National Apple Strudel Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. The Inquirer reports AMD believes Intel will never buy Nvidia
  2. SemiAccurate reports Intel declares open war on mobo makers
  3. X-bit labs: Rambus develops clocking technology for power reduction in high-speed interfaces
  4. AppleInsider: Apple may freeze new Mac introductions until release of Mac OS X Lion
  5. Microsoft: WebGL considered harmful
  6. SuperSite for Windows on Google Chrome OS
  7. LibreOffice 3.3.3 Final
  8. Eurogamer has Dawn of War III: First details

National Apple Strudel Day

  1. IBM celebrates 100 years
  2. C|Net reports Apple sued over its use of ‘iBook’
  3. Ars Technica on why iTunes Match has indie soul label singing the blues
  4. Bloomberg reports Toshiba, LCD panel makers sued by retailer P.C. Richard for price fixing
  5. TorrentFreak reports Canadian BitTorrent user fined $60,000 by U.S. court
  6. TechRadar: Microsoft suggests 20% in UK have had IT phishing call
  7. TechFlash reports CA legislators OK online sales tax, and that means Amazon

Hardware news

  1. Fudzilla reports Lenovo leads in U.S. reliability survey
  2. AVEXIR: Why you should care if you are an enthusiast – VR-Zone
  3. VR-Zone reports MSI readying second mATX Z68 board
  4. Fudzilla reports Siler and Thorsby are Sandy Bridge E boards

    and A-Data launches its S511 SSD

  5. Ask Ars: Are dual-band 802.11n routers worth the extra cost?
  6. In-Stat: USB SuperSpeed-enabled device shipments to approach 80 million in 2011
  7. Dealzon’s deals: $70 coupon for 16” Toshiba A660-BT3N25X i3-2310M / 6GB RAM,

    $250 coupon for 14” Lenovo Y460p i3-2310M, $50 coupon 14” Dell Latitude E5420,

    and $25 off 10” Asus Eee Pad Transformer 32GB tablet / Android + headset / 8GB



  1. DailyTech: RIM ships 500K PlayBooks during fiscal Q2, will announce layoffs

    and Lenovo preparing two Android tablets for summer launch

  2. Fudzilla reports MSI introduces Brazos-based WindPad 110W
  3. VR-Zone reports Panasonic announces Android Toughbook tablet
  4. Ars Technica reviews Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  5. Fudzilla reports Kal El has same or better battery
  6. Ars Technica reports leaked specs for beastly Google Nexus 4G may win carriers’ hearts

    and HTC Desire to get Gingerbread—once HTC shrinks bloated Sense UI

  7. C|Net: Dual-screen LG handset leaks with T-Mobile branding


  1. SuperSite for Windows: Microsoft Office 2010 turns one, is fastest selling version ever
  2. V3: Document Foundation lines up Google, Red Hat, SUSE, and FSF behind LibreOffice
  3. Microsoft delivers Kinect development kit for non-commercial use
  4. TechRadar reports Windows 8 UI was being planned before Apple’s iPad launched
  5. Microsoft ‘rogue faction’ adds better HTML5, JavaScript support to Visual Studio
  6. makeuseof has 3 ways to speed up the Windows 7 shutdown process
  7. Firefox 5.0 beta 7
  8. Google Chrome 14.0.794.0


  1. TechFlash reports Coinstar’s Redbox kiosks begin renting video games
  2. Ars Technica: Duke Nukem’s PR threatens to punish sites that run negative reviews
  3. Battlefield Blog: Physical Warfare Pack available to all Battlefield 3 players later this year
  4. Shacknews reports Batman: Arkham City to use GFWL
  5. Shacknews covers E3 2011: Gears of War 3 and Serious Sam 3 BFE
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 gameplay demo
  7. Intel presents The Escape
  8. Ars Technica – Alice: Madness Returns brings solid platforming, tedious length
  9. SuperSite for Windows on Duke Nukem Forever
  10. Steam: Razer Hydra motion controller now available with Portal 2 and extra levels
  11. Steam’s weekend deal – indie packs, 5 games for the price of 1


  1. X-bit labs review Sapphire Pure White Fusion E350 and Pure Fusion Mini 350
  2. techPowerUp! revivews Asus M5A99X EVO AM3+
  3. Madshrimps review 12GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz memory kit
  4. t-break pits AMD vs. Nvidia: 2nd gen DirectX 11 battle of the GPUs
  5. Expreview’s Yeston Game Master R6950 graphics card review
  6. reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 6750
  7. LanOC Reviews on Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 Ultimate
  8. Madshrimps review Lamptron FC5V2 fan controller
  9. Hardware Secrets reviews NZXT Havik 140 CPU cooler
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    • d34thly
    • 9 years ago

    Is webpage still on a dial-up server? Everytime I ever try to read a review there it takes like 4 minutes for each page to load.

