Twelfth Night Shortbread

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  1. FoxNews: 45 years later, does Moore’s Law still hold true?
  2. The NY Times: Graphics ability is the new goal for chip makers
  3. TC Magazine: New Marvell SATA 6.0 Gbps controller enables easy SSD / HDD hybrid setups
  4. AnandTech: Micron’s RealSSD C400 uses 25nm NAND at $1.61/GB, offers 415MB/s reads
  5. TechFlash: Windows 8 to introduce ARM; chip makers already on board
  6. OnLive everywhere: HDTVs, Blu-ray players, tablets, and phones—and a sale to celebrate
  7. Angry Birds land on Intel’s AppUp

Twelfth Night

  1. Ars Technica: Net neutrality? Not at the coffee shop
  2. DSLReports: French ISPs raise rates to fund role as copyright cops
  3. C|Net: Big media fails to turn ISPs into copyright cops
  4. Ars Technica: Appeals court upholds first sale doctrine for promo CDs
  5. C|Net reports Dell to acquire SecureWorks and Motorola’s split takes effect
  6. The NY Times: Qualcomm is said to be set to buy Atheros for $3.5 billion
  7. FT: Facebook tried to buy Twitter in 2008
  8. Is Apple the Rodney Dangerfield of tech companies?
  9. Engadget: Fuugo aggregates video content for your

    phone, tablet, or PC, makes it more touch-friendly

  10. Website du jour: Nvidia’s 3D Vision Live

Hardware news

  1. DailyTech reports Zotac outs new Blu-ray barebones PCs and

    Lenovo LePad Slate / IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook runs Android, Windows 7

  2. SlashGear: Sony Vaio with AMD Fusion shown off at CES unveiled
  3. TC Magazine: Toshiba Satellite C655D laptop added a touch of Fusion
  4. Engadget reports MSI announces 16 laptops with Intel Core 2011 chips
  5. VIA announces the VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor
  6. TC Magazine: SATA-IO developing SATA Universal Storage Module specs for CE products
  7. Hitachi GST unleashes new CinemaStar hard drives for the A/V market
  8. Engadget: Seagate reveals 9mm 2.5″ GoFlex external

    HDD, third-party GoFlex certification process and

    Samsung spices up the USB 3.0 hard drive party with 3 new models

    and Atheros debuts first Bluetooth 4 / 802.11n system-in-package

  9. Engadget: WHDI breaks out at CES 2011, brings

    1080p streaming to TVs, PCs, tablets, and a projector

    and Vizio bringing 21:9 Cinema HDTV to CES with 2560 x 1080 resolutions

    and Mitsubishi’s ‘big year’ at CES includes 92″ DLP, 155″ OLED displays

    and Sigma finally brings ‘professional grade’ VXP video scaling to consumer boxes

  10. TC Magazine: NEC’s MultiSync EA232WMi IPS monitor reaches the U.S.
  11. Engadget: Samsung’s most energy efficient edge-lit LCD eyes-on
  12. eWeek: Microsoft could unveil ‘Windows TV‘ at CES – report
  13. Engadget: Turtle Beach adds dual radios, customizable presets,

    and voice morphing to 7.1 Ear Force PX5 gaming headset and

    Smartfish Engage keyboard automates ergonomics, is finally available

  14. Dealzon’s deals: $550 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 i7 / 6GB RAM, $105 off

    15.6” Gateway NV55C30u i5, $179 off 13.3” Asus UL30A-X5K, and $20 off Xbox 360

    silver controller


  1. Ventura County Star: CA’s high court rules police can conduct warrantless cell phone search
  2. Android Central: Verizon changes its upgrade policy;

    you’ll have to wait 20 months for a new phone

  3. DSLReports: Sprint confirms ‘4G’ MiFi, new HTC EVO Shift
  4. Engadget: OnStar partners with Verizon to bring LTE 4G to your rear view (video)
  5. C|Net reports hp planning webOS event for February 9
  6. Forrester: Line between apps and browsers blurring with tablets
  7. Download Squad: BlackBerry PlayBook browser demo video

    shows off HTML5 support, Flash performance

  8. Analyst: Adobe Flash may hog RIM PlayBook battery life – C|Net
  9. Engadget: Motion Computing’s Oak Trail-powered CL900M is one tough Win 7 tablet
  10. CrunchGear: Fling brings joystick to the top of the iPad
  11. TUAW: CarTrip will connect your iOS device and your automobile
  12. Ars Technica’s Samsung Galaxy Tab review
  13. Engadget’s Vizio Tablet and Phone hands-on previews
  14. Windows Phone Secrets: What’s happening with Windows Phone updates in 2011
  15. TechFlash: Amazon plans Kindle apps for Android, Windows tablets
  16. TFTS: PacMap app for Android combines Google Maps with beloved video game


