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Posted September 21, 2017


Surely, it can mean nothing else.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Core i7-7800X review @ bit-tech
  2. Review: Aorus X399 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  3. Reviews—Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  4. Asus ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Platinum Edition review @ Tom's Hardware
  5. HP Envy x360 15 review (w/ Core i7-7500U & GTX 940MX) @ KitGuru
  6. The Cherry G80-3494 MX Board Silent mechanical keyboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Steam now fighting review bombs with diagrams @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. PUBG CPU core benchmarks—how many cores do you need? @ Legit Reviews
  3. Has Team Fortress 2 been improved by its updates? @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Hypersonic flight: threat or opportunity? @ New Atlas
  2. Wind chimes and dry ice make an unusual musical instrument @ HackADay
  3. Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required @ New Atlas
  4. Music box plays "Still Alive" thanks to automated hole puncher @ HackADay
  5. Knitting ALUs (and flipdots) @ HackADay (reminds me of a project I worked on a few years ago)

Tech news and culture

  1. Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a 'couple of years,' says founder @ Slashdot (obligatory Futurama)
  2. Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie @ ArsTechnica [insert joke about 'being back']
  3. Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps @ ArsTechnica (better cover up your RGB LEDs, folks)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The ultimate cheese bracket: picking the greatest cheese of all @ si.com
  2. The best thing to do to your Trader Joe's cheese? Marinate it @ bonappetit.com
  3. Riotoro Prism CR1280 Full Tower RGB review @ Guru3D
  4. iKBC F108 RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp

18 comments — Last by chuckula at 11:43 AM on 09/22/17

Posted September 19, 2017


Me ship looks like a s'more!

PC hardware 'n computin'

  1. MSI GS63VR gaming notebook—another take on Max-Q @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus TUF X299 Mark 1 review @     Guru3D
  3. Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 AM4 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Fixing bent pins on AMD's Ryzen PGA CPUs @ HardwareCanucks
  5. Review: MSI X399 Gaming Carbon Pro AC @ Hexus
  6. Best Ethereum mining GPUs—a benchmark and optimization guide @ HotHardware
  7. Reviews—Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  8. Synology DS418j DiskStation reviewed @   SmallNetBuilder
  9. ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Core i7 vs. Ryzen 5 with Vega 64 & GTX 1080 @ TechSpot
  11. Kingston KC1000 960GB PCIe M.2 solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  12. Aerocool Project 7 850W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  13. An AMD Threadripper X399 motherboard overview @ AnandTech
  14. Asus Republic of Gamers Scabbard gaming mat review @ KitGuru (callin' a mouse pad a 'scabbard' be pretty clever)

Games 'n VR

  1. Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf @ ArsTechnica
  2. LG Patents VR display for 'alleviating screen-door effect' @ Upload VR
  3. Build, gather, brawl, repeat: the history of real-time strategy games @ ArsTechnica
  4. Tooth and Tail review @ ArsTechnica (squeakin' o' RTS games)
  5. Rust introduces sitting down and frozen lakes @ Rock Paper Shotgun (nothin' like a good sit aft a hard day o' lootin')

Science, hacks, makers 'n gadgets

  1. A jet engine on a bike. What’s the worst that could happen? @ HackADay
  2. There's a logic to how squirrels bury their nuts @ Slashdot (crafty little tree rats)
  3. Illinois tests a blockchain-based birth registry/ID system @ Slashdot (chain, ye say?)
  4. Capsela is dead, long live Capsela @ HackADay (Capsela was right up thar wit' Lego fer me as a sprog, still 'ave me collection in th' hold)

Tech news 'n culture

  1. Avast! There's malware in that CCleaner software update @ ArsTechnica
  2. Can The Pirate Bay replace ads with a Bitcoin miner? @ Slashdot
  3. Futurama returns as a one-time-only radio drama with full voice cast @ ArsTechnica
  4. Automatica - Robots that play drums, guitar and turntables and destroy a warehouse @ New Atlas (clockwork buffoonery!)

