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The breadbox is where we keep the Shortbread—constantly updated links to stories and articles of interest around the web. Shortbread is brought to you by TR's miraculously diligent Colton Westrate (aka drfish).

Chocolate Cupcake Day Shortbread
Posted October 18, 2018


That reminds me, I need to pick up some milk.

RTX 2070 roundup

  1. MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor @ PC Perspective
  2. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 review @ PC Perspective
  3. MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G review @ Guru3D
  4. ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2070 8GB review @ Guru3D
  5. MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Z performance review @ HardOCP
  6. Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual review @ Hexus
  7. GeForce RTX 2070 review with EVGA @ HotHardware
  8. EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming graphics card review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 review @ TechSpot
  10. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition review @ AnandTech
  11. EVGA RTX 2070 Black review vs. GTX 970, 1070, Vega 64, & more @ Gamers Nexus

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair Force Series MP510 M.2 SSD review @ Guru3D
  2. Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold 550W power supply review @ HardOCP
  3. Omen by HP 27 gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  4. LG 34GK950F review @ TFT Central

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Wot I Think: RimWorld @ Rock Paper Shotgun (please, go play this if you haven't already)
  2. Professional video gamers are working out @ Slashdot (in other news, my RSI/compression gloves arrive today, hooray)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Can a motorized bicycle run on trees? @ HackADay
  2. Reuben Wu uses drones to paint surreal sci-fi landscapes with light @ New Atlas (lots to geek out about here)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. SoundBender levitates objects by curving sound waves around obstacles @ New Atlas
  2. How did Easter Islanders survive without wells or streams? @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. There's a cheese advent calendar coming to Target for $20 @ people.com
  2. EK-Vardar EVO 120ER RGB fan review @ TechPowerUp
  3. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Gold (RGB sync edition) 850W review @ bit-tech
  4. I've been using a cheese grater the wrong way my entire life @ wellandgood.com (this is quite possibly the gratest "life hack" fail I've ever seen)

14 comments — Last by Rectal Prolapse at 1:57 PM on 10/19/18

Dictionary Day Shortbread
Posted October 16, 2018


Wait, two Portuguese dictionaries in some random stock image... Anything to confess, Bruno?

PC hardware and computing

  1. TeamGroup MP32 M2 NVMe 480GB SSD review @ Guru3D
  2. Raijintek Ophion Case Review: Mini-ITX hotbox with potential @ Gamers Nexus
  3. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio review @ Hexus
  4. Mistel Vision MX650 Fanless 650W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 professional graphics card review @ KitGuru
  6. Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  7. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: more than a color @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Retrotechtacular: robots and bowling pins @ HackADay (I've always wondered)
  2. Zen Studios alters classic pinball art to protect family-friendly rating @ Ars Technica
  3. Treyarch are working on a fix for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's emote peeking @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The Magic Leap con @ Slashdot
  2. DIY wire bender gets wires all bent into shape @ HackADay
  3. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: killer camera, Android refined @ HotHardware

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you're sick, depressed and sell you meds @ Ars Technica
  2. Shrimp could help self-driving cars see better in dangerous conditions @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Trashed TV Gets RGB LED backlight @ HackADay (trippy!)
  2. Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  3. Apple fixes its new bagel emoji with cream cheese and a doughier consistency @ theverge.com (what a strange and sometimes wonderful culture we have)

12 comments — Last by Bumper at 9:36 AM on 10/17/18

National Sausage Pizza Day Shortbread
Posted October 11, 2018


Close enough.

