National Apple Turnover Day Shortbread

The Magnificent Seven

  1. InfoWorld reports Intel defends iCore performance vs. parallel processing
  2. Prince: “The Internet’s completely over
  3. TUAW: Is AT&T capping iPhone upload speeds? Inquiring minds want to know
  4. Redmond Pie: Apple Flash from Android ported to iPad
  5. Fudzilla reports Athlon II X4 645 coming in Q3 2010

    and AMD plans faster Athlon II X2 for Q3 and

    Asus shows its Dual Intelligent Processors motherboards

    and GTX 460 listed in Europe

  6. TC Magazine reports NEC comes up with 27″ (2560 x 1440) professional monitor
  7. DigiTimes reports Taiwan notebook companies support PSU standardization


National Apple Turnover Day

  1. Lenovo: Apple losing out in China
  2. DigiTimes reports Asus is undergoing third reorganization
  3. Canada: Yes, same traffic-shaping rules apply to mobile data
  4. Consumer Reports: iPhone 4 signal debate rages; we experience signal loss in some calls
  5. 11 effective strategies Apple uses to create loyal customers
  6. TC Magazine reports Samsung announces the Q-Series Intel Calpella laptops
  7. Ars Technica reports Samsung and LG to launch Android-based tablets this year
  8. Fudzilla reports new PowerColor HD 5770 detailed
  9. TC Magazine reports Samsung i9200 said to combine 2GHz processor, 720p display, Android 3.0
  10. PCWorld: Reading on paper is faster than iBooks on the iPad
  11. New Scientist reports USB coffee-cup warmer could be stealing your data
  12. TorrentFreak reports RIAA warns 1 million copyright infringers a year
  13. Windows Weekly 163: The legacy problem
  14. AnandTech’s OCZ Vertex SSD giveaway
  15. Newegg’s afternoon shell shocker
  16. Newegg’s guerrilla deals for 7/5
  17. Dealzon’s deals: $170 off 10″ Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3, free?! Motorola Droid w/ Verizon plan,

    $110 off 9.7″ Amazon Kindle DX, and $17 off Logitech LS21 2.1 speakers

Software

  1. Opera 10.6: 10 strong reasons to switch over to Opera
  2. ZDNet reports Opera 10.6 includes AVG enhancements
  3. IE9 includes Hardware Accelerated Canvas
  4. C|Net cites report: Google issues fix for hacked YouTube
  5. SuperSite’s Windows 7 tip of the week: Save time and money with

    Windows Anytime Upgrade and feature focus: Windows troubleshooting

  6. Core Temp 0.99.7.3
  7. PCMag reports Motorola Droid next to get Android 2.2 update. What about everyone else?

Gaming

  1. NPD: Alan Wake sold 145,000 in first two weeks
  2. 1UP reports StarCraft II to get 3D in post-release patch
  3. PCGH on WoW Cataclysm: Experimental DirectX 11 support
  4. IncGamers: BioWare has plan for Star Wars end game
  5. Shacknews reports inFamous 2 trailer shows gameplay
  6. Ars Technica reviews Crackdown 2
  7. KitGuru reviews Singularity (PC) and Sniper: Ghost Warrior (Xbox 360)

Hardware

  1. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – ACPI SRAT table
  2. 667GB per platter: VR-Zone on 2TB WD Caviar Green
  3. TestFreaks review Siig SuperSpeed USB 3.0-to-SATA hard drive dock with fan
  4. Rbmods on Axle Radeon HD 5450
  5. KitGuru reviews SteelSeries Xai gaming mouse
  6. Fudzilla’s Apple iPhone 4 review – part 1
  7. DragonSteelMods review two iPhone 4 silicone cases
  8. iGadgetLife reviews Speck Products AftPack backpack laptop bag
  9. PureOC reviews Nexus Edge case
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    • UberGerbil
    • 9 years ago

    Prince is an immensely talented musician, but in the little I’ve read about him he’s never struck me as a particularly deep thinker when it comes to media and the industry as a whole (unlike, say, David Bowie or Beck). In fact much of his career (as distinct from his music) testifies to this; there aren’t many artists who manage to screw up their dealings with the industry so badly that they have to change their names just to release their work.

