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Embrace Your Geekness Day Shortbread
Posted July 13, 2018

Please, I don't even have to try...​​​​​​

PC hardware and computing

  1. Sennheiser GSP 600 gaming headset review @ PC Perspective
  2. Razer's Blade is almost the perfect gaming laptop @ Engadget
  3. GIGABYTE Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi AMD Ryzen mobo review @ HardOCP
  4. Dell G5 15 (5587) review @ Hexus
  5. Core i7-8086K 40th anniversary CPU review @ HotHardware
  6. Antec HCG Extreme Series 1000W PSU review @ KitGuru
  7. HP Portable SSD P600 review @ Legit Reviews
  8. ASRock AB350M Pro4 review @ TechPowerUp
  9. The GIGABYTE B360 Gaming 3 WIFI review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Robo-programmer Gladiabots hits early access August 9 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Why didn't anyone say the mimics in Prey: Mooncrash can now wear hats? @ Quarter To Three
  3. Overwatch league to be covered on ESPN @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. LEDs cut seabird death toll from fishing by 85 percent @ New Atlas
  2. Hold the salt and butter, this popcorn is for a robot @ HackADay
  3. Tech-support scammers know EVERYTHING about my computer, Dell customer says @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body @ New Atlas
  2. Researchers devise AI system to reduce noise in photos @ Slashdot
  3. 200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Cheese Mayo is the condiment you need to make @ skillet.lifehacker.com

16 comments — Last by uni-mitation at 2:26 PM on 07/15/18

Clerihew Day Shortbread
Posted July 10, 2018


Elon Musk
Flys proven rocket husks
He also makes cars
And launched his toward Mars

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI Infinite A 8th review @ bit-tech
  2. Seasonic PRIME Ultra 1000W power supply review @ HardOCP
  3. Cooler Master MasterBox K500 review @ Hexus
  4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: it's way better than a Surface Pro @ Neowin
  5. SteelSeries Rival 110 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. GeForce GT 1030: the DDR4 abomination benchmarked @ TechSpot
  7. The HP EX920 M.2 SSD review: finding the mainstream sweet spot @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The astonishing cluelessness of The Crew 2 @ Quarter To Three
  2. AT&T wants to overhaul HBO, says it isn't profitable enough @ Ars Technica
  3. Marty McFly has nothing on Warframe's hoverboards @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The magic that goes into magnets @ HackADay
  2. 3D printed upgrade for cheap foam glider @ HackADay
  3. Elon Musk built a "submarine" to rescue Thailand kids—here's what it looks like @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Flying spiders are tapping into global electric fields for takeoff @ New Atlas
  2. The AI revolution has spawned a new chips arms race @ Ars Technica
  3. Some startups have worked out it's cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans @ Slashdot (or maybe they're just using the wrong libraries, amirite?)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Cheese names become stumbling block in free trade negotiations @ lexology.com
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's launches "all you can play" gaming model @ nrn.com
  3. AZZA Hurricane RGB fans review @ Think Computers
  4. ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 16GB RGB DDR4 memory review @ Legit Reviews

12 comments — Last by thedosbox at 4:28 PM on 07/12/18

World Kissing Day Shortbread
Posted July 6, 2018


thedosbox, you're welcome.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Flexispot M3B standing desk riser review @ PC Perspective
  2. GeForce GTX 1050 3GB review @ Guru3D
  3. Lian Li O11 Air case review & benchmarks @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Asus XG Station Pro review @ Hexus
  5. GeChic On-Lap 1305H portable monitor review @ KitGuru
  6. Kingston UV500 SATA SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Ryzen 7 2700X vs. Core i7-8700K: 35 game benchmark @ TechSpot
  8. The ASRock X399 Professional Gaming motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Dead Air is S.T.A.L.K.E.R's best standalone megamod yet @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Farming Simulator 19 and the ethics of pesticide brands @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Google plays Quake 3 better than you @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. A cartoon-ifying camera for instant absurdism @ HackADay
  2. Dropcopter's drones boost crop pollination by up to 60% in bad bee years @ New Atlas
  3. Spraychalk anoints your sidewalks with precision sandprints @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Disney's new robot limbs trained using neural networks @ HackADay
  2. Senior scientist argues that we should bypass Europa for Enceladus @ Ars Technica
  3. Rockets at the ready: Virgin Orbit awarded license for airborne satellite launch @ New Atlas
  4. AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Old-school lessons could make artisan cheese safer @ futurity.org
  2. Mistel MD600 Barocco RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  3. McDonald's wants 'nonsense' cheese lawsuit dismissed. It would create 'utter chaos,' lawyer says @ miamiherald.com

