Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. C|Net reports more top execs to depart Yahoo!
  2. Google CEO: Smartphones to outsell PCs by 2012, and ‘make humans better’
  3. Netbooks will not die, says Acer Taiwan president
  4. TC Magazine: Wireless USB 1.1 finalized, brings more speed and lower power needs
  5. Engadget: hp Envy 15 and Envy 14 with Radiance display no

    longer available through hp, new CPUs ease the sting

  6. Fudzilla: Sandy Bridge to score low in 3DMark 11

    and Sandy Bridge to get USB 3.0 support

    and ARM to embrace multithreading

  7. Steve Ballmer: Kin ‘defocused activity from Windows Phone’
  8. Steady State for Windows 7


  1. TC Magazine reports Nvidia pays OPTi $2 million to resolve royalty issues
  2. The Mac Observer: Apple Q4 earnings report set for 10/18
  3. The Seattle Times has a Q&A with Steve Ballmer on mobile, search & Facebook
  4. X-bit labs: GlobalFoundries, Samsung deny problems with IBM’s 32nm fabrication process
  5. DigiTimes: TSMC to post another sales record in September, but drops in the months ahead

    and TSMC approved to produce on 0.13-micron in China

  6. Engadget reports Sony’s 13″ Vaio Z line gets updated
  7. SemiAccurate: Gigabyte launches BookTop T1125 with USB 3.0 dock and

    Inphi iMBs can stuff 8TB RAM into a system and TI shows four USB3 chips

  8. X-bit labs: Elpida claims to develop the world’s most efficient DDR3 memory chip
  9. C|Net on how Hitachi’s Hu Yoshida got the last word (on storage virtualization)
  10. DigiTimes: Taiwan expected to become the largest Blu-ray Disc maker by the end of 2010
  11. SemiAccurate reports Galaxy is set to launch GTX 460 with built-in WHDI
  12. Fudzilla reports POV / TGT rolls out Charged GTS 450s

    and MSI intros Twin Frozr GTX 480

  13. Tech ARP reports Western Digital to launch new WD TV
  14. VR-Zone reports Logitech announces H760 wireless headset
  15. Engadget: Beats by Dr. Dre launching Beatbox iPod dock,

    along with LeBron and Bieber-branded headphones and

    Razer Tron Mouse leaves light trails in our hearts (video)

  16. Netgear tech support: Pay Geek Squad $139 to troubleshoot your $79 router
  17. Neowin: Storing tweets requires four petabytes of data a year
  18. Email vs. snail mail (infographic)
  19. OT: Now testing beers in space
  20. AnandTech gives away ASRock 890GX Extreme3
  21. Dealzon’s deals: $105 off 14.5″ hp Envy 14-1110nr Core i5, $95 off 128GB Corsair

    SSD, $170 off coupon for 11.6″ Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Core i5, and $50 off

    V-Moda Crossfade headphones


  1. InfoWorld reports Fed’s IPv6 plan called a ‘game changer’
  2. DSLReports: Clearwire unclear about customer throttling

    and ISPs still have anti-competitive grip on many developments

  3. FierceWireless’s rumor mill: Clearwire launching 4G home router
  4. AllThingsD: Cisco to unveil an affordable home telepresence product for consumers
  5. Techdirt: Supreme Court agrees to see whether or not AT&T has ‘Personal Privacy’ rights
  6. C|Net reports fight for Senate antipiracy bill rages
  7. TorrentFreak on The Pirate Bay appeal day 2: Lost sales


  1. DigiTimes: Volume shipments of tablet PCs to not start until 2011, says CPT executive
  2. TUAW: Queuing and downloading in the App Store and

    YouTube options, iPad multitasking animation, Game Center

    flagging coming in iOS 4.2

  3. TC Magazine reports Nokia finally shipping the N8 smartphone
  4. Engadget: Sprint Epic 4G update coming today, should fix 3G upload issues

    and HTC Mondrian poses for press shots?

  5. BGR reports Motorola Droid 2 has FM radio receiver, hack
  6. TestFreaks review Verizon BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone
  7. Google Mobile Blog: Introducing the Google Phone Gallery
  8. X-bit labs: hp has no more plans for Google Android
  9. C|Net: Android, iPad ads getting more clicks

    and what’s that Android app doing with my data?

