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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).

Book Lovers Day Shortbread
Posted August 9, 2018


I'm on my 3rd Kindle, a used 6" Oasis that I snagged for cheap. It's so much better than a "real" book.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel SSD 660p 1 TB SSD review @ PC Perspective
  2. Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850 W power supply review @ HardOCP
  3. Intel SSD 660p review @ HotHardware
  4. Kingston UV500 960 GB SSD review @ KitGuru
  5. Intel SSD 660p 1 TB SSD review with QLC NAND flash @ Legit Reviews
  6. The Intel SSD 660p SSD review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The one huge problem with Dan Simmons' sci-fi mystery Hyperion @ Quarter To Three
  2. Guide: best Switch portable chargers  @ Nintendo Life
  3. It's finally time to fix PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The Galaxy Tab S4 is built for work, but gets very little done @ Engadget
  2. Peacock spider inspires small, soft, fluid-powered robots @ New Atlas
  3. Remote controlled electric snowblower sports FPV for safety @ HackADay ("safety")

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Feeling the heat of high-frequency trading @ HackADay
  2. Researchers insert a spider web gene into the silkworm @ Ars Technica
  3. Microsoft won't force you to use the new Skype just yet @ Slashdot (I'm burned out, will you guys rant about Skype for me?)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Tt eSPORTS Nemesis Switch Optical RGB review @ TechPowerUp
  2. Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 keyboard review @ Hexus
  3. Susan Sparks: Justifying mac-and-cheese hot dogs @ hollandsentinel.com (haha, of course my local paper would publish this)

60 comments — Last by Usacomp2k3 at 6:10 PM on 08/15/18

Lighthouse Day Shortbread
Posted August 7, 2018


This is my local lighthouse, the creatively named Big Red.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Aorus X7 DT v8 laptop review @ Hexus
  2. Dell G7 15 gaming laptop review @ HotHardware
  3. Zalman Acrux 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  4. Xtrfy H1 Pro Gaming headset review @ KitGuru
  5. Intel Optane SSD 905P 960GB drive review @ Legit Reviews
  6. ID-Cooling Dashflow 360 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Phanteks Eclipse P350X case review @ ThinkComputers
  8. Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review @ TFT Central
  9. The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. OpenAI's bots just thrashed some of the world's best Dota players @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Fortnite on Android dodges Google's store @ Quarter To Three
  3. Six more characters headed to Tekken 7 including The Walking Dead's Negan @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The photo lab that flew to the Moon @ HackADay
  2. New Alexa skill plays fake stupid arguments to scare off burglars @ Slashdot
  3. Mouse Trap game used as an actual mouse trap @ HackADay​​​​​​​
  4. Cryptocurrency miners are building their own electricity infrastructure @ Slashdot
  5. Traders are talking up cryptocurrencies, then dumping them, costing others millions @ Slashdot (I'm shocked, shocked!)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. GMO poplar trees engineered to not escape into the wild @ New Atlas (so, no frog DNA?)
  2. After seven difficult years, a fine day for NASA and human spaceflight @ Ars Technica
  3. ​​​​​​​Children learn best when their bodies are engaged in the living world. We must resist the ideology of screen-based learning @ Slashdot (that's one mouthful of a headline)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Logitech G560 Review: 2.1 RGB gaming speakers @ PC Perspective
  2. Deepcool Gamer Storm Castle 240 RGB review @ bit-tech
  3. Corsair SPEC Omega RGB review @ Guru3D
  4. Q&A with the cheese carving champion at the Wisconsin Valley Fair @ wausaudailyherald.com

18 comments — Last by JustAnEngineer at 4:54 AM on 08/09/18

Ice Cream Sandwich Day Shortbread
Posted August 2, 2018


I like my captions how I like my ice cream sandwiches: short and sweet.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro review @ bit-tech
  2. MSI B450 Tomahawk review @ Guru3D
  3. Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard review @ Hexus
  4. ASRock B450 Gaming-ITX/ac review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Cougar Phontum gaming headset review @ ThinkComputers
  6. The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 motherboard reviews @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Steam sees surprising, significant usage dip in 2018 @ Ars Technica
  2. Godhood is an old-school god game from the creators of Reus @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Hold on to your bananas: Hands-on with Mario Kart VR @ New Atlas
  4. Who will woo Haley first in Stardew Valley? You, or your friend? @ Quarter To Three (pfft, Haley? yeah right)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Old LED light bulbs give up filaments for Spider Web Clock @ HackADay
  2. SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review @ HotHardware