PC hardware and computing

  1. IBM's Machine Learning Accelerator at VLSI 2018 @ Real World Technologies (Kanter alert!)
  2. Noctua AMD Threadripper air cooler roundup @ HardOCP
  3. Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB review @ Hexus
  4. G.SKILL Trident Z 4000 MHz DDR4 review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Shadow of the Tomb Raider brings Lara Croft full circle @ Quarter To Three
  2. Wot I Think: Megaquarium @ Rock Paper Shotgun (must make the time for this one)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. One-legged jumping robot shows that control is everything @ HackADay
  2. The "honest" placebo: when drugs still work even though patients know they're fake @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. A Soyuz crew makes an emergency landing after rocket fails @ Ars Technica
  2. Walmart patents cart that reads your pulse, temperature @ Slashdot
  3. New app lets you 'sue anyone by pressing a button' @ Slashdot (not as bad as it sounds)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Edge GX1 luxury gaming chair review: world's best gaming chair? @ KitGuru
  2. Millennials kill again. The latest victim? American Cheese @ bloomberg.com (again?)

20 comments — Last by Bobs_Your_Uncle at 11:52 PM on 10/14/18

Curious Events Day Shortbread
Posted October 9, 2018


That proves it!

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte Aorus P850W gold power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Element Gaming 27" QHD 144-Hz 1-ms gaming monitor review @ bit-tech
  3. Seagate Fast SSD 1TB review @ Guru3D
  4. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Xtreme TR4 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  5. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke 11G OC review @ Hexus
  6. Acer Swift 3 laptop review: affordable and accelerated with Optane @ HotHardware
  7. Cooler Master Masterwatt Lite 600W 230V review @ JonnyGuru
  8. be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 review – it's a BEAST! @ KitGuru
  9. HyperX Savage EXO SSD external portable drive review @ Legit Reviews

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Microsoft announce Xbox game-streaming service Project xCloud @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Banksy artwork self-destructs at auction right after being sold for $1.3 million @ Slashdot (I'm an uncultured swine, so I'd never heard of this guy, but he's my new hero, this is genius)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Chernobyl fires back up as a solar power plant @ New Atlas
  2. The carbon fiber construction of large propellers @ HackADay
  3. Vortx review: the most fun you can have with a desktop heater @ Engadget

Science, technology, and space news

  1. The Orion spacecraft may carry more than NASA missions to the Moon @ Ars Technica
  2. Jeff Bezos is planning to ship 'several metric tons of cargo' to the Moon @ Slashdot
  3. Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure @ Ars Technica (say it ain't so)
  4. IPCC warns that "unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are needed to combat global warming @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. You can check out an actual cheese book at this Michigan library @ saveur.com (I can't edam...)

17 comments — Last by JustAnEngineer at 9:15 PM on 10/09/18

Taco Day Shortbread
Posted October 4, 2018


Today is a farce.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Thermalright ARO-M14G Ryzen AM4 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  2. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI review with NVLink @ Legit Reviews
  3. Cooler Master Cosmos C700M review @ TechPowerUp
  4. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ G-sync HDR monitor review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. A new take on building a portable N64 @ HackADay
  2. Lego Overwatch building set teaser reveals Tracer minifigure @ TheBrothersBrick
  3. Doom battle royale mod with 64 players hurts plenty @ HackADay

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Bitcoin's double spending flaw was hush-hush during rollout @ HackADay
  2. Real life ad-blockers: IRL glasses black out computer and TV screens @ New Atlas (shades of The Atopia Chronicles, which I've recommended before)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Japanese construction robot demonstrates the future of building @ New Atlas
  2. After more speculation about cause of ISS leak, NASA issues another statement @ Ars Technica
  3. HyperloopTT wheels out its first full-scale passenger pod @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. What's the most delicious way to use Velveeta cheese? @ thetakeout.com

17 comments — Last by willmore at 2:26 PM on 10/07/18

Custodial Worker's Recognition Day Shortbread
Posted October 2, 2018


I hate mowing the lawn, but closing gaps like this is very satisfying. Is that weird?

