru: Seagate ships 8TB 'customer development' hard drives
  5. PCPer's Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 Android tablet
    review—utilizing Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC
  6. GameSpot: Valve responds to Steam developers'
    security concerns, but leaves unanswered questions
  7. TechCrunch: Snowden calls on developers to champion privacy by design
  8. Linux creator Linus Torvalds is your
    guide to this rare look inside his home office


  1. CPU World: Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year
  2. Computerworld: Surface survives Microsoft
    cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled
  3. GCC 4.9.1 released
  4. TweakTown reviews Valiant Hearts: The Great War

  1. Engadget's Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition review
  2. BestRouter on the top 3 routers and modem routers under £50
  3. Funky Kit's Ozone Onda Pro headset review
  4. NikKTech reviews Tt eSports Sybaris wired and wireless headsets
  5. NikKTech's be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler review

47 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 10:07 AM on 07/22/14

Posted July 19, 2014

7 Up

  1. Clarification on Lenovo statement on sales of small screen Windows-based tablets
  2. Reuters: With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate nears first marker
  3. AnandTech reports Asus ROG Maximus VII Formula released
  4. PCWorld: Chrome's been eating your laptop
    battery for years, but Google promises to fix it
  5. Ars Technica: Google tests new Chrome OS UI that's more Android than Windows
  6. Major Nelson: What to expect with the next Xbox One update
  7. Ars Technica: id shows off double-jumping, skull-crushing new Doom at QuakeCon


  1. Secrets codes: unlocked at Newegg

  1. Engadget's Asus Transformer Pad TF103C review
  2. Hardware Heaven's Corsair Voyager Air 2 USB storage review

  1. NikKTech's 5GB Toshiba Nearline MG04ACA500A SATA III HDD review
  2. TweakTown's 5TB Seagate ST5000DX000 Desktop HDD review
  3. Hardware Canucks review Netgear R7000 router & EX6200 extender
  4.'s Turtle Beach i30 headset review
  5. APH Networks on 850W SilverStone Strider Gold S ST85F-GS PSU
  6. Legit Reviews on Phanteks Enthoo Pro PSU
  7. TweakTown reviews BitFenix Shadow and NZXT Phantom 240 cases
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Thermaltake NiC C5 cooler

74 comments — Last by Milo Burke at 12:27 PM on 07/21/14

Posted July 18, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Reuters: Taiwan's TSMC shares fall on Apple, Qualcomm order loss reports
  2. Reuters: hp appoints CEO Whitman chairman, expands board
  3. DigiTimes: Acer to keep running PC business for the next several decades, says CEO
  4. CPU World: Intel Braswell processors could be delayed
  5. Videocardz: Nvidia preparing new GeForce 800M mobile graphics cards
  6. C|Net: Oculus to get hands-on with new virtual reality gear
  7. June NPD: Hardware sales up, Watch Dogs and Mario Kart top games - Joystiq
  8. Reuters: Next-generation iPhone to enter mass production this month

Mandela Day

  1. ITworld: Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S.
  2. Newegg: Go forth & mobilize and got coupons?

  1. Neoseeker reviews EVGA Tegra Note 7 & Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
  2. Technology X's BlackBerry Q10 review
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Neowin reviews Digital Storm Vanquish II custom gaming rig
  2. Madshrimps on Shuttle DS81 barebone
  3. Hardware Asylum on Haswell Devil's Canyon performance
  4. Legit Reviews pits 512GB AData SP610 vs. 512GB Corsair Force LX SSDs
  5. CPCR reviews 400GB Samsung 845DC Pro SATA SSD
  6. TweakTown's 800GB Intel DC P3700 NVMe
    vs. Intel 730 Series SSD RAID report‏
  7. OCC reviews 64GB Patriot Stellar flash drive
  8. The SSD Review on 32GB ALLONE Cloud Disk Drive 101 RAMDisk
  9. Hardware Heaven's Linksys AC1200 Max Wi-Fi range extender review
Multimedia, power, and cases

  1. Guru3D's Asus Essence STX II 7.1 sound card review‏
  2. Benchmark Reviews on Superlux HD668B headphones
  3. KitGuru's Gamdias Aegis gaming set review‏
  4. Madshrimps review Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i keyboard
  5. NikKTech's 850W Antec HCP-850 PSU review
  6. TweakTown reviews Phanteks Enthoo Pro case
  7. techPowerUp! reviews Phanteks Enthoo Luxe case
  8. Ocaholic reviews SilverStone Raven RV05 and Spire Ridge 6602B cases