  1. Microsoft: Google exposed IE flaw before we could issue patch
  2. Mashable: Firefox leaps ahead of IE in Europe – report
  3. Conceivably Tech: IE 9 will beat Firefox 4 RC to launch
  4. TechRadar UK’s tutorial: Securing your Linux system
  5.’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 review
  6. Ubuntu Guide: Convert text file format between Windows / Mac and Ubuntu Linux
  7. TUAW reports iLife ’11 software updates: GarageBand & iMovie have arrived
  8. System Explorer 2.6.2
  9. WinRAR 4.0 beta 4
  10. Introducing new Avast program update 5.1.864
  11. Expreview reports Nvidia GeForce / Ion 266.35 beta is out
  12. Realtek HD audio 2.56 driver for Vista / 7 and 2K / XP / 03


  1. C|Net reports leaked Microsoft CES slide touts ‘Avatar Kinect
  2. Big Download: Civilization V’s lead designer hired by Stardock

    and APB Reloaded targeting late February for closed beta test

  3. Lionhead: News on Fable III PC coming “hopefully soon” – VG247
  4. Shacknews: Tiger Woods 12 features the Masters, Tiger-free

    box art; launches in North America on March 29

  5. Joystiq: StarCraft II user-created map takes the fight into space
  6. Gameinfowire has Crysis 2 screenshots
  7. Cataclysm hotfixes – updated Jan. 3
  8. Ars Technica reviews Microbot

Systems and storage

  1. Hardware Bistro reviews Lenovo Essential C200 AIO touchscreen desktop
  2. Hi Tech Legion on AMD Fusion – The future in APUs
  3. Hardware Secrets pits Core i5-2500K vs. Phenom II X4 975 BE
  4. EOC, Hi Tech Legion, and HT4U (in German) review Phenom II X4 975 BE and 840
  5. KitGuru and Technic3D (in German) review Phenom II X4 975 BE
  6. TWL reviews Phenom II X4 840
  7. Benchmark Reviews: MSI P67A Big Bang Marshal unveiled
  8. ProClockers review Asus P8P67 Pro
  9. Funky Kit reviews Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4
  10. Guru3D’s Asus Sabertooth P67 TUF motherboard review
  11. PCStats reviews Biostar TH67XE
  12. Neoseeker’s Intel P67 3-way motherboards roundup
  13. TweakTown’s quick review: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Series PC3-12800 kit
  14. X-bit labs have SSD roundup: OCZ RevoDrive, Crucial RealSSD C300, and others
  15. Everything USB reviews 120GB Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD
  16. Big Bruin and TestFreaks review 80GB Intel X25-M SSD

Multimedia, power, case & cooling

  1. VR-Zone: 2-way & 3-way AMD CrossFire & Nvidia SLI scaling on Intel Sandy Bridge
  2. Ultimate Hardware reviews MSI GeForce GTX 570
  3. CowcotLand reviews MSI N480GTX Lightning (in French)
  4. PC Perspective reviews Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 Razor 1GB
  5. Engadget’s hands-on with Toshiba’s 4K glasses-free 3DTV prototype
  6. TechReviewSource on Samsung NX100 camera
  7. Madshrimps review Mad Catz Tritton AX 720 high performance audio system
  8. BayReviews on 1000W Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold PSU
  9. ThinkComputers reviews In Win Dragon Slayer mATX case
  10. PureOC reviews Noctua NH-C14 CPU cooler
  11. Tweaknews on DeepCool V6000 VGA cooler
Comments closed
    • PeterD
    • 9 years ago

    I’ld like to comment on the new look of TR:
    Lot’s of sites changing their looks oblige the users to change their browsers, but TR changed it’s looks several times, and I don’t romember having been obliged once to change my browser.
    It’ll probably be impossible to use really old browers, but nevertheless I would like to say that I appreciate it that TR doesn’t make it cumbersome for the reader to keep visiting its site.
    The use of passwords has been organized fine too.
    Good job!

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    From [b<]Shacknews: Tiger Woods 12 features the Masters[/b<] - 'fans can still play through all of his Masters victories.." I my cold-medicine -induced fog, I read that as 'can play through all his Mistress victories'

      • kvndoom
      • 9 years ago

      Now that would be the ultimate cheat code! 😉

        • ClickClick5
        • 9 years ago

        South Park got it right!

    • DrDillyBar
    • 9 years ago

    It was good to see in the SSD Roundup that the RevoDrive did so well. It’s a great SSD!

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    The thing I like about cloud computing is how it would provide the possibility for visuals to improve at a rate like they used to without fixed hardware limitations. Kinda crazy if you think about how powerful those servers are.

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago


      • DancinJack
      • 9 years ago

      Don’t you people realize if you say “first” or any variation of that you’ll be voted down by nearly everyone that sees it?

