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Posted December 14, 2017


Monkey on the right tried to steal my wallet, true story.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Nvidia Titan V review part 1: gaming @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI Raider GE63VR 7RE 120Hz gaming laptop review @ KitGuru
  3. be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 case review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Titan V gaming benchmarks: accelerating async performance in DX12 & Vulkan @ Gamers Nexus

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Cocktail machine mixes perfect drinks every time @ HackADay
  2. Ancient amber seals away first direct evidence of dinosaur blood-sucking ticks @ New Atlas
  3. After 14 months, a new and improved New Shepard flies again @ Ars Technica
  4. Hidden places to be explored by minimal impact blimp @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. PepsiCo reserves 100 Tesla Semis, likely at $20,000 a pop @ Ars Technica
  2. The Silicon Valley paradox: one in four people are at risk of hunger @ Slashdot
  3. I used to be a bitcoin bull—here's why that changed @ Ars Technica
  4. Former Uber employees have gone into debt to hang onto shares they can't sell @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Gin-flavored cheese is here to confuse your taste buds @ mashable.com
  2. In defense of the holiday cheese ball: too delicious to be tacky @ wsj.com
  3. Student behind viral Pop-Tart and cheese tweet creates new Arby's sandwich @ usatoday.com

10 comments — Last by blastdoor at 5:51 AM on 12/15/17

Posted December 12, 2017


Credit where credit is due, but yeesh, that early-2000s era watermark...

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG Maximus X Apex review @ Guru3D
  2. Phanteks Glacier G1080 video card water block review @ HardOCP
  3. Deepcool Gamer Storm Baronkase Liquid case review @ Hexus
  4. Silverstone SX500-G SFX 500W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 review @ KitGuru
  6. SteelSeries M750 TKL mechanical keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Review of Synology's DS1517+ @ Neowin
  8. Roccat Sova MK review @ TechPowerUp
  9. AOC Agon AG322QCX review @ TechSpot
  10. Roccat Suora FX gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. The Asus ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard review @ AnandTech
  12. Room temperature vs. GPU heat: Vega 64, GTX 1080 & mining machines @ Gamers Nexus

Games and VR

  1. Subnautica's Eye Candy update makes water look wetter @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. The rise, fall and return of Dance Dance Revolution in America @ Polygon
  3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds new map made me feel lost again, and I love it @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. SpaceX has a momentous launch this week @ Ars Technica
  2. 3D-printed objects connect with Wi-Fi—no electricity required @ New Atlas
  3. Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor @ New Atlas (that's good enough to bump it up to the top of my de-extinction list)

Tech news and culture

  1. Ajit Pai jokes with Verizon exec about him being a "puppet" FCC chair @ Ars Technica
  2. Bitcoin fees are skyrocketing @ Ars Technica
  3. Bitcoin uses more power than Serbia—the environmental cost of cryptocurrencies @ New Atlas
  4. About 40 percent of Bitcoin is held by 1,000 users. If a few of them want to sell, that could tank values @ Slashdot
  5. After automating order-taking, fast food chains had to hire more workers @ Slashdot (in other news, hunter-gatherers not all grumpy that agriculture took their jobs)

    PS - Are you guys sick of Bitcoin links yet?

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheese wheel wedding cakes are a funky twist on an old tradition @ mentalfloss.com
  2. SilverStone Primera PM01-RGB tempered glass case review @ PC Perspective

17 comments — Last by Shobai at 6:57 PM on 12/13/17

Posted December 7, 2017

My apologies for my ridiculous laughter

PC hardware and computing

  1. Thermaltake Core P1 TG review @ bit-tech
  2. Noctua NH-U9, U12S, U14S TR4-SP3 Threadripper coolers review @ Guru3D
  3. Asus Prime X399-A motherboard review @ HardwareCanucks
  4. The ASUS TUF X299 Mark I motherboard review: TUF refined @ AnandTech
  5. EVGA X299 Dark motherboard thermal review: someone finally gets it @ Gamers Nexus

Games and VR

  1. Star Control rights follow-up @ Blue's News
  2. Nintendo brings HD Wii games to China's Nvidia Shield—is Switch next? @ Ars Technica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. James Webb Space Telescope cruises through cryogenic testing @ New Atlas
  2. Grabbing better images from a newer Russian satellite @ HackADay

