Thursday Shortbread

— 1:45 AM on January 15, 2009


  1. The Inquirer reports Nvidia delays 40nm parts and GT212 hasn't taped out yet
  2. Fudzilla reports Intel has plans with Lucid—Larrabee anyone?
    and AMD 760G getting close to launch
    and Albatron and Galaxy to go ATI—very soon
  3. Hardware-Infos: AMD's RV790 and RV740 samples in circulation
    and why Phenom II has a big L3 cache (in German)
  4. GamePolitics reports Obama's choice to chair FCC is net neutrality advocate
  5. eWeek reports Toshiba in talks to buy Fujitsu's hard disk drive business
  6. Nortel files for bankruptcy, shares plunge
  7. Blockbuster and Sonic Solutions team on online movies
  8. United to offer Gogo inflight Internet service
  9. SJ Mercury News reports casion profile details luxurious lifestyle of former Fry's executive
  10. TG Daily reports Apple's Mini DisplayPort to become a part of Display Port 1.2 specification
  11. OCZ Technology introduces new Apex solid state drives
  12. VR-Zone reports Nvidia preparing GeForce 9600 GT Green Edition
  13. Engadget on the making of Logitech's G-series peripherals
  14. In Internet first, RIAA file sharing hearing to be webcast
  15. Gizmodo reports iTunes wants $250 to upgrade my music collection (or the deal's off)
  16. Ars Technica reports 4G war, conflicts of interest loom behind possible DTV delay
  17. Gizmodo reports Pioneeer stops making Laserdisc players, finally concedes to VHS
  18. Battlestar Galactica premiere will run 3 1/2 minutes long
  19. DailyTech reports smarter, brigher, LED lighting eliminates "droop"
CES 2009

  1. ThinkComputers covers CES 2009: MSI notebooks and Razer
  2. HotHardware's CES 2009 highlights and the Eee keyboard
  3. AnandTech covers CES 2009 - cases, coolers, and power supplies
  4. FiringSquad's CES 2009 coverage: part 2
  5. HardwareLogic covers CES 2009
Software and gaming

  1. Steam client update released with support for generic web browsing
  2. Oh Gizmo! covers CES 2009: Intel 3D touchscreen is skinny, smooth, nearly invisible
  3. Can Microsoft do what it's never done before: Make a new Windows
    version run better on old / low-end hardware than its predecessor?
  4. FiringSquad shares Windows 7 beta: first impressions
  5. TweakTown's Windows 7 and Vista (and XP) simple multi-boot guide
  6. TestFreaks on Windows 7 gaming performance or lack thereof and random thoughts
  7. X-bit labs: Evolution of AMD's Catalyst driver for Radeon HD 4870
  8. Ars Technica reviews GIMP 2.6.4
  9. Select testers get Office 14 Alpha release
  10. Video: Microsoft sings about its Songsmith software
  11. GameSpot's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II updated
    - multiplayer details, customization, and beta
  12. Shacknews reports Zork revived as casual MMO
  13. Rumor: Rockstar ready to release next GTA by end of 09
  14. Steam news: Left 4 Dead update released and Mirror's Edge available
    for North American customers among other updates to games
Systems, networked storage, and multimedia

  1. TG Daily reports Sandia simulation shows that many-cores reduce compute power
  2. I4U reviews AMD's Phenom II Dragon platform
  3. Digital Trends reviews Fujitsu LifeBook N7010
  4. Tweaknews reviews Thecus N3200 Pro NAS
  5. HardwareZone recounts Voodoo beginnings - 10 years of GPU development
  6. bit-tech reviews Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe
  7. X-bit labs review EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked (55nm GPU)
  8. X-bit labs have AMD Radeon HD 4850 X2 vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 280: decisive battle
    and 19" LCD monitors roundup part XIII
  9. Neoseeker reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2
  10. t-break reviews Zotac GeForce GTX 285 Amp! Edition
  11. Hardware Secrets reviews Samsung Eternity cell phone
  12. ITreviewed on Sony Ericsson W902 Walkman
  13. PCGH has Microsoft Sidewinder X8 - hands-on test of the wireless gaming mouse
  14. PCShopTalk reviews Roccat Kone gaming mouse
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. PC Perspective reviews 850W Antec Signature Series power supply
  2. [H] Enthusiast reviews Seasonic M12D-850 power supply
  3. Björn3D reviews SilverStone Strider ST70F power supply
  4. Technic3D reviews 530W Dragon Force DF-530GT PSU (in German)
  5. APH Networks review Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package
  6. Rbmods review NZXT Whisper case
  7. bit-tech and CowcotLand (in French) review Cooler Master Sniper Storm case
  8. Metku's tutorial: lapping your CPU
  9. NordicHardware: Xigmatek's Thor's Hammer features 7 heatpipes for processor cooling
  10. Hardware Secrets reviews CoolIT Domino A.L.C.
  11. PureOverclock reviews EK Water Blocks FC-4870
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