    In this case he’s made a simple category error (much like those who try to oppose “science” and “religion”). The internet is a media; MTV is/was just a channel. The internet is not like _[

    • jpostel
    • 9 years ago

    XI. New Scientist reports USB coffee-cup warmer could be stealing your data

    The technique described is pretty much exactly how the Palm Pre was able to sync with iTunes. It fakes out the PC into thinking the device is something else by spoofing the USB device ID.

      • bdwilcox
      • 9 years ago

      Wonder if it uses java? (badump-bump-tsssshhh)

    • hapyman
    • 9 years ago

    double post

    • Voldenuit
    • 9 years ago

    l[

      • PeterD
      • 9 years ago

      You haven’t read the complete article.

      This is a longer quote:

      “”The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good.””

      He’s right. Nowadays Internet is only hip with forty year old farts.
      It’s nothing new anymore.

        • PeterD
        • 9 years ago

        By the way: I remember the days when you had a dial up connection via a normal telephone line.
        You could hook up your computer to the Internet anywhere. The only thing you needed as a telephone socket.
        Laptops and notebooks really meant you were free to go where you wanted.
        It even gave you a kind of anonimity.
        ISDN and ADSL all changed that, because those connections are connected to your telephone number. That only changed recently with mobile phones, but they aren’t the best things to use to browse or e-mail or whatever. Therefore netbooks. But they aren’t very comfortable to work on either.
        Lucky yoy can have mobile phone connections on notebooks.

        Another point: download limits. As far as I know, that didn’t exist around 2000.
        Nowadays all providers have it.

          • Meadows
          • 9 years ago

          It’s the other way around. In Europe, you pay a fraction of US prices AND have no download limits anymore, even though there used to be limits before. It’s called competition.

            • PeterD
            • 9 years ago

            No, in Europe they’re also chaning things. They have download limits and things like that. One and the same provider can have different prices for internet connection, and they have different speeds and different download limits.

            • Meadows
            • 9 years ago

            They /[

            • srg86
            • 9 years ago

            No, they really do have download limits, at least in the UK you do. Most plans have them, though you can pay extra for unlimited ones.

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        If you read the interview on the Mirror, you would see that he is a complete whackjob who shut down his own website because he cannot adapt to being culturally relevant to today’s technorati.

        He wallows in an obsolete business model where he expects to be given money upfront before putting in any work himself.

        There’s a lot wrong with how the RIAA and music publishers do business, but some of these prima donna stars are just as bad, if not worse, and certainly contributory to the continued bad behaviour of the labels (*cough*Metallica).

        All I can say is: good riddance.

          • PeterD
          • 9 years ago

          No, he doesn’t “wallow in an obsolete business model.”
          He found something new some years ago, and it works very well for him.
          At one go he avoided the problems Internet distribution would pose him.
          I don’t think it would work for everyone, but it does work for him, which shows he is not such an irrelevant artist as some people claim he is.
          It’s not like the Black Eyed Peas, who even wanted to be the opener of the WorldCup Concert to get some attention.

        • YellaChicken
        • 9 years ago

        The internet isn’t supposed to be hip, it’s supposed to be a massive, worldwide resource for information and it is. How exactly does ‘not being new’ make something outdated?

          • PeterD
          • 9 years ago

          But it has been hip. Really.
          And if you use a communications channel, you want it to be hip because people visit it more when it is hip than when it is not.
          Prince has a point. Internet is not hip anymore. So you have to try to get attention via other means.

            • YellaChicken
            • 9 years ago

            So why are you on it then if nothing here is of interest? Oh wait…because it’s grabbed your attention by ‘other means’ without having to be hip.