Cheese, memes, 'n Arrr-GB LEDs

  1. French restaurants lament China's ban on stinky, soft cheese @ cnbc.com
  2. Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless headset review @ bit-tech
  3. Chipotle customers are slamming the chain's new queso as a 'crime against cheese' @ businessinsider.com (I don't reckon these scallywags understand th' meanin' o' 'crime')
  4. Quirky Mushroom House declared best shed of 2017 @ New Atlas (I know me a sub-reddit that 'inks otherwise)

29 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 4:11 PM on 09/20/17

Posted September 14, 2017


I was more of a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz guy back then. Wait, what?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seasonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W PSU review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic review @ bit-tech
  3. ADATA SX8000 M.2 512 GB SSD review @ Guru3D
  4. XSPC RayStorm Threadripper waterblock on Ryzen 7 @ HardOCP
  5. Review: Corsair TX-850M 850W PSU @ Hexus
  6. be quiet! SFX L 600W power supply review @ KitGuru
  7. Open Mesh A40 & A60 access points reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  8. Silverstone Kublai KL07 review @ TechPowerUp
  9. Philips 349X7FJEW monitor review @ TFT Central
  10. Unitek 10-Port USB charging station review @     ThinkComputers

Games and VR

  1. Nintendo likes money again, bringing back NES Classic Edition "next summer" @ ArsTechnica
  2. AI recreates video game engine after watching two minutes of gameplay @ New Atlas
  3. Okami HD painted onto PC in December @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Electronic Arts is really excited about not letting you own any games @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Cassini on course for destruction after final Titan flyby @ New Atlas
  2. A noob's guide to McMaster-Carr @ HackADay (frequently an invaluable resource)
  3. Fire ant venom might contain treatment for psoriasis @ New Atlas
  4. Robot graffiti @ HackADay

Tech news and culture

  1. Amazon's Whole Foods price cuts brought 25 percent jump in shoppers @ Slashdot
  2. Rotten Tomatoes scores don't correlate to box office success or woes, research shows @ Polygon
  3. French company plans to heat homes, offices with AMD Ryzen Pro processors @ Slashdot
  4. Wolfram Alpha shows its work @ HackADay ("Obviously, I know how it works if I programmed my calculator to solve it for me"—did that line work on your math teachers?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Team Group Delta RGB DDR4-3000 16GB review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Not your typical gender reveal: Minnesota couple decide to learn the sex of their baby with cheese @ dailymail.co.uk (sorry, slow week for cheese news)

16 comments — Last by just brew it! at 2:50 PM on 09/16/17

Posted September 12, 2017


Sour about my choice? It's also National Report Medicare Fraud Day.

PC hardware and computing

  1. How to hurricane-proof a Web server @ ArsTechnica (highly recommend reading)
  2. Nvidia WhisperMode tested—quieter gaming for notebooks @ PC Perspective
  3. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 review @ bit-tech
  4. Fractal Design Meshify C review @ Guru3D
  5. AMD Ryzen Threadripper waterblock comparison #1 @ HardOCP
  6. Review: Dell UltraSharp U2718Q @ Hexus
  7. Roccat Leadr wireless mouse review @ KitGuru
  8. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid—44 MH/s Ethereum mining @ Legit Reviews
  9. AMD A12-9800 review: infecting the AM4 platform @ TechSpot
  10. Drevo Calibur 71-key mechanical keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. Raidmax Alpha Prime case review @ Tom's Hardware
  12. The HP S700 and S700 Pro SSD review @ AnandTech
  13. HighPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID controller review @ TheSSDReview (worth a click just to see the craziness)

Games and VR

  1. Arma 3's humanitarian DLC drops from the sky @ Rock Paper Shotgun (pretty cool idea)
  2. Behind the effort to archive Nintendo's disappearing social network @ ArsTechnica
  3. Bethesda: Fallout Creation Club "is not paid mods" @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Activision figured out how to give away nothing for Call of Duty: WWII preorders @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Amphibious drone travels underwater and in the air @ New Atlas (well, sort of)
  2. Volcanic ice caves on Antarctica may host complex life @ ArsTechnica
  3. Architect turned cake-maker serves up mouth-watering geometric 3D-printed cakes @ New Atlas (I'd feel really bad about wrecking these to eat them)

Tech news and culture

  1. Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects @ ArsTechnica
  2. Elon Musk provides first full view of Crew Dragon spacesuit @ New Atlas
  3. Tesla temporarily boosts battery capacity for hurricane Irma @ Slashdot
  4. Squid ink may replace dental poking and prodding @ New Atlas (thetoothreport.com is available)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs (and another 'gaming chair')

  1. Where the Goats Are is a pretty, relaxing game about making cheese @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. ACS adds 153 Certified Cheese Professionals @ gourmetretailer.com (curdgratulations!)
  3. Pizza with cold, unmelted cheese is a New York thing, you wouldn't understand (but try it anyway) @ bravotv.com
  4. Cougar Armor gaming chair review @ TechPowerUp (you can have the chair in any color, as long as it's bright orange)

9 comments — Last by Mr Bill at 1:46 PM on 09/13/17

Posted September 7, 2017


Yeah, yeah, I know that's root beer...

