Friday Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on October 14, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. X-bit labs: Apple may become a viable chip designer - analysts
  2. Michael Dell: hp's PC strategy change is a bad move - Mashable
  3. Intel CPUs overclocked: Sandy easy, Ivy easier, Haswell easiet - VR-Zone
  4. TC Magazine: Kingmax going up with 1TB with new SSD line
  5. iFixit's iPhone 4S teardown
  6. Building Windows 8: The Windows 8 Task Manager
  7. PC infected? Blame yourself, Microsoft report concludes - Network World
  8. AMD Catalyst Application Profile 11.9 CAP2


  1. Dennis Ritchie: The giant whose shoulders we stand on - Ars Technica
  2. Reuters: AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo! deal: sources
  3. Mashable: Hulu is no longer for sale
  4. Google announces third quarter 2011 financial results
  5. BlackBerry service update (video)
  6. TechRadar has 7 ways to save Microsoft
  7. X-bit labs: ORNL's Titan supercomputer to deliver 10 - 20 PetaFLOPS performance
    and Corsair unveils high-speed 8GB DDR memory modules, 32GB kits
  8. TC Magazine: OCZ develops Deneva 2 and Intrepid SSDs with mSATA connectivity
    and new Buffalo external drive can switch capacities, from 1TB to 3TB
    and PQI unveils the H552V portable hard drive
  9. VR-Zone: Asus launches USB 3.0 speed booster, UASP support for ASMedia
  10. TC Magazine: Iiyama coming out with the ProLite X2377HDS IPS-based monitor
    and SteelSeries and Gunnar Optiks intro the Desmo series eyeware for gamers
    and Bose debuts the OE2 and OE2i headphones
  11. hp's new blog: Input | Output
  12. Dealzon's deals: $50 coupon for 17.3” Alienware M17x i7-2670QM / Geforce GTX 560M,
    $32 coupon for 14” Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s i5-2430M, $150 coupon for 14” Lenovo
    G470 i3-2330M, and $105 off 256GB Samsung 2.5” SSD

  1. C|Net reports senators aims to cut through 4G baloney
  2. Ars Technica: Android Ice Cream Sandwich event moved to October 19 in Hong Kong
  3. The Inquirer reports Dell will launch Windows 8 devices
  4. ocaholic reviews Toshiba AT100 tablet
  5. This is my next: Siri says some weird things
  6. Engadget's HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio review
  7. Engadget: Duke Nukem 3D is coming to Android, old rope shares soar
Software and gaming

  1. MakeUseOf: Linux just got better with the Fedora 16 beta distribution
  2. Opera Desktop Team: Introducing Opera 12 alpha
  3. Forbes: U.S. retail video game sales fell 6% in September
  4. Techgage's look at Beamdog's PC game digital distribution service
  5. Gamasutra's interview: Tripwire's Alan Wilson takes Red Orchestra 2 back to square one
  6. Battleblog #13: Multiplayer map reveal, from the streets of Paris to the outskirts of Tehran
  7. Battlefield 3 - Destruction gameplay
  8. Syndicate SP gameplay video - "Executive Search"
  9. Joystiq: 'Infinity Blade FX' brings the iOS hit to arcades
  10. TR alum Joel Hruska on id's Rage: Flawed, flat, but occasionally fun
  11. Cracked: 5 real skills video games have secretly been teaching us
  12. Steam's THQ week - day 4
Systems and storage

  1. Benchmark Reviews on Battlefield 3: Desktop PC platform recharged
  2. ThinkComputers reviews 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
  3. TweakTown's AMD FX-8150 vs. Core i7-2600k CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 head-to-head
  4. Guru3D's AMD FX 8150 - 8120 - 6100 and 4100 performance review
  5. KitGuru Lite examines AMD’s Bulldozer
  6. Hardware Secrets on the HyperTransport bus
  7. PCPer reviews MSI Z68A-GD80 G3
  8. Neoseeker's Intel Sandy Bridge 4-way motherboards roundup
  9. OCC's Sapphire A75 Pure Platinum review
  10. KitGuru's 1TB OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid HDD / SSD review
  11. Legit Reviews on 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD
  12. Overclockers Online reviews 128GB Patriot Torqx 2 SSD
Multimedia and cooling

  1. VR-Zone's BenQ EW2420 monitor review
  2. ProClockers review Cooler Master Storm Xornet gaming mouse
  3. VR-Zone's Microsoft Touch mouse review
  4. Real World Labs on Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T.7 Albino gaming mouse
  5. Hardware Canucks review Corsair Hydro Series H100
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