Thursday Shortbread

— 9:15 AM on August 20, 2009


  1. [H]ard|OCP: Intel Core i5 captured in the wild
  2. Early sales of Core i5 and i7 CPUs unlikely to stop despite Intel warning, say sources
  3. DSLReports: So much for Google the ISP, huh?
  4. DailyTech reports Google works new file system into Caffeine plans
  5. BusinessWeek on Microsoft's patent dust-ups
  6. DailyTech reports MacBook Pro notebook HDD, Bluetooth fixes arrive
  7. TG Daily reports Apricorn padlocks a hard drive
  8. Plasma TV sales surge as consumers seek value
  9. MacWorld reports Logitech's new mice like shiny objects
  10. Electronista reports Razer intros 17-button mouse for MMO games
  11. BSA softens anti-piracy message
  12. MySpace to buy web music service iLike
  13. Sony's RED agrees to price music reasonably: 15 cents and up
  14. Apple responsible for 25% of U.S. music sales
  15. VR-Zone organizes the inaugural power users gathering

  1. TG Daily reports i4i pledges to 'vigorously enforce' XML patent as Microsoft appeals injunction
  2. Ars Technica reports Mozilla makes much ado about nothing over browser ballot
  3. ComputerWorld reports Windows 7 will run 120 days for free, Microsoft confirms
  4. XP, Vista, or Windows 7: Which OS is more secure?
  5. Wired has 7 good reasons to switch to Windows 7
  6. TechReviewSource on Windows 7 upgrade paths
  7. iGadget Life on running Windows 7 on Acer's Aspire One D250
  8. Ars Technica reports Microsoft Security Essentials build 1.0.1500.0 arrives (updated)
  9. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 RC released
  10. Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (ISO)
  11. C|Net on Microsoft's plan to get back in the phone game
  12. Apple to relent, add 3rd party sync to iTunes officially?
    (Updated - Screenshots fake? Thanks, dpaus.)
  13. SuperSite for Windows: Microsoft interoperability Yes, but no respect at all
  14. Linux dev community growing, 5 patches accepted every hour
  15. Slashdot: Behind Menuet, an OS written entirely in assembly
  16. PCGH: Catalyst 9.8 reviewed: HD 4870 X2 up to 47% faster, failing in Anno 1404
  17. What's new in WinRAR 3.90

  1. Kotaku reports Sony explains why the PS3 Slim has no backwards compatibility
  2. Sony and Microsoft "financially exhausted" from price wars
  3. PS3 price drop may boost Blu-ray Disc demand, says Taiwan disc makers
  4. DirecTV offers BlizzCon 2009 pay per view
  5. Valve: Left 4 Dead DLC was planned for pre-E3 release, 'didn't message correctly'
  6. Shacknews reports Guild Wars 2 trailer, media flood unleashed
  7. Fable III debut trailer
  8. PC Perspective hardware workshop - DiRT 2 teaser
  9. Ars Technica on World of Warcraft... the magazine? From online to dead tree
  10. GameTrailers have John Carmack interview part I and part II
  11. bitComposer Games secures worldwide rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
  12. Blend Games reports Fallout 3 game add-on pack 2 coming next week
  13. GameZone: Behind the music of Wolfenstein
  14. Gaming Heaven reviews Wolfenstein (Xbox 360) and Crystal Defenders (PS3)
  15. IGN's Diablo III hands-on preview
Systems and storage

  1. C|Net: Time to drop the netbook label
  2. AnandTech reviews Asus Eee PC 1005HA: Refining the netbook
  3. Digital Trends reviews hp Pavilion Slimline s5160f desktop PC
  4. Monster-Hardware reviews a refurbished Dell OptiPlex GX280 desktop PC
  5. Expreview reports Pentium E6500K cracks 6GHz mark
  6. Fudzilla reports Phenom II X4 965 125W and Larrabee IGP planned
  7. Expreview's thorough review of Intel Core i5 750
  8. Award Fabrik has Core i3 540 vs. Core i5 750 tested (in German)
  9. TweakTown reviews Phenom II X4 965
  10. OCWorkBench reports ASRock P55 Deluxe has SATA 3 card bundled in
  11. lab501 reports Asus working on Maximus III Gene (in Romanian)
  12. Hardware Canucks: EVGA's P55 motherboards lineup revealed + P55 FTW preview
  13. Neoseeker reviews MSI X58M
  14. VR-Zone's SSD stackup
  15. HotHardware reviews Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

  1. Guru3D's exclusive: BFG Tech GeForce GTX 295 H2OC LE tested
  2. PC Perspective's Gigabyte GTS 250 1GB and 9600 GT 512MB comparison
  3. Ultimate Hardware reviews MSI Radeon HD 4770
  4. I4U reviews XFX Radeon HD 4770
  5. Björn3D reviews Asus EHD3-100 dual hybrid TV card
  6. HardwareZone on the camera with two views
  7. TWL reviews Axis Communications M1031-W network camera
  8. Technic3D reviews Fantec MM-FHDL Full HD media player (in German)
  9. Digital Trends reviews LG 55LH90 and Samsung Solstice
  10. OverclockersHQ reviews Xtracpads Ripper XXL gaming mouse pad
Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Hardware Secrets reviews 500W SilverStone Element ST50EF-Plus PSU
  2. Bright Side of News on HyperMac
  3. reviews Corsair Obsidian Series 800D case
  4. Hardware Canucks review Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62 case
  5. SilentPCReview on SilverStone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases
  6. Hardware Bistro reviews In Win Maelstrom case
  7. CowcotLand reviews Ikonik Ra-X10 Smooth case (in French)
  8. Futurelooks reviews Patriot Memory PCXL25SR Convoy XL 2.5" RAID enclosure
  9. PureOC reviews Vizo Luxon & Arius EX drive enclosures
  10. ThinkComputers reviews Mophie Hard Case Plus for iPhone
  11. PCShopTalk reviews Scythe Kaze Server 5.25" fan controller
  12. Hi Tech Legion reviews Thermaltake Massive 23 ST laptop cooler
  13. FrostyTech reviews Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Socket 1156 heatsink
  14. Metku reviews Corsair Hydro H50
  15. OCC reviews Evercool Rifling 80mm fan and AMA Phantom
  16. [OC]ModShop reviews Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink
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