Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. TC Magazine: PCI-Express 3.0 specifications are out in the open
  2. Graphics first: Nvidia claims that only a successful GPU can become an HPC accelerator
  3. ATi-Forum posts new roadmap of all upcoming AMD CPUs (in German) -
    Fudzilla and TC Magazine break it down in English
  4. Mac Rumors: Mac OS X 10.6.5 addresses display issues on new MacBook Air
  5. Network World: Software bug derailed Windows bid to top Linux in supercomputing speed
  6. Shacknews: Portal 2 delayed; hits stores April 20 in
    North America and Australia, April 22 in Europe
  7. IGN: Why don't we finish more video games?
  8. Hands-on "Rage: Mutant Bash TV" on iPhone (video)


  1. C|Net reports Dell doubles profit to $1.02 billion
    and Mozilla's 2009 revenue increases 34%
  2. LA Times: Swedish prosecutors get OK to seek arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder
  3. Ars Technica: P2P lawyers face discipline for demanding cash from innocents
    and pirate-slaying censorship bill gets unanimous support
  4. C|Net reports Google's own office blurred out on Street View
  5. Forbes: FTC hires hacker to help with privacy issues. It didn't last.
  6. DSLReports: 50 ISPs harbor half of all infected machines
  7. Top 19 countries with the fastest Internet connection speeds ranked by Akamai
  8. Betanews: MySpace integrates with Facebook, ending social networking wars
  9. PC Perspective podcast #131
  10. BCCHardware podcast #75
  11. Dealzon's deals: $99 off Mac mini, $150 off 15.6" hp G62-340us, $450 off coupon
    for 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D, and $15 off coupon for PlayStation Move bundle
Hardware news

  1. X-bit labs: Russian university teams up with T-Platforms for exascale supercomputing tech
  2. TC Magazine: Aspire 1430 11.6" laptop listed by Acer
    and ASRock reveals its LGA 1155 motherboard line-up
  3. SemiAccurate: Asus adds tactical vest to its TUF motherboards
    and the regular Sandy Bridge motherboards from Asus
  4. TC Magazine: PNY rolls out 4GB and 8GB DDR3 kits for desktops and notebooks
    and CompactFlash 6.0 specifications released, enable faster memory cards
  5. VR-Zone: PowerColor introduces Active Mini DisplayPort to single-link DVI-D adaptor
  6. DigiTimes: Touch panel demand continues to surge in 4Q10
  7. C|Net: Panasonic's 103" 3D plasma a mere $100K
  8. Fudzilla: ARM wants to kill off Intel on Google TV
  9. 9 to 5 Mac: Web browsing and coming to new Apple TV via hack
  10. C|Net reports Orb TV aims to deliver streaming video sites Google TV can't
    and hp Envy 100 enables remote printing
  11. TC Magazine: SteelSeries delivers MMO Keyset for the Shift gaming keyboard
    and Razer and Belkin develop the Nostromo gaming keypad
  12. Yahoo! Connected TV: Get started developing your paid TV
    widgets for distribution to millions of TVs worldwide in 2011

  1. Engadget's exclusive: Woz misquoted! 'Almost every app that I have is better on the iPhone'
  2. SemiAccurate: Wi-Fi Alliance talks about Wi-Fi Direct
  3. Ars Technica: Verizon mulling wired broadband pricing tiers for 4G wireless
  4. DSLReports: Cell carriers want 3rd party signal boosters killed off
  5. AnandTech: Qualcomm reveals next-gen Snapdragon MSM8960:
    28nm, dual-core, 5x performance improvement
  6. Mac Rumors: T.J. Maxx offering 16GB Wi-Fi iPads for $399 [Updated: Marshalls, too]
  7. Engadget: Archos 101 now shipping, Android tablet game really heating up
  8. Marvell prototypes a few good Android tablets, Engadget goes hands-on
  9. DigiTimes: RIM PlayBook in North America market in 1Q11, worldwide in 2Q11
    and sources reveal some PCB suppliers for iPad 2
  10. Analysts: Android tablets to grab 15% of tablet market in 2011
  11. C|Net's hands-on with the Dell Inspiron Duo
  12. Nokia: Some N8 units have a 'power management' issue
  13. PreCentral: Palm Pre 2 for sale in U.S. for $449.99 direct from hp
  14. TechFlash on the return of Microsoft's Kin: Basically, it's a Zune phone
  15. TC Magazine: Windows XP Embedded-running phone available for purchase
  16. VR-Zone: Registry hack allow mounting of Windows
    Phone 7 handsets as portable USB drives
  17. Engadget's Motorola Defy review
  18. C|Net's first look at iOS 4.2
  19. Mac Rumors: 'Severe' VoIP bug in iOS 4.2 Golden Master?
    [Update: Fixed in iOS 4.2.1]
  20. Engadget: Apple posts iOS 4.2.1 GM seed, iPads salivate in wait
  21. DailyTech: Android Market to get boost with Android 2.3 "Gingerbread"
    and Netflix mobile apps add little to bottom line
  22. PCWorld: Microsft may turn to Windows Phone 7 for its tablet operating system
  23. C|Net reports Nokia Ovi Store hits 3 million daily downloads
  24. Download Squad: CrossLoop brings remote desktop control to Android
  25. Shacknews: "Lightweight" Angry Birds queued up for Android devices

