National Punctuation Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DailyFinance reports AMD lowers forecast: Chipmakers suffer from weak computer market
  2. X-bit labs: AMD’s 8-core Bulldozer processors to get massive cache – documents

    and AMD to offers 2 Fusion Zacate processors for desktops

    and AMD to refresh high-end microprocessor line next quarter

  3. Fudzilla reports Nvidia CEO wants less of a relationship with Intel

    and says Nvidia is 65% parallel company

  4. SemiAccurate: Nvidia blames TSMC for Fermi’s failures

    and Nvidia’s Kepler and Maxwell barely beat Moore’s law

  5. DigiTimes reports panel makers looking to increase netbook panel prices
  6. Laptop: Never take an out-of-focus picture again – Adobe’s new photo technology
  7. Neowin has an update: Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t require Windows 7 SP1
  8. Lifehacker: How and why Chrome is overtaking Firefox among power users

National Punctuation Day

  1. TUAW reports Apple stock hits new 52-week high and all-time high
  2. DSLReports: Network neutrality is dead
  3. TorrentFreak reports senior judge warns of end to file-sharing cash demands
  4. Spain: YouTube not liable for user uploads
  5. C|Net reports FCC officially frees TV white space spectrum
  6. Europe sets out fast broadband rules
  7. DSLReports: Comcast to relaunch Internet video platform next month

    and Netflix hopes you don’t notice fake audience, higher prices

  8. Engadget: Netflix CEO looking into streaming-only option for U.S. ‘over the coming months’
  9. How Netflix (and Blockbuster) killed Blockbuster
  10. Ars Technica reports Apple, startup go to trial over “Pod” trademark
  11. Hi Tech Legion continues Nvidia GTC 2010 coverage
  12. C|Net reports PARC celebrates its 40 years of Silicon Valley innovation
  13. Neowin reports details emerge on earlier Facebook outage
  14. PC Perspective podcast #123
  15. Techgage editorial: The new-age nickel & diming
  16. Dealzon’s deals: $500 off coupon for Dell Studio XPS 8100 i7 / 8GB RAM / TV tuner,

    $50 off coupon for Sony Cyber-shot TX1 & $40 off coupon for 150GB WD VelociRaptor

  17. EVGA to give out $1,000 EVGA sponsorships per every 200 posts

Hardware news

  1. X-bit labs report large PC makers unlikely to adopt Light Peak quickly
  2. Ars Technica reports Microsoft takes PC vs. Mac trolling to Facebook
  3. The Register reports IBM opens up vast market for GPU computing

    and NextIO squeezes Nvidia GPUs into super-dense package

  4. TC Magazine reports Oracle preps servers powered by 16-core SPARC processor

    and AVADirect starts selling the Clevo X7200 gaming laptop

  5. Engadget reports Panasonic Toughbook U1 gets new sunlight-viewable screen
  6. SemiAccurate reports Toshiba launches $499 children’s laptop
  7. Fudzilla reports Nvidia working on wireless display technology
  8. VR-Zone reports ECS introduces eSF smart fan utility
  9. Fudzilla reports AMD intros 4 low-power Athlons
  10. TC Magazine reports Samsung starts mass production of 8GB DDR3 SoDIMMs

    and Kingston launches SSDNow V+ 180 1.8″ SSDs in Europe

  11. Engadget: Sony’s blazing fast BDX-S500U Blu-ray drive tests USB 2.0’s true transfer chops
  12. Graphics cards unit sales to be up 10% in third quarter – analyst
  13. TC Magazine reports KFA2 reveals the GeForce GTX 480 ‘Anarchy‘ graphics card
  14. Engadget: Shure SE315 sound isolating earphone offers detachable cables on a ‘budget’
  15. SteelSeries introduces the Shift gaming keyboard


