Friday Shortbread

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  1. PCMag: Tech icons reflect on PC's 30th anniversary
  2. Reuters: Intel expects Ultrabook PCs priced below $999 in Q4
  3. Bloomberg: 'Angry Birds' maker seeks funds at $1.2B valuation
  4. Fudzilla: Intel Marshaltown aims for 20mm slim systems
  5. Forbes reports July U.S. video game sales fall 26%; worst month since 2006
  6. Shacknews reports QuakeCon panel videos online
  7. Android Central: NFL releases official fantasy football app just in time for football season


  1. Forbes reports FTC ramping up pressure in Google probe
  2. C|Net reports Groupon's net loss rises to over $100 million
  3. Fudzilla reports AOL in trouble
  4. C|Net's scoop: Sprint to launch cloud services in 4th quarter
  5. Euclideon & Unlimited Detail - Bruce Dell interview at [H]ard|OCP
Hardware news

  1. GlobalFoundries announces lineup for second annual Global Technology Conference
  2. DigiTimes: Acer unlikely to increase notebook orders until September, says upstream
    supply chain and MSI, ECS, ASRock see on-month decline in July revenues
    and Foxconn sees 17% on-year growth in July revenues
    and flat panel makers set for slow sales in 3Q11
  3. DailyTech: Dell Latitude XT3 hopes to breathe life into the traditional convertible tablet
  4. VR-Zone: Samsung unveils high-capacity SATA 3 SSD with 512GB of storage
  5. Dealzon's deals: $370 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo Y560p i3-2310M / Blu-ray, $456 off
    Lenovo G470 i5-2410M / Blu-ray, $30 coupon for hp TouchPad, and $35 coupon for
    Lenovo multimedia remote with keyboard

  1. DailyTech: AT&T clarifies stance on T-Mobile plans; T-Mobile overages rumored
    and Nokia talks trash about Android, Apple; won't fully launch WP7 till 2012
  2. Android Central reports HTC officially announces
    partnership with Beats by Dre; devices coming this fall
  3. Android Central's Vizio tablet hands-on and initial review
  4. VR-Zone: Meizu MX to get quad-core processor?
  5. VR-Zone: Google Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" arriving in October?
  6. VR-Zone: RIM introduces Music Store app for BlackBerry Playbook
  7. Ars Technica's hands-on: New Boxee iPad application and Media Manager

  1. SuperSite for Windows reports Windows 7 Pro Pack
    for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials coming soon
  2. Expreview reports AMD releases APP SDK v2.5 for Llano APUs (check later)

  1. Fudzilla: Nintendo admits 3DS could have been better
  2. Shacknews: Analysts warn of substantial decline ahead of July NPD release
    and OnLive streaming into UK in Septmber
    and Guild Wars 2 Sylvari race shown off
    and Driver: San Francisco delayed on PC
    and End of Nations will be free-to-play
  3. Ars Technica: The Metroid series turns 25 this year—and matters more than ever
  4. Ars Technica on one fan's salute to Portal 2: an animated, talking Wheatley puppet
Systems and storage

  1. Phoronix tests AMD Fusion A8-3850 APU "Llano" on Linux
  2. TweakTown pits Z68 vs. X58 - which is the better gaming platform?
  3. reviews Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P
  4. AnandTech's SandForce roundup: Corsair, Kingston,
    Patriot, OCZ, OWC & MemoRight SSDs compared
  5. Guru3D and Hardware Canucks review 120GB Patriot Wildfire SSD
Graphics, cases, and cooling

  1. OCC reviews Sapphire HD 6950 2GB DiRT3 Toxic Edition
  2. Hi Tech Legion reviews Asus HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 with DisplayPort
  3. VR-Zone's Thermaltake Level 10 GT case review
  4. Techgage reviews Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced case
  5. BCCHardware reviews NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller
  6. OC3D's Corsair H100 review
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