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix RTX 2080 Ti review @ PC Perspective
  2. Thermaltake Toughpower GX1 700W power supply review @ HardOCP
  3. Palit GeForce RTX 2080 GameRock Premium Edition review @ Hexus
  4. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 ROG Strix Gaming OC review @ HotHardware
  5. Silverstone NJ450-SXL 450W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Razer Blade 15 review (i7-8750H & GTX 1070 Max-Q) @ KitGuru
  7. Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC video card review @ Legit Reviews
  8. Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset review @ TechPowerUp
  9. The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Minecraft: Dungeons will dungeon-crawl through the blockworld @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Police to Seattle's techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service @ Ars Technica
  3. LEGO reveals new experimental product line LEGO Forma, hosted by Indiegogo @ TheBrothersBrick (very tempting)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Laser noob: getting started with the K40 laser @ HackADay
  2. High detail 3D printing with an airbrush nozzle @ HackADay
  3. Two weeks with a $16,000 Hasselblad kit @ TechCrunch
  4. Hands-on: HP's leather-clad laptop might just be the best convertible around @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Will this creepy robotic caterpillar one day deliver drugs in the human body? @ New Atlas
  2. Manta rays may lead us to better water filtration @ New Atlas
  3. Elon Musk settles SEC fraud charges, must step down as Tesla's chairman @ Slashdot
  4. Scientists accidentally blow up their lab with strongest indoor magnetic field ever @ Slashdot (still no word if the incident created any superheros)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. An alert for cheese fanatics: smoked Burrata @ The New York Times

12 comments — Last by UberGerbil at 4:51 PM on 10/03/18

Crush a Can Day Shortbread
Posted September 27, 2018


This photo is crushing it.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Amp review @ bit-tech
  2. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming OC @ Hexus
  3. Origin EVO15-S review @ HotHardware
  4. Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC 8G review @ KitGuru
  5. MyDigitalSSD M2X Portable SSD M.2 USB 3.1 external enclosure review @ Legit Reviews
  6. NVIDIA SLI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 with NVLink review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Sony's walled garden cracks open: cross-console play comes to PS4 @ Ars Technica
  2. Xbox One's mouse-and-keyboard era will begin in "coming weeks," Microsoft says @ Ars Technica
  3. Ooblets aims to be more than the sum of its influences @ Rock Paper Shotgun (card-based dance-battles? Sold!)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Review: Sphero Bolt is a fantastic, rolling educational toy for young and old @ New Atlas
  2. Self-solving Rubik's Cube @ HackADay (I hope this makes it past the lawyers and into retail somehow)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. New species of neon fish emerges from the "twilight zone" @ New Atlas
  2. After a decade of testing, propylene rocket fuel may be ready for prime time @ Ars Technica
  3. Interstellar object 'Oumuamua's home narrowed down to four stars @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Ruin the holidays with these mac and cheese candy canes @ mashable.com
  2. Cooler Master Masterliquid ML240R RGB review @ Guru3D
  3. The Team Group Delta RGB SSD review @ AnandTech

20 comments — Last by HERETIC at 4:48 PM on 09/30/18

Comic Book Day Shortbread
Posted September 25, 2018


I was never into comic books, but I'm glad we have them to thank for various awesome movies and games.

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio review @ PC Perspective
  2. Thermaltake Level 20 XT review @ bit-tech
  3. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Strix OC 8G review @ Guru3D
  4. NVLink RTX 2080 Ti Benchmark: x16/x16 vs. x8 & GTX 1080 Ti SLI @ Gamers Nexus
  5. GeForce RTX 2080 overclocking preview with Scanner @ HardOCP
  6. EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming review @ Hexus
  7. NZXT E500 500W review @ JonnyGuru
  8. 160 MHz Wi-Fi channels: friend or foe? @ SmallNetBuilder
  9. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti PCI-Express scaling @ TechPowerUp
  10. The i-Rocks Pilot K70E capacitive gaming keyboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Box forts for adults: best practices and design strategies @ HackADay
  2. Telltale might get to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. This is how 'the bird' wound up in Tales from the Borderlands @ Quarter To Three
  4. Netflix still considering Stranger Things game project, possibly without Telltale @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Feeding dogs over Twitch is latest e-sport craze @ HackADay
  2. Home security camera won't waste time recording feline intruders @ New Atlas
  3. Make an electric skateboard for your cat @ HackADay
  4. Greasing robot hands: variable friction makes robo-mitts more like our own @ HackADay (well worth watching)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Why scientists gave ecstasy to octopuses @ New Atlas
  2. Move over, great whites—basking sharks like jumping, too @ New Atlas
  3. Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid @ Ars Technica
  4. Fish-catching praying mantis surprises scientists @ New Atlas (just when they thought it was safe to stay in the water)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Human history: brought to you by wine, cheese and bread @ bloomberg.com
  2. HyperX Fury RGB SSD 480GB review @ Legit Reviews

