Bastille Day Shortbread

The Starting Five

  1. 9 to 5 Mac reports new white MacBook and Mac mini launches imminent
  2. StorageReview reports Intel acknowledges problems with Intel SSD 320s
  3. VR-Zone reports LG unveils world’s first glasses-free

    3D monitor D2000 with eye-tracking technology

  4. Neowin reports Windows Vista SP1 support is over
  5. 9 to 5 Mac: AT&T raises iPhone device tier on October 4th, perhaps signaling launch date

Bastille Day

  1. Apple: Citi, UBS lift estimates; iPad 3, Nokia settlement in focus – Barron’s
  2. AppleInsider: Apple accounted for one-fifth of all U.S. retail sales growth in Q1 2011
  3. 9 to 5 Mac: Apple cutting prices internationally on upcoming Mac hardware
  4. Fudzilla: Google knew that Android violated some Oracle patents
  5. DailyTech: Google introduces global spam filtering, earnings concern investors
  6. TorrentFreak reports Google’s anti-piracy filter is quite effective
  7. VR-Zone: Google brings spam filtering to Google Voice
  8. TechCrunch: Microsoft’s Bing gains more search share in June
  9. Microsoft to open 75 more retail stores in next two to three years
  10. Time on why Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet
  11. OT: Butterbeer – how the Harry Potter beverage was made real

Hardware news

  1. Fudzilla: TSMC promises to deliver 28nm chips by year’s end
  2. DigiTimes: Desktop PC market is expected to achieve 8% shipment growth in 2011
  3. Fudzilla reports every second laptop to feature quad-core CPU by 2015
  4. TC Magazine: Lenovo starts selling the AMD Llano-powered IdeaPad Z575 laptop

    and ASRock to release four more LGA 1155 boards with PCI-Express 3.0

  5. TechOn reports Samsung boosts ReRAM’s rewritability to 1 trillion times
  6. TC Magazine: Toshiba and Hynix team up for MRAM development and production

    and OCZ intros the RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-E SSDs

    Super Talent unveils the TeraDrive CT3 SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD

    and Green House coming out with speedy USB 3.0 SSD

  7. VR-Zone reports Razer Mouse Bungee helps manage your mouse cord
  8. Dealzon’s deals: $300 coupon for 15.6” hp dv6z Quad A8-3530MX / 1GB GDDR5

    Radeon HD dual, $190 off 15.6” Lenovo G560 067999U Pentium, and $52 coupon

    for Logitech F540 wireless headset


  1. TechFlash reports Microsoft sued for Windows Phone bedroom, bathroom ads
  2. Ars Technica on beamforming your data: How WiGig will offer 7Gbps speeds
  3. AnandTech reports Motorola Xoom gets Honeycomb 3.2 and hints of LTE
  4. Fudzilla reports Motorola working on 10″ 2048 X 1536 tablet
  5. hp‘s Bradley: TouchPad marketing push and OTA updates are coming soon – PreCentral
  6. PCWorld: Mac security firm ships first-ever iPhone malware scanner
  7. WPCentral: Mango’s IE9 browser still trounces iOS 5 beta 3 in HTML5 speed test
  8. Ars Technica: iCade support comes to more games, implementation only takes “hours”
  9. Engadget’s Sony S1 and S2 hands-on
  10. VR-Zone’s Dell Venue smartphone review
  11. VR-Zone: Samsung updates Galaxy Player 70 with new “Black Edition” variant
  12. Ars Technica reports Kindle 3G drops $50 in price thanks to ads, AT&T


  1. Yes to Lion, no to cruft: Get a clean start with manual Mac migration – Ars Technica
  2. SuperSite for Windows looks back at Windows Server 2003
  3. All About Microsoft: Microsoft to connect Kinect and robots
  4. AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.80.1477 beta


  1. HotHardware reports future PS3s will require HDMI for HD video
  2. Shacknews reports Sony investing $20 million for PSN exclusives

    and Square Enix investigating Final Fantasy XI for Vita

    and Dawn of War III will support custom armies

    and Forza Motorsport 4 E3 trailer crosses the line

  3. GameInformer previews Dishonored
  4. Fudzilla: Computer becomes unbeatable at “Civilization” by reading the manual
  5. Ars Technica: Terraria on the PC makes confusion addictive
  6. Björn3D on Alice: Madness Returns

Systems and storage

  1. Hardware Secrets on the art of tweaking
  2. TweakTown’s ASRock CoreHT 252B Sandy Bridge HTPC review
  3. ProClockers review Sapphire Edge HD2 mini PC
  4. HotHardware’s Alienware M14x gaming laptop review
  5. ocaholic’s Asus Sea Shell 1215B review
  6. Phoronix pits Windows 7 vs. Linux with Sandy Bridge New Acceleration architecture
  7. Hardware Canucks review Core i3-2120 and Core i5-2400
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi
  9. PureOC reviews ECS HDC-I E350 motherboard
  10. Techgage reviews 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS SSD
  11. Neoseeker’s 120GB Patriot WildFire SSD review
  12. HardwareOC on 64GB Crucial m4 SSD in RAID 0 (in German)

Multimedia, power, cases, and cooling

  1. [H]ard|OCP’s Bitcoin mining GPU performance comparison
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews HIS HD 6970 IceQ Mix

    and PowerColor HD 6950 PCS+ Vortex 2

  3. Kitguru’s HIS HD 6970 IceQ Mix review
  4. Technic3D reviews Corsair SP2200 speaker system (in German)
  5. PCPer’s Bitcoin mining update: Power usage costs across the U.S.
  6. TechReaction reviews Corsair Obsidian 650D case
  7. Hardware Canucks review Corsair’s white Graphite Series 600T Special Edition case
  8. reviews Cooler Master Silencio 550 case
  9. Metku reviews Noctua NH-C14 & NH-D14 CPU coolers
  10. VR-Zone’s Noctua NH-C14 review
  11. Funky Kit reviews Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro
  12. Hardware Secrets reviews EVGA Superclock CPU cooler
Comments closed
    • srilumpa
    • 9 years ago

    “TechFlash reports Microsoft sued for Windows Phone bedroom, bathroom ads ”

    Yeah, because the concept of neglecting sex in favor of technology is so novel:

    [url<][/url<] I guess it is the part where he is in bed that MS must be infringing.

