Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Steve Jobs in 2010: $620 million in stocks, $1 in salary – The Atlantic
  2. Legit Reviews: Intel demos future Sandy Bridge capabilities
  3. AnandTech: Lucid enables Quick Sync with discrete graphics on Sandy Bridge
  4. VR-Zone: Creative announces new products at CES,

    claims to take audio experience to new levels

  5. ARM says Microsoft needs it for mobile
  6. WSJ reports Verizon finally lands the iPhone
  7. AnandTech goes hands-on with Motorola’s Atrix 4G webtop
  8. EA CEO: Digital to overtake retail this year


  1. RPT-CES growing pains, hiccups greet tech’s old guard
  2. Intel CEO unmoved by Microsoft’s ARM chips announcement
  3. AnandTech on AMD and GlobalFoundries, CES 2011
  4. Hardware Heaven interviews AMD’s Matt Davis
  5. Bloomberg: Apple’s iPad, Dow’s soda drive U.S. 4Q profits to 19-year high
  6. C|Net reports Apple doesn’t want to reveal CEO succession plan

    and in short, Facebook will have to open up books

  7. C|Net: Obama to hand Commerce Dept. authority over cybersecurity ID

    and stopping illegal file sharing a low priority for DOJ?

  8. PCWorld: UltraViolet could mean you’ll really ‘own’ that movie
  9. BCCHardware podcast #84 – live from CES
  10. Windows Weekly 190 (podcast)

Newegg Weekend Express (1/8/11)

  1. Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU cooler

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  2. Kodak Slice 14.0MP digital camera

    (save $30 off with promo code EMCYTZT256)

  3. $30 off 256GB Crucial RealSSD C300
  4. $20 off 640GB Western Digital My Passport Essential USB 2.0 portal HDD

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  5. Zojirushi BB-CEC20-WB home bakery supreme breadmaker

    (save $60 off with promo code EMCYTZT258)

  6. Save on I by Invicta black leather watch
  7. 15% off all Memorex media with promo code EMCYTZT259
  8. Save $5 off Fuji Labs acoustic earbuds / earphones for MP3 players
  9. Save $135 off HighPoint RocketRAID 2680 PCI-E x4

    8-port SATA and SAS RAID controller card

  10. 47″ LG 47LE5400 1080p 120Hz LED TV

Hardware news

  1. Consumer electronics industry to peak this year – CEA
  2. Tweaknews covers CES 2011: Corsair, Kingston, Tt & Trendnet
  3. TC Magazine: Acer to release three Sandy Bridge-powered Aspire notebooks on Sunday
  4. ATi-Forum has market barometer of Japan (in German)
  5. VR-Zone: Kingston introduces HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey for Intel Sandy Bridge
  6. StorageReview: Kingston to pair with SandForce for HyperX SSDs
  7. AnandTech covers Netgear @ CES 2011
  8. ThinkComputers covers Bigfoot Networks @ CES 2011
  9. TC Magazine: Gigabyte offers GeForce GTS 450 with 512MB
  10. The Consumerist: Glasses-free 3D fails to wow at CES 2011
  11. Ars Technica reports Fuji goes retro for “professional” digital compact camera
  12. Ars Technica on Polaroid + Lady Gaga: High tech hit or bad romance?
  13. TC Magazine: Thermaltake turns heads again with the Level 10 GT full tower case
  14. Ars Technica: HyperMac sidesteps Apple patent headache with DIY solutions


  1. DSLReports: Verizon LTE build complete by 2014
  2. TC Magazine: MSI WindPad 100W Windows tablet confirmed at $499
  3. DSLReports: AT&T drops price of iPhone 3GS to $49
  4. Microsoft enumerates Windows Phone 7 updates
  5. SuperSite’s Windows Phone 7 app of the week: Weatherbug


  1. TUAW: Mac App Store support page a day late to the party
  2. istartedsomething: Microsoft dubs Windows Home Server “Vail” as Windows 7 Home Server
  3. With Windows coming to ARM, what happens to Windows Embedded Compact?
  4. Ars Technica: New national cybersecurity plan? Zeus trojan says bring it on
  5. TechSpot: Customize the Firefox 4 interface with a few simple tweaks
  6. Go2Linux: Extract MP3 audio files from video files with ffmep
  7. System Explorer 2.6.3
  8. Geekbench 2.1.11
  9. Passmark DiskCheckup 3.0 build 1005
  10. Opera 11.01 snapshot


