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

Pack Rat Day Shortbread
Posted May 17, 2018


Fact: Packs of rats are cuter than pack rats.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair RMx series 850W power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI Vigor GK80 keyboard and Clutch GM70 mouse review @ Guru3D
  3. AMD Wraith Prism CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  4. Philips 273V7QDAB monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Patriot EVLVR 1TB Thunderbolt 3 portable SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Swiftech Maelstrom D5 X100 reservoir review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Ryzen 5 2600 vs. Core i5-8400 @ TechSpot
  8. The Intel Optane Memory M10 (64GB) review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. John Carmack recalls "frustrating" arguments with Apple's Steve Jobs @ Ars Technica
  2. Neural networks using Doom level creator like it's 1993 @ HackADay
  3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is in development, but not due until 2021 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (get outta here, I thought this would never happen)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Nobody knows how much energy Bitcoin is using @ Slashdot
  2. Hawkeye, the 3D-printed tourbillon movement @ HackADay
  3. In the lab with Xbox's new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Fastest-growing supermassive black hole eats a sun every two days @ New Atlas
  2. Tough questions posed for the use of AI in healthcare @ New Atlas
  3. MarCO probes send back Pale Blue Dot image as they go where no CubeSat has gone before @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. JetBlue delivers pizza across the country with cheese and strategy @ forbes.com
  2. American cheddar exports are up a staggering 83% from last year @ qz.com (I lol'd at "sharp surge")

13 comments — Last by chuckula at 10:12 AM on 05/18/18

Chocolate Chip Day Shortbread
Posted May 15, 2018


Yeah, yeah, I know this pun is bad even for my standards.

PC hardware and computing 

  1. Corsair RM850x (2018) power supply review @ Guru3D
  2. Koolance 400A-S Threadripper water block V2 review @ HardOCP
  3. HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (HX429C15PB3AK2/16) review @ Hexus
  4. WD Black NVMe SSD review @ HotHardware
  5. Razer Mamba & Firefly Hyperflux review @ KitGuru
  6. Intel Optane memory tested with secondary hard drive @ Legit Reviews
  7. Viotek GN27D 27-inch curved 1440p 144Hz monitor review @ ThinkComputers
  8. Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) gaming performance @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. How Epic's Fortnite rose from the ashes of Paragon's failure @ Ars Technica
  2. Turtle Beach credit battle royale for selling headsets @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Building a Steam caching server for faster game downloads @ PC Perspective
  4. Nintendo Labo tests, part one: Robot Kit's cardboard stomps are fun but shallow @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. 3D-printing saves collectible lures from a fishy ending @ HackADay
  2. Flite Test puts a chair in the air @ HackADay (warning: smile-inducing)
  3. RC paper airplane from guts of quadcopter @ HackADay (I'm going to have to try this one)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight  @ Slashdot
  2. Alexa controversy: what are voice assistants teaching our children? @ New Atlas
  3. Stephen Hawking service: possibility of time travelers "can't be excluded" @ Slashdot
  4. Yes, Europa really is sending plumes of water into space @ Ars Technica
  5. Scientists inject one snail's memories into another's brain @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Where did the prohibition on combining seafood and cheese come from? @ atlasobscura.com
  2. Large island declared rat-free in biggest removal success @ Slashdot

10 comments — Last by Usacomp2k3 at 7:00 AM on 05/17/18

Clean Up Your Room Day Shortbread
Posted May 10, 2018


I almost shared a picture of my cubicle, but your eyes aren't ready.

