Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. MacRumors: Apple media event September 7th? iPod Touch, Apple TV, show rentals
  2. Intel CEO: U.S. faces looming tech decline
  3. Fudzilla: Sandy Bridge Celeron coming in Q3 2011

    and Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600K name explained

    and Sandy Bridge has 850MHz graphics core

    and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 offers more flexibility

  4. Expreview: AMD to show off Fusion APU in early September
  5. ATi-Forum’s exclusive: Codename ‘Bart‘ first GPU of AMD HD 6000 series (in German)
  6. TC Magazine: XFX lets loose the $1,200 Radeon HD 5970 4GB Black Edition graphics card

    and PowerColor helping Eyefinity gamers with DisplayPort to single-link DVI adapter

  7. Ars Technica: Windows DLL-loading security flaw puts Microsoft in a bind
  8. MSI unleashes mind-blowing Metro 2033 game demo: A brutal challenge for your gaming rigs


  1. TC Magazine reports Rambus ignores U.S. patent office ruling, sues IBM
  2. Computerworld reports EFF slams Apple patent as traitorware: Jobs is spying on you?

    and Apple exec stashed $150K in shoe boxes

  3. SuperSite for Windows on Intel + McAfee: Crazy, or crazy like a fox?
  4. TUAW: MacBook makeovers bring new life to a couple of old laptops
  5. C|Net: Does iPad + keyboard case = goodbye, netbook?
  6. DigiTimes: Asus, Acer to compete with “luxurious” netbooks in 4Q10
  7. TC Magazine reports Asus rolling out the Atom N550-packed Eee PC 1015PEM
  8. Macles: Acer Chrome OS netbook detailed in bug reports
  9. SemiAccurate: Today is tomorrow, so why are we stuck in the past?

    (the PC lives in a world of legacy support)

  10. VR-Zone: Biostar introduces its A770E3, A770L3, A780L,

    A780L3, and A880G+ AMD-based motherboards

  11. C|Net reports Transcend SSDs get radical speed and capacity boosts
  12. TC Magazine reports Acer introduces the S2-Series slim LCD monitors

    and Logitech reveals the THX-certified Z263 2.1 speaker system

  13. DailyTech reports George Lucas looks to kill “Jedi Mouse” wireless headset
  14. Engadget: Sharp’s e-reader ready to ‘rival the iPad’ by year’s end, may have a 3D future
  15. Ars Technica: New, inexpensive color e-readers have Android under the hood
  16. TC Magazine reports Huntkey debuts its 1200W X7 Series PSU at Gigabyte’s event
  17. The Infrastructurist: How you think you save energy is not how you save energy, study shows
  18. Engadget HD podcast 211
  19. Dealzon’s deals: $389 off 15.6″ Dell Studio 15 Core i5 / 6GB RAM / 1GB AMD graphics,

    $120 off 15.6″ Gateway NV5387u, and $40 off Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX

Networking, tablets, and smartphones

  1. Encrypted and obfuscated? Ars says your P2P protocol can still be IDed

    and ad firm sued for allegedly re-creating deleted cookies

  2. DSLReports: Verizon offers $80, 5GB prepaid data plan
  3. C|Net reports Cisco, Verizon push for 3D video and more
  4. Cold War weapons expert warns Wi-Fi could cause generational birth defects
  5. Annual global demand for tablet PCs to rise to 50 million units in 2 – 3 years, says Acer chairman
  6. DailyTech reports Samsung posts teaser video for Android-powered Galaxy Tab
  7. DSLReports: Dell offers first smartphone via AT&T
  8. Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our list of the best Android Apps
  9. Google Mobile Blog: Dive into the ocean with Google Earth for Android
  10. C|Net reports Angry Birds game finally lands on webOS devices
  11. MCV reports Microsoft planning phone-console multiplayer


  1. C|Net reports Windows 95 turns 15: Has Microsoft’s OS peaked?
  2. Were you in line to buy Windows 95 fifteen years ago?
  3. PCMag: Windows 8 should virtualize everything
  4. Microsoft: ‘We love open source
  5. TechNet Magazine August Edition online
  6. Is this Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 interface?
  7. Microsoft adds new printing, charting features to Office Web Apps
  8. TC Magazine reports Apple delivers new security update for Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6
  9. CCleaner 2.35.1219
  10. HWiNFO32 v3.58
  11. Windows Live Sync beta for Mac
  12. Latest Opera 10.70 beta build: Bug fixing Wednesday on a unified build number
  13. SlimBrowser 5.00.083
  14. x264 video codec 1703
  15. Trillian Astra
  16. D3DGear 3.89


