Air Conditioning Appreciation Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Apple: iPhone 4 reception problem is a software issue, fix coming in ‘a few weeks’
  2. TUAW shares rumor: Apple has a CDMA iPhone ready for Verizon
  3. Dell on the Nichicon capacitor issue
  4. TC Magazine reports MSI’s X58A-GD65 USB 3.0, SATA 6.0 Gbps-ready motherboard closing in fast
  5. Joystiq reports OnLive giving 30% discount on all games and rentals for the Fourth
  6. “Perils of Summer” Steam sale: Day 10
  7. Direct2Drive: Up to 65% off war games (through July 6th)
  8. GoGamer’s 4th of July madness


Air Conditioning Appreciation Day

  1. DSLReports: Obama announces $795 million in broadband expansion grants
  2. Ars Technica reports ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months
  3. WSJ reports appeals court upholds Verizon Wireless settlement
  4. Google CEO Eric Schmidt: You can trust us with your data
  5. AllThingsD reports hp laying off some Palm staff as integration begins
  6. Bill: China Net censorship could start trade war
  7. DailyTech reports pending EU law could force Apple to allow Flash, rivals to sync with iTunes
  8. C|Net: An iTunes cloud services not imminent, insiders say
  9. DSLReports: Mobile VoIP to slowly make voice minutes irrelevant
  10. Fudzilla reports mobile Extreme Edition i7-940XM comes in Q3 2010

    and dual-core Fusion has Hudson S1 south bridge

  11. Sharky Extreme on weekly CPU prices
  12. Engadget reports hp ePrint really works (video)
  13. Droid Life reports Droid Incredible to receive OTA update adding 720p and mobile hotspot
  14. HTC HD3 – Specs and concept photos leaked
  15. VR-Zone reports Scythe launches Ninja 3 CPU cooler
  16. Engadget podcast 203
  17. Win Nvidia 3D Vision Scan 3XS PC from Hexus.net
  18. 3 weeks left in XSR competition

Software

  1. Microsoft: Why am I receiving a message about Microsoft Security Essentials

    or Microsoft Forefront Client Security when installing a service pack?

  2. Digital Trends pits Hulu Plus vs. Netflix
  3. DailyTech has Opera 10.6, the world’s fastest stable browser, tested vs. IE 9
  4. Mozilla: 2 billion Firefox add-ons downloaded
  5. Firefox Mobile 11 released
  6. Ars Technica reports Apple reportedly hard at work on serious Apple TV update
  7. Download Squad: How to play with Google Chrome Web Apps right now

    and GTweak is a Windows tweaking app for CMD fanatics

  8. Wine 1.2-rc6
  9. Google Chrome 6.0.453.1 / 5.0.375.99
  10. Fraps 3.2.3

Gaming

  1. C|Net reports groups push fed for video game age restrictions
  2. Engadget’s 250GB Xbox 360 review
  3. Engadget reports Colorware jazzes up your new Xbox 360
  4. FiringSquad reports APB creator responds to lackluster reviews
  5. Shacknews reports Need for Speed World open beta begins, is extremely short
  6. Gears of War 2 8X XP Weekend: Duck and cover
  7. TF2 Official Blog: Steam Web APIs
  8. Star Wars: The Old Republic E3 multiplayer demo
  9. Shacknews on video games to be released next week
  10. Ars Technica reviews Robotron 2084
  11. Shacknews Weekend Confirmed episode 15
  12. Left 4 Dead 2, Napoleon: Total War, and Serious Sam HD:

    The Second Encounter updates released on Steam

  13. FilePlanet’s exclusive beta event – Medal of Honor

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. AnandTech has Alienware M11x R2 first look
  2. HardwareOC reviews Core i7-875K (in German)
  3. bit-tech reviews Core i5-655K
  4. Hardware Secrets pits Athlon II X4 640 vs. Core i3 530
  5. TweakTown reviews Asus P7H55D-M EVO
  6. Technic3D’s AMD Series 8 mainboards roundup with Asus, Foxconn & Sapphire (in German)
  7. Tech ARP posts WD Advanced Format performance comparison guide
  8. KitGuru reviews 128GB Buffalo Microstation SSD
  9. InsideHW reviews 40GB Intel X25-V SSD
  10. Digital Trends reviews IOGear wireless HD kit

Multimedia, casing, and cooling

  1. Legit Reviews on AXLE Radeon HD 5670
  2. BCCHardware reviews Sungale Kula TV – 4.3″ LCD TV
  3. Ars Technica has postmortem: Microsoft Kin’s tragic demise (and the fading of Danger)
  4. VR-Zone reviews Samsung Galaxy 2 (GT-I9000)
  5. techPowerUp! reviews Rosewill RX358 3.5″ USB 3.0 enclosure
  6. Phoronix reviews Artwizz AluStand
  7. Hardware Secrets reviews Scythe Musashi VGA cooler
Comments closed
    • dashbarron
    • 9 years ago

    I’m spoiled. I turn the AC on as soon as it breaches 80, and keep on it sometimes well through the night even if it hits 60. I’ll turn it off eventually if it gets too cool, but I having AC is an expensive I’m glad to pay for.

