Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes reports HDD prices dropping since end of June
  2. Guru3D, Hardware Heaven, Legit Reviews, OC3D, PC Perspective, and

    techPowerUp! review Asus Ares 4GB Limited Edition (in CrossFire, too)

  3. Engadget’s how-to: Install Flash on your jailbroken iPad (for real)
  4. DSLReports: Apple support confirms sofware won’t fix iPhone 4 antenna
  5. PCWorld reports AT&T blames iPhone 4 slowdown on Alcatel bug
  6. Ars Technica reports Android 2.2 demolishes iOS 4 in JavaScript benchmarks
  7. Blizzard: ‘We’re definitely listening to player feedback’ on real ID
  8. bit-tech: How many CPU cores do games need?


  1. SemiAccurate: Intel is smarter than Microsoft or IBM
  2. Ars Technica reports EU antitrust cops “very carefully” probing Google search
  3. TUAW reports Apple says only 400 accounts compromised
  4. DSLReports: Craig Moffett still busily predicting boom for Verizon
  5. Ars Technica reports P2P plaintiffs to get just 28 Time Warner IPs each month

    and mediation in Thomas-Rasset case fails, RIAA hit with bill

  6. C|Net: For ‘Hurt Locker’ sharers, good news and bad news

    and German official latest to challenge Facebook

    and MySpace Music moving toward subscriptions?

  7. What’s it like to work at Google?
  8. Study: Virtual desktop ownership costs higher than PC
  9. DigiTimes reports Acer and Asus complete digesting netbook inventory
  10. iSuppli: Netbook success propels Samsung up notebook PC ranks in Q1
  11. TC Magazine reports Lenovo IdeaPad U460 ultra-portable available for purchase
  12. Acer Aspire One D255 with dual-core Intel Atom N550
  13. IndustryGamers report iPad going 3D
  14. reports Asus RoG Rampage III Gene resizes extreme computing
  15. VR-Zone reports G.Skill launches impressive 24GB (4GBx6) 2000MHz CL8 DDR3 kit
  16. TC Magazine reports Buffalo thinks PATA’s not dead yet, preps 256GB SSD
  17. Expreview reports MSI non-reference GTX 460 leaked
  18. Engadget reports Sony’s latest Cyber-shots boast 3D sweep panorama, background defocusing
  19. TUAW presents: iPhone 3GS ‘death grip’ video, 3GS / 4 reception comparison
  20. Engadget reports Element Case, Ivyskin out iPhone 4 cases specifically to deal

    with reception issues and Amazon’s graphite Kindle DX now shipping

  21. reports iriver wades into competitive e-reader waters
  22. CrunchGear reports Border launches its own Kobo-powered e-book store
  23. CNN reports ‘Star Wars’ creator says laser too much like lightsaber
  24. Engadget HD podcast 202
  25. ThinkComputers new forums giveaway
  26. Dealzon’s deals: $50 off 17.3″ Acer 7736Z, $400 off 15.6″ hp dv6t Select i7,

    $51 off TomTom EASE GPS, and $240 off 42″ LG 1080p LCD TV


  1. Microsoft layoffs: Marketing, Office, partner groups all reportedly hit
  2. Fudzilla reports AMD to offer funding for Fusion developers
  3. YouTube Mobile gets a kick start
  4. Ars Technica’s first look: New Ubuntu font boosts Linux typography
  5. MissingRemote’s guide: Replace the ArcSoft splash screen
  6. SetFSB


  1. Industry nervous about California game law ruling
  2. Ars Technica on the Gnomon School of Visual Effects:

    Training the next generation of effects artists

  3. Bloomberg reports Microsoft’s online Xbox sales probably topped $1 billion
  4. Eurogamer on OnLive latency: The reckoning
  5. Joystiq reports Kinect software will work with seated

    players when ‘developed with sitting in mind

  6. Shacknews: TF2 Engineer update bringing remote-controlled turret, new payload map

    and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 “VIP Map Pack 4” now available

    and StarCraft II beta patched; phase 2 soon? [updated]

    and BioWare teasing announcement tomorow; Dragon Age 2?

