Jobs Report Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. TechFlash reports Ballmer chats with Adobe’s top brass, sparks acquisition rumors
  2. Microsoft buying Adobe? Call me (Mary-Jo Foley) highly skeptical
  3. X-bit labs: 13″ business notebooks on the death row
  4. There is room for superphone, says Nvidia CEO;

    2011 is the year of dual-core smartphones

  5. DSLReports: Apple, Verizon fought over iPhone control
  6. Redmond Pie: GreenPois0n iOS 4.1 jailbreak is

    confirmed to release on Sunday, 10th October

  7. Ars Technica: Valve disses Microsoft, Xbox 360 with $6.79 Left 4 Dead 2
  8. CVG reports Duke Nukem Forever ‘cost 3D Realms boss $30 million

Jobs Report Friday

  1. Ars Technica reports U.S. anti-P2P law firms sue more in 2010 than RIAA ever did
  2. C|Net reports Akamai employee charged with wire fraud
  3. DailyTech: Nearly half of departing Microsoft employees don’t like Ballmer
  4. C|Net reports Yahoo! beefs up its core search engine
  5. SemiAccurate: Gigabyte gets it’s RMA staff high
  6. NPD’s holiday retail outlook
  7. Fudzilla reports British programmer calls for steam-powered PC to be built
  8. SemiAccurate: Sandy Bridge Xeon model numbers explained
  9. TC Magazine reports Crucial delivers 1.8″ RealSSD C300 drives and

    OCZ working on Deneva SSDs powered by SandForce SF-2000 controllers

    and OWC planning SandForce SF-2000-based PCIe enterprise SSDs for early 2011

  10. C|Net reports WD debuts fast, simple home NAS
  11. DigiTimes reports MSI launches a new GeForce GTX 460-based graphics card
  12. Expreview: GeForce GTX 460 manages to deliver bitstreaming support
  13. Ars Technica: Google TV launch hardware looks to be expensive, clunky
  14. Phoronix on a gaming mouse vendor that has Linux drivers
  15. Fudzilla reports Spielberg may want to make a Halo film
  16. Dealzon’s deals: $200 off coupon for 14″ hp dm4t i5 / SSD / 512MB Radeon

    and $610 off coupon for 15.6″ Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Core i7 / 8GB RAM


  1. C|Net reports Microsoft agrees to license mobile patents
  2. DSLReports: Sprint ‘fixes’ a problem nobody wanted fixed with Sprint ID
  3. Augen Android tablet bonanza: Espresso Doppio

    dual-boots Ubuntu, Firma packs magical pen powers

  4. DigiTimes: HTC, Motorola, and Samsung pushing sales of Android smartphones

    and Garmin-Asus to launch 1 – 2 Android smartphones before year-end 2010

  5. Forbes: Intel says no MeeGo handsets until 2011
  6. Engadget: goes live, only Desire HD and Desire Z supported

    at launch and Palm ‘P102UEU‘ hits FCC: the European Pre 2?

    and Apple afraid of a shattering followup to its Antennagate woes?

  7. TUAW reports Apple Store restarts bumper case sales
  8. AnandTech’s T-Mobile G2 preview
  9. Ars Technica on the $300 quadrocopter: Your iPhone is a remote control
  10. Firefox 4 beta for Android and Maemo is now available
  11. TUAW: T-Mobile HTC Slide to provide non-FaceTime video chat with iPhone 4
  12. Engadget: Skype’s Android shackles are broken, 3G calling hacked into reality

    and Verizon rolls out FiOS on Demand app for Android, BlackBerry &

    Windows Mobile and Amazon App Store for Android confirmed by WSJ

  13. GDC Online 2010: Mark Rein on iOS and Epic Citadel
  14. Shacknews reports Battlefield: Bad Company 2 coming to iPhone
  15. Ars Technica: Vintage text-based games on your Kindle
  16. C|Net reports new study suggest e-book piracy is on the rise


