Second Half of the Year Day / Canada Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes reports Intel to launch new CPUs in 3Q10 and

    AMD may see tight chip supply from TSMC in 2H10

  2. Fudzilla reports 3.3GHz Calisto Phenom II comes in Q3 2010
  3. WSJ reports Sony recalls 535,000 Vaio laptops
  4. PCWorld reports Sony issues BIOS update for recalled Vaio laptops
  5. Silicon Madness on GeForce GTX 460 – GF104 architecture rumors dissected
  6. Gizmodo: Bye bye, HDMI. There’s a new A/V cable standard in town
  7. DSLReports: Broadband now a legal right in Finland and

    average smartphone user consumes 298MB a month

  8. Don’t get excited‘ about Windows 8, says analyst


Second Half of the Year Day / Canada Day

  1. PCWorld reports Asus denies rumored departure of CEO
  2. DailyTech reports Foxconn to build new China plant, faces financial losses following suicides
  3. Engadget reports hp / Palm buyout officially complete—get ready for webOS printers
  4. DigiTimes Insight: Global all-in-one PC shipments to surpass 11 million units in 2010
  5. DigiTimes reports DRAM contract quotes likely to decline in July and August and

    Intel backs off WiMAX industry, dismisses WiMAX Program Office, say sources

  6. TC Magazine reports AMD-powered Fujitsu LifeBook PH520 ultra-light notebook

    on sale in the U.S. and MSI Wind U160DX DDR3-packing netbook gets official

    and Pioneer Computers offering Atom-powered tablet, calls it ePad

  7. VR-Zone reports Cisco announces ‘Cius‘ Android tablet
  8. Fudzilla reports AMD to continue with triple-cores

    and Bulldozer Zamberzi edition to use AM3 r2

  9. MSI Super Unlock technology makes overclocking easy
  10. Hexus.net reports Corsair calls all crazy overclockers to get its new ultra-fast DDR3 memory
  11. PC Perspective’s Industry Dirt: Pricing drop incoming
  12. Nvidia: GeForce GTX 460 is our best gamer GPU (in Turkish)
  13. Gizmodo reports Microsoft kills Kin
  14. Engadget reports AT&T explains, basically ignores criticism for locking down

    Android handsets and Apple hiring iPhone antenna engineers for some reason

  15. Ars Technica: Putting some hard numbers to the iPhone antenna issue
  16. WSJ reports Nokia turns to MeeGo to bolster handheld offerings
  17. C|Net reports Amazon updates Kindle DX, drops price

    and Google Suggest searches blocked in China

  18. Engadget reports Starbucks begins offering free 2-click WiFi access in U.S. and Canada
  19. DSLReports: EFF challenging U.S. Copyright Group mass P2P lawsuits
  20. C|Net reports federal law for campus file sharing kicks in today
  21. AnandTech’s 2GB G.Skill DDR3 notebook memory giveaway
  22. OverclockersHQ announces finalists for giveaway
  23. Newegg’s afternoon shell shocker
  24. Dealzon’s deals: $504 off 15.6″ ThinkPad L512 i5, $62 off Logitech Z520 speaker system,

    $59 off V-MODA iPhone earbuds, and $15 off Rosewill 6-ft HDMI cable

Software

  1. Microsoft: 10,000 PCs hit with new XP 0day attack
  2. Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU) ends July 3
  3. Opera 10.60 goes final
  4. TechFlash reports Internet Explorer posts biggest market-share gain in years: 0.57%
  5. Redmondmag: What does Microsoft know about you?
  6. Ars Technica’s hands-on with Hulu Plus
  7. [H]ard|OCP’s Catalyst driver performance comparison
  8. Update to the Hotmail rollout
  9. Download Squad: Google adds Gmail’s ‘suspicious activity’ monitoring to Google Dashboard
  10. Android 3.0: Leaked details hint at tablet potential
  11. GPU-Z v0.4.4
  12. Trillian 4.2.0.20
  13. Firefox Home submitted to Apple App Store
  14. Engadget reports Facebook for iPhone / iPod touch now iOS 4 compatible and

    latest EVO 4G update is back online, presumably won’t brick your phone this time

  15. TUAW on 5 little-known features in iOS 4
  16. Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone passes 1 million downloads

Gaming

  1. Engadget reports Kinect detailed in newly precise tech specs
  2. Digital Trends: Gaming in the cloud with OnLive
  3. Ars Technica reports Hulu for PS3 appears to require PlayStation Plus
  4. Shacknews has Bulletstorm walkthrough video with play-by-play from Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski

    and BioShock 2 single-player DLC announced

    and Torchlight MMO details trickle out in PC gamer

    and Portal 2 E3 demo videos part 4 and part 5 incite anger

  5. FiringSquad reports Final Fantasy XIV dated, CE & requirements detailed
  6. Big Download reports Heroes of Neweth get free-to-play weekend starting Friday
  7. TF2 Official Blog: Listen
  8. Techgage on PlayClaw – Has the FRAPS killer arrived?
  9. Ars Technica: War for Cybertron must-buy for fans
  10. Shacknews has Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker review
  11. Ars Technica reviews Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
  12. Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Garry’s Mod, and Killing Floor updates released
  13. “Perils of Summer” Steam sale: Day 8
  14. Direct2Drive: Save on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Update: 40% off sale has ended)