Tech news and culture

  1. Android Go will make the most basic phones run smoothly @ Slashdot
  2. Gallery: Red Bull's most heart-stopping extreme photographs of 2017 @ New Atlas
  3. YouTube to hire more than 10,000 content moderators on staff next year to stop its child exploitation problem @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Asda is selling chocolate orange-flavoured cheese for Christmas @ devonlive.com
  2. Domino's Pizza has a baby registry and it's mostly synthetic cheese @ golfdigest.com

13 comments — Last by Turd-Monkey at 11:20 PM on 12/07/17

Posted December 5, 2017


I thought ninjas were more of a nighttime thing.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Cooler Master MasterWatt 550W power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. HP's wearable VR system is an unnecessary luxury @ Engadget
  3. Noctua NF-A20 200mm fan review vs. Cooler Master MF200R @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC laptop review @ Hexus
  5. Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Zotac GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme review @ KitGuru
  7. 2x2 802.11ac access point roundup @ SmallNetBuilder
  8. Cougar Conquer case review @ TechPowerUp
  9. VertDesk v3 electric sit stand desk review @ ThinkComputers
  10. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac motherboard review @ AnandTech
  11. NVIDIA Titan Xp Collectors Edition Star Wars Jedi Order graphics card review @ Legit Reviews

Games and VR

  1. Bungie opens up about Destiny 2 changes after hidden "scaling" debacle @ Ars Technica
  2. Five Nights at Freddy's creator teases spin-off @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: that waifu that you do @ Quarter To Three
  4. Who controls Star Control? @ Blue's News

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. SpaceX will attempt to launch a red Tesla to the red planet @ Ars Technica
  2. Flame-throwing drone is actually useful @ HackADay
  3. Big invasive snails are driving birds of prey to get bigger @ Ars Technica
  4. Fracture-resistant cement inspired by the spines of sea urchins @ New Atlas
  5. Two stars collided and solved half of astronomy's problems. Now what? @ Slashdot

Tech news and culture

  1. Disney sues Redbox, hoping to block digital movie sales @ Slashdot
  2. Amazon patents delivery drones that self-destruct in mid-air @ New Atlas
  3. NCIX files for bankruptcy after restructuring attempts @ AnandTech
  4. Facebook launches new messenger app for young kids—what could possibly go wrong? @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W Titanium PSU review @ HardOCP
  2. $5,000 beer glasses made of cheese? $5,000 beer glasses made of cheese. Wine glasses too. @ cincinnati.com

13 comments — Last by Ummagumma at 4:25 PM on 12/08/17

Posted November 30, 2017


That should do it.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB tempered glass case review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ bit-tech
  3. Gigabyte Aorus AC300W ATX mid-tower review @ Guru3D
  4. MAX-Q Laptop Battle—Asus Zephyrus vs Gigabyte Aero 15X @ HardwareCanucks
  5. Linksys WRT32X gaming router review @ Hexus
  6. Intel Eighth-gen Core mobile performance review @ HotHardware
  7. Acer Predator XB241H 180Hz G-Sync gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  8. SteelSeries Sensei 310 eSports gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Synology DS218j & DS218play DiskStations reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  10. Cherry MX Board 6.0 review @ TechPowerUp
  11. The MSI X299 SLI Plus motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Report: Nintendo to start offering in-game power-ups via cereal boxes @ Ars Technica
  2. Civilization VI: Rise And Fall expansion out February 8 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. EA on cosmetic game items: "You probably don't want Darth Vader in pink" @ Ars Technica
  4. There's a possibility of gold in those future Star Citizen hills! @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Earthworms can thrive and reproduce in Martian soil simulants @ New Atlas
  2. The flight that made the calculator and changed the world @ HackADay
  3. Cheap artificial muscles give soft robots lifting power @ New Atlas
  4. High-speed drones use AI to spoil the fun @ HackADay

Tech news and culture

  1. Ajit Pai blames Cher and Hulk actor for ginning up net neutrality support @ Ars Technica
  2. Tesla owners are mining Bitcoins with free power from charging stations @ Slashdot
  3. Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal @ Ars Technica
  4. Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency even when you close your browser @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The science behind Wisconsin's favorite food: cheese @ milwaukeerecord.com
  2. Watch: do you need a mac-and-cheese maker? @ eater.com

47 comments — Last by kamikaziechameleon at 4:08 PM on 12/05/17

Posted November 28, 2017


I want to go to there.