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      Man-face. Kinda creeps me out/turns me on.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        what’s with the slash? should be pretty clear it’s : Creeps me out

          • indeego
          • 9 years ago

          Because I can avert my eyes for the lower half? And have done so. Once dated someone with Cerebal Palsy that had the most incredible body, but not the prettiest face. I made do with it…for a while.

      • not@home
      • 9 years ago

      That Microsoft bedroom ad was much better than the Cellrderm ad. Cellrderm complains that Microsoft copied “clothing, gestures, character appearance, camera angles, and other visual elements.” I disagree. First of all, the guys were both under the blankets and you could not see any clothing on them. The woman in the Cellrderm ad was gesturing all over the place, overacting to the max, yet at no tie did she make the same gesture as the woman in the Microsoft ad. Character appearance was not that similar. The Woman in the Microsoft ad had a black “nightie” (idk what they are called) and black nylons on, the other woman had a red “nightie” on and that was all. I could go on about their other complaints but really, It is just a waste of my time and the courts time.

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 9 years ago

      Hey, a Buckley comic where he doesn’t use 4 panels and 1000 words to explain his joke.

      • GTVic
      • 9 years ago

      Man boobs are disturbingly large in the second video

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    Intel now too? [khan]: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo![/khan]

    I have one of these 320 series, I think it’s had three powerdowns total in 3 months… so far so good…

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah, I saw that and thought “Well, there goes all the folks who said you were being risky with SSDs if you bought anything but Intel.”

      It does sound like it’s fixable with a firmware update, though I doubt that’s any consolation to anyone who lost anything (ie if it was just a system drive and/or they weren’t idiots and kept things backed up, lost time and effort and machine availability) to this failure.

    • LiquidSpace
    • 9 years ago

    Sarkozy and the rest of the anti-nationalists in the French government, should get sent to the bastille to rot to the death.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]Microsoft sued for Windows Phone ads[/quote<] So Microsoft blatantly ripped off another company's creative work, again. Why is this on the 'News' page? On the other hand, take a look at this headline: [quote<]Fudzilla: Google knew that Android violated some Oracle patents[/quote<] when what the article actually says is [quote<]A judge overseeing the... case [i<]thinks[/i<] it is [i<]possible[/i<] that Google [i<]possibly[/i<] knew the Android OS violated certain Oracle Java patents[/quote<] emphasis mine, but Holy Hyperbole, Batman! Is Fudzilla part of Rupert Murdoch's empire?

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      sounds like they just purchased the ads from some company who might have been a little on the shady side…

      • Arag0n
      • 9 years ago

      Did you have a look to the new Android Market? It’s a total copy of the WP7 metro style. Android is violating several patents but google at least till now, didn’t acknowledge it’s responsability to protect the manufacturers. Google is behaving like the old-style Microsoft from Bill Gates age.

      The sued for the Ads bough from an advertirser company can’t be compared to your own team working into your own project doing copy-paste of other companies work and selling it as yours.

        • xtalentx
        • 9 years ago

        Apple and Android developers are both ripping off the metro interface. IMO Microsoft is the big innovator lately. Their approach at unifying Mobile, PC, Console and tablets is amazing and exactly what the market needs. I have been a huge fan of Android and PS3 for a long time but Microsoft’s new ecosystem is too compelling. I’m sure I’ll be picking up a xbox by xmas with kinect in anticipation of some amazing “non-touch” interface with Windows 8.

        (excuse my MS love – they are just really amazing lately)

        • dpaus
        • 9 years ago

        While I may not approve of firms copying each other, I recognize that it happens. Usually, they improve on the other firm’s efforts in some significant way, and everyone benefits (well, except maybe the original firm, although they in turn often copy the innovation and then add their own on top of that). But while Google’s ‘Do No Evil’ halo may be a bit tarnished, they have a long way to go before they can even hold a candle to Microsoft’s anti-competitive activities of yore.

    • oldog
    • 9 years ago

    Harry Potter, it all ends 7-15. Thank god!

      • Palek
      • 9 years ago

      I bet you bought your ticket way in advance, and you wrote this post on your phone waiting in line in front of the cinema where you have been camping out since last week to be the first person through the door! 😉

      • PeterD
      • 9 years ago

      It will be just the same is Michael Jackson: you’ll never get rid off it.

      • RickyTick
      • 9 years ago

      With my frosty mug of butterbeer, I toast to Harry Potter.

      • Krogoth
      • 9 years ago

      Nope, the fangirls will continue to persist.

      I suspect that will be more spin-offs and other crap too.

      Harry Potter = Star Wars for chicks.

        • khands
        • 9 years ago

        I thought that was twilight.

          • Krogoth
          • 9 years ago

          Twilight = soft-core, chick p0rn.

      • albundy
      • 9 years ago

      Harry Potty Poopy Pants! FTW

    • oldog
    • 9 years ago

    Double post. Dang.

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