International Mother Language Day Shortbread


— 1:00 PM on February 21, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Previewing Silicon Motion SM2260 NVMe controller with 3D MLC NAND @ AnandTech
  2. The eero Home WiFi system: get meshed @ PC Perspective
  3. Linksys Velop review: fast, capable mesh Wi-Fi—but way too expensive @ Ars Technica
  4. Synology DS416 & DS416j NAS review @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Vivo 24k 650W PSU review @ JonnuGuru
  6. Gigabyte Z270N-WiFi review @ bit-tech
  7. Asus ROG G701VI laptop review @ KitGuru
  8. MSI GE62 7RD Apache laptop review @ TechSpot
  9. ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC Intel C232 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Microsoft accelerates HoloLens V3 development, sidesteps V2 @ Thurrott.com
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn made me fall in love with open-world RPGs @ Engadget
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2 scraps multiplayer plans @ Rock Paper Shotgun (still on my list to try)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Woolly Mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal @ Slashdot ("verge")
  2. Can a bundle of soda straws be a camera? @ Hack A Day (learned a lot from this one)
  3. Zooids - swarm user interface @ Hack A Day
  4. Snap's Spectacles are available now for $129.99 @ Upload VR
  5. Origami-inspired bulletproof shield can stop a .44 Magnum @ New Atlas (a bold claim, but they ran benchmarks)

Tech news and culture

  1. Interview: The skipper who flies Oracle's America's Cup yacht @ New Atlas (I love this ship)
  2. Used cars can still be controlled by their previous owners' apps @ Slashdot (wipe, then sell)
  3. SpaceX makes historic launch from 39A, sticks landing @ Ars Technica
  4. Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Tesoro Gram Spectrum RGB keyboard @ TechPowerUp
  3. Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro RGB headset review @ Guru3D
  4. Buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dip @ Today.com
  5. A Lego graphics card realistic enough to stick in your PC @ The Brothers Brick
  6. McDonald's hires Project Ara design team to reinvent the drinking straw @ Slashdot (so smug it hurts)
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