PC hardware and computing

  1. GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 review @ bit-tech
  3. Tenda Nova MW6 whole-home mesh Wi-Fi system review @ KitGuru
  4. Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review: A great laptop with an unimpressive design @ Neowin
  5. EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 iCX 8 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  6. The Samsung SSD 850 120GB review: a little TLC for SATA @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Star Wars: Battlefront II is a great game from a certain point of view @ Quarter To Three
  2. RollerCoaster Tycoon creator on the resurgence of management games @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Study: Pokémon Go led to increase in traffic deaths, accidents @ Ars Technica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. NASA reinvents the wheel for planetary rovers @ New Atlas
  2. Finally, a fidget spinner we can love @ HackADay
  3. Tiny speaker design delivers 200x the bass @ New Atlas
  4. Razer Phone review @ Hexus

Tech news and culture

  1. LG's OLED phone screens are bad, but its TVs are top-notch—what gives? @ Ars Technica
  2. Did Elon Musk create Bitcoin? @ Slashdot
  3. Elon Musk Says he is not Bitcoin's Satoshi Nakamoto @ Slashdot
  4. Google's Eric Schmidt says people want dish-washing robots to clean up the kitchen more than any other kind @ Slashdot (good news, everyone!)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. 'Watch out for de-brie': cheese truck crashes and everyone makes terrible dad jokes @ mashable.com
  2. J.K. Rowling just masterfully ended the argument about mac-and-cheese for Thanksgiving @ hellogiggles.com

3 comments — Last by Anovoca at 6:38 AM on 11/29/17

Posted November 22, 2017


Proto-relish.

PC hardware and computing

  1. In Win 301 tempered glass mini tower case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus TUF Z370-Pro Gaming review @ Guru3D
  3. LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 review @ Hexus
  4. Shuttle XPC Cube SZ270R8 barebones review @ KitGuru
  5. HyperX Cloud Alpha review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Reeven NAIA 240 liquid CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  7. The Asus ZenBook 3 review @ AnandTech

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Anouk Wipprecht: robotic dresses and human interfaces @ HackADay
  2. Right-handed blue whales go left to keep an eye on the prize @ New Atlas
  3. Drugs that switch your brain into squirrel-mode may save you from a stroke @ Ars Technica
  4. First interstellar asteroid reveals its strange secrets @ New Atlas (if you were waiting for something cool to happen this year, this was it)

Tech news and culture

  1. Why Apple's HomePod is three years behind Amazon's Echo @ Slashdot
  2. RIP net neutrality: FCC chair releases plan to deregulate ISPs @ Ars Technica
  3. FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws @ Ars Technica
  4. Microsoft confirms Surface Book 2 can't stay charged during gaming sessions @ Slashdot
  5. Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cheeses of Mexico, made in Oregon @ registerguard.com
  2. CyberpowerPC RGB Infinity GTX review @ bit-tech
  3. Google continues Allo marketing with swag and grilled cheese food truck @ 9to5google.com

9 comments — Last by PrincipalSkinner at 2:31 AM on 11/24/17

Posted November 21, 2017


Who's a good boy?

PC hardware and computing

  1. SilverStone SFX 650W Gold power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Surface Book 2 review @ Engadget
  3. XSPC Razor Neo waterblock for GTX 1080 Ti build @ HardOCP
  4. Gigabyte Z370N WiFi motherboard review @ Hexus
  5. NVIDIA Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector's Edition review @ HotHardware
  6. Bitfenix Formula Gold 750W review @ JonnyGuru
  7. DarkSide GT 1450 RPM Black Edition fan review @ TechPowerUp
  8. 4th-Gen Core i7 vs. 8th-Gen Core i7 @ TechSpot
  9. The MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic motherboard review @ AnandTech
  10. Asus Lyra whole-home Wi-Fi system mesh network review @ KitGuru
  11. Asus RT-AC86U dual band AC2900 wireless router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  12. 3D printed Wi-Fi reflectors custom designed for the building @ HackADay