41 comments — Last by chubbyhorse at 9:13 AM on 07/10/18

Compliment Your Mirror Day Shortbread
Posted July 3, 2018


Strangely, my mirror seems to have stopped working.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seasonic PRIME Ultra 750W Titanium power supply @ PC Perspective
  2. Kingston UV500 review (480GB) @ bit-tech
  3. SilverStone SFX SX650-G 650W power supply review @ HardOCP
  4. Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB SSD review @ KitGuru
  6. Open Mesh OM5P-AC dual band 1.17 Gbps access point reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. The Kingston A1000 NVMe SSD review: Phison E8 revisited @ AnandTech
  8. 1990, meet 2018: How far does 20MHz of Macintosh IIsi power go today? @ Ars Technica

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Overwatch's new hamster hero is just too cute @ Quarter To Three (should have been a gerbil)
  2. Streaming service Rainway exposes the scale of the Fortnite virus problem @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Random: using Nintendo Labo and model NES Zappers to play a game of laser tag @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Aquarium controller starring Arduino gets a long video description @ HackADay
  2. Look, up in the sky! It's Disney's new autonomous acrobatic robot @ New Atlas
  3. Drawing lines in the sand: taking beach graffiti to the next level @ HackADay
  4. Using an AI and WiFi to see through walls @ HackADay (this is getting better very quickly)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Visitor from another solar system accelerated away from the Sun @ Ars Technica
  2. Wendelstein 7-X sets new record in its quest for practical fusion power @ New Atlas
  3. Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor starts generating power @ Slashdot
  4. Spy Tech: how an Apollo capsule landed in Michigan after a layover in the USSR @ HackADay

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Analysis | America's cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high @ washingtonpost.com
  2. America has a cheese problem that's only going to get worse @ time.com
  3. Patriot Viper Gaming RGB 3200 MHz DDR4 review @ Guru3D
  4. Team Group Delta RGB SSD 250 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Sharkoon 1337 RGB mouse pad review @ TechPowerUp (does anyone else still think 1337 is cool but pretends to only use it ironically?)

14 comments — Last by LoneWolf15 at 9:35 AM on 07/06/18

Tau Day Shortbread
Posted June 28, 2018


A perfect slice of pie has two sides equal to the length of  the pie's radius. Wait, where was I going with this?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse review @ PC Perspective
  2. ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX580 8G OC review @ Guru3D
  3. GT 1030 DDR4 vs. GDDR5 benchmark @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Platinum 850W PSU review @ HardOCP
  5. NETGEAR Orbi Mesh router with cable modem review @ HotHardware
  6. Sneak Peek - Phison E12 high-performance SSD controller @ Legit Reviews
  7. SteelSeries Rival 600 review @ TechPowerUp
  8. BenQ Zowie XL2546 e-sports monitor review @ ThinkComputers
  9. The Huawei MateBook X Pro review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Sony exec "confident" PS4 cross-console play "solution" is coming @ Ars Technica
  2. A few updates later, Surviving Mars is quietly a much better game @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Kingdom Come: Deliverance gives you tapeworms @ Quarter To Three
  4. Whale made from plastic waste leaps out of canal @ New Atlas

