Summer Solstice Shortbread

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  1. AppleInsider: Apple’s next Mac Pro rumored to be mountable with a custom CPU

    and Intel lists new Sandy Bridge CPUs aimed at MacBook Air

    and Apple rumored to offer next-gen MacBook Airs with black finish

  2. PreCentral reports TouchPad now available for pre-order and

    Verizon ending unlimited data on July 7th, era of tiered pricing is upon us

  3. Intel code guru: Many-core world requires radical rethink – The Register
  4. The Register reports Intel readying MIC x64 coprocessor for 2012
  5. VR-Zone reports Core i7-980 Gulftown on sale from June 26
  6. TC Magazine reports Nvidia enables SLI on AMD

    900 series boards with GeForce 275.50 driver

  7. Now available on Steam – F.E.A.R. 3

Summer Solstice

  1. Fudzilla reports Linux row goes to court

Hardware news

  1. Channel Register reports Gartner slashes UK PC shipments for 2011
  2. Fudzilla reports AMD has high hopes for Fusion Z-series

    and Larrabee ipso facto will half not bee

  3. TC Magazine: Toshiba’s AMD Llano-equipped Satellite L775D laptop gets listed

    and Intel adds four low-voltage mobile processors to its offer

  4. VR-Zone reports Patriot introduces G2 Series AMD Edition memory kits
  5. Engadget: Apple AirPort Extreme refresh outed by

    the FCC, lends credence to Time Capsule rumors

  6. TC Magazine: EVGA offers GeForce GTX 570 with 2.5GB of memory

    and EVGA brings the GeForce GT 545 to retail

  7. Dealzon’s deals: $200 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo G570 i3-2310M, $50 coupon

    for 14” hp dm4t i3-2310M, $30 coupon for hp Slimline s5m AMD Fusion, and

    $550 off 42” Toshiba 42TL515U 1080p 3D LED HDTV


  1. Engadget’s Nokia N9 first hands-on
  2. Fudzilla reports Windows Phone 7.5 previewed
  3. TechSpot reviews HTC Sensation

Software and gaming

  1. Microsoft releaunches, revises SkyDrive, its Dropbox competitor
  2. TC Magazine: HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 updated to version 3.82

    and Chrome 14.0.797.0 outed through the dev channel

  3. Fudzilla: Microsoft uses the DMCA to deal with the competition
  4. Al Gore shares an incontestable truth: ‘Games are the new normal
  5. Joystiq’s Ninja Gaiden 3 preview: The evolution of mammals
  6. Joystiq: GOG selling Interplay titles for half off, including Freespace and sequel


  1. TechReviewSource on Lenovo ThinkPad T420s
  2. Hardware Secrets on AMD 990FX: Prepping for Bulldozer
  3. OCC reviews 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
  4. X-bit labs test contemporary graphics cards in Duke Nukem Forever
  5. Hi Tech Legion’s AMD HD 6990 4GB with 3 and 5-monitor Eyefinity review
  6. PureOC and TweakTown review Sapphire HD 6950 DiRT 3 Edition
  7. Neoseeker’s Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 & HD 6670 review
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    • sschaem
    • 9 years ago

    Is this alarming at all in relation to Bulldozer?

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago


        • blorbic5
        • 9 years ago

        Incase someone doesn’t want to read, no it doesn’t look like its because of bulldozer. Nvidia, AMD and Via all quit because of Intel being mean.

          • NeelyCam
          • 9 years ago

          Here’s a better and less ranty analysis of the situation:

          [url<][/url<] AMD is quitting because the benchmark doesn't give an unfair advantage to GPU heavy chips. I.e., AMD claims that a vast majority of customers need monster GPUs, and if the benchmarks doesn't favor monster GPUs, it's a BS benchmark. So no, it doesn't look like its because of bulldozer. It's just that SysMark yields sh*t scores on Llano because Llano CPU sucks.

            • Kurotetsu
            • 9 years ago

            Despite your less than eloquent way of putting it, this makes sense. The superpowered integrated GPU is pretty much the entire point of Llano (no one cares about Phenom II anymore). Benchmarks that don’t back this focus really shouldn’t be used to push a brand new product.

            • OneArmedScissor
            • 9 years ago

            How would it be “unfair” if they just included something in the test that’s representative of the GPU that’s in every single computer?

            [url<][/url<] That's a pretty abysmal test suite. Maybe it would have been good when you wanted to know the difference between a Pentium III and a Pentium 4 in the wonderful world of dial up modems. I guess Nvidia left because they wanted an "unfair" advantage of simply being represented, as well.