30 comments — Last by jdaven at 5:01 PM on 07/20/14

Posted July 16, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes: DRAM chip prices likely to hike 10% in July
  2. Reuters: U.S. FCC extends 1st deadline to comment on net neutrality
  3. Re/code: Apple and IBM team up to push iOS in the enterprise
  4. CNET discloses attack by Russian hacker group
  5. University of Oxford: 'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible high-res displays
  6. AppleInsider shares rumor: Apple's 'iWatch' will come
    in two sizes, three models when it launches this fall
  7. DigiTimes: Firefox smartphones to be
    launched in India in July, says Mozilla COO
  8. ZDNet: KDE Plasma 5 Linux desktop arrives


  1. Network World on Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?
  2. Newegg's Glorious Dealights
  3. Dealzon's deals: $280 off 15.6" Toshiba S55 Touch i7-4700MQ,
    $120 off 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" SSD, and $105 off 4TB
    Samsung D3 external HDD

  1. HTL's Patriot Fuel+ mobile rechargeable battery review
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown on Pentium G3258 (Haswell)
    20th Anniversary Edition CPU performance
  2. Ocaholic's ASRock Z97 OC Formula preview
  3. TWL's 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD review
  4. Big Bruin reviews 240GB Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD
  5. KitGuru, Legit Reviews, and TweakTown review
    128GB Corsair Flash Voyager GTX flash drive
  6. Legion Hardware on QNAP TS-451 NAS
  7. KitGuru's Synology DS415play review‏
Multimedia and cooling

  1. CowcotLand on Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black OC‏ (in French)
  2. Techgage on Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB
  3. Technology X's Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM review‏
  4. Benchmark Reviews on Gamdias Hermes Essential GKB2000 keyboard
  5. NikKTech on DeepCool Gabriel low-profile CPU cooler

20 comments — Last by ClickClick5 at 4:40 PM on 07/17/14

Posted July 15, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. has AMD GCN update: Iceland, Tonga, and Hawaii XTX
  2. PCWorld: Internet giants press for net neutrality in FCC filing
  3. Bloomberg: Microsoft said to announce job cuts as soon as this week
  4. SuperSite for Windows: What we learned about
    Windows in the WPC 2014 opening keynote
  5. Neowin: Microsoft shares details on Windows Phone momentum
  6. Korean media: Galaxy Alpha - 4.7" metal body, 6mm thick, August launch
  7. Android Police's exclusive: Google prepping Play Store update
    that's one step closer to Material with beautiful new listing UI
  8. PC Gamer: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC may
    release November 14 according to retailer


  1. Linux top 3: Raspberry Pi B+, CentOS 7, and RHEL 5.11 - LinuxPlanet
  2. WCCFtech: Cydia facing problems - might
    disappear completely according to its creator
  3. Reuters: Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy: study
  4. TechSpot has a beginner's guide to the Linux command line, part II
  5. Newegg's Back to School Kickoff Party
  6. Dealzon's deals: $125 off 14" hp Pavilion 14t touch i3-4030U,
    $200 off 14" Lenovo Flex 14 i5-4200U, and $105 off Samsung
    4TB external HDD
Systems and storage

  1. Hardware Canucks review Asus Maximus VII Gene Z97
  2. PCPer's Asus Z97-WS motherboard review‏
  3. OCC on Seagate's 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4
  4. TWL's Thecus NAS 5550 server review
  5. Hardware Heaven's Synology DS415play NAS review
Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. Guru3D reviews PowerColor Devil 13 Dual GPU R9 290X‏
  2. TweakTown on BenQ's 27" XL2720Z 144Hz Full HD LED monitor
  3. NikKTech reviews LUXA2 GroovyW Bluetooth
    speaker with wireless charging station
  4. Legit Reviews on Turtle Beach Ear Force Z Seven headset
  5. techPowerUp! reviews 520W SilverStone Nightjar PSU
  6. ThinkComputers on be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler

27 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 1:36 AM on 07/17/14

Posted July 14, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. MCV: PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market
  2. WCCFtech: Intel Skylake-S platform specifications detailed—
    Z170 "100-Series" chipset to replace Z97 in 2H 2015
  3. WCCFtech: AMD Carrizo APU on the 28nm node will
    have stacked DRAM on package—alleges Italian leak
  4. Neowin: New Start menu leaks in Windows build 9788
  5. AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver for Windows operating system
  6. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's 5.5" 'iPhone 6' faces
    production issues, launch may be pushed to 2015
  7. Neowin: A functional iPhone 6 clone has been found in the wild
  8. Digital Storm's Nvidia Tegra K1 benchmark performance review

Bastille Day

  1. KitGuru: Panasonic quietly enters SSD market with re-branded OCZ drives
  2. Linux 3.16-rc5
  3. Softpedia: Linux kernel 3.2.61 LTS officially
    released with support for new devices
  4. Secret codes: unlocked at Newegg