  1. BBC News: Microsoft’s Ballmer hints at PC support for Kinect

    and Kinect blamed for ‘red ring of death’ Xbox 360 failures

  2. Fudzilla reports Sony looking into compromise of PS3
  3. Joystiq: Nintendo 3DS has 3 – 5 hour battery life for 3DS games
  4. Shacknews: Dragon Age II first DLC revealed; ‘The Exiled Prince’ free with Signature Edition

    and Lord of the Rings Online revenues have now tripled since going free-to-play

    and Guild Wars 2 ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ video features the history of ArenaNet and

    Magic: The Gathering – Tactics releasing on Jan. 18

  5. CVG: CoD, Gear, Halo to adopt pre-release DLC model?
  6. CVG reports Elder Scrolls V ‘story hints’ cracked
  7. VE3D finds shaky cam Diablo II Arena footage on YouTube
  8. BioWare posts Dragon Age II game info FAQ
  9. Ars Technica talks to Runic Games on the Xbox 360 port of Torchlight
  10. VG247’s interview: Runic’s Max Schaefer on Torchlight and Torchlight II
  11. Fudzilla reports Fable III running on PCs at CES

    and patch fixes Red Dead DLC issues

  12. TF2, CS: Source, DoD: Source & HL2: Deathmatch updates released on Steam
  13. FiringSquad on the most anticipated PC games of 2011
  14. Weekend Confirmed episode 42 on Shacknews (podcast)

Systems and storage

  1.’s Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K review
  2. bit-tech’s guide to overclocking the Core i5-2500K
  3. ProClockers review Asus P8P67 motherboard
  4. Guru3D and OCIA review MSI P67-GD65
  5. TweakTown reviews 90GB Corsair Force Series F90 SSD

Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. Ars Technica’s hands-on: Sony’s head-mounted 3D display
  2. TechReviewSource on 58″ Samsung PN58C7000 3D plasma HDTV
  3. t-break reviews Sennheiser PC 163D headphones
  4. TWL reviews Thermaltake Challenger Pro gaming tools
  5. TweakTown reviews 1000W Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus PSU
  6. KitGuru reviews 900W Antec High Current Gamer PSU
  7. XSReviews on CoolIT Vantage A.L.C.
  8. HardwareOC reviews Prolimatech Super Mega heatsink (in German)
Comments closed
    • willmore
    • 9 years ago

    [b<]PCWorld: UltraViolet could mean you'll really 'own' that movie[/b<] [b<]"Consumers aren't confident they'll be able to watch content in the future on devices of their choice, so they've stopped collecting content," said Mitch Singer, CTO for Sony Pictures Entertainment.[/b<] Uhh, what? You, your company *specifically*, paid for a bill--the DMCA--which goes to huge lengths to criminalize any act of copying/transcoding/viewing-on-an-unblessed-device. Now, you're all "OMG, people don't think they own stuff!" No kidding? We don't feel we own it because *you made sure we don't*. Hypocritical sack of sh**..... Short summary of the article--you don't *own* your movies now. We want to sell them to you *once again* so that you'll feel you 'own' them. But, companies who have a strong interest in selling you them time and time again aren't on board. I'm having flashbacks to the movie "Colors" where Sean Penn, who plays a young cop, is talking to an older cop. Sean wants to go and bust this one guy right now (UV). The older cop(Apple and Disney) says: There's two bulls standing on top of a mountain. The younger one says to the older one: "Hey pop, let's say we run down there and f**k one of them cows". The older one says: "No son. Lets walk down and f**k 'em all". Hint: we're supposed to be the cows.

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 9 years ago

    I’m curious, if your salary is $1, do you get a huge tax refund or just don’t pay a dime in taxes?

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      You only get a refund if you overpaid in the first place. I assume Jobs’ people aren’t dumb enough to loan money to the government that way. But salary is just a (tiny) part of his income. He’d have capital gains on any shares he may have sold this year, investment income, etc. Even with all the usual deductions, diversions, and deferments, I’m sure he paid more income tax than you did (though his net [i<]rate[/i<] was probably lower).

