Friday Shortbread

— 5:50 AM on April 24, 2009


  1. Microsoft cuts costs, says Windows 7 on track (3rd quarter results here)
  2. EU sent draft Intel ruling to member states
  3. Betanews reports Nvidia's licensing situation with AMD is just as bad as with Intel
    and the plan to get AMD Opteron back in sync
  4. Core i7 is a waste of money for gamers, says Nvidia (thanks ssidbroadcast)
  5. DigiTimes reports Nvidia CEO dismisses VIA investment rumors
  6. The Inquirer reports Nvidia renaming blitz continues
  7. AMD "Istanbul" performance demo (video)
  8. Fudzilla reports Core 2 Duo P9700 comes in Q2
  9. NordicHardware reports Samsung ramping up DDR3
    production to accommodate new Intel server platforms
  10. Ars Technica has a report: Average stolen laptop cost is $50K; Intel: buy vPro
  11. Yahoo pulls the plug on GeoCities
  12. PC Perspective's podcast #53
  13. Win Sapphire's Radeon HD 4850 X2 from Big Bruin - one week left
Networking news

  1. DSLReports: Time Warner Cable backlash continues
    and Android climbs, but iPhone remains king
  2. TG Daily reports Apple claims happiness with AT&T: No plans for iPhone non-exclusivity
  3. Wi-Fi Planet on the DD-WRT controversy
  4. Network World on the evolution of Ethernet
Software and gaming

  1. DailyTech reports Windows 7 RC 7100 completed, distributed
  2. Win7Connect reports Windows 7 DirectX 11 is easy
  3. Network World reports researchers show how to take control of Windows 7
  4. C|Net reports Google fixes severe Chrome security hole
  5. Betanews reports more speed to come from the first Firefox 3.6 alpha
  6. The Inquirer reports stop using Adobe Acrobat Reader
  7. Hotfix for "No compatible hardware found" error when installing Catalyst drivers
    for ATI Radeon HD 3000 and ATI Radeon HD 2000 series AGP products
  8. Realtek HD audio driver R2.22 for Windows 2000, 2003 & XP and Vista
  9. Google's O3D API
  10. Shacknews reports Battlefield 1943 trailer explores 'Wake Island'
    and shares BioShock 2 impressions: Seeing and dreaming
  11. Planet Half-Life: Expecting too much?
  12. Asylum's WoW-ebrity stalker guide - Celebrities on 'World of Warcraft'
  13. BattleForge - now on Steam and Left 4 Dead update released
  14. bit-tech reviews Zeno Clash
Systems and storage

  1. TechReviewSource on hp Pavilion dv6t
  2. AMDZone, bit-tech, Björn3D, DriverHeaven, EOC, Hard Tecs 4U,
    I4U, and TrustedReviews review Phenom II X4 955
  3. HardwareZone: Six cores coming soon - Opteron turns six
  4. X-bit labs have a first look at Core i7 975 XE: D0 processor stepping
    in action and Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P review
  5. Elite Bastards and TweakTown review Asus Rampage II Gene mATX
  6. Neoseeker reviews Asus M4A79 Deluxe
  7. TheTechLounge reviews 16GB Corsair Flash Survivor USB drive

  1. X-bit labs compare Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX vs. GeForce GTX 285 SLI
  2. reviews XFX GeForce GTS 250
  3. Technic3D reviews XFX Radeon HD 4850 XXX (in German)
  4. Everything USB reviews Elgato EyeTV Hybrid USB TV tuner (2009 model)
  5. bit-tech reviews hp LP2275W 22" widescreen monitor
  6. HardwareZone reviews Samsung B7000 Full-HD LED TV
  7. Digital Trends reviews Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900
  8. HardwareZone reviews Sony Ericsson PlayNow Plus
  9. Overclock3D reviews Revoltec FightMouse Pro
  10. techPowerUp! reviews Razer Goliathus mouse mat
Power, casing, and cooling

  1. JonnyGuru reviews 1250W Enermax Galaxy Evo PSU
  2. HardwareLogic reviews Cooler Master Storm Sniper case
  3. TweakPC reviews Lian Li PC-7FW case (in German)
  4. t-break reviews Vantec NexStar 3i power management external hard disk enclosure
  5. ITreviewed on Logitech Cooling Pad N100
  6. PureOverclock reviews Noctua NH-U12P 1366
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