  1. Velocity Reviews on Sony Cybershot DSC-QX10 phone camera

  1. Benchmark Reviews on AMD Athlon 5350 and Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H
  2. NikKTech's 240GB Silicon Power Slim S55 SSD review
  3. Madshrimps review TP-Link AC1750 ADSL2+ modem router
  4. KitGuru's Asus GTX 780 Ti ROG Matrix review
  5. Futurelooks reviews MSI GTX 750 Ti OC TwinFrozr II
  6. OCmodshop's Roku 3 media player review
  7. BCCHardware reviews Roccat Lua mouse
  8. APH Networks on SilverStone Precision PS10 case
  9. Techgage's Teratrend TS432U 4-bay RAID enclosure review
  10. HTL's Swiftech Komodo NV-LE GPU block review

41 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 11:21 AM on 07/15/14

Posted July 11, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Satya Nadella's email to employees: Bold Ambition & Our Core
  2. The Seattle Times: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
    talks about memo that hints at big changes to come
  3. Microsoft Azure Blog: Announcing collaboration with Google and
    Docker to support new open source projects on Microsoft Azure
  4. Reuters: Microsoft says cybercrime bust frees 4.7 million infected PCs
  5. WSJ: TSMC starts shipping microprocessors to Apple
  6. ZDNet: Firefox web browser popularity wanes
  7. WCCFtech: Microsoft looking for "super creator" to develop
    next Xbox console; aiming to enhance game dev tools
  8.'s exclusive: Upcoming games to support Mantle


  1. Reuters: Aereo says intends to operate in wake of court ruling
  2. Ars Technica: There's "no congestion," Verizon
    says, despite continued Netflix problems
  3. Softpedia: Linux kernel 3.14.11 is now an LTS release
  4. Polygon: Xbox isn't going anywhere, Microsoft CEO says
  5. PCPer's podcast #308
  6. Newegg's 72hr weekend sale
  7. Dealzon's deals: $530 off 11.6" QHD 1440p Dell XPS 11 ultrabook,
    $249 off 15.6" Lenovo Z50 i7-4510U, and $279 off 15.6" Lenovo
    Y50 i7-4700HQ / GTX 860M

  1. Hardware Asylum's Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 review
  2. TweakTown's 64GB Strontium Nitro Plus
    U3 MicroSDXC memory card review
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. CowcotLand reviews Asus G750JZ‏ (in French)
  2. Ocaholic's MSI Z97 XPower AC review
  3. TweakTown's 500GB LaCie rugged USB
    3.0 Thunderbolt external storage SSD review
  4. NikKTech's QNAP TurboNAS TS-121 NAS server review‏
  5. Modders-Inc reviews Thecus N5550 NAS
  6. TweakTown's D-Link DCH-M225 DLNA
    and AirPlay wireless audio extender review‏
Multimedia, power, cases, and cooling

  1. HotHardware pits Creative Sound Blaster ZxR vs. onboard audio
  2. TweakTown's EVGA TORQ X10 mouse review
  3. Hardware Heaven's SilverStone roundup:
    GD09 case, ST60F PSU, and AR02 cooler
  4. PCPer reviews Corsair Graphite 760T windowed case
  5. techPowerUp! reviews Deepcool Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240

41 comments — Last by sweatshopking at 3:59 PM on 07/12/14

Posted July 10, 2014

7 Up

  1. PC rebound in mature regions stabilizes market, but falls short of
    overall growth in the second quarter of 2014, according to IDC
  2. ZDNet: Microsoft warns of pending support deadlines for
    Windows 7, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Server 2003 & more
  3. Alcatel sets new world record broadband speed of 10Gbps
    for transmission of data over traditional copper telephone lines
  4. C|Net: Android's phone wiping fails to delete personal data
  5. SamMobile's exclusive: Samsung VR headset
    will be called Gear VR, launch at IFA 2014
  6. VR-Zone: EVGA's GeForce GTX 780 Ti breaks 3DMark record
  7. VentureBeat: Microsoft Flight Simulator returns—and one is coming to Steam


  1. Reuters: Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill
  2. Reuters: IBM to bet $3 bln over 5 years hoping for breakthrough in chips
  3. TechRadar: Build the best Linux desktop
  4. GamingOnLinux: Unreal Engine 4 now has Linux demo games to try
  5. Ars Technica: It's time to get into e-sports, and Valve is showing the way
  6. Legit Reviews on Asus MeMO Pad 7
  7. Newegg's deals
  8. Dealzon's deals: $259 off 10" Samsung Galaxy Note 32GB tablet,
    $320 off 23" Dell IPS touch monitor, and $40 off 1289GB Crucial
    MX100 2.5" SSD
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. OCC reviews AMD FX-9590 & FX-937
  2. HTL's MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC review
  3. Hardware Heaven reviews Biostar HI-FI Z97WE
  4. The SSD Review on 800GB Intel SSD DC P3700
  5. Guru3D's 480GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD review
  6. PCPer reviews Western Digital My Cloud Mirror
  7. Hardware Canucks review Linksys WRT1900AC router
Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. TweakTown on HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB
  2. X-bit labs on MSI R9 280 Gaming
  3. Ocaholic's Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Black Edition review
  4. Ocaholic pits GeForce GTX 660 vs. GTX 750 Ti
  5. Legion Hardware reviews Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable
  6. techPowerUp! reviews In Win S-Frame case
  7. Madshrimps review SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 case
  8. Neoseeker reviews NZXT Phantom 240 case
  9. Benchmark Reviews on Rosewill Legacy W1 mini-ITX case
  10. Neoseeker's Cooler Master Seidon 120XL liquid cooler review
  11. KitGuru's Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler review‏

