National Day of Unplugging 2011 Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. PC is dead claims Gartner - Fudzilla (the original Gartner PR is here)
  2. Switched reports Libya may be testing sophisticated Internet kill switch
  3. Ars Technica reports unlimited music re-downloads
    may come as part of Apple's MobileMe revamp
  4. Engadget: Behold Corsair's Force GT SSD - flaming
    red shell and 500MB/s read and write speeds
  5. Patriot set to launch super-high-speed USB 3.0 stick - 200MB/s-plus
  6. Slashdot's story on 35,000 Linux benchmarks in a week
  7. The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown: Moving the world off Internet Explorer 6
  8. Fudzilla reports Crysis 2 benched by Nvidia

National Day of Unplugging 2011

  1. WSJ reports web video rivalry sparks U.S. probe and
    Intel (stock) raised to outperforma from neutral by Robert W. Baird
  2. TUAW: Apple, Inc. files to trademark "Apple" under 42 international classes
  3. Ars Technica on the new music industry plans: Halt flow of money to pirate music sites
  4. The Consumerist: Amazon sued over alleged privacy policy violations
  5. The state of California is searching for a state CIO
  6. PCPer podcast #144
Hardware news

  1. Fudzilla reports AMD shows a lot of Fusion wins and MSI to roll out Fusion X-Slim
  2. TC Magazine: MSI launches the Wind Top AE2210 Sandy Bridge-based AIO PC
    and MSI Wind Box DC100 nettop packs Fusion power, can be seen at CeBIT
    and Plextor intros 500GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive
  3. Hardware-Infos has AMD Radeon HD 6990 in action at CeBIT (video)
  4. Expreview: Asus showcases ROG Matrix GTX 580 graphics card
  5. SemiAccurate reports LSI outs second generation SAS6 silicon
  6. Engadget reports new SteelSeries gaming headsets come to CeBIT, now iPhone compatible
  7. Dealzon's deals: $450 coupon for 14” Lenovo Y460p i7 2nd gen / 8GB RAM,
    $60 coupon for 15.6” Toshiba L650-ST3NX1 i3, and $320 coupon for 32”
    Sony KDL32EX40B LCD TV / Blu-ray

  1. Ars Technica: iPad 2 has Samsung fixated on "inadequate" aspects of new Galaxy Tab
  2. DigiTimes: Tablet PC players likely to bring forward
    their launch schedules to compete against iPad 2
  3. Engadget reports AT&T Mobile Hotspot for iPhone 4 limited
    to just 3 Wi-Fi devices
    (Update: It's an iOS 4.3 thing)
  4. Ars Technica: WP7 updater still not updating some Samsung handsets
  5. Download Squad: N64oid emulator for Android review and gameplay video
    and Bing Deals for iPhone and Android aggregates daily deals on
  6. Engadget reports CBS & Turner Sports are streaming all the
    March Madness games to PCs, iPhones & iPads for free

  1. Mashable: Leaked Windows 8 screenshots show improved taskbar [pics]
  2. Windows 8 Beta: Windows 8 to have restore to factory setting option and other features
  3. Phoronix on a 13-line patch that boosts Intel Sandy Bridge performance
  4. Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Alpha 3
  5. Scientific Linux 6.0 released
  6. nicu's preview: Fedrora 15 + GNOME 3.0, a skippable release
  7. n00bs on Ubuntu: Install Audacity Sound Editor on Ubuntu 11.10
  8. Tech Drive-in's top 5 media center applications for Linux
  9. Ars Technica: Likely pre-Pwn2Own Safari patch unlikely to stop 3-time pwner
  10. VR-Zone reports Opera approved for Mac App Store;
    users under the age of 17 need not apply
  11. Fudzilla reports Israel and U.S. behind Stuxnet
  12. SuperSite for Windows: Install Windows 7 with a USB memory key
  13. System Ninja
  14. Mozilla Firefox 3.6.15
  15. Opera 11.10 build 2020: Speed Dial now animates
  16. CDBurnerXP
  17. Calibre 0.7.48
  18. Intel Network Adapter Driver 16.0 for Windows 7, Vista, and XP

  1. Shacknews reports it's double XP weekend for CoD: Black Ops
  2. Ars Technica: brings PlayStation Move development to your PC this spring
  3. Eurogamer reports uncertain future ahead for Homefront
  4. Fudzilla reports Epic would like to bring Gears to PS3
  5. Shacknews Weekend Confirmed episode 50
  6. TF2, CS: Source, DoD: Source & HL2: Deathmatch updates released on Steam
  7. PopMatters: How not to make a multiplayer game
  8. Shacknews has Resistance 3 multiplayer hands-on
  9. Ars Technica on Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Systems and storage

  1. Engadget's MacBook Pro review (early 2011)
  2. AnandTech on Asus G73SW + SNB: Third time's the charm?
  3. OC3D reviews MSI GX660R laptop
  4. TweakTown on Toshiba's NB550D AMD Fusion netbook w/ Harman Kardon speakers
  5. iXBT Labs review AMD's E-350 APU
  6. KitGuru reviews Gigabyte G1 Assassin and Core i7-990X EE
  7. Björn3D reviews Gigabyte G1 Assassin
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Asus P7P55D-E Pro
  9. Madshrimps review Foxconn AHD1S "AMD APU onboard" motherboard
  10. Real World Labs on 600GB Seagate Cheetah 15k.7 SAS HDD
  11. HotHardware reviews 250GB Intel SSD 510 series SATA 6Gbps
  12. XSReviews on 32GB Patriot Xporter XT pen drive
Multimedia, casing, and cooling

  1. TWL reviews Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC
  2. Fudzilla reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic
  3. AnandTech's Nixeus Fusion HD review
  4. Funky Kit reviews SteelSeries WoW: Cataclysm MMO gaming mouse
  5. SPCR on Zalman Z9 Plus case
  6. OCIA reviews Thermaltake Max 5G external USB 3.0 enclosure
  7. ThinkComputers reviews Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler
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