April Fool’s Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Real World Tech on Bulldozer benchmarks – what do they mean?
  2. Gamestop announces acquisition of Spawn Labs and agreement to acquire Impulse, Inc.
  3. Wait until June for a fix? Throttled WoW player wants ISP fined – Ars Technica
  4. Ars Technica on the dawn of StarCraft: e-Sports comes to the world’s stage
  5. Blizzard: Introducing the Dungeon Helper (April Fool’s)
  6. NordicHardware reports Radeon HD 7000 family may be ready for Q3 2011
  7. VR-Zone: AFOX leaks news of unreleased Nvidia GT 530 graphics card?
  8. Nvidia: Introducing the 3dfx Voodoo 590 (April’s Fool’s)

April Fool’s Day

  1. DigiTimes: Apple is taking down CEOs from competitors
  2. Bloomberg: Logitech falls most in more than 7 years after cutting its profit forecast
  3. Live Nation said to bid for Warner Music Group – NYT
  4. HotHardware reports IEEE approves next generation WiMAX standard
  5. Ars Technica on LightSquared broadband: A threat to GPS?
  6. Ars Technica on World Backup Day: What are you doing to make sure you’re covered?
  7. HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks webcast – 4/1/11
  8. Ars Technica on why the U.S. needs to blacklist, censor pirate websites
  9. THR: ‘Wolverine’ pirate pleads guilty to copyright infringement

Hardware news

  1. DigiTimes: HDD prices for OEM to increase 5 – 10% in 2Q11
  2. Update: Samsung keylogger could be false alarm – Network World
  3. SemiAccurate reports Hercules launches Freescale-powered netbooks

    and Intel’s E3 Xeon launching next week

  4. VR-Zone: Gigabyte quietly launches the P67X series of motherboards

    and G.Skill unveils 115GB Phoenix EVO SSD

    and exclusive pictures of MSI’s Radeon HD 6790

  5. TC Magazine: Audio-Technica shipping the ATH-ANC23 active noise-cancelling earphones
  6. Win a Dell XPS laptop from OC3D & Dell Outlet
  7. Win a GTX 590 signed by Jen-Hsun Huang and Professor Vijay Pande from Björn3D


  1. X-bit labs: Apple’s A4, A5 processors allow the company to lower dependence on Intel, x86
  2. Separating fact from fiction: The impact of Android fragmentation

    on the processor landscape – MIPS Technologies

  3. Bloomberg opinion: Verizon’s new 4G is fast, just hold the phone
  4. The Windows Phone Developer Blog: A year later—the Windows Phone 7 numbers that matter
  5. ABI: Android in 45% of smartphones by 2016 – EETimes
  6. Analyst: HTC ThunderBolt smiting iPhone 4 in sales at Verizon stores – DailyTech
  7. VR-Zone’s Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review
  8. Neowin reports Windows 8 tablet ‘Metro’ UI will be ‘immersive,’ images surface
  9. DailyTech’s mobile browser battle pt. deux: Opera Mobile 11 vs. Firefox 4 on Android
  10. Ars Technica: Fox gearing up to fight with Time Warner over iPad TV streaming
  11. CNN reports Google making app that would identify people’s faces
  12. SuperSite for Windows has mobile app pick: LogMeIn Ignition
  13. Ars Technica on Slice HD: You will hurt your fingers on your iPad
  14. TestFreaks review Angry Birds Rio for Android


  1. Ars Technica: New Lion (OS X) developer preview includes iCal, ‘About This Mac’ tweaks
  2. Neowin reports Windows 8 to feature History Vault, Time Machine competitor
  3. TC Magazine reports Ubuntu 11.04 goes beta
  4. Latest Opera 11.10 development snapshot: Speed Dial, now with crisp thumbnails