PC hardware and computing

  1. SilverStone Primera PM02 review @ bit-tech
  2. AOC Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition review @ Hexus
  3. ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 (2018) review @ HotHardware
  4. Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi review @ KitGuru
  5. Corsair Carbide 275R mid-tower case review @ Legit Reviews
  6. ROCCAT Kone AIMO review @ TechPowerUp
  7. The MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC review @ AnandTech
  8. Corsair K63 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard and lapboard combo review @ PC Perspective

Games, culture, and VR

  1. How to take SpyParty from a 1000-hour to a 5000-hour game @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Valve will soon let you stream Steam games to phones and tablets @ Ars Technica (I snagged a Playstation Vita for testing game streaming as part of my upcoming router review, it's actually pretty sweet for playing Rocket League, so this news is promising)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Broken screen becomes polarizing art lamp @ HackADay
  2. Gorgeous NickelBot serves up lasered wooden nickels @ HackADay
  3. DJI's new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has infrared sensors and is 60% quieter @ New Atlas (I'm growing more tempted to get a better quadcopter, but nothing this high-end)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA chief on Moon return: "This will not be Lucy and the football again" @ Ars Technica
  2. Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings @ Ars Technica
  3. Cave fish inspires better sharing of bandwidth @ New Atlas
  4. A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next @ Slashdot (would you rather extend your pet's lifespan, or just clone and repeat?)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. I dubiously tried 6 "healthy" mac & cheese brands to find the best @ bonappetit.com

29 comments — Last by albundy at 10:27 AM on 05/12/18

National Teacher Appreciation Day Shortbread
Posted May 8, 2018


An apple day keeps the teacher at bay.

PC hardware and computing

  1. SilverStone Strider Titanium ST1100-TI 1100W PSU review @ HardOCP
  2. Intel Optane SSD 905P review @ HotHardware
  3. Corsair RM750x 750W (2018) review @ JonnyGuru
  4. Riotoro CR1088 Prism RGB mini tower ATX case review @ KitGuru
  5. ASRock H370M-ITX/ac review @ TechPowerUp
  6. SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review @ ThinkComputers
  7. The SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PT & ST1200-PT PSU review @ AnandTech
  8. DDR4 memory scaling performance with Ryzen 7 2700X on the AMD X470 platform @ Legit Reviews

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Get rewarded for the Plunkbat weapon balance survey @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Nintendo introduces Switch cloud saves as part of paid online subscription @ Ars Technica
  3. The true meaning of BattleTech is interstellar giant robot amputation Pokémon @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Tomb Raider will continue to raid sans dual pistols for the foreseeable future @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Printed It: toolbag essentials @ HackADay
  2. 3D-printed bicycle tire not full of hot air @ HackADay
  3. Onyx Boox Max 2 13.3" tablet review: Android meets E-Ink @ PC Perspective

Science, technology, and space news

  1. InSight is heading for Mars @ New Atlas
  2. NASA successfully tests new nuclear reactor for future space travelers @ Slashdot
  3. Mars-bound interplanetary CubeSats phone home @ New Atlas
  4. The material science of building a light sail to take us to Alpha Centauri @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. To microplane your Parm, or not to microplane your Parm? @ bonappetit.com
  2. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120R RGB @ Hexus
  3. Two spaces after period are better than one, except maybe they aren't, study finds @ Ars Technica (after a few months of writing for TR, I was able to convert to one space, but years of muscle memory made it tricky. Which side are you on?)

39 comments — Last by willmore at 5:27 AM on 05/11/18

National SAN Architect Day Shortbread
Posted May 3, 2018


Mr. SAN man, backs up with Veeam. Makes bits the safest that they've ever been.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Optane SSD 905P 960-GB NVMe HHHL SSD review @ PC Perspective
  2. Corsair H60 (2018) review @ Guru3D
  3. Ryzen custom copper IHS tested vs. stock IHS @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR Enhanced confusion @ HardOCP
  5. AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 (12nm) @ Hexus
  6. Netgear Nighthawk X6S tri-band WiFi range extender review (EX8000) @ KitGuru
  7. WD Blue 2-TB hard drive WD20EZRZ review @ Legit Reviews (yeah, really)
  8. Sennheiser GSP 600 review @ TechPowerUp
  9. LG 32GK850G review @ TFT Central

