Sunday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. AppleInsider: Mac OS X install base grows to over 6% worldwide, 13% in the U.S.
  2. Laptoping: Samsung Series 7 gamer 3D-capable laptop showed off

    and Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet – quick review and benchmark

  3. hp TouchPad dual-booting Android 2.3.5 and webOS (video)
  4. DigiTimes reports hp to launch second-round sales

    promotion of TouchPad to clear supply chain inventory

  5. Kitguru claims AMD Fusion Black Edition APUs will come in 2 flavors
  6. Engadget HD: Netgear announces Universal Push2TV HD,

    dual-band Wi-Fi adapter for Blu-ray players and TVs

  7. Avalanche: DRM helps no one – Edge
  8. Joystiq: Valve games show up on Origin [update]


  1. Bloomberg: Apple wins German injunction on new Galaxy Tab

    and Dish said to stream Blockbuster films to challenge Netflix

  2. HuffPost Tech on why Netflix needs HBO
  3. AppleInsider: Court documents imply Google’s

    Andy Rubin got inspiration for Android at Apple

  4. The Official Google Blog announces a fall spring-clean
  5. Engadget reports RED EPIC-X starts shipping to lucky shooters with deep pockets
  6. Engadget podcast 254


  1. AppleInsider: Apple manufacturers reportedly

    starting assembly of iPhone 5 for October launch

  2. Engadget’s Pocketbook A10 and Nokia 701

    and Philips GoGear 3 Android PMP hands-ons


  1. Scientific Linux 5.7 RC 1
  2. openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5
  3. Sysinternals Process Explorer 15.04
  4. GPU-Z 0.5.5
  5. Dropbox 1.1.45
  6. Google Chrome Stable channel update
  7. Skype 5.5 for Windows hotfix: Automatic sign-in issue resolved


  1. Diablo III Fans on Activision Blizzard webcast analyst day – latest Diablo III news
  2. Engadget reports OpTic Gaming wins the $400,000

    prize in the Call of Duty XP Million Dollar tourney

  3. Graham Jans puts microtransactions under the microscope
  4. TweakTown’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution review (PC)
  5. CVG’s Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer hands-on
  6. Impulse sale: CoD: Modern Warfare 2


  1. Tbreak’s MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition review
  2. PureOC on PNY GTX 580 XLR8 Liquid Cooled graphics card
  3. Kitguru’s Asus PA238Q LED monitor review
  4. Engadget’s LG PZ850 Pentouch plasma TV hands-on (video)
  5. Haier’s mind control TV prototype hits IFA, Engadget goes foreheads-on (video)
  6. Viper Lair reviews Arctic Cooling Arctic Equipment M362 wireless mouse
  7. Real World Labs on Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 USB 3.0 dual-HDD docking station
  8. ReviewStash reviews Coolink SWiF2 1201 chassis & 120P CPU fans
  9. Rbmods on Zalman CNPS7X LED CPU cooler
  10. HardwareOC reviews Spire Gemini rev. 2 CPU cooler (in German)
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    • Meadows
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]VII. Avalanche: DRM helps no one - Edge[/quote<] And why won't more people realise those things?

    • 8 years ago

    how sad , i lost interest in my most beloved game Diablo III news after the internet connection requirement .

    • wingless
    • 8 years ago

    Mac OSX is still a bit of a mess, interface-wise. Critical menus are in hard to find folders and believe it or not, some functions ARE NOT intuitive. My job required our department (IT Technicians) to learn to support it a few months ago. It is a hot mess to live with.

    OS X =! iOS usability.

      • indeego
      • 8 years ago

      Window management is ridiculously unintuitive.
      Apple doesn’t even follow its own style guidelines (Microsoft doesn’t follow their own either, hello Windows Media Player.)
      Bouncing icons irritated me more than 50,000 UAC prompts.

        • cegras
        • 8 years ago

        With the new windows search start menu and google, it’s really hard to find a problem that you can’t solve.