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Pool ball return system chalked up to ingenuity @ HackADay
  2. Is this triple-screen SmartDesk the answer to your "Minority Report" fantasies? @ New Atlas
  3. A different use for microwave oven: melting aluminum @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Webb Space Telescope pushed back again, won't launch until 2021 @ Ars Technica (gah!)
  2. Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life @ Slashdot
  3. Facebook patent imagines triggering your phone's mic when a hidden signal plays on TV @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Is America ready to love cottage cheese again? @ nytimes.com
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500M review – addressable RGB! @ KitGuru

64 comments — Last by Jigar at 12:24 AM on 07/03/18

Illegal Genetic Experiment Day Shortbread
Posted June 26, 2018


Nobody gets left behind.

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27" 4K 144Hz G-SYNC monitor @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI Immerse GH70 gaming headset review @ Guru3D
  3. Alienware Area 51 R5 review @ HotHardware
  4. ASUS Lyra Trio reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Ducky Shine 6 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  6. ViewSonic VP3881 review @ TFT Central
  7. The GIGABYTE X399 DESIGNARE EX motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. OpenAI's Dota 2 bots sets their sights on the big leagues @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Xbox One mouse-and-keyboard support could be rolling out soon @ Ars Technica
  3. Switch piracy tool could brick your system because it contains (wait for it) a piracy countermeasure @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Roll your own trackball mouse @ HackADay
  2. Dust to dust and Jello to Jello: the journey of a very strange knife @ HackADay
  3. Blue Compass Broadcast Boom Arm review @ Legit Reviews
  4. OfficeCore M2 review: An enterprise-focused smart speaker sans a digital assistant @ Neowin

Science, technology, and space news

  1. First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education @ Ars Technica
  2. How the deadly mantis shrimp keeps cracks in its club in check @ New Atlas
  3. Russia's Proton rocket, which predates Apollo, will finally stop flying @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. The summer that cheese took over his life and his nightmares @ post-gazette.com
  2. Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3600 (CMW32GX4M4C3600C18W) @ Hexus
  3. Cooler Master ML240R RGB AIO CPU cooler review @ HardOCP
  4. Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 keyboard review @ KitGuru
  5. San Franciscans are waiting 30 minutes in line for these Japanese cheese tarts — here's what they taste like @ businessinsider.com

33 comments — Last by Chrispy_ at 6:12 AM on 06/28/18

Daylight Appreciation Day Shortbread
Posted June 21, 2018


Nobody appreciates daylight quite like Baxter.

PC hardware and computing

  1. SilverStone Redline series RL07 tempered glass case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Tesoro Gram XS keyboard review @ bit-tech
  3. Samsung C32HG70 FreeSync 2 HDR monitor review @ Guru3D
  4. Team Group T-Force Dark Pro DDR4-3466 review @ Hexus
  5. Adata XPG SX8200 SSD review @ HotHardware
  6. MyDigitalSSD SBX 512GB NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  7. NVMe SSD storage performance: Intel Z370 vs. AMD X470 @ TechSpot
  8. AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G core frequency scaling @ AnandTech
  9. TP-Link EAP225v3 AC1350 Wireless MU-MIMO gigabit ceiling-mount access point reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games, culture, and VR

  1. You'll never be as happy as these Farming Simulator 19 fans @ Quarter To Three
  2. Xenonauts 2 starts its crowdfunding drive with a demo @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. New York "human tool" chews himself a stool @ New Atlas
  2. Lawn from hell saved by mower from heaven @ HackADay (I'm seriously in love with this thing)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. IBM AI wins debate against human champion @ New Atlas
  2. Would you look at that yaw control @ HackADay
  3. Spacecraft Hayabusa2 returns photos of asteroid prior to contact @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Vegan cheese sales spike by 45 percent in 52 weeks @ vegnews.com
  2. Corsair Vengeance RGB Ppro DDR4 4000 MHz review @ TechPowerUp

12 comments — Last by blastdoor at 8:44 PM on 06/22/18

Sauntering Day Shortbread
Posted June 19, 2018


'Live every day like it's Sauntering Day!'