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Beat Saber early access review: like DDR with light sabers @ Upload VR
  2. The absurd intricate Pax Renaissance recalls how money saved the world @ Quarter To Three
  3. Stardew Valley's multiplayer might be the perfect hang out game @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Soda can art @ HackADay (too bad the gif isn't real, but still cool looking)
  2. Drive-by Rowhammer attack uses GPU to compromise an Android phone @ Ars Technica
  3. The internet of claw machines @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. How a spam-filtering algorithm helped decipher mysterious animal behaviors @ New Atlas
  2. The Square Kilometre Array: how the world's biggest telescope will revolutionize astronomy @ New Atlas
  3. This is what a payload fairing looks like as it returns from space @ Ars Technica (so stoked to see this)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. McDonald's now sells cheesy ring doughnuts @ delish.com

7 comments — Last by Kretschmer at 3:54 PM on 05/03/18

Batman Day Shortbread
Posted May 1, 2018


Batman is our friendly neighborhood stray cat. He's so cool that Bruno crossed the Atlantic just to meet him.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC review @ bit-tech
  3. AMD Ryzen 5 2600 review @ Guru3D
  4. AMD Precision Boost 2 and Wraith Prism deep dive @ HardOCP
  5. EVGA SuperNova 650 G+ (650W) @ Hexus
  6. ASRock Fatal1ty H370 performance motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Patriot Scorch 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  8. Alphacool Eisbaer LT 240 review @ TechPowerUp
  9. The best value CPU: Pentium Gold G5400 vs. Ryzen 3 2200G @ TechSpot
  10. The Supermicro C7Z370-CG-IW motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. A first look at Order of Magnitude, Introversion's ambitious colony sim @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Are you good enough to play the CIA's games? @ Quarter To Three
  3. Project Zomboid is still in Early Access and that's amazing @ Rock Paper Shotgun (somehow, I need to find time to revisit this one, always admired it)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Turn failed prints into office fun with a paper airplane maker @ HackADay
  2. A few Wi-Fi transmitters and your house becomes a coprocessor @ Ars Technica
  3. Training the Squirrel Terminator @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Boeing slams the Falcon Heavy rocket as "too small" @ Ars Technica
  2. Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body @ Slashdot
  3. 3D-printing problem used to create self-folding objects @ New Atlas
  4. Comcast won't give new speed boost to Internet users who don't buy TV service @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. What kind of mold is okay on cheese, and what kind... isn't? @ bonappetit.com
  2. How long can cheese sit out before you die? @ bonappetit.com
  3. The hunt for the stinkiest cheese, or, how I tested the bonds of friendship @ bonappetit.com

12 comments — Last by MOSFET at 6:41 PM on 05/02/18

Richter Scale Day Shortbread
Posted April 26, 2018


Well, that was a freebie.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech Craft wireless keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi review @ bit-tech
  3. Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500-GB NVMe SSD review @ Guru3D
  4. MasterAir MA621P air cooler for AMD Threadripper @ HardOCP
  5. WD Black NVMe SSD (1TB) @ Hexus
  6. Samsung SSD 970 Pro And 970 EVO review @ HotHardware
  7. Kingston A1000 480GB NVMe SSD review @ KitGuru
  8. Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe 1TB SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Wi-Fi roaming secrets revealed @ SmallNetBuilder
  10. Intel Core i5-8600 3.1 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  11. MSI GS65 Stealth Thin review @ TechSpot
  12. SilverStone Primera PM02 case review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Metal Gear Survive set to expire in 23 days @ Quarter To Three
  2. Switch sales top 15 million as Nintendo profits see 500% increase @ Nintendo Life
  3. Mark Zuckerberg explains why he's still committed to VR @ Upload VR
  4. A fan-made Halo PC patch meets Microsoft's legal muscle—and apparently survives @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Amazon targets youngsters with Echo Dot Kids Edition and custom Alexa @ New Atlas
  2. Basis—the "stable" cryptocurrency with $133 million invested—explained @ Ars Technica
  3. Roll up your sleeve, watch a video with this smart watch forearm projector @ HackADay
  4. Automated skull-drilling robot to make cranial surgery safer, faster and cheaper @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Amazon Key expands to deliver packages inside your car @ Ars Technica
  2. GoPro trains neural net to think like a dog @ New Atlas
  3. Scientists discover that Uranus smells like rotten eggs @ Slashdot (Smelloscope not required)
  4. Neural network names nightshades @ HackADay (from the person that brought us hilarious paint names)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. What IS Nut Cheese, exactly, and can't we call it something else? @ bonappetit.com
  2. The 25 most important cheeses in America, according to cheese experts @ bonappetit.com

