Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Intel Capital creates $300 million Ultrabook fund
  2. C|Net reports prosecutors file charges in prototype iPhone case
  3. AMD: Own brand memory modules – probe of opportunity
  4. TC Magazine: Gigabyte puts €419 price tag on its G1.Sniper 2 gaming motherboard

    and SanDisk quickly adopts SATA μSSD specs for its iSSD embedded drives

  5. Computerworld reports start-up to release ‘stone-like’ optical disc that lasts forever
  6. VR-Zone’s Asus Mars II sneak preview (with benchmarks)
  7. Fudzilla: Intel to be ready for Ice Cream Sandwich in Q1 2012
  8. Computerworld reports Microsoft patches 1990s-era ‘Ping of Death’


  1. Ars Technica: After Samsung win, Apple targets Motorola Xoom in German court

    and Apple, publishers conspired against $9.99 Amazon e-books, says lawsuit

  2. AppleInsider: Apple granted patents for visual voice mail, touch screen technologies
  3. Fudzilla reports TSMC posts decline in sales
  4. NinjaLane podcast

Hardware news

  1. Computerworld reports Toshiba to sell glasses-free 3D laptop for $1,699
  2. TC Magazine: Panasonic introduces the Toughbook S10 12″ rugged notebook
  3. Fudzilla: ECS releases AMD Socket FM1 motherboards

    and AMD A55 boards go on sale in Europe

  4. VR-Zone reports Gigabyte quietly launches its H61 mini-ITX motherboard
  5. Fudzilla: Toshiba says NAND prices are holding
  6. Expreview: SandForce showcases SSD using 24nm Toshiba MLC NAND
  7. TC Magazine: Asus Radeon HD 6770 DirectCU Silent graphics card gets listed
  8. VR-Zone reports BitFenix launches the Merc Alpha and Beta
  9. TC Magazine: Aerocool to release snowy white version of its XPredator full-tower case
  10. Dealzon’s deals: $120 off 15.6” Dell Vostro 3555 AMD A8-3500M, $90 coupon

    for 14” hp G4t i3, $200 off 11.6” Acer AS1830T-68U118 i7-680UM ULV, and

    $150 coupon for 23” hp TouchSmart 610z AMD


  1. Computerworld reports AMD sitting out smartphone market
  2. C|Net reports Verizon reportedly blocking tethering for jailbreakers
  3. AppleInsider: Motorola planning ‘aggressive form factor‘ tablets for late 2011

    and iPad 2 display problems prompt Apple to cut orders from LG

  4. Motorola CEO: ‘Completely open‘ to Windows 8 – C|Net
  5. TC Magazine: Dell Latitude XT3 convertible tablet available for order
  6. PCPer’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review
  7. C|Net reports Samsung, Nvidia announce dual-core Galaxy R
  8. Fudzilla: Rumors say Sprint is getting iPhone 5
  9. Ars Technica: Nokia confirms N9 MeeGo phone not coming to U.S.
  10. Computerworld: Can Motorola save Windows Phone 7?
  11. 9 to 5 Mac: Apple plans to release next beta of iOS 5 on August 17
  12. Fudzilla: Battlefield 3 & Theme Park coming to iOS?
  13. TC Magazine: Facebook offers Messenger app for iPhone and Android
  14. Mac Rumors: Walmart debuts VUDU movie service

    on iPad as web app, shutting down MP3 store

  15. Ars Technica’s hands-on with Kindle Cloud Reader: Can it replace a native iPad app?


  1. Win Rumors: Is this how photo sharing will look in Windows 8?
  2. Computerworld: Mozilla shrinks Firefox’s memory appetite by 20% – 30%

    and Microsoft patches final Pwn2Own IE bug

  3. Ubuntu Geek: How to install XBMC on Ubuntu 11.04 using PPA
  4. Dropbox 1.2.24 Experimental


  1. id’s superego: Todd Hollenshead on all things id Software
  2. Shacknews reports THQ closes two studios, shelves MX vs. ATV

