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Posted July 20, 2017


I get it!

PC hardware and computing

  1. SILVIA Technology - Intelligence On Command interview @ PC Perspective
  2. Enermax Revolution SFX 650W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. EpicGear Melodiouz in-ear gaming headset review @ Think Computers
  4. CRYORIG A40 liquid cooler review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Review: SanDisk Extreme 500 (500GB) @ Hexus
  6. The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7-7740X review @ Hardware Canucks
  7. The top 5 best motherboards of all time @ HardOCP
  8. In Win 101 [case] review @ bit-tech
  9. Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 8 150W managed PoE+ Gigabit switch with SFP reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games and VR

  1. Ark devs cancel mass server wipe, add new servers instead @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. American Truck Simulator isn't quite ready to do what Spintires does @ Quarter To Three
  3. The ongoing debate over amiibo in Zelda speedrunning @ Polygon

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. SpaceX appears to have pulled the plug on its Red Dragon plans @ ArsTechnica
  2. Microorganisms can't hide from droposcope @ Hack A Day
  3. iPhone-powered Mira Prism is the cheapest way into AR yet @ New Atlas
  4. New research shows humans could outrun T. Rex @ Slashdot (that's all the reason I need to watch 'Jurassic Park' again)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. They're in: your stories about cheese on apple pie @ atlasobscura.com
  2. The mad cheese scientists fighting to save the dairy industry @ Bloomberg
  3. Ok, this isn't funny anymore, why the drought in RGB LED reviews?

8 comments — Last by Bobs_Your_Uncle at 4:06 PM on 07/20/17

Posted July 18, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Liquid-Cooled review @ PC Perspective
  2. World's worst Bitcoin mining rig @ Hack A Day
  3. Wooting One analog mechanical keyboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. SteelSeries Arctis 7 headset review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Logitech G Pro Gaming mouse and keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Reviews - BeQuiet Pure Power 10 CM 500W @     JonnyGuru
  7. Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: a thin, powerful Max-Q gaming laptop @    HotHardware
  8. The top 5 worst motherboards of all time @ HardOCP
  9. MSI X299 SLI Plus review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Hands-on: ViveNChill fan helps fight sweaty faces and foggy lenses @ UploadVR
  2. The Joy Of creating citizen stories in Cities: Skylines @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Atari wants in on the throwback console fad @ Quarter To Three
  4. Nintendo's New 2DS XL is the closest you'll ever get to a '3DS XL Lite' @ Engadget
  5. Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod parachutes onto Steam next week @ Rock Paper Shotgun (maybe I'll actually play this now)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. A 3D scanner that Archimedes could get behind @ Hack A Day
  2. Forward-thinking ravens plan for the future @ New Atlas
  3. Fidget spinners put the 'S' in STEAM education @ Hack A Day

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Prize-winning cheese stolen from Somerset show @ BBC
  2. Again with the no RGB LEDs?

11 comments — Last by HERETIC at 1:47 AM on 07/20/17

Posted July 13, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 Scalable processor review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. ASRock X299 Taichi motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. ROCCAT Nyth gaming mouse review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Core i7-7800X vs. 7700K, 6 or 4 cores for gaming? @ TechSpot
  5. Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB review @ TechSpot
  6. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450 headset review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Intel Core i7-7740X 'Kaby Lake-X' 4C8T CPU review (inc. 5.1GHz OC) @ KitGuru
  9. Review: Lenovo Legion Y520 laptop @ Hexus
  10. Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850W power supply review @ HardOCP
  11. Intel Core i5 7640X processor review @ Guru3D
  12. Sizing up servers: Intel's Skylake-SP Xeon versus AMD's EPYC 7000 - the server CPU battle of the decade? @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Augmented reality transports classic art into the 21st century @ New Atlas
  2. Gorn is one of VR's most violent and viciously fun games yet @ UploadVR
  3. There are no new clues about Half-Life 3 in the latest update to Half-Life @ Quarter to Three
  4. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD cheap before being pulled @ Rock Paper Shotgun (at $2, I finally picked this up, well worth it to feel 17 again, even if it isn't perfect)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Plants can turn caterpillars into cannibals to avoid getting eaten  @ Slashdot
  2. Weak-hearted sea spiders pump blood with their guts @ New Atlas
  3. Automating plant care @ Hack A Day
  4. Archaeological analysis rewrites the cautionary tale of Easter Island @ New Atlas
  5. Juno has sent back some of its first raw images of the Great Red Spot @ Ars Technica (awesome stuff)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheese lovers rejoice: Queso could be coming to a Chipotle near you @ USA Today
  2. Eat 5 pounds of mac and cheese in an hour and be immortalized @ dnainfo.com (and sick!)
  3. ...no RGB LEDs again? What gives?