15 comments — Last by derFunkenstein at 8:09 AM on 04/30/18

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day Shortbread
Posted April 24, 2018


That's no stock photo, those were my breakfast. Mmm...

Those fancy new CPUs everyone seems to like

  1. The Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X review @ PC Perspective
  2. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X review @ Guru3D
  3. AMD R7 2700 & 2700X review @ Gamers Nexus
  4. AMD 2nd-gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU review @ HardOCP
  5. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X @ Hexus
  6. AMD 2nd-gen Ryzen review @ HotHardware
  7. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X review @ KitGuru
  8. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor review Legit Reviews
  9. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  10. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X & Ryzen 5 2600X review @ TechSpot
  11. The AMD 2nd-gen Ryzen deep dive @ AnandTech

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Hydro PTM 650W platinum power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Corsair HS60 headset review @ Guru3D
  3. Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard review @ Hexus
  4. Enermax RevoBron 700W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. Kolink Continuum 850W platinum modular PSU review @ KitGuru
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review @ Neowin

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Oculus faces 'existential crisis' in handling personal data @ Upload VR
  2. Wot I Think: Frostpunk @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Toy companies analyze Nintendo's plans for Labo @ Polygon
  4. Campo Santo acquired by Valve, booze acquired by Campo Santo @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers @ Slashdot
  2. The simplest-possible DIY ultrasonic levitator @ HackADay
  3. Job details disappear as report suggests upcoming Amazon-made home robot @ Ars Technica
  4. Assemble your own modular li-ion batteries @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. AI researchers are making more than $1 million, even at a nonprofit @ Slashdot
  2. Newly discovered exploding ant sacrifices itself for the colony @ New Atlas
  3. Surface Phone speculation spurred by new phone APIs in Windows @ Ars Technica
  4. Welcome to Pleistocene Park: The mammoth plan to recreate an ice age ecosystem in Siberia @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. How new cheeses are propelling this city into the spotlight @ nationalgeographic.com
  2. Monkey-selfie lawsuit finally ends: Court affirms adorable macaque can't sue @ Ars Technica
  3. Thermaltake Grand RGB 1200W platinum PSU review @ HardOCP

21 comments — Last by EndlessWaves at 6:12 AM on 04/25/18

National Hanging Out Day Shortbread
Posted April 19, 2018


Tuesday was epic. Hanging out seems pretty lame. Sorry, I'll stop now.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon) review @ PC Perspective
  2. NZXT Kraken X72 review @ Guru3D
  3. Deepcool Gamer Storm New Ark 90 case review @ Hexus
  4. HP SSD EX920 1TB M.2 drive review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Asus ROG Gladius II Origin review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Tesoro Gram XS mechanical keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  7. Corsair's AX1600i PSU review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Study links violent video games to increased calorie intake @ New Atlas
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 might have Battle Royale, and no single player campaign @ Quarter To Three
  3. There's trouble in paradise as Nintendo adds loot boxes to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review @ PC Perspective
  2. Fire. Vortex. Cannon. Need we say more? @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. People who paid Tesla $3,000 for full self-driving might be out of luck @ Ars Technica
  2. Coiled carbon fiber artificial muscle lifts 12,000 times its own weight @ New Atlas
  3. MIT discovers way to mass-produce graphene in large sheets @ Slashdot
  4. Russia appears to have surrendered to SpaceX in the global launch market @ Ars Technica
  5. Coral reefs put up "cloud umbrellas" to keep cool @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. 'Blue-brain' cheese: is this the mouldiest cheese in Britain? @ theguardian.com
  2. The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us @ quartzy.qz.com (I tried this last night, it's solid advice)