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte X299 Designare EX motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Raijintek custom water-cooling hardware review @ bit-tech
  3. Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB M.2 SSD review @ Guru3D
  4. In-depth: Lian Li case factory tour & how PC cases are made @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Enermax MaxTytan 1250W power supply review @ HardOCP
  6. Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA @ Hexus
  7. PowerSpec PSX-850GFM 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  8. AOC G2590PX 24.5in 144Hz gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  9. Adata XPG SX8200 M.2 SSD review - 480GB model tested @ Legit Reviews
  10. Adata SX8200 480 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  11. Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L & Q300P PC cases review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Blue Planet II inspires undersea explorer Beyond Blue @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Neat Odroid & GlusterFS build stashes data, sips power @ HackADay
  2. Dissecting the elusive wax motor @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Nvidia AI-based system transforms any video into fluid super slow motion @ New Atlas
  2. Robotic cuttlefish autonomously scuttles through pipes @ New Atlas
  3. Elon Musk emails employees about 'extensive and damaging sabotage' by employee @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. How one pianist makes musically inspired cheese @ playbill.com
  2. How to use all four sides of your cheese grater @ mercurynews.com
  3. This grilled cheese toaster is the lazy sandwich maker's dream come true @ bustle.com (these days, I use mayo and a George Foreman for speedy grilled cheese)

13 comments — Last by chuckula at 6:49 AM on 06/21/18

Bourbon Day Shortbread
Posted June 14, 2018


Not shown: one scotch and one beer

PC hardware and computing

  1. Alienware wireless gaming headset: AW988 review @ HardOCP
  2. Intel Core i7-8086K (14 nm) review @ Hexus
  3. Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD review @ HotHardware
  4. Samsung 970 Pro 1TB SSD review @ KitGuru
  5. Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD review - M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe @ Legit Reviews
  6. G.Skill Sniper X 3600 MHz DDR4 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  8. The BitFenix Formula Gold 650W PSU review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Overhauled Steam chat open beta @ Blue's News
  2. FREE 3: A trio of free games as an antidote to E3 hype @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Sony is blocking Fortnite cross-play between PS4, Nintendo Switch players @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Poetry is the fruit of this loom @ HackADay
  2. Ava makes travel-friendly ukulele even more portable @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. MIT trains AI to track people's movements through walls @ New Atlas
  2. The internet is finally going to be bigger than TV worldwide @ Slashdot
  3. Massive Martian dust storm has put Opportunity rover in a low-power sleep @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless gaming headset review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB review @ bit-tech
  3. Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Rapidfire review @ Guru3D
  4. Doritos made giant nacho cheese chips—here's how to get them @ foodandwine.com
  5. Moo-ve it to solve this dairy mystery. Hilmar Cheese opens new ag-based escape room @ modbee.com

40 comments — Last by blastdoor at 9:44 AM on 06/17/18

Red Rose Day Shortbread
Posted June 12, 2018


Morbotron has this to add.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Accelerating secondary storage with Intel Optane memory @ PC Perspective
  2. ASRock X470 Taichi review @ Guru3D
  3. Asus Crosshair VII Hero AM4 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless headset review @ Hexus
  5. AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 review @ HotHardware
  6. ASRock H370M-ITX/ac motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Reeven NAIA 240 review @ TechPowerUp
  8. We tried the world's first analog mechanical keyboard @ TechSpot
  9. Synology DiskStation DS1618+ review @ ThinkComputers
  10. The Intel Core i7-8086K review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Rollcage successor Grip flips out of early access this autumn @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Halo Infinite announced, returning to PC @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Maneater is Jaws: The Game, and we're Jaws @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Japanese fire-fighting dragon rides water jets @ HackADay
  2. Apple just banned cryptocurrency mining on iOS devices @ Ars Technica
  3. SpaceX package will add "small rocket thrusters" to 2020 Tesla Roadster @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Tesla's Autopilot to get 'full self-driving feature' in August @ Slashdot
  2. Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. The Yakima Valley's giant, doughy grilled cheese @ atlasobscura.com
  2. Kraft will carve your dad's head into a giant block of cheese for Father's Day @ thrillist.com