  10. Network World: Android software piracy rampant despite Google’s efforts to curb
  11. PCWorld’s battle of the Android browsers
  12. Engadget reports PlayOn finally gets its iPhone app approved

    and new Kobo eReader gets wireless

    connection, faster processor, pretty colors


  1. Announcing the release of Fedora 14 Beta
  2. MakeTechEasier has 5 intriguing KDE apps
  3. Threatpost reports details emerge on IE 8 data-stealing bug
  4. Download Squad on 6 great add-ons that already work with Firefox 4.0
  5. ConceivablyTech reports Google patents browser cloud sync
  6. Neowin reports Gmail threading gets kill switch and

    Microsoft set to release Windows Live Essentials 2011 later today

  7. Advanced SystemCare Free 3.7.2
  8. Simple Port Forwarding 3.0.9
  9. Google Chrome 7.0.517.24
  10. OutlookAttachView 1.35
  11. Notepad++ 5.8.1
  12. Foxit Reader
  13. TC Magazine reports new EVGA SLI patch helps

    Lara run faster, jump higher, show more FPS

  14. CS Mame


  1. PS3 News: Sony targets PS JailBreak, PSFreedom, and PSGroove PS3 hacks
  2. Fudzilla reports massive launch planned for Kinect
  3. SuperSite on Xbox Live update (late 2010)
  4. Shacknews has hands-on with the new Xbox 360 Dashboard update
  5. Shacknews reports Nintendo confirms Wii Remote Plus with built-in MotionPlus
  6. Kotaku on a Super Street Fighter IV 3DS trailer with gameplay
  7. MTV Multiplayer: Guillermo del Toro confirms, details THQ game series
  8. MCV reports analyst ‘concerned’ for Medal of Honor
  9. StarCraft II: Reporting from the battlefield
  10. Shacknews: Red Dead Redemption ‘Undead Nightmare’ DLC gets

    first screenshots and Civilization V mod tools have been released

  11. EverQuest II Extended – it’s official
  12. The Settlers 7 patch 1.10
  13. Quake Live gets updated
  14. Joystiq: Working 16-bit computer built inside Minecraft and

    Mario DSi XL and DSi temporarily make us forget the 3DS

  15. GamePro’s history of zombies in video games
  16. Win a trip to BlizzCon 2010 with SteelSeries

Systems and storage

  1. AnandTech has virtualization – ask the experts #5
  2. X-bit labs review AMD Phenom II X6 1075T,

    Phenom II X4 970, and Phenom II X2 560

  3. X-bit labs review Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3
  4. OC3D reviews Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
  5. TweakTown reviews HighPoint RocketRAID 2760 Switching

    Architecture 24-port SAS / SATA 6Gb/s controller

  6. OCIA reviews Thermaltake BlacX 5G HDD dock
  7. XtremeComputing reviews 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300

Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. Hardware Secrets on ASRock 870iCafé motherboard
  2. StorageReview on LiteOn iHAS524 24x internal DVD writer with LabelTag
  3. Expreview reviews Zotac GeForce GTX 460 Extreme
  4. Hardware Bistro reviews EVGA GeForce GTS 450 SOC
  5. Ninjalane reviews Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450
  6. ReviewStash on VisionTek Radeon HD 5550 1GB PCIe
  7. iFixit’s Apple TV 2nd generation teardown
  8. AnandTech has the Apple TV (2010): Dissected
  9. Hardware Heaven reviews Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus case
  10. Modders-Inc reviews Cooler Master HAF 912 case
  11. X-bit labs on 140mm fans roundup
Comments closed
    • bottlenecker
    • 9 years ago

    BEER IN SPACE? yeas please. On the ‘vomit comet’? No thanks.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


      • bottlenecker
      • 9 years ago

      Did you read the comments at the end of that story? Turned into yet another Mac vs. PC fanboy fistfight. Funny how people think they can win this argument still.

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        I read a few; all I could think of was William Shatner telling those poor Trekkies “Get a life!”

        Traffic on the Internet would drop by 30% overnight if Bill Gates and Steve Jobs would just hold hands and say “It’s not a religion!”

        Except, to Steve, I think it is….

      • ew
      • 9 years ago

      Agreed! Boo HP!

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      No kidding. I was planning on doing some laptop shopping this winter, and the Envy 14 was at the top of my “must evaluate” list (I’ve yet to actually see one in the flesh). So much for that.

    • sweatshopking
    • 9 years ago


      • bottlenecker
      • 9 years ago

      it could at least be sweatshopking day shortbread. Who’s with me?

        • Jigar
        • 9 years ago


        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        +ONE MILLION

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