  1. DailyTech reports Verizon to launch tiered smartphone data pricing in 2011
  2. Ars Technica reports “Wi-Fi on steroids” gets final rules, drops spectrum sensing
  3. Network World reports Swedes first to bear brunt of full-price LTE
  4. PreCentral: hp on the convergence of the cloud and the mobile (thanks dpaus)
  5. Computerworld reports Qualcomm shells out more details on Peanut wireless technology
  6. T-Mobile: Text messages aren’t phone calls and T-Mobile G2

    pre-orders go live for current customers, available to all on October 6

  7. Engadget reports Dell’s Looking Glass tablet gets another chance to shine (video)
  8. TC Magazine reports Samsung exec says 10″ Galaxy Tab will arrive in 1H 2011
  9. HTC will be next with tablet, says bookmaker
  10. TUAW on an iPad powering bike stereo
  11. C|Net reports phone converter for iPod touch targets U.S. market
  12. DigiTimes reports Pegatron to begin volume production of CDMA iPhone 4 in November
  13. Ars Technica reports Verizon CEO throws wet blanket on iPhone rumors
  14. Network World: Businesses gobbling up Google Android smartphones, ChangeWave finds
  15. Engadget: HTC Desire HD ROM ported to Droid Incredible, Desire (update: EVO 4G, too)

    and Windows Phone 7 has tethering support, up to carriers whether to enable it

  16. HTC HD7 in real pictures, looks great, kickstand on display
  17. VR-Zone: Nokia to make Windows Phone?
  18. TC Magazine reports Mozilla Labs SeaBird concept phone looking hot and unreal
  19. Microsoft to add Visual Basic to its Windows Phone 7 dev-tool list
  20. Fudzilla reports most smartphone users don’t care about apps
  21. TUAW reports Dropbox updates iOS apps, announces App Directory
  22. C|Net reports Flickr adds in-browser uploading for Android

    and Nokia, AT&T contest aims to lure app developers

  23. TC Magazine reports Kindle for Android added voice search, Wikipedia lookup, and more
  24. Ars Technica’s hands-on: Reading e-books on Android with Aldiko


  1. Computerworld: Windows 7’s ‘halo’ effect boosts PC makers’ custom satisfaction scores
  2. C|Net: Is your PC a sitting duck for hackers?
  3. Microsoft Security Research & Defense on understanding the ASP.NET vulnerability
  4. Internet Explorer 9 Beta FAQ for IT professionals
  5. Google Chrome Frame: Stable and speedy
  6. TUAW’s how-to: Add contact information to your Mac’s login screen
  7. Hot-To Geek shows how to back up your Linux PC with Simple Backup
  8. Office Web Apps reach 20 million: New features yesterday + 7 more countries
  9. Inside Windows Live: More Hotmail updates on the way
  10. TechFlash reports Microsoft startup guru quits, says Redmond move not appealing
  11. Legit Reviews on Genaudio AstoundSound Audio Expander 3.0
  12. JavaRA 1.16 beta
  13. Seagate SeaTools for Windows


  1. The launch slightly delayed
  2. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says

    PS4, Xbox 720 could fail because of OnLive

  3. Fudzilla reports Take-Two next to deal with used copies
  4. Joystiq reports PS3 3D Blu-ray playback loses lossless audio
  5. Shacknews reports Sony warns of exploding counterfeit PS3 controllers

    and indie devs weigh in on developing for Kinect

  6. Joystiq: Control Final Fantasy XIV officially with this PC controller
  7. Fudzilla reports Nintendo 3DS likely using two ARM11 CPUs
  8. Shacknews: Halo: Reach easter egg features “Reach Racer”

    and Fallout: New Vegas dev diary – guns and sound and

    Bulletstorm TGS 2010 gameplay demo features cannonball launcher, vertigo

  9. The Witcher Assassins of Kings Escape the Prison story trailer
  10. Giant Bomb interviews BioShock Infinite’s Ken Levine
  11. IGN on the PC games of fall 2010
  12. TUAW reports Garry’s Mod out for Mac
  13. Atari: We invented the casual games business
  14. Wired’s hands-on: Pac-Man goes cannibal in Battle Royale
  15. Gaming Heaven reviews Dead Rising 2 (PS3)
  16.’s editorial: Are Steam users a bunch of Intel fanboys?
  17. Steam’s weekend deal – 75% off all Serious Sam HD games