  7. Battlefield Blog’s community Wednesday update #3
  8. The Ultima 6 Project released
  9. The real reason to play FarmVille
  10. Shacknews reviews Crackdown 2
  11. ABT reviews Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  12. VE3D reports Serious Sam HD: Second Encounter MP free on Steam this weekend

Systems and storage

  1. Engadget’s Sony Vaio EC Series review (VPCEC25FX/WI)
  2. AnandTech reviews Dell Studio XPS 7100
  3. KitGuru has Intel Xeon 5680 chips served on EVGA SR2
  4. TweakTown reviews Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7
  5. OCIA reviews 500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex portable hard drive
  6. bit-tech reviews 256GB Crucial RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gbps
  7. Big Bruin reviews 50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD


  1. Tech ARP’s workstation graphics card comparison guide rev. 6.0
  2. Expreview’s GTX 480 4-way SLI review
  3. TweakTown has MSI GeForce GTX 465 Twin Frozr II overclocked w/ voltage adjustment
  4. Tweaknews on Sapphire HD 5550 Ultimate Edition
  5. Digital Trends reviews Insignia NS-WBRDVD and Logitech Squeezebox Duet
  6. TechSpot on the latest in smartphones: Third quarter 2010
  7. Hardware Secrets reviews iPod touch (3rd gen)
  8. TWL reviews LapWorks Recliner iPad / eReader accessory
  9. MissingRemote reviews Vidabox wireless RF keyboard
  10. CCE Reviews on Joby Gorillatorch

Power, casing, and cooling

  1. OCC reviews 1200W Corsair AX1200 PSU
  2. AnandTech reviews 1200W Antec TruePower Quattro PSU
  3. KitGuru reviews 700W Enermax Modu87+ PSU
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Antec P193 case
  5. DeXgo reviews SilverStone Fortress FT02 Limited Edition case (in German)
  6. LanOC Reviews on Razer Gear Rack
  7. PureOC reviews Prolimatech Samuel 17 CPU cooler
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler
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    • fiilfinsagen
    • 9 years ago

    All I can cook really is what I have learned in food technology classes because my mother never really cooked with us when we were little. Mr grandmother did sometimes, though.


    • eternalmatt
    • 9 years ago

    Best thing about this shortbread: It’s called Thursday and not some made-up holiday.

    • GTVic
    • 9 years ago

    Re: “Engadget’s how-to: Install Flash on your jailbroken iPad (for real)”

    I think “(for real)” should be added to the end of all the descriptions.

    • Byte Storm
    • 9 years ago


      • TravelMug
      • 9 years ago

      Not for home use I presume. More like industrial machines where you’d appreciate the lack of moving parts and do not want to upgrade/change your mucho $$$ worth machines running also mucho $$$ worth of industrial software.

        • UberGerbil
        • 9 years ago

        Yeah, people tend to forget that there’s a huge universe of PC-esque hardware that doesn’t sit on a desk or in a home. And it tends to continue running long after its hardware would be considered antiquated in any other context, since it does its job and nothing more. Receipt printers were all serial or parallel port devices, no USB, until just a couple of years ago, for example. Heck, some point-of-sale systems still run on top of *DOS*.

          • ClickClick5
          • 9 years ago

          The GameStop next to my house still uses a parallel POS. Epic I say.
          My handheld Garmin GPS still hooks up through the serial port on my comp.
          And my old Panasonic dot-matrix printer uses an SSCI port that I no longer have the hardware/drivers for.

          I rather do enjoy thumb-screw connections.

    • PeterD
    • 9 years ago

    “Virtual desktop ownership costs higher than PC”

    Of course it is more expensive. You need extra software. MS software. How could it be /[

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