National Limerick Day Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on May 12, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. X-bit labs: AMD FX 8110 Zambezi's alleged clock-speeds, benchmark results emerge on web
  2. Fudzilla reports AMD to use Coreboot in Llano, other upcoming parts
  3. Real World Tech on why Apple won't ARM the Macbook
  4. JPR: Graphics AIB shipments - increase modest 0.2% from last quarter
  5. HotHardware: Study shows computer owners experience a four-year itch (to upgrade their PCs)
  6. Ars Technica reports firmware hack can transform a 2009 Mac Pro into a 12-core monster
  7. StorageReview: Emphase releases S5 series SSD that can self-destruct at the push of a button
  8. Develop uncovers the Valve manifesto

National Limerick Day

  1. Obama's tech czar: Gov't data can be boon for entrepreneurs - TechFlash
  2. EETimes reports Rambus sowing seeds with memory startups
  3. Ars Technica reports U.S. Senate probes "unfixable" AT&T / T-Mobile deal
  4. The Loop: Apple faces another data location lawsuit
  5. Google I/O 2011: Keynote day 2 (video)
  6. Engadget: Google Music Beta walkthrough: What it is and how it works (video)
  7. DailyTech: Google expects to pay at least a $500M USD fine for antitrust offenses
  8. SuperSite for Windows: Email trail suggests Google is already the next Microsoft
  9. Another reason Microsoft wants Skype: Advertisers, advertisers, advertisers
  10. Symantec: Facebook user information may have leaked to third parties - DailyTech
  11. Ars Technica reports revised 'Net censorship bill requires search engines to block sites, too
  12. Wired: Biggest BitTorrent downloading case in U.S. history targets 23,000 defendants
  13. The Pirate Bay: "The battle of Internets is about to begin" - TorrentFreak
  14. Ars Technica reports National Jukebox now online, serving up hits from the early 1900s
Hardware news

  1. X-bit labs: ARM not afraid of Intel's 22nm / tri-gate process technology - company
  2. NPD: iPad cannibalization of PC market has slowed - AppleInsider
  3. TC Magazine reports Lenovo ThinkPad X1 ultra-thin laptop to debut on May 17
  4. VR-Zone: Panasonic announces its latest addition to the Toughbook family - the CF-53
  5. Fudzilla reports quad-core Sandy Bridge E starts at 3.6GHz
    and Intel Z77 is top Ivy Bridge chipset
  6. VR-Zone reports Intel's Celeron G440, G530, and G540 specs are out
  7. AMD Fusion shipments pass 3 million: KitGuru's interview with Sasa Marinkovic
  8. HotHardware reports Maingear makes instant use of Intel's Z68 Express chipset
  9. DigiTimes: First-tier motherboard makers to ship nearly 400,000 Z68-based
    motherboards in May and DRAM contract quotes up 2 - 3% for early May
  10. VR-Zone reports Gigabyte reveals Z68 board with mSATA connector
  11. TC Magazine reports Intel introduces the 311 Series SSD, targets Z68-based systems
  12. X-bit labs reports Intel to refresh lineup of SSDs this quarter
  13. VR-Zone reports LiteOn unveils USB 3.0 Blu-ray writer and
    Dell to release UltraSharp U2412M / U2412HM, U2312HM & U2212HM soon
  14. Mac Rumors: Apple issues new 4.2.2 (iOS 4.3) update for Apple TV
  15. VR-Zone reports AData announces new PSU series
  16. Dealzon's deals: Save 50% on 15.6” Lenovo ThinkPad W520 i7 2nd gen / Nvidia
    Quadro 1000M, $280 off 13.3” Toshiba L630-BT2N15 Pentium, $20 coupon for
    256GB Crucial M4 6Gb/s SSD & $259 off Sennheiser PXC 360 BT Bluetooth headset

  1. Ars Technica reports senators press Apple, Google for answers about location tracking
  2. Microsoft to Congress: We don't track individual smartphones - TechFlash
  3. SemiAccurate: Nvidia adds missing piece to Tegra
  4. VR-Zone: NEC unveils Atom-powered tablet running Windows 7 for business users
    and ZiiLABS announces new ZMS-20 and ZMS-40 media processors for Android
  5. TC Magazine reports Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab 10.0 reportedly coming out on June 8
  6. DigiTimes: Shortage of smartphone and tablet PC components emerging
    and supply chain may not be able to satisfy demand from Apple
    and MSI to launch 2 new tablet PCs at Computex 2011
  7. EETimes reports Android targets unity, USB support
  8. OC Register: Android phones to get updates for 18 months
  9. Android Central: Motorola officially announces, details Android 3.1 update for Xoom
  10. Ars Technica reports juicy "Mango" could be great leap forward for Windows Phone 7
  11. Android Open Accessory development kit
  12. Report: Older Apple iOS devices outsell newer Android gadgets - FierceMobileIT
  13. AppleInsider: Adobe releases Photoshop companion apps for Apple's iPad

  1. DailyTech reports Windows 8 Beta almost ready to swim in
  2. Expreview reports Futuremark PCMark 7 falls on May 12th
  3. Computerworld reports whitehats steal Chrome security crown, hack browser
  4. TC Magazine: Chrome reaches 160 million users, Chrome Web Store goes global
  5. Angry Birds for Chrome
  6. What a Mac malware attack looks like
  7. Legit Reviews: What web browser is fastest for Windows in 2011?
  8. Phoronix looks at Nouveau driver power usage

  1. Is Sony liable to third parties for PSN outage? Ars explores the damage
  2. Blue's News on Steam and YouTube
  3. Joystiq: 'Alan Wake 2' appears in artist's resume (and in our hearts)
  4. Shacknews reports StarCraft II 1.3.3 patch makes balance changes including
    'Warp Gate research' timing and Age of Empires Online launching this fall
    and OnLive Duke Nukem Forever pre-order nets free MicroConsole and
    Fable 3 PC demo due on launch day and Soul Calibur V announced
  5. Games On Net: Duke multiplayer + Toby vs. Pitchford
  6. Ars Technica reports U.S. Navy creates MMO wargame to fight Somali pirates
  7. Bethesda Softworks announces Brink available now
  8. Brink and Portal 2 updates released on Steam
  9. Ars Technica on Brink for PC: Runs great, plays well online, is a ton of fun
  10. Shacknews previews Luminesca

  1. TR alum Dustin Sklavos on DigitalStorm Enix: Phenomenal cosmic power, itty bitty living space
  2. PC Perspective's VIA Nano QuadCore preview
  3. Expreview's Gigabyte Touch BIOS review
  4. reviews Asus P8Z68-V Pro
  5. VR-Zone's ECS HDC-I review
  6. Big Bruin reviews 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz memory kit
  7. Expreview's AMD Radeon HD 6850 CrossFire follow-up test
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Head-Direct HiFiMan HE-6 headphones
  9. OCC reviews Corsair TX750 V2 & TX850 V2 PSUs
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