Thursday Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on December 22, 2011

Eight is Enough

  1. AnandTech, Guru3D, [H]ard|OCP, Hardware Canucks, Hardware Heaven,
    Hardware Secrets, HotHardware, KitGuru, Legit Reviews, Madshrimps,
    Neoseeker,, and techPowerUp! review AMD Radeon
    HD 7970
  2. Engadget: Microsoft's CES 2012 keynote won't
    'significant news,' more of 'a wrap-up'
  3. Engadget: Verizon confirms LTE data services fully restored, 3G never affected
  4. X-bit labs: Shortages of AMD A-series chips may be over as AMD rolls out refresh
  5. DigiTimes reports Intel drops Sandy Bridge CPU prices
  6. Fudzilla: Ivy Bridge brings even better overclocking
    and Ivy Bridge goes 300MHz faster at same TDP
  7. VR-Zone reports SSD prices are falling faster than HDD
  8. Joystiq: Skyrim PC patched, can now claim 4GB RAM


  1. AppleInsider: Redesigned iPhone 5, expanded iPad lineup anticipated from Apple in 2012
  2. Bloomberg reports Yahoo! considering cutting its 40% Alibaba stake and
    Micron has second consecutive quarterly loss on falling memory-chip prices
  3. VR-Zone reports Rambus settles stockholder lawsuit for $10.85 million
  4. DigiTimes: Asus not afraid of patent lawsuits, says chairman
  5. DigiTimes reports HDD industry to be dominated by Western Digital, Seagate
  6. Fudzilla reports music industry loses a key anti-copyright case
  7. The Verge: Self-repairing circuits use liquid metal capsules to restore conductivity
  8. VR-Zone: MSI announces GT780DX gaming laptop and
    ASRock set to launch Fatal1ty X79 Professional motherboard
    and ASRock does more affordable 8-DIMM X79 motherboard
    and ASRock launches Atom D2700 and D2500 mini-ITX motherboards
  9. VR-Zone Forums: Radeon HD 7970 price ~ $930? in Malaysia;
    techPowerUp!: Radeon HD 7970 listed by European retailer
  10. X-bit labs: Intel and LG to jointly promote wireless display tech
  11. Dealzon's deals: $435 coupon for 15.6” hp Envy 15 i7-2670QM / Radeon HD
    7690M XT, $300 off 13.3” MacBook Air 13 / 128GB SSD, $100 off 23"
    Dell S2330MX 1080p LED monitor, and $200 off 40" Sceptre
    X402BV-FHD 1080p LCD HDTV

  1. T-Mo: Carrier IQ on 450,000 phones, but use is limited - GigaOM
  2. Fudzilla reports Android activations hit 700,000 a day
  3. X-bit labs: Nvidia announces sampling of supercomputer app development kit
  4. MCV: Dualshock compatibility confirmed for Sony Tablet S
  5. Computerworld: Verizon confirms software update coming to Galaxy Nexus
  6. AnandTech investigates the Galaxy Nexus LTE signal issue
  7. HotHardware reviews Motorola Droid Razr
  8. Engadget's Samsung Captivate Glide review
  9. Hardware Heaven reviews HTC Rhyme
  10. webOS Nation: webOS 2.2.4 comes over-the-air for Pre3 owners
    [Update: GSM and FrankenPre 2 as well]
  11. Engadget: Firefox 9 for Android makes tablet support official
  12. The Verge reports Spotify comes to BlackBerry
  13. Techgage: Moving your 'non-movable' Android apps to an SD card
  14. The Verge has Kindle Fire update 6.2.1 hands-on pictures and video
  15. The Verge: Kindle Fire gets Android Market browser access, but just for looking
  16. Joystiq: Warzone Earth debuts on Kindle Fire, took one guy two weeks to port

  1. Firefox 9.0 release notes
  2. Malwarebytes new database numbering format
  3. Softpedia: Download and test LibreOffice 3.5.0 beta 1

  1. GameSpot reports Star Wars: The Old Republic server queues upset players
  2. Star Wars: The Old Republic - launch trailer
  3. CVG: First Modern Warfare 3 DLC hits Xbox 360 in January
  4. The end of a world: the last 10 minutes of Star Wars Galaxies - The Verge
  5. Engadget and The Verge review PlayStation Vita (Japanese edition)
Systems and storage

  1. AnandTech pits Acer Aspire S3 vs. Asus UX31E
  2. TechReviewSource pits MacBook Air vs. Ultrabooks
  3. TechReviewSource on Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)
  4. Ultimate Hardware pits AMD FX-8150 vs. Phenom II X6 1100T
  5. Hardware Secrets on ECS X79R-AX
  6. ThinkComputers reviews Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme
  7. ocaholic: Digi+ Power Control found on the Asus Rampage IV Formula
  8. TweakTown reviews 16GB Mushkin Redline PC3-17000 memory kit
  9. Everything USB reviews 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 external drive
  10. TweakTown's 3TB Hitachi Touro Desk Pro HDD review
  11. Björn3D reviews 256GB Crucial RealSSD C400
  12. Guru3D's 128GB Crucial M4 SSD review
  13. Rbmods on 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD
  14. X-bit labs review QNAP TS-419P II NAS

  1. VR-Zone's Radeon HD 7970 review part 1, part 2, and part 3
  2. Hardware Heaven's AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire performance review
  3. KitGuru's Sparkle GTX 560 2GB OC Edition review
  4. HardwareOC reviews EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2 Win (in German)
  5. TechReviews on Samsung MV800 digital camera
  6. HT4U tests Roccat Kave 5.1 headset (in German)
  7. Hi Tech Legion reviews Arctic K481 wireless keyboard
  8. techPowerUp! reviews SteelSeries Sensei mouse
  9. Technic3D reviews CM Storm Sentinel Z3RO-G mouse (in German)
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. TweakTown reviews 1250W XFX ProSeries PSU
  2. Real World Labs on 1200W Enermax Platimax PSU
  3. LanOC Reviews on Antec P280 case
  4. PureOC reviews BitFenix Merc case
  5. CowcotLand reviews Thermaltake Massive 23 GT notebook cooler (in French)
  6. X-bit labs review Enermax ETD-T60-TB cooler
  7. TWL reviews Cooler Master GeminII S524 CPU cooler
  8. circuitRemix reviews Corsair Air Series A50 CPU cooler
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