Thursday Shortbread

— 12:23 AM on October 20, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. WSJ reports Microsoft, others work on Yahoo! bid
  2. Intel: hp must keep its PC business unit - X-bit labs
  3. Wired reports hard disk space can be increased with a pinch of salt
  4. X-bit labs: Intel begins volume production of 22nm microprocessors
  5. VR-Zone reports AMD Radeon HD 7000 GPUs listed in leaked driver
  6. AnandTech on ARM's Cortex A7: Bringing cheaper
    dual-core and more power efficient high-end devices
  7. VR-Zone: Gigabyte teases near final G1.Assassin 2 X79 motherboard
    and MSI X70A-GD65 8D motherboard pictured
  8. Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm - debut trailer


  1. Business Insider: Ballmer thinks you have to be a computer scientist to use Android
  2. The Official Google Blog: Making search more secure
  3. VR-Zone: Fresco Logic does four ports of USB 3.0 goodness
  4. TC Magazine: PowerColor offers easy, 1080p HD / 3D wireless streaming with Slingit
  5. NCIX's wicked sale event
  6. Newegg's 72-hour sale
  7. Dealzon's deals: $694 off 17.3” Dell XPS 17 i7-2670QM / 1080p / 3GB GeForce GT
    555M, $100 off 15.5” Sony Vaio VPCEH25FM/B i3-2330M, $150 coupon for Dell
    XPS 8300 i7-2600 / 16GB RAM / Geforce GTX 560 Ti, and $180 off 32” JVC
    JLC32BC3000 1080p LCD TV

  1. VR-Zone reports Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy
    , first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone
  2. Android Ice Cream Sandwich: What will it look like on a tablet? (video) - Engadget
  3. Fudzilla: TI confirms OMAP 4460 is in Nexus Galaxy
    and Google confirms Android 4 will hit tablets
  4. TC Magazine: Asus chairman shows off Tegra 3-powered Transformer Prime tablet
  5. Microsoft's Andy Lees: Talking to your phone isn't
    super useful, NFC coming soon to Windows Phone
  6. WPCentral shares rumor: Windows Phone Tango
    and Apollo to finally offer new screen resolutions
  7. TechReviews on Apple iPhone 4S
  8. AnandTech's Apple iOS 5 review
  9. Android 4.0 SDK
  10. AnandTech's Amazon Kindle (4th gen) review
Software and gaming

  1. Building Windows 8: Designing search for the Start screen
  2. Fudzilla reports new form of Stuxnet spotted
  3. TC Magazine: New Trillian 5.1 beta build available, 5.2 version draws closer
  4. New multiplayer trailer for Battlefield 3
  5. GameSpy previews Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm
  6. Bethesda Blog: New screenshots and previews of Skyrim
  7. [H]ard|OCP on Rage gameplay performance and image quality
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. ThinkComputers on Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 mini PC
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews Dell Inspiron 14z laptop
  3. Phoronix tests AMD FX-4100 Bulldozer on Linux
  4. iXBT Labs on Core i7 processors for LGA1156, LGA1155, and LGA1366
  5. ocaholic on UEFI - only graphical BIOS or more?
  6. Björn3D reviews Zotac Z68 ITX WiFi Supreme
  7. TWL on Zotac A75-ITX WiFi motherboard
  8. Legit Reviews on 1TB OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI-E SSD
  9. Benchmark Reviews on Rosewill wireless-N Wi-Fi USB adapter

  1. X-bit labs review EVGA GTX 580 Classified and MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III
  2. Hardware Canucks review 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M IPS monitor
  3. Everything USB reviews Logitech C910 HD Pro webcam
  4. OCC reviews Cooler Master Storm Sirius 5.1 gaming headset
  5. t-break reviews Roccat Isku keyboard
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. Real World Labs on 1200W Thermaltake Toughpower PSU
  2. Hardware Heaven and techPowerUp! review 750W OCZ ZT series PSU
  3. Guru3D's CM Storm Trooper case review
  4. Kitguru reviews Thermaltake Armor A30 case
  5. X-bit labs review Scythe Mugen 3 cooler
  6. Hardware Secrets on Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
  7. FrostyTech reviews NZXT Havik 140 heatsink
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