September Equinox Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. AnandTech covers Nvidia’s GTC 2010 day 1
  2. Nvidia CEO tells Fudzilla that ARM is Nvidia’s choice

    and talks some Tegra, says third-gen chip is almost done

  3. X-bit labs: GlobalFoundries’ parent plans to build

    third “mega fab” for $6 – $7 billion in Abu Dhabi

  4. [H]ard|OCP: Havok physics demo at IDF 2010
  5. Lifehacker: Universal Androot roots most Android phones, no PC or hacking required
  6. TC Magazine reports Nvidia announces CUDA x86
  7. Activision: Violent games law chokes free speech and

    Sony, MS, EA will ‘struggle’ to challenge us in future

  8. posts new video

September Equinox

  1. TechFlash reports Microsoft board boosts dividend, authorizes another $6B in debt
  2. C|Net reports Adobe sees big revenue jump and

    Google report shows where its content is blocked

  3. SemiAccurate reports hp investing $112.5 million in Taiwan R&D center
  4. Fudzilla reports WiLan case clears important hurdle
  5. AppleInsider reports Apple sues ‘HyperMac’ accessory maker over MagSafe, iPod cables
  6. TC Magazine reports Ericsson sues Acer, D-Link, Netgear for patent infringement
  7. Ars Technica reports P2P defendants told they can’t remain anonymous in court

    and Supreme Court could take its first RIAA file-sharing case

  8. DigiTimes reports pessimism eases on TSMC 4Q10 expectations and

    notebook keyboard makers to see growth in September revenues

  9. C|Net reports Cray taps Nvidia chips for large supercomputer
  10. 46K in 3DMark06, you only need liquid nitrogen
  11. Engadget reports Sony Vaio laptops start getting PS3 Remote Play update in the U.S.
  12. TC Magazine reports Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 netbook available in the U.S., too
  13. The Register reports Seagate rolls out 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex
  14. TC Magazine reports Toshiba debuts the Canvio Basics portable hard drive line

    and Sony’s BDX-S500U 6x external Blu-ray writer reaching America

  15. VR-Zone reports Sony introduces new PIIQ headphones
  16. C|Net: Netflix streaming to launch in Canada today?
  17. Warner Bros. CEO: Apple’s $0.99 show rentals “would have hurt sales of full seasons
  18. Engadget: ‘Rainbow tweets’ start hammering Twitter after onMouseOver exploit discovered
  19. Boing Boing on Visual 6502: A visual simulation of a vintage microprocessor in JavaScript
  20. WSJ: Will Bill Gates support new income tax for wealthy?
  21. The NY Times: Code that tracks users’ browsing prompts lawsuits
  22. Dealzon’s deals: $548 off 15.6″ Dell Latitude E5510 + Mini 10 netbook, $100 off

    15.6″ Asus P50IJ-X3, and $40 off coupon for 300GB WD VelociRaptor HDD


  1. TUAW reports Kindle ad goes on the offensive against the iPad

    and Jorno folding Bluetooth keyboard coming soon

  2. Engadget reports Clear WiMAX is live in New York City (updated: semi-live)
  3. FT reports outgoing Nokia executive has colorful things to say about Google’s Android
  4. Benchmark: iPhone 4 HTML5 performance is far from “magical”
  5. Ars Technica: Samsung Craft first LTE handset, launches on MetroPCS
  6. C|Net reports AT&T launches satellite phone
  7. Engadget: HTC Trophy with Windows Phone 7 caught in the wild?
  8. Fudzilla reports Apple will remain “armless”
  9. Ars Technica reports iOS 4.x jailbreaks may get tricked by fake greenpois0n hacks
  10. SuperSite for Windows: Droid attack spells doom for iPhone
  11. Credit Suisse: Verizon iPhone will get 1.4M users from AT&T in 2011
  12. Engadget reports Spreadtrum technology enables 3 SIM cards in one phone
  13. Computerworld reports Droid X update to Froyo is now ready
  14. TC Magazine reports Gmail app for Android finds its way into the App Market, needs Froyo
  15. TUAW on sharing screens with TeamViewer for iPad and Mac

    and Google Earth updated for iPhone 4 retina display

    Facebook for iOS updated, fixes what last update broke

  16. Engadget: iPhone Awareness! app selectively filters outside noises into your headphones

    and early third-generation Kindle software update improves web browser


  1. PC Perspective reports Nvidia shows impressive new DX11 demos at GTC 2010
  2. Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2010-3081
  3. Phoronix reports Direct3D 10/11 is now natively implemented on Linux
  4. Microsoft makes Small Business Server 7 public test build available and

    Microsoft’s Midori operating system is still alive (and seemingly well)

  5. TechFlash reports retooled Microsoft server taps Windows 7 PCs for extra oomph
  6. Microsoft: Don’t delay your Windows 7 deployments for IE 9
  7. IE 9 Beta: 2M downloads in two days, topping Internet Explorer 8
  8. Ars Technica on HomeGroup: A practical guide to domestic bliss with Windows 7
  9. TC Magazine reports Elemental’s video processing products getting Fermi support

    and Google Docs added web fonts support, six new web fonts

  10. Real Temp 3.59.6
  11. TC Magazine reports FluidMark 1.2.2 released, uses PhysX SDK
  12. TeamViewer Portable 5.1.9192