Games and VR

  1. RimWorld's beta adds swamp biomes and 'story combat' @ Rock Paper Shotgun (yes!)
  2. A bit of madness is key in Lovecraft Letter @ Quarter To Three
  3. Civ V designer Jon Shafer parts with Paradox, "creative differences" blamed @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets @ New Atlas
  2. How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry @ ArsTechnica
  3. Latest Atlas robot shows its gymnastic chops by nailing a backflip @ New Atlas
  4. 10-year-old boy cracks the Face ID on both parents' iPhone X @ Slashdot (pesky genetics)
  5. Stanford trains AI to diagnose pneumonia better than a radiologist in just two months @ Slashdot

Tech news and culture

  1. Tesla unveils 500-mile range semi truck, 620-mile range Roadster 2.0 @ Slashdot
  2. New "Quad9" DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone @ ArsTechnica
  3. Silicon Valley thinks it invented roommates. They call it 'co-living' @ Slashdot
  4. Airlander 10 to start flying higher, faster and farther @ New Atlas (up, up...)
  5. Airlander 10 deflated after breaking free of its mooring @ New Atlas (and away!)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Corsair ML120 RGB Pro Series magnetic levitation fan review @ Guru3D
  2. Phantom Gourmet: frozen mac and cheese taste test @ boston.cbslocal.com (we can all agree that Stouffer's mac and cheese beats a boxed Kraft Dinner, right?)

19 comments — Last by blastdoor at 11:04 AM on 11/22/17

Posted November 16, 2017


It's possible I've been playing too much Ark: Survival Evolved. Copyright Universal Pictures

PC hardware and computing

  1. Be Quiet! Dark Base 700 review @ bit-tech
  2. BitFenix Enso chassis review @ Guru3D
  3. ASRock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming motherboard review @ HardwareCanucks
  4. AOC Agon AG271UG 60Hz G-Sync monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Z370 motherboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. ASRock X299 OC Formula review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Arctic Freezer 33 eSports Edition CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  8. Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB HDD review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Nintendo is making an animated Super Mario Bros. movie, says report @ Slashdot
  2. Let's get Raynor to rhumble: StarCraft 2 launches free version @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Electronic Arts alters the deal in Battlefront II @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 80's smartwatch finally plays Tetris @ HackADay
  2. Dream Chaser flight test update: the video is pretty awesome @ ArsTechnica
  3. Boston Dynamics gives SpotMini robot a sleek restyling @ New Atlas (life imitates Half-Life 2)
  4. UV-sensitive filament as a persistent display @ HackADay (somehow coming to PC case design in 2019)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Think kale is 'so over'? Try it kissed by cream and cheese @ pressherald.com
  2. The people of Iowa will not tolerate American cheese on a Pop-Tart @ today.com

19 comments — Last by just brew it! at 1:03 PM on 11/18/17

Posted November 14, 2017


PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 750GB review @ PC Perspective
  2. The Be Quiet! SFX-L Power 500W PSU review @ AnandTech
  3. Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Edition graphics card review @ ThinkComputers
  4. HyperX Alloy Elite keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Lexar Professional 1800x UHS-II MicroSDXC review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Acer Predator XB321HK 4K 60Hz G-Sync monitor review @ KitGuru
  7. Dell Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-one review @ HotHardware
  8. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review @ Hexus
  9. Reeven NAIA 240 all-in-one liquid CPU cooler review @ HardOCP
  10. The best PC cases of 2017 @ Gamers Nexus
  11. Gigabyte X399 Designare EX review @ Guru3D

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. When will the Earth try to kill us again? @ ArsTechnica
  2. "Zombie ant" fungus found to leave its victim's brains uneaten @ New Atlas
  3. Cat feeder has steampunk flair and a Gmail account @ HackADay
  4. Gallery: Juno's latest Jupiter images revealing swirling psychedelic clouds @ New Atlas
  5. Robot "secret agent" infiltrates and influences schools of fish @ New Atlas (you had me at 'secret agent robot fish')