11 comments — Last by Metonymy at 2:40 PM on 07/16/17

Posted July 11, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. External graphics over Thunderbolt 3 using the AKiTiO Node @ PC Perspective
  2. HP S700 Pro 512GB solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  3. Intel Kaby Lake-X Review: Core i7-7740X & Core i5-7640X @ TechSpot
  4. Originative SABER68 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Tt eSPORTS MEKA Pro mechanical gaming keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Aerocool P7-C0 tempered glass case review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews - Seasonic Focus Plus 750W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ in CrossFire @ Hexus
  9. ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti Platinum Edition - part 2 @ HardOCP
  10. A quick look at the Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Mining Edition @ PC Perspective
  11. HP Spectre X2 (2017) review: a more refined Surface clone @ Engadget

Games and VR

  1. Tip off: Icebürg looks so absolutely charming! @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Grrg! Arrrg! Unturned leaves early access @ Rock Paper Shotgun (time to fire up my server?)
  3. The future is now because apparently AR shoes are a thing @ UploadVR (sorry, this should probably be filed under 'cheese')

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Three thumbs up to this 3D-printed prosthetic thumb @ New Atlas
  2. Fish does the twist to get airborne @ New Atlas
  3. Breaking into the Buran graveyard: aging Soviet vehicles still impress @ ArsTechnica
  4. A poor-man's laser CNC engraver @ Hack A Day (could have used one of those when I made this as  a kid)

Tech news and culture

  1. Newegg fought its way through two appeals to win fees from this patent-holder @ ArsTechnica
  2. Dronestagram winners take photography to new heights @ New Atlas
  3. Ask Slashdot: are we living in the golden age of bailing?  @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. DIY cheese recipe: learn how easy it is to make a batch of homemade Ricotta @ kqed.org
  2. Team Group Night Hawk RGB 16GB DDR4-3000 review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Pizza Hut just launched Mac 'N' Cheese Stuffed Crust pizza – and it's everything you've been dreaming of @ digitalspy.com (worth a click for the 30 Rock gif alone)

9 comments — Last by ronch at 8:57 PM on 07/11/17

Posted July 6, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition CrossFire testing @ PC Perspective
  2. Acer Predator 21 X ($9,000) gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. TP-Link Deco M5 whole home Wi-Fi system review @ Think Computers
  4. Razer Lancehead [mouse] review @ TechSpot
  5. Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Intel Skulltrail vs. Intel Skull Canyon @ TechPowerUp
  7. Plantronics RIG 800HS headphones review @ Legit Reviews
  8. SteelSeries Rival 700 (w/ OLED display) mouse review @ KitGuru
  9. Review: Corsair HX1000 1,000W PSU @ Hexus
  10. MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK motherboard review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. Shock! Horror! Evil Genius 2 announced @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Random: internet reacts badly to the new Snake Pass menu icon @ NintendoLife
  3. Random: how to take photos of the moon with the Game Boy Camera @ NintendoLife

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Metal desktop distillery designed for the executive who has everything @ New Atlas
  2. Scientist creates a scorpion-milking machine @ New Atlas
  3. China's crazy car-straddling elevated bus is just a giant scam, police say @ ArsTechnica
  4. NASA is going to crash a satellite into an asteroid @ Slashdot (pretty slick idea to crash it into binary asteroid)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Kitchen gadgets review: Raclette cheese set—classy as heck @ The Guardian
  2. KFC have introduced a burger with mac and cheese in it @ Cosmopolitan
  3. ...wait, no RGB LEDs?