            • Palek
            • 9 years ago

            Do not feed the troll!

            NeelyCam has a very easily recognizable intel troll mode. He’s using it in the above post. Normally he’s a pretty smart guy with very sharp observations, but every now and then he’s overcome by an urge to drive over-protective AMD supporters into fits of rage.

            (This has been a public service announcement with the goal of stopping another really-really long, meaningless battle of words.)

            • Arag0n
            • 9 years ago

            I disagree with you… with flash GPU accelerated, most of C# applications GPU accelerated and browsers being GPU accelerated… to have a proper GPU improves the user expirience more than you may think… that’s why the expirience of an intel atom system vs brazos it’s so different despite the cpu of amd not being much more powerful…

      • SoulSlave
      • 9 years ago

      The problem with benchmarks and test suites is that they condensate, all workloads and possible test scenarios into a single “score“. And here they give weight to measures and scales, just so some uninformed publication can print some random 4 digit number to represent a cpu speed.

      When in fact a cpu is better suited for whatever use one might have for it.

      What I`m trying to say is that, Bulldozer might be great for databases, and not so much for multimedia. It doesn`t mean it`s a bad cpu, it just means it`s better suited for corporative customers.

      If a person is on a budget, needs a laptop, and want to do some gaming, then go get Llano. Simple as that.

      Any benchmark that tries to show real world results into a single score, doesn`t get my respect. If you want to get a better idea of what I`m talking about, search for SPEC performance results, they are so detailed that they can be sometimes hard to understand, but they do reveal the closest thing to reality…

    • LiquidSpace
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<] III.Intel code guru: Many-core world requires radical rethink - The Register [/quote<] [b<]Data-shuffling outranks flops-optimizing[/b<] Hasn't AMD been talking about the same thing,for over 2 years,now, whenever they mention or talk about their Bulldozer Architectural approach. So according to the Intel "Old Fart", they still don't have any substantial solutions on how to utilize these Many-Core CPUs yet,Intel is going to release the first Many-Core processors sometimes in 2012.Nice one Intel. BTW from the way this Intel guru is talking,it seems that x86 architecture might see some huge changes in the near future.

    • DancinJack
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]Verizon ending unlimited data on July 7th, era of tiered pricing is upon us[/quote<] If they really charge $30/2GB I will have to think seriously about leaving VZW. They better introduce family data plans along side these.

      • blorbic5
      • 9 years ago

      If you are in a contract you still get the unlimited. My contract is up for renewal soon, and I’m debating if I should renew to a garented 2 years of unlimited or just leave them.

        • DancinJack
        • 9 years ago

        Well, I assume that’s the case, but I don’t think anyone really knows for sure. There is almost 0 chance that they would kill off people’s unlimited plans if you’re already in a contract, but you won’t know for sure until July.

        e: It’s really not the unlimited that irks me either. 2GB of data shouldn’t cost $30/month in my opinion.

          • blorbic5
          • 9 years ago

          I went perusing the web looking for more details, and it doesn’t look to grim for current Verizon customers. One site showed a release saying that if you have unlimited before 7/7 you keep it indefinitely, even if you upgrade your phone/contract.

          I can see Google getting involved soon, because the more data people use the more Google collects and makes money from.

    • Hattig
    • 9 years ago

    Nokia N9 with Meego is interesting, and clearly the direction that Nokia should be going if they want to keep some semblance of being a top tier phone manufacturer (i.e., one with their own software platform as well as designing and making hardware).

      • oldog
      • 9 years ago

      Do you think it really makes sense for a cell phone manufacturer to devote resources to designing and implementing smartphone OS software? Arguably the most recent successful cell phone manufactures have been HTC, Motorola and Apple. Only one of these companies writes and supports their own operating system and that is within the context of a large ecosystem of OSs on multiple platforms.

      Regardless of a personal bias to see a large number of OSs it is very unlikely, in my opinion, that the market can support Symbion, MeGo, Palm, iOS, Windows Phone, and Android (among others). The current complexity of features alone that is necessary to support a modern smart phone is daunting. Releasing updates in a timely fashion which supports all phones is equally frightening.

      I predict that like desktop PCs only a few OSs will survive and that cell phone manufactures by in large will compete to provide the snazziest handsets.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]Larrabee ipso facto will half not bee[/quote<] I saw what you did there, Eric.

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