Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DailyTech reports Apple briefly surpasses Exxon as most valuable company in the U.S.
  2. 'Stagnant' 2011 PC ecosystem viewed as opportunity for Apple to make gains
  3. Ars Technica reports Apple releases tool to create external Lion recovery drives
  4. Security expert: Windows 7 is more secure than Mac OS X - SuperSite for Windows
  5. VR-Zone reports Dell first with AMD's E-450 & C-60 APUs
    and images of Acer's Ultrabook leak
  6. TC Magazine: SATA-IO aiming for 16 Gb/s transfer speeds with SATA Express
  7. TorrentFreak: UK reports shows futility of U.S. anti-piracy law
    and 200,000 BitTorrent users sued in the United States
  8. MSNBC: Take-Two reports 1Q net loss, weak 'Nukem' sales


  1. AllThingsD reports ITC will investigate another Apple complaint against HTC
  2. All About MS: Microsoft making big speech bets with Windows 8, Bing
  3. Puget Systems announces Puget Labs
  4. DigiTimes reports Asus sees strong revenue growth in July
  5. Ars Technica: In wake of World IPv6 Day, browsers resist IPv6 brokenness—but should they?
    and Apple offers gift cards for old iPhones, iPads, and computers (even PCs)
  6. WebProNews: Google+ account name guidelines updated
  7. TweakTown reports Futuremark announces winners of Palit overclocking contest
Hardware news

  1. AppleInsider: Apple's Mac lineup seen taking 4.5% of PC sales in 2011, 5.2% in 2015
  2. TC Magazine: ECS expands its FM1 motherboard line, intros three A55 models
  3. SR reports Seagate Momentus XT hits 1 million drives shipped, second generation due this year
  4. TC Magazine: Gigabyte to release two more WindForce 3X-cooled Radeon HD 6870
  5. Newegg's deals of the week
  6. Dealzon's deals: $330 off 17.3” Toshiba P770-BT4N22 i3-2310M, $320 off 15.6” Toshiba
    P750-BT4G22 i7-2630QM, $118 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo ThinkPad T520i i3-2310M,
    and $163 coupon for 14” Lenovo ThinkPad T420 i5-2520M / Nvidia NVS 4200M

  1. DailyTech: FCC to scrutinize spectrum aspects of AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition
  2. Ars Technica reports Verizon blocks unlicensed tethering, insists it can charge extra
  3. All About MS: Windows Phone 'Tango' to be Microsoft's lower price-point OS?
  4. Ars Technica: Apple stops Samsung, wins EU-wide injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1
  5. TC Magazine reports Vizo releases a sub-$300 8" Android tablet
  6. VR-Zone: Images of Apple iPhone 5 leaked?
  7. AppleInsider: Google rushing out Android 4 "Ice Cream Sandwich" to counter iPhone 5
  8. HotHardware reports BlackBerry QNX smartphone details
    leaked and names for new Sprint 4G smartphones leaked
  9. VR-Zone reports Acer's Iconia Smart to launch in September
  10. HotHardware's Kingston Wi-Drive review
  11. TC Magazine: YouTube app for Android updated, gets more video management options

  1. Gartner: 42% of PCs will be running Windows 7 by year-end
  2. Microsoft security bulletin summary for August 2011
  3. Ars Technica: Khronos ships OpenGL 4.2 spec, outlines plans for new sensor API
  4. Phoronix: Intel rounds out its Ivy Bridge graphics driver
  5. gHacks: Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
  6. Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.22
  7. HWiNFO64 and HWiNFO32 v3.84
  8. Adobe Flash Player
  9. Google Chrome 13.0.782.112

  1. Fudzilla reports Xbox 360 Rage HD install is 22GB
  2. QuakeCon 2011 - John Carmack keynote Q&A (video)
  3. C|Net: 10-year old hacker finds zero-day flaw in games
  4. Shacknews reports Havok acquiring game engine maker Trinigy
    and Humble Indie Bundle 3 sales pass $2 million
  5. X-bit labs: Amazon and Best Buy start to take pre-orders for PlayStation Vita
  6. TechRadar has Xbox 720: Every rumor about the new Xbox
  7. Accuracy takes power: One man's 3GHz quest
    to build a perfect SNES emulator - Ars Technica
  8. Shacknews reports BioShock Infinite capitalizing on PS3 strengths
    and Dawn of War II getting 'Ultramarines' DLC
    and Tropico 4 PC demo released and
    Street Fighter 3 Online Edition is playable offline
  9. Dead Island co-op trailer part 3
  10. CoD: MW3 Spec Ops Survival trailer
  11. Firing Points - EA vs. Valve, Battlefield 3 losing Steam
  12. CS: Source Beta, L4D2, and TF2 updates released on Steam
Systems and storage

  1. VR-Zone's Asus ET2410INTS AIO review
  2. ocaholic's Toshiba Qosmio gaming notebook review
  3. TWL's how to overclock your computer 101
  4. PCStats has Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD & 20GB SSD review
  5. Guru3D's Asus Crosshair V Formula review
  6. XSReviews on Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra
  7. Hardware Secrets and NinjaLane on Asus Maximus IV Extreme
  8. TweakTown reviews Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
  9. techPowerUp! reviews 1TB AData Classic Series CH11 USB 3.0 external HDD
  10. Modders-Inc reviews 120GB Patriot Pyro SATA III SSD
  11. Benchmark Reviews on 120GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
  12. Kitguru's IcyDock SSD Xpander (SSD hybrid) review

  1. [H]ard|OCP's Sapphire HD 6970 BFBC2: Vietnam Special Edition review
  2. TechSpot's Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SOC review
  3. Neoseeker's Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum review
  4. Madshrimps review MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozer OC
  5. Hi Tech Legion reviews Asus GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II 1GB
Cases and cooling

  1. Hardware Canucks review Corsair Carbide Series 400R case
  2. DragonSteelMods on Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 case
  3. Hi Tech Legion's NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller review
  4. X-bit labs review NZXT Havik 140 CPU cooler
  5. OverclockersHQ reviews Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler
  6. PureOC's GeForce GTX 590 water blocks roundup
  7. Techgage's Zalman VF3000F GTX 570/580 GPU cooler review
  8. HT4U's Prolimatech coolers roundup (in German)
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