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        Don’t you realise negative votes don’t kick your dog or anything?

          • destroy.all.monsters
          • 9 years ago


        • yogibbear
        • 9 years ago

        Don’t you realise i know that and i was being ironic because i wasn’t first. Therefore, what i was actually doing was pointing out that there aren’t no’s on the posts yet, which sucks :).

    • TaBoVilla
    • 9 years ago

    lol at crysis 2 screeshots, why would a high-tech self-powered multi-purpose harsh environment survival nanosuit-wielding soldier carry a clunky uncomfortable VHF/80’s Cellphone right on his shoulder blocking field of view and mobility? It’s not like the nanosuit couldn’t have integrated comm systems inside it’s helmet, or that walkie talkie surviving an EMP blast anymore than the nanosuit would.

    [url<][/url<] It's like they ran out of ideas of stuff to saturate the screen with =)

      • yogibbear
      • 9 years ago

      Maybe his suit got damaged elsewhere… and then they ran into walmart. Everyone knows Walmart is EMP proofed.

        • UberGerbil
        • 9 years ago

        And tubes are far more EMP-resistant than transistors, which would explain the bulk….

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      Good find. The only thing I can think of is a backup.

      • bottlenecker
      • 9 years ago

      Big is gonna be the new cool factor. It’s like a retro phone, they’re making a comeback in a big, big way. (yeah right)

    • Ryhadar
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]TC Magazine: NEC's MultiSync EA231WMi IPS monitor reaches the U.S.[/quote<] Hah, the guys at TC Magazine really messed that one up. The EA231WMi has been on US shelves for awhile now; they really mean the EA23[b<]2[/b<]WMi.

    • YeuEmMaiMai
    • 9 years ago

    wow california is making suck ass laws again…hopefully the supreme court will put them in their place and require a warrant to search a cell phone…in the mean time use a lock code on your device and state you want to speak to an attorney after your rights are read to you.

      • mcnabney
      • 9 years ago

      Actually, if you bothered to read the article, the California SC ruled this way BECAUSE of a recent SCOTUS ruling.

      • Corrado
      • 9 years ago

      They can do this already anyway. They can search anything with probable cause. You just need a pin on it and they can’t compel you to give that code up. Right to remain silent and right to not incriminate yourself et al.

    • Grape Flavor
    • 9 years ago

    Oh great, so Stardock hired the guy who ruined Civ. Firaxis didn’t want him anymore, so Stardock picked up the scraps so Shafer can ruin [i<]their[/i<] games, too? I wonder who will pick up Shafer after he releases his next unfinished, unbalanced, unstable masterpiece for Stardock and [b<]they[/b<] dump him as well.

      • wobbles-grogan
      • 9 years ago

      Ruined? The new Civ is the best one yet in my opinion. And i’ve played them since the first.

      Cant handle a bit of change eh?

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        I disagree, Civ 4 + expansions remains the most engaging.

          • wobbles-grogan
          • 9 years ago

          But you dont have the horrible unit stacks now. Nothing worse than have an unbeatable stack wander through your empire destroying everything.

          Unit placement actually matters now. Defensive choke points matter. The military aspect alone in Civ5 makes it the best for me!

            • Corrado
            • 9 years ago

            I just wish it ran better. I have a 2.6ghz dual corei5 with 8gb of ram on a Mid range mobile GeForce and even at 1024×768 it runs like complete and utter shit.

            • Applecrusher
            • 9 years ago

            Your doing it wrong.

            • Corrado
            • 9 years ago

            The details of your post are overwhelming. Please elaborate how to make it run better.

            • Applecrusher
            • 9 years ago

            I have an E8400, 4 gb of ram, and a 4870 512mb and have no probs running it at 1920×1200.. So there is a chance you are doing something quite wrong or my 4870 is much much better than a “midrange geforce” (which i am assuming means something much much newer than it).

            • burntham77
            • 9 years ago

            You’re doing it wrong, too.

      • herothezero
      • 9 years ago

      Civ V does away with so much of th superfluous crap (religion, espionage, et al) and gets rid of the completely non-strategic unit-stacking bullshit. Terrain actually matters now, unit placement and condition actually matters now, manueuvering of units to best effect actually matters now.

      Civ V is a huge improvement over IV.

        • yogibbear
        • 9 years ago

        Asides from the online multiplayer issues the game is perfectly fine. Well… as long as you don’t care for diplomacy.

        Though… considering that means 1 victory scenario that is called “diplomacy” actually requires a LOT of warfare, and the bulk of the game is almost unplayable/pointless then yes it is a pretty crap entry in the series. Though if they did fix diplomacy and the online MP then it would be a VERY VERY good game.

          • yogibbear
          • 9 years ago

          However that could all just be one big joke about the USA. 😛

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