  1. Ars Technica reports EA takes hard-line stance against Medal of Honor controversy
  2. Strategy Informer on the Medal of Honor debacle
  3. Fudzilla: Buying used games is cheating, THQ says
  4. CVG reports APB dev slammed by fired staff
  5. Joystiq reports Take-Two loses legal fight over
  6. Engadget: Sony ponders charging for ‘online pass’ game functionality
  7. GamesBeat: Lifting the veil on the hybrid processor-graphics chip in the new Xbox 360
  8. Engadget: Microsoft details Vejle, the new Xbox 360’s system-on-chip architecture
  9. Fudzilla: Voice support part of Microsoft Kinect launch
  10. EA: Game budgets have peaked
  11. VentureBeat: OnLive cuts a mafia deal that gamers won’t be able to refuse
  12. Capcom: We’re never going to have another RE5 controversy
  13. Massively exclusive: Jack Emmert speaks (about Neverwinter and a whole bunch of other stuff)
  14. Joystiq: Torchlight III out before Diablo III, Runic CEO hypothesizes
  15. Brink developer diary #3 – The end of genre as we know it
  16. Shacknews: Meet Portal 2’s ‘Wheatley,’ voiced by Stephen Merchant

    and Halo: Reach live action video compels you to ‘remember’ and

    Final Fantasy XIV producer blames PS3 delay on console memory restrictions

    and Good Old Games adds King’s Quest 1, 2, and 3 in one convenient package

  17. Kotaku reports Steam sale saves developer
  18. Ars Technica on Call of Duty: Black Ops – dedicated servers, dev console, mods

    and the dubious value of game length

  19. GamersHell has Lost Horizon demo
  20. Counter-Strike: Source, Garry’s Mod, and Shattered Horizon updates released on Steam
  21. TorrentFreak: Steam gamers are avid BitTorrent users
  22. Ars Technica’s first look at Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

    and Shank review

  23. Shacknews has Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review

    and NBA 2K11 Jordan Challenge preview


  1. AnandTech, Ars Technica, and HotHardware on AMD’s Bobcat & Bulldozer processors
  2. Rage3D on AMD’s Vision
  3. Engadget’s Sony Alpha A55 and A33 hands-on
  4. AnandTech: Netgear AV series set for expansion
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    • dpaus
    • 10 years ago


      • no51
      • 10 years ago


    • Thresher
    • 10 years ago

    Looks like the Apple event is happening September 1.


    • indeego
    • 10 years ago

    Do you even pay for health insurance? Do you have any idea how expensive health care is even for people WITH insurance? It easily eats 1/3 of my salary. Gone. Bam, zip. At least with government insurance I wouldn’t feel like it’s a complete waste for the middleman, and someone else could benefit from it. Mind you, I also have a lack of faith that our government can pull this off, given they can’t even fund very expensive wars.

    I should hope something as complex as health care is at least a 1400 page document. I’ve seen legal contracts about 1/4 of that, between two small businesses.

    And why do Internet arguments always attack “Obama” or “Bush” but not the two other branches of government, all indirectly or directly voter approved? And then they continue to elect these people? le sighg{<.<}g

      • ClickClick5
      • 10 years ago

      Indeed I do pay.

      But with limited amount of seeable patients a day and night, access to a doctor is limited. If they don’t see the need to help you then, thy can tell you to come back. There ARE these “death panels” (I prefer to call them limiters) that over time will limit options available to patients with certain disease or illnesses.

      Example: §[<<]§ And yes, the bill gives the government the right to do this. Slowly but surly, treatments and medicine will be removed due to "cost" or "low internal use" to the point where if you have a problem with seizures, well, we will give you a months worth of pills. But your next prescription will not come in till next year. Oh, and that drug will be removed by then.

        • jdaven
        • 10 years ago

        Lol! Death Panels! Lol!

        Nevermind, I don’t need to talk to you anymore. You are an extremest that I like to call the “American Taliban”.

        For a minute there I thought I was talking to having a good political discussion on a boring work day. But you are too far gone.

        Death Panels, lol! That’s a good one, tali!

          • ClickClick5
          • 10 years ago

          And I’m done with you. Go obey the TV.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 10 years ago

          Haha, death panels cracks me up too. There was a nutjob lady outside my local post office one day who had a picture of Obama with a Hitler moustache which is what I objected to because it is not conducive to reaching any kind of solution. But then she went on about death panels, how Obama’s administartion are ‘nazis’ (showing her ignorance because fascism is on the extreme right of the right-left spectrum) and the best part was she asked me if I knew who Ezekiel Emanuel is. I did and told her, then I said he and Rahm are Jewish…so how does she figure the administration are nazis? lol…it was priceless to see the wheels turning and then she was all ‘..bbbut death panels!’

          So this is one time wher eI can say I have your back jdaven. It’s just too bad and very sad that the neoi[

        • KeillRandor
        • 10 years ago

        And that’s worse than not being able to afford any sort of that type of treatment today, how? I assume a private option will always be available if anyone is not happy with the public option – just like it is here in the UK.

        Unfortunately, the best public solution for everyone is always single-payer – (everywhere!) – yet, of course, the US will not go for that at this time – (ever?)

        • MadManOriginal
        • 10 years ago

        That chop piece from the actual article is such a distortion of the whole that it’s shocking in its obvious bias. I do like that you provided a link to the complete article though: §[<<]§ Here's i[

      • Voldenuit
      • 10 years ago

      No argument that health care in America is expensive. I’ve received some unreasonably large bills for simple procedures, even after insurance.

      I do wonder how much of the high cost is due to malpractice insurance premiums and payouts. And if it is not inconsiderable, whether some form of legislated indemnity cap would be better for everyone in the long run.

