Thursday Shortbread

— 12:20 AM on January 8, 2009


  1. nV News Forums: Newegg has had GeForce GTX 295 listed for sale
  2. TechCrunch reports investment group makes run for Yahoo, using Microsoft's money
  3. MTV Multiplayer: UGO chief tells us his side of 1UP purchase saga
  4. DigiTimes reports Lenovo to cut 11% of workforce in Q1 09
  5. Fudzilla reports Comcast claims BitTorrent throttling over
  6. TG Daily covers CES 2009: USB 3.0 slower than expected
  7. Is it the end of the desktop PC?
  8. Ars Technica reports OQO launches world's smallest Vista PC with OLED screen
  9. Tech Fragments reports Asus to unveil Windows 7 netbook with 512GB SSD
  10. Sony to launch world's lightest 8" notebook PC
  11. AnandTech covers CES 2009: Asus expands the Eee family
  12. DailyTech reports secure digital cards get a boost to 2TB with SDXC format
  13. Legit Reviews covers CES 2009: Corsair and MSI
  14. Ars Technica covers CES 2009: Sony pushes OLED tech with new TVs
  15. Engadget reports Samsung officially introduces 2233RZ,
    the 22" 3D panel for gamers with two eyes
  16. Gizmodo reports Pioneer drops below $300 with BD-Live Blu-ray player;
    crazy vid tweaks on step-up models
  17. HardwareZone's Macworld 2009 highlights and show floor highlights
Software and gaming

  1. Microsoft's Ballmer announces availability of Windows 7 Beta and Windows Live
  2. Expreview reports Windows 7 beta 64-bit leaked to the web
  3. Microsoft: Windows 7 not a lock for '09
  4. ComputerWorld has a report: Microsoft to do free Windows 7 upgrades
  5. Microsoft preps to push IE 8; makes blocking tool available
  6. Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8
  7. End of life extension for Sybari Antigen 8.0
  8. WorldWide Telescope - Solstice Borealis release
  9. Fudzilla reports Pioneer's TAD to introduce new Blu-ray audio format at CES
  10. Saints Row 2 (PC) on Steam now and Steam client update released
  11. Gaming Heaven reviews Saints Row 2 (PC)
  12. Shacknews on F.E.A.R. 2 videos: engine details, and ugh
  13. PCGH on GTA IV (PC): Core i7 far ahead of Core 2 Quad in CPU benchmarks
  14. bit-tech has games to watch in 2009
Systems and networking

  1. AMDZone, AnandTech, bit-tech, Björn3D, Elite Bastards, FiringSquad, Guru3D,
    Hartware, [H] Enthusiast, Hexus, Hi Tech Legion, HotHardware, Neoseeker,
    Overclockers Club, and TweakTown review Phenom II X4 processors
  2. Elite Bastards review MESH Matrix II 920 desktop system
  3. SuperSite for Windows reviews hp MediaSmart Server (2009)
  4. ITreviewed on Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
  5. PCShopTalk reviews Jetway X-Blue P43 motherboard
  6. PureOverclock reviews 6GB Crucial DDR3-1333 tri-channel kit
  7. Hardware Bistro reviews AirLive PowerLine Homeplug HP-3000E

  1. ATi-Forum on GeForce GTX 285: over 100 benchmarks emerge (write-up in German)
  2. Hardware-Infos reviews 55nm EVGA GTX 260 216 (in German)
  3. DriverHeaven reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic 1GB
  4. Techgage reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB
  5. Digital Trends reviews Western Digital WD TV HD media player
  6. Maximum PC's hands-on with Logitech's G19 keyboard and G35 headset
  7. DriverHeaven reviews SteelSeries 7G keyboard
Casing, desk, and cooling

  1. TechwareLabs review Lian Li PC-888 exotic case
  2. Björn3D reviews Antec Twelve Hundred case
  3. Tweaknews reviews In Win Matrix mATX case
  4. PCShopTalk reviews Thermaltake Vi-On external hard drive enclosure
  5. [OC]ModShop reviews I-Star T5F-SS hot-swap hard drive bay
  6. DV Hardware reviews Logitech Comfort Lapdesk
  7. CowcotLand (in French) and DragonSteelMods review Thermolab Baram CPU cooler
  8. PCShopTalk reviews Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer
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