Tin Can Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. AppleInsider: Apple profits surge 77% on record sales of 4.1M Macs, 16.2M iPhones, 7.3M iPads
  2. TechFlash: Apple is world’s no. 2 computer maker… if iPad is a computer
  3. C|Net: As claims against Nvidia begin, what settlement means
  4. Engadget’s exclusive: hp / Palm’s webOS tablets – pictures, plans, and more
  5. TC Magazine: Chrome 9.0.597.67 beta backtracks on Flash Player sandboxing
  6. AMD Catalyst 11.1a hotfix
  7. Ars Technica: How the Berkeley Overmind won the 2010 StarCraft AI competition
  8. PC Gamer: World of StarCraft mod turns StarCraft II into an MMO

Tin Can Day

  1. C|Net reports IBM delivers big earnings in fourth quarter
  2. DSLReports: FCC, DoJ approve Comcast/ NBC merger
  3. Apple COO: We’re ‘very confident‘ in Apple’s future – C|Net
  4. Novell shares more specifics on patents it is selling to Microsoft, Apple
  5. X-bit labs: Plastic Logic gets $700 million investment from Russian nanotech company
  6. C|Net: Chip start-up Tilera lands $45 million in funding
  7. Comcast: $10/month Internet—and cheap netbooks—for the poor – Ars Technica
  8. The Huffington Post: Goldman Sachs won’t sell Facebook

    stock to U.S. clients, citing ‘intense media attention’

  9. Conservative tech policy goal: Ramp up IP enforcement – Ars Technica
  10. The Guardian: Google to fight Spanish privacy battle
  11. C|Net reports Google agreement ends Italian antitrust case
  12. Ars Technica reports Facebook thinks twice on giving dev access to phone, address data
  13. TechFlash: Preview of new Microsoft.com tests business-consumer toggle
  14. Betanews: Á la carte cable programming comes to Roku for the first time
  15. The Netflix Blog: Removing “add to DVD queue” from streaming devices
  16. Network World on computing history: The first 2,000 years

    and stupid user tricks 5: IT’s weakest link

Hardware news

  1. TC Magazine: Western Digital ships 52.2 million hard drives in December quarter

    and Western Digital intros new 2.5″ and 3.5″ enterprise hard drives

  2. Fudzilla: Micro-server specification out
  3. Salon on Homeland Security’s laptop seizures: Interview with Rep. Sanchez
  4. DigiTimes: hp to ship 45 – 48 million notebooks in 2011
  5. Softpedia: Toshiba Dynabook T551 is a 3D laptop with Nvidia graphics
  6. TC Magazine: Eurocom details the Racer 15.6″ gaming notebook
  7. AnandTech: AMD G-series brings APUs to the x86 embedded market
  8. VR-Zone: Next Computing’s Radius is a real briefcase of a PC
  9. Fudzilla: Asus E-350 Fusion board listed in Europe
  10. SemiAccurate: Via Labs shows off optical USB3 zero client
  11. C|Net reports cisco ships dual-band 4500Mbps router
  12. DigiTimes: ViewSonic aims to ship 8 million LCD monitors in 2011

    and Himax unveils USB 3.0 pico-projector solution

  13. TC Magazine: Iiyama preps 24″ E2473HDS-B1 monitor for February release
  14. VR-Zone: New 3D glasses from Sanwa claims universal compatibility

    with most 3D-capable TV sets… supposedly and

    Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 now Mac-compatible

  15. Chip Chick: Moneual Dual Screen PC case doubles as a second monitor
  16. Dealzon’s deals: $244 coupon for 17.3” Dell Studio 17 i3, $299 off 14” Asus