PC hardware and computing

  1. The ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 Mini ITX motherboard review @ AnandTech
  2. ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Zotac 10 Year Anniversary Sonix 480GB PCIe solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Razer Blade Stealth (mid 2017) review @ TechSpot
  5. ASRock X299 Gaming i9 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. SteelSeries Apex M750 keyboard review @ Neowin
  7. Phanteks Evolv Shift X—glass and aluminium Mini-ITX tower case review @    KitGuru
  8. WD Blue And SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD review @ HotHardware
  9. Review: Aorus X299 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  10. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 versus Radeon R9 Fury X @    HardOCP
  11. ASUS Radeon ROG RX Vega 64 STRIX 8GB review @    Guru3D
  12. Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Protecting video game dogs and the silly lengths I go to @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. TPCast's Vive upgrade kit US pre-orders now online @ Upload VR
  3. Pokémon Go will get monster trading, one-on-one battles @ ArsTechnica
  4. One does not simply walk into the high-def era with Battle for Middle-Earth @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Polyurethane, meet 3D printing @ HackADay
  2. Democratic dogs sneeze for their supper @ New Atlas (one of our dogs just sneezes in faces, supper or not)

Tech news and culture

  1. Boston Red Sox caught red-handed using Apple Watch to steal signs @ ArsTechnica
  2. Google's Street View cars are now giant, mobile 3D scanners @ ArsTechnica
  3. Judge dismisses Shiva "I Invented EMAIL" Ayyadurai's libel lawsuit against Techdirt @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs (and occasionally gaming chairs)

  1. This Whole Foods map of French cheese is a crime against dairy @ mashable.com
  2. Clutch Chairz Throttle Series gaming chair review @ PC Perspective (please, buy a real chair)
  3. Adventurous drinkers fall for 'Cheese Tea' @ mentalfloss.com (I think this will be my last link to cheese tea until I can try it for myself)

17 comments — Last by etana at 1:41 PM on 09/08/17

Posted September 5, 2017


A local place makes a 29" pizza. This is how I have to transport it.

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS Z270-Lightsaber and Z270H4-I motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Seagate Nytro 141 client SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Swiftech Apogee SKF "Heirloom Series" CPU water block @ TechPowerUp
  4. D-Link COVR AC3900 whole home Wi-Fi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Two PCIe NVMe SSDs tested on six motherboards by Intel and AMD @ Legit Reviews
  6. MSI Clutch GM70 modular mouse review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews—EVGA B3 850W @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: Optoma UHD550X DLP home entertainment projector @ Hexus
  9. MSI B350 Tomahawk AM4 motherboard review @ HardwareCanucks
  10. HP S700 Pro 1 TB SSD review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR platform launching this holiday for $199 @ UploadVR
  2. Yo ho ho! Where did Sid Meier's Pirates! on iOS go? @ Quarter To Three
  3. Stardew Valley publishers tease slightly witchy project @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. The galaxy is once again a less lonely place in Star Wars Empire at War @ Quarter To Three
  5. Petz wouldn't exist without Night Trap @ Polygon (Petz got a lot of playtime in our household)
  6. Ark: Survival Evolved going underground in Aberration @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I'm not a big enough risk taker in Ark to ever see this content)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Hacking retail gift cards remains scarily easy @ Slashdot
  2. Researchers find an enzyme that harvests light to make hydrocarbons @ ArsTechnica
  3. How low-power can you go? @ HackADay (Shortbread link of the day)
  4. Stunning fake Polaroid camera performs magic @ HackADay (overhyped, but really slick)
  5. Aquarium robot cleans glass, shoots pics of your fish @ New Atlas (RoboSnail did it first but this is still quite cool, fun hacking potential too)

Tech news and culture

  1. Facebook has mapped the entire human population of earth @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Fines can't be paid with Chuck E. Cheese tokens, Massachusetts library reminds borrowers @ denverpost.com

24 comments — Last by derFunkenstein at 3:38 PM on 09/07/17

Posted August 31, 2017


Somebody set us up diatom.

PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Windale 4 and 6 CPU air cooler review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 gaming keyboard & mouse combo review @ ThinkComputers
  3. Biostar G330 SSD review (256GB) @ TheSSDReview
  4. Cyriorig H7 Quad Lumi review @ TechPowerUp
  5. The Asus ROG Zephyrus is a powerful Max Q laptop with one notable flaw @ TechCrunch
  6. Asus video card RMA experience and turnaround time in 2017 @ Legit Reviews
  7. Seasonic Focus Plus Gold (FX) 850W PSU review @ KitGuru
  8. Review: be quiet! SFX L Power 600W PSU @ Hexus
  9. Thermaltake View 27 Snow Gull-Wing Window case review @ HardOCP
  10. Crucial BX300 480GB SSD review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. The games chasing EVE's vision of a single shard MMO @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. GTA Online now has a battle royale mode @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Half-Life 2's Citadel as a 9-foot tall PC, and other awesome case mods from QuakeCon @ PC Gamer

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. New species of ancient marine reptile is the oldest of its kind @ New Atlas
  2. Robotic flippers shed new light on ancient animal @ New Atlas (speaking of plesiosaurs...)
  3. NASA's plan to stop a supervolcano from destroying the earth's climate  @ Slashdot
  4. 465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerability @ ArsTechnica
  5. Domino's market tests a self-driving pizza delivery car @ Slashdot (pizza delivery makes for an interesting spin on autonomous driving)

Tech news and culture

  1. Cortana and Alexa are coming together in surprising Microsoft/Amazon partnership @ Ars Technica (hmm...)
  2. Microsoft's open invitation to Valve, Nintendo and others to join Xbox One and PC crossplay @ Slashdot (hmm...)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Lawsuits over wood pulp in Parmesan cheese tossed by Chicago judge @ chicagotribune.com

16 comments — Last by BIF at 8:22 AM on 09/03/17

Posted August 29, 2017


Why'd you leave the plate upon the table?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Koolance CPU-390CI CPU waterblock review @ PC Perspective
  2. Thermaltake View 71 TG EATX case review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card review @ ThinkComputers
  4. ASRock X370 Gaming K4 review @ TechPowerUp
  5. HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4 memory kit review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Grado GH2 Heritage Limited Edition headphones review @ KitGuru
  7. Review: HP EliteBook x360 G2 @    Hexus
  8. AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 versus AMD Radeon R9 Fury @ HardOCP
  9. Samsung Chromebook Pro review: one misstep spoils the show @ Engadget
  10. ASRock X399 Taichi review @ Guru3D
  11. Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy and EDGE diskGO Secure Pro Secure USB thumb drives review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. PUBG players are paying insane prices for rare costumes @ PC Gamer
  2. PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds tops Steam player count @ Blue's News
  3. Steam reviewers bomb Dota 2 over lack of Half-Life 3 @ Ars Technica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Remote controlled Nerf bomb @ HackADay
  2. Casting metal directly into 3D printed molds @ HackADay
  3. Thorium salt reactor experiments resume after 40 years @ New Atlas
  4. Quintuple-sized Lego go-kart @ HackADay (Shortbread link of the day)
  5. Bluetooth hula-hoop spins up space-saving fitness option @ New Atlas (they should call this a bula hooth *ducks*)

Tech news and culture

  1. Mystery of Civil War sub's sinking may be solved @ New Atlas
  2. The hyper-fragmented mess of streaming TV... and how it's only getting worse @ New Atlas (pretty sure we all saw this coming, hooray for choice?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. How cheese changed the shape of the human skull @ New Atlas
  2. Team Group T-Force Delta RGB 2x 8 GB DDR4 @ TechPowerUp
  3. Tt eSports Ventus X RGB mouse review @ KitGuru
  4. Downtown LA's next Instagram trend actually combines cheese and tea @ eater.com (LA finally gets in on the cheesiness TR has been following for months)