    • moritzgedig
    • 9 years ago

    I think it is time for better air-conditioners, the price for electricity is low but that doesn’t mean we should use as much. the efficiency of more expensive split-type coolers is good, but I don’t want to spent the same amount of energy on cooling that I spend on warming.
    There are better ways of cooling than the compressor-cooling.
    Avoiding the heat-up is the first measure of cause. I recently heard of a type or isolation including a material that would melt and absorb a lot of heat (releasing it at night).

    • UberGerbil
    • 9 years ago

    Most years there are only a couple of summer days when I would appreciate A/C at home (it’s a bit more than that in the car, though I run the car A/C far more in the winter for its dehumidification effects than I do in the summer for cooling). Last year was a bit different in that there was a solid week to ten days when I would’ve appreciated A/C.

    But this “summer” I’ve mostly been thinking about turning on the heat, not the A/C. I’ve hardly had the windows open, and I’ve yet to lower the blinds on the western or southern windows to keep the sun out. In fact I’m wearing a sweater right now. I’m not sure we’ve been over 70F more than a couple of times so far; in June the day before the solstice the high was 55F (there were days in January when the high was 54F) and it was one of the darkest, cloudiest days in months.

    Mind you, “Juneuary” is pretty standard around here, and in fact the month has been getting colder over the past 50 years (as climate modeling predicted, incidentally)
    §[< http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vgawnhRg_KY/TC5YbxbKTWI/AAAAAAAACwc/fFazz7LsbT4/s1600/tmax.seattle.June.1957-2010.gif<]§ Which is not to say I'm complaining; comfortable weather (which means long sleeves) is one reason why I live here, and so far I haven't had to dig out my hot weather clothes just to put them away again a few weeks later. But I don't have much appreciation of air conditioning. At least not right now. Get back to me in December when I have the heat and AC both going full blast in the car.

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah it’s been unseasonably cold in the Seattle area this year.

    • paulWTAMU
    • 9 years ago

    my AC broke and the motor has to be replaced. 400 bucks. We’re missing AC rather than appreciating it right now 🙁

    • PainIs4ThaWeak
    • 9 years ago

    How coincidental. My A/C unit quit on me out here in Iraq on the 3rd. No A/C + 110 deg. F temp. = Uber Fail! (Ask me just how irritated I was.)

      • Farting Bob
      • 9 years ago

      How irritated were you?

        • poulpy
        • 9 years ago

        I know I’d be pretty irritated, wonder how irritated was he.

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      /[< F temp.<]/ Thanks for clarifying. Here I thought you were melting into your keyboardg{<.<}g

    • internetsandman
    • 9 years ago

    r[

    • burntham77
    • 9 years ago

    I often wonder how many couples break up over AC usage. Sure, they say “irreconcilable differences” but we know what they really mean.

    • BaconatedGrapefruit
    • 9 years ago

    Let’s title the first entries “Eight is Enough” every day. Oh wait, you already do.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago

    Apple’s explanation of iPhone 4 reception is retarded. The number of bars displayed if signal strength miscalculated is meaningless in terms of dropped calls or having poor connectivity in the first place since all they are is a rough estimate anyway. Will it suddenly make the phones work better or people feel better in poor connection situations because the ‘correct’ number of bars is displayed? Even if the number of bars is terribly off it won’t change those things nor the apparently likely explanation that the external antenna design just isn’t good.

    • jackbomb
    • 9 years ago

    My central AC eats so much power I rarely appreciate it; I’m just too goddamned cheap. Sure do love the car AC though!

      • ste_mark
      • 9 years ago

      The car AC uses relativelly even more power. You use extra gas which you pay far more than the electricity to run your house AC. The only difference is that the car is smaller…

        • UberGerbil
        • 9 years ago

        Yes, it’s cooling a much smaller volume. And he’s probably in the car for relatively few hours of the day, which means he would run the AC there much less overall. Which means, despite the inefficiencies and higher costs, he’s actually paying far less — so other than that, you’re right, he’s paying far more.

    • insulin_junkie72
    • 9 years ago

    >> /[

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    I totally appreciate my AC today. It’s a hot one.

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