Tech news and culture

  1. The iPhone X becomes unresponsive when it gets cold @ Slashdot
  2. Hackers say they've broken Face ID a week after iPhone X release @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. 'Tis the cheese'n: Pizza Hut launches The Ultimate Cheesy Crust Pizza because the holidays are better with cheese @ prnewswire.com
  2. Reason for French cheese recall in Canada goes without saying @ foodsafetynews.com (listeria, it's always listeria)

10 comments — Last by Liron at 5:06 PM on 11/15/17

Posted November 9, 2017


This is my real server room. It doesn't usually act like this, though.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG Strix Fusion 300 review @ bit-tech
  2. Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Strix Gaming review @ Guru3D
  3. Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition review @ HardOCP
  4. Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Super JetStream @ Hexus
  5. Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 review @ KitGuru
  6. GeForce GTX 1070 Ti review with NVIDIA Founders Edition and EVGA FTW2 @ Legit Reviews
  7. Cougar Revenger mouse review @ TechPowerUp (LMAO at 'Revenger')
  8. Crucial BX300 480 GB SSD review @ TheSSDReview
  9. mean:it 5PM Tempered Glass case review @ ThinkComputers
  10. EVGA 750 B3 PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  11. SanDisk Extreme and Extreme PRO memory cards review @ AnandTech
  12. TRENDnet TPL-430APK WiFi Everywhere Powerline 1200 AV2 Wireless Kit reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder (new winner for longest product name?)

Games and VR

  1. Xbox One X tear-down: impressive modularity for a console @ Gamers Nexus
  2. Take-Two financials; GTA5 now all-time best-selling game in U.S. @ Blue's News
  3. In Amazon's game engine, voice actors can now be replaced with robots @ ArsTechnica
  4. HTC reveals Vive Arts initiative bringing VR to museums @ Upload VR (insert joke about VR finding its way to museums just fine on its own)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 'Quark Fusion' produces eight times more energy than nuclear fusion @ Slashdot
  2. How Cloudflare uses lava lamps to encrypt the Internet @ Slashdot
  3. Stop motion with the time glove @ HackADay (incredible and pointless, love it!)
  4. SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test @ Slashdot (no-injury learning is fun)
  5. Blizzident promises one bite flossing @ New Atlas (isn't that what they tried renaming Battle.net?)

Tech news and culture and

  1. With deletion of one wallet, $280M in Ethereum wallets gets frozen @ ArsTechnica
  2. Twitter officially doubles character count, says most 280 testers didn't use it @ ArsTechnica
  3. Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel @ ArsTechnica
  4. Mythbusters’ Jamie Hyneman backs treadmill shoes crowdfunding effort @ Upload VR (personally, I think solving the VR problems will be harder than solving the RL ones)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

*crickets* Should I put tempered glass down here, folks?

18 comments — Last by CScottG at 12:01 AM on 11/10/17

Posted November 7, 2017


A fairly specific image for a strangely specific day.

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti review roundup

  1. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti review @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Ti ROG Strix Advanced review @ bit-tech
  3. GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 2-way FCAT SLI review @ Guru3D
  4. NVidia GTX 1070 Ti review: a strategic play at Vega 56 @ Gamers Nexus
  5. MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Titanium review @ HardOCP
  6. The NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti performance review @ HardwareCanucks
  7. Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1070 Ti X3 @ Hexus
  8. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti review: gunning for Radeon RX Vega 56 @ HotHardware
  9. MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G review @ KitGuru
  10. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Ethereum mining performance @ Legit Reviews
  11. Colorful iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X TOP 8 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  12. MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming review @ TechSpot
  13. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB review: Vega in the crosshairs @ Tom's Hardware
  14. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition review @ AnandTech

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming review @ bit-tech
  2. ASUS Rampage VI Extreme VRM Thermals with Intel i9-7980XE @ Gamers Nexus
  3. Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition review @ HardOCP
  4. Enermax MaxTytan 800W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB HDD review @ KitGuru
  6. SteelSeries Rival 310 ergonomic gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Vortex ViBE keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Apacer PT920 Commando NVMe SSD review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR (and TV just for today)

