Jobs Report Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. X-bit labs: Seagate and Western Digital could have formed gargantuan HDD conglomerate
  2. DailyTech: FCC chairman Genachowski proposes web rules that will allow tiered pricing
  3. The NY Times: Smartphones and tablets to take over in 2011, researchers say
  4. TC Magazine: Seagate introduces Barracuda Green SATA 6.0 Gbps hard drives

    and Inno3D watercooled GeForce GTX 580 pictured, packs all-in-one LC system

  5. EVGA Forums: Palit recalling their Sonic GTX 580s?
  6. AVG 2011 Free edition causes problems for Windows 7 64-bit users
  7. Latest stable release of Google Chrome 8.0.552.215 comes with a built-in PDF viewer;

    Chrome sandboxes Flash Player in latest dev channel release for Windows

  8. TF2 Official Blog: Announcing the Team Fortress 2 (public) Beta

Jobs Report Friday

  1. The Consumerist: Comcast’s letter to the FCC about Netflix tollgate
  2. DSLReports: Studio execs whine, think Netflix is getting too powerful
  3. NY Post reports Netflix offering $100K for TV episodes
  4. Ars Technica: Google streamlining its approach to digital copyright
  5. VR-Zone: Is Google building an “Emerald City“?
  6. Fudzilla: Australia claims WikiLeaks is illegal
  7. TechFlash: explains decision to remove WikiLeaks from servers
  8. Cable’s top lobbyist: Over-charging consumers helps the poor
  9. Fudzilla reports Real Networks shows off new consumer product
  10. Engadget: Polaroid’s CES 2011 teaser hints at instant photography’s rebirth
  11. Ars Technica’s Hannibal talks to Mozilla’s Aza Raskin on the marriage of web and TV
  12. PCPer podcast #131
  13. TUAW: Apple employees love Steve Jobs
  14. TechFlash reports Paul Allen donates $26M to WSU

Hardware news

  1. C|Net: Laptops of Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake hacked?
  2. DigiTimes: Asus set to see netbook shipments decline in 2011

    and increasing material costs damage profits of touch panel makers

  3. Engadget: Toshiba launches NB520 and NB500 netbooks,

    one with Harman Kardon sound, one without

  4. Expreview has Asus P8P67 WS Revolution mobo exposed

    and Transcend ships 8GB aXeRam DDR3-2000 memory kit

    and Active Media Products delivers can-shaped flash drives

  5. KitGuru: Nvidia GTX 570 launches in the UK at £299
  6. TC Magazine: LG releases the super-slim E2290V LED-backlit monitor
  7. VR-Zone: Mode dial locking modification for Canon

    EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D DSLR cameras

  8. TUAW: Apple compact wired keyboard gets discontinued
  9. TC Magazine: SilverStone readies the Strider Gold line-up of 80Plus Gold-rated PSUs
  10. C|Net: Woz goes hands-on with technology relics
  11. Dealzon’s deals: $350 coupon for 20” Lenovo C315 touch PC / TV tuner, $250 coupon

    for 14” Lenovo G460 i5, $180 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 i3, and

    $90 coupon for Dell XPS 8100 i5 / 8GB / 1TB + 21.5″ LCD


  1. Verizon LTE: Blow through your 5GB cap in 32 minutes
  2. C|Net reports Clearwire scores funding, adds Wi-Fi modem
  3. Engadget: Sprint wouldn’t mind if T-Mobile bought 4G spectrum from Clearwire
  4. DigiTimes: iPad impact less on smartphones than on PCs, says HTC exec

    and branded notebook vendors to launch Oak Trail-based tablet PCs in 1Q11

  5. HotHardware reviews Samsung Galaxy Tab
  6. VR-Zone: In Soviet Russia, MeeGo handsets run Atom

    and HTC plans to launch 3D smartphones in 2011

  7. C|Net: RIM arming itself for smartphone battle
  8. Engadget: Best Buy Mobile will offer free smartphones,

    mostly Android, every day in December

  9. BGR: BlackBerry 6 kernel gets cryptographic seal of approval from U.S. government
  10. Engadget: Android 2.x now accounts for 83% of all active Google phones and

    Android Gingerbread officially teases you in Google’s voice search video tutorial

    and GameString demos its streaming, custom World of Warcraft UI by raiding

    on an HTC Desire (video)

  11. everyAir 3D – realtime stereo 3D desktop on iPad
  12. Shacknews: Gameloft announces StarFront: Collision

    for iOS devices; it looks really familiar


  1. Engadget: Lineo’s Warp 2 boots Fedora on Atom in 4 seconds,

    MPC Data’s SwiftBoot warms up embedded Linux in an instant

  2. Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 released
  3. December updates stabilize KDE 4.5 further
  4. Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (part 1) – graphics
  5. Ars Technica reports Silverlight 5 unveiled: Many new features, direction still vague
  6. Conceivably Tech: Microsoft, Adobe talk HTML6
  7. The road to Office 365: The future
  8. Expreview reports Nvidia GeForce / Ion 261.01 driver leaked
  9. C|Net reports Firefox’s Jetpack add-ons taking off soon

    and Chrome Web Store could emerge soon

  10. System Explorer 2.4.0
  11. AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.20.1165 beta
  12. Nvidia Inspector 1.94.2
  13. Nero BurnLite 10.0.10600