11 comments — Last by ronch at 1:58 AM on 07/09/17

Posted July 3, 2017


Their shell-shocked eggspressions cracked me up. I'm glad you guys can take a yolk.

PC hardware and computing

  1. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Air Cooled review @ PC Perspective
  2. LaCie 5big & 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box review @ TechSpot
  4. Cooler Master MasterKeys L PBT review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Intel Core i9-7900X 'Skylake-X' 10C20T CPU in-depth analysis @ KitGuru
  6. Reviews—Corsair HX1200 Platinum 1200W @ JonnyGuru
  7. Best Ethereum mining GPUs - a benchmark and optimization guide @ HotHardware
  8. Review: Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-3200 (BLE2C16G4D32AEEA) @ Hexus
  9. AMD Ryzen 7 AGESA 1006 performance and DDR4 memory check @ Guru3D
  10. The Enermax Revolution SFX 650W PSU review: compact & capable @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. StarCraft Remastered launching on August 14th @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. The best games of 2017 (so far!) @ Quarter To Three
  3. G2A will require key sellers to provide name and address @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. OSVR Hacker Developer Kit 2 review @ Tom's Hardware

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Hacking on Mars in The Martian @ Hack A Day
  2. Graphene makes mini moisture-controlled robots in a flash @ New Atlas
  3. An electric fence for snails and slugs @ Hack A Day
  4. Russian team plans to unfurl the brightest "star" in the night sky @ New Atlas (I can see the orbital advertisements already)

Tech news and culture

  1. Fidget spinner gigantor @ Hack A Day (like it or not, this is culture now)
  2. Artificially intelligent painters invent new styles of art @ Slashdot (who really made the art, the "AI" or the researchers?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. f.lashes LED eyelashes turn your face into a rave party @ New Atlas (totally not creepy at all)
  2. Get ready for Kyrie Irving's mac and cheese-inspired Nikes @ solecollector.com (love that domain name)

9 comments — Last by davidbowser at 1:26 PM on 07/05/17

Posted June 29, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel SSD 545S Series 512GB review @ PC Perspective
  2. Western Digital My Passport SSD mini-review @ AnandTech
  3. ECS Z270H4-I Mini-ITX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD review – 3D BiCS 64-layer flash shines @ The SS Review
  5. Overclocking the Core i9-7900X @ TechSpot
  6. Adesso AKB-636UB typewriter keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Intel SSD 545s 512GB SATA SSD review—64-layer TLC NAND @ Legit Reviews
  8. QNAP TS-453B (8GB) 4-Bay NAS review @ KitGuru
  9. Review: Acer Aspire VX 15 laptop @ Hexus
  10. be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W power supply review @ HardOCP
  11. Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard review @ Guru3D
  12. Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD review @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. Longsword Tabletop Tactics is part game, part tabletop platform @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. John Romero's Doom II floppy disks sell for over $3,000 @ ArsTechnica
  3. Steam review bombing is working, and Chinese players are a powerful new voice @ PC Gamer
  4. Mario Paint lovers rejoice, Hyperkin is making a new SNES mouse @ Nintendo Life (mercifully, it's optical)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter @ New Atlas
  2. Vegan mayonnaise company starts growing its own meat in labs @ Slashdot
  3. MIT origami algorithm creates any 3D shape with minimal seams @ New Atlas
  4. Fly across the water on a 3D-printed electric hydrofoil @ Hack A Day (so uh, yeah, can one of you bring one of these to the TR BBQ?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Why is Jeff Bezos building rocket engines in Alabama? He's playing to win @ ArsTechnica
  2. Boaty McBoatface conquers the Antarctic depths @ New Atlas (I'm calling this one 'culture')
  3. Hacker behind massive ransomware outbreak can't get emails from victims who paid @ Slashdot (pretty much the definition of 'oversight'—or is it?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS @ The Register
  2. Watch: how to make crispy grilled cheese in a microwave @ eater.com (a susceptor, neat!)
  3. WTF is cheese tea? Here's why you should drive to Mesa to try it yourself @ phoenixnewtimes.com (yes, I'm going to keep posting stories about cheese tea, at least until I can try it for myself. These are the consequences of having a Google news 'cheese' alert. You're welcome)

