National Brownie Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. AppleInsider: Classifying iPad as mobile PC makes Apple no. 3 worldwide manufacturer
  2. Combined sales of smartphones and tablets to surpass the humble PC in 18 months, says IDC
  3. Engadget: Google unveils Cr-48, the first Chrome OS laptop and

    Google Chrome OS gets detailed, first laptops from Acer and

    Samsung coming mid-2011

  4. AMD talks Fusion at X-bit labs: Technology, software, strategy
  5. X-bit labs: Gigabyte to offer overclocking functionality for Fusion Zacate platform
  6. Fudzilla: Cayman Radeon HD 6970 & 6950 launch December 15th

    and Radeon HD 6970 priced at $450 and Nvidia’s GTX 570 shows

    up at

  7. TechFlash: Microsoft’s ‘Tracking Protection‘ brings new privacy settings to IE9
  8. Engadget: OnLive demos Windows 7 on an iPad and

    Galaxy Tab, launches cloud computing tablet app

National Brownie Day

  1. Netflix announces CFO Barry McCarthy will depart, appoints

    company finance veteran David Wells to succeed him

  2. DSLReports: Shaw wants Netflix & Google regulated as broadcasters
  3. Former Palm CEO Rubenstein: Palm’s ceiling limited without hp
  4. C|Net reports Salesforce-Oracle rivalry heats up with
  5. Microsoft: Moving more assets to the cloud may curb piracy
  6. TorrentFreak: MPAA to target pirating college students and rogue universities
  7. “It’s organized crime”: One P2P defendant speaks out
  8. Ars Technica: US Copyright Group drops 5,000 P2P defendants from cases
  9. C|Net reports indie filmmakers to refile piracy suits
  10. Techdirt: Getting rid of fantasy numbers in the copyright debates
  11. Ars Technica: Users can now read full Kindle books online
  12. TC Magazine: Bing starts adding mall maps to help with the holiday shopping
  13. Engadget: ZScape 3D holographic prints take maps to the next dimension, sans spectacles
  14. Apple CEO: MobileMe to ‘get a lot better‘ next year
  15. DailyTech reports U.S. government misprints $110B USD in “high tech” currency

Hardware news

  1. Nvidia SLI technology and Intel Sandy Bridge form the ultimate gaming PC
  2. SemiAccurate: Intel (quietly) launches two new X58 boards
  3. Google: Chrome OS laptops won’t dual-boot with

    Windows, live customer support for Cr-48 owners

  4. C|Net reports storage system sales show a rebound
  5. X-bit labs: Samsung develops memory module based on TSV memory chips
  6. VR-Zone: MSI announces new mini-ITX boards and F-series notebooks
  7. TUAW: 3TB HD, triple SSD iMac turnkey drive upgrades available from OWC
  8. StorageReview: WD updates Caviar Blue hard drives with SATA 6Gbps interface
  9. Expreview: Team Group delivers Christmas-themed F108 flash drive
  10. TC Magazine: Imagination announces new, high performance PowerVR graphics core

    and new Gigabyte GT 430 card comes with TurboCache support

    and Acer HS244HQ 3D monitor to become available this month

  11. Dealzon’s deals: $400 coupon for hp laptops $1,249+, $80 off Sennheiser HD-558 headphones,

    $300 coupon for 14″ Lenovo IdeaPad U460 i5 / GeForce 305M, and $60 coupon for 15.6″

    Samsung RF510 i7 / GeForce GT 330M


  1. Verizon CEO: 4G can be a ‘substitute’ for home

    Internet and cable, will accelerate cord cutting

  2. Engadget: Google partners with Verizon for free 3G

    data allowance with every Chrome OS netbook

  3. AT&T’s Richard Lindner: “Exclusive arrangements end.”
  4. DSLReports: AT&T considers new low wireless caps a success
  5. C|Net: RIM’s PlayBook the linchpin of a 10-year plan

    and RIM accepting PlayBook apps for approval

  6. Fudzilla: Motorola’s Tegra 2 tablet detailed
  7. DigiTimes: Coretronic reportedly to supply BLUs for iPad 2
  8. Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 may take 2 years to catch up to Apple, Google
  9. Engadget: LG teams up with VMware to deploy Android handsets with virtualization

    and EVO Shift 4G (AKA HTC Knight / Speedy) shows up in accessory pics,

    exhibits dubious dress Sense

  10. MetroPCS: LTE Android smartphone by February
  11. TC Magazine: Nokia X7 smartphone pictured, coming to AT&T
  12. The Huffington Post on Google’s Nexus S ad: Is it

    really the ‘worst commercial of the year?’ (video)

