Halcyon Day Shortbread


— 8:09 AM on December 14, 2010

Eight is Enough

  1. NYT: Windows 8 could make CES appearance
  2. GizmoCrunch: Microsoft tablet in January, runs Windows 7 with Apple-like UI?
  3. SemiAccurate: Radeon HD 6900 appears all over
    and the secret of the AMD 6900's second switch
  4. Fudzilla reports reference HD 6970 has dual-BIOS
    and Nvidia attacks AMD great drivers claim
  5. ChipHell has Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 info (in Chinese)
  6. TC Magazine: Seagate makes the Barracuda Green hard drive line official
  7. Ars Technica: iPhone jailbreaker set to bring Cydia to Mac OS X
  8. Shacknews cites report: SSD hard drive improves loading
    in Gran Turismo 5; SSD mandatory for next-gen?

Halcyon Day

  1. hp exec: Costly metered pricing is what consumers want
  2. DSLReports: We're not an 'enemy' of usage-based billing
    and Comcast testing new set top box
  3. U.S. senators press China on piracy, counterfeiting
  4. DailyFinance: Best Buy shares slip on weak earnings
  5. C|Net: Yahoo! layoffs of up to 700 employees set for tomorrow
    and Goldman Sachs see 'challenging' 2011 for Microsoft
    and Dell acquires Compellent for $960 million
  6. The NY Times: Time Warner views Netflix as a fading star
  7. Microsoft joins lobbying group battling Google ITA acquisition
  8. WSJ: Rivals say Google plays favorites
  9. Ars Technica: Google, Microsoft distribute malware after domain name trickery
  10. C|Net: Google can fix you mom's PC, sort of
  11. TorrentFreak: Incompetent BitTorrent researchers strike again
  12. C|Net cites study: Streaming is killing off DVDs
Hardware news

  1. X-bit labs: TSMC intends to build a $10 billion Fab 16 production facility
  2. Fudzilla reports ARM targets servers and
    Acer irked by AMD rebrands in Russia and
    Germans ask IBM to make them the world's fastest supercomputer
  3. TUAW: Joshua Kors has no idea how to use a Mac, returns it
    and Xserve no longer offers SSD option
  4. Engadget: Dell'Fractal' workstation designs revealed
  5. TC Magazine: Acer dual-touchscreen notebook set for January 14 launch in the U.K.
  6. VR-Zone: Toshiba unleashes NB500 series notebooks
  7. MSI to unveil new laptops at CES 2011
  8. Engadget: MSI to reintroduce WindPad tablets at CES,
    claims Oak Trail improves performance and battery life
  9. DigiTimes: Foxconn expected to ship 4 - 4.2 million notebooks in 1Q11
  10. TC Magazine: Gigabyte teases G1-Killer motherboard line again
    and Hitachi officially intros its 3TB internal and external hard drives
    and Toshiba unveils new enterprise-oriented SSDs and HDDs
  11. Engadget: Pantech's Verizon LTE modem configured for Mac use, follow along at home
  12. TC Magazine: Colorful debuts single-slot, customized GeForce GTS 450
  13. VR-Zone: Philips launches new 3D TV; includes world's
    first 21:9 cinema proportioned 58PFL9955H and
    Creative announces ZiiEagle Movie Box, comes with 668 movies
  14. TC Magazine: New Boxee Box software update brings fixes, better 3D viewing
  15. Engaget: Kaleidescape launches 100-disc Blu-ray movie server
  16. Dealzon's deals: 20% coupon for 12.5” Lenovo IdeaPad U260, $175 off
    hp Elite 400z desktop, $100 coupon for 13.1” Sony Vaio Z Series, and
    $210 off 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
Mobile

