IBM PC Day Shortbread

— 5:28 AM on August 12, 2010

Eight is Enough

  1. C|Net on the demand dichotomy: PCs down, iPad up
  2. Microsoft execs downplay talk of possible PC demand slowdown
  3. X-bit labs: AMD readies bunch of new processors to refresh back-to-school lineup
    and AMD's fastest quad-core chip will have 2 versions - sources and
    Nvidia needs access to x86 technology for long-term survival - analysts
  4. Fudzilla reports Intel unveils Knights Ferry HPC co-processor specifications
  5. TC Magazine reports Toshiba develops Toggle Mode NAND, promises higher SSD speeds
  6. Engadget's exclusive: Upcoming Apple TV loses 1080p
    playback, gains apps... and will be renamed iTV
  7. Community petition for Valve to reveal more about the future of the Half-Life series
  8. John Carmack has joined Twitter


  1. Computer science breakthrough: The end of P = NP?
  2. C|Net reports Cisco profits and revenue rise but still disappoint
  3. Broadband should not be a government priority: Pew Internet Study
  4. C|Net reports Facebook differs with Google on net neutrality
  5. Engadget reports Sam's Club soon offering free Wi-Fi in all U.S. locations
  6. eWeek reports Google Street View sparks privacy concerns in Germany
  7. 41 Latitude on the Bing Maps redesign: The good, the bad & the ugly
  8. BBC News reports U.S. military to attack Moore's Law for future computers
  9. Asus NX90 stolen in Romania before press conference
  10. Futurelooks covers GOOC 2010 in LA
  11. TC Magazine reports STMicroelectronics reveals the SPEAr1310 dual-core Cortex-A9 chip
  12. SemiAccurate: Gigabyte's UASP USB 3.0 driver boosts USB 2.0 performance
  13. TC Magazine reports VisionTek cuts price of its Killer 2100 gaming network card
  14. VisionTek develops a dual-processor mainstream card to meet quad-DVI demand
  15. Funky Kit visits Sapphire's HQ in Hong Kong
  16. Fudzilla reports Razer outs green Orca headphones
  17. BBC News: Why do we all use QWERTY keyboards?
  18. Verizon FiOS scores first NFL game on 3D TV: Giants-Patriots preseason match-up on Sept. 2
  19. MSI Military Class Q&A
  20. Dealzon's deals: $320 off 20” hp 300z quad-core + TV, $80 off 15.6” Acer Aspire,
    $30 off 20” Dell LCD monitor, and $25 off 64GB Super Talent SSD
Gadgets and smartphones

  1. Bloomberg reports Apple says it will offer replacements of iPod nanos in Japan that overheat
  2. Engadget reports Sony outs NWZ-E350 Walkman
  3. Computerworld reports Samsung launches first portable Blu-ray 3D player
  4. Google: New Android feature coming tomorrow
  5. Verizon: Consumers will 'pay a premium' for LTE
  6. Daring Fireball: More on the alleged Verizon iPhone 4
  7. Engadget's exclusive: Dell Thunder prototype rumbles into the wild (video)
    and Epic 4G coming August 31st for $249.99 on contract (updated)
  8. TUAW reports there may be a fix coming for the AT&T Microcell and
    Apple patents "Exciter" technology for devices, including a "cyclocomputer"
  9. FierceWireless cites report: Amazon, looking beyond Kindle, considers making phones

  1. InfoWorld reports Apple gives developers compatibility lab day passes (cost = $99)
  2. Porting from DOS to Windows
  3. The world's best at Excel and Word (photos)
  4. Microsoft readies beta 2 of Windows Live Essentials 2011
    and Microsoft's Windows Azure: What a difference a year makes
  5. Linux questionnaire
  6. AppScout reports BlackBerry Desktop 6 now available for PCs
  7. C|Net reports new Synology NAS operating system goes beta
  8. TC Magazine reports AMD delivers Stream SDK v2.2 with OpenCL 1.1 support
    and third Firefox 4 beta adds multi-touch support for Windows 7
  9. C|Net reports Firefox add-on blocks malicious search results
  10. Advanced SystemCare Free 3.7.0
  11. Belarc Advisor
  12. Apple iOS 4.0.2 update for iPhone and iPod touch (fix for PDF vulnerability)
  13. Apple iOS 3.2.2 update for iPad (fix for PDF vulnerability)
  14. BBC News reports virus writers hit Google Android phones

  1. Nvidia PhysX 9.10.0513 with bug fixes for Mafia II
  2. GameBlend reports Mafia II PC demo patched
  3. Hi Tech Legion has Mafia II performance benchmarks: PhysX and 3D Vision tested
  4. Fudzilla reports THQ confirms premium strategy
  5. Kotaku reports Kinect downgraded to save money, can't read sign language
  6. Sony: Move can out-do mouse & keyboard
  7. Engadget's exclusive: Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0
    gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone
  8. Neowin reports Microsoft to open a new game studio for the WP7 platform
  9. R.U.S.E. will not use Ubisoft DRM
  10. Bitmob: What if Blizzard went through with Real ID?
  11. PC Gamer reports next TF2 update adds trading, new game mode
  12. CVG reports Crysis 3 will be in 3D - Crytek
  13. Shacknews reports Borderlands DLC 'Claptrap's New Robot Revolution' announced
    and Irrational's 'Project Icarus' to be revealed today
    and Valve trademarks "DOTA"; announcement soon?
  14. Steam's new beta client: Tabbed chat and browser improvements
  15. CS: Source and Killing Floor updates released on Steam
  16. TechFlash reports Microsoft professes Zynga love, but FarmVille still MIA on MSN
  17. PC-Luchs reviews Alpha Protocol (in German)
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Benchmark Reviews on the desktop PC platform: Killed by overclocking
  2. Engadget: Enso's Android-based zenPad 4 ships, gets unboxed and politely berated on video
  3. Early take on India's $35 tablet: 'Fairly impressive'
  4. HotHardware reviews Core i7-970
  5. [H]ard|OCP reviews MSI Big Bang XPower motherboard
  6. Madshrimps review ASRock X58 Extreme3
  7. Hardware Secrets has ECS P55H-AK first look
  8. KitGuru on 40GB Intel X25-V SSD quad-RAID 0 performance
  9. Tech ARP reviews 60GB OCZ Agility 2 (E) SSD
  10. TweakTown reviews 500GB IndyLab Touch USB 2.0 touch-sensitive portable HDD
  11. TWL reviews 32GB Super Talent SuperCrypt USB 3.0 drive
  12. Bona Fide Reviews on SIIG wireless-N router

  1. TweakTown tests Gainward GTX 460 1GB GLH Edition in SLI
  2. HT4U reviews Sparkle GeForce GTX 460 OC (in German)
  3. OCIA reviews Asus EAH5870 V2 Stalker Edition
  4. Hardware Canucks, Neoseeker, OCC, and PureOC review Sapphire HD 5770 FleX
  5. AnandTech reviews Dropcam Echo security camera
  6. TechReviewSource on Western Digital WD TV Live Plus
  7. TechSpot reviews Patriot Box Office media player
  8. Engadget's ZTE Racer review
  9. Hardware Secrets on Abbee commercial-free FM radio
  10. XSReviews on Skydigital nKeyboard
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. TweakTown reviews 1100W Nexus RX-1.1K PSU
  2. KitGuru reviews NZXT Phantom case
  3. Burned iN reviews SilverStone Sugo SG-04-FH case
  4. OverclockersHQ reviews Griffin Clarifi Reveal iPhone case
  5. OCC reviews Thermalright HR-02
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