  13. Engadget’s Google Nexus S preview
  14. Engadget: Gingerbread ROMs start cooking for HTC EVO 4G et al.;

    keyboard ported for rooted Androids and LG invents imaginary 1GHz

    processsor requirement to say Optimus One won’t get Gingebread

  15. Fudzilla reports Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb comes next year
  16. Develop: How Android 2.3 is built for game devs (video)
  17. MacWorld: OnLive releases iPad app for spectating live games


  1. Expreview: Updated GeForce 263.09 WHQL driver with GTX 570 support available
  2. PC Pro reports single software license shared 774,651 times
  3. Google’s Andy Rubin says iTunes is “not the right experience
  4. Ars Technica: Google demos Chrome OS, launches pilot program
  5. C|Net: Chrome Web Store a gift for developers, a sea change for users

    and Google Chrome Dev release introduces Google Cloud Printing

    and add-on offers Gmail-like UI in Thunderbird 3.3

  6. Download Squad: Google Chrome Canary hits v10,

    Crankshaft turbocharges V8 JavaScript engine

  7. C|Net reports Adobe issues Lightroom 3.3, patches Photoshop
  8. First service pack beta for Visual Studio 2010 now downloadable
  9. SuperSite for Windows on Drive Extender and the future of SBS and WHS
  10. ATi-Forum, Ninjalane, t-break, Techgage, Tecnoreviews & TweakTown review 3DMark 11
  11. Ars Technica reviews Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac
  12. Go2Linux: How to block, lock, or deny access to a user into Linux
  13. Tech Drive-in has top 3 application menu alternatives for Ubuntu
  14. OpenSUSE 11.4 (M4) is released | screenshots tour
  15. Symantec W32.Ackantta!Dr removal tool
  16. TUAW: QuickTime 7.6.0 out now, fixes a number of security issues
  17. Winamp 5.601
  18. GMail Drive 1.0.17
  19. Drm-Removal 4.1.4


  1. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in stores now
  2. IncGamers: Blizzard responds to Panorama on video game addiction investigation
  3. C|Net shares rumor: Blizzard leak reveals 5-year product plans; Diablo III in 2011?
  4. Eurogamer reports EA skeptical about OnLive
  5. X-bit labs: In-browser games to get console quality graphics – former Sony executive
  6. The Consumerist: GameStop guy denies trade, saying ‘you might have stolen it’
  7. Shacknews reports Tomb Raider reboot first details revealed and

    Fallout: New Vegas patch coming to PC, consoles; will be ‘comprehensive’

  8. Eurogamer reports Sniper developer making four FPS games
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood ‘Secret Skin’ trailer
  10. PopCap releases Bejeweled 3
  11. Joystiq: Secret menu found in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
  12. IGN’s PC gaming year in review 2010
  13. Ars Technica plays Rock Band 3 again with the Mad Catz Mustang Pro
  14. Team Fortress 2 and The Settlers 7 updates released on Steam

Systems and storage

  1. Ars Technica posts HTPC guide: December 2010
  2. Engadget’s Samsung QX410 review
  3. EOC, HT4U, and TweakTown review Phenom II X6 1100T BE
  4. X-bit labs review Asus Sabertooth X58: A mainboard for life (of your PC)
  5. InsideHW reviews MSI 880GMA-E45
  6. SPCR on the new high areal density 3TB and 2TB Caviar Greens from WD

Multimedia, case, and cooling

  1. AnandTech on IBM’s ThinkPad T42 LCD: A blast from the past
  2. AnandTech, FiringSquad, Fudzilla, [H]ard|OCP, HotHardware,