19 comments — Last by rwburnham at 8:49 AM on 06/14/18

VCR Day Shortbread
Posted June 7, 2018


My grandpa used these to record nature shows on the Discovery Channel for us before we got satellite TV.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G Pro gaming headset review @ PC Perspective
  2. Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo review @ bit-tech
  3. Cougar Minos X5 and the Revenger S Mouse review @ Guru3D
  4. Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 review @ Hexus
  5. HP ZBook X2 G4 review @ HotHardware
  6. EVGA G1 Plus 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  7. Sennheiser HD 800 S & HDV 820 – a £3500 combo @ KitGuru
  8. LG gram review @ Neowin
  9. Reeven NAIA 240 review @ TechPowerUp
  10. MSI Infinite X gaming desktop review @ TechSpot
  11. LG 27GK750F review @ TFT Central
  12. Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2666 32GB memory kit review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Take a look at Rag Doll Kung Fu, the first third-party game on Steam @ Quarter To Three
  2. Valve will stop removing controversial games on Steam unless they are 'illegal or straight up trolling' @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The best part of waking up just got better @ HackADay
  2. A Canon lens adapter for the Game Boy Camera @ HackADay
  3. Magnetic spheres line up for rotary encoder duty @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Mars Express has revealed the Red Planet in stunning new ways @ Ars Technica
  2. Microsoft's interest in buying GitHub draws backlash from developers @ Slashdot
  3. Microsoft deploys underwater data center off the coast of Scotland @ New Atlas
  4. Everyone complaining about Microsoft buying GitHub needs to offer a better solution @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Author helps children make cheese with new book @ usnews.com
  2. What bacteria are right for delicious cheese? We went to a cheese cave to find out @ theverge.com

33 comments — Last by Srsly_Bro at 6:51 AM on 06/09/18

Macaroon Day Shortbread
Posted May 31, 2018


Nom.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500M review @ Guru3D
  3. Corsair TX750M 750W power supply review @ HardOCP
  4. Corsair One Elite review @ Hexus
  5. Linksys Velop dual-band intelligent mesh WiFi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Intel Core i3-8300 3.7 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  7. LG Gram 13 review @ TechSpot
  8. The Supermicro X11SRA motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Star Citizen video game launches $27,000 Players' Pack @ Slashdot
  2. Raft's early access is a solid and splendid survival sim @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Autonomous spaceplane travels to 10 km, lands safely 200 km away @ HackADay
  2. Hacker gets Super NES games running on unmodified NES @ Ars Technica
  3. HoloLens can act as eyes for blind users and guide them with audio prompts, new research shows @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. A trip to the ER with your phone may mean injury lawyer ads for weeks @ Ars Technica
  2. De Beers to sell diamonds made in a lab @ Slashdot
  3. Pompeii skeleton found crushed under stone block while fleeing volcanic eruption @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Extreme cheese fans roll down steep hill for a lot of cheese @ time.com
  2. HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 32GB 2933MHz memory kit review @ Legit Reviews
  3. This cheese theme park has a cheese playland, cheese buildings & a make-your-own cheese class @ bustle.com

21 comments — Last by Liron at 5:04 PM on 06/01/18

Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day Shortbread
Posted May 29, 2018


