Wednesday Shortbread


— 11:29 AM on August 25, 2010

Eight is Enough

  1. MacRumors: Apple media event September 7th? iPod Touch, Apple TV, show rentals
  2. Intel CEO: U.S. faces looming tech decline
  3. Fudzilla: Sandy Bridge Celeron coming in Q3 2011
    and Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600K name explained
    and Sandy Bridge has 850MHz graphics core
    and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 offers more flexibility
  4. Expreview: AMD to show off Fusion APU in early September
  5. ATi-Forum's exclusive: Codename 'Bart' first GPU of AMD HD 6000 series (in German)
  6. TC Magazine: XFX lets loose the $1,200 Radeon HD 5970 4GB Black Edition graphics card
    and PowerColor helping Eyefinity gamers with DisplayPort to single-link DVI adapter
  7. Ars Technica: Windows DLL-loading security flaw puts Microsoft in a bind
  8. MSI unleashes mind-blowing Metro 2033 game demo: A brutal challenge for your gaming rigs

Wednesday

  1. TC Magazine reports Rambus ignores U.S. patent office ruling, sues IBM
  2. Computerworld reports EFF slams Apple patent as traitorware: Jobs is spying on you?
    and Apple exec stashed $150K in shoe boxes
  3. SuperSite for Windows on Intel + McAfee: Crazy, or crazy like a fox?
  4. TUAW: MacBook makeovers bring new life to a couple of old laptops
  5. C|Net: Does iPad + keyboard case = goodbye, netbook?
  6. DigiTimes: Asus, Acer to compete with "luxurious" netbooks in 4Q10
  7. TC Magazine reports Asus rolling out the Atom N550-packed Eee PC 1015PEM
  8. Macles: Acer Chrome OS netbook detailed in bug reports
  9. SemiAccurate: Today is tomorrow, so why are we stuck in the past?
    (the PC lives in a world of legacy support)
  10. VR-Zone: Biostar introduces its A770E3, A770L3, A780L,
    A780L3, and A880G+ AMD-based motherboards
  11. C|Net reports Transcend SSDs get radical speed and capacity boosts
  12. TC Magazine reports Acer introduces the S2-Series slim LCD monitors
    and Logitech reveals the THX-certified Z263 2.1 speaker system
  13. DailyTech reports George Lucas looks to kill "Jedi Mouse" wireless headset
  14. Engadget: Sharp's e-reader ready to 'rival the iPad' by year's end, may have a 3D future
  15. Ars Technica: New, inexpensive color e-readers have Android under the hood
  16. TC Magazine reports Huntkey debuts its 1200W X7 Series PSU at Gigabyte's event
  17. The Infrastructurist: How you think you save energy is not how you save energy, study shows
  18. Engadget HD podcast 211
  19. Dealzon's deals: $389 off 15.6" Dell Studio 15 Core i5 / 6GB RAM / 1GB AMD graphics,
    $120 off 15.6" Gateway NV5387u, and $40 off Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
Networking, tablets, and smartphones

  1. Encrypted and obfuscated? Ars says your P2P protocol can still be IDed
    and ad firm sued for allegedly re-creating deleted cookies
  2. DSLReports: Verizon offers $80, 5GB prepaid data plan
  3. C|Net reports Cisco, Verizon push for 3D video and more
  4. Canada.com: Cold War weapons expert warns Wi-Fi could cause generational birth defects
  5. Annual global demand for tablet PCs to rise to 50 million units in 2 - 3 years, says Acer chairman
  6. DailyTech reports Samsung posts teaser video for Android-powered Galaxy Tab
  7. DSLReports: Dell offers first smartphone via AT&T
  8. Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our list of the best Android Apps
  9. Google Mobile Blog: Dive into the ocean with Google Earth for Android
  10. C|Net reports Angry Birds game finally lands on webOS devices
  11. MCV reports Microsoft planning phone-console multiplayer
Software

  1. C|Net reports Windows 95 turns 15: Has Microsoft's OS peaked?
  2. Were you in line to buy Windows 95 fifteen years ago?
  3. PCMag: Windows 8 should virtualize everything
  4. Microsoft: 'We love open source'
  5. TechNet Magazine August Edition online
  6. Is this Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 interface?
  7. Microsoft adds new printing, charting features to Office Web Apps
  8. TC Magazine reports Apple delivers new security update for Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6
  9. CCleaner 2.35.1219
  10. HWiNFO32 v3.58
  11. Windows Live Sync beta for Mac
  12. Latest Opera 10.70 beta build: Bug fixing Wednesday on a unified build number
  13. SlimBrowser 5.00.083
  14. x264 video codec 1703
  15. Trillian Astra 4.2.0.22
  16. D3DGear 3.89
Gaming

  1. Ars Technica reports EA takes hard-line stance against Medal of Honor controversy
  2. Strategy Informer on the Medal of Honor debacle
  3. Fudzilla: Buying used games is cheating, THQ says
  4. CVG reports APB dev slammed by fired staff
  5. Joystiq reports Take-Two loses legal fight over BioShock.com
  6. Engadget: Sony ponders charging for 'online pass' game functionality
  7. GamesBeat: Lifting the veil on the hybrid processor-graphics chip in the new Xbox 360
  8. Engadget: Microsoft details Vejle, the new Xbox 360's system-on-chip architecture
  9. Fudzilla: Voice support part of Microsoft Kinect launch
  10. EA: Game budgets have peaked
  11. VentureBeat: OnLive cuts a mafia deal that gamers won't be able to refuse
  12. Capcom: We're never going to have another RE5 controversy
  13. Massively exclusive: Jack Emmert speaks (about Neverwinter and a whole bunch of other stuff)
  14. Joystiq: Torchlight III out before Diablo III, Runic CEO hypothesizes
  15. Brink developer diary #3 - The end of genre as we know it
  16. Shacknews: Meet Portal 2's 'Wheatley,' voiced by Stephen Merchant
    and Halo: Reach live action video compels you to 'remember' and
    Final Fantasy XIV producer blames PS3 delay on console memory restrictions
    and Good Old Games adds King's Quest 1, 2, and 3 in one convenient package
  17. Kotaku reports Steam sale saves developer
  18. Ars Technica on Call of Duty: Black Ops - dedicated servers, dev console, mods
    and the dubious value of game length
  19. GamersHell has Lost Horizon demo
  20. Counter-Strike: Source, Garry's Mod, and Shattered Horizon updates released on Steam
  21. TorrentFreak: Steam gamers are avid BitTorrent users
  22. Ars Technica's first look at Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    and Shank review
  23. Shacknews has Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review
    and NBA 2K11 Jordan Challenge preview
Hardware

  1. AnandTech, Ars Technica, and HotHardware on AMD's Bobcat & Bulldozer processors
  2. Rage3D on AMD's Vision
  3. Engadget's Sony Alpha A55 and A33 hands-on
  4. AnandTech: Netgear AV series set for expansion
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