    N82JQ-X1 i7, $300 off 42” Sceptre LED TV, and $85 off 128GB Kingston

    SSDNow V


  1. Ars Technica: Sprint to levy extra $10 charge for “premium” 3G data use
  2. C|Net: Has ‘4G’ lost its meaning?
  3. Light Reading Mobile: T-Mobile to join 3G femto fray
  4. Two charged over iPad hacking on AT&T network
  5. DailyTech: Lenovo establishes new mobile unit for tablets, smartphones
  6. TC Magazine: IBM and ARM plan for 14nm mobile chips through renewed agreement
  7. Ars Technica reports tablet market grows 45% quarter over quarter, driven by iPad
  8. Engadget: Notion Ink Adam ships today
  9. VR-Zone: Fancy owning a tablet for less than $80?
  10. TUAW on iPads and Retina Displays: Doing the math
  11. AppleInsider: Apple inks new iPhone deal with AT&T, all exclusive contracts now over
  12. TC Magazine: Samsung promises Galaxy S evolution for February 13
  13. C|Net reports CDMA iPhone shipments could top 12 million in ’11
  14. Hardware 2.0: Intel to put Windows 8 on phones
  15. Microsoft makes OneNote free on the iPhone. Is iPad next?
  16. TUAW: AirView brings AirPlay reception to iOS devices
  17. Electricpig on Apple icon secrets: Hidden meanings hiding in plain sight


  1. TUAW: Apple releases updates for iDVD, MacBook Air
  2. Download Squad: Google Docs to get audio playback, playlists, and preview pane
  3. C|Net: Khronos aims to ease coding for audio, video hardware
  4. Ars Technica: Did a U.S. government lab help Israel develop Stuxnet?
  5. Microsoft: Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5
  6. Ars Technica: Inclusion of Qt in Ubuntu 11.10 is a win for developers
  7. C|Net: W3C’s new logo promotes HTML5—and more
  8. TC Magazine reports HWiNFO32 gets GeForce GTX 560 Ti support
  9. SysInternalsUpdater 1.0.0
  10. Sysinterals suite – January 17, 2011
  11. BinScope Binary Analyzer – Microsoft’s verification tool
  12. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0
  13. Nvidia GeForce / Ion 266.58 WHQL driver for 64-bit Windows 7 / Vista
  14. VirtualBox 4.0.2 Final
  15. Trillian Astra
  16. AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.50.1224 beta


  1. X-bit labs: President of Nintendo to share his vision for the future of video games
  2. Nintendo: Why the 3DS is region-locked – Eurogamer
  3. Fudzilla: Hackers make PS3 CODMW2 a mess
  4. Shacknews: Gears of War Triple Pack invading retail Feb. 15

    and Square announces Final Fantasy XIII-2

  5. CVG reports Assassin’s Creed patch breaks Xbox 360 multiplayer
  6. PlayStation Blog’s LittleBigPlanet 2 update: Launch week DLC & setting records in NYC
  7. MCV: EA Sports hires new pro golfer
  8. OverDose Tools… for your own use
  9. Games On Net editorial: TF2 is dead, long live TF2
  10. Ars Technica reviews Mass Effect 2 on PS3: An amazing game loses some impact
  11. Shacknews reports Police Quest and Zork now available on GOG
  12. Steam’s midweek madness: 50% off Bionic Commando Rearmed

Systems and storage

  1. SPCR on Puget Systems Serenity i7 Sandy Bridge PC, SPCR Edition
  2. Fudzilla: hp ProBook 4720s delivers the goods
  3. TechReviewSource on hp Pavilion dm1z
  4. TechRadar posts review of Sapphire’s first Intel board
  5. Guru3D and techPowerUp! p/review ECS P67H2-A
  6. Hardware Heaven’s ASRock P67 Extreme4 & Fatal1ty

    Professional P67 motherboards vs. X58 / i7-950 review

  7. t-break reviews MSI P67A-GD55
  8. Real World Labs review 1TB Samsung SpinPoint EcoGreen F2
  9. Legit Reviews on 256GB Samsung 470 Series SSD
  10. TweakTown on the state of solid state in 2011


  1. Phoronix: Intel’s Linux Sandy Bridge graphics still troubling
  2. TweakTown has MSI GeForce GTX 580 1536MB in SLI overclocked
  3. TechReaction reviews Asus Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  4. [H]ard|OCP reviews Asus EAH6870 DirectCU
  5. Benchmark Reviews on Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850
  6. HT4U reviews MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition (in German)
  7. TestFreaks review Sparkle GeForce GT 240 OC 1024MB
  8. Big Bruin reviews Tt eSports Challenger Pro keyboard
  9. Techgage reviews Logitech G700 wireless gaming mouse

