Thursday Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on October 13, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. X-bit labs: AMD aims to improve Bulldozer performance-per-Watt by up to 50% by 2014
  2. SLI multi-GPU technology on AMD platforms - Hi
    Tech Legion's interview with Nvidia's Tom Petersen
  3. Ars Technica: Sony suffers another attack on PSN, 93,000 accounts temporarily compromised
  4. First Asus ultrabook to market: Meet the Zenbook at Ars Technica
  5. AnandTech has AMD FX-8150 tested
  6. Fudzilla reports X79 chipset ships in November
  7. TC Magazine: Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 tablet listed, coming on November 7th?
  8. BioWare unveils Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system featuring series debut of multiplayer


  1. Bloomberg: hp gains PC market share after considering spinoff
    and Google said not to plan acquisition of Akamai
  2. Ars Technica: RSA details March cyberattack, blames "nation state" for SecurID breach
  3. X-bit labs: Memory module and chip prices flatten in October - observers
  4. t-break's Seagate interview
  5. TC Magazine: Asus ROG CG8565 gaming desktop closes in, gets listed
    and Seagate debuts the GoFlex Cinema multimedia hard drive and
    Palit unveils the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo custom graphics card
    and Acer officially intros its S0 Slim LED series monitors
  6. Reuters: Sony TV unit suffers fresh blow with faulty sets
  7. Win an AMD FX-8150 and more from
  8. Dealzon's deals: $187 coupon for 17.3” hp dv7t i7-2630QM, $173 coupon for 15.6”
    hp dv6t i7-2630QM, $102 coupon for 15.6” hp G6s i3-2330M, $250 coupon for
    14.5" hp Envy 14 i5-2410M, $112 coupon for 14” hp dm4t Core i3-2330M, and
    $90 coupon for 14” hp dv4t Pentium B950

  1. Bloomberg reports Apple wins ban on Samsung tablet in Australia
  2. ocaholic reviews Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF 101
  3. InfoWorld: Google and Samsung may have delayed new Nexus release over patent fears
  4. Bloomberg: Sprint to reveal iPhone cost to fix 'mistake,' chairman says
  5. Ars Technica: Sprint won't sell iPhone 4S with unlocked micro-SIM card slot
  6. WPCentral: 30% of Windows Phones now on Mango
  7. PCWorld: Microsoft and Nokia push Windows Phone porting tool
  8. AnandTech reports AirPort Utility for iOS launches
  9. Ars Technica reviews Apple iOS 5
  10. TechReviewSource on Amazon Kindle (2011)
Software and gaming

  1. Wired: Microsoft embraces elephant of open source
  2. Ars Technica: Skype's future under Microsoft: integration everywhere?
  3. Ars Technica: JavaScript has problems. Do we need Dart to solve them?
  4. Phoronix on Intel AES-NI for full disk encryption
  5. VR-Zone's Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac review
  6. MacRumors: Apple releases iPhoto 9.2
  7. Fudzilla reports 320GB drive (for Xbox 360) coming this month
  8. Massively: Warhammer 40K Dark Millenium Online launch date revealed
  9. Ars Technica: MDK2 gets $15 HD re-release on PC, looks and plays great and
    Aliens: Infestation is the Metroid-style, 2D Aliens game we've always wanted
  10. IncGamers: 2000 Diablo III beta keys sweepstakes
Systems and storage

  1. Björn3D, HT4U, Legion Hardware, Madshrimps, OC3D,
    Vortez, and X-bit labs review AMD FX-8150 CPU
  2. Hardware Secrets pits AMD FX-8150 vs. Core i5-2500K & Core i7-2600K
  3. TweakTown's AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer gaming performance analysis
  4. hardCOREware reviews 120GB AData S511 SSD
  5. Big Bruin reviews Synology DiskStation DS411 4-bay NAS server
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. HardwareLook's Hauppauge HD PVR gaming editing review
  2. reviews Mad Catz Cyborg Glide 7 gaming surface
  3. VR-Zone's Antec Solo II case review
  4. techPowerUp! reviews Lian Li PC-V600F case
  5. TechReaction reviews Gelid Icy Vision rev. 2 GPU cooler
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