    • willmore
    • 9 years ago

    [b<]AnandTech on AMD and GlobalFoundries, CES 2011 [/b<] [b<](and 100% less standby power)[/b<] Really? It uses *zero* power? a - a*(100/100) = 0 Typo, thinko, stunning advance in physics, or just math fail?

      • yogibbear
      • 9 years ago

      they probably just mean 50%, but yes, math failure indeed.

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        Unless it’s an Apple product, ’cause they’re, you know, ‘magical’

      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      This is why I hate marketing guys; they bring shame to well engineered products

    • willmore
    • 9 years ago

    [b<]Joystiq: Nintendo 3DS has 3 - 5 hour battery life for 3DS games [/b<] Wow, if I had wanted crappy battery life in a portable, I would have bought a PSP years ago. WTF, Nintendo?

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    [b<]"home bakery supreme breadmaker"[/b<]??! Look, it was bad enough when you started covering Apple products on the basis that they're really kinda sorta like computers, but... [i<]bread makers?![/i<] Really?

      • jpostel
      • 9 years ago


      oh, uh, I mean,


      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      Bread makers are pretty high tech these days.
      Is TechReport going to start covering juicers next?

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        Now that you mention it, I do have a quad-core toaster at home…

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago

    UltraViolet: a good idea that will again come with limitations above and beyond what the current user experiences. So where is the sell?

    I hope like hell when i register stuff to my “locker” that advertising companies and movie execs won’t get a stats type list of who owns what and how many etc. and that people won’t be able to browse other people’s lockers unless you give them permission and even then what if you just want to watch the thing once? Will it still work? Or will there come a time where once you register a DVD labelled as “Ultraviolet” that i won’t be able to just lend the DVD to a friend so they can watch it too? If that is so… and the service is actuallly removing things that i can currently do with my DVDs then I definitely will be against it. (Yes i know lending DVDs is technically illegal…. or something…. which is totally stupid and i doubt ANYONE has ever lost in court for lending their friend a DVD to watch)

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    I wanna say something, but I’m too tired. If I could thumb myself down, I would.

    Oh, I do have something to say: in the AMD/GloFo article, comparing Brazos to Atom on [i<]temperature[/i<] is just sad marketing. EDIT: oh good! somebody thumbed me down - thanks! EDIT2: "Hardware Heaven interviews AMD's Matt Davis" I'd much rather hear from an AMD engineer than this marketing clown: "AMD OverDrive Software has a variety of ways to help both advanced and novice users get the most from their AMD platforms. " "We hope that things like Turbo CORE technology and AMD OverDrive Software help users get closer to the technology. When it's easy and you can see the difference, the value becomes apparent; mainstream users can convert to more savvy performance users." Then, "Sidenote - overclocking voids CPU warranty and AMD is not responsible for any damage caused by overclocking, even when using AMD OverDrive Software :)" Sleazebag... same sh*t from both "sides", and it's getting old. I know this is how you get the mainstream business, but it still pisses me off.

      • yogibbear
      • 9 years ago

      (+20) Yeah I’m awesome too.

      • Voldenuit
      • 9 years ago

      I don’t think it’s inappropriate. Temperature is a big deal in small form factors. I played a 1-hr 720p mkv on my N8 the other day (no cutting edge process there, but hardware accelerated decoding) and the device did not even get warm to the touch. It’s not just a question of user comfort, it’s an engineering issue if temperatures get out of hand, necessitating more complex designs and larger formfactors.

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        Not to mention that overheating shortens the life of components, sometimes dramatically

      • Deanjo
      • 9 years ago

      “Sidenote – overclocking voids CPU warranty”

      Umm, no it doesn’t. They don’t guarantee that it will run outside of their specifications, there is a big difference.

        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        I was just quoting AMD’s Matt Davis directly – he said it voids warranty.

      • abw
      • 9 years ago

      Editing your post 5 times makes you unfit for such a job….

      Though, the guy has made a fatal PR mistake when claiming a 4ghz personal machine….

      Hey, 3g+ P2 X6 are no good ?…

      That s implying the product is not fast enough, which contradict with its
      first statements that what matters currently is graphics and that the CPUs
      have reached an adequate processing power level…

      With such erratic Marketing guy, AMD has some margin left if ever
      it is pushed to reduce costs…..

        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        [quote<]Editing your post 5 times makes you unfit for such a job....[/quote<] Yes.

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