Museum Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg reports Oracle plans to acquire chipmakers,

    industry-specific software… maybe AMD?

  2. X-bit labs: JEDEC issues standards, requirements for solid-state drives
  3. SemiAccurate reports AMD’s 6870 coming in November
  4. VR-Zone shares rumor: AMD Barts XT (HD 6770) faster than HD 5850
  5. Ars Technica: hp Slate video shows all that’s wrong with Windows 7 on tablets
  6. Engadget reports hp Slate prototype gets yet another

    guided tour, this time with HDMI-equipped dock

  7. Fudzilla reports Google Chrome notebooks coming this year
  8. C|Net reports “Rickroll” protection hits Firefox in add-on form

Museum Day

  1. Ars Technica: U.S. busts Google, Apple, Intel over secret employee poaching act
  2. Intel declares quarterly cash dividend
  3. Google CEO: Forget Apple, Facebook Bing’s our biggest problem
  4. Java creator James Gosling: Why I quit Oracle (thanks William B.)
  5. PCWorld reports Dell evaluating Internet TV devices and Google TV software
  6. Ars Technica: Networks diss iTunes rentals, embrace Netflix instant streaming
  7. Engadget reports Netflix, NBC Universal content deal brings

    Battlestar Galactica, SNL, and more to Watch Instantly

  8. TechFlash: Is T-Mobile in Clearwire’s future?
  9. Engadget reports Videotron’s 120MMbps broadband

    is Canada’s fastest, now available in Quebec City

  10. Ars Technica reports judge puts hammer down on Hurt Locker P2P subpoena
  11. Fudzilla: Net neutrality good for business
  12. PCWorld reports weak server shipments on the horizon, analysts say

    and Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 hybrid tablet laptop delayed to 2011

  13. DigiTimes reports most notebook ODMs to ship record highs in September
  14. Computerworld reports TSMC to unveil 20nm chips with FinFET transistors
  15. SemiAccurate reports Eurotech first with Atom E600-series board
  16. Sharky Extreme’s biweekly memory prices
  17. SemiAccurate reports Fresco Logic first with xHCI 1.0 USB 3.0 host controller
  18. Expreview: Equipped with mysterious port, Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 leaked
  19. AppleInsider: Apple issuing refunds for Apple TV rush orders, citing delay
  20. The information dividend: Why IT makes you ‘happier
  21. Digg redesign tanks: Traffic down 26% (updated with new Reddit stats)
  22. HotHardware video podcast – Sept. 24, 2010

Newegg’s guerrilla deals for 9/25

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  2. 10% off all NZXT cases (use promo code EMCYTZT157)
  3. $70 off 120GB OCZ Vertex Series SATA II SSD
  4. $10 off eMachines EL1352-03 Athlon II 240 / GeForce 6150 SE system

    (extra $50 off with promo code EMCYTZT158)

  5. $15 off Asus ENGT220 1GB low-profile
  6. $10 off Altec Lansing UHS307 headphone with micropho

    (extra $8 off with promo code EMCYTZT159)


  1. Forbes: Qualcomm making chips for LightSquared?
  2. Fudzilla reports Apple to create new headphones jacks
  3. C|Net reports Apple looks to patent new flash system
  4. TUAW reports multitouch casing could remove buttons from iPhone, iPad
  5. C|Net reports Samsung boss hints at 10″ Galaxy Tab

    and Target to begin selling iPad in October

  6. Engadget’s Archos 32 Internet tablet review
  7. DSLReports: FCC to tackle wireless ‘bill shock’ in October
  8. DailyTech reports Apple ranks highest in J.D. Power smartphone survey, Nokia last

    and Apple sells 2.8% of mobile phones, makes 39% of profits

    and Windows Phone 7 will not support tethering

  9. Engadget: Droid 2 R2-D2 edition launch kit makes emergency landing

    and confirmed: EVO 4G update removes framerate cap

  10. Ars Technica reports Sony Ericsson goes Android, leaves Nokia as only big Symbian fan
  11. Engadget’s editorial: Nokia’s not going to switch

    to Android or Windows Phone 7, so stop it already

  12. Computerworld reports Mozilla Seabird concept

    phone designer talks about need for better interfaces

  13. MobileTechWorld’s 20 minutes long hands-on video with the LG E900 Windows Phone 7
  14. Confirmed: No FaceTime in parts of the Middle East
  15. Intel AppUp (your source for netbook apps)
  16. Computerworld reports Google adds Checkout to Chrome app store
  17. Mac Rumors: Adobe reports ‘muted’ effect of Apple’s

    relaxing of App Store rules on product sales

  18. How-To Geek: Here’s 5 alternatives to iTunes 10 for easily managing your iPod
  19. KitGuru reviews GTA: Chinatown Wars (iPad)
  20. TechFlash reports Amazon introduces first paid Kindle app: Scrabble