Systems and storage

  1. LanOC Reviews on Shuttle SG41J1 Plus
  2. AnandTech’s mobile buyers’ guide: 14″ and larger notebooks and DTRs
  3. t-break reviews Acer Travelmate TM8372T
  4. KitGuru and techPowerUp! on AMD’s Phenom II X6 1055T
  5. Big Bruin reviews Asus P6X58D-E
  6. OCC reviews Asus P7H55D-M EVO
  7. Björn3D reviews MSI 890FXA-GD70
  8. TweakTown reviews Foxconn A88GM Deluxe
  9. Hardware Canucks review Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
  10. iXBT Labs review Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3
  11. Hardware Heaven reviews StarTech USB 3.0 bundle – HDD dock & PCIe expansion card
  12. bit-tech on on SSD performance and TRIM compatibility in Mac OS X
  13. TweakTown reviews 120GB Corsair Force F120 SSD
  14. Benchmark Reviews on 60 GB Corsair Reactor R60 SSD
  15. X-bit labs on new SSDs from Intel, Kingston & Western Digital

    and Patriot Valkyrie NAS review

  16. TWL reviews Synology DS210+ NAS

Multimedia

  1. OC3D’s Asus Ares hands-on
  2. PC Perspective: Nvidia Surround with GeForce GTX 470 results update
  3. LanOC Reviews on PowerColor HD 5870 PCS+
  4. Motherboards.org reviews Asus EAH5850 TOP DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5
  5. X-bit labs review contemporary HTPC graphics cards
  6. TechReviewSource on Epson Stylus Photo R2880
  7. t-break reviews Merlin Pocket Theater3D 3D media player
  8. Hardware Secrets reviews Sonos ZonePlayer S5 multi-room music system
  9. Digital Trends reviews Altec Lansing MIX iMT800
  10. Computing on Demand reviews Eagle Tech ET-AR508LR-BK 2.1 speaker system
  11. Technic3D reviews Edifier S530 2.1 speaker system (in German)
  12. Rbmods on Roccat Pyra mouse

Smartphones and gadgets

  1. AnandTech reviews Apple iPhone 4
  2. Core77 speaks with Jonathan Ive on the design of the iPhone 4: material matters
  3. iFixit’s iPhone 4 gyroscope teardown
  4. An iPhone wish list looks more like an Android feature list
  5. Digital Trends on Verizon iPhone rumors: What we know
  6. TestFreaks’ hands-on with the Droid X
  7. Bona Fide Reviews on JogJacket for iPod nano / iPod 5th gen
  8. Digital Trends reviews Spring Design Alex ebook reader
  9. Digital Trends on high-tech travel gadgets

Casing and cooling

  1. PCWorld: Case mods gone wild
  2. Neoseeker reviews Thermaltake A90 case
  3. Benchmark Reviews on Xigmatek Utgard case
  4. Legit Reviews on In Win Griffin case
  5. Burned iN reviews Cooler Master Storm Scout case
  6. Madshrimps review Sunbeam Air Box USB 3.0 external drive enclosure
  7. TWL reviews Vantec NexStar CX USB 3.0 external drive enclosure
  8. TweakTown reviews NZXT Sentry LXE fan controller
  9. Hardware Secrets: Anatomy of computer fans
  10. PureOC reviews XSPC Rasa CPU water block
  11. OCIA reviews Noctua NH-U9B SE2 heatsink
  12. KitGuru reviews Thermaltake Frio cooler
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    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    How do you make a Canadian apologize? Step on his foot.

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 9 years ago

    q[

      • designerfx
      • 9 years ago

      why would anyone care?

      the thing’s advertisements were about stalking people, the product was not compelling, and it was a piece of crap.

      Not all things from microsoft are, but the Kin? You couldn’t pay me to get me to use one of those.

        • UberGerbil
        • 9 years ago

        That one ad they ran with the “ex-girlfriend”? I saw that several times with the sound off (idly watching sports at a pub) and it was really unpleasant: without the voice-over, you have no idea what is going on and all you get is the impression of assault-by-cellphone-camera. That’s part of the genius of the iPhone ads: they work perfectly with no audio whatsoever.