12 comments — Last by trackerben at 11:53 PM on 06/29/17

Posted June 27, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct CPU air cooler review @ PC Perspective
  2. NEC EX341R monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Intel Core i7-7740X processor review @ Think Computers
  4. Intel Core i9-7900X, Core i7-7820X and i7-7800X review @ TechSpot
  5. Rosewill RGH-3300 Pro Gaming headset review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Asus GR8 II Mini Gaming PC review @ KitGuru
  7. Cougar GX-S 650W PSU review @ JonnyGuru
  8. Razer Blade 2017 review @ HotHardware
  9. Review: MSI X299 SLI Plus @ Hexus
  10. ASUS X299 Prime Deluxe review @ Guru3D
  11. Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 / USB 3.0 reader hub review @ AnandTech

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. It's important to remember that forgetting is important @ New Atlas
  2. Self driving potato hits the road @ Hack A Day
  3. LG Display's latest screen is huge, transparent, and flexible @ New Atlas
  4. Amazon Echo Show review: seeing is believing @ Engadget
  5. The Wonkavator is real! Behold the maglev Multi lift that goes up, down and left to right @ Wired

Tech news and culture

  1. South Korea signs on to build full-scale Hyperloop @ New Atlas
  2. Ron Howard steps in to direct Han Solo movie @ Slashdot
  3. Netflix launches new 'interactive shows' that let viewers dictate the story @ Slashdot
  4. Amazon envisages drone-delivery towers for urban areas @ New Atlas
  5. Google will stop reading your emails for Gmail ads @ Slashdot (isn't that what makes it Gmail?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. End of an era – and a new beginning — for cheese trading at CBOT @ Chicago Sun Times
  2. Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest winners announced @ wisfarmer.com
  3. Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240EX RGB review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. A table from beyond infinity @ Hack A Day (RGB LEDs in story, not headline)
  5. A Serbian farmer wants to protect the Balkan Donkey by selling its pricey milk @ NPR (cheese in story, not headline)

12 comments — Last by slushpuppy007 at 3:48 PM on 06/28/17

Posted June 22, 2017


Who could choose?

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Asus Prime X299-Deluxe motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Team Group T-Force Cardea M.2 NVME SSD review (240GB) @ TheSSDReview
  4. Logitech G413 Carbon mechanical keyboard review @ TechSpot
  5. Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Cougar Panzer case review @ TechPowerUp

Games and VR

  1. A remaster with no old code: Crash Bandicoot was rebuilt nearly from scratch @ Ars Technica
  2. Super Mario Bros. level recreated in AR by HoloLens developer @ Upload VR (such potential)
  3. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's alien champions, lost cities and soldier bonds explained @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. MRIs: why are they so loud? @ Hack A Day
  2. Key US general embraces new space ethos of "go fast, test, and fail" @ Ars Technica
  3. Top UK supermarket laser prints labels on avocados to reduce waste @ Slashdot (I love this idea)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds stand won't return to Minnesota State Fair @ fox9.com
  2. Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. SilverStone Primera PM01-RGB review @ bit-tech

18 comments — Last by HERETIC at 8:29 PM on 06/22/17

Posted June 20, 2017

X marks the spot

  1. The Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X processor review @ PC Perspective
  2. The Intel Skylake-X review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X tested @ AnandTech
  3. Intel Core i9-7900X review: meet Skylake-X @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Intel Core i9-7900X and Core i7-7740X CPU review @ HotHardware
  5. The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7-7740X review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. Intel Core i9 7900X processor review @ Guru3D
  7. MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ Guru3D

PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Windale 6 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  2. Antec A40 Pro & C400 air cooler review @ KitGuru
  3. Silent Ethereum mining on EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 at 22 MH/s @ Legit Reviews
  4. Cougar Immersa headset review @ TechPowerUp
  5. ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 tri-band gaming router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games and VR