21 comments — Last by willmore at 5:36 AM on 08/31/17

Posted August 24, 2017


Literally short bread, but technically quick bread.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Acer Predator Z271T with Tobii eye tracking @ PC Perspective
  2. AOC C4008VU8 UHD monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 liquid CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Upgraders guide: Ryzen 3 vs. Core i5-2500K vs. FX-8370 @ TechSpot
  5. Fractal Design Celsius S36 review @      TechPowerUp
  6. Asus Lyra Home Wi-Fi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017, 5th gen) @    Hexus
  8. MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium AM4 motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  9. Seasonic PRIME 1000W Gold power supply review @ HardOCP
  10. Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 and MM530 review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Let's celebrate BioShock's tenth birthday by engaging in a Randian trade @ Quarter To Three
  2. Anno 1800 announced, will take the series back to the past @ PC Gamer
  3. Jurassic World Evolution is a park-builder from Planet Coaster devs @ Rock Paper Shotgun (somehow I doubt this will be the same, but I have very fond memories of playing DinoPark Tycoon in the library at my middle school, including jumping out to DOS to copy the files onto a floppy to bring home, heh)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Anthouse isn't a robot dog, it's a dog's robot @ New Atlas
  2. Amphibious houseboat hits the open road @ HackADay (you guessed it, I want one)
  3. Elon Musk posts first photo of SpaceX's new spacesuit @ Ars Technica
  4. Open source modular rocket avionics package @ HackADay (there are no words in that headline that I don't like)

Tech news and culture

  1. Robot sub finds USS Indianapolis 72 years after sinking @ New Atlas
  2. Verizon to start throttling all smartphone videos to 480p or 720p @ Ars Technica
  3. Microsoft will never again sneakily force Windows downloads on users  @ Slashdot
  4. New Godzilla movie promises a radically different direction for the original kaiju @ Ars Technica (meanwhile, I'm eagerly awaiting Pacific Rim: Uprising)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Does avocado belong in mac and cheese? The internet has spoken @ today.com
  2. Corsair Gaming VOID PRO RGB Dolby headset review @ Guru3D

14 comments — Last by demani at 12:38 PM on 08/25/17

Posted August 22, 2017


Literally short bread, but not technically shortbread.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Review: Asus Radeon RX Vega 64 Strix Gaming @ Hexus
  2. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 review @ Guru3D
  3. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift review @ bit-tech
  4. Scythe Mugen 5 CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  5. Tesoro Tuned In-Ear Pro review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Sound BlasterX AE-5 review @    HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. Spintires returning enhanced & expanded in MudRunner @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Developer plays Oculus and Steam games with Valve's Knuckles controllers @ UploadVR
  3. Fishing Planet’s PS4 trailer is the ultimate fish betrayal @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I took the bait when this first came out, but to lure me back in would require a pretty big change to the F2P model they're trolling)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Wield the power of molten metal @ HackADay
  2. 3D-printable robot arm is a sign language interpreter @ New Atlas
  3. 3-mile asteroid is the largest Earth-buzzing object NASA's ever seen @ New Atlas
  4. Yes, it really has taken NASA 11 years to develop a parachute @ ArsTechnica
  5. Krave antweight robot gets eaten and stays alive @ HackADay (if you've never watched antweight, or fleaweight, fighting robots before, I highly recommend it)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The allure of Argentina’s bubbling cheese @ nytimes.com
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's getting rid of animatronic house bands @ pitchfork.com (huh, in my experience, kids love Five Nights At Freddy's)

15 comments — Last by BurntMyBacon at 9:35 AM on 08/24/17

Posted August 17, 2017


What else were you expecting?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Alphacool Eisbaer 360 CPU cooler review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Gigabyte Aorus X5 v7 review @ TechSpot
  3. Wi-Fi system roundup @       SmallNetBuilder
  4. AMD's new mining Block Chain optimized driver tested @ Legit Reviews
  5. Cooler Master MasterPulse MH320 headset review @ KitGuru
  6. MSI Z270 SLI Plus LGA 1151 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  7. The Corsair Neutron NX500 (400GB) PCIe SSD review @ AnandTech
  8. Review: Drobo 5N2 @ Hexus

Games and VR

  1. Rez Infinite is the greatest VR game to date @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. A lot more brave space marines died in StarCraft than we ever knew @ Quarter To Three (did any of you realize this?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. USB connections can "leak" private data to adjacent ports @ New Atlas
  2. Making a coil gun without giant caps @ Hack A Day
  3. Voyager 40th anniversary: tracing an epic journey of discovery @ New Atlas
  4. Swedish rocket knives @ Hack A Day
  5. Scientists love these cool new spider tricks!