4 comments — Last by Unknown-Error at 10:51 PM on 09/25/18

Punch Day Shortbread
Posted September 20, 2018


A literal punch to the gut to complement Nvidia's $1,200 figurative one.

Turing Tales

  1. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti review @ PC Perspective
  2. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Founders Edition reviews @ bit-tech
  3. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X TRIO review @ Guru3D
  4. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti RoG Strix review @ Guru3D
  5. Nvidia RTX 2080 Founders Edition review & benchmarks @ Gamers Nexus
  6. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 review @ Hexus
  7. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 benchmarks @ HotHardware
  8. Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB review @ KitGuru
  9. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 benchmark review @ Legit Reviews
  10. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  11. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  12. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti STRIX OC 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  13. Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming Pro OC 8 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  14. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti review @ TechSpot
  15. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Founders Edition review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The newest ESPN cover athlete is a Fortnite streamer @ Quarter To Three
  2. Show that Sega Saturn save battery who’s boss @ HackADay

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Soldering like it’s 205 BC @ HackADay
  2. Multipurpose robotic skins bring stuffed animals to life @ New Atlas
  3. iRobot i7+ initial impressions @ TechCrunch (hmm, maybe I should get one of these instead of a 2080 Ti)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Space cleanup net successfully captures first "debris" in orbit @ New Atlas
  2. Robotic fruit fly won’t eat your fruit @ HackADay
  3. NASA's Solar Parker Probe snaps first image on its way to "touch the Sun" @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. I bite my string cheese, and I won't apologize for that @ thedailymeal.com (bite, peel, I string both ways)

11 comments — Last by Mr Bill at 12:23 PM on 09/24/18

National Cheeseburger Day Shortbread
Posted September 18, 2018


You can has.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Legit Reviews exclusive: Lisa Pearce interview on Intel graphics software @ Legit Reviews
  2. SilverStone NJ450-SXL silent power supply review @ PC Perspective
  3. Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi review @ bit-tech
  4. AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) review @ Hexus
  5. Riotoro Builder 500W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Team Group T-Force Vulcan Gaming SODIMM 4x 8 GB DDR4-2666 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Acer Predator X27 review @ TechSpot
  8. The ASRock B360M-ITX/ac motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Nintendo Switch cloud save data disappears if you cancel subscription @ Ars Technica
  2. Space Base flushes Machi Koro out the airlock @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Cat robot's secret to slim legs? Banish the motors! @ HackADay
  2. Wind-Blaster: haptic feedback that'll make you recoil @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. One small step for a space elevator @ HackADay
  2. NASA isn't going to pay for the BFR, so Musk charts a new course @ Ars Technica (my youngest daughter will be about 7-10 years old if this happens as scheduled, few things could make me more excited than witnessing this with her at that age)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Cut the cheese not your fingers with these 3 handheld graters @ bustle.com

21 comments — Last by Krogoth at 4:05 PM on 09/20/18

Roald Dahl Day Shortbread
Posted September 13, 2018


My image options for today were the pits.