48 comments — Last by GTVic at 2:05 PM on 07/11/14

Posted July 4, 2014

7 Up

  1. DigiTimes: Supply chain turning optimistic about PC market in 2H14
  2. Gigaom: Microsoft insiders brace for cuts
  3. Sources: Crytek UK's staff no longer going to work - Kotaku
  4. AMD announces new A-series APUs
  5. VR-Zone: AseTek's patent victory won't affect many cooler companies
  6. Old school: I work in DOS for an entire day - Ars Technica
  7. Videogamer: Watch Dogs Access Granted
    DLC includes 3 new missions, out now

Fourth of July

  1. Ars Technica: Order restored to universe as
    Microsoft surrenders confiscated No-IP domains
  2. PCPer: Intel shows interest in Mantle?
  3. PCPer's podcast #307
  4. Newegg's July 4th sale extended

  1. TechReviewSource on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
  2. HotHardware's Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review

  1. OCmodshop reviews MSI GT Dominator Pro
  2. Computing on Demand reviews 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
  3. Hardware360's Asus Strix Radeon R9 280 3GB review
  4. Benchmark Reviews and Guru3D review
    HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB
  5. NikKTech on thinksound s On1 Monitor Series HD headphones
  6. TWL's Rosewill BK-500 Bluetooth keyboard review
  7. eXtreme power supply calculator update
  8. TweakTown on V3's Voltair high-performance thermoelectric CPU cooler
  9. Ocaholic's NZXT H440 case review
  10. ThinkComputers reviews Cougar MX300 case
  11. Technic3D reviews Fractal Design Core
    1500, 2500 & 3500‏ cases (in German)

10 comments — Last by oldDummy at 11:47 AM on 07/06/14

Posted July 3, 2014

7 Up

  1. Betanews: Windows 8.x goes into reverse gear—loses
    market share as both Windows 7 and XP show growth
  2. Reuters: Live video startup Twitch builds studio to woo gamers, advertisers
  3. Neowin: To make Windows Phone a bigger success,
    Microsoft toys with the idea of playing with Google
  4. CPU World has details of first Broadwell "Y" mobile processors
  5. VR-Zone: Here's an up-close and intimate
    look at Nvidia's GM210 on a mystery card
  6. WCCFtech: Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 "Maxwell" engineering sample
    —features 8GB GDDR5 memory and 2nd-generation GM2**
  7. Woz: Samsung Galaxy Gear is 'worthless'


  1. Reuters: Venture capitalist Draper wins U.S. Bitcoin auction
  2. Hardware Heaven's interview with Mionix Gaming CEO Carl Silbersky
  3. Age of Empires Blog: The End of the World
  4. What iOS 8 will look like running on the iPhone 6 (video)
  5. Newegg's deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $75 coupon for 17.3" hp Envy 17t i7-4510U / GTX
    850M, $185 off 15.6" hp Envy 15t i7-4710HQ, and $500 coupon
    for Dell XPS 8700 i7-4790 / GTX 750 Ti

  1. Battle of the Galaxy S5s at TechSpot: Exynos vs. Snapdragon
  2. TweakTown reviews LG G Flex
  3. Hardware Secrets on Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
  4. TWL's WiME Wi-Watch M5 smartwatch review
Systems and storage

  1. techPowerUp! reviews Shuttle DS437T fanless slim-PC
  2. TweakTown's Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon
    S-spec SR219 CPU overclocking report‏
  3. Futurelooks reviews Core i7-4790K
  4. NikKTech's 240GB Samsung 845DC EVO SSD review‏
  5. CowcotLand reviews QNAP HS210‏ NAS (in French)
Multimedia, case, and cooling

  1. PCPer's MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB Gaming review
  2. Hardware Heaven's Mionix Nash 20 headset review
  3. OCmodshop: How to repair Bose QC15 headphones
  4. Techgage reviews SteelSeries Apex illuminated keyboard
  5. BCCHardware reviews Rosewill RGB80 "Tenkeyless" keyboard
  6. OCC's NZXT H440 case review
  7. LanOC Reviews on Evercool Venti
  8. TweakTown revisits Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler in 2014

