Friday Shortbread


— 12:00 AM on November 18, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. Microsoft: Manufacturers that 'play fair' harmed by piracy - TechFlash
  2. VR-Zone: Intel Ivy Bridge-E slated for Q4 2012, compatible with Sandy Bridge-E
    and Sandy Bridge Xeons: Dual Socket 2011 designs coming in 2012
    and Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon processors
  3. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews Toshiba Portégé Z835: a new ultrabook appears and
    Bulldozers for servers: Testing AMD's "Interlagos" Opteron 6200 series
  4. Attach rate of SSDs will go up due to insufficient HDD supply - Dell
  5. SemiAccurate: More bits on HD 7000 / Southern Islands / GCN leak
  6. AllThingsD: Amazon KindlePhone for 2012?
  7. Ars Technica reports security researcher defeats Windows 8 secure boot
  8. Gamasutra: Stardock bringing games to Steam following Impulse sale

Friday

  1. Ars Technica reports Google opens music download
    store
    , welcomes artists to upload directly and 75% of
    Americans say infringement fines should be under $100
  2. Authors Guild: Amazon Kindle library a breach of contract - TechFlash
  3. TechCrunch reports Yelp files for $100 million IPO
  4. Nvidia CEO: Power is key hurdle to exascale computing
  5. X-bit labs: OpenACC standard to help developers
    to take advantage of GPU compute accelerators
  6. VR-Zone reports Wi-Fi Direct to play nice with DLNA
  7. Engadget: Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface available
    for pre-order in 23 countries, expected to ship in 2012
  8. X-bit labs: Fujitsu and LSI co-develop 16-core SPARC processor for supercomputers
  9. Fudzilla reports Kingpin testing a Sandy Bridge-E dream system
  10. Engadget: iBuyPower intros Chimera 4 line, looks to set WoW ablaze
  11. Fudzilla reports Sapphire announces new HD 6670 card
  12. PC Perspective's podcast #179
  13. NCIX's snowbound savings bonanza
  14. Newegg's pre-holiday clearance
  15. Dealzon's deals: $170 coupon for 17.3” Lenovo G770 i5-2430M, $220 coupon
    for 14” Lenovo G470 i5-2410M, $100 off 13.3” Acer Timeline X AS3830T-6870
    i5-2430M, and $65 off 120GB Intel 320 series 2.5" SSD
Mobile

  1. Engadget: BlackBerry PlayBook gets massive, temporary $300 price cut in Canada and
    Asus origami-like Transformer Prime Smart Cover hits Amazon, sporting luxurious folds
  2. Fudzilla reports Android malware becomes major source of concern
  3. Ars Technica reviews Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch
  4. VR-Zone's Sony Tablet S review
  5. Engadget's Kobo Vox unboxing and hands-on (video)
  6. Engadget: Verizon-branded, LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus confirmed in official Google video
  7. Engadget's Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ first impressions (video)
  8. TechSpot's Nokia Lumia 800 review
  9. Six Android phones tested at AnandTech
  10. Engadget reports Minecraft arrives to mine your wallets on iOS
Software

  1. Ars Technica reports openSUSE 12.1 officially released
  2. AppleInsider reports Apple releases Apple TV software update 4.4.3
  3. The Big Blog: Facebook-to-Facebook call within Skype
  4. Phoronix: Will Mesa / Gallium3D work with the open-source Doom 3?
Gaming

  1. TechCruch reports Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record: $775 million in five days
  2. Fudzilla: Xbox 360 MW3 discs defective?
  3. Shacknews reports Good Old Games to sell more new games
  4. Shacknews: Bohemia Interactive defends Degrade DRM, says online DRM is 'worrying'
  5. Joystiq: Torchlight 2 officially delayed, Runic prez suggests other games to play
  6. Shacknews reports Max Payne 3 trailer shows off bullet time tech
    and Skyrim home to hilarious glitches
  7. Serious Sam 3: BFE - Blood and Gore trailer
  8. Saints Row: The Third - official launch trailer
  9. Magicka: The Stars Are Left trailer
  10. Need for Speed: The Run trailer
  11. [H]ard|OCP's Need for Speed: The Run - performance and IQ
  12. KitGuru's Battlefield 3 review (PC)
  13. Hardware Heaven on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
  14. TweakTown's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review (PS3)
  15. Hardware Heaven's Assassin's Creed Revelations review (PS3)
Systems and storage

  1. TechReviewSource's hands-on with the hp Folio 13
  2. AnandTech reviews Dell Inspiron One 2320
  3. Futurelooks and iXBT Labs review Core i7-3960X
  4. ocaholic reviews Asus Sabertooth X79
  5. VR-Zone's first look: ASRock X79 Extreme4 motherboard
  6. TweakTown reviews MSI X79A-GD65
  7. OCIA reviews Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard
  8. PureOC reviews Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
  9. Legit Reviews has DDR3 memory performance analysis on Intel X79
  10. KitGuru reviews 300GB Intel 320 series SSD
Multimedia, power, casing & cooling

  1. ThinkComputers has a look back: 3dfx graphics cards
  2. Benchmark Reviews on HIS HD 6870 IceQ
  3. HT4U reviews XFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB and Double-D cooler (in German)
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 low profile
  5. Examiner.com's Raptor-Gaming LK1 gaming keyboard review
  6. HardwareLook reviews Thrustmaster T500 RS racing wheel
  7. TweakTown reviews 1000W Thortech Thunderbolt Plus PSU
  8. Hardware Secrets reviews 600W PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III PSU
  9. techPowerUp! reviews Antec P280 case
  10. Hardware Canucks review Corsair Carbide Series 500R case
  11. Real World Labs on RaidSonic Icy Box IB-RD3219STu3 USB 3.0 RAID enclosure
  12. [H]ard|OCP reviews Thermalright True Spirit CPU cooler
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