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Posted November 16, 2017


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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted November 14, 2017


PC hardware and computing

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted November 9, 2017


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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture and

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted November 7, 2017


A fairly specific image for a strangely specific day.

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti review roundup

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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR (and TV just for today)

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted November 2, 2017


Sorry, I work with what I find.

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted October 31, 2017


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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted October 26, 2017


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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted October 24, 2017


What were you expecting?

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted October 19, 2017


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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted October 17, 2017


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

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted October 12, 2017


Let me have this.

PC hardware and computing

  1. A peek inside Lenovo's Yamato ThinkPad testing laboratory @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500P review @ Guru3D
  3. Overclocking the Intel 8600K—delidded on air and water @ HardOCP
  4. Asus ZenScreen MB16AC USB Type-C portable monitor @ KitGuru
  5. Logitech G603 and G613 LightSpeed wireless mouse and keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. ASRock X299 OC Formula review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. This is how good PS3 games were meant to look @ ArsTechnica
  2. Blizzard internship hints at new Overwatch project @ Blue's News
  3. Civilization 6 is getting a religion reboot in the Fall 2017 update @ PC Gamer
  4. Making The Orange Box: how 3 Valve games became 1 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  5. Valve announces the first big SteamVR 2.0 feature: waaay more space @ ArsTechnica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 2.5D Printing? @ HackADay
  2. Odd, potato-shaped dwarf planet has ring, may not be a planet @ ArsTechnica
  3. A giant, mysterious hole has opened up in antarctica @ Slashdot
  4. Build your own wave tank @ HackADay (I've always wanted one of these, and one of those cool recirculating-sand-erosion "stream tables" too)

Tech news and culture

  1. Virtual Zuck fails to connect @ Slashdot
  2. Tim Cook says the tech "doesn't exist" for quality AR glasses yet @ ArsTechnica
  3. Amazon is reportedly building a doorbell that lets drivers into your house @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. New cave-dwelling eyeless creature baited with stinky cheese @ LiveScience
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's has candy corn pizza and you can get it for free @ Food & Wine
  3. Too much cheese lands driver in pickle @ BBC

9 comments — Last by drfish at 10:36 AM on 10/13/17

Posted October 10, 2017


Purse? Laptop bag? You decide.

Coffee Lake Roundup

  1. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 review @ PC Perspective
  2. Initial numbers on the Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 @ AnandTech
  3. Intel Core i7 8700K processor review @ Guru3D
  4. Intel Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake) and Z370 chipset review @ bit-tech
  5. Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K & i5-8400 review @ HardwareCanucks
  6. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 (14-nm Coffee Lake) @ Hexus
  7. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 Review @ HotHardware
  8. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 (w/ Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7) review @ KitGuru
  9. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 processor review @ Legit Reviews
  10. Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  11. Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  12. Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  13. Intel Core i3-8350K 4.0 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  14. Intel Core i7-8700K review @ TechSpot
  15. Intel Core i7-8700K processor review @ ThinkComputers
  16. Intel Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K review @ TechSpot
  17. Core i7-8700K review @ Tom's Hardware
  18. Intel i7-8700K review vs. Ryzen @ Gamers Nexus

Z370 Motherboard Roundup

  1. Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 review @ Guru3D
  2. Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming review @ Guru3D
  3. MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming review @ Guru3D
  4. Asus ROG Maximus X Hero review @ Guru3D
  5. MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming review @ bit-tech
  6. Asus ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming @ bit-tech
  7. Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming @ Hexus
  8. Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  9. Asus ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming motherboard review @ KitGuru
  10. MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard review @ KitGuru
  11. MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming 'Coffee Lake' motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon review @ Guru3D
  2. Video: Asus ROG Strix Vega 64 tear-down @ Gamers Nexus
  3. Aerocool Project 7 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  4. AOC AGON AG322QCX 144Hz Freesync 31.5in curved gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. D-Link DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Datamancer Diviner keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD review (512GB) @ TheSSDReview
  8. BenQ PD2710QC QHD/IPS Designer monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  9. FSP Hydro 750W Platinum power supply review @ PC Perspective
  10. The ADATA XPG SX950 480GB SSD review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Psychonauts 2 shows off first playable area and a goat @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Being a shovelware developer on Steam just got a lot harder @ Quarter To Three
  3. 40 people are playing Europa Universalis IV together in a real castle @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Astronaut Scott Kelly describes one year in space—and its after effects @ Slashdot
  2. Hovering questions about magnetic levitation @ HackADay
  3. Step outside the ISS in first ever 360-degree spacewalk video @ New Atlas
  4. Mattel withdraws kid-focused "smart hub" from market after complaints @ ArsTechnica
  5. Dumbo never forgets to fill your glass @ HackADay
  6. Vice President Pence vows US Astronauts will return to the Moon @ Slashdot
  7. Trading bird food for cigarette butts @ HackADay (I both love and am terrified by this idea)

