Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Canada: We might be America’s hat, but we don’t like data caps
  2. PCMag: PC prices on the rise? Thank Apple for that
  3. Engadget: USB 3.0 for Mac review and benchmarks (with a LaCie 2big USB 3.0)
  4. WSGF’s 5-screen Eyefinity demo reel – setup, Heaven

    demo, HAWX, Half-Life 2, Just Cause 2 & Battle Forge

  5. TG Daily: Glasses-free 3D company wants to make a CES splash
  6. Ars Technica: MSE 2.0 arrives with heuristic scanning, network traffic inspection
  7. Engadget: Android 2.3 Gingerbread’s source code now available
  8. TUAW: id Software’s Rage v1.11 update adds

    Game Center, gyroscope controls, and TV support


  1. Fudzilla: AMD, TSMC execs face insider trading probe
  2. C|Net has more details about sale of Apple, Dell secrets
  3. Data Center Knowledge posts the Apple Data Center FAQ
  4. TUAW: Sharp spends $1.2 billion on LCD production plant, Apple alleged client
  5. TechFlash reports iPod creator joins Amazon board
  6. Aza Raskin: Leaving Mozilla, starting Massive Health
  7. Fudzilla reports Nokia opens new front in war against Apple
  8. C|Net: Google, CT headed for showdown over Street View
  9. DSLReports: Comcast, Level 3 still negotiating and

    and last minute wrangling on FCC neutrality rules

    and France not kicking people off the Internet fast enough

  10. iTnews Australia reports UN mulls Internet regulation options
  11. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named Time Person of the Year – why?
  12. Ars Technica has a history of computing flamewars—in handy graph form

Hardware news

  1. PC Perspective: Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 / i5 CPUs and MBs already for sale in Malaysia
  2. Expreview: LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 enterprise PCI-E SSD hits store shelves

    and Yeston non-reference HD 6970 PCB exposure with 15-phase power supply

  3. Fudzilla: Nvidia mobile 500 generation is DX11, CES
  4. VR-Zone: Gainward planning another non-reference card, the GeForce GTX 570 Phantom
  5. TC Magazine: Revoltec debuts the FightMouse Elite gaming mouse
  6. Engadget: Razer Scarab has regular mouse pad looks, precision gaming DNA

Newegg holiday bargain hunter – 12/18/10

  1. $10 off 8″ hp D820A3 digital picture frame
  2. $30 off 1TB Toshiba MK1059GSM SATA 3.0Gb/s notebook HDD

    (extra $10 off with promo code EMCYTZT251)

  3. $110 off 32″ Haier HL32P2 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV
  4. $10 off Razer Mamba gaming mouse

    (extra $20 off with promo code EMCYTZT252)

  5. $74.40 Seiko SNAA35 men’s watch
  6. $40 off Asus P6X58D Premium X58 motherboard
  7. $10 off 4GB Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition PC3-10666 memory kit


  1. C|Net: BlackBerry PlayBook landing as soon as February?
  2. Engadget: Palm’s tablet is codenamed ‘Topaz,’ keyboard accessory leaks out
  3. Fudzilla: Nvidia reportedly lands Tegra 2 order from Samsung
  4. 2011: The year of the femtocell?
  5. TechReviewSource has Verizon Wireless 4G LTE: A review
  6. C|Net: Leaked accessory hints webOS tablet is near
  7. Nokia to launch tablet in Q3 2011
  8. TC Magazine: NEC bringing dual-screen Android tablet to CES 2011

    and Fujitsu LifeBook T580 convertible tablet available in the U.S.

    and Creative’s 7″ ZiiO tablet available in the U.S.

  9. Engadget: E Fun Next3 Android 2.1 tablet available for $230
  10. HotHardware: Android 2.2 Froyo breathes new life into Dell Streak
  11. TR alum Joel Hruska reviews Maylong’s $99 M-150 tablet
  12. Engadget Chinese gets hands-on with the Meizu M9
  13. PreCentral: Verizon Pre 2 pops up on eBay, actual release date still elusive
  14. Engadget: Samsung Galaxy S receives Gingerbread port right from the Nexus S source (video)
  15. TUAW: Skyfire browser headed for iPad
  16. Engadget: Yahoo! Messenger and ooVoo Mobile do

    video chat on Android, but only for a select few and

    Kindle for Android updated with periodicals and

    integrated web store, can be installed on SD card

    and Microsoft rolls out updated Windows Phone 7

    Connector for Mac

  17. Fudzilla: 4,200 Windows Phone 7 apps now available
  18. Windows Phone 7 guides for IT professionals
  19. Infinity Blade | Tips from Epic’s development team
  20. Engadget reports Dungeon Defenders: First Wave brings Unreal Engine to Android this month
  21. MCV: EA cuts prices to dominate Apple’s App Store


  1. Avira: 25% of PC users disable antivirus software
  2. Microsoft strikes back at Google on e-mail back-up plan
  3. SuperSite on how Microsoft can fix Windows 8, part 2: Virtualize compatibility
  4. Microsoft releases update that enables Exchange 2010 Archive access for Outlook 2007
  5. Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 SP1 evaluation
  6. HPC Pack 2008 R2 client utilities package and

    MS-MPI redistributable package with Service Pack 1

  7. TUAW: All signs point to January 6th launch of iWork ’11
  8. Linux Journal: Wi-Fi on the command line
  9. Dropbox 1.0.10 Final
  10. VirtualBox 4.0.0 beta 4
  11. WinRAR 4.0 beta 3
  12. Silverlight 4.0.51204.0 Final