Systems and storage

  1. XSReviews on Cryo PC Helix gaming system
  2. X-bit labs review AMD’s new offers: Phenom II X6 1075T

    BE, Phenom II X4 970 BE, and Phenom X2 560

  3. reviews Phenom II X6 1075T BE & Phenom II X4 970 BE
  4. TWL reviews Phenom II X4 970 BE and Athlon II X4 645
  5. TweakTown reviews Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9
  6. KitGuru reviews ASRock 890GX Extreme4
  7. Hardware Secrets and PureOC review ASRock 890FX Deluxe4
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus external drive
  9. StorageReview’s Lexar Echo ZE backup drive review
  10. Big Bruin reviews Hitachi / LG BH20L 6x Blu-ray burner


  1. Ars Technica’s hands-on: Roku rocks as it slims down, adds 1080p support
  2. HotHardware’s gaming headset buyer’s guide & roundup
  3. Hardware Heaven reviews Corsair HS1 USB gaming headset
  4. Overclockers Online reviews Logitech M305 wireless mouse

Case and cooling

  1. HardwareLogic reviews Thermaltake Armor A60 case
  2. OverclockersHQ reviews Thermaltake Massive 23 LX laptop cooler
  3. OCC reviews Deepcool Gamer Storm cooler
  4. Hardware Secrets reviews Scythe Ninja3 CPU cooler
  5. techPowerUp! reviews Cooler Master V6GT
  6. FrostyTech reviews SilenX EFZ-120HA3 heatsink
  7. HardwareOC reviews Spire Slimod 282 VGA cooler (in German)
Comments closed
    • ShadowTiger
    • 9 years ago

    “C|Net: Is your PC a sitting duck for hackers?”

    I hope to god that’s a rhetorical question… if not you sir know nothing about computer security.

    • BiffStroganoffsky
    • 9 years ago

    Punctuation Day and nary a one to be found in the entire shortbread…Ronald*[

      • Flying Fox
      • 9 years ago

      The grammar cops will be out in full force today.

        • TaBoVilla
        • 9 years ago

        Meadows will be doing extra shifts today

    • Wintermane
    • 9 years ago

    Charlie is a full on loon and realy should be canned or caned either way is fine by me.

    Jensen isnt blaming the tools hes just stating the fact the tools and reality and all didnt match up at all like they thought they would..

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    /[<"Lifehacker: How and why Chrome is overtaking Firefox among 40K Lifehacker voters"<]/ Fixed the article titleg{<.<}g

    • PeterD
    • 9 years ago

    “YouTube not liable for user uploads”

    That’s normal. The Post Office has never been liable for what people put in postal packages either.
    Ever heard of a postal service being in court because somebody got a letter bomb?

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      That’s the docrine of the common carrier, and it doesn’t automatically apply to every new technology; reasoning by analogy may be fine in the abstract but laws tend to be written (or interpreted) around the particulars. It’s dangerous to just assume that things will work the same. (There was, and to some extent still is, quite a debate about whether ISPs qualify as common carriers, for example.)

        • willmore
        • 9 years ago

        Take for instance T-Mobile’s assertion that SMS doesn’t fall under the common carrier rules. I’m not sure they realize that can of worms they’re opening up there.

        • PeterD
        • 9 years ago

        Maybe not, but: what about this: the postal offices have never been obliged to keep a copy on archive of every letter you send via their services.
        However, currently some companies are obliged to do exactly that with e-mail messages and texting services.
        They say it’s good for us.
        Yeah, sure…
        It’s odd to notice that a free state does exactly what they have been accusing the commies of doing.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


      • [+Duracell-]
      • 9 years ago

      Just makes holding out for Bulldozer even harder for me 🙁

    • Norphy
    • 9 years ago

    “Neowin has an update: Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t require Windows 7 SP1 ”

    Yet this: “Internet Explorer 9 Beta FAQ for IT professionals” said the following:


    • TaBoVilla
    • 9 years ago

    The short interview with Jen-Hsun Huang over at is a must. I suggest skipping charlie’s part and see the video directly.