38 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 9:26 PM on 07/05/14

Posted July 2, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes: Chipset solution vendors seek
    28nm capacity
    at UMC, GloFo, and SMIC
  2. ZDNet: Intel pushes industry to cut the cables
  3. Taiwan market: Asus to launch convertible, gaming notebooks - DigiTimes
  4. VR-Zone posts Intel's desktop platform - consumer roadmap
  5. WCCFtech: AMD launches the locked Kaveri A10-7800
    APU—30W less TDP than the unlocked A10-7850K
  6. SweClockers: Nvidia Shield 2 to be released in August (in Swedish)
  7. WinBeta: Intel Explorer continues unrivaled
    , boasts 58.38% market share
  8. UbiBlog on Watch Dogs—single-player mission DLC


  1. Reuters: Google buys music streaming service Songza
  2. Barron's names Intel one of the world's most respected companies
  3. Reuters: California governor signs bill to bring Bitcoin and other currency into fold
  4. 9to5Mac: First comparison photos of black
    and white 4.7" iPhone 6 screen glass [gallery]
  5. The Verge's Android Wear review
  6. Ars Technica: Ouya announces $60/year
    to unlock its full games library
  7. Linux 3.16-rc3
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Steam's In-Home Streaming and gaming future
  9. Newegg's deals
  10. Dealzon's deals: $750 off 15.6" 1080p touch Dell XPS 15 i5-4200H,
    $70 off 15.6" Dell 3000 series i3-4030U, and $600 off 13.3" 1440p
    Toshiba Kirabook
Systems and storage

  1. Hardware Secrets on Gigabyte Brix Pro
  2. Guru3D reviews Pentium-K G3258 20th Anniversary processor
  3. Ocaholic's Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 review
  4. Hardware Canucks review Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H
  5. PCPer reviews MSI Z97 XPower
  6. techPowerUp! reviews Asus Maximus VII Hero
  7. Benchmark Reviews, CPCR, Hardware Heaven, HotHardware,
    Legion Hardware, Legit Reviews, PCPer, TechSpot, The SSD
    , and TweakTown review Samsung 850 Pro SSD
Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. HT4U reviews MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming (in German)
  2. Ocaholic reviews Razer Kraken 7.1 headphones
  3. OCmodshop reviews Mionix Naos 7000 mouse
  4. Madshrimps review SteelSeries Sensei wireless mouse
  5. KitGuru reviews 300W be quiet! TFX Power 2 PSU
  6. OCIA's Swiftech Apogee XL CPU waterblock review
  7. NikKTech reviews Cooltek LP53 low-profile CPU cooler

31 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 12:57 AM on 07/03/14

Posted June 30, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Reuters: Intel's sales chief to step down, advise on corporate strategy
  2. TekRevue: Get free services like virus removal and tune-ups at the Microsoft Store
  3. DigiTimes: Notebook shipments up 6.4% on month in May 2014, says WitsView
  4. Neowin: Asus announces the ROG G550JK, used in
    the 'highest elevation LAN party' world record attempt
  5. Neowin: Microsoft reportedly plans to ditch Surface
    brand; phone range to be "Nokia by Microsoft"
  6. DigiTimes: Microsoft said to halt Surface Mini production
  7. WinBeta: Microsoft to release Windows Phone 8.1 in the first two weeks of July
  8. MacRumors: iPhone 6 said to launch on Friday, 9/19 in 32GB and 64GB variants


  1. Reuters: hp to settle suits over Autonomy deal; make claim against ex-CEO Lynch
  2. VentureBeat: This man claims Microsoft stole his greatest
    idea—& Android users are still paying for it 18 years later
  3. Ars Technica's exclusive: A review of the Blackphone, the Android fo the paranoid
  4. Metal in iOS 8: Explained at iMore
  5. Unreal Tournament project update (video)
  6. Battlefield Blog's Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment update
  7. TweakTown reviews EA Sports UFC (Xbox One)
  8. Newegg's deals

  1. Guru3D's rig of the month - June 2014
  2. OCmodshop reviews Core i7-4790K
  3. Legit Reviews on Pentium G3258
  4. Tech ARP's BIOS option of the week - interrupt mode
  5. TweakTown reviews 6TB Seagate ST6000DX000 desktop HDD
  6. TweakTown reviews 480GB and 240GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD
  7. APH Networks on Kanto YU2 desktop computer speakers
  8. NikKTech's Arctic S113BT portable Bluetooth speaker review
  9. CowcotLand reviews Cherry Strait keyboard (in French)

10 comments — Last by UnfriendlyFire at 1:10 PM on 06/30/14

Posted June 27, 2014

7 Up

  1. DigiTimes: Capacity utilization rates of 90/55nm
    processes at foundries begin to slide
  2. CPU World has more details on Skylake processors
  3. VR-Zone on the mythology behind the names Kaveri and Beema
  4. Kotaku: Why AMD and Nvidia are fighting
  5. DailyTech: Nikon announces the D800's successor, the D810 HD-SLR
  6. Upcoming update for Microsoft Update Client
  7. Neowin: Let's talk about Windows 8.1 Update 2 for a second


