Friday Shortbread


— 1:50 AM on February 26, 2010

Friday

  1. VR-Zone shares rumors: AMD Phenom II X6 to release on April 26th
    and GeForce GTX 400 series details (performance, pricing, etc.)
  2. Xpentor reports AMD is ready to anticipate Nvidia's GTX 480 (thanks Alung C.)
  3. C|Net reports Al Gore a lightning rod at Apple shareholder meeting
  4. Ars Technica reports Apple talks China retail plan, cash hoard with investors
  5. Gizmodo reports worker dies from N-hexane poisoning at touchscreen factory
  6. Fudzilla reports Apple about to update MacBook Pro
  7. TweakTown: Why is Flash such a problem on the iPad?
  8. TUAW reports leaked file might be the first promo list of iPad books
  9. TechFlash reports Panasonic licenses Microsoft file system in latest patent agreement
    and Verizon wields Myhrvold patent in dispute with TiVo over DVR tech
  10. Ars Technica reports secret Microsoft doc leaks, DMCA notice fails to contain it
    and free won't work; FCC wants $18B for public safety broadband
  11. Qwest hits users with new 'convenience fees'
  12. Rogers: Canadian broadband fine, data showing otherwise 'flawed'
  13. Expreview reports Infineon sues Elpida for patent infringement
  14. Xerox accuses Google, Yahoo of patent infringement
  15. Google Mail issues resolved
  16. DailyTech reports Google upgrades Gmail with new features
  17. Phishing attack hits Twitter users
  18. DigiTimes reports TSMC to begin trial production on 22nm process in 3Q12,
    says R&D head and foundries concerned about double ordering
  19. Engadget reports Asus Eee PC 1018P, 1016P, and 1015P prepping for a CeBIT debut
  20. CeBIT 2010: MSI to showcase notebooks and e-book readers
  21. Phoronix reports Intel Sandy Bridge GPU support begins on Linux
  22. Fudzilla reports MSI shows its HD 5870 Lightning
  23. Betanews reports demand for Palm devices is weaker than anticipated, fanboys wanted
  24. GigaOM on the path to 10 billion iTunes downloads
  25. PCPer podcast #95
  26. PC World: Are Hollyhood hackers bogus or bright?
  27. Newegg's morning and afternoon shell shockers
  28. Dealzon's deals: $299 off Dell Inspiron 17, $170 off 14" hp dv4i,
    $300 off 13.4" MSI X340 Slim, and $40 off Xbox 360 Arcade
Software

  1. C|Net: With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet
  2. The Inquirer reports Firefox zero day flaw disputed
  3. Fudzilla reports Adobe strikes back
  4. InfoWorld reports Adobe patches critical bug in Flash, Reader download tool
  5. TC Magazine reports Skype (temporarily?) pulls VOIP app for Windows Mobile
  6. Ogg Theora vs. H.264: Head-to-head comparisons
  7. Ars Technica on two new browser plugins, partying like it's 1998
  8. New PC Linux Knoppix 6.3 to be launched at CeBIT
  9. PTS Desktop Live 2010.1 "Anzhofen" released
  10. CCleaner v2.29
  11. Skype 4.2.0.152
  12. Thunderbird 3.0.2
  13. Opera 10.50 for Windows: More fixes and Opera 10.50 beta for Mac
  14. TUAW reports Quicken Essentials for Mac
    now available and Boxee back on Apple TV
Gaming

  1. ATI Catalyst 10.2 hotfix for Aliens vs. Predator and DX11 games
  2. Digital Trends: Microsoft should never have built the Xbox
  3. The Boston Globe reports investors bet less on video games
  4. Quake 2 and 3 for Droid (video)
  5. Shacknews reports Final Fantasy 1 & 2 hit iPhone, iPod touch
  6. Ars Technica on Bad Company 2 PC: The MW2 question and the server details
  7. OfficialBFBC2: The beta of Bad Company 2 has now ended
  8. Alltern8's interview with Dow2Live.com
  9. Shacknews reports Borderlands PC patch 1.30 released
    and Aliens vs. Predator PC patch for Monday and
    posts first screens of Relic's Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
  10. Kotaku reports Heavy Rain explores player depression with freezes and glitches
  11. FiringSquad reports Bad Company 2 Map Pack 1 detailed
  12. Missile Command: 30th anniversary
  13. Gamasutra's analysis: When console to PC conversions go awry
  14. PCGH's StarCraft II beta: Min vs. max graphics comparison
  15. Shacknews on MLB 2K10 hands-on: Pitching with gestures
  16. Gaming Heaven reviews Napoleon: Total War (PC)
  17. Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx now available
    and Supreme Commander 2 pre-load now
  18. Steam's weekend deal: SpellForce franchise 75% off
Systems and storage

  1. Benchmark Reviews on Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
  2. APH Networks on Asus P7P55D-E Premium
  3. Motherboards-Reviews on Asus M4N78-AM
  4. Hardware Canucks review SilverStone HDDBoost hybrid SSD / HDD device
  5. Tech ARP reviews 2TB Western Digital AV-GP
  6. TWL reviews Sans Digital TowerRAID TR5UT(-B)
Multimedia

  1. Expreview: Asus Radeon HD 5970 ROG preview appears
    and more sneak peek at Asus HD 5970 Ares graphics card
  2. CHW (in Spanish) and HT4U (in German) review AMD Radeon HD 5830
  3. iXBT Labs review AMD Radeon HD 5750 / 5770
  4. Technic3D reviews Asus EAH5870 (in German)
  5. [OC]ModShop shares 22" Zalman Trimon stereoscopic monitor impressions
  6. VR-Zone reviews LG SL90 LED TV and Canon PowerShot A490 10MP budget compact
  7. Hardware Secrets reviews JVC Picsio GC-FM1 camcorder
  8. Bona Fide Reviews on hp Deskjet F4480 all-in-one
  9. VR-Zone reviews Jabra Pro 9470 Bluetooth wireless headset
  10. Digital Trends reviews Palm Pixi Plus
  11. PCStats and TweakTown review Gigabyte M8000 Xtreme gaming mouse
Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Hardware Secrets reviews 600W OCZ ModXStream Pro PSU
  2. ProClockers review Kingwin Dock Master 3.0 hard drive dock
  3. FrostyTech reviews Zalman CNPS10X Flex heatsink
  4. PureOC reviews XSPC 5870 Razor GPU water block
  5. DeXgo reviews Aquatuning Lund reservoir (in German)
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