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Recipe: tomato goat cheese popsicle @ expressnews.com (I'm totally onboard with this)
  2. We're ready for fall thanks to Dunkin' Donuts' pumpkin cream cheese @ delish.com

17 comments — Last by Mr Bill at 3:11 PM on 08/18/17

Posted August 15, 2017


8² + 15² = 17²

Threadripper review roundup

  1. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X review @ PC Perspective
  2. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X & 1920X review @ TechSpot
  4. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Threadripper 1920X processor review @ Legit Reviews
  5. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16C32T) & 1920X (12C24T) CPU review @ KitGuru
  6. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X review @ HotHardware
  7. Review: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X @ Hexus
  8. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X CPU review @ HardOCP
  9. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X review @ Guru3D
  10. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X review @ bit-tech
  11. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X review: CPUs on steroids @ AnandTech

RX Vega review roundup

  1. The AMD Radeon RX Vega review: Vega 64, Vega 64 Liquid, Vega 56 tested @ PC Perspective
  2. AMD Radeon Vega RX 64 8GB review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 review @ TechSpot
  4. AMD Radeon RX Vega benchmark review: Vega 64 and Vega 56 tested @ Legit Reviews
  5. AMD Radeon RX Vega64 8GB (Air) review @ KitGuru
  6. Radeon RX Vega 64 And RX Vega 56 review @ HotHardware
  7. Review: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 @ Hexus
  8. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 video card review @ HardOCP
  9. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB review @ Guru3D
  10. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 review @ bit-tech
  11. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 & RX Vega 56 review: Vega burning bright @ AnandTech

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Curiosity snaps fast-moving clouds in the Martian sky @ New Atlas
  2. New species of dinosaur is the largest land animal to ever walk the Earth @ New Atlas
  3. NASA's plasma rocket making progress toward a 100-hour firing @ ArsTechnica
  4. US Army creates powder that recharges equipment in the field @ New Atlas
  5. Building an ultralight out of foam in a basement @ Hack A Day (sweet project, one of the few YouTubers I'm subscribed to)

Tech news and culture

  1. Andy Rubin promises his delayed Essential Phone is still alive @ ArsTechnica
  2. Military tech could be Amazon's secret to cheap, non-refrigerated food @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Squirrel started cheese factory fire spoiling 20,000 gallons of milk @ upi.com
  2. Cheese festival 'runs out of cheese' and furious cheese fans camembert it @ metro.co.uk
  3. Redhead Creamery: cheese whizzes @ grandforksherald.com

20 comments — Last by Liron at 12:24 PM on 08/16/17

Posted August 10, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK motherboard preview @ PC Perspective
  2. SilverStone ST45SF V3 SFX 450W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Custom DIY Mount for Threadripper water cooling @ HardOCP
  4. PrimoChill Praxis WetBench review  @ Guru3D
  5. Fractal Design Meshify C review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Neurable ushers in age of hands-free gaming with brain-controlled VR @ New Atlas
  2. Jeff Bridges wants Tron 3 to be a VR movie @ UploadVR
  3. This ARKit app locates items in a supermarket for you @ UploadVR (quite a number of years back, I had the same idea for navigating amusement parks, surely that's SOP by now?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. New propulsion system gets CubeSats moving with teaspoons of water @ New Atlas
  2. Autonomous cars could be bamboozled by stickers on street signs @ New Atlas
  3. Eclipse Megamovie: thousands of cameras for citizen science @ Hack A Day (I'd totally help with this if it weren't for my Windows Phone complex)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Would you eat it? Mac & Cheese Bun Burger @ delish.com

8 comments — Last by Unknown-Error at 6:06 AM on 08/11/17

Posted August 8, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. BitFenix Shogun tempered glass enclosure review @ PC Perspective
  2. Acer Predator Z301CT monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Kingston DCP1000 NVMe SSD enthusiast testing in RAID 0 @ The SSD Review
  4. Ryzen 3: the ultimate gaming benchmark guide @ TechSpot
  5. AUDIOCASE portable speaker review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Corsair One Pro 1080 Ti compact gaming PC review @ Legit Reviews
  7. PNY GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 OC Gaming 11GB review @ KitGuru
  8. Reviews—Corsair TX750M (2017) 750W @ JonnyGuru
  9. AMD Ryzen Threadripper coldplate mounting and mating @ HardOCP
  10. The G.Skill KM570 ΜΧ mechanical keyboard review: sturdy & efficient @ AnandTech
  11. Exclusive: Ryzen Threadripper 1950X performance first look with Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition @ HotHardware

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. "Driverless van" is just a VT researcher in a really good driver’s seat costume @ ArsTechnica
  2. 3D printing flexible surfaces out of non-flexible material @ Hack A Day
  3. China built the world's largest telescope, but has no one to run it @ ArsTechnica
  4. "Sleeping" dinosaur fossil so well preserved it still sports skin and scales @ New Atlas (everyone can stop looking, the best fossil on the planet has been found)

