Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Benchmark Reviews, Guru3D, [H]ard|OCP, Hardware Canucks, Hardware Heaven,, Hi Tech Legion, HotHardware, Kitguru, Legit Reviews, LostCircuits,

    Neoseeker, OCC,, PCPer, PureOC, TechSpot, TweakTown,

    TWL, and VR-Zone on AMD’s FX-8150

  2. VR-Zone’s AMD FX-8150 memory scaling investigation – feeding the Bulldozer
  3. [H]ard|OCP’s AMD FX-8150 gameplay performance review
  4. AnandTech: Intel focuses on tablets, winds down Digital Home Group
  5. X-bit labs: Tablets with “retina” quality screens may emerge in 2012 – analysts
  6. TC Magazine reports AT&T officially announces the Motorola Atrix 2
  7. The Word of Notch: Pre-releases and adventure updates
  8. Ars Technica: Dumping DRM can increase sales while reducing piracy


  1. Ars Technica: Verisign wants power to shut sites down upon law enforcement request
  2. Ars Technica: IBM buys Platform Computing, gets HPC and private cloud boost
  3. TorrentFreak: Anti-piracy company pirates Deus Ex in controversial experiment
  4. VR-Zone reports Asus launches the Zenbook UX21 and UX31
  5. Laptoping: Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook pre-orders start
  6. Engadget: Evolio’s 2.2-pound U9 to drop softly in December
  7. TC Magazine: AVADirect debuts GeForce GTX 560M SLI-equipped gaming notebook
  8. OCZ Technology: We are one of the largest SSD companies now – X-bit labs
  9. VR-Zone reports HIS rolls out new Silent HD 6670 graphics card
  10. Newegg’s 48-hour sale
  11. Dealzon’s deals: $230 off 17.3” Toshiba P770-ST4N01 i5-2410M, $320 off

    14” Toshiba P740D-BT4N22 AMD Quad A6-3400M, $100 off 13.3” Toshiba

    L730-ST5N01 i3-2330M, and $110 off 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 2.5″ SSD


  1. X-bit labs: UMC to produce ARM SoCs using 28nm process tech
  2. VR-Zone reports ViewSonic announces the ViewPad 10e
  3. TechCrunch reports iPhone 4 prototype sellers sentenced: probation and $250 fine
  4. TUAW: Apple offering AppleCare+ for iPhone 4 and 4S preorders until November 14th
  5. Engadget: Samsung and Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich /

    Nexus Prime event back on for the 19th?

  6. X-bit labs: Nokia about to start advertising Nokia 800
  7. AppleInsider: Testing shows iPhone 4S A5 GPU clocked at 800MHz, 73% faster than iPhone 4
  8. Engadget reviews T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II
  9. AnandTech reviews Motorola Droid Bionic
  10. TechReviewSource on Apple iOS 5

Software and gaming

  1. VR-Zone: ESET launches NOD32 Antivirus 5 and Smart Security 5
  2. TC Magazine: HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 reach version 3.88, get AMD

    Krishna support and Apple iTunes 10.5 released, clouds start gathering

  3. Phoronix on the other issue with Ubuntu 11.10: boot speed
  4. Ars Technica’s hands-on: BlueStacks Android player brings mobile apps to Windows
  5. RPS reports WoW sneaks in real / fake cash trades

Systems and storage

  1. XSReviews on Foxconn nT-A3500 nettop
  2. NinjaLane reviews Asus Crosshair V Formula
  3. TweakTown reviews Gigabyte A55M-S2V mATX
  4. Guru3D’s OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid review
  5. Real World Labs on 750GB Hitachi Travelstar 7K750-750 SATA II HDD
  6. ThinkComputers on Asus BW-12B1LT Blu-ray burner

Multimedia and power

  1. HardwareOC reviews Asus EAH6770 DC SL/2DI/1GD5 (in German)
  2. Engadget’s Logitech Harmony Link review
  3. The SSD Review on Cooler Master Storm Xornet mouse
  4. reviews Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Albino Edition mouse
  5. LanOC Reviews on XFX WarPad
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews 520W Antec High Current Gamer PSU
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    • xiaomimm
    • 8 years ago
    • Deanjo
    • 8 years ago

    Oct 12, iOS 5 release vs Bulldozer release. Looks like Apple won again.

      • khands
      • 8 years ago

      Lolling this pretty hard.

    • ModernPrimitive
    • 8 years ago

    Shortbread coulda been named “BullCrapDozer Day”…. So much for my hopes of a good AMD/Intel ringside seat this morning. Woulda had a better time in the nosebleed section of a Michael Bolton concert….

      • khands
      • 8 years ago

      As much as I appreciate what AMD does with backwards motherboard compatibility, I can’t help but feel it’s holding them back something fierce.

        • NeelyCam
        • 8 years ago

        They sort of broke the backwards compatibility thing with AM3+… and they’ll break it again next year with Trinity.

        Curiously, it’s Intel that’s promising backwards compatibility with SandyBridge->IvyBridge

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      National Disappointment Day?

        • Deanjo
        • 8 years ago

        Come on, stop being such a downer. It should be something positive like National iOS 5 Day (jailbreak soon to follow).

          • NeelyCam
          • 8 years ago

          OS what? (I.e., who cares – today is when the BD benches came out!)

          • ModernPrimitive
          • 8 years ago

          It is a good day for the iOS crowd. If the iPhone 4s had came with a 4″ screen i would be owning one tomorrow. After finding out Al Gore is on the board at Apple I’m not so sure I’ll ever own one though… lol

    • xiaomim
    • 8 years ago
    • NeelyCam
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]TC Magazine reports AT&T officially announces the Motorola Atrix 2[/quote<] So, it's basically Atrix 1, except with less internal memory (8GB vs. 16GB in the first Atrix). Oh, and $199 with a contract is insane, when the original was around $25-$100.

    • DancinJack
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]X-bit labs: UMC to produce ARM SoCs using 28nm process tech[/quote<] Hurry up and get them out. Make some low power LTE basebands while you're at it.

      • codedivine
      • 8 years ago

      Well the article states:

      [quote<]UMC's 28HPM process technology is scheduled for pilot production in mid-2012. It is unclear when actual 28nm chips are produced for revenue. [/quote<] So, I wouldn't get my hopes up.

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