Hot Toddy Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. WSJ: Bye-bye, PCs and laptops
  2. AMD: Nomura says buy; pushing Intel out of MacBook Air?
  3. AllThingsD: SanDisk, Seagate debate data-storage future
  4. TUAW shares rumor: Best Buy stores to add more Apple products, get Genius Bars
  5. PCWorld: Intel to integrate DirectX 11 in Ivy Bridge chips
  6. WinRumors: Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate (RC) due on January 28
  7. Sensible Soccer creator: Games industry ‘weaker’ than in the 90s – CVG
  8. CBS News: Obama eyeing Internet ID for Americans


Hot Toddy Day

  1. Server and Tools chief Muglia to leave Microsoft in summer 2011
  2. TUAW reports Apple stock rises to over $342 intra-day
  3. C|Net reports Apple to end restocking fees tomorrow
  4. TUAW: Select Apple Stores to offer personal Mac setup service
  5. X-bit labs: IBM again tops patent receivers list, gets 5,000 patents in 2010
  6. WSJ reports MySpace layoffs slated for Tuesday
  7. Ars Technica: Supreme Court rules online music price-fixing lawsuit can proceed

    and music labels finally pay artists

Hardware news

  1. ComputerMonger: Intel’s Sandy Bridge desktop quad-core CPUs now available
  2. NCIX has Asus P67 motherboards in stock
  3. Fudzilla: AMD wants Brazos desktops under $99
  4. VR-Zone on MSI GT680 – Fastest laptop in the world
  5. TC Magazine: Dell said to be coming out with Alienware M18x gaming laptop

    and Gigabyte readies the P2532N 15.6″ gaming laptop

  6. DigiTimes reports Shuttle sees 2010 shipments of over one million

    notebooks, expects over 20% growth in 2011

    and PCB makers looking to raise quotes

  7. TweakTown: MSI AMD 990FX motherboard just sitting around at Vegas look-out (video)
  8. TC Magazine: New MSI AM3 motherboard comes with support for 32GB of RAM

    and MSI LGA2011 (X68) motherboard pictured but pretty far off from release

  9. DailyTech: ASRock unveils new line of Sandy Bridge motherboards
  10. Computerworld: Micron releases half-terabyte laptop SSDs (thanks Neutronbeam)
  11. AnandTech: Intel WiDi 2.0 brings new media extenders
  12. HT4U shares rumor: AMD preparing 1GB Radeon HD 6950 / 6970 (in German)
  13. Fudzilla reports flat panel makers in trouble
  14. The Consumerist: How this $2,000 HDMI cable will change your life
  15. Ars Technica has more ways to do web TV than giant, full keyboard remotes
  16. TC Magazine: NZXT Bunker keeps your gaming gear safe, under lock and key
  17. Dealzon’s deals: $280 coupon for 14” Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 i3, $25 coupon

    for 21.5” hp S2231 1080p LCD, and $70 off 14MP Sony DSLR-A290L

Mobile

  1. Clearwire: Early LTE tests have been ‘mind-blowingly impressive‘ – TechFlash
  2. Network World: WiMax update set for go-ahead this year
  3. Computerworld: Intel expects Android Honeycomb to be ready for Atom
  4. Fudzilla: Tegra 2 needs less power than the original Tegra

    and Tegra 2 has yield issues

  5. DigiTimes: Upstream supply chain facing challenge from strong tablet PC orders

    and Motorola expected to ship 700,000 – 800,000 Xoom tablet PCs in 1Q11

  6. Netbooknews has Shuttle P10AN01 Tegra 2 tablet hands-on
  7. Analyst: All the iPad contenders are pretenders – AllThingsD
  8. DSLReports: AT&T still not worried about Verizon iPhone

    and Virgin Mobile ‘unlimited’ actually means 5GB

  9. Network World: AT&T exec says CDMA iPhone users won’t like ‘life in the slow lane
  10. Update: Analysts predict higher prices for Verizon iPhone – Computerworld
  11. C|Net reports Microsoft looks into ‘phantom’ Windows Phone 7 data use

    and video of purported PlayStation Phone hits web

  12. TechFlash: F5 apps try to harness corporate demands for Apple’s iPad, iPhone
  13. Download Squad: Chromapaper extension brings offline Instapaper syncing to Chrome
  14. MacStories: Google Goggles for iPhone gains ad recognition and… Sudoku

Software

  1. Download Squad reports F-Secure named Windows

    antivirus product of the year by AV-Comparatives

  2. Microsoft enables workaround for expiring Vail Home Server beta
  3. Microsoft rolls out latest release of its operating system for ruggedized mobile devices
  4. OMG Ubuntu shares tips for Ubuntu 11.04 testers
  5. Ubuntu Geek: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.10 released with autohide option for Unity Launcher
  6. Tech Drive-in: Create bootable live USB drives of Linux using UNetBootin [Windows, Linux]