PC hardware and computing

  1. New GeForce driver fixes performance issue: Threadripper 2990WX tested @ PC Perspective
  2. Ballistix Sport AT Gaming DDR4 RGB 32GB 3000 MHz review @ Guru3D
  3. XSPC TX360 ultra-thin radiator review @ TechPowerUp
  4. The MSI Z370-A Pro motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. TF2 Pyro dodgeball looks like a blast @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Teens would rather text their friends than talk to them in person, poll shows @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Disassembling mouse sensors for tracking tongues @ HackADay
  2. Cryptocurrency's 80 percent plunge is now worse than the dot-com crash @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA may sell corporate naming rights for rockets, spacecraft @ Slashdot
  2. NASA's "game changing" foldable heat shield makes first flight @ New Atlas
  3. Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads @ Slashdot (looks like someone just figured out how the internet works)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Hershey to buy cheese puffs maker Pirate Brands for $420 million @ cnbc.com (hold on, the $2.5 billion cheese puff market?)

20 comments — Last by SonicSilicon at 8:18 PM on 09/17/18

Make Your Bed Day Shortbread
Posted September 11, 2018


I never make my bed, the dogs just dig it up anyway.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seagate Barracuda Pro 14TB HDD review @ Guru3D
  2. Arctic Freezer 3 eSports ONE CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  3. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) review @ Hexus
  4. ASUS AiMesh reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. ELEPAWL EP6 active noise canceling wireless Bluetooth headphone review @ Legit Reviews

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Low-poly Lara is ready to explore in Shadow of the Tomb Raider @ Quarter To Three
  2. EA may be going to court in Belgium to keep loot boxes in FIFA 18 and 19 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. This is the best character feature of Marvel's Spider-Man @ Quarter To Three (I've been watching a friend play this and I really like what I've seen so far. I might actually play it myself.)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Shoelace-tying robot with only two motors @ HackADay
  2. A DIY balcony crane lifts groceries for the lazy but patient @ HackADay
  3. New Roomba i7+ takes a load off owners by emptying itself @ New Atlas (if great and powerful iRobot AI is reading this, please send me one to review)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA is offering $1 million to turn CO2 into sugar @ Slashdot
  2. SpaceX launches heavy telecom satellite, sticks high-seas landing @ Ars Technica
  3. Engineering firm plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to parched Dubai @ Slashdot (rumors of filming the feat for sequences in the next James Bond film are unsubstantiated, but probably true)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Eight cheese mistakes everyone makes @ vinepair.com (pfft, noobs)
  2. HyperX Alloy FPS RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. Team Group T-Force XCALIBUR RGB DDR4-3600 review @ TechPowerUp
  4. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB liquid CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers

30 comments — Last by ermo at 9:01 AM on 09/13/18

Fight Procrastination Day Shortbread
Posted September 6, 2018


Sounds like a good plan for tomorrow.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte Aero 15W review @ bit-tech
  2. Dell XPS 15 (9570) review @ HotHardware
  3. SteelSeries QcK Limited review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Limited-edition Xbox controller helps greasy gamers get a grip @ New Atlas
  2. Jagged Alliance: Rage comes sneaking out of the jungle in three weeks @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Skies Above the Reich flies circles around the competition @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Owners really like their robot vacuums, survey says @ New Atlas (heck yeah we do)
  2. Uber will turn your smartphone into an automatic crash detector @ Slashdot
  3. Robots invade your personal space @ HackADay (not a great headline, but story is worth a look)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Amazon achieved a market value of $1,000,000,000,000 @ Ars Technica
  2. TiVo says it will discontinue support for dial-up service later this month @ Slashdot
  3. Russian space chief vows to find "full name" of technician who caused ISS leak @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. This 7,200-year-old cheese stands alone among world's oldest @ cnn.com (wait, then what was this?)