    • FuturePastNow
    • 10 years ago


    • tejas84
    • 10 years ago

    Big government is not the way forward for a prosperous America!

    Here’s hoping that Obama the “possible muslim” becomes a lame duck President at the mid terms elections

      • FuturePastNow
      • 10 years ago

      smells like derp in here

    • beck2448
    • 10 years ago

    Since the Dems took over Congress in 2006(Congress passes budgets) the deficit has risen 1000%. Big government is not the answer for higher standards of education or economic growth.

      • ClickClick5
      • 10 years ago

      Nor Keynesian economics.

      • jdaven
      • 10 years ago

      Did you know that both houses of congress has been in the hands of democrats since 1931 except from 1995 to 2005 and 2 other sessions?

      §[<<]§ The congressional democratic party saw us through WWII, the great depression, civil rights, the vietnam war and both recessions during the Reagan and Bush senior years. But I know you want to forget all that and blame everything on the democrats of today. Or at least blame the current recession on Clinton and Obama but forget the 8 years of Bush and the 10 years of republican control in congress in between. Nice!

        • ClickClick5
        • 10 years ago

        I smell an Obama lover in this area…

          • jdaven
          • 10 years ago

          I smell a Bush lover in the area. What’s your point?

            • no51
            • 10 years ago

            fine, you caught me. i do prefer women with hair down there.

            • dashbarron
            • 10 years ago

            Bdwilcox is missing this convo

    • indeego
    • 10 years ago

    Intel is asking for less taxes, but more education. OK?

    But yeah, I guess starting two wars and lowering taxes will kinda f&#433;ck up a country already 10 trillion in debtg{<.<}g

      • jdaven
      • 10 years ago

      Here is a short sweet article that puts government spending during the Bush years in perspective:

      §[<<]§ "During his eight years in office, President Bush oversaw a large increase in government spending. In fact, President Bush increased government spending more than any of the six presidents preceding him, including LBJ. In his last term in office, President Bush increased discretionary outlays by an estimated 48.6 percent." Don't get me wrong, the same spending is happening under Obama as well. It's not a liberal vs. conservative, democrat vs. republican problem. Its an American society problem. Our rich American lifestyle coupled with sending all jobs and manufacturing overseas is starting to catch up with us. However, the continuing war against taxes waged by the right is not helping matters at all.

        • VILLAIN_xx
        • 10 years ago


        You say its not a conservative vs liberal thing… but you still do it with your last statement.

          • ClickClick5
          • 10 years ago

          Yes he does.

          And what would really help right now would be Obama learning to stop spending. A billion for this. A billion for that. A billion over here. A few billion over there. Constant plane trips. Trillions for a health care bill no one wants.

          Just curious, has anyone actually READ the health care bill? All 1,400+ pages? I feel like I’m one in a few who do not just bow down to Obama and take his word as gospel.


            • jdaven
            • 10 years ago

            But I’m sure you were drooling when Colin Powell and George Bush gave speeches to the UN about the immediate threat of WMD’s in Iraq.

            At least for Obama’s spending its an attempt at bringing affordable health care for Americans. Under Bush’s spending, we blew up innocent women and children in a country that didn’t even pose a threat. I take the former over the latter any day.

            • ClickClick5
            • 10 years ago

            Drooling? No. But I am one who will stand behind something, and not after a few years nearly forget 9/11 was an actual thing.

            • jdaven
            • 10 years ago

            9/11 was not an actual thing with regards to Iraq. Not even close.

            BTW, do you know how many times somebody or some group does something bad to others in this world on the scale of 9/11? Hundreds of times in places all over the world in Europe, Africa, etc. If each country went to war like we did over such events, this entire world would be in flame.

            Iraq = political gain, nothing more, nothing less

            • VILLAIN_xx
            • 10 years ago


            If you actually owned a business or ran something that paid other people. You dont take out a huge loan in history to create unsustained money flow with no math to back up its going to work. You would consolidate and stop spending money on things that do nothing or things that hemorrhage money. You do know what consolidate means right? This administration does not.

            Also you have a* problem with your angles as you categorize everyone as one lump sum of “You’re either a conservative or a liberal, and if youre republican you loved all of Bush’s policies and spending.” If you think Republicans are evil and Democrats are the better, you’ve been seriously brainwashed with bias’d censored news.

            IF you actually cared about politics. You would see that that the Demos and Repubs are NO DIFFERENT each time they have their chance in office. IF you hated Bush, you would hate Obama as he still uses the exact same policies of Bush’s legacy and hes spend more money in all the presidents and USA’s deficit history. The only thing different from a Demo and Repub would be the social issues regarding gay marriage, health care, abortion, etc.

            Other than that, you seriously believe you think any of those two powers CARE about you? Hell no and especially NOT this administration. All they’re doing is power grabbing the health, financial and auto sectors for reasons OTHER than your and mine’s benefit. Its for THEIR benefit. If there was a republican party that cared this wouldn’t be happening, but there isnt because they’re getting their share of it all as well.

            If you want want change, you wouldnt pick a side and you would certainly stop agitating a liberal vs conservative debate over nothing.

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