Friday Shortbread


— 5:00 AM on July 16, 2010

Eight is Enough

  1. TC Magazine reports AMD posts small loss in Q2, other markers look good
  2. PCWorld reports AMD fast on Fusion, but hesitant with tablets
  3. TC Magazine reports Intel Core i7-970 hexa-core starts hitting stores
  4. X-bit labs: Intel unveils plans to update Celeron line with 32nm chips
  5. Exclusive: Apple's FaceTime coming to iPod touch, iPad, BGR details how
  6. Consumer Reports: Apple's Bumper case alleviates the iPhone 4 signal-loss problem
  7. Bloomberg reports Apple engineer told Jobs iPhone antenna might cut calls
  8. Business Insider reports Apple says Bloomberg iPhone 4 "antennagate" report is "simply not true"

Friday

  1. C|Net reports Google's earnings lighter than expected
  2. C|Net cites report: Apple, Google showed interest in Palm
  3. DigiTimes reports ECS refutes Lenovo acquisition rumors and
    Taipei Computer Association urges Intel to continue cooperation to boost WiMAX development
    and TSMC begins construction on Gigafab in central Taiwan
    and contract quotes for DDR3 chips drift lower in early July
  4. The NY Times reports Acer's race to no. 1 continues
  5. PCWorld reports UK Royalty Society suggests ISPs pay for pirated music
  6. DSLReports: FCC holds more closed door meetings on net neutrality
  7. Engadget reports Lenovo ThinkPad X300 series to be phased out, replaced by T400 this year
  8. Ars Technica: hp's Android tablet "delayed," more likely DOA
  9. PCWorld cites report: Next iPad to have 5.6" and 7" OLED screens
  10. IT Expert Voice: Why "gaming" chips are moving into the server room
  11. Expreview reports Intel Core i7-740QM begins to retail
    and Asus P55 gets front panel USB 3.0 support
  12. Engadget reports Velocity Micro rolls out T30 Italia laptop, Vector Campus Edition desktop
  13. TC Magazine reports OWC starts shipping 480GB SandForce-based SSDs
    and Sharp releasing 100GB BDXL discs on July 30th
    and PowerColor unveils its first Vortex-cooled graphics cards
    and MSI readies new low-profile GeForce GT 220 card
  14. Fudzilla reports GTX 480 slips to under €400
    and GeForce GTX 465 doesn't sell well
  15. Higher resolutions now available for Intel graphics customers
    using Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go
  16. DailyTech: In June, 52% of smartphone buyers wanted iPhones
  17. Fudzilla reports iPhone 4 silent recall may already be in effect
  18. VR-Zone reports NZXT to launch Phantom casing on July 21
  19. Ars Technica: What happens when we run out of oil and coal?
  20. Dealzon's deals: $50 off Droid X by Motorola, $380 off 15.6" Lenovo G555,
    $100 off 21.5" Lenovo B305 touchscreen, and $40 off 500GB Iomega Prestige portable HD
Software

  1. C|Net reports Finjan sues McAfee, Symantec over patents
  2. LWN.net: A line in the sand for graphics drivers
  3. TechSpot posts a compendium of Firefox 4 beta tweaks
  4. Chrome 6.0.466.0 for Windows and Linux
  5. Download Squad: Annotate your email with Chrome extension Gmail Notes
    and Dropbox Shell Tools let you copy files quickly to your Dropbox
  6. PCWorld reports Elgato releaes Turbo.264 HD Software Edition
  7. openSUSE 11.3 is here
  8. Super Nintendo emulators for Ubuntu 10.04
  9. TUAW reports iOS 4.0.1, iPad 3.2.1, and 4.0.1 SDK released
  10. Ars Technica reports iOS 4.0.1 tweaks bar display, doesn't fix signal drop
  11. The Mozilla Blog: Get Firefox Home on your iPhone
  12. Fudzilla reports Android Market surpasses 1 billion downloads
Gaming

  1. Microsoft Kinect not to debut in China
  2. Kotaku: Why are consoles banned in China?
  3. Joystiq shares rumor: Images of new Xbox 360 dashboard leaked [update]
  4. New software survey unveiled for Steam client users
  5. TechFlash reports Microsoft pulls the plug on Xbox Live game show '1 vs. 100'
  6. June NPD: Red Dead maintains top spot, Xbox 360 takes second place from Nintendo Wii
  7. Shacknews reports Double Fine making four 'small' games after Brutal Legend 2 scrapped
    and Aliens vs. Predator patches scrapped for consoles; PC support unchanged
  8. CVG: Who needs DRM?
  9. IncGamers: Battlefield's Onslaught mode release for PC now unclear
  10. Big Download: Final StarCraft II retail version system requirements revealed
  11. Kotaku: You can download StarCraft II now (you just can't play it)
  12. Aion, Garry's Mod, and CS: Source, TF2 & DoD: Source updates released on Steam
  13. Bad Company 2 owners now have access to the Medal of Honor beta on Steam
  14. Steam's R.U.S.E. free preview weekend on now
  15. Unreality: Movies, modern video games, and a music video re-imagined as 8-bit games
  16. Can video game screenshots double as fine-art photography?
  17. Shacknews has giveaway: All Points Bulletin
  18. GamersHell's ARMA(2)geddon giveaway
Hardware

  1. Maximum PC: How to build the ultimate 3D home theater PC
  2. AnandTech on low power server CPUs: The energy saving choice?
  3. Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte & MSI: 4 flagship X58 motherboards reviewed at AnandTech
  4. Expreview's Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB & 768MB launch review
  5. FiringSquad's EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB Superclocked review
  6. Engadget's Sony NEX-VG10 HD camcorder preview
  7. Ars Technica's Droid X first impressions: Nice hardware, Motorola
  8. The iPhone 4 redux: AnandTech analyzes Apple's iOS 4.0.1 signal fix & antenna issue
  9. Fudzilla's Apple iPhone 4 review - part 2
  10. [H]ard|OCP's Q3 2010 CPU heatsinks / air coolers roundup
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