Tech news and culture

  1. Elon Musk's Hyperloop is doomed for the worst reason @ Slashdot
  2. InstantCAD promises faster iterative design @ Hack A Day (any FEA buffs around?)
  3. MegaBots Inc debuts its combat-ready giant fighting robot @ New Atlas
  4. Amazon patent is all aboard for launching delivery drones from moving trains @ New Atlas (love those sketches)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Matthew Rubiner: 'there's no lactose in cheese!' @ berkshireeagle.com
  2. Cheese whiz earns blue ribbon at fair @ columbian.com
  3. Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi RGB air cooler review @ KitGuru

27 comments — Last by Aquilino at 12:47 AM on 08/09/17

Posted August 3, 2017


Never underestimate the refreshment of a station wagon full of watermelons hurtling down the highway.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G413 mechanical backlit gaming keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  2. Riotoro CR280 Mini ITX case review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Unitek USB 3.0 hub + card reader review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Ryzen 7 1700 vs. Core i7-7820X: 8-core royal rumble @ TechSpot
  5. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini 8 GB @ TechPowerUp
  6. Synology DS1817 DiskStation reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. LaCie 12big 96TB review (Thunderbolt 3) @ KitGuru
  8. Review: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse OC 4GB @ Hexus
  9. Asus GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX OC 11 Gbps review @ Guru3D
  10. A wireless mouse that never dies: the Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging System @ PC Perspective

Games and VR

  1. It's easy to forget that Diablo III used to kind of suck @ Quarter To Three
  2. Birdly simulator features a "Man-Sized" VR controller in Ulm, Germany @ Upload VR
  3. State of the Art: the slimes of Slime Rancher @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. SIGGRAPH 2017: This controller changes shape to match virtual objects @ Upload VR
  5. Stardew Valley multiplayer expected in early 2018 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (be careful about marrying NPCs if you play this with your SO)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. A case for the desktop vinyl cutter @ Hack A Day
  2. How America's two greatest rocket companies battled from the beginning @ ArsTechnica
  3. Are creepy-crawly clothing robots the future of fashion? @ New Atlas (I suppose we'll never get to 'the future' if we don't do silly stuff like this first)

Tech news and culture

  1. Nvidia and Remedy use neural networks for eerily good facial animation @ ArsTechnica
  2. Windows adding eye control to boost accessibility @ ArsTechnica
  3. NASA is looking for someone to protect Earth from aliens—and the job pays a six-figure salary  @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs (with a special guest appearance from a gaming chair)

  1. BBQ + cheese: Pitmasters doing riffs on combo Arby's made famous @ postandcourier.com
  2. Aukey KM-G4 RGB mechanical keyboard @ TechPowerUp
  3. Arozzi Vernazza gaming chair review @ HardOCP (oof, please buy a real chair, or do what I do)

19 comments — Last by Anonymous Hamster at 11:01 AM on 08/04/17

Posted August 1, 2017


I don't even see the code.

Ryzen 3 Round Up

  1. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 processor review @ PC Perspective
  2. AMD Ryzen 3 1300X review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AMD Ryzen 3 review @ TechSpot
  4. AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz & AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.4 GHz @ TechPowerUp
  5. AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X processor review @ Legit Reviews
  6. AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 (4C4T) CPU review @ KitGuru
  7. AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 processor review: more affordable Zen @ HotHardware
  8. Review: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 @ Hexus
  9. AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 performance review @ Hardware Canucks
  10. AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X review @ Guru3D
  11. AMD Ryzen 3 1300X review @ bit-tech
  12. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU review: Zen on a budget @ AnandTech

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Fanatec ClubSport Lite Elite: the new "mid-range" @ PC Perspective
  2. The Dell XPS 15 9560 review: Infinity Edge part two @ AnandTech
  3. Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. AZIO Retro Classic keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Intel Core i9-7900X processor review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Reviews—Seasonic Prime Platinum 850W @ JonnyGuru
  7. KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF review  @ Guru3D
  8. Alienware Area-51 Ryzen Threadripper Edition hands-on with benchmark annihilation @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. How Viscera Cleanup Detail makes menial work fun @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Pokemon Go fest's blunders result in class-action lawsuit @ ArsTechnica
  3. Nintendo 2DS XL review @ TechSpot
  4. The Evolution of Trust is a cute explain-o-game about cooperation @ Rock Paper Shotgun (definitely worth a run-through)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Forget potato chips, here come jellyfish crisps @ New Atlas
  2. Injecting code into mouse firmware should be your next hack @ Hack A Day
  3. Beautiful 'Rocketeer' jetpack replica boasts impressive metalwork @ Hack A Day (yeah, I want one)