          • UberGerbil
          • 8 years ago

          So the search they both fail at is finding the problem you can’t solve? If they were [i<]really[/i<] good, wouldn't that be easy?

      • zdw
      • 8 years ago

      Did you start with the CLI? OS X, like all unix variants, has it’s simplest interface there, and you’re going to have to learn it anyway for automation purposes. It’s also likely that your IT staff already has some unix experience on Linux or similar, and most skills are directly transferrable.

        • BobbinThreadbare
        • 8 years ago

        How will that help them answer question from average users or change GUI settings?

        • LaChupacabra
        • 8 years ago

        Not all shells are created equal. Apple stripped a lot of really useful commands (like nmap) out of the included terminal in OSX. Which reiterates wingless’ statement that OSX is a bit of a mess.

        • Flatland_Spider
        • 8 years ago

        About that, OS X really isn’t a Unix. Apple paid for the Unix certification, but OS X is it’s own weird little world that doesn’t jive with any real Unix. The manpages don’t match the help dialogs, it keeps configurations in binary files, and preferences are in OS X specific spots. It’s a mess.

        OS X is just going to frustrate the Unix/Linux guys, so wingless should probably get the Windows guys to look at it.

      • Flatland_Spider
      • 8 years ago

      Yeah, the vaunted Apple usability is not present in OS X. If Apple really cared about usability, the OS X interface would look something like the middle ground between OS X and Win 7. They’ve had many chances to rip out the interface and design something that great, but they insist on the current Rube Goldberg interface.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 8 years ago

    Microtransactions and DLC are going to be part of gaming going forward, whether people like it or not. Although we all want stuff inexpensively, gaming is one area of entertainment that really hasn’t become more expensive over time. Games sticking ~$50 launch prices is really good in a way when you consider ‘big titles’ could have cost that much going back a ways. Compared to movie ticket price increases gaming is cheap visual entertainment.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 8 years ago

      Games sell 5million copies when they used to sell 1 million copies. Thus no big change in price per copy.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 8 years ago

        So an industry that has grown 5x should expect the same revenue? derp

        • DrD
        • 8 years ago

        [url<][/url<] First video is funny 🙂

          • MadManOriginal
          • 8 years ago

          I love that Conan clip. ‘We live in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots…’ /getoffmylawn

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 8 years ago

            That’s Lewis CK.

            • MadManOriginal
            • 8 years ago

            It certainly is, and he’s on the (old) Conan show…so it’s a Conan clip.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 8 years ago

            Just identifying the comedian, not saying you were wrong about him being on Conan 🙂

            • MadManOriginal
            • 8 years ago

            I enjoyed watching some of the other Youtube clips of his standup. I know I’d seen the Conan clip before but couldn’t remember the guy’s name so thanks.

          • lilbuddhaman
          • 8 years ago

          Video is funny, but video games are going in the opposite direction… we had this stuff 15years ago, and now we can’t have it today ? Uhh, no.

            • DrD
            • 8 years ago

            To be honest, I don’t think anyone has made a game better than Return to Castle Wolfenstein yet, especially multiplayer FPS. However , I don’t agree that game prices have not decreased in real terms since 10 years ago. I don’t agree that because you sell more that you should sell it for less. Most games don’t sell 5 million copies.

      • entropy13
      • 8 years ago

      [quote<]gaming is one area of entertainment that really hasn't become more expensive over time[/quote<] Uh no. Gaming prices doubled (1999 v. 2009), in some cases more than doubled, even though inflation was roughly the same for those two years. The only changes were GDP (which increased) and GDP per capita (which didn't increase that much, because population also increased), as well as a slight increase in our currency's value in US$ exchange rate. Well we're just one country in Asia, but saying such blanket statements aren't really advisable.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 8 years ago

        Which country in Asia? Not saying this applies to you individually, but Asia is known for a long-standing pirate market for software (yes, I know piracy exists elsewhere too but it’s true) so maybe that affects prices if piracy has been cracked down upon and decreased? Even non-pirated prices will be pushed downward when there is a pirated software market.

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