    HT4U, and Voodoo Extreme review Nvidia GeForce GTX 570

  3. TweakTown reviews Gainward GeForce GTX 570 GLH 1280MB
  4. Guru3D’s GeForce GTX 570 SLI review (Gigabyte)
  5. TweakTown has MSI GeForce GTX 580 1536MB overclocked
  6. lab501 tests DX11 VGAs in 3DMark 2011 (in Romanian)
  7. Benchmark Reviews on Mad Catz CoD: Black Ops 5.1 gaming headset
  8. Tweaknews on Xigmatek Asgard II case
  9. Madshrimps review Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 CPU cooler
Comments closed
    • Rakhmaninov3
    • 9 years ago

    Who the hell thinks tablets and smartphones can competently replace traditional computers? I guess maybe those that somehow aren’t driven crazy by tiny touchscreen keyboards and Apple fans who are trying to trump up some kind of No. 3 manufacturing title for their friend Steve’s company, but seriously….they’re great for casual internet surfing when you have nothing else to do at the bus stop or need a bit of info on the run, but I wouldn’t ever want to do even the easy office tasks I do on my PC on a 9″ or whatever tablet. They’re more like computer accessories than replacements.

    “If we categorize Marlboros as automotives, then Phillip Morris will surpass Toyota as the Number One automotive manufacturer! Hooray!”


    • Ronald
    • 9 years ago

    Updated with Dealzon’s deals. The deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad U460 expires today, December 8:


    • thermistor
    • 9 years ago

    #11…Dead battery! Damn it!

    I just love the “if you combine X and Y, they’re much bigger than Z.” Tablets and smartphones complement PC’s, I think. It’s not an either/or proposition. Maybe one day you can just jack a monitor, external KB/mouse, etc. into a smarthpone or tablet, run a NAS somewhere to back up critical files on the smartphone, etc. On that day, the beige box will truly be obsolete for many users, but not before.

    Who owns a smartphone or a table who doesn’t also own a PC? Very few I think.

    • UberGerbil
    • 9 years ago

    Anytime you see ” の” you should think “Japanese” — and you’ll usually see it, because it essentially means “the”

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      wow seems more difficult than differentials equations

      • Palek
      • 9 years ago

      To be precise, のis a Japanese hiragana character standing for the sound “no”. In writing の by itself is a particle used to indicate possession.

    • RickyTick
    • 9 years ago

    Don’t know if the Nexus S ad is the “worst commercial of the year”, but it made me dizzy and gave me a headache. It has my vote! yuk

    • urbain
    • 9 years ago


      • poulpy
      • 9 years ago

      Can’t seem to be able to translate that. I know deep down it’s probably a random comment but now I’m frustrated!!
      Would only be worse if you had grabbed the 1st post with that I guess 🙂

        • Jigar
        • 9 years ago

        He wrote it in Japaneses, it means: Thanks for this wonderful shortbread.

          • poulpy
          • 9 years ago

          *hides under the table in shame*
          Tried Chinese and Korean but not Japanese, my character recognition brain cells were still not switched on at 10am I guess..

            • Ronald
            • 9 years ago

            Kono sutekina Shortbread no okagedesu.

            Literally, “It’s because of this wonderful Shortbread.”

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago

    Definition of a smartphone: something that makes a lot of noises and is very flashy just to call someone.

      • Voldenuit
      • 9 years ago

      And it’s run out of juice by the end of the day from facebooking and playing Angry Birds, so you can’t call AAA when your car breaks down on the freeway. :p

        • Corrado
        • 9 years ago

        If you’re in your car, wouldn’t you have a car charger? 🙂

    • Jigar
    • 9 years ago

    Cayman needs to be fast or else AMD is toast again…

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Hey, you’re not our regularly-scheduled troll!

        • Jigar
        • 9 years ago

        And who told you, i was trolling ?

      • khands
      • 9 years ago

      I’m sure it will be, my guess is slightly less quick than the GTX 580 but I’d love to be proved wrong, the 6950 will most likely hit the 570 target.

        • anotherengineer
        • 9 years ago

        No leaks or guesstimates on the shaders, etc the 6950 and 6970 will have?

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