Tech news and culture

  1. Blue roads and glowing signs—how this startup's tech lets cars see the world @ ArsTechnica
  2. Elon Musk says Tesla could rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with batteries, solar @ Slashdot
  3. GAW Miners founder owes nearly $10 million to SEC over Bitcoin fraud @ ArsTechnica
  4. 20 years of Stuff That Matters @ Slashdot (if you've been to the TR BBQ, you've been to the town where Slashdot was born)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. String cheese for $215 per pound? At this auction, yes @ Winsconsin State Journal
  2. Destiny 2: How to cheese Leviathan raid boss @ Screen Rant

9 comments — Last by blastdoor at 7:54 PM on 10/10/17

Posted October 5, 2017


Spy-cat is chic af.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Riotoro CR1080 compact PC case review @ Guru3D
  2. Enermax Liqtech TR4 AIO liquid CPU coolers review @ HardOCP
  3. Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop review @ HotHardware
  4. AOC AGON AG251FG 240Hz G-Sync monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Air versus water cooling on AMD Ryzen Threadripper with Noctua coolers @ Legit Reviews
  6. Norton Core router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. CRYORIG R1 Ultimate cooler review @ TechPowerUp
  8. The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Could RPGs be more fun if they let you be more flawed? @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Random: there's a Mario and Peach marriage license available in Japan @ NintendoLife
  3. Battlestar Galactic Deadlock is the sci-fi strategy game I'd have killed for in 2005 @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. NASA tries an inflatable room on the space station, likes it @ ArsTechnica
  2. Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes @ New Atlas
  3. World's largest telescope stopped by LED @ HackADay
  4. Keecker finally makes a play for living room dominance @ New Atlas (what in the world?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Labneh is the creamy, tangy spread I'll take over cream cheese ANY day @ bonappetit.com
  2. Wacky World of Rubber: Hail to the cheese @ rubbernews.com

10 comments — Last by drfish at 2:21 PM on 10/06/17

Posted October 3, 2017


These guys totally fit the bill.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel VROC tested!—X299 VROC vs. Z270 RST, quad Optane vs. quad 960 PRO @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master Cosmos C700P review @ Guru3D
  3. Enermax Platimax DF 1200W PSU review @ HardOCP
  4. Sennheiser GSP 350 headset review @ KitGuru
  5. SteelSeries Sensei 310 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Cherry MX Board 3.0 keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  7. MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  8. Logitech PowerPlay Wireless Charging Pad reviewed with G903 and G703 gaming mice @ Legit Reviews
  9. The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier motherboard review: 4-way SLI and 5 gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. 3D print and sell your own Valve merchandise @ Blue's News
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II, no, the other two, gets restored multiplayer @ Quarter To Three
  3. Insta360 Pro review: the 8K 360 camera the VR industry needs @ Upload VR
  4. Skyrim's Creation Club enters beta, offers Survival Mode free for starters @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Kalashnikov takes a shot at building a hoverbike @ New Atlas
  2. Japanese coastal species rode tsunami debris to the US @ ArsTechnica
  3. MIT's tiny "superhero" robot dresses for the job at hand @ New Atlas
  4. Musk revises his Mars ambitions, and they seem a little bit more real @ ArsTechnica

Tech news and culture

  1. Critical EFI Code in millions of Macs isn't getting Apple's updates @ Slashdot (uhh...)
  2. Apple recommends children under 13, twins and siblings do not use Face ID on iPhone X  @ Slashdot (uhh...)

Cheese, memes, RGB LEDs, and a mosquito-repellent phone?