11 comments — Last by anotherengineer at 8:13 AM on 04/21/18

Haiku Poetry Day Shortbread
Posted April 17, 2018


Bigger plans there were. Alas, I ran out of time. Maybe next year, though...

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS Z370 Lightsaber motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Corsair K63 Wireless review @ bit-tech
  3. HP EX900 500GB M.2 SSD review @ Guru3D
  4. Lian Li O11 Dynamic review @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming router review @ Hexus
  6. Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega mid-tower case review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Crucial MX500 500 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Overclocking the AMD Ryzen APUs @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Far Cry 5 is more effective—and relevant—than it knows @ Quarter To Three
  2. DOS Boot: No One Lives Forever deserves to live on @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Why can't mainstream media write a good article about videogames? @ Quarter To Three
  4. Nintendo's new multi-screen patent isn't just crazy—it might already hide in Switch @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. To ferrule or not to ferrule? @ HackADay
  2. Data exfiltrators send info over PCs' power supply cables @ Slashdot
  3. A coal power plant is being reopened for blockchain mining @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. In a leaked memo, Apple warns employees to stop leaking information @ Slashdot
  2. It’s official: SpaceX will build its monster rocket in California @ Ars Technica
  3. Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach @ Ars Technica
  4. "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" Goldman Sachs analysts ask @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. 3D printing of cheese and R&D tax credits @ 3dprint.com

29 comments — Last by ronch at 11:34 PM on 04/18/18

Grilled Cheese Day Shortbread
Posted April 12, 2018


I know what I'm having for dinner...

PC hardware and computing

  1. Icy Dock ToughArmor MB516SP-B review @ PC Perspective
  2. Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 review @ bit-tech
  3. Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 review @ Guru3D
  4. Hades Canyon review @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  6. Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 review @ Hexus
  7. Dell Latitude 7390 2-In-1 review @ HotHardware
  8. Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 air cooler review @ KitGuru
  9. Asus Blue Cave AC2600 dual-band wireless router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  10. Colorful C.B360M-HD Deluxe V20 review @ TechPowerUp
  11. HP Envy x2 review @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Steam Spy announces it's shutting down, blames Valve's new privacy settings @ Ars Technica
  2. The Stillness of the Wind promises existential dread and goats @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Redirected walking in VR done via exploit of eyeballs @ HackADay

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Top architects in the dog house for charity event @ New Atlas
  2. Light up surfboards could keep sharks at bay @ New Atlas (I for one welcome our new RGB LED surfboards)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. New 4K NASA video will take you on a breathtaking tour of Earth's moon @ New Atlas
  2. FTC warns manufacturers that 'Warranty Void If Removed' stickers break the law @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. The microbiologist sniffing out the world's perfect cheese @ atlasobscura.com
  2. The wonder protein that makes cheese so stretchy @ theatlantic.com
  3. Bloody B930 Light Strike optical gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers

9 comments — Last by jihadjoe at 3:19 AM on 04/13/18

Siblings Day Shortbread
Posted April 10, 2018


Would calling these "cygblings" be an awesome portmanteau or just fowl word play?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Enermax Platimax DF 850W power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus ROG Strix B360-F Gaming review @ Guru3D
  3. Seasonic Prime  600 Titanium fanless PSU review @ HardOCP
  4. EVGA Z10 mechanical keyboard review @ HotHardware
  5. Cougar GX-F 750W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Game load time benchmarking @ Legit Reviews
  7. Kinesis Gaming Freestyle Edge keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Intel Core i5-8400 (B360) vs. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (B350) @ TechSpot
  9. Western Digital WD Black NVMe SSD review @ ThinkComputers
  10. The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Stan Lee's stolen blood was used to sign Marvel comic books @ Slashdot
  2. Embracing the bluff: how SpyParty's long development changed the game @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Hexplore It's unique mix of dragons, dry erase markers, math, and maps that matter @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Lawn Dog faithfully cuts the grass @ HackADay
  2. Smart socks designed to aid physio-by-Skype @ New Atlas
  3. Social networking robot actually respects privacy @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Scientists harvest first vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse @ Slashdot
  2. Elon Musk shows off a new tooling for the BFR spaceship @ Ars Technica
  3. Aquabotix unleashes swarming, swimming, autonomous robots @ New Atlas
  4. Facebook was in talks with top hospitals until last month to share data of most vulnerable patients @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Manhattan mice have evolved to live on cheese fries @ nymag.com
  2. What did the south do to 'Arroz Con Pollo'? It's a cheese-covered mystery @ npr.org

8 comments — Last by Srsly_Bro at 11:41 PM on 04/11/18

Read a Road Map Day Shortbread
Posted April 5, 2018


Thank you to all the photographers who, by staging scenes like this one, make my life a little bit easier.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte H370 Aorus Gaming 3 Wifi motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI B360M Mortar Titanium review @ bit-tech
  3. Asus ROG Strix H370-F Gaming review @ Guru3D
  4. Intel B360 vs. Z370 benchmarks & 2666MHz vs. 3200MHz on i5-8400 @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Asus ROG Strix B360-F Gaming (Intel B360) @ Hexus
  6. Plextor M9Pe(Y) 512GB SSD review @ KitGuru
  7. Kingston A1000 960GB PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  8. Kingston KC1000 240 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  9. Intel Core i7-8750H review @ TechSpot
  10. Cooler Master MasterAir G100M CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will let you spectate your killer @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. SteamVR update adds auto-resolution and per-app settings @ Upload VR
  3. Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges review @ PC Perspective

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Coaxing water from desert air @ HackADay (sweet, now we just need to discover Arrakis)
  2. Google bans cryptomining Chrome extensions because they refuse to play by the rules @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Hubble Space Telescope spots the farthest known star @ Slashdot
  2. The world's fastest delivery drone takes off @ Slashdot
  3. Training plus a placebo may make a drug more effective @ Ars Technica
  4. Are mysterious dark patches in Venusian clouds microbial life? @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Where's your teen sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, then Walmart @ wsj.com
  2. A gif-playing top hat for FRC 2018! @ HackADay
  3. 'Weird' Al writes cheese pun-filled 'New York Times' crossword @ rollingstone.com (best cheese-news ever?)

17 comments — Last by UberGerbil at 10:54 AM on 04/06/18

World Party Day Shortbread
Posted April 3, 2018


I had my fun on Sunday, you guys can handle this one, right?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Fractal Design Meshify C tempered-glass case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Corsair H115i Pro liquid cooler review @ Gamers Nexus
  3. AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 vs Nvidia G-Sync @ HardOCP
  4. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review @ HotHardware
  5. SteelSeries Rival 600 mouse review @ KitGuru
  6. Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK NUC review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Roccat Horde Aimo keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Viotek GN32Q 32-inch curved 1440p 144Hz monitor review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Murderous pet friends are the real meaning of Far Cry 5 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Niantic pays $1.6 million settlement over failed Pokemon Go event @ Ars Technica
  3. The Steam Machine is quietly dying @ Quarter To Three
  4. Competitive sniping game SpyParty finally hitting Steam after eight years @ Ars Technica (worth a read even if the game isn't on your radar)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Sharpening with Bluetooth @ HackADay
  2. Software turns knitting machines into 3D printers @ New Atlas
  3. Zen and the art of Japanese tea robots @ HackADay
  4. Intel files patent for energy-efficient Bitcoin mining hardware @ Slashdot
  5. HairIO: an interactive extension of the self @ HackADay (worth a watch even if you don't have hair extensions)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NOAA just prevented SpaceX from showing its rocket in orbit @ Ars Technica
  2. NASA looking into robo-bees to explore Mars from the air @ New Atlas
  3. Is It illegal to trick a robot? @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. A brief history of cheddar cheese @ eatsiptrip.10best.com
  2. Multi-coloured LEDs make for a beautiful colour clock @ HackADay