Tech news and culture

  1. Roomba is no spy: CEO says iRobot will never sell your data @ Slashdot
  2. Apple paid Nokia $2 billion to escape fight over old patents @ Slashdot
  3. Honolulu targets 'smartphone zombies' with crosswalk ban @ Slashdot
  4. CartMan picks and sticks its way to glory in Amazon Robotics Challenge @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The Grilled Cheese is officially America's favorite sandwich @ tastingtable.com
  2. Team Group T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4 review @ TechPowerUp
  3. MSI Core Frozr XL RGB air cooler review @ KitGuru

17 comments — Last by Pancake at 8:51 PM on 08/02/17

Posted July 27, 2017

PC hardware and computing

  1. Origin PC EON17-SLX gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. AZIO Retro Classic mechanical keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  3. Phanteks Evolv Shift case review @ TechPowerUp
  4. QNAP TS-453B quad-core multimedia NAS reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Antec Mercury 240 AIO review @ KitGuru
  6. Acer Predator XB252Q high speed 240Hz G-Sync gaming monitor review @ HotHardware
  7. Blind test—RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 Ti G-Sync @ HardOCP
  8. Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Apple iPad Pro (2017): best productivity tablet @ PC Perspective

Games and VR

  1. One man's two-year quest not to finish Final Fantasy VII @ Slashdot
  2. How would you play Dungeons & Dragons without dice? @ Quarter To Three
  3. PC Building Simulator booting up in autumn @ Rock Paper Shotgun (we should review this, right?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. DJ Humpback: whales remix their old songs @ New Atlas
  2. How to take pictures of PCBs @ Hack A Day (and, you know, stuff in general)
  3. NASA to chase eclipse in two retrofitted WB-57F jets @ New Atlas (it's not going to be practical for me to make the 8-hour drive to properly view this, I hope I don't regret it like I do not making it to the last Space Shuttle launch)

Tech news and culture

  1. Aboard the NS Savannah, America's first (and last) nuclear merchant ship @ ArsTechnica
  2. Roomba's next big step is selling maps of your home to the highest bidder @ Slashdot (oof)
  3. Google's machine learning algorithm gets human help in quest for fusion power @ New Atlas (I hear that fusion power is now just 20 years away)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cedar Point's new restaurant is known for huge grilled cheese creations @ mlive.com
  2. Thousands of genes exchanged within microbial communities living on cheese @ phys.org

23 comments — Last by chuckula at 10:44 AM on 07/28/17

Posted July 25, 2017


Anyone been on one of these? I still wear the shirt from that video.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Dell S2718D HDR monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro case review @ Think Computers
  3. Raijintek Paean case review @ TechPowerUp
  4. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum wireless gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Cougar Conquer aluminium/glass case review (the $300 case) @ KitGuru
  6. Reviews - EVGA B3 750W @ JonnyGuru
  7. NZXT Kraken X42 review @ Guru3D
  8. The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7 7740X and i5 7640X review @ AnandTech
  9. Gaming mouse roundup: Corsair Sabre RGB, G.Skill Ripjaws MX780, Steelseries Rival 500 @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. Mario Kart director philosophical about need for the blue shell @ ArsTechnica
  2. Blizzard shuts down "legacy" WoW fan server hours after it goes up @ ArsTechnica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Beyond a boot print: the lasting effect of Apollo on humanity @ Hack A Day
  2. Stanford's search and rescue snake robot grows into its role @ New Atlas
  3. DC motor whirligig generates power @ Hack A Day
  4. NASA uploads hundreds of rare aircraft films to YouTube @ Slashdot
  5. Food From Electricity project bears its first protein-rich "fruit" @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Elon Musk claims green light for Hyperloop linking NYC and Washington @ New Atlas
  2. Jeff Bezos dons sunglasses, says look at my big rocket factory @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Swedish rail firm approves Trainy McTrainface as name following online poll @ Slashdot
  2. Zalman ZM-K900M RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. A shop devoted to cream cheese will open in the East Village this week @ grubstreet.com (look out Philadelphia, New York is trying to get in on the creamy cheese action)

6 comments — Last by oldog at 10:32 PM on 07/25/17