  1. Citing source, Eurogamer claims Microsoft quadrupling Kinect accuracy
  2. Engadget: Xbox 360 gets a limited edition orange Tron controller
  3. Shacknews reports Take-Two Interactive wrangles $42.6 million in profit; shares jump 8%
  4. EA CEO: $99 Nintendo Wii would see ‘new life’
  5. Shacknews: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings ‘hardcore’ mode features permanent death

    and Gears of War 3 early beta access offered in Bulletstorm ‘Epic Edition’

    and Crysis 2 trailer lets you be the weapon and

    Dragon Age II trailer: PC combat walkthrough and

    BFBC2 Vietnam trailer shows fortunate sons, hits PC today

  6. Dead Space 2 ‘Isacc Clarke at Visceral‘ episode 01
  7. Natural Selection 2 beta gameplay trailer
  8. Shacknews Weekend Confirmed episode 39 (podcast)
  9. Cataclysm 10-day trial edition now available
  10. Left 4 Dead 2 update and TF2, CS: Source, DoD:

    Source & HL2: Deathmatch updates released on Steam

  11. Shacknews has Uncharted 3 first look preview
  12. Marketing in secret: Ars Technica has the story of XBLA’s ilomilo
  13. Blizzard’s weekend sale—save $10 on StarCraft II
  14. TF2 Official Blog: Huge sale in the Mann Co. Store this weekend only
  15. Ars Technica reports Xbox Live Marketplace holiday sale starts December 21


  1. AnandTech reviews hp Mini 5103: Looking at the dual-core Atom N550
  2. StorageReview’s Synology DiskStation DS411+ review
  3. Expreview, FiringSquad, and WSGF review AMD Radeon HD 6870 and 6850
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Asus Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU
  5. Digital Trends reviews Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-60LE925UN
  6. Engadget’s Nox Audio Scout headset review
  7. [H]ard|OCP reviews 650W Diablotek PHD650 PSU
  8. Tweaknews reviews In Win Griffin case
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    • DrCR
    • 9 years ago

    Canada: We might be America’s hat, but we don’t like data caps

    Maybe the way to go is the state owns the lines, then contracts companies to service them, though iirc when a small town in VT try to do that the broadband companies sued them into oblivion.

    • Goty
    • 9 years ago

    reply fail

    • phez
    • 9 years ago

    i feel so relieved after switching to teksavvy internet. 200gb cap, 15mbps cable, $40 after tax, no contract.

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      nice. 0 competition here in timmins, I pay 57, then 5 for modem then tax, so 67/mo for 15Mbit cable 😐

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        I pay 30ish for my 15. i’m with eastlink. i think i pay 60 for my phone and net.
        i also love having no cap. i’m at 400gb for the month so far, and still have 12 days left! never heard a word, and never had any issues with throttling!

          • anotherengineer
          • 9 years ago

          I have Eastlink also. If I got the phone it’s an extra 12 or 20 bucks, and if i got the phone/tv/net package it would be 110mo + modem + tax(13%)

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            well! it looks like you guys pay more that side of the bay!

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            just checked: 64 a month for phone and net, that’s basic phone, no long distance, and taxes are on top. we’re paying 15% in NS, but if that’s the price for the services i need, i’m happy to pay it.

      • Flying Fox
      • 9 years ago

      Don’t be happy so soon yet. If the appeal (should be coming I hope) is not successful, Bell will apply the same (read: worse than before) throttling and overage charging scheme to resellers early next year.

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    Anyone feel like doing some bondo work and painting?

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      i don’t know what that is, but it sounds weird.

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        Hehe. Sounds like some fetishistic comnination of bondage and body painting. 😛

          • anotherengineer
          • 9 years ago


          I wish, that sound a lot funner.

      • Corrado
      • 9 years ago

      Sure. Got a compressor for my tools? 🙂

        • anotherengineer
        • 9 years ago


        Cast iron Twin cylinder 5hp belt driven with 35 gallon tank, and even made in the USA!!

        I think I should have primed the bondo but I got lazy lol o well 1 more yr and the truck is going to the bone yard anyway.

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          “even made in the usa”? you ever watch reno 911?

            • anotherengineer
            • 9 years ago


            But it’s better than the crap that’s made “overseas”

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            it’s a running joke on that show. whenever anything breaks, they look and then they say “DAMNIT! MADE IN THE USA!”

            if you haven’t seen it, it’s probably the best american show to be on tv in the last decade. Improv is always funny, nm when it’s about cops.

            iphones are made overseas. people think they’re pretty good. actually, ALL electronics are. some of them are good. much of the food you probably eat is chinese. it’s seems to keep you alive. they do have cheap garbage, but that’s hardly a creation of globalisation. You could always buy something not worth anything. Look at me. I’m married, to a knockout. She was duped, and now she’s paying for her mistake! : )

            • anotherengineer
            • 9 years ago


            I dont’ like chinese food, and I go outa my way to buy CND/North American, I actually have a whole made in canada wordrobe, minus the shoes, that’s one thing I havent found yet…..sigh.

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            did you get it at roots? cause a lot of their stuff is made overseas

            • DrCR
            • 9 years ago

            USA vs China … It can be really bad if the harbor freight (i.e. chinese) cast iron pot you’re using cracks. For serious tools where physical harm is a pretty high risk if the thing fails, it’s certified alloys from USA or Germany, at least for me. I’ll be picking up a cast iron pot to cast with soon — you couldn’t give me a made in china one for that purpose.

            That said, I would bet if you were chinese in china, you could get yourself a /[

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