  1. NPD: PC full-game digital downloads surpass retail unit sales
  2. Ars Technica reports Activision CEO says Bungie only high-quality indie developer
  3. Fudzilla reports Konami buries the hatchet with Harmonix
  4. Shacknews reports PlayStation 3 system update 3.50 released
  5. Engadget reports Sony’s PlayMemories app brings 3D photos to your PlayStation 3
  6. IGN shares new Nintendo 3DS hardware info
  7. X-bit labs report Sony starts to supply PSP2 to game developers
  8. Boing Boing: R2D2 home entertainment center integrates 11 consoles, projector
  9. Shacknews: Watch 9 minutes of BioShock Infinity gameplay and

    Guild Wars 2 ‘Extended Features‘ offers in-game chat from browsers, iPhone

    and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light won’t launch with online co-op on PC & PS3

  10. Fudzilla: Black Ops will still outsell Reach

    and Microsoft admits Halo: Reach flaw

    and CoD premium service is coming

  11. Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition announced
  12. Shacknews reports Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade tweaks could hit consoles
  13. No PC Super Street Fighter IV due to piracy
  14. Big Download reports StarCraft II 1.1 patch goes live via auto-updater
  15. Civilization V now available on Steam
  16. Win Kinect for Microsoft Xbox 360 @ t-break
  17. PC gaming explodes in Alienware Arena with new Counter-Strike:

    Source Detonation Tournament sponsored by Samsung


  1. AnandTech reviews hp Mini 5102
  2. AnandTech, HT4U, Legion Hardware & PC Perspective on AMD’s fall CPU refresh
  3. [H]ard|OCP reviews Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5
  4. Benchmark Reviews on 120GB OCZ RevoDrive PCI-E SSD
  5. Björn3D reviews Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews ECS GTX 460 Black Series (NBGTX460-1GPI-F)
  7. PureOC reviews Palit GeForce GTS 450 Sonic Platinum 1GB
  8. Tweaknews on HIS HD 5570 low profile video card
  9. Everything USB reviews Logitech G700 wireless gaming mouse
  10. JonnyGuru reviews 750W Thermaltake Toughpower Grand PSU
  11. Big Bruin and Futurelooks review NZXT Phantom case
  12. APH Networks on Thermaltake Armor A60 case
  13. TweakPC reviews BitFenix Colossus case (in German)
  14. Techgage conducts Corsair H70 CPU cooler follow-up tests
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    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    Wonderful, now I get to watch my whats left of my daylight go to 7 hours come Christmas 🙁

    Time to put away all the summer stuff, winterize everything and pull out all the winter stuff, sigh, seasons are so much work.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      Well, /[

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      And Apple’s R&D can’t just keep a farkin’ antenna working properly.

      Marketing is where you dump the money. How much does Apple spend there? :p

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


    • Pzenarch
    • 9 years ago

    l[<46K in 3DMark06, you only need liquid nitrogen<]l Would it be pedantic of me to say something along the lines of "the last time I tried to install 3DMark on liquid nitrogen, it crashed" or "but my P1-66MHz doesn't get even half that on liquid nitrogen"? I think it would, so I won't say it ... 😛

      • Pzenarch
      • 9 years ago

      I missed a classic there … “My liquid nitrogen didn’t crash, it just froze” … ah, the pain, the pain …

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        Your punishment is to live forever with your shame.

    • Prestige Worldwide
    • 9 years ago


      • Deanjo
      • 9 years ago

      How do you think they were going to bring a better performing CPU-only Physx implementation?

        • Prestige Worldwide
        • 9 years ago

        That’s the thing. I figured they would keep on stacking performance towards their GPU’s in order to keep the artificial advantage they’ve had all of this time. I guess getting called out on the single threaded x87 instructions a while back has finally done some good :).

          • KikassAssassin
          • 9 years ago

          I think the idea is that if they can get developers to start writing software in CUDA for x86, they can get a large installed base of CUDA software, which will make nVidia’s GPUs a simpler upgrade path for better performance in the future. This seems to be a direct attack against OpenCL and DirectCompute, which already work on x86 CPUs, and more importantly to nVidia, AMD GPUs.

          • Deanjo
          • 9 years ago

          Cuda-x86 has been in the works loooong before they got “called out”.

    • blastdoor
    • 9 years ago

    If I was an incumbent in the semiconductor industry my reaction to that story about GF would be “oh sh!!!!t”. With billions of dollars in government-directed oil money pouring into the industry, everyone’s profit margins are going to be heading lower for the next decade.

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      It depends. If you’re a company that requires the merchant fabs, especially for leading-edge or near-leading edges nodes, (which at this point is almost everybody except Intel, Samsung, and a few others), having a lot of investment and competition amongst the fabs may result in better products for you at lower costs, which will improve your profit margins. The “semiconductor industry” is a huge, complex ecosystem and doesn’t react to these kinds of developments in a homogeneous way. Overall, it’s probably a net benefit — even if the long-term strategy for ATIC is to expand up the food-chain into other areas (at which there’s no guarantee they’ll have success, of course).

      It’s also a good thing in general to have multiple sources of capital and multiple centers for innovation and investment; such diversity better insulates against random shocks (natural, political, or whatever).

    • greeny
    • 9 years ago

    I like how laws need to be changed to stop kids from playing unsuitable games and such. When did it stop being the PARENTS job to make sure they know what their kids are upto???? Isn’t it time we stopped dumb laws and started actually holding parents resposible for what their kids play or dont play? Apparently the gaming industry isn’t doing enough? I see a rating on each and every one of my games, how hard is it for these parents to read?

      • burntham77
      • 9 years ago

      It baffles me the amount of time spent trying to regulate digital representations of things. How stupid. George Carlin once said, “Leave symbols to the symbol minded.” Indeed.

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