40 comments — Last by HERETIC at 5:58 AM on 09/10/18

Eat an Extra Dessert Day Shortbread
Posted September 4, 2018


Tonight, at my house, sushi will count as desert.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG Strix X470-I Gaming review @ bit-tech
  2. Deepcool Gamerstorm Castle 240 RGB AIO review @ Guru3D
  3. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X overclocking @ HardOCP
  4. Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 review @ Hexus
  5. EVGA 450BV 450W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. SMI SM2262EN high-performance SSD controller preview @ Legit Reviews
  7. Cougar Revenger S review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Unpaid and abused: moderators speak out against Reddit @ Slashdot
  2. Subnautica standalone expansion Below Zero announced @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. After 24 years, Doom II's final secret has been found! @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Lego built a drivable Bugatti Chiron out of a million pieces of Technic @ Ars Technica
  2. DJI Mavic 2 review @ TechCrunch
  3. Doing logic analysis to get around the CatGenie's DRM @ HackADay
  4. Metroid, Zelda, and Castelvania auto-mapped with NES emulation & heuristics @ HackADay (if you're looking for a good read today, this is my top pick)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Could the Airfish-8 finally get the Wing In Ground Effect Vehicle up and running? @ New Atlas
  2. Roll-up tablet is both cutting-edge and mega-retro @ New Atlas
  3. Whose name should be on the laws of physics for an expanding universe? @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. LED-ifying a guitar @ HackADay (sorry, Bruno)
  2. These tasty Uzbek cheese balls can last for years @ ozy.com
  3. EAT CHEESE LIVE FOREVER EAT CHEESE NEVER DIE @ washingtonpost.com (this is the "best" cheese link you'll ever get from me)

34 comments — Last by kamela at 2:11 AM on 09/10/18

Frankenstein Day Shortbread
Posted August 30, 2018


Thanks to Shortbread, I now know that I share a birthday with Mary Shelley.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Does StoreMI Bring AMD on par with Intel Optane memory caching? @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI MEG X399 Creation review @ bit-tech
  3. Asustor AS4004T 10 Gigabit NAS review @ Guru3D
  4. Toshiba XG6 NVMe SSD review @ HotHardware
  5. Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M review @ KitGuru
  6. Silverstone Redline RL07 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. $400 12-core Threadripper: But is it worth it? @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Nintendo shuts down tool used to build Pokémon fan games @ Ars Technica
  2. RimWorld beta 19 out now, adding bridges and new turrets @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Last Tide is battle royale with sharks, out now in early access @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I finally caved to the battle royale trend and picked this up, it's not bad)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. A CNC woodworking tool that does the hard parts @ HackADay
  2. Where's the cat? Locating your moggy without eating batteries @ HackADay (moggy? huh...)
  3. Modular hexa-hives claimed to be better for your bees @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Structure construction completed as Orion begins final assembly @ New Atlas
  2. Autonomous pods make eye contact with pedestrians @ New Atlas
  3. Researchers find way to spy on remote screens—through the webcam mic @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. 'Move with the cheese' has become the unofficial slogan of Bachelor In Paradise @ ftw.usatoday.com

18 comments — Last by HERETIC at 3:25 AM on 09/02/18

Bow Tie Day Shortbread
Posted August 28, 2018


Alas, no good images of Tae Bo could be found.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Azulle Inspire fanless Intel Kaby Lake barebones mini-PC review @ PC Perspective
  2. Gigabyte Aorus B450-I Pro Wifi review @ Guru3D
  3. T-Force Vulcan & G.Skill Flare X AM4 overclocking @ HardOCP
  4. Dell P2419H review @ Hexus
  5. NZXT E850 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Antec P8 midi-tower case review @ KitGuru
  7. Review of the six-drive Synology DS1618+ NAS device @ Neowin
  8. Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd generation review @ TechPowerUp
  9. MSI B360 Gaming Plus & B360 Gaming Arctic review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. 'The Big Bang Theory' is finally ending  @ Slashdot
  2. "Xbox All Access" offers free hardware up front with two-year subscription @ Ars Technica
  3. Gladius learns all the right lessons from all the wrong Civilizations @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Time-stretching Zoetrope animation runs longer than it should @ HackADay (trippy)
  2. DJI Mavic Air drone review @ HotHardware
  3. Autonomous underwater robot hunts and harvests massively invasive lionfish @ New Atlas (sounds like just about the coolest project ever)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Prehistoric turtle lacked a shell, but had a beak @ New Atlas
  2. America's energy department works with Bill Gates to test mini nuclear reactors @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Eaters of shredded cheese straight from the bag at 2 a.m., unite! @ thetakeout.com
  2. Aorus DDR4 RGB 16GB 3200MHz memory kit review @ Legit Reviews