  1. Atari is making a new video game console @ New Atlas
  2. Pokémon GO's biggest update yet brings gym badges, new items and raid battles @ Nintendo Life
  3. Have You Played… The Operative: No One Lives Forever @ Rock Paper Shotgun (no possible video game announcement could make me more excited than NOLF 3 - except possibly for a remaster of the first NOLF. Sadly, the world will probably never see Cate Archer again)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Internet of hungry hungry things @ Hack A Day
  2. James Webb Space Telescope's first science targets announced @ New Atlas
  3. The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions @ Ars Technica
  4. Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record @ New Atlas
  5. Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals @ Ars Technica
  6.  A mechanical laser show with 3D-printed cams and gears @ Hack A Day (clever hack, to-the-point video)

Tech news and culture

  1. Developers who use spaces make more money than those who use tabs @ stackoverflow
  2. Is Coinbase closing accounts for paying ransoms with Bitcoins? @ Slashdot
  3. You can watch Neill Blomkamp's new work for free, but it's in Steam early access @ Quarter To Three (watch this if you liked District 9)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3600 MHz C16 DDR4 @ TechPowerUp
  2. How cheese saved an Oregon town @ nbcnews.com
  3. How the trendiest grilled cheese venture got burnt @ Wired
  4. McDonald's is grilling up mac 'n' cheese sandwiches abroad @ refinery29.com (I'm pretty cheesed off not to have these stateside)

20 comments — Last by davidbowser at 12:49 PM on 06/22/17

Posted June 15, 2017

Nature Photography Day - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair TX-M Series 750W power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU cooler review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. A look back at the GeForce GTX 780 in 2017 @ TechSpot
  4. Acer Predator XB252Q 240Hz G-Sync monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T470s review: a slim and nimble workhorse @ HotHardware
  6. Review: Asus ROG Strix GL753VD @ Hexus
  7. Seasonic PRIME 850W Platinum power supply review @ HardOCP
  8. Crucial MX300 2TB SSD review @ Guru3D
  9. The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design @        Engadget
  10. Corsair Premium PSU Cable Kit review @ bit-tech
  11. GeForce GTX 1070 Ethereum mining—small tweaks for great hashrate and low power @ Legit Reviews

Games and VR

  1. LEGO Worlds blasting off to vintage Space in first DLC @ Rock Paper Shotgun (Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!)
  2. Sony says they aren't doing cross-network play because please think of the children @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Harvard team constructs insect-inspired robots from drinking straws @ New Atlas
  2. Paper circuit does binary math with compressed air @ Hack A Day (this blew me away)
  3. Defibrillator drones are four times faster than ambulances @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. A spy satellite buzzed the space station this month, and no one knows why @ Ars Technica
  2. Nvidia's autonomous drone keeps on track without GPS @ New Atlas
  3. They didn't invent the chicken sandwich, they're just sending one to space @ Ars Technica
  4. The next iPhone will have wireless charging, says Apple supplier @ Slashdot
  5. SkEye: billion pixel camera in the sky covers 80 square km @ New Atlas (I'm always conflicted about stuff like this, super-cool tech, but a little scary too)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. LEPA NEOllusion RGB CPU cooler review @ Think Computers
  2. Cheese tea coming to Milwaukee at new downtown ramen shop @ jsonline.com (remember, you read about cheese tea here first)

