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Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: Companies’ technology-spending spree bolsters revenue for Microsoft, Intel
  2. WCCFtech: AMD Bulldozer launch in September now official,

    two new 8-core FX processors to arrive in Q1 2012

  3. Fudzilla reports no triple-core Llano from AMD

    and AMD shipped a million Llano APUs in Q2

  4. Macworld reports Apple to replace faulty Seagate 1TB iMac hard drives
  5. TUAW on Lion bug: Some iMacs locking up after playing video
  6. Engadget: CD-shaped mouse is perfect for our physical media-free future
  7. id Software: Mobile development ‘a growing aspect of our company
  8. BF3blog shares Battlefield 3 Alpha impressions

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

  1. ZDNet on Google Plus deleting accounts en masse: no clear answers
  2. BGR reports Personal Audio goes for round 2 after winning patent decision against Apple
  3. Bloomberg: Apple, Groupon are said to settle their patent suits with Walker Digital

Hardware news

  1. HuffPost Tech reports Apple laptop security flaw found in computer batteries
  2. Fudzilla reports Asus releases Kinect clone for PC
  3. Inside the 2012 Audi A7: a tech-lover’s dream car (video) – HuffPost Tech
  4. Dealzon’s deals: $50 coupon for 17.3” hp dv7t Quad i7-2630QM / 8GB RAM, $50 coupon

    for 15.6” hp dv6t Quad i7-2630QM / Blu-ray, $180 coupon for 11.6” Lenovo S205 AMD

    Fusion / 500GB HDD, and $30 coupon for 16GB hp TouchPad Wi-Fi


  1. Bloomberg reports Samsung smartphone sales may pass Apple
  2. Analyst: Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 gamble “unlikely to be successful” – Neowin
  3. Engadget: MSI tablet moseys on through the FCC, exposes its inner secrets


  1. TUAW reports OS X Lion 10.7.2 seeded to developers
  2. Wine 1.3.25 released
  3. Notepad++ 5.9.3 release
  4. Kindle for PC 1.6.1 build 32800


  1. BF3blog: Battlefield 3 pre-order levels match Black Ops
  2. New Red Orchestra 2 screenshots exclusive for FPSAdmin
  3. GameInformer on Halo Combat Evolved anniversary
  4. IGN on Gears of War 3’s casual mode
  5. PC Gamer has first details on Minecraft’s XP system.

    Notch: “When you die you lose all levels. You lose all XP”

  6. Wired on 7 fantastical indie RPGs worth playing


  1. VR-Zone’s Alienware M17x gaming notebook review
  2. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews Alienware M11x R3
  3. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – V-Link 8X support
  4. ocinside reviews ASRock Z68 Pro3
  5. The SSD Review on 120GB Renice X3 50mm mSATA 3Gbps SSD
  6. Hi Tech Legion on Kingston’s 32GB Data Traveler Ultimate USB 3.0 flash drive
  7. t-break’s JBL on air wireless AirPlay dock review
  8. VR-Zone’s 800W Thermaltake TR2 PSU review
  9. Rbmods on BitFenix Shinobi windows case
  10. Technic3D reviews Corsair Obsidian 650D case (in German)
  11. VR-Zone’s Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro review
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    • albundy
    • 8 years ago

    “Macworld reports Apple to replace faulty Seagate 1TB iMac hard drives”

    cant say that hasnt happend before..errrummm…7200.10…cough.

    • indeego
    • 8 years ago

    “ZDNet on Google Plus deleting accounts en masse: no clear answers ”

    Yep: There will never be a solution to this. Don’t put your important data in the cloud unless you have bit-for-bit copies locally.

    • burntham77
    • 8 years ago

    [i<]PC Gamer has first details on Minecraft's XP system. Notch: "When you die you lose all levels. You lose all XP"[/i<] So you are saying that those guys used to program for Verant?

    • HisDivineOrder
    • 8 years ago

    Asus is like the Gameloft of the hardware biz.

    When the Wii came out and was a big hit, they started talking up bluetooth-based motion controls. Theirs were going to bring the Wii hotness to PC, they cried! No one cared.

    Before that, when the big thing was shoebox computers (a la Shuttle), there was Asus slathering the market with similar products out of nowhere.

    When the $100 laptop or whatever it was for developing nations was coming, Asus saw that and said, “We can do that for three times the price!” And so they did. EEEpc is born.

    When AFFORDABLE gaming laptops came along with the Gateway FX series blowing up retail (briefly), bam Asus was there, but cheaper. Of course, as time went on, they became obsessed with making “a baaaajillion bucks” so they went from moderately high end GPU’s to sadly mid-range GPU’s and “encouraged” their best bud, nVidia, to rename the crap out of them to keep people thinking there’s progress and real improvement.

    And now we get to Kinect-like devices. Same sh!t, d!fferent day. Is this more Asus gaming laptop (ie., where they went from pushing the high end to settling for mediocre middle-range) or bluetooth motion controls (ie., a bust), I wonder?

    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]II.WCCFtech: AMD Bulldozer launch in September now official, two new 8-core FX processors to arrive in Q1 2012 [/quote<] The FX-8170 has 3,9 Ghz stock and 4,5 turbo, hmmm mighty tasty. On the flip side look what Intel is cooking up: [url<][/url<]

      • thanatos355
      • 8 years ago

      I’m not afraid to admit that I got all tingly when I saw that 8170 myself.

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        Why? it’ll likely be as fast a a 3.0ghz Sandy bridge, which you can buy today? why wait that long?

          • Arclight
          • 8 years ago

          IMO the lower clocked 8 cores should be on par with SB like the 2600k, the 8170 should end up a little faster(i’m only talking about gaming, other applications might be in favour of one or the other, depends).

          However the 8170 is rumoured to be released in Q1 2012, plus the 2600k has only 95W TPD while 8170 will have 125W……If i was in the market for a CPU in that price point i’d wait for the 8170 only if i wanted to go the AMD route….otherwise i’d get the 2600K.

          But SSK, thanatos355 never said he intended to upgrade, for now atleast 😛

            • thanatos355
            • 8 years ago

            Alas, I wish I could upgrade. A severe lack of funds prevent me from even dreaming of upgrades.

    • NeelyCam
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]WCCFtech: AMD Bulldozer launch in September now official,[/quote<] Leaks from taiwanese mobo manufacturers don't make it official.

      • ClickClick5
      • 8 years ago

      All I know is I’m rebuilding my 2007 system in December (i may miss my q6600). And if AMD wants a take at my ideal build, they better be ready by December.

        • mutarasector
        • 8 years ago

        Personally, I’m waiting and looking forward to the next AMD delay.

          • NeelyCam
          • 8 years ago

          It’s not a delay if there never was an official timeline. Intel has perfected this marketing trick with the whole “the first rule is we don’t talk about unannounced products”

            • ClickClick5
            • 8 years ago

            Point. If Intel wanted to start talking about Skymont…why not wait till you get a little closer to release?

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