  1. Humans are still better than AI at StarCraft @ Slashdot
  2. Amazon (and Netflix) pursue a Lord of The Rings TV series @ Slashdot
  3. The Xbox One X review: putting a spotlight on gaming @ AnandTech
  4. Building a playground of 3D user interfaces @ Upload VR (good thinking material)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. The International Space Station is getting its first printer upgrade in 17 years @ Slashdot
  2. Most scientists now reject the idea that the first Americans came by land @ ArsTechnica
  3. Pi handheld with a mindblowing enclosure @ HackADay
  4. Google's Inception sees this turtle as a gun; image recognition camouflage @ HackADay
  5. Five new asteroids surprise astronomers in Hubble images @ Slashdot (we're safe, but 'asteroids surprise' is a scary combination of words)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. This blogger invented a $12 cheese advent calendar and we really want one @ latimes.com
  2. Pink Prosecco flavoured cheese is now on sale… but would YOU want to try it? @ thesun.co.uk

7 comments — Last by etana at 3:19 PM on 11/08/17

Posted November 2, 2017


Sorry, I work with what I find.

PC hardware and computing

  1. A look at Intel 8th generation mobile quad-core performance @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus ROG Strix X370-I Gaming review @ bit-tech
  3. NZXT H700i mid tower chassis review @ Guru3D
  4. Enermax MaxTytan 800W power supply review @ HardOCP
  5. i7-2600K vs. i7-8700K—is upgrading worthwhile? @ HardwareCanucks
  6. NZXT H700i case review @ Hexus
  7. Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball review @ HotHardware
  8. Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2 headset review @ KitGuru
  9. NETGEAR EX8000 Nighthawk X6S tri-band WiFi range extender reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  10. BitFenix Aurora review @ TechPowerUp
  11. Core i5-8400 vs. overclocked Ryzen 5 1600 @ TechSpot
  12. Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi review @ Tom's Hardware
  13. The ASRock X299 Taichi motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Poly is Google's foundation for building virtual worlds @ Upload VR
  2. Assassin's Creed: Origins is for cat people. Dog people need not bother. @ Quarter To Three
  3. The Epistle 3 jam offers home-brewed Half-life games @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Sony's Aibo robot dog is back, gives us OLED puppy dog eyes @ ArsTechnica
  2. Pumpkin piano promises a gourd time @ HackADay
  3. Biometric tech IDs you by buzzing your finger @ New Atlas
  4. The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s' illicit handmade computer @ ArsTechnica
  5. The levitating smart camera that watches over your house @ New Atlas (probably not for households with cats)

Tech news and culture

  1. Apple limits lengthy iPhone X testing for most reviewers @ Slashdot
  2. Microsoft engineer installs Google Chrome during presentation after Edge freezes @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Chuck E. Cheese's is putting Cheetos on pizza @ delish.com (who hasn't?)
  2. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  3. Patriot Viper V570 RGB Blackout gaming mouse review @ Legit Reviews (sounds like an oxymoron)

22 comments — Last by willmore at 10:50 AM on 11/04/17

Posted October 31, 2017


Tell your jokes in the comments, but wait for the "who's there?"
 

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB and 280GB NVMe HHHL SSD review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ bit-tech
  3. Intel i3-8350K review & overclocking vs. i5-8400, R5 1600 @ Gamers Nexus
  4. EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper TR4 waterblock review @ HardOCP
  5. Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 @ Hexus
  6. Tt eSPORTS MEKA PRO keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Acer Predator Helios 300 review @ TechSpot
  8. Samsung C32HG70 review @ TFT Central
  9. AZZA Inferno 310 case review @ ThinkComputers
  10. ADATA Premier and XPG SDXC and microSDXC cards review @ AnandTech
  11. Dell UP2718Q Ultra HD HDR professional monitor review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Makers of RPG Maker make Visual Novel Maker @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Minecraft Winton gets Stranger Things skin pack @ Rock Paper Shotgun (Winton?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Thermite creates a sword @ HackADay (so hot!)
  2. First extrasolar object observed racing through our solar system @ Slashdot
  3. This power strip is a fire Starter @ HackADay
  4. Water Slide + Ferris Wheel = SlideWheel @ HackADay
  5. Paws for thought: architects design weird and wonderful cat shelters @ New Atlas (don't miss this one)

Tech news and culture

  1. Who needs a CPU? Phase change memory acts as an analog computer @ ArsTechnica
  2. Microsoft is working on a foldable device with a focus on pen and digital ink @ Slashdot
  3. Microsoft cans Outlook.com Premium as it rolls its features into Office 365 @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Corsair ST100 RGB premium headset stand @ KitGuru
  2. Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas @ ArsTechnica
  3. Swiss cheese nails are a thing, and the look is hole-y amazing @ popsugar.com (this totally creeps me out, happy Halloween!)