20 comments — Last by Goofus Maximus at 7:06 PM on 06/17/17

Posted June 13, 2017


I'm around sewing machines nearly every day and I still think they work by magic.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Let's talk about mining—cryptocurrency revisited @ PC Perspective
  2. The SilverStone Argon AR07 cooler review: tower cooling on a budget @ AnandTech
  3. Biostar X370GT7 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Palette Expert Kit review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Razer Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream 11GB review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews - Kolink Continuum 1050W @ JonnyGuru
  8. MINIX NEO Z83-4 fanless mini PC review @ HotHardware
  9. Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 @ Hexus
  10. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X 4K video card review @ HardOCP
  11. MSI X370 XPower KRAIT Gaming review @ Guru3D
  12. Aorus GeForce GTX 1060 9Gbps review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle unveiled by Ubisoft at E3 2017 @ Nintendo Life
  2. Minecraft to receive its first top-engine visual overhaul since 2010 debut @ Ars Technica
  3. Wot I liked from E3 @ RPS: Age Of Empires Definitive Edition, XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen, State of Decay 2
  4. What could possibly go wrong? New Bubsy announced @ Rock Paper Shotgun (say what you will about the SNES original, I adored it)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Being a friend to man's best friend @ Hack A Day (must be something in my eye...)
  2. The internet of interactive cats @ Hack A Day
  3. Tilt-rotor hexacopter puts a new twist on drone orientation @ New Atlas
  4. Clever animals @ New Atlas: Two-headed space worms, angry birds, smart dogs
  5. Resurrecting extinct species comes with legal issues @ Ars Technica (John Hammond was not available to comment)

Tech news and culture

  1. Andy Rubin's Essential phone announces carrier availability and it's… Sprint @ Ars Technica
  2. How Lego clicked: the super brand that reinvented itself @ Slashdot
  3. Researchers have found a way to root out identity thieves by analyzing their mouse movements with AI @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheese plate in a cone is perfect for people who need their fix, and need it now @ Mashable
  2. G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse review @ TechSpot

16 comments — Last by gerryg at 7:27 PM on 06/14/17

Posted June 8, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G413: the affordable mechanical gaming keyboard @ PC Perspective
  2. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX tempered glass case review @ Think Computers
  5. Galax GTX 1070 Katana: single-slot graphics @ TechSpot
  6. Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Review: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW @ Hexus
  8. Asus ROG Maximus IX Extreme review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Arms review: Nintendo reinvents the fighting game and it's brilliant @ Ars Technica
  2. Backwards compatibility on Xbox One is 98.5% wasted effort @ Quarter To Three
  3. The state of Switch heading into E3 2017 @ Polygon
  4. Premature Evaluation: Production Line @ Rock Paper Shotgun (on my radar, but in the genre that seems too much like actual work)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Self-lubricating fish lips key to enjoying coral cuisine @ New Atlas
  2. Reading bingo balls with microcontrollers @ Hack A Day
  3. Build plate stack feeds 3D printer for continuous printing possibilities @ New Atlas
  4. FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera Review @ AnandTech
  5. Hack A Day vehicular duo: steam-power bike & solar-powered bulldozer

Tech news and culture

  1. TSA may recommend stowing laptops in cargo for US domestic flights @ Slashdot
  2. SpaceX will launch secretive X-37B spaceplane's next mission @ Slashdot
  3. Internet cameras have hard-coded password that can't be changed @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. There's a pizza cheese empire, and you've probably never heard of it @ marketplace.org
  2. Gamemax Polaris (RGB tempered glass) gaming PC case @ KitGuru
  3. Patriot Viper V770 mechanical RGB keyboard @ TechPowerUp

20 comments — Last by ET3D at 2:25 AM on 06/11/17

Posted June 6, 2017


Nom nom?