15 comments — Last by Phartindust at 3:12 PM on 08/30/18

Ride Like the Wind Day Shortbread
Posted August 23, 2018


This is the first thing you thought of too, right?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G Pro Wireless and G Pro Gaming mice review @ PC Perspective
  2. ADATA XPG SX950U 240GB SSD review @ Guru3D
  3. Aorus X399 Xtreme review @ Hexus
  4. HyperX Gaming microSD card review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Philips 436M6VBPAB review @ TFT Central
  6. The Corsair RM850x (2018) PSU review @ AnandTech
  7. Huawei MateBook D review @ HotHardware

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Valve's "Steam Play" uses Vulkan to bring more Windows games to Linux @ Ars Technica
  2. Mark your calendar for A Hat in Time's one-day-only free DLC @ Quarter To Three
  3. Rocket League is changing with its new 'progression' update next week @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Build your own two-stage water rockets @ HackADay
  2. ​​​​​​​As value of cryptocurrencies falls, a lot of new and risk-taking investors are suffering immensely @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. All systems go for Mars as InSight passes halfway mark @ New Atlas
  2. New research suggests evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest' @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Patriot Viper RGB DDR4 3200 MHz review @ TechPowerUp
  2. MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RE (i7-8750H; GTX 1060) laptop review @ KitGuru
  3. ​​​​​​​Looking for your dream job? You could be the Assistant Director of Cheese at this company @ time.com

61 comments — Last by TheMonkeyKing at 9:54 AM on 08/28/18

The-day-after-Spumoni-Day Shortbread
Posted August 22, 2018


The ice cream is fine and all, but I'm a bigger fan of Dino Spumoni.

PC hardware and computing

  1. NZXT E850 digital power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. SteelSeries Arctis Pro +GameDAC review @ bit-tech
  3. Thermaltake Level 20 VT review @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Corsair RM750x 750W power supply review @ HardOCP
  5. Killer Wireless-AC 1550 review @ Hexus
  6. Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV GPU cooler review @ HotHardware
  7. BeQuiet SFX-L 500W review @ JonnyGuru
  8. Sennheiser HD820 headphones review @ KitGuru
  9. HP S600 2.5" 240GB SATA SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  10. MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC motherboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. Linux vs. Windows benchmark: Threadripper 2990WX vs. Core i9-7980XE tested @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. A beginner's guide to Monster Hunter: World @ Quarter To Three
  2. Diablo III Eternal Collection officially announced for Nintendo Switch @ Nintendo Life
  3. Ads are creeping back into Twitch Prime streams starting this September 14th @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Using acoustic levitation for applications going way beyond novelty @ HackADay
  2. Panasonic keeps it fresh with shoe deodorizer @ New Atlas
  3. Reverse engineering a DNA sequencer @ HackADay
  4. A remotely controlled Kindle page turner @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Researchers reveal how blue light exposure is damaging our eyes @ New Atlas
  2. Baltimore Police Department is still using Lotus Notes @ Slashdot
  3. Friendly fox genomes help us understand the genetics of behavior @ Ars Technica
  4. AI identifies heat-resistant coral reefs in Indonesia @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. World's oldest cheese discovered in ancient Egyptian tomb @ time.com
  2. Lian Li Strimer review - RGB 24 pin extension cable @ Guru3D
  3. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB review @ TechPowerUp

14 comments — Last by chubbyhorse at 1:54 PM on 08/23/18