  1. WSJ: IBM, Lenovo tackle security worries on server deal
  2. Reuters: Intel buys into New Zealand sports technology developer
    and hp wins dismissal of lawsuit linked to ex-CEO Hurd's ouster
  3. Computex 2014: HyperX strikes back - Madshrimps
  4. AnandTech takes the Asus HQ tour: testing facilities
  5. PCPer's podcast #306
  6. Newegg's pre-July 4th sale
  7. Dealzon's deals: $350 off 15.4" MacBook Pro Retina i7-4750HQ,
    $40 coupon for 240GB OCZ Vertex 2.5" SSD, and $30 off
    250GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" SSD

  1. PCMag: HTC One, One (M8) to get Android L
  2. SuperSite for Windows: Adobe Photoshop
    for Windows Phone 8 / 8.1
  3. HotHardware's LG G3 review
Systems and storage

  1. ThinkComputers: 20 of the worst PC setups - June 2014
  2. Hardware Secrets on ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
  3. Phoronix reviews ASRock Z97 Extreme6
  4. MakeUseOf: How to optimize Linux for SSDs
  5. CPCR on 480GB OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD
  6. Modders-Inc reviews AData XPG SX300 SATA 6Gb/s mSATA SSD
  7. CowcotLand reviews AData SP610 512 Go SSD (in French)
  8. TweakTown's Vantec UGT-AH700U3‏ and UGT-AH400U3 USB hubs
Graphics, power, cases, and cooling

  1. Hardware Canucks, Hardware Heaven and OCC
    review PowerColor Devil 13 Dual-Core R9 290X 8GB
  2. TweakTown reviews Asus GeForce GTX 780 Strix OC 6GB
  3. techPowerUp! reviews MSI GTX 780 Gaming 6GB
  4. Madshrimps review HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB
  5. Guru3D's AMD Eyefinity 3-panel Mixed Resolution review
  6. PCPer reviews 520W SilverStone Nightjar fanless PSU
  7. Ocaholic's NZXT Source 530 case review
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Antec P100 Performance case
  9. HCW reviews be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU cooler

25 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 2:08 AM on 06/28/14

Posted June 26, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. The NY Times: Major ruling shields privacy of cellphones
  2. Ars Technica's analysis: Aereo's death leaves
    cloud computing hanging in the balance
  3. WCCFtech: TSMC is aiming for the 10nm node
    by 2016—20nm production to be increased by Q3
  4. WCCFtech: AMD R9 295X 'Hawaii XTX' simulated benchmarks
    surface—only ~5% improvement unless HBM is used
  5. Neowin: Windows 'Threshold' gets a little bit
    more real with project management confirmation
  6. The Verge: Native Android apps are coming to Chrome OS
  7. 9to5Google cites report: Samsung's "Gear Live" Android
    Wear smartwatch specs & July 7 release date leak
  8. C|Net: With Android TV, Google takes third shot at television


  1. DigiTimes: TSMC to operate at full capactiy in 2H14
  2. IEEE Computer Society has Linus Torvalds interview
  3. ZDNet: Linux dominates supercomputers as never before
  4. LinuxGizmos: HDMI-stick runs Firefox OS, acts like Chromecast
  5. Newegg's gold tag sale
  6. Dealzon's deals: $170 off 14" hp Chromebook, $69 off iPad
    mini Retina tablet, and $920 off 60" Samsung plasma TV
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Guru3D's PC buyer's guide - summer edition
  2. PCPer's budget gaming PC shootout: affordable system builds compared
  3. TechReviewSource on Acer Aspire V7-402PG-0029
  4. CowcotLand reviews AMD's A10-7850K & A10-7700K APUs (in French)
  5. Hardware Secrets on ASRock Z97 Extreme4
  6. The SSD Review reviews OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID5 Edition
  7. ThinkComputers reviews 256GB AData Premier Pro SP920SS SSD
  8. APH Networks on 1TB Silicon Power Armor A30 external hard drive
  9. NikKTech reviews Linksys X3500 N750 dual-band wireless router
Graphics, power, and case

  1. KitGuru's XFX R9 280 Black OC Edition review
  2. techPowerUp! reviews 1250W Deepcool Quanta DQ1250 PSU
  3. Ocaholic's Dimastech Nano benchtest case review

31 comments — Last by ronch at 1:33 AM on 06/27/14

Posted June 25, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Maximum PC: AMD's Richard Huddy doubles down on assertion
    that Nvidia Gameworks presents a threat to PC gamers
  2. Oculus agrees to acquire Carbon Design team
  3. DailyTech: Reverse-engineering unlocks tech NSA is using to bug PCs
  4. Confirmed at Videocardz: AMD to launch Hawaii XTX GPU
  5. AnandTech: Nvidia Tesla cards add ARM64 host compatibility
  6. Phandroid: Android 'L' release may have been tipped in new screenshots
  7. AMD Catalyst 14.6 RC is now available
  8. Metro Redux: Official announcement gameplay trailer