  1. TC Magazine reports Nvidia adding OpenCV support to CUDA
  2. Computerworld reports Cisco releases critical IOS security patches
  3. Network World reports FBI investigating ‘Here you have’ worm
  4. Mac Rumors: Safari AutoFill security issue rears its ugly head once again
  5. Microsoft quietly cuts number of product keys available to TechNet subscribers
  6. Computerworld reports hackers exploit Microsoft zero-day bug
  7. Microsoft security advisory (2416728) updated 9/24
  8. Microsoft to add Communicator client for Mac to its Lync line-up
  9. AMD64 CPU Assistant
  10. VMware Workstation 7.1.2
  11. WinSCP 4.2.9
  12. WINUAE 2.3.0
  13. x264 Components 2.6.8 Final
  14. Free Audio Converter
  15. Ars Technica: Is that Bill Gates staring back at you from Outlook 2010?


  1. DailyTech reports Activision Blizzard joins Obama’s education initiative?
  2. C|Net: Is Nintendo readying a new Wii Remote?
  3. Shacknews reports Medal of Honor PC open beta due in October

    and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit trailer features speed, pursuit

  4. Joystiq: Alan Wake ‘The Writer’ dated October 12th, promises to ‘end the nightmare’
  5. Fudzilla reports frame rate issues hurt F1 2010 on PC
  6. CVG reports modern day Prince of Persia scrapped by Microsoft
  7. C&C 3: The Forgotten launch trailer
  8. PCWorld reports Supreme Commander touches down on the Mac
  9. Shacknews Weekend Confirmed episode 27
  10. Fallen Earth, Global Agenda, and Left 4 Dead 2 updates released on Steam
  11. Halo: Out with a Whimper 2D side-scrolling fan game
  12. KitGuru reviews Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360)

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. OC3D reviews MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition
  2. Ninjalane reviews Foxconn A88GMX mATX motherboard
  3. Funky Kit reviews 4GB MX-Tech Armor Series DDR3-1600 memory kit
  4. StorageReview: Demystifying SSD endurance
  5. TweakTown reviews 64GB AData Nobility N005 USB 3.0 flash drive
  6. TWL reviews Plextor PX-B120U external BD-ROM drive
  7. KitGuru reviews Asus RT-N16 wireless router


  1. Fudzilla has XFX secret weapon tested – HD 5970 Black Edition
  2. Hardware Secrets updates Nvidia chips comparison table
  3. Guru3D reviews KFA2 (Galaxy) GeForce GTX 480 LTD OC Anarchy
  4. Legit Reviews on ECS GeForce GTX 460 1GB Black
  5. Björn3D reviews Asus GTX 460 TOP
  6. FiringSquad’s GeForce GTS 450 roundup
  7. Mac Rumors shares 27″ LED Cinema Displays photos and impressions
  8. Engadget’s Samsung NX100 preview
  9. TechReviewSource on Kodak EasyShare M580
  10. PC Review on Compro IP70 network camera
  11. TweakTown’s quick review: Arctic Sound P531 USB headset
  12. Metku reviews CM Inferno and QPAD Q5 gaming mice

Power and cooling

  1. TweakPC reviews Corsair AX1200 PSU (in German)
  2. KitGuru reviews 1000W PowerColor Extreme Series PSU
  3. OCIA reviews Thermaltake Massive23 LX notebook cooler
  4. TweakTown reviews Scythe Ninja 3 SCNJ-3000 CPU cooler
  5. CowcotLand reviews Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 CPU cooler (in French)
Comments closed
    • YeuEmMaiMai
    • 9 years ago

    lol at ars technica win 7 article on a tablet

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago


      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      For a while I was collecting that data just to graph the retail market dips and peaks, but they changed their format and broke my script and I haven’t bothered going back. I wish they provided that historical data (if they actually kept it), because it might be interesting (particularly wrt how the prices go when each new generation of DDR is introduced)

    • blastdoor
    • 9 years ago

    Whenever there’s a story about a chipmaker being purchased, the only companies that anyone can ever think of are AMD, ARM, and NVidia. But there are a lot more companies in the world than those three involved in the design of computer chips. If Ellison is really interested in following Jobs’ example (as he’s quoted as saying in the bberg article), then he’s not going to be buying AMD, he’s going to be buying some smaller companies that people whose only thought is “but does it play Crysis?” have never heard of.

      • sschaem
      • 9 years ago

      Yes, but to reach L. Ellison goal to double their HW sell target from 1.7 billion to 3.5 billion, not many small companies can provide this kind of revenue boost.

      What ‘small’ company do you have in mind that can do that ?

      Stream computing is not as easy as it sound. Intel will need yet another year to enter the market. So we have nvidia, amd and soon Intel.

      I have a feeling Oracle might want to get a working solution instead of buying small companies in the hope to get a competitive solution.

      My vote is for nvidia and possibly consolidate R&D with mips.

    • dashbarron
    • 9 years ago

    That Bill Gates portrait thing is hilarious even if not true.