48 comments — Last by willmore at 1:22 PM on 11/03/17

Posted October 26, 2017


Don't get this confused with this or you'll look like a real jackass.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Antec P8 case review @ bit-tech
  2. AMD Vega 56 HBCC gaming benchmarks: on vs. off @ Gamers Nexus
  3. Razer Lancehead wireless gaming mouse @ KitGuru
  4. Patriot Viper Gaming LED mouse pad review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Rosewill Nebula GX10 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 M.2 cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  7. ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 CPU cooler review @ Tom's Hardware
  8. The ADATA XPG Gammix S10 512GB SSD review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Your old GameCube controllers now work with the Nintendo Switch @ ArsTechnica
  2. Our first steps in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp @ Nintendo Life
  3. Guide a little vacuum cleaner to sentience in Rumu @ Rock Paper Shotgun (help me out, I suck at vacuum humor)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Solving mazes with graphics cards @ HackADay (worth watching)
  2. NASA's X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings @ New Atlas
  3. Ancient mutation helped create delicious, fatty pork. Scientists just fixed it @ ArsTechnica
  4. Giant octopus and historic ship combine to create new coral ecosystem @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. 42% of Americans under 8 have their own tablet @ Slashdot
  2. Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, and that makes me sad @ ArsTechnica
  3. Why we must fight for the right to repair our electronics @ Slashdot
  4. Apple calls report of reduced iPhone X Face ID specs "completely false" @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. China lifts ban on stinky cheese @ nypost.com
  2. Global cheese powder market to touch US $677 million by 2022 @ globenewswire.com (Gouda thunk it?)

11 comments — Last by JustAnEngineer at 4:41 AM on 10/28/17

Posted October 24, 2017


What were you expecting?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming review @ Guru3D
  2. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 TR4 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  3. AOC Q2790PQU review @ Hexus
  4. Silverstone SX650-G SFX 650W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. Cougar Gaming Puri TKL mechanical keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Asustor AS3102T multimedia NAS reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. ASRock Z370 Taichi review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Razer Basilisk review @ TechSpot
  9. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor review @ ThinkComputers
  10. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU review @ Tom's Hardware
  11. Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake @ AnandTech
  12. Case manufacturers inadvertently worsening framerate & power performance @ Gamers Nexus

Games and VR

  1. Stardock CEO talks Star Control: Origins' player crafting and upcoming beta @ ArsTechnica
  2. When are you done with a game? @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Why would anyone play as anything other than the Pyro in Team Fortress 2? @ Quarter To Three (old-school Backburner/Axtinguisher combo FTW)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Manta5 pedal-electric hydrofoil takes to the lake—or sea @ New Atlas
  2. Enlarged miniature forklift @ HackADay (this will never get old for me)
  3. Bigelow and ULA plan orbital moonbase by 2022 @ New Atlas
  4. Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of Moon @ Slashdot
  5. A different view every week: the self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home @ New Atlas (reminds me of Subnautica, my currect gaming obsession)

Tech news and culture

  1. Elon Musk's Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland @ ArsTechnica
  2. The factory where robots build robots @ Slashdot (what's not to like?)
  3. Here are sci-fi inspired supplies for binging Stranger Things next weekend @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Bad mac-and-cheese ridiculed by all of Twitter @ eater.com
  2. Rosewill NEON K85 RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  3. Corsair MM800C RGB Polaris Pad-Cloth Edition w/ Corsair Glaive @ KitGuru
  4. NYC hotel to offer $1,000 bagel smeared with truffle cream cheese and Riesling jelly @ foxnews.com (don't worry, it's for charity)

