National Drive-Thru Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. NGOHQ reports Norway gunman was Call of Duty fan
  2. WSJ reports Google acquires facial recognition technology company
  3. The Register reports AMD readies Bulldozers to ship next month
  4. X-bit labs: AMD expects next-gen chip to cut power consumption by half

    and IBM uses flash drives to show storage performance records

  5. Ars Technica reports Samsung-funded study finds 3D video causes eye strain, fatigue
  6. 9 to 5 Mac reports Apple seeds iOS 5 beta 4, iTunes

    10.5 beta 4, Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 4

  7. IndustryGamers: Unreal ‘hasn’t gotten attention it deserves,’ admits Epic
  8. Epic: Bulletstorm didn’t make money, but it was worth it – Kotaku


National Drive-Thru Day

  1. TC Magazine: Rambus reports higher revenue but also increased losses for Q2
  2. IndustryGamers: Take-Two open to acquisition? COO says, “We’re a great investment’
  3. CVG reports Microsoft sued over Kinect tech
  4. Network World reports Anonymous, LulzSec vow to hack on
  5. C|Net reports Jammie Thomas judgement lowered from $1.5 million to $54,000
  6. Ars Technica on Big Content’s latest antipiracy weapon: extradition
  7. The NY Times reports town turns to iPads in cost-cutting move
  8. Engadget podcast 249 – 07.22.2011

Hardware news

  1. TC Magazine reports Asus U46Sv ultra-thin laptop gets priced in Europe and

    Western Digital keeps HDD crown, ships 54 million drives in Q4 FY 2011

  2. SlashGear reports LG to bring 55″ OLED TV to market in 2012
  3. Newegg weekend express

Mobile

  1. TC Magazine reports alleged 7″ Lenovo tablet pictured
  2. Engadget’s Toshiba Thrive review
  3. This is my next: Atrix 4G Gingerbread update posted

Software and gaming

  1. Android Central reports Google Music Manager now available for Linux
  2. IndustryGamers report Walmart will finally publish game sales data
  3. Joystiq: Bobby Kotick talks Guitar and DJ Hero, the fall and the coming rise
  4. IndustryGamers: Gears of War 3 could be hurt by app store, fears Epic
  5. GamerLive.TV: Epic Games unveils new Gears of War 3 documentary
  6. Hi Tech Legion’s Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Ultra update overview

Hardware

  1. Real World Labs on 500GB Apacer Share Steno AC430 USB 3.0 HDD
  2. Ultimate Hardware’s Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic review
  3. TecCentral reviews Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU cooler (in German)
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    • chuckula
    • 8 years ago

    With regards to Bulldozer shipments, when AMD originally declared the “delay” in shipping the desktop version of Bulldozer, they said that the server version was not delayed and that this was just a re-ordering of the shipment schedule.
    So my question is: It’s almost August, where are the server variants of Bulldozer that were supposed to ship first? When can we get some server-oriented benchmarks?

      • sschaem
      • 8 years ago

      Production start next month. This will go to validation etc… So we are looking at September for official benchmarks and October for availability?

      Server based on Socket G34 might use up all the initial (first few month) of production as its a drop in replacement and will deliver a significant perf boost and give AMD its biggest margin.
      I wonder what will the industry do with all those 6100….

        • phileasfogg
        • 8 years ago

        Does AMD disclose the percentage of sales (revenue) from each of their product lines? I’m also interested in what sschaem asked – if there’s a lot of ‘undigested’ 6100 Magny-Cours MCM Opterons in OEM inventories, then the ramp rate of the new 6200 Bulldozers could be slower than expected. Or, perhaps they won’t get the pricing they expect. All of these are legitimate concerns for AMD-watchers (and shareholders too ;-), to say nothing of what Intel will/could do to blunt the adoption rate of Interlagos. No wonder the AMD CEO job has gone abegging for a few months – this isn’t for the faint of heart.

    • Voldenuit
    • 8 years ago

    One month to BD and we still haven’t seen any real testing of the chip (or engineering samples) outside of a few taiwanese leaks. When intel has a good chip coming out, we see preview benchmarks 6 months in advance. I’m starting to worry about BD…

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      starting to worry? it’s like 2 years late, amd has dropped the performance expectations by 15%, and has started aggressively pushing trinity, i think most of us have been worried for a while. Sounds like the phenom 1 again…

        • Farting Bob
        • 8 years ago

        I think they were all optimistic right up until Sandy Bridge was released. Then they realised that they arent going to come close to what Intel has out in the mid/high end. Originally i think BD was supposed to be out before or around the same time as SB, it would have looked very impressive if it was released a year or more ago.

      • sschaem
      • 8 years ago

      Now, why would AMD do all it can not release performance info on Bulldozer ? 🙂

      Because the performance is so good it will make people ready to buy an Intel buy AMD instead and later know that they can upgrade to BD.
      Why would AMD do that? that would increase their immediate revenue and lock user on their platform!

      Wait, thats a good thing….

      On the flip side, bad numbers will just be a negative as existing order might get canceled.

      AMD is protecting its sales by restricting bulldozer benchmark preview.

      The recent Ivy Bridge number are in my view just amazing. A 4 core IB beats an 8 core bulldozer !!!
      And as extra it also have full DirectCmopute (openCL) support, and bulldozer doesn’t have any stream compute power.

      Its not impossible that Ivy Bridge will have 2x to 4x the compute power of bulldozer. Thats mind boggling.