    • AlvinTheNerd
    • 9 years ago

    Sell short on AMD.

    Profit forecast went down and the oracle thing happened on the same day yet AMD went up 6%. Total effect of Oracle is like 10%.

    But AMD’s x86 agreement with Intel is voided if AMD gets bought. Effect is that AMD is useless outside of Radeon cards if they are bought. This market oversight by stockholders who don’t understand a thing about the silicon is your chance to make money.

      • sschaem
      • 9 years ago

      You got it wrong, people expected AMD to “Fall of a cliff” in Q3 after Intel announcement and all the media exaggeration of the PC industry.
      AMD reported that its just a small dent and Q3 numbers are still going to be very good.
      The fear is gone, the smart short covered.
      Shorting AMD today is just giving away shares at a discount to long term investors.

      And for the license, dont jump to conclusions. Just look at what happen last year. Intel got allot to loose if they break the bond with AMD.

      Shorting AMD is like playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun at this point,
      you just pray that the gun will jam… Worse case for you, one of those bullet is rocksalt.
      AMD and parteners might have a blockbuster announcement during Q3… hold on to the trigger.
      BTW, come on, 120 million shares out of 674 have short interest, its just suicide to short.
      AMD will have to issue more share for people to short 🙂

      There is also a wind of change with Apple & Google.

    • nstuff
    • 9 years ago

    I seriously hope Oracle doesn’t buy AMD. I doubt they have any interest in the consumer market and they care more about the pure $ than they do about brand loyalty.

      • AlvinTheNerd
      • 9 years ago

      Oracle will not buy out AMD.

      That patent agreement between AMD and Intel. The one that allows AMD to make x86 processors at all, the one that allows Intel to make x86 that are any better than a 586, is automatically discontinued if AMD gets bought out.

      That means Oracle can’t make x86 CPU’s. What is the point of buying out AMD if you can’t make x86?

      ARM makes way more sense.

        • sschaem
        • 9 years ago

        BTW, how does ARM makes any sense ?

        They make almost no revenue, have technology that doesn’t fit Oracle.
        Mips would be a better option if Oracle is interest in slow/low power chips.
        They already have Sun /Sparc division and a Risc achirecture…

        Nha, Oracle doesnt AMD, or ARM, or MIPS
        (even so AMD is the best fit of the 3, and ARM the worse)

        They want nVidia, to kick IBM in the meatballs.

        Only Mips or nvidia can get the green light from the US government or the EU.

        • anotherengineer
        • 9 years ago

        Ya uber lame. Anyone and everyone should have the right to the x86 license, without any fees or royalties. It drives technological innovation. I guess Intel is too greedy and scared of competition.

          • UberGerbil
          • 9 years ago

          There is no “license.” What people refer to as a “license” is actually a whole raft of patents that are cross-licensed with AMD (who licensed a bunch back, which is why Intel can do x86-64, among other things). What you’re suggesting is possible, but it would effectively involve the seizure and redistribution of the intellectual property belonging to Intel and AMD (and others who are also party to the cross-licenses). There is some precedent for this: during WWII the US government “persuaded” various companies grant licenses to their competitors at nominal cost to enable second sources for the production of things like aircraft and arms. But that was wartime, and the intellectual property in question was considered to be vital to national security. Given that protecting intellectual property was considered important enough that it was included in the US Constitution (Article I, section 8), you would have to make the case that “setting x86 free” was at least as vital to the welfare of the nation — and undoubtably you would have to make it in front of the Supreme Court. Good luck.

          Note that patents do expire; I haven’t checked exhaustively, but I think it’s probably possible to freely make an 8086 clone at this point because all the relevant patents have expired (and of course instruction sets aren’t intrinsically protectable, so you could take a shot at extending it past 16bit); but without the more recent techniques that are still under protection, it wouldn’t be competitive for anything beyond educational purposes.

      • sschaem
      • 9 years ago

      I dont think they can buy AMD ‘legaly’… but nVidia is a better possibility and/or mips.

      ARM makes absolutely no sense for Oracle. Revenue are so tiny.

      “Oracle plans to double the size of its hardware business, which generated $1.7 billion in revenue last quarter, Ellison said during a conference call last week.”

      ARM doesn’t even represent 5% of that goal!

      Now AMD does exactly this per quarter…

      BTW, I’m saying Mips because China is all over it developing server and HPC ISA extensions.

      Anyways, AMD is a great fit for Oracle goals, but I dont see IBM, HP, Dell having to ‘beg’ Oracle to sell them chips for their products.
      And splitting AMD into a server/consumer division is doable, but not practical.

      A huge part of Oracle yearly 4.7 billion R&D budget goes to Sun (Thats more then AMD marketcap today!!!), so it would be nice for them to ‘merge’ their server processor effort.
      Oracle could do an hostile take over with probably just the money allocated to Sparc in the next 10 years.

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