Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. IDEMA launches ‘Are You Ready?‘ campaign to prepare

    industry for hard disk drive sector format change

  2. Donanim Haber reports GeForce GTX 460 launches on July 12 (in Turkish)
  3. TC Magazine reports BenQ claims to have the world’s first Vertical Alignment (VA) LED monitors
  4. Leaked: BGR has Apple’s internal iPhone 4 antenna troubleshooting procedures
  5. Bloomberg reports Verizon Wireless said to start offering iPhone in January
  6. NYT’s Bits: Sun’s lost Intel-chip killer
  7. Dead ‘Courier’ walking: TechFlash reports Microsoft gets dual-screen design patent
  8. Portal 2 E3 trailer part 2 – "Excursion Funnels" and part 3 – "Faith Plates"


  1. Techworld reports Obama ‘Internet kill switch’ plan approved by U.S. Senate panel
  2. TC Magazine reports six DRAM makers agree to $173 million antitrust settlement in the U.S.

    and HannStar admits guilt in LCD price-fixing scheme, to pay $30 million fine

  3. Ars Technica reports Google stops Hong Kong auto-redirect as China plays hardball
  4. Gizmodo: Foxconn is installing safety nets on buildings?
  5. DailyTech reports Adrian Lamo outed self as source in Bradley Manning case
  6. DSLReports: Hulu’s pay model finally official
  7. C|Net: ‘Google Me‘ Google’s next social experiment?
  8. Lowenstein’s View: What AT&T should be saying to its subscribers (opinion)
  9. Fudzilla reports Intel negotiating new plant in Israel
  10. Engadget: Microsoft hints at touchless Surface combining camera and transparent OLED (video)
  11. DigiTimes insight: Notebook makers to see weak performance in 2H10

    and Lenovo and Toshiba ready to launch smartbooks

  12. TC Magazine reports Asus Eee PC 1215N Ion 2 netbook announced
  13. IT trib on the MSI Wind U135DX: Fast and furious netbook
  14. Softpedia reports PhotoFast GBox mini changes SATA into USB 3.0
  15. reports Corsair warns of Padlock 2 security glitch
  16. TC Magazine reports Zotac selling Ion-powered low-profile graphics card
  17. Ars Technica reports Gunnar Optiks wants to sell you $100 3D eyewear
  18. MobileCrunch reports Sprint kills the HTC EVO update in light of bricked handsets
  19. Engadget reports Sprint lines up Epic 4G against the competition, likes it chances
  20. AppleInsider reports users report issues with iPhone 4 proximity sensor during calls
  21. Smartphones beating out computers
  22. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s mission: Compelling small publishers to think big
  23. Modders-Inc podcast 18 with CPU Magazine’s Chris Trumble
  24. Engadget HD podcast 200
  25. Intel identifies new terrifying syndrome for the impatient (humor)
  26. Newegg’s guerrilla deals for 6/30 (starts 6AM PDT)
  27. Dealzon’s deals: Save on 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Y550, $50 off 15.6" Toshiba L655D-S5076,

    $13 off Asus Mini Bluetooth dongle, and $40 off 640GB hp SimpleSave drive + case


  1. Nvidia 3D Surround Sound system requirements
  2. Microsoft pushes new version of Security Essentials to existing users
  3. C|Net reports Adobe Reader, Acrobat updates fix 17 critical holes
  4. ConceivablyTech reports Mozilla posts Firefox 4.0 Beta 1
  5. Rancid IE6 ‘more secure‘ than Chrome and Opera – U.S. bank says
  6. Microsoft to offer a small-business version of Office 2010, after all
  7. Download Squad reports Microsoft working on Office Mobile

    for Nokia and "other leading smartphone platforms"

  8. Microsoft readies new Express version of its IIS Web server
  9. Ars Technica: FFmpeg gets its own implementation of Google’s VP8 codec

    and Windows Live Sync is frustratingly bad. It could be awesome

  10. Phoronix: LLVMpipe still is slow at running OpenGL on the CPU
  11. PreCentral reports Palm drops app submission fees for App Catalog, refunding current devs
  12. reports Apple revamps MobileMe
  13. 9 to 5 Mac’s exclusive: Complete iWorks Pages for iPhone walkthrough
  14. SetFSB
  15. HWiNFO32 v3.55-815
  16. Winamp 5.58 released
  17. Download Squad reports Foxit updates free PDF reader to v4, but watch out for adware


  1. PC Gamer reports leaked Windows 8 app store shots show games focus
  2. Ars Technica reports Sony unleashes "PlayStation Plus," new PS3 firmware
  3. Sony’s Yoshida: PlayStation 3 is breaking even
  4. Engadget reports Infinitec’s ‘infinite’ USB memory drive delayed

    until August, shown streaming to Xbox 360 (video)

  5. CVG reports Metro 2034 coming – in 3D
  6. Battlefield Blog: New BFBC2 PC patch announced for Wednesday, June 30th
  7. Massively reports Fallout Online offers up a large FAQ
  8. Official GCA nominees
  9. TechSpot has Singularity GPU & CPU performance in-depth
  10. Gaming Heaven reviews Transformers: War for Cybertron (Xbox 360)
  11. Shacknews reports EA gives Battlefield Heroes players

