Australia Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DSLReports: CRTC finalizes ISP usage-based billing
  2. Fudzilla: AMD cuts some prices on GTX 560 launch day

    and Intel’s new 34nm SSD have 450/300MB/s R/W

  3. Expreview via Donanim Haber: More specs of AMD Bulldozer processors surfaced
  4. TC Magazine: Sapphire intros two more FleX series cards enabling low-cost Eyefinity setups
  5. Ars Technica: Google Voice opens number porting to all for a $20 fee

    and Verizon iPhones to come with $30 unlimited data option – for now

  6. PCWorld on the state of Windows 8
  7. Expreview: Nvidia GeForce / Ion 266.66 WHQL driver released for GTX 560 Ti only
  8. Big Download: StarCraft II finally offers three official custom maps for beta testing

Australia Day

  1. C|Net reports Yahoo! meets estimates with stagnant revenue

    and Huawei wins restraining order against Motorola

  2. Ars Technica: MetroPCS sues FCC to stop net neutrality regulations
  3. A research study identifies who uploads the majority of the content to the P2P piracy networks
  4. Ars Technica: Infamous antipiracy lawyer gives up, abandons P2P cases
  5. TechFlash: Amazon unveils email service
  6. Intel teams with, Black Eyed Peas front man

Hardware news

  1. C|Net reports Falcon Northwest responds to Mach V power button concerns
  2. TC Magazine: DRAMeXchnage predicts 18% drop in netbook shipments for 2011
  3. Notebook Italia: Acer Aspire One E100: Google Android + Windows 7
  4. ATi-Forum: AMD Bulldozer coming – mainboards confirmed (in German)
  5. SemiAccurate reports Intel is finally getting ready to add native USB 3.0 support
  6. USB overseers: No, USB 3 isn’t late – C|Net
  7. VR-Zone: SanDisk flashes its way into 2011 with launch of new flash storage devices
  8. C|Net: Verizon VL600 4G LTE USB modem gets a firmware update
  9. Fudzilla: 16 graphics EUs in IVy Bridge

    and TGT plans 1GHz GTX 560 Ti

  10. TC Magazine: Sparkle goes all-out with 1GHz Calibre X560 graphics card and

    Gainward develops four GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards, one has 2GB of memory

  11. VR-Zone: Razer launches “tiny but mighty” Razer Ferox
  12. Yahoo! News: Will 2011 be the year of the $39 Blu-ray player
  13.’s NZXT Phantom case giveaway
  14. Dealzon’s deals: $220 off 15.6” Lenovo Y560 i5 / 6GB RAM, $150 off 13.3” hp

    dm3-3012nr Pentium ULV, $30 coupon for 23” LG E2360V LED, and $200 off

    240GB OCZ Vertex 2 2.5” SSD


  1. DSLReports: Verizon tweaks wireless pricing yet again
  2. C|Net: Verizon’s iPhone hot spot to cost $20 a month
  3. Fudzilla: Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz shapes up
  4. Ars Technica: Specs leak on HTC’s upcoming tablet, the HTC Flyer
  5. Fone Arena: LG teases new Optimus phone at MWC 2011, 3D phone?
  6. TC Magazine: Samsung confirms four mid-range Galaxy series smartphones for MWC
  7. TUAW: Free Photoshop Express 1.5 for iOS adds retina display and more
  8. Mac Rumors: Apple now approving iOS 4.3-compatible AirPlay apps


  1. InternetNews: Fedora Linux suffers a security incident – compromise risk is minimal
  2. 9to5Mac: Mac OS X 10.6.7 build 10J846 seeded to developers
  3. C|Net reports Office for Mac gets trial, beats sales expectations
  4. Ars Technica: First release of LibreOffice arrives with improvements over OOo
  5. Securelist: Malicious ads through ICQ
  6. Fudzilla reports Conficker worm being killed off
  7. GPU-Z v0.5.1
  8. Nvidia BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) v6.0
  9. TC Magazine: Firefox 4.0 beta 10 available for download
  10. CCleaner v3.03.1366
  11. Sysinternals suite – January 25, 2011
  12. Memtest86 v4.20
  13. EasyTune 6 B10.1228.1
  14. Update for Desktop Experience Decoder for Windows Server 2008 R2
  15. Simple Port Forwarding 3.0.19
  16. for Windows 3.3.0


