Tuesday Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on December 20, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. BGR: ITC bans U.S. import of multiple HTC devices in Apple patent ruling
    and HTC responds to ITC ruling, says it has a solution ready to address
    Apple patent violations
  2. SweClockers test Microsoft's Windows update for AMD Bulldozer (in Swedish)
  3. Expreview: Intel Core i7-3820X quad-core processor gets listed
  4. VR-Zone: Expected Ivy Bridge pricing leaked, stays mostly the same as Sandy Bridge
  5. Experview: AMD Radeon HD 7900 key features surfaced
    and AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics card unearthed
  6. Fudzilla: Radeon HD 7970 close to HD 6990
  7. Talk Android reports Tiger Direct and Amazon now
    Asus Transformer Prime to customers
  8. The Verge: Firefox 9 now available, brings major
    JavaScript performance boost and OS X Lion swiping


  1. TechCrunch reports Sprint exults after AT&T abandons T-Mobile bid
  2. Ars Technica: BT claims Android and many other Google products infringe its patents
  3. The Huffington Post: Google practices merit FTC antitrust probe, senators argue
  4. Engadget: Two days in the desert with Apple's lost founder, Ron Wayne
  5. The Verge: Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, and
    Toshiba team up for new flash memory DRM solution
  6. ATi-Forum has further information about HD 7970 (in German)
  7. VR-Zone: Nvidia selects low-power LVDS transmitters for Tegra 3
    and Sharp plans to sell 90" LCD TV in US, 80" in China and Japan
  8. 9to5Google: Google X's wearable technology isn't
    an iPod nano, but rather a heads-up display (glasses)
  9. Disruptions: Wearing your computer on your sleeve - The NY Times
  10. Ars Technica reports Google+ update adds subtle tweaks, enhancements
  11. The Verge: Samsung launching 3D YouTube app for its smart TVs
  12. Ars Technica: Facebook reveals music, film make friendships; books, not so much
  13. Newegg's merry deals
  14. Dealzon's deals: $315 coupon for 14” hp dm4t Beats Edition i5-2430M, $200 coupon
    for 14” Lenovo V470 i7-2670QM, $150 off 13.3” Asus U31SD i5-2430M / GeForce
    GT 520M / $75 gift card, and $400 off 42” Curtis LCD4299A 3D TV

  1. SlashGear: Google Nexus tablet in next 6 months teases Schmidt
  2. Engadget: Toshiba debuts Windows 7-based Dynabook WT301/D tablet for Japan
    and Nokia reveals the CES 2012 press event, Windows Phone the obvious focal point
  3. VR-Zone: Asus Transformer Prime to launch in
    Italy with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  4. Hardware Secrets reviews Amazon Kindle Fire
  5. Verizon Support: Update to address Galaxy Nexus signal strength in the works
  6. The Verge: Google hands out special edition Galaxy Nexus phones to employees
  7. The Verge: IBM predicts mind-controlled smartphones in the next five years
  8. Redmond Pie: Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 iPhone, iPad,
    and iPod touch using the new Redsn0w 0.9.9b9b
  9. Ars Technica reviews Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

  1. Computerworld: Adobe promises Reader zero-day patch on Friday
  2. PCWorld: Expect longer battery life with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'
  3. Engadget: VMware View delivers virtual Windows
    machines on Linux, OS X, and Kindle Fire
  4. Fudzilla reports Ubuntu kills Java
  5. TechCrunch: How RockMelt will battle Chrome in 2012: identity, apps, communication

  1. GameSpot reports Sony sued over terms of service update
  2. Fudzilla reports R2D2 Xbox likely to arrive in April
  3. Kotaku: See a PlayStation Vita skinned alive, so the Internet can see its insides
  4. CVG: Is Battlefield 2143 DICE's next game?
  5. HotHardware's Batman Arkham City review, DX11 explored
  6. Expreview: Middle-end graphics also play Battlefield 3 smoothly with SMAA & FXAA
  7. Joystiq's Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow DLC review
  8. Ars Technica tries Star Wars: The Old Republic as a single-player game
  9. Impulse Driven and Steam holiday sales
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. The Verge's how-to: Build a killer gaming PC for under $1,000
  2. Tbreak reviews Sony Vaio Z-series laptop
  3. TechReviewSource on Sony Vaio S series (VPCSE13FX/S)
  4. ocaholic's comparison list update: Ivy Bridge pricing
  5. ocaholic's Core i7-3930K and Core i7-990X SLI and triple SLI performance analysis
  6. Phoronix on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris i7-3960X scaling performance
  7. CowcotLand reviews Core i7-2700K (in French)
  8. Björn3D's MSI X79A-GD65 8D review
  9. Benchmark Reviews on 16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2133 memory kit
  10. X-bit labs review 240GB AData S511 SSD
  11. Madshrimps review Trendnet 450Mbps dual-band wireless N HD media bridge
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. Guru3D reviews 600W PC Power & Cooling Mk III PSU
  2. NinjaLane reviews Silverstone Sugo SG08 case
  3. TechReaction reviews Nexus Prominent 5 case
  4. Legit Reviews on NZXT Phantom 410 case
  5. Hardware Secrets reviews Fractal Design Define XL case
  6. OC3D's BitFenix Spectre Pro range review
  7. Madshrimps review Alpenföhn K2 CPU cooler
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