Thursday Shortbread


— 7:37 AM on August 16, 2012

Eight is Enough

  1. Nvidia unveils new weapon of choice for gamers—the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU
  2. WSJ: Apple's new front in battle for TV
  3. X-bit labs: AMD preps Trinity-based Athlon II and Sempron processors - documents
  4. X-bit labs: Nvidia expects shipments of cloud graphics cards to ramp up next year
  5. VR-Zone: PowerColor launches Radeon HD 7950 Boost State Edition
    and Creative Technology unveils new Sound Blaster audio cards for PCs
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has arrived for U.S. market
  7. Netbook News: Acer Iconia Tab A110 7-incher with
    Tegra 3 quad-core coming with Android Jelly Bean
  8. Linux kernel 3.5.2

Thursday

  1. ZDNet: IBM claims spintronics breakthrough with 'waltzing electrons' observations
  2. VR-Zone: Corsair buys out Raptor Gaming
  3. X-bit labs: IDT to present NVM specs, unleash controllers for PCIe SSDs
    this month and Toshiba releases high-performance SSD upgrade kits for PCs
  4. Fudzilla: PowerColor's dual-HD 7970 Devil 13 coming soon
  5. VR-Zone: Razer outs Counter Logic Gaming-branded DeathAdder and Goliathus
  6. NinjaLane podcast
  7. Win an HIS HD 7770 iCooler 1GB GHz Edition from HardwareLook
  8. NCIX and Newegg have back-to-school sales
  9. Dealzon's deals: $400 coupon for 15.6" hp dv6t Quad i7-3610QM, $150 off
    15.6" Dell Inspiron 15R AMD A4-3300M, $99 off 13.3" MacBook Air
    i5-3427U / 128GB SSD, and $70 off 7" Dell Streak 16GB tablet
Mobile

  1. PCWorld: hp spins off 'Gram' as independent home for webOS
  2. Linux.com: Looking back at one year of Tizen
  3. Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network available to more than 75% of the U.S. population
  4. 9to5Mac: iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [gallery]
  5. CRN: hp says its Windows 8 tablet will include 'unique' technology
  6. Reuters: Nokia fuels hopes of phone launch ahead of Apple
  7. Fudzilla: Galaxy Note sales hit 10 million and
    Galaxy S III to get Jelly Bean on August 29th
  8. Hardware.Info pits Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs. Toshiba AT300
  9. U.S. and Canada: Update ready for Nokia Lumia 900
Software

  1. TechReviewSource's hands-on with Windows 8 RTM
  2. Neowin: Taking Windows 8 into the enterprise: the good, the bad, and the Modern UI
  3. TechSpot tests Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 performance
  4. NGOHQ posts Windows 8 RTM screenshots gallery
  5. WPCentral on the story that wasn't. Microsoft is not banning apps with Metro in their name.
  6. MS Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available
  7. H Online: BackTrack 5 R3 adds tools for Arduino and Teensy attacks
    and Oracle releases unscheduled fix for critical vulnerability
  8. GNOME celebrates 15 years
  9. TechNewsWorld reviews KDE 4.9
  10. Unixmen reports Nvidia 304.37 released
  11. iTWire: New MPEG standard halves video bandwidth with no quality loss
Gaming

  1. Valve announces Steam Community update day 3 - my content
  2. X-bit labs: Sony to stop PlayStation games for
    PS-certified devices, will rely on special content
  3. Fudzilla: Battlefield 3 Premium Edition confirmed
  4. VR-Zone: Command & Conquer Gamescom 2012 announce gameplay trailer
  5. Diablo III patch 1.0.4 Legendary item improvements
GeForce GTX 660 Ti Reviews

  1. Hardware Canucks, Hardware.Info & PCPer review Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  2. Hardware Heaven, HotHardware, Legit Reviews,
    and OCC have GTX 660 Ti cards roundups
  3. Benchmark Reviews, CowcotLand, Guru3D, HTL, Overclockers.com, NinjaLane,
    PureOC, techPowerUp!, and TweakTown review MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition
  4. Funky Kit, Guru3D, HTL, Motherboards.org, NinjaLane, PureOC,
    and VR-Zone review Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC Edition
  5. Hardware Secrets, HTL, LanOC Reviews, and
    Overclockers.com on EVGA GTX 660 Ti SC
  6. Benchmark Review, KitGuru, ocaholic, and
    techPowerUp! review Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP
  7. Guru3D and techPowerUp! review Palit GTX 660 Ti
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Zotac GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition 2GB
Systems and storage

  1. KitGuru's Orange OPC review
  2. TechReviewSource on Dell Latitude E6430 laptop
  3. TWL reviews Core i7-3820
  4. ocaholic tests Core 2 Quad / HD 7970 gaming performance
  5. Tech ARP posts HDD performance comparison guide rev. 4.8
  6. TweakTown's Areca ARC-1882i PCIe 3.0 RAID controller review
  7. AnandTech (thanks airmantharp) and HCW test
    SSD RAID TRIM on Intel 7-series chipsets
  8. TweakTown posts Micron RealSSD P400E 5-drive JBOD enterprise report
  9. TweakTown reviews 240GB Corsair Force GS SSD
Multimedia

  1. HotHardware explores Nvidia TXAA anti-aliasing
  2. techPowerUp! reviews POV GTX 680 TGT Ultra Charged 4GB
  3. PCPer reviews MSI GTX 670 Power Edition
  4. InsideHW's exclusive review of MSI 660 GTX
  5. KitGuru's Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X Edition review
  6. Examiner.com reviews Corsair Vengeance 1300 headset
  7. Technic3D reviews SteelSeries Diablo III gaming-set (in German)
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. Legit Reviews on 650W Antec EarthWatts EA-650 Platinum PSU
  2. Rbmods on Raidmax RX-600AF PSU
  3. LanOC Reviews on Raidmax Agusta case
  4. HardwareOC reviews BitFenix Prodigy mini-ITX case
  5. VR-Zone's Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU cooler review
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU cooler
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