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS LIVA Z review: fanless Apollo Lake mini PC @ PC Perspective
  2. Test driving Futuremark's PCMark 10 benchmark @ AnandTech
  3. Asus H110M-A M.2 motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. The best GPU for Ethereum mining–NVIDIA and AMD Tested @ Legit Reviews
  5. Reviews–Corsair TX850M (2017) 850W @ JonnyGuru
  6. Nixeus EDG 27 IPS Freesync 144Hz gaming monitor review @ HotHardware
  7. Biostar X370GTN ITX AM4 motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  8. ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Ryzen motherboard review @ HardOCP
  9. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 AORUS 11 Gbps review @ Guru3D
  10. Linksys WRT3200ACM Tri-Stream router reviewed @ Fudzilla
  11. Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. How Iain Banks' The Player of Games got it all wrong @ Quarter To Three
  2. BattleTech is the mech game I've always wanted @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. SteamVR is coming to Mac—and Apple says it will actually work @ Ars Technica
  4. Super Mario World jailbreak requires no external hardware @ Hack A Day (super impressive)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Formlabs announces a desktop SLS 3D printer @ Hack A Day
  2. Pagani highlights the open sky in Airbus business jet cabin @ New Atlas
  3. Saturday's SpaceX launch carried a surprise payload—a Chinese experiment @ Ars Technica
  4. The DJI Spark is fun, but not the mainstream drone we were promised @ TechCrunch
  5. To the stars by atom bomb: the incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Anti-aging start-up is charging thousands of dollars for teen blood @ Slashdot (creepy)
  2. Cable TV "failing" as a business, cable industry lobbyist says @ Ars Technica
  3. Microsoft leak reveals new Windows 10 Workstation Edition for power users @ Slashdot
  4. App thwarts voice hackers using phone's compass @ New Atlas (that's an interesting direction to take)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. What else curd it be? Cheese is top Wisconsin dairy product @ fox6now.com
  2. 'The Cheese Lady' carves cheddar at fair @ sandiegouniontribune.com
  3. Tt eSports Cronos Riing RGB 7.1 headset review @ bit-tech
  4. Bitfenix Shogun case windowed tower (Asus AURA RGB SSD Bays) @ KitGuru

23 comments — Last by oldog at 6:43 PM on 06/07/17

Posted June 1, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a Ryzen performance update @ PC Perspective
  2. Acer XR382CQK curved FreeSync monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AZIO Armato Gaming Keyboard review @ Think Computers
  4. EKWB Fluid Gaming 240G kit review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Review: MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro @ Hexus
  6. EK Fluid Gaming A240G CPU & GPU liquid cooling review @ Guru3D
  7. Origin PC Chronos review: a powerful small form factor desktop PC for 4K Gaming @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. Argo charts a new path for Arma into old battlegrounds @ Quarter To Three
  2. Wot I Think: Toyko 42 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (it's so pretty, too bad about the camera)
  3. Offblast! Take-Two buy Kerbal Space Program @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. The Pokémon Company posts net profit 26 times bigger than last year @ Nintendo Life (I wonder why...)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Inside a microswitch @ Hack A Day
  2. Paul Allen showed off his new rocket-launching plane today, and it’s BIG @ Ars Technica
  3. Long-standing mystery solved: why do flamingoes rest on one leg? @ New Atlas
  4. Rooftop CO² capture system pipes greenhouse emissions to a greenhouse @ New Atlas (anyone remember the episode of seaQuest DSV where the planetary CO² scrubbers were targeted by genetically-modified humans because they didn't need as much oxygen as 'stock' humans to survive?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Amazon is refunding up to $70 million in-app purchases made by kids @ Slashdot
  2. Giant American fighting robot beats up a Toyota Prius @ New Atlas (counting this as 'culture')
  3. Apple is manufacturing a Siri speaker to compete against Google Home, Amazon Echo @ Slashdot
  4. Steve Ballmer: we should have turned Microsoft into a "world-class hardware company" @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Robots, pizza, and sensory overload: the Chuck E. Cheese origin story @ fastcompany.com
  2. Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB review @ KitGuru

16 comments — Last by tipoo at 12:03 PM on 06/02/17

Posted May 30, 2017


Sometimes holes in a bucket are a good thing.

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard preview @ PC Perspective
  2. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Kingston DCP1000 enterprise NVME SSD review @ The SSD Review
  4. GeForce GTX 970 & Radeon R9 390: are they still game? @ TechSpot
  5. AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Tobii Eye tracker 4C review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews—Seasonic Prime Platinum 1000W @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 5 1600 @    Hexus
  9. The definitive AMD Ryzen 7 real-world gaming guide @ HardOCP
  10. Corsair Commander PRO review @ Guru3D
  11. Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better @ Engadget

Games and VR

  1. The great American summer vacation now includes VR @ Polygon
  2. 13 recent games that run well on terrible laptops @ Rock Paper Shotgun ("well")
  3. Far Cry 5 trailer reveals doomsday cult, planes, bears & 2018 release date @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Tree-climbing goats have unusual way to spread seeds @ New Atlas
  2. Bluetooth boxing game knocks out passive screen time @ New Atlas
  3. ESP32 hamster wheel tracker tweets workout stats @ Hack A Day (likely works for gerbils too)
  4. Hack A Day portable console bundle: HDMIified GBA, Game Gear with video output, Gamecube in a GBA SP