  1. Ars Technica: Prosecutors dismiss Xbox-modding case mid-trial
  2. Ars Technica reports OnLive begins all you can eat, $10 subscription
  3. Engadget: Gaikai enters closed beta, we get an exclusive first look
  4. Analyst: Kinect sales already higher than Move
  5. Take-Two: No annual Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto
  6. Shacknews: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light getting

    Kane & Lynch, Raziel & Kain DLC character packs

  7. Super Meat Boy and Team Fortress 2 updates released on Steam
  8. Ars Technica on the failure of Gran Turismo 5: The power of menus and UI

    and Dead Nation on the PS3 reviewed

  9. ThinkComputers has Killzone 3 beta overview
  10. 4 more Linux games to distract you from work
  11. Shacknews: Deus Ex: GOTY Edition priced at 99 cents on Games for Windows
  12. GameStop’s plans for WoW: Cataclysm

Systems and storage

  1. Techgage on VPS: What it is and how it’s useful
  2. KitGuru reviews ASRock Vision 3D system
  3. Hardware Heaven reviews Dell XPS 15 (L501X) laptop
  4. AnandTech reviews Dell Latitude E6410
  5. Futurelooks reviews Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
  6. X-bit labs have CPU benchmark, part 3: High-end processors
  7. Hardware Secrets looks at MSI P67A-GD65
  8. Tweaknews on 128GB Zalman S-Series JMicron SSD
  9. reviews 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD

Multimedia and power

  1. [H]ard|OCP pits GeForce GTX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews XFX Radeon HD 6850 Black Edition
  3. Guru3D reviews 24″ Zalman ZM-M240W stereoscopic monitor
  4. Hi Tech Legion reviews Tt eSports Challenger Pro gaming keyboard
  5. Benchmark Reviews on Mad Catz Call of Duty: Black Ops Stealth mouse
  6. Hardware Canucks review Mionix NAOS 3200 gaming mouse
  7. Overclockers Online reviews Corsair Gaming Series GS800 PSU
Comments closed
    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    “The NY Times: Smartphones and tablets to take over in 2011, researchers say”

    Geriatric writing at its best. Its funny that NYT thinks that a closed system on a tablet will replace an open one. as long as the cpu in the tablet is x86 compatible, I wouldn’t think twice to wipe it and install windows 7, ie. joojoo.

    • trackerben
    • 9 years ago

    Why is it now Jobs Report Friday Shortbread instead of Friday Shortbread? There’s nothing new about Apple’s CEO, and for all else there’s Drudge Report anyway.

    Just kidding.

    Of course it’s about some economic metric. Maybe it will stimulate the rest of us not so blessed to be among the Washington elite.

    • NeronetFi
    • 9 years ago

    forgot Reply

    • Deanjo
    • 9 years ago


      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      You mis-read that. It’s actually l[<"Microsoft, Adobe discuss how to screw Apple"<]l

        • Peffse
        • 9 years ago

        Well, at least it’s two lesser evils compared to the prime evil.

          • jdaven
          • 9 years ago

          You mean Intel?

            • BoBzeBuilder
            • 9 years ago

            He means Nvidia. Wait, is there such a thing as a kind corporation? /[

            • plasticplate
            • 9 years ago

            Ha, thought he meant Apple.

            • Farting Bob
            • 9 years ago

            Everyone knows that you are instantly 50% kinder to customers if you are the underdog. AMD have benefited from this for years. “Its not as fast, and uses more power but like hell im buying from Intel, those guys are way more evil!”

            • OneArmedScissor
            • 9 years ago

            Wow. Your definition of “underdog” and undercutting competitors are two very different things. Guess which one actually helps a business?

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    “VIII.Cable’s top lobbyist: Over-charging consumers helps the poor”

    Hmm by reading that one line I think how??

    Do Cable company’s take the cash from those high profit margins and run soup kitchen’s and make large charitable donations to non-profit organizations to help the poor??

    Somehow I don’t think so. I think the execs give themselves big fat bonuses with it.

    Silly lobbyist.

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Silly engineer! Just what do you think those execs do with that massive bonus? Why, they hire an illegal Mexican maid, and illegal Phillipino nanny for the kids, an illegal Columbian gardener, an illegal Cuban handyman, an illegal Peruvian chauffeur, etc – all of whom were dirt poor before they were hired for a bit less than minimum wage, and are thus slightly less poor now.

      It’s called ‘trickle down economics’, dummy! 🙂

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        lol +1! ohhhh good ol’ market economies! i’m currently reading “the value of nothing” by Raj Patel. It’s a pretty damn good book. Worth a read if you’re in the mood!

        • anotherengineer
        • 9 years ago

        I would just have a house in Cuba and live like a King 😀

          • plasticplate
          • 9 years ago

          Or u can go to somalia and buy the whole country……. figuratively speaking.

            • dpaus
            • 9 years ago

            Who the hell would want to own those problems?!!!?

    • NeronetFi
    • 9 years ago


      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Can you say ‘vindictive throttling’??

        • NeronetFi
        • 9 years ago

        That is what I am thinking. Its odd b/c over the weekend I was streaming w/o issues. Even while downloading from Steam and still getting full quality.

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