  1. MS security bulletin advance notification for October 2010
  2. Ars Technica examines Chrome and Firefox bookmark sync protocols
  3. Intel SSDs add cloning utility
  4. Microsoft’s HomeStore: Home automation, with an iPhone-inspired twist
  5. TechFlash Q&A: Microsoft LightSpace, one step closer to Star Trek holodeck
  6. Sysinternals suite – October 7, 2010
  7. Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 1.0.2498.0
  8. TweakVI ‘Basic’ Edition 1.0 build 1145
  9. Cloudmark DesktopOne 1.0.1040
  10. The Gimp 2.6.11
  11. JAlbum 8.10


  1. Shacknews: Bethesda owner ZeniMax scores $150 million investment

    and World of Warcraft hits 12 million ‘subscribers’

  2. Engadget reports AT&T U-verse customers can use

    Xbox 360 as a set-top box starting November 7th

  3. Wired on Kinect for Xbox 360: The inside story of Microsoft’s secret ‘Project Natal’
  4. Shacknews: Epic Games VP believes Nintendo 3DS below ‘minimum specifications’

    for Unreal Engine and StarCraft II lead designer reveals new balance plans

  5. Fudzilla reports next thing from Bungie to be an MMO
  6. Ars Technica reports Gears of War 3 getting multiplayer beta, dedicated servers
  7. EA and Hothead Games’ hit action RPG DeathSpank debuts on PC and Mac
  8. MCV reports Bon Jovi signs up for Rock Band 3
  9. TUAW reports Civilization V coming to OS X soon

    and Mirror’s Edge coming to the Mac later this year

  10. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 ‘gameplay’ trailer
  11. Counter-Strike: Source, Left 4 Dead 2, Supreme Commander 2,

    and X3: Terran Conflict updates released on Steam

  12. SGCafe Blog’s PS Move and upcoming games hands-on preview
  13. PCGH reviews Medal of Honor open MP beta: DirectX 9 vs. DirectX 11
  14. Ars Technica looks at CoD: Black Ops in 3D
  15. Shacknews has Gears of War 3 multiplayer preview
  16. Steam’s weekend deal – 50% off on Killing Floor and DLC


  1. AnandTech reviews Apple Mac Pro (mid 2010)
  2. AnandTech reviews AVADirect Clevo X7200: 6 cores, SSD RAID,

    and GTX 480M SLI yields world’s fastest DTR notebook

  3. Expreview’s Galaxy GeForce GTX 480 preview
  4. ocaholic reviews MSI R5870 Lightning
  5. TUAW video review of the new Apple TV
  6. SuperSite for Windows on WD TV Live Plus HD media player
  7. [H]ard|OCP reviews 850W Corsair AX850 PSU
Comments closed
    • PeterD
    • 9 years ago

    “2011 is the year of dual-core smartphones”
    ’cause without it, you can’t see the ad’s on those mobile pages good enought.

    • The Dark One
    • 9 years ago

    I hope the term “superphone” dies a quick death. What level of ridiculousness are they going to jump to when tegra 3 comes out- “megaphone”?

    • PainIs4ThaWeak
    • 9 years ago


      • Voldenuit
      • 9 years ago

      Just bought my GF L4D + L4D2 bundle for $10.19 on Steam. L4D2 4-pk .-[

    • wira020
    • 9 years ago

    What about Dell Streak? Is that a superphone?

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago


      Probly not in this lifetime.


      • poulpy
      • 9 years ago

      Droid X isn’t using Tegra 2 (pretty much nothing is, so far) it’s using the TI OMAP3630-1000.
      §[<<]§ Their sentence wasn't very clear in making the distinction though.

      • Voldenuit
      • 9 years ago

      Basically, nvidia is (indirectly) saying Tegra is “suited” for superphones because its power draw and heat output are too high (CharlieD claims 20% higher than target, if you were to believe him), rendering it useless for other applications.

      However, they may have a point, if the positive reception of Dell’s 7 inch Streak and Samsug’s Galaxy Tab in the tech press is indicative of public interest.

      Me, I prefer to have a phone that will fit in my pocket without creating a huge bulge or dragging down my clothes. iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy or Nokia N8 are about as big as I’d want a smartphone, preferably smaller if possible.

    • bottlenecker
    • 9 years ago

    Gigabyte is using Tibetans for RMA. Highest altitude RMA staff anywhere. This is only newsworthy until some company puts their RMA peeps on the space station. Suck on that Gigabyte!

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