            Maybe, just maybe, the internets worldwide audience are also on it because there’s something of interest for them too. Are you saying no one’s on the internet anymore?

            Prince says it’s outdated, that’s his point and it’s invalid. I say if he wants to see outdated he should look in a mirror (and I don’t mean the newspaper).

            As for all your other points (modems vs dsl, download limits, license codes) they’re all part of a concept that you and Prince are struggling to grasp, it’s called change. Yes, some of it sucks and some of it blows but it happens and you either accept it, fight it or whine about it but just because it happens doesn’t make things outdated, just different.

            • PeterD
            • 9 years ago

            You just don’t understand it.
            The negative of Prince’s quote “The Internet’s completely over” is NOT “The internet is still here,” but: “The internet is hip.”
            That’s quite another point of view.
            And Prince is right: from that perspective, the internet’s done for.

            • hapyman
            • 9 years ago

            Sorry my computer is not a witch! I believe all the witch computers were burned at the stake back in Salem, MA.

            • YellaChicken
            • 9 years ago

            Ok, fine, the internets not hip. It didn’t take a lecture from Prince to make me realise that as it’s something I’m sure most people on it have known since before they got here and didn’t really give a s**t about but great, thanks to Prince for clearing that up.

            I would like to point out though that using phrases like ‘it’s completely over’ and ‘it’s outdated’ gives a very different message than ‘despite it’s obvious successes it’s just not cool enough’ but in that case I say good luck to him with his hip new venture of having to offload his new album via a crappy tabloid newspaper here in the UK. I’m sure that’ll get his music listened to and won’t end up being thrown in with whatever piles of other free crap that ppl accumulate.

            Oh and ‘filling your head with numbers’ is a bad thing? Wtf? Tell that to every mathematician and scientist on the planet that are likely doing things much more worthwhile than Prince.

            Speaking of which, I’ve got things much more worthwhile to be doing too so /rant over.

            EDIT: Oh, and I forgot, your phrase of ‘he’s right, the internet’s done for’. Regardless of anyone’s point of view, not being hip is not the same as being done for. They really aren’t the same from any viewpoint. Do you work for a newspaper or media outlet by any chance? I feel a certain sense of sensationalism floating around.

            • PeterD
            • 9 years ago

            My god, what a simple remark can bring about.
            One thing is sure: Prince made himself being noticed by saying that.

            Oh,by the way: he didn’t say it on the internet. I know his ideas about that since a week. I read it in a paper newspaper.

            • PeterD
            • 9 years ago

            <removed by the author: double posting>

          • PeterD
          • 9 years ago

          That’s true. Entirely.
          However, for somebody like Prince, it’s “hip” which counts.
          Prince is not your local tax office which wants something like the internet to work “good” like wat a civil servant calls “good”.

          • Farting Bob
          • 9 years ago

          I thought the internet was a giant porn server with side projects (mainly related to lolcats and Chuck Norris)?

        • provoko
        • 9 years ago

        says the person on the internet…. haha

      • PeterD
      • 9 years ago

      I also remember the days software came out without licence codes which had to be activated on line and which said after a time: “Sorry, you’ver changed this computer too much.”

      I’m telling you: witch omputers, freedom is over.
      It has been wonderfull somewhere in the nineties, but than it started to dwindle away.

      I think it’s basically because of a lack of competition.

      • PeterD
      • 9 years ago

      By the way: do you remember David Bowie?
      He was heavy in internet and ICT. You could even get an internet connection via one of his “avatars”. And he did internet banking.
      Have you ever heard of David Bowie these days?
      Where is he?

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        David Bowie >>> Prince.

        Except when he teamed up with Mick Jagger. Because that was gay.

          • PeterD
          • 9 years ago

          What do you mean by “David Bowie >>> Prince.”?