        The only recent phone ad I can recall that was worse was those early Droid ads that involved alien/enemy craft bombing people.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    /[<#6,<]/ "Millions don't buy electronics based on delusion." I completely disagree with you on this. I think a very large part of the marketplace buys solely or majority on social or marketing reasons, which /[

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      I don’t disagree – since still, billions /[

    • KarateBob
    • 9 years ago

    BF:BC2 shows up as $49.95 on D2d. How is that a savings?

      • Mystic-G
      • 9 years ago

      It’s saving you $10, keeping you from buying MW2. =P

      • Ronald
      • 9 years ago

      Sorry, the 40% off sale has ended. If you are still looking for deals on video games, you might try Steam’s Perils of Summer sale:

      ยง[< http://store.steampowered.com/news/4010/<]ยง

    • BiffStroganoffsky
    • 9 years ago

    Yummy, can’t wait for the third half.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 9 years ago

    l[

      • jdaven
      • 9 years ago

      Not only that but there is no mention of any additions or faster speed Pentium Gxxx series. I think for at least the rest of this year and probably the beginning of next, the only way to get a budget system is to go AMD or buy a socket 775 Celeron or Pentium. Either way, your upgrade path probably won’t extend much past whatever you buy upfront.

      • designerfx
      • 9 years ago

      Doesn’t this mean everyone on socket 1156 gets screwed again?

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      Once Sandy Bridge arrives to be the new i7, I expect the i3-ish range will move down to be the budget offering (Intel may even rebrand it as Pentium/Celeron). Some of this is about maximizing return on the 45nm fabs until they all get switched over to 32nm (or beyond).

    • wibeasley
    • 9 years ago

    “quad-core Core i5-870S for small form factor PCs and priced at US$351” Could Digitimes have meant “i7-870s”? (Link I)

    • Nereid
    • 9 years ago

    Not Canada Day Shortbread? ๐Ÿ™

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah no doubt, whats up with that?!?!?!

      CANADA DAY SHORTBREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Sargent Duck
        • 9 years ago

        Out of the 3 biggest names on TR (There are many other very important people helping to insure TR runs smoothly, but their names aren’t thrown around a lot), Geoff’s a Canadian citizen and Cyril’s living in Canada, I’m kinda surprised at the lack of a “Canada Day shortbread”.

          • UberGerbil
          • 9 years ago

          Not drawing attention to it is the most Canadian thing they can do.

            • henfactor
            • 9 years ago

            This man speaks truth ๐Ÿ˜€

      • PainIs4ThaWeak
      • 9 years ago

      We don’t love you anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jdaven
    • 9 years ago

    “An iPhone wish list looks more like an Android feature list”

    OMG, this kind of stuff is so dumb. Yes Android OS has features that iOS doesn’t and vice versa. Yes Android handsets have features that iPhone doesn’t and vice versa. The sky is blue, grass is green and my ass is clean. It’s called competition. If all the competing products in the world were exactly the same on all levels then what would be the point in having different products in the first place.

    Just buy the freakin phone that you like the most. It’s that easy.

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah if only there wasn’t things like tethering, tethering costs, contracts, contract terms, contract costs, wireless technology capability, wifi capability, user-specific wireless quality, durability, real-world-use (not reveiws after a few days availability,) app store, app store policies, app availability, app performance, privacy features, privacy policies, GPS quality, compass quality, battery life under various conditions (i.e. hot desert versus northern alaska,) etc etc etc

      I’d say the phone’s technical features are amongst the last things people should be looking at, but I guess I’m strange like that.

      Also Android basically has a new phone every month, on average, each one bettering the next. Apple can no longer depend on 1x a year releases to keep the hype up. I suspect Verizon will be their winter solution to this. I am still advising friends, coworkers,family to wait for Verizon iPhone if at all possible and they must have a new phoneg{<.<}g

        • Flying Fox
        • 9 years ago

        Well, choices are good. If the Apple fanbois choose to delude themselves with their halo phones that is their choice. The rest of the world can enjoy picking whatever features they need in whatever phone they choose, the iPhone included. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • jdaven
          • 9 years ago

          Damnit, you are still not understanding.

          It’s competition. Not Android phones are better and Apple fans are deluding themselves. Its not this at all. That’s in our nerd computer fantasy world about Apple fanbois. That doesn’t exist in reality to the degree you think. Just because someone likes something you do not doesn’t make them delusion or a fanboi. It just doesn’t.

          It’s competition. You build a better product, you market it well and you provide services and support for the ecosystem post sales. Both Google and Apple have their good and bad points here and both are selling really, really well give that neither were even in the cell phone market 3 years ago.

          Loose the Apple delusion talk or no one will take you seriously. Millions don’t buy electronics based on delusion. Its just not that important to most people. Its important to us but not most people. They will hear a friend say something, read a review or simply flip a coin. Only PC nerds fantasize that we are smart and in the know and everyone else are being deluded by companies like Apple.

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