Columnist Day Shortbread


— 12:00 PM on April 18, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. OBT Open Benchtable review: form and function (Streacom BC1) @ PC Perspective
  2. The MSI GT83VR Titan review: 1080 times 3 @   AnandTech
  3. Team Group T-Force Cardea SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. MSI GS73 Stealth PRO-009 laptop review @ TechPowerUp
  5. HP Spectre x360 review: a near-perfect convertible that falls short on battery life @ Neowin
  6. AMD Ryzen 5 1500X overclocked benchmark results at 4.2GHz @ Legit Reviews
  7. MSI WS63 7RK mobile workstation review @ KitGuru
  8. Samsung CF791 34in Quantum Dot curved monitor review @ KitGuru
  9. Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB review @ HotHardware
  10. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini review @ Guru3D
  11. Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ bit-tech
  12. LG's ultra-light Gram laptop has too many compromises @ Engadget
  13. Windows 10 Game Mode tested: minimal gains, unless you're unusually cruel to your PC @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Honda's Miimo robotic lawn mower heads stateside @ New Atlas (still too expensive)
  2. Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place @ Ars Technica
  3. Flying EYE is a 360-drone that broadcasts in 6K resolution @ Upload VR (for TR BBQ XXIV?)
  4. Swingin' robot made to watch crops from above @ New Atlas
  5. Hello Tatooine! An unpowered device can harvest water vapor in a desert @ Ars Technica (personally, I would have gone with a Dune windtrap comparison)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. This bank will take cheese as collateral @ The Washington Post
  2. Pi time—a fabric RGB Arduino clock @ Hack A Day
  3. Corsair K70 LUX RGB keyboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Tt eSports Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 gaming headset review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Topre Realforce RGB keyboard (Seasonic) review @ Guru3D
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