Friday Shortbread


— 12:17 PM on August 27, 2010

Eight is Enough

  1. Breaking news: WSJ reports MS co-founder Paul Allen sues Apple, Google, others over patents
  2. Intel's third-quarter below expectations
  3. Fudzilla reports Blockbuster to file for bankruptcy
  4. DailyTech reports Ninth Circuit Court rules in favor of warrantless GPS tracking
  5. VR-Zone: Alleged AMD Radeon HD 6870 3DMark Vantage benchmark leaked
  6. VR-Zone shares rumors: AMD Radeon HD 6000 series release schedule, first iteration in October
    and Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 features 192SP, release on September 13th
  7. Sony's Hirai: We're over 10 years away from disc-less PlayStation
  8. You can't multitask

Friday

  1. X-bit labs: GlobalFoundries to make major roadmap-related announcement next week
  2. TC Magazine reports Dell matches hp's acquisition offer for 3PAR - update: hp strikes back
  3. BusinessWeek: As streaming prices drop, a bet on high-def
  4. Google Realtime Search
  5. Ars Technica on Google's runtime search: Fun times for neurotic searchers
  6. Download Squad reports Diaspora, the open Facebook competitor, will launch on 9/15
  7. Engadget: Asus NX90Jq now available... sort of
  8. Fudzilla reports hp readies dual-core Atom netbook
    and Commodore resurrects 64 with Atom and Ion
    the heart of AMD's Llano is K8 and
    new Celeron 3500 2.7GHz expected and
    next-generation DDR4 SDRAM expected to reach 4.2GHz+ speeds
  9. C|Net: Intel, AMD vie to rewire PC's brain
  10. Weak PC sales further drag down DRAM contract pricing in 2H August, says inSpectrum
  11. Sharky Extreme's biweekly memory prices
  12. Engadget reports nanotechnology enables ultra high-def
    LCDs, cheaper stacked-electrode OLED screens
  13. TC Magazine reports Samsung 30 and 90 series tuner-equipped monitors launched in the U.S.
  14. VR-Zone reports Asus unveils Xonar DG gaming sound card
  15. Microsoft Hardware Blog: New Microsoft Studio Series mice are a piece of everyday art
  16. TC Magazine reports VisionTek delivers the CandyBoard mini wireless keyboard
  17. Ars Technica reports studios sue ad shop for pirate sites
    and U.S. movie tickets get biggest price hike in history
  18. Engadget podcast 210
  19. Dealzon's deals: 50% off coupon for 13" Lenovo ThinkPad X301, $443 off 15.6" Lenovo
    G560 Core i3, $30 off 128GB Crucial RealSSD, and $250 off 42" LG 1080p LCD TV
  20. Beat it! MSI World Champion Challenge
Networking, tablets, and smartphones

  1. GAO: Enhanced data collection could help FCC better monitor competition in wireless industry
  2. DSLReports: Virgin Mobile $40 prepaid unlimited launches
  3. The NY Times reports developer of tablets loses Apple as customer
  4. Engadget: ViewSonic ViewPad is an OlivePad rebadge?
  5. DigiTimes reports Samsung tablet PC aims to compete againset the mini iPad, say sources
  6. TC Magazine reports ExoPC Slate pre-orders to start next week
  7. X-bit labs: hp plans Windows-based tablet in the near future
  8. C|Net on the Supernova X1 3D tablet: No glasses needed
  9. GoRumors: New BlackBerry handset with rotating numeric / QWERTY keyboards
  10. PreCentral: UberKernel accelerates Pre to 1GHz, you life will never be the same (thanks dpaus)
    and DreamEngine lets you relive the glory days of 16-bit gaming [video]
  11. DailyTech reports Verizon Droid Incredible Android 2.2 update coming today
  12. Reg Hardware reports iPhone hackers look to iOS 4.1
  13. PreCentral's PalmCast episode 117 - Interview with hp's Rahul Sood
  14. Ars Technica's review: LaunchPro offers improved home screen for Android
    and hands-on: Netflix for iPhone works well, needs higher-res icons
  15. SuperSite for Windows reports Hotmail EAS coming August 30
Software

  1. Gartner: IT shops moving to Windows 7 need a 20 to 60 percent PC budget increase
  2. Kernel Log: New X Server, 3D drivers for Radeon 5000 and new stable kernels
  3. LWN.net reports Ubuntu drops support IA64 and SPARC
  4. Phoronix pits Apple Mac OS X OpenCL performance vs. Linux
  5. DailyTech reports H.264 free Internet video will be royalty-free forever
  6. Ars Technica reports Facebook to kill IE6 support for Chat on IE9 beta day
  7. Download Squad reports Firefox 4 beta 5 pre introduces two-column menu
  8. Ars Technica's hands-on: Firefox 4 beta 4 brings Tab Candy and Sync
  9. The Mozilla Blog: Fennec Alpha released for Android and Nokia N900
  10. [H]ard|OCP on Catalyst CrossFireX Application Profile 10.8a performance
  11. TweakTown's Catalyst 10.8 Windows 7 driver analysis
  12. TUAW's hands-on with Safari-based Gmail phone calls
    and rumor: Social networking coming to iTunes
  13. Everest Ultimate Edition 5.50.2239 beta
  14. Google Chrome 7.0.503.0 for Windows, Mac & Chrome Frame / 7.0.503.1 for Linux
  15. SlimBrowser 5.00.084
  16. VLC 1.1.4
  17. DivX for Windows 8.1.1
  18. Miranda IM 0.9.2
Gaming

  1. 1UP reports Valve would "love" to put Steamworks on Xbox 360
  2. Joystiq cites sources: Kinect beta kits going out,
    Dashboard update live foor participants (with pics)
  3. Ars Technica reports court halts PS jailbreak sales, gives Sony control of inventory
  4. Network World reports FTC settles complaint about fake video game testimonials
  5. DailyTech reports Best Buy B&M stores to accept video game trade-ins, will offer $20 bonus
  6. 1UP reports Valve cut Portal 2 competitive multiplayer
  7. Shacknews: Red Dead Redemption 'Liars and Cheats' DLC
    coming Sept. 21 for $10, incloudes 'Free Roam' pack
  8. Left 4 Dead Blog on a Detour Ahead (new L4D2 community campaign for PC players)
  9. PC Gamer reports Elemental now works, old savegames now don't (after patch)
  10. Shacknews pens Mafia II review and
    Halo: Reach "Nightfall" Mission preview
  11. Ars Technica reviews Dead Rising 2
  12. Ten Ton Hammer's first look at Guild Wars 2
  13. Steam's weekend deal - Mount Blade: Warband
Hardware

  1. Igniq.com on AlienBEware: Why you SHOULD build your own gaming PC
  2. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews Dell Studio 17: When gaming isn't enough
  3. C|Net rounds up 11.6" ultraportable laptops
  4. Ars Technica: AMD's Bobcat mobile architecture will play it straight
  5. AnandTech reviews Zotac IONITX-P-E: Can Intel's
    CULV processors reinvigorate interest in Nvidia's Ion?
  6. StorageReview on 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Black
  7. Fudzilla has XFX HD 5970 4GB Black Edition previewed
  8. TechReviewSource on new Apple iPod Touch: What to expect?
  9. Engadget's Amazon Kindle review (2010)
   
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