  1. CVG: Pachter’s complete, ‘researched’ response to Gamers’ Voice controversy
  2. The legends speak: How GDC got great developers to look back – Ars Technica
  3. BioWare Blog: About that phat Dragon Age Legends loot
  4. Shacknews: New CoD: Black Ops ‘First Strike’ trailer features more stones, zombies
  5. VG247: More Skyrim details wriggle out and future Bethesda

    titles to “take advantage” of Skyrim engine, says Hines

  6. Shacknews: Visceral announces Dead Space 2 “Severed” DLC and

    Final Fantasy Versus XIII delayed to incorporate ‘incredible things’

  7. TUAW: Oregon Trail is turning 40 this year
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops and Magicka updates released on Steam
  9. Ars Technica: Bulletstorm demo is immature, crass, and so much fun
  10. Steam’s midweek madness – 50% off Greed Corp


  1. Ask Ars: Of solid state drives and garbage collection
  2. StorageReview on 128GB Iomega SSD Flash external drive
  3. AnandTech on AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB & XFX’s Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Asus GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
  5. Hardware Secrets on MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
Comments closed
    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    now I’m in Australia… (hops over the line) Now I’m in America…Australia! America! – Homer J.

    “PCWorld on the state of Windows 8…an OS that follows users wherever they go; instead of being tethered to hardware, users may roam between desktops, laptops, and tablets in whatever way is most convenient.”

    This is why the ipad and other tablets suck! they have no relevance to a real OS and are locked down.

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Actually, that capability is exactly what hp says they`re going to deliver on February 9th.

      Just a couple of days ago, Windows 8 was given a January launch date. January is before February. Unfortunately for Microsoft, theirt launch date is in 2 years, and HP`s is in 14 days.

    • willmore
    • 9 years ago

    [b<]CVG: Pachter's complete, 'researched' response to Gamers' Voice controversy [/b<] Pachter basically says "games always have bugs, this game doesn't have enough bugs that people aren't enjoying it, see, look, they're plaing it!" *facepalm* Right, crappy games justify more crappy games. Good thinking there Jethro. Maybe it's about time we start holding the game makers feet to the fire and get them to deal with their bugs.

    • dlenmn
    • 9 years ago

    I don’t see it in the shortbread, but Linux users might like to know that KDE 4.6 is out.

    [url<][/url<] It looks like another step in the right direction.

    • mcnabney
    • 9 years ago

    VI.TC Magazine: Samsungs confirms four mid-range Galaxy series smartphones for MWC

    Will those devices also be running Android 2.1?

    /bitter Fascinate owner

      • Flatland_Spider
      • 9 years ago

      It will be 2.2 probably. Everywhere else, but the US has 2.2 already.

      /disgruntled Captivate owner

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago or LibreOffice

    Decisions, decisions…

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago


      Notepad FTW!!! 😉

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 9 years ago

        Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student: $115 for 3 licenses (for everyone):
        [url<][/url<] Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Academic: $80 for 1 license (for students and teachers only): [url<][/url<]

      • ew
      • 9 years ago

      LibreOffice lets me believe I’m sticking it to Oracle somehow.

        • indeego
        • 9 years ago

        I loaded up Libreoffice on a machine without Java Runtime and it complained much more than OpenOffice does.

          • Flatland_Spider
          • 9 years ago

          OpenOffice bundles Java into the default Windows download. It would be really nice if the Java dependency went away.