Gaming

  1. Fudzilla: PS3 to get Orb Blu-ray software

    and Nintendo will ship 4 million 3DS units

  2. Shacknews reports World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sells 4.7 million

    copies in first month, breaking another record

  3. APB Reloaded’s end of week 8 update: Steps to join the beta
  4. IObit Game Booster 2.2 Final
  5. GBoost 1.02.728
  6. Ars Technica: Beyond Good and Evil HD given updates, love it deserves

CES 2011 coverage

  1. HotHardware on the hottest products of CES 2011
  2. Hi Tech Legion covers CES 2011
  3. Hardware Canucks cover CES 2011: Antec and Cooler Master
  4. Techgage covers CES 2011: Corsair, Gigabyte, and MSI
  5. BCCHardware covers CES 2011: Cooler Master, Digital Storm, OCZ Technology,

    Zalman, Thrustmaster & Hercules, and iBuyPower & NZXT

  6. Futurelooks posts CES 2011 video coverage: Intel’s Sandy Bridge

    motherboards, AMD’s Fusion, and Nvidia’s KegPuter

Systems and storage

  1. Killing the beast: Taking a monster through multi-monitor 3D – Ars Technica
  2. AnandTech has a closer look at the Sandy Bridge die
  3. Hexus.net reviews Phenom II X4 975 BE
  4. Hi Tech Legion on Athlon II X3 455: Unlocked hidden Phenom?
  5. Hardware Secrets has a first look at Asus P8P67 Deluxe
  6. Guru3D and Hi Tech Legion review Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4
  7. Funky Kit reviews Intel DH67BL motherboard (P67 chipset)
  8. KitGuru’s Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard review – overclocking performance
  9. PureOC reviews ECS A890GXM-A2
  10. Hi Tech Legion reviews 6GB Patriot Viper Xtreme PC3-16000 memory kit
  11. AnandTech on Corsair Performance Series 3 SSD benchmarks
  12. OC3D reviews 60GB Patriot Inferno SSD
  13. Legit Reviews on QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS

Multimedia, power, casing, and cooling

  1. Benchmark Reviews on PowerColor HD 6870 PCS+
  2. HT4U reviews Asus HD 6870 DirectCU (in German)
  3. TechReviewSource on 30″ hp ZR30w 30″ WS LCD display
  4. t-break’s Canon EOS-1D Mark IV review
  5. Hardware Heaven reviews Sennheiser PC 333D G4ME headset
  6. Ars Technica on Razer’s $130 Tron mouse and mouse surface: Beautiful overkill
  7. PC Perspective reviews 1200W Antec High Current Pro PSU
  8. DeXgo reviews 550W be quiet! Dark Power Pro P9 PSU (in German)
  9. Neoseeker reviews Cooler Master HAF 912 case
  10. APH Networks on Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Nvidia Edition case
  11. Overclockers Online’s NZXT Bunker review
  12. KitGuru reviews Arctic Cooling NC Notebook Cooler
  13. Hardware Bistro reviews Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme rev. 2
  14. Technic3D reviews Thermalright Archon CPU cooler (in German)
Comments closed
    • thermistor
    • 9 years ago

    To paraphrase Twain regarding the death of the PC – the news of the demise has been greatly exaggerated.

    I finally got my 6850 and am doing 3×1 Eyefinity for a grand total of 5040 x 1050 pixels, and finally played through HL2:EP2 in all its glory. Try doing that on your freaking pad, netbook, smartphone, or abacus.

    • FireGryphon
    • 9 years ago

    I thought hot toddys were British in origin but now that I think about it I can’t figure out why a British drink would be traditionally made with Bourbon, an American liquor.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    [b<][i<]"TechReviewSource on 30" hp ZR30w 30" WS LCD display[/b<][/i<] - OK, can't resist [s<]bragging[/s<] sharing this: I got myself two - 2 - of these monitors for Christmas. My reward for all the long hours and hard work was, um, tools for doing more long hours of hard work. But they truly are gorgeous IPS-panel monitors. The review whines about the lack of on-screen controls, but I haven't needed them and thus haven't missed them. Besides, how seriously can you take the opinion of a reviewer who breathlessly gushes that the monitor's resolution "is 2560 x 1600-pixels, which is actually higher than 1080p!"

      • Deanjo
      • 9 years ago

      “Besides, how seriously can you take the opinion of a reviewer who breathlessly gushes that the monitor’s resolution “is 2560 x 1600-pixels, which is actually higher than 1080p!””

