Friday Shortbread

— 12:00 AM on March 2, 2012

Eight is Enough

  1. AnandTech reports Microsoft demos Windows 8 on 82" touchscreen and
    Microsoft shows Windows 8 CP on Tegra 3, Krait, OMAP 5 & Clover Trail
    and Microsoft demonstrates Windows to Go
  2. AnandTech on Windows 8 Consumer Preview: a quick look at battery life
  3. DigiTimes: Apple reportedly considering 14" MacBook Air and new MacBook
    Pro and Air models
    expected to create strong pressure for ultrabooks
  4. MIT's Technology Review: The NSA builds a super-secure Android device
  5. Droid Life: Letter from Verizon to FCC details their stance on bootloaders
  6. Engadget reports OnLive Desktop comes to Android
    , brings Microsoft Office along for the ride
  7. AppleInsider: Developer shows how Retina Display on next iPad would improve games
  8. Ubisoft's official statement concerning Assassin's Creed III


  1. DigiTimes reports Asus hikes 1Q12 business outlook
  2. DailyTech: Reed Hastings sees Netflix joining forces with cable service providers
  3. TechCrunch: Investors push Zynga stock up 10% -
    now it can make money on ads and publishing
  4. AppleInsider: Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany over photo gallery patent
  5. Ars Technica reports Feds decrypt laptop without defendant's help
  6. Ars Technica: MIT researchers aim for 100+ core chip design using improved chip simulator
  7. TWL's Powerbag giveaway contest
  8. Dealzon's deals: $380 coupon 15.6” Lenovo Y570 i7-2670QM / GeForce GT 555M /
    Blu-ray, $250 coupon 15.6” Lenovo G570 i5-2450M / 8GB RAM, $230 coupon
    13.3” for Lenovo Z370 i5-2430M, and $11 coupon for Logitech C260 webcam

  1. Engadget: Android and iOS expose your photos to third party apps, promise fixes
  2. HTC: Sense UI got too complicated - Pocket-lint
  3. AnandTech: Toshiba announces Excite 10 LE, shipping March 6th
  4. MegaTechNews on Samsung Galaxy Note
Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica: E-mail shines in Windows 8 with radical overhaul of mail client and
    browsing behavior in February: Internet Explorer and Chrome down, Firefox up
  2. Ars Technica on Journey: A hauntingly beautiful art house film disguised as a game
  3. Hardware Heaven reviews SSX (PS3)
Systems and storage

  1. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews hp Phoenix h9se
  2. KitGuru reviews PC Specialist Vortex XT-270FB system
  3. reviews Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5
  4. ProClockers review Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3
  5. HardwareOC reviews Sapphire Pure Black X79N (in German)
  6. PureOC tests Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 in RAID 0
  7. The SSD Review on 256GB Samsung PM830 mSATA SSD
  8. TechReaction reviews 128GB Corsair Performance Pro SSD
  9. Techgage writes an introduction to FreeNAS
Multimedia, power, cases & cooling

  1. Tbreak reviews Panasonic SC-HC37 stereo system
  2. Legit Reviews on Roccat Kone[+] mouse
  3. AnandTech reviews 1000W XFX Pro Series 80 Plus Platinum PSU
  4. BCCHardware reviews 1000W Sentey GSP1000-SM PSU
  5. CowcotLand reviews 750W SilverStone Strider Gold Evo PSU (in French)
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews Antec VP350 PSU
  7. OC3D reviews NZXT Switch 810 case
  8. Hardware Heaven and OC3C review Corsair Carbide 300R case
  9. Hi Tech Legion reviews Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus case
  10. TweakTown on Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton 1W green laser
  11. Hardware Bistro reviews SilenX EFZ-120HA5 cooler
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