        • Flatland_Spider
        • 9 years ago

        I would say the more important thing is to support unencumbered software. Not that LibreOffice qualifies at the moment due to Java dependencies, but they have a better chance of getting there then OOo.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    That Tegra 3 chip looks enticing: a 1.5 GHz quad-core in my smartphone. It might finally get `smart`

    • Jigar
    • 9 years ago

    Looks like Bulldozer too heavy to run on sandy bridge…

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      You`re saying Sandy Bridge will collapse under the massive onslaught of Bulldozer?

        • Jigar
        • 9 years ago

        Nope, Bulldozer will not run on sandy bridge, it will FALL 🙁

          • Deanjo
          • 9 years ago

          Who needs a stinking bridge when you have a track vehicle?

    • sweatshopking
    • 9 years ago

    Skyrim: ““We are working at pop-up issues, and we want to make sure that the graphics of the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 are alike. All three will look just as good, aside from the higher resolution and the anti-aliasing of the PC of course.””

    Yay. my pc can run graphics for an out of date console! hooray! anyone who thought this would look better, there’s your answer.

      • merkill
      • 9 years ago

      I agree a crap port will not a pc game make.
      Thus i will pass on this one.

        • ew
        • 9 years ago

        On the plus side though it will end up being $10 cheaper then the console versions.

        • Grape Flavor
        • 9 years ago

        Funny, I view a “crap port” as one that’s buggy, poor performing, or lacking basic PC controls or interface.

        It’s very disappointing that the PC won’t look substantially better, but if platform equality is your definition of a “crap port” I dare say you have an entitlement complex.

        And if that alone is enough to make you “pass” you didn’t really want the game in the first place, or you are very shallow.

          • merkill
          • 9 years ago

          Bah entitlement complex humbug i dont even care if they release this on pc.
          Good gfx i dont need for a good game i still play master of magic & open transport tychoon &starcraft1&M.U.L.E.

          What i dont need is limiting games and dumbing them down due to console ,if so they can stay on console.
          Reducing gfx due to console is just lazy of them if they want to sell on pc.
          So ok it might not be a crap port but it comes from console and it will be crap so there better stated?

          Daggerfall was great so was morrowind then came oblivion and well after lv12 or so i just stopped playing same with fallout3 it took black isle to fix it so new vegas was good .
          Finished daggerfall&morrowind&new vegas multiple times but all i have read about this skyrim tells me this wont be good.

          Hope i am wrong thou but i wont preeorder but instead wait 6month and see what ppl say then about skyrim on the forums.

      • Grape Flavor
      • 9 years ago

      Well that’s a disappointing preview. 5 major cities, world no bigger than Oblivion? Oblivion had 8 cities, not counting Kvatch. Hopefully they make up in quality what they lack in quantity.

      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      Perfect – it’s not like my SB rig would be able to run this any better than my PS3…

    • Shobai
    • 9 years ago

    Thank you, Ronald! It is indeed a great day =)

    In fact, the first celebrations came in around 4:30am local [Qld], when the Socceroos defeated Uzbekistan 6:0 in the Asia Cup. We’re now off to the final, playing Japan.

    It was a perfect Queensland day in Toowoomba, my hometown: we had a top of 31 deg. C, clear blue skies, the smell of barbies everywhere cooking snags, steaks and chops. lots of cricket to be played, followed by a nice relaxing dip in the pool before playing some pool, and then a roast for dinner. Marvellous!

    Hope you guys celebrated appropriately, also =P

    • kravo
    • 9 years ago

    II. Fudzilla: AMD cuts some prices on GTX 560 launch day

    awww…now I’ll have to rethink my upgrade. Although the retailers in our little country (HUN) doesn’t seem to reduce their prices in such cases, they thank for the extra profit, and the costumer can do a favor…

    Also, the i5-2500K is over a 100$ more expensive than the unlocked 2500…. bastards.

    edit: the text formatting didn’t work out as I planed.

      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      [quote<]Also, the i5-2500K is over a 100$ more expensive than the unlocked 2500.... bastards.[/quote<] I assume you mean "locked 2500"... either way, yeah this stuff happens. Market sets the price - retailers want to make extra profits wherever they can.

        • kravo
        • 9 years ago

        yep, you’re right, thanks.

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