3 comments — Last by Waco at 1:00 AM on 04/04/18

Smoke and Mirrors Day Shortbread
Posted March 29, 2018


Obviously Photoshopped, but whatever...

PC hardware and computing

  1. Take a second look at this display screen—it's actually LEGO @ TheBrothersBrick
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White review @ bit-tech
  3. Gigabyte Aorus X399 Designare EX motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Edifier e235 THX-Certified 2.1 speaker review @ KitGuru
  5. Netgear Orbi RBK50 WiFi system review @ TechPowerUp
  6. In Win 305 case review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Behold the deadliest enemy in Far Cry 5 @ Quarter To Three
  2. It sounds like No Man's Sky Really is getting VR support soon @ Upload VR
  3. It's official: Lego: The Incredibles announced @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I'm so stoked for the new movie)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Better beer through gene editing @ HackADay
  2. Festo's latest robo-animals—a rolling spider and a semi-autonomous bat @ New Atlas (if you don't follow the cool things that Festo makes to promote their products, you're missing out)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Webb woes worsen with leaky valves and a torn sunshield @ Ars Technica
  2. Amazon takes fresh stab at $16 billion housekeeping industry @ Slashdot
  3. AT&T/Verizon lobbyists to "aggressively" sue states that enact net neutrality @ Ars Technica
  4. Microsoft to ban 'offensive language' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services @ Slashdot
  5. An Apple facility that repairs iPhones in California won't stop calling 9-1-1—and nobody knows how to stop it @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Poland's surprisingly beautiful cheese @ bbc.com
  2. The EU cheese stability index @ politico.eu
  3. Can Heavy Metal change the molecular makeup of cheese? The "Curd Nerd" is betting his career on it. @ good.is

7 comments — Last by sirsoffrito at 9:27 PM on 04/01/18

Spanish Paella Day Shortbread
Posted March 27, 2018


THAT's a knife.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review @ PC Perspective
  2. Retro review: Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600K—2018 review @ Guru3D
  3. Tesoro Gram XS keyboard review @ Hexus
  4. ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review @ HotHardware
  5. Philips Brilliance 328P6AUBREB 31.5" QHD monitor review @ KitGuru
  6. Intel SSD DC P4510 NVMe PCIe review @ Legit Reviews
  7. EK-MLC Phoenix 360 review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  9. Meltdown & Spectre: analyzing performance impacts on Intel's NUC7i7BNH @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. One whale's spending made Warframe nix a microtransaction @ Quarter To Three
  2. Most games on Steam will make less than minimum wage @ Quarter To Three
  3. South Korea to shut off computers past 19:00 hours to stop people working late @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Cutting edge of 3D printing revealed at last weekend's midwest RepRap festival @ HackADay
  2. Robot uses Iron Man tech to walk @ HackADay
  3. Students are using their loan money to buy cryptocurrency, study says @ Slashdot (too bold)
  4. Flat-earther's steam-powered rocket lofts him 1,875 feet up into Mojave Desert @ Slashdot (hard to believe he actually did it, kudos to you dude)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. "Synthetic human" CGI demonstrates eerie photorealism generated in real-time @ New Atlas
  2. Herring could actually benefit from ocean acidification @ Ars Technica (what color herring?)
  3. How parasitic worms could help us with everything from obesity to asthma @ New Atlas (has sci-fi taught us nothing?)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Corsair Dark Core RGB SE review @ bit-tech
  2. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum 1200W review @ JonnyGuru
  3. This $120 Philly cheesesteak is the most expensive in America—here's what you get @ cnbc.com

9 comments — Last by Unknown-Error at 11:31 PM on 03/27/18

National Ravioli Day Shortbread
Posted March 20, 2018


Seems like there are a lot of days dedicated to pasta...

