Friday Shortbread


— 4:31 AM on August 24, 2012

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes: Chip demand for PCs slows, say IC designers
  2. The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft unveils a new look (thanks Sarge Duck)
  3. Seoul court rules Samsung didn't violate Apple design
  4. AppleInsider: Apple may launch next-gen iPhone,
    'iPad mini' at two separate media events
  5. VentureBeat: Nokia to debut two new Windows Phone 8 handsets on Sept. 5
  6. CPU World: AMD business-class "Trinity" APUs are in the works
  7. The SSD Review: Toshiba demos new 1TB hybrid drive
    with 80MB/s transfer speeds—FMS 2012 update
  8. Guild Wars 2 Headstart begins on August 25

Friday

  1. DigiTimes: Darren Grasby appointed to lead AMD sales effort in EMEA
  2. X-bit labs: Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Qualcomm, others team up for indoor
    positioning
    and Rambus reorganizes itself, to lay off 15% of personnel
  3. Fudzilla: Alienware adds GTX 660 to its X51 mini gaming desktop
    and MSI launches Z77IA-E53 mini-ITX motherboard
  4. PC Perspective's podcast
  5. Dealzon's deals: $70 off 15.6" Asus K55 i5-3210M, $580 coupon for 15.6"
    Lenovo Y570 i7-2670QM / GeForce GT 555M, $200 off 13.3" Asus
    Zenbook Prime UX32A i3-2367M, and $100 off 10.1" Asus Eee PC
    Atom N2600
Mobile

  1. X-bit labs: Price will determine success of early Windows RT tablets - analysts
  2. Fudzilla: Tablet sales to hit 100 million units in 2012
  3. VR-Zone: ARM chips found in 95% of cell phones
Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica: OS X 10.8.1 out with fixes for
    Migration Assistant, Exchange Server, more
  2. InfoWorld: Windows 7 forever! Why Windows 7 is the next XP
  3. Usability expert: Windows 8 on PCs is confusing, a cognitive burden
  4. Diablo III 1.0.4 patch notes updates
  5. Guild Wars 2: Claiming your Hall of Monuments rewards
  6. Massively shares rumor: Retaielrs instructed to destroy Final Fantasy XIV stock
  7. Fudzilla: Fixes coming for Darksiders II on PC
  8. Techgage's Sleeping Dogs review (PC)
Systems and storage

  1. RWT: Haswell transactional memory alternatives
  2. Hardware.Info's Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 preview: Windows 8 tablet / notebook
  3. NinjaLane reviews Gigabyte G1 Killer Sniper 3
  4. Hardware Secrets on Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard
  5. TweakTown test 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD with working TRIM
  6. PureOC reviews 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD
  7. Legit Reviews on 256GB Crucial V4 SATA II SSD
Multimedia, power, case & cooling

  1. iXBT Labs post i3DSpeed - July 2012
  2. ocaholic's AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL - HD 7970 gaming performance
  3. OCC's Sapphire HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X review
  4. techPowerUp! reviews Sapphire HD 7970 Toxic 6GB
  5. Guru3D's Inno3D GTX 660 Ti iChill 3GB review
  6. Hardware Canucks review 24" Acer B243PWL professional monitor
  7. TechReviewSource on Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
  8. ThinkComputers reviews Roccat Kone[+] mouse
  9. techPowerUp! reviews 1000W be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 PSU
  10. KitGuru's Antec One case review
  11. TWL reviews Corsair H100 CPU water cooler
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