Tax Day Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on April 15, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. Global PC market contracts in the first quarter,
    but swaths of growth remain, according to IDC
  2. DailyTech reports Comcast Extreme 105 broadband plan debuts at $105 / month
  3. X-bit labs: Intel expects to have 100 developers
    evaluating Many-Core accelerators by year end
  4. Donanim Haber: First test results of Sandy Bridge-based
    next-generation Pentium processors (in Turkish)
  5. Softpedia: AMD to start mass production of Radeon HD 7000 GPUs in May
  6. Ars Technica: Ride the Firefox development wave with Aurora pre-release builds
  7. NPD: U.S. video game retail sales fell 4% in March as game software sales declined
  8. Shacknews reports The Witcher 2 uses SecuROM,
    won't see region censorship and feature sixteen endings

Tax Day

  1. CNBC reports Google shares tumble after earnings miss estimates
  2. Bloomberg: AT&T's $39 billion T-Mobile deal faces coordinated review, official says
  3. Ars Technica reports North Carolina cities mobilize against anti-muni broadband bill
  4. DailyTech reports Amazon meets with record labels over Cloud Drive
  5. AppleInsider: Apple woos data center guru away from Microsoft for cloud services
  6. PCPer podcast #149
Hardware news

  1. reports MSI launches the X370 ultra thin laptop
  2. VR-Zone reports ASMedia's SATA 6Gbps controller hits retail
  3. TC Magazine: MSI rolling out Twin Frozr III-cooled GeForce GTX 570 - update
  4. Antec Kühler H2O 920 giveaway at / Twitter
  5. Dealzon's deal: $400 coupon for 17.3" 1080p Dell XPS 17 i7-2630QM / 3GB
    GeForce GT 555M, $408 off 15.6" Dell Latitude E5520 i3-2310M / 4GB RAM,
    $500 coupon for 15.6" Alienware M15x i7-740QM, and $41 coupon for Shure
    SRH440 headphones

  1. Mac Rumors: Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 (iOS 4.2.7 for Verizon iPhone)
  2. TechReviewSource on BlackBerry PlayBook
  3. Ars Technica reports MeeGo finding some love in China after Nokia defection
  4. HotHardware reports hp ePrint app comes to iPhone
  5. PC Review on best iPad 2 apps

  1. SemiAccurate reports AMD take a major step in enabling GPGPU coding
  2. AppleInsider on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New multitouch gestures,
    Dock integration for Exposé, Launchpad, Mission Control
  3. Neowin reports Windows 8 build 7955 in the wild, log on video surfaces
  4. Ars Technica reports Unity environment in good shape, on track for Ubuntu 11.04
  5. Ubuntu 11.04 beta 2
  6. Sysinternals suite - updated 4/13/11
  7. MacRumors: Apple releases Safari 5.0.5 and security update 2011-002

  1. GameInformer reports multiple sources confirm new Nintendo HD console
  2. FBI agents search University of Michigan students' apartment
    during investigation involving World of Warcraft scheme
  3. VG24/7 reports Homefront dedicated server tool available on Steam
  4. Shacknews reports GOG working on future partnerships,
    The Witcher coming May 10, Alone in the Dark
    series out now and Netflix adds Kinect support
    and Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City trailer
    and Call of Duty: Black Ops mod tools due in May
  5. Ars Technica on Anomaly: Warzone Earth and 3DS Zelda
  6. Steam's 2K sale - Civilization V (sale ends at noon CDT today)
  7. Steam's weekend deal - Splinter Cell Collector Pack
Systems and storage

  1. SPCR reviews hp Proliant MicroServer
  2. Phoronix reviews System76 Serval Professional Sandy Bridge notebook
  3. HotHardware reviews Asus G73SW Sandy Bridge gaming notebook
  4. posts beginner's guide to water cooling your PC
  5. Björn3D reviews Core i3-2100
  6. OverclockersHQ reviews Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard
  7. Techgage on file transfers over 1Gbit/s Ethernet: SSD vs. HDD
  8. TechSpot reviews 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
  9. TweakTown reviews 120GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

  1. TWL reviews Sapphire HD 6950 FleX 2GB
  2. Hardware Heaven's Sapphire roundup - Radeon HD 6950 FleX,
    6870 FleX, 5850 Xtreme, 5830 Xtreme & X58 Pure Black
  3. Techgage reviews Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB
  4. TWL reviews Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme
  5. BCCHardware reviews 24" Zalman ZM-M240W stereoscopic 3D monitor
  6. OCC reviews Diamond Xtreme external 7.1 USB sound card
  7. [H]ard|OCP reviews Corsair HS1A headset
  8. TweakPC reviews Roccat Kulo headset (in German)
  9. Overclockers Online reviews Thermaltake Challenger Pro gaming keyboard
  10. OC3D reviews Roccat Kova Plus and Alumic gaming mouse pad
  11. TechReviewSource on Dell V715w MFP
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. KitGuru reviews 850W Enermax NAXN PSU
  2. Hardware Canucks review Cooler Master Storm Enforcer case
  3. KitGuru reviews NZXT H2 Classic case
  4. Neoseeker reviews In Win Dragon Slayer case
  5. SPCR reviews Fractal Design Define R3 ATX
    and SilverStone Fortress FT03 mATX cases
  6. CDR-Info pits Noctua NH-C14 vs. Thermaltake Frio Ock
  7. SPCR reviews Prolimatech Genesis CPU heatsink
  8. Legit Reviews on Thermaltake Jing silent CPU cooler
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