            • hapyman
            • 9 years ago

            I think he means David Bowie is a MUCH better artist than Prince. I must agree with him.

            Your entire premise that the Internet is not “hip” anymore is the same as above. Merely an opinion and nothing based on fact. You are simply reiterating the same thing over and over again: “Prince is right”… “the internet isn’t hip anymore”.

            I guess it depends on whose eyes you look through.

    • TravelMug
    • 9 years ago

    “667GB per platter: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB WD20EARS-00MVWB0”

    This sounds to me that a new TR review is in order. Maybe one with a few new drives from the other manufacturers as well.

      • Farting Bob
      • 9 years ago

      I was almost about to jump on a 2TB drive, might wait a month or 2 to improve the odds of me getting the newer model. Damn WD for these silent updates and damn websites for not giving the full model number, ensuring a lottery if you get the old or new version.

    • jodiuh
    • 9 years ago

    I think you need to see it before you call it “dumbed down.” IMO, it looks better than Crysis. And it’s one of few games I’ve beaten in a sitting.

      • jodiuh
      • 9 years ago

      I’m referring to Alan Wake.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 years ago

      Dude, how long did “a sitting” take for you? I’ve put almost 8 hours into it and I’m only part-way through episode 5. At this rate it’s going to take me 10-11 hours. And the free DLC comes out on 7/28.

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        And since when is it a good thing to finish a game “in a sitting” anyway? Usually it’s a point to criticise.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 9 years ago

          I did it in my 10th or 20th play throuhg of the original Max Payne, took me around 6 hours. But that should have been split up into about 3 sittings – totally lost a Saturday afternoon/evening that way. :p

          • indeego
          • 9 years ago

          Portal is what, maybe 4 hours, the first time, 3 afterwardsg{

    • YeuEmMaiMai
    • 9 years ago

    lol Alan Wake lol this is what happens when you remove the PC from the user experience after hyping it….lol

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 years ago

      No, not really. l33t PC fanboys and Xbox Kiddiez are mutually exclusive groups. There are not Xbox owners boycotting this game because it’s not on the PC.

      Everyone should be playing it, though. I got it for my birthday yesterday and it’s AMAZING. I’ve already put 6-7 hours into it and made it through episode 3. It’s visually stunning and the plot/story/characters are completely engaging. I am so glad I have this experience.

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        • YeuEmMaiMai
        • 9 years ago

        lets see here

        MS hypes it up as coming to the PC and then dumbs it down for the 360….and they wonder why no one bought it…….. they haven’t even sold 525Kcopies of the game yet lol dispite being out for 7 weeks already…….

        Given the choice between 720p or lower on a console or getting the same game at 1080p or higher on a PC with more controll options, I’ll take the PC version every time.

        They could have had demostrably more sales on the PC

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        Doesn’t matter, those sales are poor.

          • bdwilcox
          • 9 years ago

          Hopefully Remedy has a deal with Microsoft that if X number of units aren’t sold for XBOX they are free to port it to PC. Dumbed down for console or not, I still want to play it; but I’m not buying an XBOX just for this one game (though Target had the XBOX Arcade on sale this weekend for $130 – $30 Target gift certificate, which was almost worth it)

            • derFunkenstein
            • 9 years ago

            Totally not dumbed down for console. You really need to get over your phobia and play it. It’s fantastic.

            • Meadows
            • 9 years ago

            I think he needs to get over his lack of Xbox first.

            • bdwilcox
            • 9 years ago

            Exactly. I wasn’t saying it was dumbed down. I was saying I don’t know if it was dumbed down (since I can’t play it) and even if it was, I still want to play it.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 9 years ago

            For less than the price of a Radeon 5770 you can meet the minimum system requirements.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 9 years ago

          Good enough for #8 across all console platforms is not “poor” considering it had only half the month. If they only managed to move another 150k in June, I’d agree, but my guess is it’ll move much more than that.

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