Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Primal Rage: Ars Technica’s Hannibal’s conversation

    with John Carmack and a look at id’s latest

  2. Ars Technica: Fed up with ICANN, The Pirate Bay co-founder floats P2P DNS system
  3. Patently Apple: Apple wins multiple touch & MacBook tablet patents
  4. Ars Technica: Apple kills super fast MacBook Air SSD replacement
  5. X-bit labs: AMD may develop processor specially for cloud data centers
  6. C|Net: Intel confirms special accelerators in Sandy Bridge
  7. TC Magazine: Toshiba announces full line-up of 2.5″ self-encrypting hard drives
  8. Adobe Flash Player Team Blog: Launching Flash Player 10.2 beta


  1. Engadget: FCC addressing net neutrality on December 21st
  2. Ars Technica on how Comcast became a toll-collecting, nuke-wielding hydra
  3. DSLReports: AT&T pushing FCC hard on net neutrality
  4. C|Net: Red Hat acquires Makara for cloud platform

    and Yahoo! said to be rolling out layoffs

  5. Ars Technica: Wikileaks moves to Amazon’s cloud to evade massive DDoS
  6. Network World; Inside the labs at Microsoft, hp, and IBM
  7. TC Magazine: Foxconn sues Creative over missed payments

    and Motorola separation to happen on January 4th

  8. DSLReports: Time Warner to charge extra for 3DTV
  9. The Guardian: DVD industry in crisis as sales slump
  10. SuperSite for Windows on the death of email

Hardware news

  1. X-bit labs: Acer plans to become world’s largest PC maker by end of 2011
  2. TC Magazine: IBM innovation to enable electrical and optical devices on same silicon
  3. Fudzilla: ARM Cortex A15 32 / 28nm aims for servers
  4. InfoWorld: Dell laptop uses new Intel cooling technology
  5. SemiAccurate: Acer’s Revo RL100 marries AMD CPU and Ion graphics
  6. TC Magazine: Linutop 3 compact PC swaps VIA C7 CPU for Intel Atom, keeps its price tag
  7. Expreview: Acer Aspire TimelineX laptops updated with Radeon HD 6000M graphics cards
  8. TC Magazine: Noctua to offer free LGA1155-supporting mounting kit to current customers
  9. Corsair launches Vengeance high-performance DDR3 memory
  10. SemiAccurate: Fresco Logic launches the FL1009 USB 3.0 host controller
  11. DailyTech: Next-gen CompactFlash Card format is based on PCIe
  12. VR-Zone: A-Data debuts S101 USB flash drive
  13. Expreview: Inno3D GTX 460 SE Green Edition graphics card hits Japanese stores
  14. TC Magazine: Sparkle debuts new, custom-cooled GeForce GTS 450

    and Gigabyte to release passively-cooled GeForce 210

    and Eizo unveils glasses-free 3D 23″ Full HD monitor

  15. Android Central: Logitech Revue about to get a much-needed update to its Netflix app
  16. DigiTimes: LED TV inventory rising on flat LCD TV sales during Black Friday
  17. C|Net: Cyber Monday sales score major gain over last year
  18. Win a Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 motherboard from Björn3D
  19. Puget Systems is running a 12 Days of Christmas Sale
  20. Dealzon’s deals: $300 off coupon for 11.6” Lenovo IdeaPad U160 i5, $65 off

    Logitech diNovo Mini, $90 off coupon for Dell XPS 8100 i7 + 21.5” LCD

    monitor, and $50 off Logitech G15 keyboard

Newegg’s holiday bargain hunter for 12/1

  1. 680W Sunbeam modular power supply

    (extra $10 off with promo code EMCYTZT237)

  2. $30 off 60GB OCZ Agility Series SATA II 2.5″ SSD
  3. $10 off Philips Sonicare R732 electric toothbrush

    (extra $20 off with promo code EMCYTZT235)

  4. 8GB Kingston DataTraveler 102 USB 2.0 flash drive

    (extra $5 off with promo code EMCYTZT236)

  5. $20 off Linksys CM100-RM Ethernet port cable modem


  1. DSLReports: Verizon announces December 1 LTE press event
  2. Engadget: Verizon launching LTE on December 5th,

    two transforming 4G USB modems hitch a wild ride

  3. C|Net: Mobile game revenue to top $11 billion by 2015
  4. TUAW: Apple Game Center terms of service updated, real names shared on invitation
  5. DailyTech: Study suggests Wi-Fi could be harming trees
  6. Mail Online: Is Wi-Fi frying our brains?
  7. Engadget: Delta expands Wi-Fi access to select regional jets
  8. AllThingsD: Acer CEO on why he’s waiting on Android
  9. Engadget: hp Slate beginning to ship?
  10. DailyTech: Nokia Siemens confirms use of its network optimization technology in iOS 4.2
  11. Fudzilla: Apple’s faith-based security takes another hit

    and iPhone 3G / 3GS gets 4.2.1 carrier unlock

  12. TUAW: iPad 2 camera supplier selected, remains mum
  13. The Mac Observer: iPhone URL display feature poses security threat
  14. SemiAccurate: Nokia and others seek to make smartphones less stupid
  15. Fudzilla: Mobile phone industry too slow for new hardware

    and Windows Mobile 7 being wiped by Android

  16. Engadget: Microsoft reiterates copy and paste is Windows Phone 7’s

    first update, ‘additional updates delivered in the future’