      Well it is a refreshing change to see a monitor that isn’t stuck at TV resolutions. It is one area where the industry has been very stagnant. I have a harder time taking an opinion of a reviewer on a standard 1080p monitor that goes “OMG FULL HD!” of which there are many around.

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        True, but.. ‘wow, 1600 is actually more than 1080!’ ??

          • Deanjo
          • 9 years ago

          Hey that is pretty much double the amount of pixels.

          1920×1080 = 2073600
          2560×1600 = 4096000

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 9 years ago

      Well, pat on the back for ya! I’m sure it is mind-blowing. You enjoying them? (stupid question, I know)

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    Couldn’t we save space by just reporting which Nvidia chips are [i<]not[/i<] having yield problems?

    • Jigar
    • 9 years ago

    Looks like next year, Intel and Nvidia together will open a can of whoop ass on AMD. Integrated DirectX 11 in Ivy Bridge chips will defiantly be Nvidia chip, which will easily stomp AMD’s on chip graphic due to Intel’s powerful CPU.

      • Hattig
      • 9 years ago

      Intel aren’t integrated NVIDIA GPUs, they’ve just licensed NVIDIA’s patents.

      Ivy Bridge is a 16 EU version of Sandy Bridge’s 12 EU GPU, presumably with an added tessellator and whatever else is needed for DirectX 11 support. It’ll probably perform worse than a 28nm Fusion APU coming out in the same timeframe.

      • poulpy
      • 9 years ago

      [quote<]Intel and Nvidia together will [u<]open a can of whoop ass[/u<] on AMD[/quote<] Well in that case AMD doesn't have to get worried much, last time nVidia was supposed to open their can of whoop ass they badly failed, soiled themselves with it and looked stupid.. Also as Hattig said it's [u<]some[/u<] of nVidia's IPs that were exchanged, so don't expect a full blown high spec nVidia GPU in there. And also, until proven otherwise, Intel drivers can be expected to be shite.

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 9 years ago

    Eight is [i<]more[/i<] than enough Hot Toddy's. Trust me.

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Are there pictures to support this?

        • ssidbroadcast
        • 9 years ago

        I can throw up in a toilet bowl and take a picture of that for you, if you want.

    • YeuEmMaiMai
    • 9 years ago

    lawl at the bye bye PC and laptop article……

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      [quote<]"Bye-Bye, PCs and Laptops "[/quote<] then, second paragraph: [quote<]"While personal computers are not going to disappear altogether, the trend lines are clear."[/quote<] They expect to be taken seriously after this?

      • albundy
      • 9 years ago

      haha, yeah, more hysterical than funny. anyone use 3ds max on a smartphone?

      • herothezero
      • 9 years ago

      I must have missed the buffet table where they were handing out the mobile ueber-Alles Kool-aid.

      Surely, I’m not the only one that finds the notion of handheld appliances meeting most personal and business computing needs to be absurd and the result of errant prognostications from wannabe-savvy “analysts?”

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 9 years ago

    Yes, a $2000 HDMI cable could change your life.

      • YeuEmMaiMai
      • 9 years ago

      certainly would, by making you 2K poorer

        • Palek
        • 9 years ago

        The article quotes some pretty funny customer “reviews.”

          • TaBoVilla
          • 9 years ago

          comments are hillarious on best buy’s page and in other shops it’s starting to appear

          [url<]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AudioQuest+-+Coffee+39.4'+HDMI+Cable+-+White/1267764.p?id=1218245464814&skuId=1267764[/url<] [url<]http://hidef-lifestyle-inc.amazonwebstore.com/B003CT5KMO/M/B003CT5KMO.htm#wbaCustomersReviewsWidget[/url<] [i<]"The product I received was flawed. After spending several hours struggling with the packaging, I finally obtained access to the cable. When I tried to plug it in, it didn't fit, so I started to try to force it in. After about an hour of this, I finally got the cable in. To my disarray, it did not work. Now, the cable is stuck in my computer (I'd assume broken), and I have one less USB port. I was very unhappy with the product."[/i<] =D

            • SomeOtherGeek
            • 9 years ago

            Hahahah! LMAO on all of them!

            “…works great with my 19″ HDTV…” Too funny.

      • entropy13
      • 9 years ago

      How about this $8450 speaker cable: [url<]http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-K2-terminated-speaker-cable/dp/B000J36XR2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url<]

        • TaBoVilla
        • 9 years ago

        reviews are hilarious on this one too

        • anotherengineer
        • 9 years ago

        lolz

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        Solid PSS Silver
        Dual Star-Quad Geometry
        72V Dieletric Bias-System
        Optimized for Full-Range

        Solid SIlver………maybe if it was solid gold it would be worth it.

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