  1. I am a pioneer in the glorious future of online cheese shopping @ motherboard.vice.com
  2. LG is releasing a mosquito-repellent phone, but it probably won't work @ ArsTechnica (not a lot of positive buzz over this thing)

17 comments — Last by EzioAs at 6:14 PM on 10/05/17

Posted September 28, 2017


Wait, didn't we just do this one?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ROG Poseidon Platinum review @ bit-tech
  2. Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti liquid cooled video card @ HardOCP
  3. Review: Gigabyte Aero 15X @ Hexus
  4. Intel Core i5-7640X 4.0 GHz @ TechPowerUp
  5. EVGA 850 B3 PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  6. The ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 motherboard review @ AnandTech
  7. Marseille mCable Gaming Edition—remove aliasing with an HDMI cable! @ PC Perspective (interesting, I've often wondered about the possibility of externally applied AA)

Games and VR

  1. Hardware review: The SNES Classic Mini is the perfect link to the past @ Nintendo Life
  2. Are you ready to matriculate in Assassin's Creed Origins? @ Quarter To Three
  3. The people who still compete in Super Mario Kart, 25 years later @ Polygon
  4. Stellaris timelapse shows 200 years passing in 5 minutes @ Rock Paper Shotgun (this is awesome, but it nearly has me convinced to get Endless Space 2 instead)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Monstrous USB power bank @ HackADay
  2. Why octopuses are building small "cities" off the coast of Australia @ ArsTechnica (not Octopi)
  3. One of the original Sputniks goes up for auction @ New Atlas (for the space nerd who has everything?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Live-action penguin hunter videos show new squishy cuisine @ New Atlas
  2. Dyson says it will spend $2.7 billion developing an electric car @ ArsTechnica (Bruno wouldn't let me get away with the obvious joke here, so I'm leaving it up to you guys in the comments)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Deepcool Gammaxx GT RGB air cooler review @ KitGuru
  2. Memory scaling on Ryzen 7 with Team Group's Night Hawk RGB @ AnandTech
  3. Saudi minister fired after textbook shows Yoda at UN signing ceremony @ ArsTechnica
  4. Make your grilled cheese grin with this smiley bread cutter @ dailydot.com (clearly, the thing that grilled cheese sandwiches were missing was holes in the bread)

17 comments — Last by ronch at 12:02 PM on 10/02/17

Posted September 26, 2017

Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X Roundup

  1. The Intel Core i9-7980XE and 7960X review: Skylake-X at $1999 and 18-cores @ PC Perspective
  2. Intel Core i9-7980XE review @ bit-tech
  3. Intel i9-7980XE & i9-7960X performance review @ HardwareCanucks
  4. Review: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X) @ Hexus
  5. Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core processor review @ Legit Review
  6. Intel Core i9-7980XE & 7960X review @ TechSpot
  7. Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core processor review @ ThinkComputers
  8. Intel Core i9-7960X review: Skylake-X at 16 cores @ Tom's Hardware
  9. The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU review part 1: workstation @ AnandTech
  10. Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X review: Intel attacks AMD Threadripper @ HotHardware

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Asustor AS6210T NAS review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. ADATA Ultimate SU900 SSD review (512GB) – 3D MLC, but at what cost? @ TheSSDReview
  3. Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ review @ TechSpot
  4. Koolance VID-NX1080 GPU water block @ TechPowerUp
  5. MicroTik RB750GR3 hEX router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Mini review – the world’s smallest! @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews - Enermax Platimax DF 600 - 600W power supply @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: Aerocool Project 7 750W PSU @ Hexus
  9. Nanoxia Project S Mini review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Neko Atsume gets a VR adaptation because cats @ Upload VR
  2. The Battle Royale between Battlegrounds and Fortnite has started @ Quarter To Three
  3. Former Valve artist's portfolio includes mystery co-op fantasy game, rad female TF2 characters @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I've always wondered if Valve was saving a female cast for the 10-year anniversary)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Pneumatic origami @ HackADay (nice effort guys, now, scale it up)
  2. Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object @ New Atlas
  3. 'Dear Apple, the iPhone X and Face ID are Orwellian and creepy'  @ Slashdot
  4. Lockheed Martin's laser weapon takes down 5 drones in live-fire demonstration @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Walmart to trial delivery service that restocks your fridge @ New Atlas
  2. Ford is using Microsoft's HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality @ Slashdot
  3. Japanese turbines catch the waves to harvest energy and protect the coastline @ New Atlas (one step closer to Total Annihilation)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Is cheese healthy? @ cnn.com
  2. Asus Cerberus mechanical RGB keyboard review @ KitGuru
  3. The FDA is coming around to the idea that cheese, microbes, and mold can work just fine @ time.com

15 comments — Last by HERETIC at 11:39 PM on 09/27/17

Posted September 21, 2017


Surely, it can mean nothing else.

PC hardware and computing

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

Games and VR

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

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

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

Tech news and culture

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

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

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

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

Posted September 19, 2017


Me ship looks like a s'more!

PC hardware 'n computin'

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

Games 'n VR

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

Science, hacks, makers 'n gadgets

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

Tech news 'n culture

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

Cheese, memes, 'n Arrr-GB LEDs

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

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