Some days' stock photos continue to be harder to source than others.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair Dark Core RGB SE wireless gaming mouse and MM1000 review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cryorig Taku case review @ bit-tech
  3. NZXT Kraken M22 review @ Guru3D
  4. AMD's StoreMI technology @ HardOCP
  5. NZXT H500i case review @ Hexus
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X280 review @ HotHardware
  7. NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 switch review @ KitGuru
  8. AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 65W processor review @ Legit Reviews
  9. ASRock X399M Taichi review @ TechPowerUp
  10. AMD stock coolers tested @ TechSpot
  11. The Plextor M9Pe NVMe SSD review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Apple reject iOS Steam Link app @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Judge backs parents, saying their 30-year-old son must move out @ Slashdot
  3. Op-ed: Game companies need to cut the crap—loot boxes are obviously gambling @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user's private audio @ Ars Technica
  2. DJI Mavic Air vs. Mavic Pro vs. Mavic Pro Platinum @ New Atlas
  3. Stretching my skills: how (and why) I made my own compression sleeves @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NTSB: Uber's sensors worked; its software utterly failed in fatal crash @ Ars Technica
  2. Nissan shows off self-driving clout with a robot that draws up soccer pitches @ New Atlas
  3. India's Hotstar sets new benchmark with streaming record, draws over 10M concurrent viewers to a cricket match @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Are Google's cat-loving employees killing burrowing owls? @ Slashdot
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's pizza is now available for delivery nationwide @ people.com
  3. Thermaltake TT Premium X1 RGB gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers

34 comments — Last by uni-mitation at 2:09 PM on 05/30/18

Scavenger Hunt Day Shortbread
Posted May 24, 2018


Is "scavenger hunt" an oxymoron?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Logitech G513 Carbon mechanical gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. SilverStone Essential Gold 750W review @ bit-tech
  3. Anidees AI Crystal XL AR PC chassis review @ Guru3D
  4. NZXT H500 case review @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Asus ROG Strix Flare keyboard review @ Hexus
  6. Netstor NA611TB3 Thunderbolt 3 external drive enclosure review @ KitGuru
  7. Cougar GX-F Series 750W review @ TechPowerUp
  8. FreeSync 2 in action: how good is it (right now)? @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Lego Overwatch sets coming, Activision Blizzard announces @ TheBrothersBrick
  2. Stardew Valley multiplayer mods allow many more pals @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. A new dawn rises in State of Decay 2 @ Quarter To Three

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Police use of Amazon's face-recognition service draws privacy warnings @ Ars Technica
  2. Environmentally-friendly fabric created from microbial cellulose @ New Atlas
  3. SpaceX's next giant leap: second stage recovery @ HackADay

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Nacho cheese vs. cool ranch: which is the superior Dorito? @ esquire.com
  2. Raijintek Auras 12 RGB fans review @ ThinkComputers

9 comments — Last by DPete27 at 1:39 PM on 05/25/18

Buy a Musical Instrument Day Shortbread
Posted May 22, 2018


My youngest just turned one. We don't need any more "musical instruments" in our house.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Samsung C49HG90 49-in Ultrawide FreeSync 2 monitor review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M review @ bit-tech
  3. Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming review @ Guru3D
  4. AMD's Ryzen Master overclocking software overview @ HardOCP
  5. Qnap TS-228A NAS review @ Hexus
  6. Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  7. MSI B360 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard review @ KitGuru
  8. SanDisk 1TB Extreme portable SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  9. HyperX Cloud Flight review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Corsair K63 wireless mechanical keyboard & lapboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. The ASUS Z370-I Gaming review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. What the hell is Steam doing with VNs right now? @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. How much money is in Fortnite esports? All the money @ Quarter To Three
  3. Sega Genesis Flashback HD review @ TechSpot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Tiny sideways Tetris on a business card @ HackADay (best "business card" I've seen yet)
  2. RoMeLa's sideways walking robot has evolved more limbs @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA's atomic fridge will make the ISS the coldest known place in the universe @ Slashdot
  2. MIT's seafaring robotic glider surfs like a sailboat and soars like an albatross @ New Atlas
  3. 3D-printed hydrogel humanoid goes for an underwater walk @ New Atlas
  4. Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. No cheese, please: McDonald's faces lawsuit over quarter pounder @ cbs12.com (this link is below my standards, but all the other cheese news stunk even worse)

26 comments — Last by Redocbew at 3:36 PM on 05/24/18

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