  1. TDL AKA Alureon rootkit now infecting 64-bit Windows 7 platform
  2. Microsoft Windows turns 25
  3. TweakTown's AMD Catalyst 10.11 Windows 7 driver analysis
  4. TUAW: Boot Camp, MacBook firmware updates appear in Software Update
    and Safari 5.0.3 update adds "more accurate" results in Safari's address field,
    Flash fix & more and AirPrint on steroids: First look at Printopia, bringing shared
    printer support for iPad
  5. Lifehacker: Mozy 2.0 for Mac speeds up backups and offers native looks
  6. 'Tis the season for deals on Office for Mac
  7. Google renames, bulks up Google Apps, following Microsoft's Office 365 rebranding
  8. OMG! Ubuntu!: Install Compiz 0.9.2 in Ubuntu 10.10
  9. Ubuntu Sharing: Beautify Ubuntu desktop window border with Emerald themes
  10. HowtoForge: How to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 10.10
  11. Sophos posts FAQ: Security and Facebook's new messages system
  12. 7-Zip 9.20
  13. AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.20.1155 beta
  14. SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2011 17.20
  15. Adobe Reader
  16. Google Chrome 9.0.587.0
  17. Google Chrome 8.0.552.208 for Mac & Linux and 8.0.552.200 for all platforms
  18. Chromium 9.0.589.0
  19. Latest Opera 11 development snapshot build: Meet your new address
    field, mouse gestures, and updated mail panel & extensions
  20. SlimBrowser 5.00.134 Final
  21. iTunes Agent 1.3.4

  1. Joystiq: GameStop enjoyed sales of $1.9B
    in Q3; Kinect, Move in 'very short supply'
  2. Forbes: Meet the man who just made a half million from the sale of virtual property
  3. Microsoft Lync to link up with Kinect via new video connector
  4. Ars Technica on the $99 gaming PC: The OnLive microconsole in pictures
  5. Bitmob's OnLive microconsole comparison test: Shooters
  6. Shacknews reports Deus Ex: Human Revolution gameplay
    showcases Adam Jensen's survival skills
  7. Joystiq: Natural Selection 2's closed beta starts today, new trailer yesterday
  8. GameTrailers have Operation Flashpoint: Red River
    exclusive live action debut trailer HD
  9. PC Gamer reports Final Fantasy XIV free trial extended again
  10. Kotaku shares rumor: BioWare's new Mass Effect is a multiplayer spin-off
  11. Alan Wake lights up Xbox Live Games on Demand
  12. Fudzilla: Sega preparing Dreamcast collection?
  13. Eurogamer: Good Old Games to sell The Witcher 2
  14. Shacknews reports CoD: Black Ops updates detailed by Treyarch
  15. Shacknews has CoD: Blacks Ops guide - multiplayer perks and killstreaks
  16. FiringSquad reviews Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC)
  17. Ars Technica reviews Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  18. Steam's weekend deal - Sniper: Ghost Warrior at 50% off

  1. Benchmark Reviews on 240GB OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD
  2. Expreview examines Nvidia's implementation of power
    consumption protection
    with GeForce GTX 580
  3. SuperSite for Windows reviews D-Link's Boxee Box
  4. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 speakers
  5. The Windows PC ClickPad finally improved?
    Synaptics ClickPad IS Series 3 preview at Engadget
  6. PureOC reviews Antec DF-85 Dark Fleet case
  7. [H]ard|OCP reviews Zerotherm ZT-10D CPU cooler
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