National Creamsicle Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Mac Rumors: Apple threatened to abandon Intel chips over power consumption

    and still waiting for Mac Pro updates, suitable Intel processors due in Q4

    and photos of a prototype MacBook Pro with integrated 3G cellular modem

  2. Engadget: Asus Eee Pad Slider shows off its specs, may launch in September
  3. BF3Blog on an awesome Battlefield 3 case mod
  4. TechnoBolt: Mozilla Firefox 6 Final now available for download
  5. Win Rumors: Final Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” build 7720 leaked

    and Microsoft switching from gloss to matte Xbox 360 consoles

  6. GameSpy: DICE confirms Origin client required for all PC copies of Battlefield 3
  7. VG24/7 reports Bethesda forums breached, passwords reset as a caution
  8. Gamespy’s Q&A with Eidos-Montreal and Nixxes Software

    on the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

National Creamsicle Day

  1. Engadget podcast 252
  2. Engadget: Sony announcing three NEX lenses on August 24th?
  3. Computing on Demand’s giveaway


  1. comScore: 14 million Americans scanned QR or

    bar codes on their mobile phones in June 2011

  2. WMPoweruser: Microsoft awarded with patent for sliding mobile device. Wait, what?
  3. TUAW reports Dell Streak 5 tablet gets the axe
  4. Betanews: Sprint, RIM ‘mutually’ decide to scrap PlayBook 4G release
  5. AllThingsD: Apple iPhone 5 launch in October
  6. Legit Reviews on OtterBox Reflex case for iPhone 4
  7. TUAW: Instapaper usage stats show high iOS 4, iPad adoption
  8. t-break’s iPhone app of the week: Zombie Gunship
  9. TechFlash reports Amazon pulling duplicated e-books from Kindle store

Software and gaming

  1. LinuxNov: Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 2 has been released | Linux installation instructions
  2. BF3Blog: Only one Battlefield 3 soldier allowed per player?
  3. GameSpot reports EA seeking Alpha Centauri trademark

    and MDK2 HD hits PCs next month

  4. Serious Sam 3 BFE gameplay video (new) HD
  5. Betanews: A little something to expect in the next generation of video games
  6. GameInformer: Second Elder Scrolls novel coming in September
  7. TweakTown’s Catherine PlayStation 3 review


  1. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week: TV standard
  2. The SSD Review on LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0
  3. Real World Labs on 3TB Hitachi UltraStar 7K3000 SATA 3 HDD
  4. t-break’s 3TB WD My Book Essential USB 3.0 review
  5. The SSD Review on 240GB Kingston HyperX SATA 3 SSD
  6. Computing on Demand on QNAP Turbo NAS firmware 3.5
  7. Review the Tech on Sonos Play:3
  8. Kitguru’s Asus RoG Vulcan ANC gaming headset review
  9. Engaget’s back to school guide 2011: headphones
  10. Technic3D reviews 620W Antec HCG PSU (in German)
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    • mutarasector
    • 9 years ago

    TechnoBolt: Mozilla Firefox 6 Final now available for download

    Just for haha’s I just installed it on this old P4 box, and surprisingly, it is faster – *quite* snappier and faster page loading/rendering.

    [EDIT] ‘Aurora’ 7 is even snappier.

    • thermistor
    • 9 years ago

    Re: Apple mandating lower power consumption.

    This is a great way to keep Intel on the straight narrow with respect to power consumption. Without AMD as a real threat, having *the* trend-setting customer demanding lower power draw ‘or else’ keeps the innovation coming from Intel.

    It will be interesting to see which way Apple goes, as the Arm vs. x86 will be waged first on i-devices IMO.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah, good ol’ Apple to the rescue, because lord knows Intel hasn’t been lowering power consumption and improving power consumption: processing power on their own for the last 5 years.

        • entropy13
        • 9 years ago

        Agreed. He must have seen the Sandy Bridge-E’s TDP of 130W.

        Which isn’t really important really, considering #1 it’s the Extreme Editions, and #2, there’s no way one of those would make its way into a Mac, unless they want it to make $10k+ I guess.

      • riviera74
      • 9 years ago

      Intel has to because they want in on the mobile craze, and that craze is based in tablets and phones. Just about all of them went ARM because it was cheap and low-power compared to Intel anything, including Atom.

      BTW: does anyone NEED x86 or x86-64 on a tablet or smartphone?

        • mutarasector
        • 9 years ago

        On a some tablets such as a Transformer or Slider, I can see it, but on a phone? Naaahh…

      • mutarasector
      • 9 years ago

      A Llano powered Mac mini that also offers USB 3.0 would be cool,no?

        • phileasfogg
        • 9 years ago

        Yes it sure would. But only if they offered it for $499, or better yet $449. With the Core-i5 Mac mini at $599, they could entice a lot more people into buying a mini if they offered it in the mid 400$ range.

    • NeelyCam
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]WMPoweruser: Microsoft awarded with patent for sliding mobile device. Wait, what?[/quote<] This is beyond stupid. Nokia was using such sliders 15 years ago (Neo had a phone like that in The Matrix)... This is not patentable [i<]at all.[/i<] PTO fail

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago


      All this patent B.S. is going to start hindering progress to the point it ends up crippled. A sad state of affairs indeed.

      Maybe I should file a patent on the pronunciation of all the words in the English dictionary so everyone can pay me 5 bucks a year to talk English.

      Just brutal.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        that’s a good idea

      • stmok
      • 9 years ago

      Look carefully!
      => [url<][/url<] Its a [b<][u<]patent application[/u<][/b<]. It [u<][b<]hasn't been granted[/b<][/u<] by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (USPTO) If they do grant it, then you can throw your arms up in anger at how useless the US patent system has become.

        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        Ah, yes – I didn’t notice that. I’ve become too lazy and just assume that whatever any random article by a random student says on the internet is 100% accurate.

        NeelyCam fail

        • mutarasector
        • 9 years ago

        Yes – but then we guitar players have been aware of what “PAFs” (“Patent Applied For” pickups)are for decades. 🙂

      • sschaem
      • 9 years ago

      The patent is not about the sliding, but about the organization of the screen/keyboard modules.
      I haven’t seen a mobile device that does what MS patent, but they might already be some sliding devices that does this.
      I just dont see \the consumer value… Its a minor cosmetic change.

    • twizttid13
    • 9 years ago

    Pale Moon 5.0 is still faster for me than Firefox 6.0.

      • Vasilyfav
      • 9 years ago

      How do you measure speed? Subjective perception or benchmarks?

        • twizttid13
        • 9 years ago

        Just compared a few pages, make sure you load them first then close out of Firefox. Because yes they are cached on Pale Moon so they will be cached on Firefox after that. Then compare.

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago


          lol reply fail

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