  1. CNBC: PC dead yet? Not so fast, says tech supplier CEO
  2. Forbes: Google to unveil Android 5 "Lollipop" at I/O Conference
  3. WMPoweruser: Windows Phone 8.1 not rolling out yesterday
  4. AnandTech: Western Digital launches My Book Duo 2-bay USB 3.0 DAS
  5. New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer
  6. Benchmark Reviews on Watch Dogs
  7. Hardware Heaven's GRID Autosport video review and 4K gallery
  8. Dealzon's deals: $185 off 17.3" hp Envy 17t i7-4710HQ, $75 coupon
    for 15.6" hp Envy 15t Slim touch i5-4210M, and $300 off 10.6" MS
    Surface RT 64GB tablet
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown's Asus RS300-E8-RS4 Intel Xeon 22nm server review
  2. Ocaholic pits Core i7-4960X vs. Core i7-3960X
    in 3-way SLI gaming performance
  3. Guru3D reviews Asus Z97 SaberTooth Mark 1
  4. Technic3D reviews Biostar Hi-Fi A88W 3D mainboard (in German)
  5. Defining NVMe - TweakTown's hands-on
    testing with the 1.6TB Intel P3700 SSD
  6. CPCR reviews 240GB & 960GB Samsung 845DC EVO SATA SSD
  7. Legit Reviews on 256GB & 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD
Multimedia and case

  1. TweakTown reviews HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo
  2. Björn3D reviews Corsair Vengeance K65 keyboard
  3. ThinkComputers reviews Roccat Siru mouse pad
  4. Ocaholic's Fractal Node 804 case review (in German)

14 comments — Last by UnfriendlyFire at 11:40 AM on 06/26/14

Posted June 24, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Schaeffer's Trading Floor Blog: Pacific Crest
    downgrades AMD, SunPower Corp, and Nvidia
  2. Reuters: Micron earnings beat forecasts, better PC sales fuel memory chip demand
  3. Hardware Canucks' exclusive: AMD to launch "new" FX-9590 CPU
  4. PCWorld: Nvidia abandons 64-bit Denver chip for servers
  5. VR-Zone: Intel unveils more on 'Knights Landing'
  6. Hexus: Russia building 'Baikal processor' to replace AMD and Intel chips
  7. Tech4Gamers: DDR4 already on sale in Japan
  8. V3: AMD aims at high-end CAD with FirePro W8100 workstation graphics adapter


  1. DigiTimes: Apple to mass produce 12" MacBook Air in 3Q14
  2. DailyTech: Sprint follows T-Mobile's lead, offers 30-day test drive of its network
  3. Ars Technica: Chromebook buyers were promised
    two years of free Verizon data, only got one
  4. Eurogamer: Crysis developer Crytek denies "verge of bankruptcy" claim
  5. The NY Times: Microsoft makes bet quantum computing is next breakthrough
  6. MS Security Response Center: Driving a collectively
    stronger security company with Microsoft Interflow
  7. Windows 9, Windows 8.2 & Windows Phone 8.1
    GDR1: a few tidbits of information at Neowin
  8. Phoronix: Open-source Radeon performance boosted by Linux 3.16
  9. Linux 3.16-rc2
  10. Opera 24 for Linux released on the Developer stream
  11. Ars Technica: Mint 17 is the perfect place
    for Linux-ers to wait out Ubuntu uncertainty
  12. Dealzon's deals: $165 off 15.6" hp Envy 15t i7-4710HQ, $190 off
    10.6" MS Surface RT tablet, and $100 off 7" FHD Nexus 7 tablet

  1. Ars Technica: Senate takes one last shot at legalizing cell phone unlocking
  2. MacRumors: Next-generation iPad mini depicted with Touch ID
  3. Bloomberg: Apple's big iPhones said to start production next month
  4. Pocketnow: iWatch to come in two models—
    Sport and Designer—with iPod capabilities?
  5. iFixit's Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown
  6. TechSpot's Nokia X review
  7. HotHardware's Samsung Gear 2 review
Systems and storage

  1. KitGuru, Legion Hardware, and TechSpot review Core i7-4790K
  2. Björn3D reviews AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri)
  3. TweakTown reviews ASRock Z97X Fatal1ty Killer
  4. Ocaholic's MSI Z97 MPower Max AC preview
  5. PCPer reviews EVGA Z97 Classified
  6. Madshrimps review Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 motherboard
  7. APH Networks on 4TB HGST Deskstar NAS
  8. The SSD Review on 256GB Patriot Supersonic Phoenix flash drive

