National Relaxation Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. PCWorld reports Chromebooks now do Windows
  2. DigiTimes: Acer, Asus, Lenovo to launch sub-$999 ultrabooks in 4Q11, says Intel
  3. HotHardware reports Trim-Slice micro PC runs on Nvidia’s Tegra 2
  4. VR-Zone’s exclusive: Sandy Bridge-E to ship without cooler and

    Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E priced, don’t expect any surprises and

    Asus will ship Padfone with Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded

  5. Sin’s Hardware posts Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2 (Z68) preview
  6. Google Chrome Blog: Building better web apps with a new Chrome Beta
  7. Shacknews reports Rage will use Steamworks and Rage

    sewer access‘ only available to new game purchasers

  8. Ars Technica’s Serious Sam 3 PC hands-on: constant, awesome chaos


National Relaxation Day

  1. Huff Post: ‘Anonymous’ targets BART: Hacker group

    goes after SF transit system after cell phone shutdown

  2. PCWorld reports software costs a concern for AMD in data center hunt
  3. DailyTech: Leaked doc. reveals AT&T’s “Chewbacca Defense” of T-Mobile merger
  4. Ars Technica: Mad about metered billing? They were in 1886, too

Hardware news

  1. TC Magazine: MSI CR430 laptop unveiled, is powered by AMD’s E-450 APU
  2. StorageReview: Intel and Micron win most innovative flash memory technology [FMS 2011]
  3. Expreview: Addonics intros 5-port HPM-XU port

    multiplier with eSATA / USB 3.0 connections

  4. SemiAccurate reports flash controller turns noise into data
  5. Win a 240GB OWC Electra SATA 3 SSD from The SSD Review
  6. Dealzon’s deals: $390 off coupon for 17.3” hp Envy 17, $200 off 15.6” Toshiba

    L750D-ST4N01 AMD A6-3400M, $300 off coupon for 14” hp dm4x 999+,

    and $50 off coupon for 14” hp dm4t

Mobile

  1. DigiTimes: Apple hikes 2H11 iPhone orders to over 56 million units
  2. VR-Zone: Details of HTC’s new Ruby and Holiday smartphones leaked online?
  3. AnandTech’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE review

Hardware

  1. Hi Tech Legion and HT4U (in German) review AMD A6-3650
  2. BmR on OCZ’s Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0
  3. Futurelooks films CM Storm Sirus 5.1-channel gaming headset video review
  4. NinjaLane on Add 2 PSU – PSU expansion module
  5. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews SilverStone Fortress FT02 case
  6. OCC’s Cubitek XL Tank review
  7. PureOC reviews SilverStone Raven RV03 case
  8. ThinkComputers reviews NZXT H2 Silent case
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    • oldog
    • 8 years ago

    Spent the day at Manhattan Beach.

    Very relaxing.

    Ahhhhhhhh.

    • blorbic5
    • 8 years ago

    Google is going to buy Motorola *Mobility*

    [url<]http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110815-706430.html[/url<] Opps fixed..

      • I.S.T.
      • 8 years ago

      I think you mean Motorola Mobility…

        • blorbic5
        • 8 years ago

        That I do good sir. I hope Google persuades them to start shipping there phones with unlocked bootloaders now.

      • entropy13
      • 8 years ago

      I think you mean Oops too. LOL

    • The Dark One
    • 8 years ago

    The inclusion of Steamworks has me wondering something.

    It might not have been a factor in the past, but when they release the source code to the newer id techs, what happens if the it was a middleware package that that handled physics or audio or stat tracking for the engine? Are they simply not included?

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      likely not. this is troubling news for fans of id’s open source history. bethesda has not approved that policy anyway, as far as i know, so it might not matter, as it won’t be coming anyway.

        • SonicSilicon
        • 8 years ago

        I believe you mean Zenimax.
        It’s easy to forget their parent company’s name since they were virtually unheard of until a few years ago, and still don’t get mentioned often.

        With iDTech 5 being an “in the family”-only technology for now, it does cast some speculation on whether it will be open source in the future.

        • KikassAssassin
        • 8 years ago

        In interviews with Carmack, he’s said that Zenimax has been receptive to the idea of id’s engine open sourcing policy. They’ve already approved open sourcing id Tech 4.

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      Actually the ID engines have been sterilized in the past from my understanding with regards to patented tech. ID Tech 4 source for example may not include certain shadowing techniques that are owned by creative and the Dolby surround sound engine may not be included as well.

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