  17. Electronista: Dell briefly teases Venue Pro for Dec. 14 debut at $150
  18. AnandTech’s Nokia E5 review: A cheaper E72
  19. MCV: Angry Birds hit 7m on Android
  20. Engadget: AR.Pursuit augmented reality shooter app for AR.Drone now available on iTunes
  21. iLounge’s first look: Evenno The Fingerist music adapter for iPhone + iPod touch
  22. Ars Technica: iPad leading e-book reader demand despite Kindle price advantage
  23. C|Net: Google expects to launch e-book sales soon


  1. Threatpost: New Seflad ransomware attacks master boot record
  2. How-To Geek: How to use the BitDefender Rescue CD to clean your infected PC
  3. OSnews on NTFS: A file system with integrity and complexity
  4. The road to Microsoft Office 365: The past
  5. Windows Azure SDK and Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
  6. SuperSite Blog: Microsoft talks up desktop virtualization
  7. DailyTech: NC State, IBM develop “Nuwa” to patch offline virtual machines
  8. SUSE Security Summary Report: SUSE-SR:2010:022
  9. Ubuntu Geek: How to install latest Firefox 4.0 beta in Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04 / 9.10 using PPA
  10. How to install Google Earth 6 beta in Ubuntu (with some problem fixed)
  11. Kubuntu 10.10 review
  12. Fudzilla: AMD releases open source Fusion driver
  13. Expreview: Nvidia Inspector update to version

    and EVGA rolls out GTX 580 Fanspeed Unlocker v1.0

  14. TC Magazine: Winamp 5.6 up for grabs, includes fixes, new device management interface
  15. Download Squad: Chromey Calculator combines the

    power of Wolfram Alpha and Google Calculator

  16. TestFreaks review Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD
  17. CheckDisk 1.20
  18. O&O Defrag Professional Edition 14.1.305
  19. The Loginizer 1.0
  20. Free Audio Converter 2.2.10


  1. Bloomberg: Panasonic begins testing of portable video-game player ‘Jungle‘ in U.S.
  2. Sony: PlayStation Move reaches 4.1 million in worldwide sales [update]
  3. Fudzilla: Trial opens in modded Xbox 360 case

    and Gears of War 3 announcement coming at VGA

  4. Shacknews: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 patched on PC, Xbox 360

    [Updated: Vietnam, Map Pack 7 release dates]

    and Deus Ex: Human Revolution “Augmented

    Edition” and pre-order bonuses announced

    and more StarCraft II bans handed out for hacking

    and APB: Reloaded developer discusses free vs. premium content split

    and Xbox Live Indie Games Winter Uprising begins

  5. Joystiq: Atari bringing action RPG Venetica to North America
  6. MCV: Microsoft hints at Halo remake
  7. Ars Technica: Black Ops, Halo: Reach – busting the myths (video)
  8. Ars Technica on Zuma Blitz: The best microtransactions are ones you can ignore
  9. Shacknews has Shift 2 Unleashed first look hands-on
  10. TuxArena’s quick look at 0 A.D. – free Linux RTS game
  11. Joystiq: Pac-Man glows ‘green’ in Switzerland’s Festival of Trees and Lights
  12. Heaven Media Game of the Year 2010 competition


  1. Engadget’s Dell Inspiron Duo review
  2. HotHardware reviews 13″ Apple MacBook Air
  3. t-break’s 11″ Lenovo Edge notebook review
  4. PCStats reviews Athlon II X4 645
  5. Guru3D’s Asus P8P67 Deluxe Sandy bridge mobo preview
  6. PureOC reviews Asus Sabertooth X58 TUF motherboard
  7. Hardware Heaven reviews Asus P7H55-M/USB3 motherboard
  8. Benchmark Reviews on 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000MHz memory kit


  1. Legit Reviews does Nvidia GeForce GTX 580

    SLI benchmarking w/ Asus ENGTX580

  2. TechReaction reviews Asus GeForce GTX 580 Voltage Tweak
  3. Fudzilla has Gainward GTX 580 Golden Sample tested
  4. Metku reviews AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870
  5. KitGuru reviews Asus EAH6850 Direct CU Overclock Edition
  6. Neoseeker reviews PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+
  7. reviews ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black 1GB (in Spanish)

Multimedia, power, casing & cooling

  1. Techgage reviews Roku XD media player
  2. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews Logitech Z305 laptop speaker
  3. ThinkComputers reviews Corsair HS1 USB gaming headset
  4. KitGuru reviews SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB gaming headset
  5. X-bit labs on golden silence: Seasonic and SilverStone fanless PSUs
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews 750W Antec High Current Gamer PSU
  7. Tweaknews on BitFenix Survivor case
  8. reviews Tsunami D-25 USB 3.0 2.5″ enclosure
  9. FrostyTech reviews Coolink Corator DS heatsink
Comments closed
    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    l[<]§ Meanwhile, AnandTech claims SB does not support OpenCL (SB Preview, comments section): l[<"RE: OpenCL? by Anand Lal Shimpi on Friday, August 27, 2010 Sandy Bridge's GPU does not support OpenCL. This is strictly a graphics play, Intel doesn't have an announced GPU compute strategy outside of what it's doing with Larrabee. Take care, Anand"<]l Now I'm confused... Which one is it? OpenCL or no OpenCL?

    • Sagia
    • 9 years ago

    no ATI fanboys battle today?

      • TaBoVilla
      • 9 years ago

      dude, you have to type “First!” to be eligible for the SSK grand prize trophy at the end of the news comment section 2010 season =)

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        First Post fail for sagia. Buddy, quick! edit it! make it look like you remembered!!

          • plasticplate
          • 9 years ago

          There u go, thts wat SSK always does.

      • can-a-tuna
      • 9 years ago

      No, lets have it tomorrow.

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      ATI Radeon HD 4850 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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