13 comments — Last by Voldenuit at 5:07 PM on 10/25/17

Posted October 19, 2017


My apologies to the chef, but that bisque looks kinda nasty.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Office network upgrade part 1: infrastructure @ PC Perspective
  2. pi-top gets kids building modular laptops @ New Atlas
  3. Swiftpoint Z mouse review @ bit-tech (a $230 mouse, eek!)
  4. Noctua NH-U14S air vs. Enermax Liqtech 240 liquid cooler for Threadripper @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  6. Cooler Master MasterWatt 650W review @ Hexus
  7. Mesh Liquid P3 KG Thermaltake liquid-cooled system review @ KitGuru
  8. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED review @ Neowin
  9. Roccat Isku+ Force FX keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  10. HighPoint SSD7101 series SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  11. Netgear R8000P Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi router with MU-MIMO reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games and VR

  1. Halo Recruit on Windows pits you in VR against a flat screen @ Upload VR (speaking of Halo)
  2. If you don't own this Russian van, your Tetris collection is incomplete @ Quarter To Three
  3. UK government responds to loot box questions (vaguely) @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Zen Studios and Pinball FX3 decide zen is not enough @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 3D prints and food @ HackADay
  2. Click your heels thrice, hail a cab home @ HackADay (wickedly clever)
  3. Researchers craft an LED just two atoms thick @ ArsTechnica (RGB ETA TBD)
  4. ZTE points to the future with the first foldable, dual-screen smartphone @ New Atlas
  5. The fine art of heating and cooling your beans @ HackADay

Tech news and culture

  1. Alphabet's X delivery drones drop burritos in Australia @ New Atlas
  2. The internet is ripe with in-browser miners and it's getting worse each day @ Slashdot
  3. Magic Leap raises another $500+ million in Series D funding @ Upload VR (how?!)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. These sneakers were inspired by Philadelphia Cream Cheese @ foodandwine.com
  2. Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band members are now for sale @ foxnews.com
  3. Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB case review @ ThinkComputers

7 comments — Last by LoneWolf15 at 3:22 PM on 10/20/17

Posted October 17, 2017


Yes, these are legit suggestions based on my actual shopping history.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Chris McVeigh's My First Computer DOS Edition—review@ TheBrothersBrick
  2. Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. Antec P110 Luce review @ bit-tech
  4. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review @ Guru3D
  5. Intel i5-8400 CPU review: 2666MHz & 3200MHz gaming benchmarks @ Gamers Nexus
  6. Toshiba OCZ TR200 960GB & 480GB SSD review @ HardwareCanucks
  7. MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ Hexus
  8. Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB hard drive review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Asus ZenBook UX430UA Ultrabook review @ KitGuru
  10. Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake memory benchmark analysis @ TechPowerUp
  11. Intel Core i5-8400 review @ TechSpot
  12. HAVIT HV-KB378L gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  13. AOC AG251FZ 240Hz FreeSync monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  14. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 2 (2017) review: nearly perfect with OLED @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. It's on: giant robot battle to be streamed live this week @ New Atlas (7 PM PST tonight!)
  2. It will blow you away: IGN buys Humble Bundle @ Rock Paper Shotgun (ugh)
  3. People like the most boring characters in Dungeons & Dragons @ Quarter To Three
  4. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed into 2018 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (probably means it'll hit Steam sometime in 2020)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Making ice cream with heavy metal @ HackADay
  2. Drone gets blasted with whale breath—for a good cause @ New Atlas
  3. Get down to the die level with this internal chip repair @ HackADay
  4. Evidence suggests updated timeline towards Yellowstone's supervolcano eruption @ Slashdot
  5. Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems @ ArsTechnica

Tech news and culture

  1. Over 500 million PCs are secretly mining cryptocurrency, researchers reveal @ Slashdot
  2. Would you share your selfies on a giant 3D head? @ New Atlas (am I weird to think this is cool?)
  3. Learn to code, it's more important than English as a second language, says Apple CEO @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Mac 'n' cheese donuts are here, and they're more amazing than you'd ever imagine @ westchestermagazine.com
  2. Ordered an extra cheese pizza? Here's how much you actually get, according to Reddit @ foodandwine.com (surprisingly interesting)

15 comments — Last by blastdoor at 1:58 PM on 10/18/17