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Bacteria becoming resistant to hospital disinfectants, warn scientists @ Slashdot (not good)
  2. 661 Tbps through a single optical fiber: The mind boggles @ Ars Technica
  3. San Francisco officials are planning to ban corporate cafeterias, force tech workers to eat out at local restaurants @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse review @ PC Perspective
  2. Antec DF500 RGB Review – nice RGB, shame about the case @ KitGuru
  3. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin break world record for most cheese on a cheeseboard @ channel3000.com

50 comments — Last by HERETIC at 1:36 AM on 08/07/18

Uncommon Musical Instrument Day Shortbread
Posted July 31, 2018

Still the best GPU tech-demo ever.

PC hardware and computing

  1. 51nb ThinkPad X210 Mod review @ PC Perspective
  2. Netgear XR500 router, EX8000, SX10 (10GigE) switch review @ Guru3D
  3. EVGA G1 Plus 750W review @ JonnyGuru
  4. Acer ED273 27in monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Samsung Pro Endurance microSDXC memory card review @ Legit Reviews
  6. TP-Link Deco M9 Plus AC2200 smart home mesh Wi-Fi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. Fractal Design Focus G Mini review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Tested: one of the best-selling (no brand) gaming monitors on Amazon @ TechSpot
  9. The Intel Xeon W review: W-2195, W-2155, W-2123, W-2104 and W-2102 tested @ AnandTech
  10. "Too much thermal paste" – benchmark of thermal paste application & quantity @ Gamers Nexus

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The theme song for Civilization IV still rocks @ Quarter To Three (gives me chills every time)
  2. Nintendo releases complete sales figures for its million-selling Switch games @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Become the rockstar developer you've always dreamed of being @ HackADay
  2. The Apocalypse Bicycle @ HackADay
  3. Light painting animations directly from blender @ HackADay (physical ray tracing)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons @ Ars Technica
  2. Pedestrians are a hard problem for self-driving cars—here's one solution @ Ars Technica
  3. NASA study dashes dreams of terraforming Mars @ New Atlas
  4. 40,000-year old worms revived from Siberian permafrost @ New Atlas (pretty sure this didn't end well on The X-Files)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Is cheese bad for you? Five nutritionists give the same answer @ quartzy.qz.com
  2. Swiss cheese ice cream is now a thing, because summer 2018 has no chill @ hellogiggles.com

29 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 1:15 PM on 08/03/18

National Bagelfest Day Shortbread
Posted July 26, 2018


Did you hear the one about... Wait, wait! The punchline is baygulls. Great, huh?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Adata XPG SX8200 480-GB M.2. SSD review @ Guru3D
  2. Samsung CHG70 FreeSync 2 monitor review @ HotHardware
  3. Iiyama Red Eagle G-Master GB2560HSU 24.5"144-Hz monitor review @ KitGuru
  4. Razer Blade 2018 review @ TechSpot
  5. The Adata XPG SX8200 & Gammix S11 NVMe SSD review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Steam launches new Friends and Discordian chat @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. No Man's Sky changes everything, but leaves the futility intact @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Talking to Alexa with sign language @ HackADay
  2. Bleeding meatless burger gets the green light @ New Atlas
  3. Juggling machine listens to the bounce to keep ball in the air @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Karate-chopping Centauro robot shows that four legs are better than two @ New Atlas
  2. Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap—on Mars @ Ars Technica
  3. Lab-made fossils cram 1000s of years into 24 hours @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB tempered glass micro-ATX case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Tt eSports Ventus X optical RGB review @ TechPowerUp
  3. 7 PM and 2 AM are peak demand times for pizza, study of internet traffic finds @ Slashdot