  1. Big Download: The Agency cancelled; Sony Online confirms mass layoffs & studio shut downs

    and Take On Helicopters announced

  2. IGN: Can you run Fable III? (PC system requirements)
  3. Shacknews reports Dawn of War II: Retribution getting Dark Angels DLC chapter

    and Rock Band 3 DLC: Joy Division and more

  4. Ars Technica: Need for Speed: Shift 2 straddles sim, arcade genres and

    Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars – the best 3DS game that doesn’t need 3D

  5. Gaming Heaven reviews Total War: Shogun 2 (PC)

Systems and storage

  1. ITShootOut’s world exclusive: Asus P8P67 LE motherboard
  2. Legit Reviews on Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard
  3. StorageReview’s LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 review
  4. Hardware Canucks review 3TB Seagate Barracuda XT
  5. Guru3D reviews 128GB Zalman N series SSD
  6. TweakTown’s SSD fill testing explained
  7. hardCOREware reviews 32GB Patriot Memory Supersonic USB 3.0 flash drive

Multimedia, power, case & cooling

  1. HT4U (in German) and techPowerUp! review MSI N580GTX Lightning
  2. Hexus.net reviews KFA2 GeForce GTX 550 Ti White Edition LTD OC
  3. OCC reviews Asus Radeon HD 6970
  4. Metku and TweakTown review HIS HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX
  5. ProClockers review Asus Radeon EAH6850 DirectCU V2
  6. Ultimate Hardware reviews PowerColor HD 5770
  7. OC3D’s Corsair SP2500 2.1 speaker system video review
  8. TweakTown reviews 850W Corsair TX850V2 PSU
  9. Modders-Inc reviews Thermaltake Level 10 GT case
  10. BayReviews on Noctua NH-C12P CPU cooler
Comments closed
    • DrCR
    • 12 years ago

    Don’t knock clippy.

    • sweatshopking
    • 12 years ago

    how come when i posted that story earlier, nobody cared 🙁

    • juampa_valve_rde
    • 12 years ago

    oh the gt 530 is an april fool’s joke too right?

    • swampfox
    • 12 years ago

    Dungeon Helper immediately took me back to the good old days of… Word 97? When the little paperclip would dance on your desktop and try to tell you things you didn’t need to know.

    • willmore
    • 12 years ago

    For an HTPC, the G210 is pretty much the ideal card. It has the best of nVidias video decode and is really cheap. I got one for $9 after rebate. Works great. They put a fan on it, but they didn’t need to. Running full out it never gets more than 20C over ambient.

    I’ll give you the power argument, though, 49W is way less than the 120W or so the 9800GTX+. I guess that’s what a few generations of process shrink will get you. 🙂

    • Deanjo
    • 12 years ago

    Depends on the use of the card. a GT530 would be a nice card for a htpc setup. It has a better hardware video decoding, better audio capabilities and is going to be far quieter then the GF9800GTX+. It also supports DX 11 / openGL 4.1 and the newest level of Cuda and draws far less power then the GF8900GTX+.

    • khands
    • 12 years ago

    Makes me so sad, they were my “prevent the Steam monopoly” service, now I’m going to have to hope GOG gets more new games.

    • willmore
    • 12 years ago

    For $50? You think that’s a good deal? I got a GF9800GTX+ for that (after rebate) at Fry’s last summer. More shaders, faster clock, wider memory buss. The 430 is yet another GSO. I got one of those two and a half years ago for $37 from NewEgg.

    $49 after MIR for a 430? Pass.

    • phileasfogg
    • 12 years ago

    The imminent arrival of the GT530 may explain why our local Fry’s today has the GT430 discounted to $49 after MIR. An outstanding price for an outstanding-value card.

    • sweatshopking
    • 12 years ago


    • dpaus
    • 12 years ago

    [i<]"Throttled WoW player wants ISP fined"[/i<] - since we're unlikely to get 'boiled in oil' approved, I support this message.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 12 years ago

    Well we can write of impulse now that gamestop owns them.

    • PRIME1
    • 12 years ago

    “Don’t bother reading anything on the internet day shortbread”

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