    and Steam trading enters beta for games & hats and

    PS3 update 3.70 brings auto-saves, Trophy sync and

    Assassin’s Creed Revelations multiplayer beta coming to PS3 in September

    and Fallout: New Vegas ‘Lonesome Road’ DLC delay

    and Serious Sam 3 includes split-screen co-op and

    Space Marine co-op confirmed: may not make launch

    and Resistance 3 map ‘Alice Springs‘ revealed

  3. Limbo update released on Steam

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Ars Technica reviews the 2011 Mac mini as an HTPC
  2. ThinkComputers reviews Zotac Zbox HD-AD02 Plus AIO PC
  3. TechReviewSource on Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6402
  4. ocaholic on Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 – layout and design
  5. techPowerUp! reviews Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H
  6. ocinside reviews Sapphire IPC-E350M1 mini-ITX motherboard
  7. OverclockersHQ on 4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 PC-12800 memory kit
  8. StorageReview on 1TB Western Digital Scorpio Blue
  9. ProClockers review Crucial M4 SATA 6GB/s SSD
  10. TweakTown reviews 115GB Strontium Gamma Series SSD
  11. Björn3D reviews Thecus N2200XXX dual-bay NAS
  12. TWL on Patriot Javelin S4 NAS
  13. AnandTech on Bigfoot’s Killer-N 1102


  1. iXBT Labs post i3DSpeed – July 2011
  2. Legit Reviews on Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC
  3. OC3D’s HIS HD 6770 IceQ X Turbo CrossFire review
  4. Hi Tech Legion’s Asus Xonar DG headphone amp & PCI 5.1 audio card review
  5. Everything USB reviews Razer Mamba 4G wireless mouse

Power, cases, and cooling

  1. Kitguru’s EPA B850W power supply review
  2. Hardware Secrets on Thermaltake Chaser MK-I case
  3. OCC reviews white Corsair Special Edition Graphite series 600T case
  4. Benchmark Reviews on Rosewill Thor 2 case
  5.’s Corsair Carbide Series 400R case review
  6. Hi Tech Legion reviews Thermaltake Dokker mid-tower case
  7. Technic3D reviews BitFenix Shinobi case (in German)
  8. Puget Labs: Vertical vs. horizontal cooling
Comments closed
    • Prion
    • 8 years ago

    Oh no, they dug up The Stone-Like? And they’re making discs out of it? I guess we really are on track for the end of the world next year.

    • Ryhadar
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]AMD: Own brand memory modules - probe of opportunity[/quote<] I think somebody brought it up on TR before, but if you'd like to get your hands on some Radeon memory (*rolls eyes*) you can buy them at NCIX: [url<][/url<] They're out of stock now, but earlier this week NICX was selling them for $10 a stick.

      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 8 years ago

      Gotta wonder why is AMD entering the RAM market now when all manufacturers are complaining about low price of modules.

    • NeelyCam
    • 8 years ago

    And this:

    [url<][/url<] Next-gen opterons on non-SOI 28nm in 2013... What happened at GloFo? SemiAccurate article mentioned GloFo CEO left... so now AMD and GloFo are both without CEOs? AMD is getting bulldozed by three-dimensional transistors.

      • Hattig
      • 8 years ago

      GlobalFoundries’ New York fab is 28nm and below. I presume that AMD have decided there is a market for bulk 28nm Bulldozers whilst GlobalFoundries sorts out 22nm FD-SOI.

        • NeelyCam
        • 8 years ago

        That’s exactly the problem. 22nm was supposed to be coming, but now AMD feels compelled to switch their 2013 CPUs to 28nm “non-SOI”. That says something about 22nm FD-SOI… When will it be ready? 2014, when Intel is moving to 15nm?

        The gap widens..

      • mutarasector
      • 8 years ago

      Heh… load bait, cast rod, reel in – repeat. Good one…. 😉

      I “+1” you to offset the -1 someone else gave you.

      • khands
      • 8 years ago

      They’ve been working towards expanding their foundry exposure ever since they spun off Global Foundries.

        • NeelyCam
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah, except that they are expanding their foundry exposure in 2013 from planned 22nm GloFo process to a then-lastgen 28nm GloFo non-SOI (whatever might be the difference between “non-SOI” and bulk, I wouldn’t know…). Honestly, I don’t know how 28nm non-SOI process could be faster or more efficient than the 32nm SOI they are already using…

        This is a move backwards, and something’s seriously wrong with GloFo’s process development.

        I called this, btw. Everyone was laughing at TSMC’s problems, and saying GloFo will do it so much better. I said that everyone will have problems, and TSMC has more experience than GloFo, predicting that GloFo will be hit bad at 22nm. I was thumb-assaulted..

        Was NeelyCam right… again?
        Answer: yes.

        What’s the score now? NeelyCam 4 – AMD fanbois 0?

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