10 comments — Last by Nestea_Zen at 1:35 AM on 08/09/18

National Thermal Engineer Day Shortbread
Posted July 24, 2018


Shortbread challenge: Identify the motherboard.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel's plans for 3DXP DIMMs emerge @ Real World Technologies
  2. EVGA SuperNova 650W G3 power supply review @ PC Perspective
  3. MyDigitalSSD Pocket Vault eXpress portable SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  4. The Patriot Evlvr portable Thunderbolt 3 1-TB SSD capsule review @ AnandTech
  5. Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM fan review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Stardew Valley adding multiplayer on August 1st @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Nintendo to ROM sites: forget cease-and-desist, now we're suing @ Ars Technica
  3. Dynamic shape-shifting display lets you touch VR objects in real time @ New Atlas (way cooler than the ridiculous CGI version movies always use)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. HOPE XII: make your own holograms @ HackADay
  2. Graphene Jacket drapes you in everyone's favourite wonder material @ New Atlas
  3. Be a fire bender with the power of magnets @ HackADay
  4. Sapphire INCA CS-14 compute system review @ KitGuru

Science, technology, and space news

  1. How Amazon scrambled to fix Prime Day glitches @ Slashdot
  2. Student engineers build hyperloop test pods with commercial-class top speeds @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. This is why stinky cheeses stink @ rd.com
  2. Ritz recall: cracker products with cheese pulled over salmonella risk @ livescience.com
  3. Aorus RGB memory DDR4-3200 review (GP-AR32C16S8K2SU416R) @ Hexus
  4. Rosewill NEON K81 RGB gaming keyboard review @ thinkcomputers.org

8 comments — Last by Wirko at 7:00 AM on 07/26/18

Stick Out Your Tongue Day Shortbread
Posted July 19, 2018


[insert onomatopoeia here]

PC hardware and computing

  1. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO air cooler review @ HardOCP
  2. SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC review @ Hexus
  3. HP EliteBook 840 and 830 G5 review @ HotHardware
  4. Intel Core i7-8086K processor review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Toshiba OCZ RC100 480 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review @ TechSpot
  7. The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Maximum Sadness: Crysis multiplayer is facing the axe @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Court denies Star Citizen backer's $4,500 refund lawsuit @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. DIY tube oven brings the heat to homebrew semiconductor fab @ HackADay (homebrew semiconductor fab is a thing?)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. ESO's Very Large Telescope now delivers images sharper than Hubble @ Slashdot
  2. Jeff Bezos said they'd test the heck out of New Shepard—he wasn't kidding @ Ars Technica
  3. Scientists find prehistoric baby snake preserved in amber @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. American cheese is no longer the most popular cheese in America @ qz.com
  2. Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 MHz DDR4 review @ Guru3D
  3. "An almond doesn't lactate:" FDA to crack down on use of the word "milk" @ Ars Technica (what about all the stuff that gets away with being called cheese, huh?)

29 comments — Last by Waco at 12:47 PM on 07/23/18

World Emoji Day Shortbread
Posted July 17, 2018


My most frequently used emojis, according to my Windows Phone.

PC hardware and computing

  1. In Win A1 mini-ITX case review @ Gamers Nexus
  2. Astro Gaming A50 wireless headset & base station review @ HardOCP
  3. ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor review @ HotHardware
  4. Apexgaming AG-650M 650W review @ JonnyGuru
  5. MSI Z370 PC Pro motherboard review @ KitGuru
  6. NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi router review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Deepcool Gamer Storm Quadstellar review @ TechPowerUp
  8. GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs. Radeon RX 570 4GB @ TechSpot
  9. The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Epic ups Unreal Marketplace creators' pay well above industry standard @ Ars Technica
  2. Nintendo hid a load-your-own NES emulator inside a GameCube classic @ Ars Technica
  3. These crazy contraptions won the first Nintendo Labo creators contest @ New Atlas
  4. The best Civilization games are these total overhaul mods @ Rock Paper Shotgun (how could this list skip Dune Wars?)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. IoT solar pool heating @ HackADay
  2. Apple won't replace faulty MacBook Pro keyboards with third-gen components @ Slashdot
  3. Fail of the week: when good foundries go bad @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Lockheed Martin's titanium domes are the largest 3D-printed spacecraft parts yet @ New Atlas
  2. D-Wave's quantum computer successfully models a quantum system @ Ars Technica
  3. To make Curiosity (et al.) more curious, NASA and ESA smarten up AI in space @ Ars Technica (highly recommended reading)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. FSP CMT series CMT520 RGB tempered glass case review @ PC Perspective
  2. TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 250GB SSD review @ Guru3D
  3. Deepcool Gamer Storm Castle 240RGB review @ Hexus
  4. Cheese prices crumble — but the global trade dispute could halt their drop @ marketwatch.com

17 comments — Last by NoOne ButMe at 10:20 AM on 07/18/18

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