  1. LanOC Reviews on Asus GTX 760 Striker Platinum
  2. OCmodshop's EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti review
  3. Technology X's Sennheiser HD-8 DJ headphone review
  4. techPowerUp! reviews Attitude One Almaz headset
  5. BCCHardware reviews Roccat Ryos MK Pro keyboard
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. NikKTech reviews 700W be quiet! Pure Power L8 PSU
  2. ThinkComputers reviews Enermax iVektor case
  3. HT4U reviews Fractal Design Node 804 case (in German)
  4. OCC reviews Thermaltake's massive notebook coolers (V20, SP, TM)
  5. NikKTech reviews Deepcool Lucifer CPU cooler

36 comments — Last by renz496 at 2:15 AM on 06/28/14

Posted June 21, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. WCCFtech: Intel Haswell-E and X99 chipset release dates
    confirmed—Haswell refresh Pentium processors coming July 20
  2. CPU World: AMD A8-6410 "Beema: APU shipped in hp notebooks
  3. WSJ: Intel to offer more custom-tailored server chips
  4. WCCFtech: AMD could already have a Radeon R9 290X successor—
    Hawaii XT also not full chip, planning to tackle GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  5. "Dalvik is dead": Google replaces Dalvik with ART
    in AOSP master branch - Android Authority
  6. GSMArena: Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A
    gets new back panel and benchmarks
  7. GigaOM: This Firefox OS-powered streaming stick
    is Mozilla's answer to Chromecast (exclusive video)
  8. Ubisoft: DRM can't stop piracy - GameSpot


  1. Engadget: The NSA's mass surveillance
    for phone call metadata is still going
  2. Ars Technica: After 47 years in print, Computerworld finally goes digital-only
  3. FanlessTech: Is the fanless Zbox flawed?
  4. C|Net: Samsung to launch Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O
  5. Ars Technica presents the history of Android
  6. Tech ARP: All Halfbrick Studios iOS games are free
  7. Newegg's weekend deals
Software and gaming

  1. Phoronix: Nouveau re-clocking is way faster,
    shows much progress for open-source Nvidia?
  2. PS4 Daily: PlayStation Now beta update adds pricing
    —our sources share their knowledge on the service
  3. GamingOnLinux: Do we want Ubisoft to support Linux?
  4. Legit Reviews has best of show from E3 2014
  5. Take PC gaming to the couch with the Roccat Sova

  1. techPowerUp! reviews MSI Z97I Gaming AC
  2. Ocaholic updates Z97 & Z87 motherboard charts
  3. TweakTown's 480GB Intel 730K 6-drive SSD RAID report
  4. TweakTown reviews 16GB Leef Surge Copper flash drive
  5. BCCHardware reviews Genius Zabius M headset
  6. NikKTech reviews Tt eSports Poseidon Z keyboard
  7. Neoseeker reviews Tt Commander G41 case
  8. Technic3D reviews AeroCool Dead Silence fans (in German)

54 comments — Last by ColeLT1 at 8:56 AM on 06/25/14

Posted June 20, 2014

The Pick 6

  1. WCCFtech: Intel Devil's Canyon flagship Core i7-4790K
    massively overclocked—7GHz barrier broken
  2. Worldwide PC monitor market undergoes a slight
    in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC
  3. Neowin: Microsoft accidentally confirms existence of Surface Mini
  4. Android Central: Android 4.4.4 OTA rollout to Nexus devices begins
  5. Eurogamer: Ubisoft explains why Watch Dogs on PC contains hidden graphics files
  6. Ubisoft: Far Cry 4 on PS4, Xbox One equivalent to PC ultra high - Softpedia


  1. Reuters: Power of Microsoft's Bing an open question in search industry
  2. Phoronix: Nvidia wins over AMD for Linux gaming Ultra HD 4K performance‏
  3. HT4U reviews Watch Dogs (in German)
  4. Newegg's deals: Builders Unlimited
  5. Dealzon's deals: $170 off 15.6" 2160p Lenovo Y50 i7-4710HQ / GTX 860M,
    $200 coupon for 15.6" 1080p hp Envy i7-4510U / GTX 850M, and $150 off
    28" Dell 2160p monitor

  1. HotHardware reviews Zotac Zbox OI520 Plus
  2. KitGuru reviews 15.6" MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro
  3. OCC and TweakTown review Core i7-4790K
  4. Modders-Inc reviews Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard
  5. Hardware Heaven reviews 16GB Kingston
    HyperX Fury Red DDR3 1866MHz memory kit
  6. The SSD Review on Thecus N2310 NAS
  7. Guru3D's Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan-Z review‏
  8. Ocaholic's Attitude One Tunguska 7.1 headset review
  9. Hardware Heaven's Mionix Naos 8200 video review
  10. Benchmark Reviews on BitFenix Colossus case

25 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 12:20 AM on 06/22/14