    • ew
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]Microsoft: WebGL considered harmful[/quote<] No conflict of interest there.

      • Palek
      • 9 years ago

      Conflict of interest is the less obnoxious part of the news. What bugs me is that the company responsible for the abomination that is ActiveX and the Swiss cheese security nightmare that was Windows XP (before SP2) somehow has the audacity to dish out security advice. Microsoft should lay low for a few more years and prove they have the security know-how before they start acting like an authority on the topic.

    • jpostel
    • 9 years ago

    8 is enough II: SemiAccurate reports Intel declares open war on mobo makers

    I can’t figure out which is more absurd, the fact that Intel created the traveshamockery of a “review” with the corresponding marketing material, or that Tom’s Hardware has sunk so low as to have taken Intel’s money to post it.

    I get that there are plenty of sites that just post specs and marketing material as a “review”, but Tom’s Hardware has been pretty good in the past. It’s a shame to see them on the outs.

    I would certainly consider an Intel board if/when I do a new build, but their marketing on this is just dumb.

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      The marketing seemed kind’ve tame considering the rant they gave it.

      And this is Tom’s we’re talking about. He sold out a while back, anything after that is fair game. (Same goes for Shacknews, or hadn’t you noticed?)

      • willmore
      • 9 years ago

      I love the zingers SA gets in at both Intel and Tom’s expense. *golfclap* Very nice, sir!

      My fav:
      “Intel makes feature free boards that are about as exciting as a computer reading a phone book through a scratchy speaker.”

      Where are the half naked elf princesses? The frogs in battle armor? Oh, wait, those are video boards, Intel can’t make those. Oops.

        • BobbinThreadbare
        • 9 years ago

        Frogs in battle armor are pretty cool

    • tcunning1
    • 9 years ago

    What is this Apple Strudel? Is it 4G? Does it come in white? Can it connect to a cloud? Whatever it is, I WANT IT–it sounds magical!!!!

      • willmore
      • 9 years ago

      I don’t know, strudel is normally pretty flakey.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    Bloomberg’s perspective on the [url=<]RIM melt-down[/url<]

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]Fudzilla reports Kal El has same or better battery[/quote<] An awful article. First, it's promoting Kal El's magically better "battery life" without mentioning if it's idle or active. Everyone knows how to power-gate now; it's all about active power. Second, the article mentions 10x performance improvement when going from 40nm to 28nm... Any shred of credibility is gone after that.

    • BobbinThreadbare
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]Steam's weekend deal - indie packs, 5 games for the price of $1 [/quote<] That's five games for the price of 1 game, not 1 dollar.

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]X-bit labs: Rambus develops clocking technology for power reduction in high-speed interfaces[/quote<] 2.4mW/Gb/s isn't that special, as NEC has demonstrated <1mW/Gb/s at >6Gb/s already (ISSCC 2010). 5ns ramp-up time is impressive, but depends entirely on how low the power consumption is at "idle".

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago


      • RedKnight
      • 9 years ago

      I always wondered if that was where you derived your screen name 🙂 Great win!

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Poor Roberto Luongo…. Did you hear that he was so distraught after the loss that he threw himself in front of a Vancouver city bus? Fortunately, it went right between his legs…

        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        So funny because it’s so true…

    • potatochobit
    • 9 years ago

    I dont understand, if they guy lives in canada and he torrented the shows from canada
    how exactly was a US district court able to claim jurisdiction?
    even if there are copyright agreements between the two countries why did the company not have to file suit in canada?

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 9 years ago

      Same thing I was wondering. How they’ll collect damages I have no idea. I wouldn’t have given the court the time of day if I were in his shoes.

        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        Yeah, this is tricky stuff. Internet has made “borders” disappear on many levels. Stealing and committing crimes (including copyright crimes) while hiding behind jurisdiction is evil and wrong, and I hope the different countries will eventually find a way to punish these individuals for their crimes against humankind somehow.