    §[<<]§ Look at us "wannabe tech savvy geeks" judging character and stuff over things we don't fully comprehend, what have we ever done in comparison to this man? cut him some slack will ya' (Jensen I mean)

      • flip-mode
      • 9 years ago

      But what is the point you are making? That Jen-Hsun has done some complicated and difficult things with GPU architecture and silicon, so therefore we should ignore the hurtful things he has done such as making every attempt to lock compeition out of the market? SLI – for Nvidia cards only and on Nvidia chipsets only? PhysX? Proprietary AA solutions that merely mimic an open standard of the same just so Radeons cannot do AA in some games? I understand the idea of seeking a competitive advantage but I’d like to see Nvidia do it in a way that is about real product innovation rather than in a way that is about limiting the choices of the consumer.

        • Deanjo
        • 9 years ago

        Sorry but if you can’t see that the competition does the EXACT same thing then your blind.


        -locks out chipset manufacturers out next gen
        -only offers x86-64 licenses to select rivals
        -Avivo encoding (later to be proven not using GPU at all)
        -much much more


        -Kills Havoc FX (demonstrated on nvidia and ATI hardware in 2006, killed later on leading nv to purchasing agiea)
        -compiler lockouts
        -OEM bundling
        -kills chipset licensing
        -x86 licensing
        -Gets MS to drop “Vista Ready” requirements
        -much much more

        BTW, AA is the developers doing, not NV’s. Put blame where blame is due. Nvidia not only has their proprietary solutions but also fully support open standards such as openGL, openCL, openGL ES and nine times out of ten offer support to those standards and revisions long before the competition.

          • Kurotetsu
          • 9 years ago

          Not that I disagree with you but…..

          l[<-locks out chipset manufacturers out next gen<]l Wait, what're you talking about here? What 'next gen' are you talking about and who did they lock out? l[<-only offers x86-64 licenses to select rivals<]l I wasn't aware AMD was even allowed to give out x86 licenses of any kind? If you're talking about Intel, I believe AMD's x86 license includes technology-sharing as part of the deal. Who other than Intel has AMD given licenses to (since you implied multiple)? l[<-Crossfire<]l Uhhh, Crossfire isn't propietary. Its an open-standard that works on any chipset; AMD, Intel, and I believe even Nvidia when they had a chipset division. l[<-Fusion<]l .....okay, this I don't get. Who is AMD 'locking out' of Fusion (even though its not even out yet)? Do you mean certain companies aren't allowed to make chipsets for Fusion? I've never heard that before? Do you have a link to the announcement?

            • Deanjo
            • 9 years ago

            r[<]§ r[,6883.html<]§ Also same goes with overdrive which with clever hex editting can work on Nvidia chipsets that offer the jtag interface for clock calibration. Same "AMD only" softlock applies there.

            • Kurotetsu
            • 9 years ago


            • Deanjo
            • 9 years ago


            • flip-mode
            • 9 years ago

            You’re smoking lots of Nvidia’s special tobacco, my friend, as usual.

            • Deanjo
            • 9 years ago

            Hardly, I’m just not wearing “Charlie-tunnel-vision ™” glasses and can step back and see the whole picture.

            • flip-mode
            • 9 years ago

            Oh, I’m sure you’re wearing 3D-Vision. Keep them on for inspiration as you type?

            • Deanjo
            • 9 years ago

            Can’t refute anything can you? Typical of a fanboi. Better go ask Charlie what your next reply will be.

            • Kurotetsu
            • 9 years ago


    • can-a-tuna
    • 9 years ago


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