Friday Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on February 20, 2009


  1. A rebound in PC sales soon? Unlikely.
  2. Apple snapping up flash memory for new iPhone?
  3. Expreview: AMD Mobility Radeon 4870 X2 coming soon
  4. Hardware-Aktuell: New mobile GPUs to show up at CeBIT 2009 (write-up in German)
  5. Adobe: The GPU is not a universal accelerator
  6. Fudzilla reports MSI to release GTX 260 with 1792MB of memory
    and Nvidia doesn't plan a price war
  7. TG Daily reports Apple kills 20" Cinema display
  8. Donanim Haber posts Intel Nehalem and Westmere decoder ring (write-up in Turkish)
  9. DigiTimes: TSMC to cut foundry service prices by 10 - 15%, say sources
  10. Engadget: Intel X25-M SSDs slowing down with extensive use? (thanks Usacomp2k3)
  11. DailyTech reports new stimulus package makes it harder to hire foreign workers
  12. Engadget reports Dell files to strip "netbook" of trademark status
  13. Ars Technica reports new bill would force ISPs to retain user data for two years
  14. Day 4: Pirate Bay defense calls foul over evidence
  15. Forbes on the Apple mafia
  16. Ars Technica reports possible image of the new Mac mini leaked
  17. Digital Trends on car and auto technology
Software and gaming

  1. Microsoft starts rolling out Vista SP2 Release Candidate test build
  2. TechFlash: What the Windows Vista Capable lawsuit taught us about Windows 7
  3. Mozilla: Sometimes govt. is answer to Microsoft
  4. [OC]ModShop has Linux: A complete overview
  5. X-bit labs on Nvidia GeForce 182.06: Performance express-test
  6. GPU-Z v0.3.2
  7. G4tv's live blog of DICE 2009 keynote by Valve's Gabe Newell
  8. Valve's Newell challenges PC pricing standards
  9. TF2 - The Scout Update: Introducing 'Bonk' energy drink
  10. Beyond Unreal: UT3 Titan Pack reveal (on sale March 5)
  11. Shacknews reports StarCraft II screenshots show updated Zerg design
    and Prince of Persia DLC trailer released
  12. Big Download reports Prince of Persia and other Ubisoft games coming to the Mac
  13. 1UP reports Mirror's Edge DLC available now
  14. Guild Wars free trial
  15. Crysis Warhead patch 1.1 released (hotfix included)
  16. Gaming Heaven, ITreviewed, and Shacknews review Dawn of War II
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. HotHardware reviews Smooth Creations LANShark Extreme gaming rig
  2. DriverHeaven reviews Alienware M17 laptop
  3. Legit Reviews on M-Rock's Extreme Zion laptop & camera bag
  4. CowcotLand reviews Medion E1211 netbook (in French)
  5. Techgage reviews Phenom II X4 810 & X3 720 Black Edition
  6. TweakTown reviews Foxconn Quantum Force X58 BloodRage
  7. Björn3D reviews 6GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-15000 Platinum triple channel kit
  8. X-bit labs have roundup: 2.5" hard drives with 320GB storage capacity
  9. t-break reviews Linksys Powerline network kit

  1. iXBT Labs have graphics card + CPU part 5
  2. X-bit labs test contemporary graphics cards in Prince of Persia
  3. TheTechLounge's VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 X2 redux
  4. TweakTown reviews HIS HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo
  5. Overclockers Club reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Ultimate Edition
  6. FiringSquad on Nvidia's 3D Vision
  7. TestFreaks review EyeTV Hybrid
  8. XSReviews on Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
  9. ITreviewed on Nokia E63 smartphone
  10. Rbmods on Hiyatek HY-HB-8700 USB hub
  11. TechwareLabs review Nextar I4-BC GPS
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. CPU3D reviews 500W OCZ ModXStream Pro PSU
  2. PCShopTalk reviews Cooler Master ATCS 840 case
  3. Tech-Reviews on Nox Myth case
  4. UpgraderGuides on Apex MW-100 Mini ITX case
  5. Benchmark Reviews on Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 CPU cooler
  6. X-bit labs review Thermaltake TMG IA1 and Scythe Kama Angle: Efficient and inexpensive
  7. bit-tech's LGA 1366 heatsink group test
  8. Hardware Bistro reviews GlacialTech UFO V51 CPU cooler
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