Casing and cooling

  1. OCC’s NZXT Bunker review
  2. Tweaknews on Cooler Master HAF 912 case
  3. ProClockers review Corsair Graphite Series 600T case
  4. DeXgo reviews BitFenix Survivor case (in German)
  5. Hardware Secrets reviews Corsair H70 CPU water cooler
Comments closed
    • Grape Flavor
    • 9 years ago

    Count me entirely not surprised that the PS3 jailbreak is being used to cheat and ruin people’s experiences. Piracy has probably skyrocketed too.

    I mean yeah in theory you could use it to run Linux or homebrew like the hack creator “intends” it for, but you’re hopelessly naive if you think that’s actually going to be the primary usage.

    The PS3 is in big trouble. I was considering buying one but the platform could collapse any day now.

    • UberGerbil
    • 9 years ago

    With that discount+rebate, the 128GB SSDNow is at $1.17/GB, getting mighty close to the magic number (and minimum capacity) for many people.

    • Corrado
    • 9 years ago

    Wheres all the people that are saying that Apple’s only source of income is iPhones/iPod/iPads? 4.1 Million Mac’s is a lot.

      • oldog
      • 9 years ago

      Um… not really. A quote from Gartner:

      “Actual shipments (of PCs) in the fourth quarter (of 2010) came in a 93.5 million units.”

      I’m not a math wiz but I would say 4% of the market isn’t that big deal. What is a big deal is the profit on those 4 million units.

      Reference – [url<]http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/gartner-pc-sales-disappoint-in-fourth-quarter-blame-the-ipad/43580[/url<]

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    Just when I got my head wrapped around laptops vs netbooks vs notebooks vs slates vs tablets, now DigiTimes reports that [i<]hp[/i<] is going to flood the market with [b<][i<]48 million[/b<][/i<] 'notbooks' - whatever [i<]they[/i<] are. I'm guessing they might be a slate with no possibility of an e-reader?? Seriously, if [i<]hp[/i<] can ship 45 - 48 million netbooks - most with WebOS, I'll wager, even if only as the default 'instant on' OS - then the previously rumoured figure of 7 - 9 million WebOS tablets starts to look entirely feasible. By the end of 2011, there should be well over 60 million WebOS devices in the wild.

      • Farting Bob
      • 9 years ago

      notbooks i take it are anything that is not a book. A prosthetic leg for instance would be a notbook.

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        Your argument just can’t stand on its own…

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    XI.Shacknews reports Police Quest and Zork now available on GOG

    Nice. I remember playing Kings Quest and Police Quest on my buddys OLD Tandy 1000 lol

    Good Times.

    Wow and ATI leaked driver, 6k series awww

    • sonofsanta
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]XIV.VR-Zone: New 3D glasses from Sanwa claims universal compatibility with most 3D-capable TV sets... supposedly[/quote<] [quote<]...universal compatibility... most 3D-capable TV sets... [/quote<] [quote<]...universal... most... [/quote<] Come on, that's just stupid. Sanwa: When Marketing Really Is Just A Lie!

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago

    Starcraft II MMO releases… world productivity index drops 2%.

      • TaBoVilla
      • 9 years ago

      WoW servers crash, all content is lost. World population doubles in one year

        • DancingWind
        • 9 years ago

        More likely population pluments by a few million suicides in 1 month.

        • DancingWind
        • 9 years ago

        Edit: double post

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 9 years ago

        Your math is bad. Even if no-one died, you couldn’t increase the population by much more than one child per fertile woman in nine months.

          • Applecrusher
          • 9 years ago

          Lots of twins/tripplets! Wow is good at rng!

            • UberGerbil
            • 9 years ago

            And [i<]none[/i<] of them use contraceptives? Aren't WoW addicts the people we most want to use them?

        • UberGerbil
        • 9 years ago

        More significant than the basic math problems others have pointed out, you apparently are assuming that the only thing preventing WoW addicts from having sex is WoW, ie that WoW is an impediment, not a substitute.

        That seems… unrealistic.

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