Wednesday Shortbread


— 12:00 AM on July 20, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. BusinessWeek: AMD's six-month CEO search may overshadow profit improvement
  2. Mac Rumors: Lion promo materials begin appearing
    in third-party stores as Apple plans overnights
  3. The Inquirer: Maxeler says Intel's Knights Ferry simplicity might not suit HPC
  4. VR-Zone reports Intel mulling PCI Express x2 interface
  5. TC Magazine: Lenovo IdeaPad K1, ThinkPad Tablet launching today, apparently
  6. C|Net reports Windows 8 to spawn new breed of low-cost laptops
  7. AMD: Xbox 720 graphics will look like Avatar - Examiner.com
  8. Ars Technica reports id Software's John Carmack sticks up for Call of Duty

Wednesday

  1. WSJ reports some Apple directors ponder CEO succession
  2. AppleInsider has notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2011 conference call
  3. MarketWatch: Tech stocks get bolstered as IBM leads gains
  4. TC Magazine: Intel acquiring Ethernet chip designer Fulcrum Microsystems
    and Cisco to slash 6,500 jobs, sell Mexico plant to Foxconn
  5. Skull Candy prices upsized IPO at $20 / share - underwriter
  6. TechFlash reports Zynga IPO casts light on high-stakes social games competition
    and Microsoft offers $250K reward for info on Rustock botnet
  7. MSNBC reports U.S. arrests 16 for roles in PayPal cyber attack
  8. Creative piracy: The movies are free, it's the DVD cases that cost money - Ars Technica
Hardware news

  1. AppleInsider: Apple may begin to phase out legacy 13" white MacBook
  2. SemiAccurate: Southern Islands, Kepler, and Apple's A6 process puzzle outed
    and RapidIO goes after PCI Express
  3. VR-Zone reports ECS motherboards now equipped with solid capacitors
  4. HotHardware: Corsair introduces limited edition 1.5V 8GB Dominator GT kit
    and Super Talent touts new MasterDrive KX3 SSD for ultrathins and tablets
  5. StorageReview reports Patriot Pyro SSDs announced
  6. VR-Zone reports Western Digital introduces new My Book Studio external hard disk
  7. SuperSite for Windows: Microsoft's Explorer Touch Mouse coming in September
  8. Newegg's best deals of the week
  9. Dealzon's deals: $480 coupon for 17.3” hp Envy 17 3D i7-2630QM / 1080p / glasses,
    $300 off 13.3” Toshiba L730-BT4N11 Pentium B940, $150 coupon for Dell XPS 8300
    Quad i7-2600 PC, and $70 off 128GB Plextor PX-M2 series 2.5" SSD
Mobile

  1. Google's Schmidt: Android to be Asia's mobile gateway - ZDNet Asia
  2. AppleInsider: Apple planning major (iPhone) product transition by end of September
  3. Fudzilla reports RIM PlayBook not being discontinued
    and TI OMAP 4 4460 dual at 1.5GHz this fall
  4. PreCentral reports Amazon and Costco kick off hp TouchPad price war
  5. WSJ reports Amazon to battle Apple iPad with tablet
  6. Ars Technica reports Android 3.2 rolling out to some Xooms, SDK released
  7. SlashGear reports Google+ for iPhone app released
Software

  1. Computerworld on why enterprises will skip Windows 8
  2. Mac Rumors on making an OS X Lion boot disc
  3. Ars Technica: Developer gets Chromium OS up and running on a MacBook Air
    and seven under-the-radar Lion features you might have missed
    and the Unix revolution—thank you, Uncle Sam?
  4. AppleInsider: 'Neat stuff coming' soon to iTunes Store, Apple teases
  5. SuperSite for Windows: Windows Server 8 hints at Microsoft's private cloud plans
  6. All About Microsoft: Microsoft shows off Avatar Kinect shortly before expected release
  7. Phoronix on S2TC: A possible workaround for the S3TC patent situation
  8. Ars Technica's hands-on with Spotify
  9. SuperSite for Windows on Whistler: A look back at Windows XP pre-release versions
  10. AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.80.1481 beta
  11. VirtualBox 4.1.0.73009
  12. NiBiTor v6.03
Gaming

  1. TechFlash: Microsoft invests $15M to help bring video games to classroom
  2. Shacknews reports Xbox 360 update promises 'no new features'
    and The Darkness 2 delayed to 2012 and
    Unstoppable Gorg announced by Futuremark
    and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 coming to PC, Mac
    and Batman: Arkham City Collector's Edition revealed
    and Voltron: Defender of the Universe announced for XBLA, PSN
  3. Examiner: American McGee's Alice Madly Enhanced mod update
    released and Perfected Doom 3 v5.4.0 mod released
  4. Dawn of War II: Retribution update released on Steam
  5. Ars Technica: PC, Mac game Fotonica mixes primordial CGI with modern style
  6. A witness to the fall: Ars reviews Bastion on the XBLA
  7. Shacknews pens Bastion review
  8. Tech Drive-in lists top 10 FPS games for Linux
  9. Steam's midweek madness - GRID
Systems and storage

  1. HotHardware's Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s laptop review
  2. TechReviewSource's Acer Aspire One 722 review
  3. Expreview's AMD Llano A8-3850 APU overclocking test
  4. techPowerUp's AMD A8-3850 Fusion GPU performance analysis
  5. ocaholic's LGA 1155 benchmark comparison table
  6. TechSpot's Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard review
  7. Hardware Secrets on ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 motherboard
  8. X-bit labs review Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
  9. OC3D's Biostar 1155 TZ68A+ review
  10. ocaholic on Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z - layout and design
  11. Guru3D's MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard review
  12. Hardware Heaven's 256GB Samsung 470 series SSD review
  13. ocinside on 256GB Crucial m4 / 256GB Micron RealSSD C400 SSDs
Multimedia

  1. PureOC reviews VisionTek Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  2. TechReaction reviews Asus Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU
  3. The Overclocker Café reviews HIS HD 6570 Silence
  4. Kitguru's XFX EyeFinity Stand review
  5. t-break's Panasonic Lumix GH2 review
  6. Big Bruin, Legit Reviews, Modders-Inc, and NinjaLane
    review Cooler Master Storm Sirus 5.1 gaming headset
  7. TecCentral's Teufel Concept D 500 THX - 2.1 review (in German)
Power, case, and cooling

  1. [H]ard|OCP's 1200W In Win Commander II PSU review
  2. TweakTown's 1050W Corsair HX1050 PSU review
  3. XtremeComputing's BitFenix Shinobi window case review
  4. OCModShop reviews NZXT FX Enthusiast 140mm fan
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