Saturday Shortbread

— 11:11 AM on July 16, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. Financial Post: Shaw clarifies position on Netflix rival, eases net neutrality concerns
  2. Reuters: Apple wins initial ITC ruling on HTC phone
  3. VR-Zone reports Intel might yet get Sandy Bridge-E out this year
  4. AppleInsider: Apple Cinema Display page under maintenance ahead of Thunderbolt update
  5. Reuters: Apple fixes security flaw in iPhone, iPad software
  6. Ars Technica reports Internet Explorer 9 utterly dominates malware-blocking stats
  7. Steam: Download better, stronger, faster
  8. New Real ID Party feature now available for testing


  1. Bloomberg: Google CEO Page adds about $1.9 billion in personal wealth after earnings
  2. PCPer podcast #162
  3. HotHardware's latest podcast
Hardware news

  1. Expreview reports DRAM contract prices decline 7% in the first half of July
  2. HotHardware reports AVADirect grabs pocketful of Radeon
    HD 6990M chips
    , shoves them in Clevo notebooks
  3. VR-Zone reports ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional launches
    and Thermaltake launches Level 10 GT LCS chassis
    and SilverStone introduces Temjim TJ08-E casing
  4. Expreview reports Gigabyte enables TouchBIOS on H61 / P61 platform
  5. Newegg Weekend Express
  6. Dealzon's deals: $100 off 17.3” Toshiba Qosmio laptops, 10% coupon for 17.3”
    Lenovo G770, $10 off 16GB hp TouchPad Wi-Fi, and $100 coupon for Lenovo
    Q150 mini PC

  1. Ars Technica on a cheaper, easier cellphone antenna that can't get much smaller
  2. Expreview reports Acer Iconia Tab A100 to launch in Europe in September
  3. TC Magazine: Motorola Photon 4G smartphone launching through Sprint on July 31st
  4. 9 to 5 Mac: Mesmerizing video shows how the iPhone 4 camera shutter works
  5. PreCentral: Advanced Browser app brings tabs, search, and more to the TouchPad
  6. wpcentral: Activate Facebook chat in Windows Phone "Mango" [how to]

  1. makeuseof shows how to install OS X Lion on an external drive to test it out [Mac]
  2. VLC media player 1.1.11
  3. Mozilla Firefox 6.0 beta 2

  1. Shacknews: Ubisoft announces online pass, dubbed 'Uplay Passport'
    and Call of Duty: Black Ops 'Annihilation' coming July 28 to PC, PS3
  2. Yahoo! News: EA to shut down online servers for 13 of its games
  3. Ars Technica reports Duke Nukem Forever sold 376,000 units in the U.S. in June
  4. Updated list of hotfixes World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.2: Rage of the Firelands
  5. Blue's News has new behind the scenes F.E.A.R. 3 trailer
  6. Hardware Heaven and OCModShop review F.E.A.R. 3
  7. Shacknews has first look at Battlefield 3 'Battlelog' via pulled screenshots
  8. Strategy Informer's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning preview
Systems and storage

  1. Guru3D's rig of the month - July 2011
  2. t-break pits Asus Sabertooth 990FX vs. ECS A990FXM-A
  3. Hardware Secrets on ECS A75F-A motherboard
  4. Phoronix reviews ASRock H61M/U3S3
  5. TweakTown's 8GB Patriot Gamer 2 AMD Edition PC3-12800 kit review
  6. VR-Zone's 120GB Corsair Force GT review
  7. Legit Reviews on Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage
  8. Kitguru's Synology RackStation RS3411xs review
Multimedia, casing, and cooling

  1. OC3D on Crysis 2 - DX9 vs. DX11 - HD 6990 vs. GTX 590
  2. reviews PowerColor HD 6870 X2
  3. HT4U's major graphics card comparison: 53 models from AMD & Nvidia (in German)
  4. Rbmods on Roccat Kulo – virtual 7.1 USB gaming headset
  5. Real World Labs on RaidSonic Icy Box IB-4320STu3 USB 3.0 RAID enclosure
  6. CowcotLand (in French) and OCC review NZXT Havik 140 CPU cooler
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