Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Ars Technica: AMD Fusion won't kill the GPU, but what if it kills the CPU?
  2. Fudzilla reports new AMD parts listed and coming
  3. Engadget reports Dell Streak on sale August 13 for $300 on AT&T contract,
    $550 without and hp tells employees webOS tablet coming Q1 2011 and
    iPod touch coming in a 'few weeks' with dual-cameras and Retina Display,
    suggests John Gruber
  4. Gizmodo: Watch a Windows 7 slate take on the iPad
  5. DSLReports: Average wireless user eats 230MB per month
  6. Microsoft Security Research & Defense: Assessing the risk of the August security updates
  7. Computerworld reports registry hack allows Windows XP SP2 patching
  8. VR-Zone reports new version of Flash for Mac gets hardware-accelerated decoding


  1. CNN reports Intel and AMD shares tumbled yesterday on downgrades
  2. WSJ reports Google agonizes on privacy as ad world vaults ahead
  3. Google under probe in S.Korea over data collection
  4. MacRumors: European Commission joins investigation of Apple's Flash exclusion policies
  5. Neurochip technology developed by Canadian team
  6. Björn3D covers Gigabyte GOOC 2010 - North America - L.A.
  7. Computerworld reports TSMC to break ground on solar cell factory by end of 2010
  8. PCWorld reports China's biggest chip maker posts first net profit in 3 years
  9. DigiTimes reports notebook makers see shipment drops in July and
    most motherboard makers post weaker-than-expected revenues in July 2010
  10. Channel Register reports memory shortage could spike PC prices
  11. The Register on the pain and promise of x86 servers
  12. Computerworld reports Oracle provides SPARC road map, but questions linger
  13. Fudzilla: Intel and ARM are not slugging it out
  14. C|Net reports Dell Streak officially priced for U.S.
  15. TC Magazine reports Samsung 7" tablet reported to launch next month at IFA Berlin
  16. 3GHz Pentium E5700 appears in Japan
  17. KitGuru: Intel Core i7-950 price to drop by £200
  18. TechFlash reports Plastic Logic kills Que reader
  19. TC Magazine reports EVGA introduces the Classified SR-2 power supply
  20. Gmail Blog: Updates to Contacts and a (slightly) new look for Gmail
  21. Win 1 of 2 luxurious Brenthaven Laptop Messenger bags from KitGuru
  22. Dealzon's deals: $230 off 12” hp tm2 i3-330UM, $320 off 14” Lenovo G455 laptop,
    $25 off 320GB Toshiba portable HDD, and $95 off Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Networking and smartphone news

  1. DailyTech reports FCC snubs Google / Verizon net neutrality pact, demands more authority
  2. DSLReports: AT&T & Verizon's worst DSL quarter ever
    and Netflix spends another billion on broadband video
  3. Ars Technica reports new antipiracy countermeasures await returning students
    and food stamps for broadband would bring slow 'net to the poor
  4. DailyTech reports BlackBerry services stay connected as RIM cooperates in Saudi Arabia
    and Droid 2 is official, pre-sale starts tomorrow, R2-D2 Edition announced
  5. C|Net: Inside the Droid 2 lurks a Droid X
  6. Computerworld reports Motorola sees opportunity in iPhone coming to Verizon

  1. Computerworld reports Linux Foundation offers open source compliance checklist
  2. PCWorld reports Microsoft updates Office 2004, 2008 for Mac
  3. The Inquirer reports malware is at record levels
  4. SuperSite for Windows: Bridging the developer / admin gap
  5. PCMag on the state of instant messaging
  6. Nvidia releases drivers with OpenGL 4.1 support
  7. Adobe Flash Player
  8. EVGA Precision v1.9.6
  9. Everest Ultimate Edition 5.50.2224 beta
  10. Pidgin 2.7.3
  11. Nero Burning ROM 10.0.11000
  12. SlimBrowser 5.00.068
  13. Microsoft junk email filter for Outlook 2003 and 2007
  14. PreCentral reports Sprint releases webOS 1.4.5
  15. Engadget reports HTC EVO 4G Froyo .6 update starts OTA rollout for early adopters
    and Motorola Droid Android 2.2. Froyo OTA updates are go
  16. Ars Technica: New school program for iOS apps doesn't address all IT needs
  17. Ars Technica's hands-on: KDE 4.5 launches with tiling, new notifications