  1. Microsoft to show off true iPad competitors at CES?
  2. MacRumors: Toshiba and Apple to invest $1.2 billion in factory to produce iPhone LCDs
  3. 9 to 5 Mac reports Apple is looking for Verizon iPad system engineers
  4. DailyTech: Verizon considers data family plans, Android killing RIM
  5. DSLReports: Android 80% of Verizon smartphone sales
  6. Analyst report: Why Verizon wants to sell the iPhone
  7. Touchscreen smartphone to become dominant by 2015 - research
  8. DigiTimes: Taiwan handset makers hoping for pooling of LTE patents
    and Nvidia seeing popularity grow in tablet PC market
  9. Engadget: eLocity A7 tablet finally shipping, $399 still buys you Froyo and Tegra 2
  10. Fudzilla: Tegra 2 has 2.5X graphics performance of iPhone A4
  11. VR-Zone: HTC Legend gets Android 2.2 Froyo, but only in Europe
  12. Fudzilla: LG Optimus 2X brushes competition aside
    and U.S. army to equip troops with smartphones
  13. Engadget: Nokia to revamp Symbian UI, ship dual-core phones in 2011
    and Nokia delays E7 slider into 'early 2011'
  14. TUAW: Aigo's iPhone 4 battery case features internal charge cable
  15. TC Magazine: Gmail webapp goes multi-lingual
  16. Engadget: Slingplayer Mobile for iPhone updated to 2.0
    with high quality video streaming and new guide
  17. DailyTech: Epic's "Infinity Blade" iOS RPG rakes in $1.6M in four days
  18. Engadget: Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and Market
    in January, current hacks could make it blow up
    and new Kindle sells 'million,' bests all 2009 Kindle sales
Software

  1. The Official SBS Blog: Windows SBS 2011 Standard released to manufacturing
  2. TweakTown's Catalyst 10.12 Windows 7 driver analysis
  3. Try Adobe Flash Player 10.2 beta in Ubuntu Linux
  4. Unixmen: Remove all unused kernels with 1 command in debian-based systems
  5. TR alum Joel Hruska on marking time: 3DMark 11 performance explored
  6. TUAW: Microsoft Office 2011 update fixes bugs
    and Indie Mac Gift Pack offers discounted Mac software for the holidays
  7. Windows Product Key Retriever 2.00
  8. Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.13
  9. PeaZip 3.5.1
  10. SetFSB 2.3.158.124
  11. CleanMem 1.6.2
  12. CrystalDiskInfo 3.9.4
  13. Norton Power Eraser 1.6.0.36
  14. TC Magazine: GPU-Shark is ready for Cayman (Radeon HD 6950 / 6970)
  15. Google Chrome 9.0.597.19 and 8.0.552.224
  16. ImgBurn 2.5.4.0
  17. Skype 5.0.0.156
Gaming

  1. Engadget: OnLive MicroConsole torn down, Marvell Armada found lurking within
  2. Ars Technica reports WoW: Cataclysm breaks PC gaming sales records
  3. Shacknews: Microsoft confirms Kinect and Top Gear for Forza 4,
    stresses "controller-based" racing and Insane revealed as trilogy;
    Guillermo del Toro acting as external creative director and
    Minecraft entering beta later this month with price bump
  4. Joystiq: Force Unleashed 2 character pack, Endor DLC out today
  5. Fudzilla: April 2011 release for new MK
  6. Fallout: New Vegas and Team Fortress 2 updates released on Steam
  7. The 2010 Ars Technica gaming gift guide
  8. Ars Technica: Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary a sad, wasted opportunity
Hardware

  1. Engadget: How to boot Ubuntu on the Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook
  2. TewakTown reviews V3 Avenger Core i7-930 gaming desktop PC
  3. t-break reviews 600GB Western Digital VelociRaptor
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB
  5. Guru3D reviews Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum
  6. Benchmark Reviews on SteelSeries 6Gv2 mechanical gaming keyboard
  7. Examiner's gaming keyboard buyer's guide
  8. The PC Format guide to... power supply units
  9. [H]ard|OCP reviews 750W NZXT HALE90 PSU
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