    Thank You Gift‘ to celebrate one-year anniversary

  12. "Perils of Summer" Steam sale: Day 6

Systems and storage

  1. Streak Smart unboxes the U.S. version of the Dell Streak
  2. InsideHW reviews MSI X620: A notebook with extreme autonomy
  3. Digital Trends reviews hp Mini 210 HD Edition
  4. Hi Tech Legion’s Enthusiast Series – performance tuning
  5. Hardware Secrets on business PC upgrades that pay off
  6. t-break reviews Athlon II 255 and 260
  7. reviews MSI 890FXA-GD70
  8. TweakTown reviews 240GB OCZ Vertex Limited Edition (LE) custom SandForce SSD
  9. ThinkComputers reviews 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
  10. TestFreaks review Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net STAK100


  1. [H]ard|OCP, Hardware Canucks, HotHardware, and

    PC Perspective on Nvidia’s 3D Vision Surround technology

  2. PureOC reviews Asus Radeon HD 5870 V2
  3. Viper Lair reviews HIS HD 5570 Silence 512MB
  4. TweakPC reviews Iiyama ProLite E2208HDD 22" LCD (in German)
  5. Everything USB reviews Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX1 digital camera
  6. reviews Creative SB Arena surround USB gaming headset
  7. Engadget’s Samsung Epic 4G and T-Mobile Vibrant and Verizon Fascinate previews
  8. Digital Trends reviews Apple iPhone 4
  9. t-break reviews HTC Tattoo smartphone
  10. Ars Technica: Put a cell tower in your house

Power, cases, and cooling

  1. KitGuru reviews 750W Antec TruePower New PSU
  2. techPowerUp! reviews Thermaltake Armor A90 case
  3. Overclockers Online reviews Antec Two Hundred case
  4. XSReviews on SilverStone SST PS05 case
  5. Technic3D reviews Revoltec Sixty 3 case (in German)
  6. Switched has the best iPhone 4 cases reviewed
  7. iGadget Life’s review of two iPod nano 5th gen cases
  8. has water-cooled router mod tutorial
  9. Legit Reviews Ninjalane, ProClockers, and TweakTown

    review Cooler Master V6 GT CPU cooler

  10. OC3D reviews Scythe Yasya CPU cooler
  11. Hardware Secrets reviews Zalman VF1000 LED VGA cooler
Comments closed
    • PeterD
    • 9 years ago

    Microsoft quits with “Kin”.
    Some papers write it didn’t sell enough.
    But MS also wants to concentrate on Windows Mobile 7 or so.
    Maybe MS was under pressure to quite fabricating a competitor to other phones? Maybe, eg., Nokia didn’t want to use MS W M 7 on their own phones if MS also made its own phones.

    • kllonsmaloni
    • 9 years ago

    I made a batch, as well as some gingerbread for my friends on Wednesday. I wont be able to get it to them till Monday. Will my shortbread last that long?

    • jpostel
    • 9 years ago

    Software XVII: I stopped using Foxit a while back and started using SumatraPDF. Foxit is still a good alternative to Acrobat, but I mostly needed a lightweight reader which Sumatra fits perfectly.

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    “III.TC Magazine reports BenQ claims to have the world’s first Vertical Alignment (VA) LED monitors”

    *Eagarly waits for 24″ reviews…….and hopes for 1920×1200*

    Cmon IPS led backlit, I’m not getting any younger.

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      I bet they’re 1080.

      No sign of a price-point, either.

    • BiffStroganoffsky
    • 9 years ago


      • jdaven
      • 9 years ago

      Lol! I was just about to post something similar. Why would a lazy U.S. bank feel the need to compensate for their inability (whether it be lack of motivation or resources) to update their software by sending out a PR release? Who would care that they don’t want to update? Do they really think they are going to reverse the updating to new software trend? Hell, they are even supporting a specific version of IE not just IE in general. What a bunch of lazy basterds!

    • wira020
    • 9 years ago

    It’s nice to see Firefox getting more active development.. although, i dont get the reason for skipping 3.6.5… got confused (and excited) when heard that they released 4.0 beta already… sadly it’s still just some kind of a preview not a real beta… I would have tried it if i can install/run 2 version of Firefox in 1 OS…

    I hope Firefox will catch up with Chrome n Opera (javascript performance).. it might not be real indication of better browsing experience or speed, but too many review use it to compare performance… I prefer Firefox because of the stability, ease of use and most importantly extension.. Chrome is nice but i prefer my privacy…

    p/s: WTF is wrong with TR?

      • Flying Fox
      • 9 years ago

      What is wrong? The 4am ET backup regular outage again?

        • wira020
        • 9 years ago

        Dunno, wasnt able to post for a few hours i think… and for a few minute cant even load the page… all good now 🙂

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      When Firefox gets a flashy new interface, people will drop the speed thing. The fact it’s slower in benchmarks and also looks “old” doesn’t really help its case at the moment.

        • PeterD
        • 9 years ago

        I think 25% market share is the max for any browser, perhaps with the exception of IE.

      • burntham77
      • 9 years ago

      The Firefox extensions alone keep me a fan. Chrome is nice for light browsing, like if I am at the airport on my notebook (as I am now), but for heavy downloading, FF just beats all.

    • ronniefrown
    • 9 years ago

    This is a test comment

    • The Dark One
    • 9 years ago

    That conceivablytech article does get around to saying it, but the Firefox beta they’re talking about is still just a nightly build with the version number tweaked in preparation for the real beta.

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