  1. Valve publishes "Water Flow in Portal 2" - SIGGRAPH course
    on advances in real-time rendering in 3D graphics and games
  2. Ars Technica reports video game industry growth runs circles around U.S. economy
  3. Joystiq cites sources: Microsoft waving Kinect beta invites around
    and 30 million Wiis sold in the U.S.
  4. Fudzilla reports Intel launches netbook game development program
  5. C|Net: Unable to beat Netflix, Blockbuster swats at GameFly
  6. CVG reports Blizzard backs PC gaming
  7. TechFlash reports Zynga's hit FarmVille vanishes mysteriously from MSN games
  8. Game Theory on today's video gaming industry: Has anything changed
  9. IndustryGamers: Nolan Bushnell doesn't want to be 'historical fossil,' regrets selling Atari
  10. GameInformer: Finding the Asylum's biggest secret: Arkham City's blueprints
  11. Shacknews reports Fallout: New Vegas celebrity vocal cast revealed
  12. Moonbase Alpha update released
  13. EA Mobile brings Madden NFL to iPad for the first time
  14. Ars Technica and Shacknews review Madden NFL 11
  15. t-break's StarCraft II performance index
  16. Bitmob: Complexity is killing the Japanese RPG
  17. Steam's midweek madness sale: Nation Red - 50% off
Systems and storage

  1. Benchmark Reviews on desktop PC platform: Fears and prediction
  2. TweakTown reviews hp All-In-One 200-5020 desktop computer
  3. AnandTech on quad Xeon 7500, the best virtualized datacenter building block?
  4. Expreview's MSI Big Bang XPower motherboard review
  5. Guru3D reviews Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
  6. SPCR on 2TB Samsung EcoGreen F3 hard drive
  7. TR alum Joel Hruska pens 120GB OCZ RevoDrive review: SSD RAID + PCI Express
  8. KitGuru reviews 40GB Corsair F40 - x2 in RAID 0
    and 120GB OCZ Agility 2 SSD

  1. Benchmark Reviews on MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC
  2. techPowerUp! reviews Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB
  3. Hardware Heaven reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 FleX Edition
  4. Funky Kit reviews HIS HD 5770 IceQ5 1GB
  5. Neoseeker reviews VisionTek Radeon HD 4670 X2
  6. TechReviewSource on Olympus PEN E-PL1 camera
  7. Techgage reviews Asus O!Play Air media player
  8. TestFreaks review Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD media player
  9. OverclockersHQ reviews Diamond Multimedia HD Media Wonder mini media player
  10. reviews Asus Xonar Xense gaming audio set
  11. techPowerUp! reviews Head-Direct HiFiMan Re-Zero in-ears
  12. iGadget Life reviews Callpod Onyx Bluetooth headset
  13. LanOC Reviews on Samson Go Mic
  14. Digital Trends reviews Apple Magic Trackpad
  15. TweakTown's quick review: Alienware TactX keyboard and mouse
  16. Engadget's Clear iSpot review
Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Overclockers Online reviews 1000W Sparkle Gold Class Series PSU
  2. [H]ard|OCP reviews 950W PC Power & Cooling Silencer MkII PSU
  3. ASE Labs review Cooler Master Choiix Power Fort Advanced
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Cooler Master HAF X case
  5. BayReviews on Eagle Tech Consus USB 3.0 enclosure
  6. Madshrimps review Icy Dock MB668 2.5" external HDD enclosure
  7. Hi Tech Legion reviews NZXT Sentry LXE touch screen fan controller
  8. TweakTown reviews Antec Notebook Cooler Designer
  9. OC3D reviews Corsair H70 all-in-one CPU cooler
  10. XSReviews on XSPC Rasa waterblock
  11. Hardware Secrets reviews Zalman CNPS 10X Performa CPU cooler
  12. OCC reviews Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU cooler
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