PC hardware and computing

  1. MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 NVMe SSD full-capacity roundup @ PC Perspective
  2. CUDA is like owning a supercomputer @ HackADay
  3. Enermax LiqFusion 240 all-in-one CPU cooler review @ HardOCP
  4. Razer Core v2 external GPU case review @ Hexus
  5. Silverstone Strider Titanium 1500 W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Samsung 860 EVO 500-GB SATA SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  7. BitFenix Enso review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Let's make a pact to play No One Lives Forever @ Rock Paper Shotgun (do it!)
  2. Relive portable gaming's limited LCD past through the magic of emulation @ Ars Technica
  3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is now free on iOS, Android—and dang, it's solid @ Ars Technica
  4. 3D printing and modeling with a robot assistant @ HackADay (categorizing this link made me feel like Wall-E with his spork)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Beer Ripples has a message for bar patrons @ New Atlas (and just $1,500/yr!)
  2. New York power companies can now charge Bitcoin miners more @ Ars Technica
  3. Trash-collecting river robot can be controlled by anyone via the web @ New Atlas [insert  joke about trolling]

Science, technology, and space news

  1. The latest use for graphene—non-toxic hair dye @ New Atlas
  2. SpaceX indicates it will manufacture the BFR rocket in Los Angeles @ Ars Technica
  3. Learn programming from ants @ HackADay (BTW, this is one of the best channels on YouTube)
  4. Future Windows updates will take longer to install, but it'll feel quicker @ Ars Technica (must have licensed RDF tech from Apple)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. KFC launches 'triple cheese burger' laden with mozzarella and cheese @ dailymail.co.uk
  2. Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB and H115i Pro RGB reviews @ bit-tech
  3. Nitro Concepts Series S300 gaming chair review @ TechPowerUp (I've already said too much)
  4. Exclusive: cheese-scented shampoo and bacon conditioner exist, so you can smell like breakfast all day @ delish.com

17 comments — Last by Anovoca at 7:34 AM on 03/21/18

Everything You Think is Wrong Day Shortbread
Posted March 15, 2018


Mondays, amiright?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 review @ PC Perspective
  2. Analyzing Threadripper thermals @ AnandTech
  3. MSI B350M Gaming Pro review @ Guru3D
  4. Intel SSD DC P4510 NVMe PCIe review @ HotHardware
  5. Fractal Design Meshify C Mini review @ KitGuru
  6. ADATA XPG Gammix S10 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  7. iKBC MF108 V.2 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Steam will now auto-scale VR resolution to max out your GPU @ Ars Technica
  2. Why users write Steam reviews @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Jurassic World Evolution didn't stop to think if it should add Jeff Goldblum @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Have your chair and sit in it too—revisiting the wearable Chairless Chair @ New Atlas
  2. Teardown: "The Oregon Trail" handheld @ HackADay
  3. Ikea's "fast food of the future" includes worm balls, bug burgers and algae hot dogs @ New Atlas (I'm counting this one as a food hack)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. How Amazon became corporate America's nightmare @ Slashdot (and my best friend)
  2. Robot uses AI to shoot hoops better than the pros @ New Atlas
  3. Microsoft announces breakthrough in Chinese-to-English machine translation @ Slashdot
  4. How platypus milk could help battle the global superbug threat @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. LED illusion makes colorful water drops defy gravity @ HackADay
  2. Interactive plant lamps for quiet spaces @ HackADay
  3. WiZ Colors Hero smart lamp review @ ThinkComputers
  4. How cheese, wheat and alcohol shaped human evolution @ smithsonianmag.com

15 comments — Last by Usacomp2k3 at 10:46 AM on 03/19/18