Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Calgary Herald: CRTC tells Rogers to stop slowing down the speed of online games
  2. Microsoft Windows 8 (Aero + Metro) running on 128MB RAM
  3. Wired: Experimental Intel chip shows future of chip efficiency
  4. X-bit labs brings LGA 2011 and Sandy Bridge-E news from IDF 2011
  5. VR-Zone covers IDF day 3: Multi-core, many-core, and many more
  6. Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture exposed at AnandTech
  7. Adobe Flash Platform Blog talks Flash support on Windows 8 and Metro
  8. Bethesda Blog announces Rage is ready


  1. Detroit Free Press: Obama signs 1st major patent law change since 1952
  2. TechCrunch reports seven states oppose AT&T / T-Mobile merger, AT&T isn't worried
  3. Engadget reports ex-Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci joins Lenovo as a consultant
  4. Huff Post Tech reports Tim Morse, interim Yahoo! CEO, gets 25% raise to $750,000
  5. Back-to-school notebooks sales exceed expectations:
    Windows notebook sales increase in August - X-bit labs
  6. Ars Technica: A "late 2011 iMac" update may be imminent and
    Apple's Thunderbolt Display doesn't play nice with Mini DisplayPort
  7. TC Magazine reports Shuttle ships its XPC SH61R4 barebone
    and Club 3D announces the GeForce GTX 560 Green Edition
  8. Fudzilla reports OCZ rolls out slim Indilinx-based SSD
  9. AnandTech reports Corsair enters the gaming keyboard & mouse market with Vengeance
  10. C.O.D. giveaway: Sentey Burton GS-6500B
  11. Newegg's weekend express deals

  1. Droid Life: As of yesterday, Verizon started throttling its top
    5% data hogs, doesn't affect 4G LTE or tiered data customers
  2. TekGolin reports AT&T will finally launch LTE network on September 18th
  3. Ars Technica: Poor sales may have RIM gearing up for PlayBook fire sale
  4. Qualcomm reveals future plans VR-Zone gives you the details
  5. Pocket Gamer's exclusive rumor: Apple to call iPhone 5 press conference on October 5
  6. IndustryGamers: iPhone 5 could reshape gaming

  1. Microsoft exec: Time for Windows XP to go - InformationWeek
  2. Windows 8 on ARM: More than just tablets, more
    to come on legacy apps and Office - This is my next
  3. PCWorld on Windows 8, iOS, and the future
  4. Ars Technica reports Microsoft Office likely to get the Metro treatment
  5. Building Windows 8: Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment
  6. Engadget's Windows 8 on a laptop in-depth preview
  7. Phoronix: This is what started AMD's open-source strategy
    and testing EXT4 & Btrfs on a Serial ATA 3.0 SSD
  8. n00bs on Ubuntu's how-to: Keep your Nvidia drivers up-to-date on Ubuntu 11.10

  1. Ars Technica: Mandatory PS3 update removes right to join in a class-action lawsuit
  2. New Impulse FAQ now available
  3. EA UK Forums: BC2 client R11 beta patch - end of public
    beta and summary (patch expected to be released on 9/21)
  4. Battlefield 3 - Xbox 360 Operation Guillotine gameplay trailer
  5. Kotaku reports NBA 2K12 demo arrives next week
  6. Left 4 Dead Blog: Death Toll beta comes to earth
  7. USA Today: Don't study the video game, study the player
  8. CVG previews The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bigger, better, and more dynamic
  9. BarCraft - Blizzard gaming in your town
  10. Learn with Portals (download Portal for free until 9/20)
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown reviews Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD
  2. ocaholic reviews ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
  3. Hardware Secrets on Zotac Fusion350-A-E motherboard
  4. TweakTown's 32GB Patriot G2 Series PC3-10666 kit review
Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. APH Networks on Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 SOC 128MB
  2. VR-Zone's Asus ENTS450 DirectCU Silent review
  3. Neoseeker's Corsair Vengeance gaming peripherals preview
  4. TechReviews on SoundMagic E10 in-ear earphones
  5. Kitguru's SteelSeries Sensei mouse review
  6. Hardware Heaven's Corsair TX750M power supply review
  7. HT4U reviews Enermax ETS-T40 CPU cooler (in German)
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