Tech news and culture

  1. Ars tests out Amazon's first pick-up grocery store in the world @ Ars Technica
  2. Apple co-founder thinks Apple is now too big a company to come up with the next big thing @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheese-rolling veteran equals all-time record @ BBC News
  2. iKBC F87 RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp

11 comments — Last by willmore at 10:44 AM on 05/31/17

Posted May 25, 2017


No panicking here.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Alphacool Eisbaer 360 and 280 liquid CPU cooler review @ PC Perspective
  2. The 140-mm slim tower CPU cooler roundup: thin & light done just right @ AnandTech
  3. Pushing Intel Optane potential: RAID performance explored @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Origin Chronos small form factor gaming PC review @ TechSpot
  5. EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 1080 waterblock @ TechPowerUp
  6. Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition review @ Guru3D
  7. Fractal Design Focus G Mini review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Hardware Review: Datel Go-tcha for Pokémon GO @ Nintendo Life
  2. Xbox game subscription service launches June 1 @ Polygon
  3. HoloLens could let flight attendants read your emotions @ New Atlas

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Doomed thermostat @ Hack A Day (decidedly cannot run Crysis)
  2. Only 90s kids will appreciate this prototype @ Hack A Day
  3. World's first autonomous security vehicle with companion drone @ New Atlas
  4. Nokia 3310 review: no matter how much you think you want it, you don't want it @ Ars Technica
  5. Underwater drone swims with—and like—the fishes @ New Atlas (seems like image stabilization would be a problem, even with an excellent gimbal)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. New mac and cheese shop expanding after selling out 'of everything' 1st day @ dnainfo.com

10 comments — Last by blastdoor at 6:12 AM on 05/26/17

Posted May 23, 2017


RIP Tangy Taffy

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seasonic PRIME 1200W Gold power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus Strix 15 GL502VS gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Acer Predator 21 X review: overpowered overkill @ The Verge
  4. Razer Blade (2017) review @ TechSpot
  5. Bitfenix Shogun case review @ TechPowerUp
  6. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX tested with 11GHz memory @ Legit Reviews
  7. Reviews - Silverstone SX800-LTI 800W SFX @ JonnyGuru
  8. Plextor M8Se 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Guru3D
  9. SteelSeries Arctis 7 review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn violates the Hippocratic Oath of game design @ Quarter To Three
  2. Blizzard claims another PC victim by swallowing Destiny 2 @ Quarter To Three
  3. Far Cry 5 trailers tease new setting: Montana @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Sudden Strike 4 beta begins @ Blue's News (anyone else a fan of this series?)
  5. Veteran game developers reveal their childhood creations @ Polygon
  6. Hinting at an AR future, Microsoft Research squeezes holographic display into regular-sized glasses @ New Atlas

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. The tiniest mechanical keyboard ever @ Hack A Day
  2. Bacteria-ridden "biofabric" makes for self-cooling gymwear @ New Atlas
  3. DIY USB power bank @ Hack A Day (it used a barrel plug and AA NiMh rechargeables instead of USB and Li-ion, but my first power bank was a DIY job I put together with a battery case from Radio Shack back in 2004 or so for my Asus MyPal A620)

Tech news and culture

  1. Chinese retail giant building one-ton delivery drones @ New Atlas
  2. Baking soda shortage has hospitals frantic, delaying treatments and surgeries @ Ars Technica
  3. Pittsburgh is falling out of love with Uber's self-driving cars @ Engadget
  4. Tech-savvy workers increasingly common in non-IT roles @ Slashdot (in my experience, this greatly depends on your definition of "savvy")

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Milton cheese whizzes win state, head to national FFA competition @ gazettextra.com
  2. GeIL Evo X 16GB DDR4 3000MHz review (RGB lighting) @ KitGuru

11 comments — Last by blastdoor at 9:12 AM on 05/24/17