National Miner’s Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Engadget: Comcast Internet down in the midwest, DNS servers to blame again
  2. TG Daily reports U.S. Department of Transportation wants a cell phone kill switch
  3. C|Net considers U.S. chip manufacturing in the age of the iPad
  4. Ars Technica: Potential Nvidia / Intel settlement could mean good news for Apple
  5. Engadget: Nvidia GeForce GT 540M refreshes mobile graphics midrange, starts up 500M series
  6. Expreview: POV / TGT brings out water-cooled GeForce GTX 580 “Beast” graphics card
  7. Threatpost: Inside Patch Tuesday at the Microsoft Security Response Center
  8. Australia’s Herald Sun: Push for R18+ video game rating

National Miner’s Day

  1. Threatpost on WikiLeaks cablegate: Time to blame the victim?
  2. WikiLeaks: Chinese officials were behind Google cyberattacks
  3. C|Net: Chinese leader googled self, got mad at Google?
  4. WSJ: Some data-miners ready to reveal what they know
  5. C|Net reports Facebook rolls out facelift for profile pages
  6. Yahoo! News: A Foursquare TV show? Don’t laugh, it’s real

Hardware news

  1. TC Magazine: Semiconductor sales reach $26.3 million in October
  2. DigiTimes: TSMC gearing up for 28nm production in 2011 and

    notebook shipments to hp, Acer lower than expected in November,

    say Taiwan component makers

  3. TC Magazine: Giada D2301 mini PC brings together Core i3 / i5 /i7 CPU and Nvidia Ion graphics
  4. Engadget: Shenzhen netvertible flips its lid, apes Dell Inspiron Duo with days to spare
  5. TC Magazine reports Asus develops new, factory-overclocked GeForce GTS 450
  6. Engadget reports TDK debuts $499 ‘Three-Speaker Boombox
  7. NCIX’s sweet holiday deals
  8. Dealzon’s deals: $1,000 coupon for 17″ Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds dual-Screen, $51 off

    11.6″ MacBook Air, $270 off 13.3″ Asus UL30A-A2, and $59 off 14MP Kodak M575

Newegg holiday bargain hunter for 12/6

  1. $145 off Garmin nüvi 1490T 5.0 GPS
  2. Flip UltraHD video camera – white (extra $13 off with promo code EMCYTZT239)
  3. $50 off 64GB Samsung 470 series SATA II SSD
  4. $21 off Ginsu 8-piece cutlery set
  5. $20 off Asus M4A87TD EVO AM3 motherboard


  1. Engadget: Federal Wi-Net bill proposes a femtocell and Wi-Fi hotspot in every federal building
  2. AnandTech’s holiday smartphone buyer’s guide
  3. t-break reviews Acer beTouch E130 mobile phone
  4. TechCrunch: Angry Birds on Android projected to generate $1 million per month in advertising
  5. Download Squad: Dolphin Browser Mini brings better web browsing to older Android devices
  6. t-break reviews SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad
  7. World of Warcraft: Now coming to an Android near you
  8. TUAW’s first look: Ninja Steve for iOS


  1. Conceivably Tech: Chrome 10 reanimates Instant Search as Instant Type
  2. Download Squad’s hands-on with Skitch 1.0, the best screenshot app for Mac
  3. Dropbox 1.1.0 RC
  4. Disk Bench
  5. Hamster Free Video Converter beta


  1. DailyTech reports EA tells Tiger Woods to end losing streak
  2. Shoutpedia: PlayStation 3 firmware 3.50 jailbreaked using X3 Max Dongle
  3. Engadget: Razorfish ports DaVinci interface to Kinect, makes physics cool (video)

    and Thrustmaster teases T500RS steering wheel, the new official peripheral for

    Gran Turismo

  4. Big Download: Minecraft exceeds sales of 700,000 units
  5. The new World of Warcraft community site
  6. Hi Tech Legion’s H.A.W.X. 2 gaming and performance review
  7. KitGuru reviews Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC)
  8. GameInternals: Understanding Pac-Man ghost behavior

Systems and optical storage

  1. OCIA reviews Asus P6X58D-E
  2. X-bit labs review Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0):

    High-end LGA 1366 functionality at lost cost

  3. PureOC reviews Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3
  4. TechReaction reviews SilverStone TOB01 Blu-ray burner

Multimedia, power, and case

  1. Real World Labs review Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Golden Sample
  2. t-break reviews BenQ XL2410T monitor
  3. Legit Reviews on Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboard
  4. Benchmark Reviews on Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard
  5. Legit Reviews on Screwpop 4-in-1 keychain tool
  6. [H]ard|OCP reviews 750W Thermaltake Toughpower Grand PSU
  7. Overclockers Online reviews Azza Hurrican 2000 case
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    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


      • Resound
      • 9 years ago

      No, it wasn’t just you who had that immediate reaction 🙂

    • designerfx
    • 9 years ago

    re: comcast being down

    just switch to google’s DNS and you’re done. simple.

    I saw this coming…everything was starting to slow down. So I tried to do a lookup and wham, everything crashed. Had forgotten I got a new router that had DHCP dns assignment by default.

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      Indeed or openDNS, I have my router set to opendns and never had a problem.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago


          • anotherengineer
          • 9 years ago


          • plasticplate
          • 9 years ago

          BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!! Did u just……….How can u………..*head spinning*…..*vision blurring*……..*picks up a doll of SSK and some pins*

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            sucks man, it isn’t my thing though. i love my wife. I have to misbehave in other ways….

        • indeego
        • 9 years ago

        Dumped OpenDNS for two reasons:

        1. When I had issues resolving many google-based domains via an ISP in Southern Cal. Changing to any other DNS resolved the issue.
        2. OpenDNS is slow. If you don’t resolve prepare to wait and wait and wait. Often times I’d have strange ‘quirks’ where resolving might work one day, and not the next.

        As for Google’s DNS, as long as you don’t think China still has its tendrils in their network, you should be just fineg{

          • anotherengineer
          • 9 years ago

          Hmmmm I have never had a problem, but maybe I will try it out just for the fun of it.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah, I did the same thing last night and was right back up and running. It was kind of nice being able to use the internet while the unwashed masses weren’t clogging up the tubes with Youtube videos.

    • Jigar
    • 9 years ago

    Looks like i should try Minecraft…

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      it’s interesting. the lack of a goal kept me from really playing it though. good on them though. A game can be successful without being uber violent or sexual

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        How is that possible!

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          i’m not sure. strange i know.

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