        The letter of the law and the spirit of right and wrong are two different things, and I have no respect towards those who blatantly violate the spirit of what’s right and wrong.

          • crabjokeman
          • 9 years ago

          Are you crazy? Let me get this straight.. you want the U.S. federal government to have more jurisdiction and power over residents in other countries? For the sake of those people, I hope that doesn’t happen. Not everyone wants Uncle Sam and his pro-corporate hand up their @ss extracting money..

            • NeelyCam
            • 9 years ago

            No – what I want is criminals getting punished regardless of where they are (be it USA, Canada, China or any other place) and where the victim is.

            Each country has its own set of rules and laws, and when the violator and the victim are both inside a given country, it’s relatively simple to punish the violator using that country’s rules and methods. But when the violator is in a different country than the victim (which is pretty normal with cybercrime), it’s far more difficult to figure out how to punish and what the punishment should be.

            If somebody in Canada hacks into somebody’s bank account in the USA and grabs some money, should the punishment be based on the US law (where the victim is) or the Canadian law (where the hacker is)? Who has “jurisdiction”? It would be simply wrong if the violator doesn’t get punished because Canadian law enforcement doesn’t care enough to do anything about this violation since “Canadians weren’t hurt, so we don’t want to spend that much effort to catch this criminal”, and US has no jurisdiction despite the fact that a US citizen was the victim.

            This is what I meant by stuff getting tricky because of the interwebs. I most certainly wasn’t suggesting that the US law should directly replace the laws of other countries.

            • ereetos
            • 9 years ago

            But then you have to think of the definition of a criminal. If one country doesn’t define downloading copyrighted content as a crime how are they a criminal? You would be applying and forcing laws from one country on another. Yeah the victim has experienced a crime against them in their country, and it is definitely tricky from there, but we need to look at all perspectives even if they seem naturally wrong by nature.


            • Suspenders
            • 9 years ago

            Exactly this. “Crimes” are simply the invention of a society; societies define what constitutes a crime and what the punishment should be. Wanting “criminals to be punished regardless of where they are” is advocating applying one societies laws in another. No thanks.

            • NeelyCam
            • 9 years ago

            As I said, it’s tricky.. I was careful about saying “spirit of right and wrong”, which is more universal than a random set of laws.

            Not having any punishment for international “criminals” is also a bad solution. But finding a good solution is very difficult.

            • Suspenders
            • 9 years ago

            The “spirit of right and wrong” might be more universal, and has a leg to stand on with eg. violent crimes, but tends to fall apart when applied to legal inventions such as “copyright”. What you might define as a crime against humanity doesn’t even exist as a concept in the language and cultures of other societies.

            • NeelyCam
            • 9 years ago

            Agreed 100%.

            • OneArmedScissor
            • 9 years ago

            “I was careful about saying “spirit of right and wrong”, which is more universal than a random set of laws.”

            Lol yeah right. Have you heard of religion?

            The real problem here is that you keep throwing around the words “crime” and “criminal,” as if there are so many societies who would brand people as such, when there aren’t [i<]any[/i<]. You don't go to prison and get a criminal record for being sued, and certainly not for letting someone borrow your DVDs or books. The only "crimes against humanity" here are perpetrated by the organizations that attempt to undermine human rights, invade privacy, use scare tactics to commit extortion, and abuse court systems, all in the name of collecting large amounts of money from swaths of very questionably unidentified, unproved perpetrators, of unclear infringements. Those are real, very well defined crimes.

            • NeelyCam
            • 9 years ago

            Agreed 100%.

            • dashbarron
            • 9 years ago

            [quote<] No - what I want is criminals getting punished regardless of where they are (be it USA, Canada, China or any other place) and where the victim is.[/quote<] Email Batman. He did that in Dark Knight, why not again?

          • yogibbear
          • 9 years ago

          GTFO of my backyard you yankie doodle dandy flag wavving ninny. 😛 Typical american. And I mean that in the most offensive use of the word “american”.

            • NeelyCam
            • 9 years ago

            You completely misunderstood my point. I didn’t say anywhere that Canadians should be punished using US law. I was simply pointing out that if a crime happened, there should be a punishment.

            Your offensive, anti-american response, though, seems to be typical canadian, and I mean that in the most offensive use of the word “canadian”.

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 9 years ago

    Apple Tax!!

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