    • Arag0n
    • 8 years ago

    Seems that finally AMD and Intel may start to understand that it’s more important better battery life than better performance. I hope both go SoC way in mobile and laptops can be simplified. ARM is good but I would like to have the choice between x86 and ARM, not just the ARM way for tablets.

      • PeterD
      • 8 years ago

      But what about the desktops?
      Most of the growth is in mobile nowadays, but he desktop market hasn’t cluncked into nothingness, and lower power consumption for desktops is also interesting.

        • burntham77
        • 8 years ago

        I like the idea of energy efficient desktop chips. Over time, it does help out on the power bill.

    • l33t-g4m3r
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Unreal 'hasn't gotten attention it deserves,' admits Epic[/quote<] Damn right. The original Unreal/UT is the reason Epic got to where it is today, and they have since shafted the fans, and rode the wave from the originals. Unreal 2 was a joke, and UT3 was a bloated POS designed for licensing the engine for console games. Lets see a new Unreal for PC. Singleplayer, COOP, Multiplayer, Bots, Mod tools, dedicated servers, etc. Epic needs something to redeem themselves.

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      Or they can just commit seppuku

      • Farting Bob
      • 8 years ago

      UT3 wasnt even the first game out that used the UE3 engine, and it felt bloated, rushed and lacked alot of what made the original UT and 2003-2004 so popular online. It was as though the PC port was almost a afterthought for what what once one of the most popular PC games out there.

    • entropy13
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]I. NGOHQ reports Norway gunman was Call of Duty fan[/quote<] Damning proof that video games must be banned. VIDEO GAMES ARE EVIL!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

      • thanatos355
      • 8 years ago

      I bet he loved heavy metal too! When will society learn! How many innocents must pay the ultimate price of our folly!

      Stop the insanity! :’-(

      This moment of sarcasm brought to you by Bob’s Machine Gun and Heavy Metal Warehouse!

        • glacius555
        • 8 years ago

        Actually, He didn’t. He hated heavy metal.

          • thanatos355
          • 8 years ago

          Well hell! There goes my whole doctoral dissertation!

      • yogibbear
      • 8 years ago

      Most COD fans are mentally unstable jerks though…. so… figures… wait… which COD was a bestseller again? Oh…..

      I bet he’s seen a Harry Potter movie and eats meat too.

      • oMa
      • 8 years ago

      “cod:mw2 is the perfect war simulator” He claims to have used it as “training” in his manifesto. He is a conservative christian and wants to bring back the middle ages when christian europeans fought the arabs/muslims. This was supposed to be a start of a revolution. “We will fight this with more democracy”- prime minister. The 94+ killed was mostly the youth organisation of the governing party.

      90 killed with only an automated weapon and a glock, sounds like he had pretty god “training” with cod:mw2.

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        Well he didn’t call in the attack helicopters….

          • sweatshopking
          • 8 years ago

          not really funny.

        • UberGerbil
        • 8 years ago

        On an island full of children and you’re the only one with weapon, I think just about anybody with the sick will to pull the trigger could rack up a high body count. It’s kind of like turning on “god” mode — no training required. Though I believe Norway does (or did) have mandatory military service, so assuming he went through that (and wasn’t judged, say, mentally unfit), that [i<]real[/i<] training with [i<]real[/i<] weapons would be far more relevant than any video game.

      • pdjblum
      • 8 years ago

      He probably ate food too.

        • UberGerbil
        • 8 years ago

        It’s milk, I tell you. 100% of serial killers drank milk during their childhood. So, obviously…

          • derFunkenstein
          • 8 years ago

          and they were probably all vaccinated, too.

          • ClickClick5
          • 8 years ago

          100% of people who eat bread die.

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 8 years ago

          I bet he even drank water with fluoride in it.

          Greatest communist plot I tell you.

      • GTVic
      • 8 years ago

      Sad that you (and not just the OP) think this is an opportunity for a joke. Some of these comments probably say more about the effect of simulated violence than anything else.

        • SHOES
        • 8 years ago

        I think they are making light of a social issue even though it might be in bad taste im sure no disrespect to the effected was implied, although I agree that by getting sarcastic and making snide remarks is not helping anyone.

          • thanatos355
          • 8 years ago

          I’m making light of the knee jerk reaction by all those fuzzy headed fools out there that blames video games for violence instead of the bad parenting or mental unbalance that is actually is. Same that used to be said about “that Devil music!”…er….I mean rock….um….heavy metal…..rap….oh christ, where do I stop?

          If you honestly think video games has ANYTHING to do with nut jobs killing people by the score, then you need to check yourself into a mental hospital immediately. I recommend a few history books for some light reading during your stay. They’re chock full of that delicious nuttiness that you love, sans the video games though.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 8 years ago

      Another Timothy McVeigh false flag. If he was so anti-muslim, why did he kill white kids, and why was the gov. building bombed on a holiday, why was there a bomb drill the previous day, and why did it take 90 minutes for cops to respond. False flag for white al qaeda. The police state is for us, the gov runs the terrorists, look up the MIAC report, northwoods/gladio, gulf of tonkin. Also, Hal Turner was a Trained FBI Agent Provocateur. This attack ties in all too nicely with the new DHS video characterizing terrorists as white people. Keep in mind that if you are characterized as a terrorist, the patriot act strips all your rights as a citizen.

      • Fred & Ethel
      • 8 years ago

      I think the most responsible thing to do is to let reports like this slide until someone with real power starts using this factoid as a means to enact real censorship. So far, that hasn’t happened. It just seems unseemly — even insensitive — to have self-serving knee-jerk reactions after such a tragedy.

      • burntham77
      • 8 years ago

      Don’t forget comic books!

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