Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. PCMag: AMD invests in Android-on-Windows startup, BlueStacks
  2. TC Magazine reports Rambus back to profits in Q3, royalties be praised
  3. DigiTimes: Intel expected to unveil 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs

    in March 2012 and Intel facing dropping Atom revenues and

    suppliers have mixed feelings about SSD adoption in Ultrabooks

  4. X-bit labs: Apple’s chips will not rival Intel’s, even inside MacBooks – analysts
  5. 9 to 5 Mac: Anyone with a Smart Cover can break into your iPad 2
  6. VR-Zone reports EVGA SR3 (Super Record 3) cometh
  7. Develop: Sources point to 2013 launch for ‘Xbox Next
  8. IndustryGamers: Xbox 720 launch not likely in 2013; PS4 coming first, says analyst


  1. StorageReview: Who stands to gain from hard drive shortage?
  2. DigiTimes commentary: Apple being dragged into U.S.-China trade war
  3. Confirmed: Steve Jobs worked on Apple until his last day – PCMag
  4. Huff Post Tech reports Facebook’s privacy policy under

    scrutiny in Europe, partly because students complained

  5. Engadget on Razer Synapse 2.0: Take your fussy gaming setup wherever you go
  6. Fudzilla reports first X79 boards listed in Europe
  7. VR-Zone reports Epson launches world’s smallest all-in-one printer
  8. Engadget podcast 261
  9. Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti video card drawing at Legit Reviews
  10. Win a NZXT Havik 140 CPU cooler from Big Bruin
  11. Newegg Weekend Express


  1. Building Windows 8: Optimizing for both landscape and portrait
  2. AppleInsider: Apple rumored to be building iPad 3 with new, smaller dock connector
  3. Engadget: Verizon (finally) confirms it will have the Galaxy Nexus
  4. Droid Life’s video: BlackBerry PlayBook running BBX 2.0 shows off its Android ways
  5. SlashGear: Ice Cream Sandwich adds native stylus support to Android
  6. Ars Technica: Google says Android 4.0 source code to be available “soon”


  1. OMG Ubuntu: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop to be supported for five years
  2. Wine 1.3.31 released
  3.’s System Mechanic 10.5 review


  1. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria revealed
  2. GameSpot reports Mass Effect 3 demo landing January 2012
  3. Modern Warfare 3 – Strike Packages behind the scenes video
  4. Blizzard’s gold selling stance and thoughts on the Guardian Cub
  5. Bethesda: Doom 4 shelving report is “complete bollocks
  6. Geekosystem: The next Portal 2 DLC will be an “in-game” editor
  7. Joystiq: NBA 2K12 ‘Legends Showcase‘ DLC out this holiday
  8. Blizzard: Sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass and get Diablo III free
  9. Steam’s weekend deal: Grand Theft Auto III – 10th anniversary


  1. Engadget’s Asus Zenbook UX31 review
  2. Real World Labs on Synology DiskStation DS411 NAS server
  3. TweakTown reviews Palit GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo 1GB
  4. TechReviewSource on Fujifilm FinePix XP30
  5. Hardware Look reviews SteelSeries Siberia V2 PS3 gaming headset
  6. Hardware Heaven reviews Corsair Carbide 400R case
  7. Rbmods on Raidmax Blackstorm case
  8. Hardware Secrets reviews Xigmatek Gaia CPU cooler
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    • DarkUltra
    • 8 years ago

    Holy marauder! WD VelociRaptor 600GB 3.5″ IcePack has already climbed from NOK 1642 to 2979 in some local stores! That equals USD 296 to 538. I managed to order one from a good local online retailer that still had the low price phew.

    And I planned on buying this harddisk with my sandy bridge e upgrade in November…

    • DarkUltra
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Apple being dragged into U.S.-China trade war[/quote<] Nasty stuff. But the widespread environmental degradation that has accompanied China's breakneck economic growth is a sadder topic for the locals that live around the production plants. Maybe if people start emailing Apple expressing concern about their original design manufacturers they might put pressure on them and improve their inspection routines. Corporations are nothing without their customers, even a 5% decline in sales is a big red number for their CEOs. Show them who's in charge. Bad Apple 🙂 [url<][/url<] Beginning in April 2010, a coalition of Chinese NGOs, led by Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Green Beagle, has been raising concerns about pollution of China's water bodies with heavy metals, by suppliers to 29 international information technology (IT) brands. [url<][/url<]

    • BobbinThreadbare
    • 8 years ago

    Is it possible to upgrade directly from one Ubuntu LTS to the next one? My mom’s on 10.04 and when the next one comes out I don’t want to have to spend forever updating it.

      • LaChupacabra
      • 8 years ago

      It should be easy. Unless Canonical does something crazy.


        • BobbinThreadbare
        • 8 years ago

        Oops, I didn’t read your post clearly.

        However, in the past, I’ve been forced to do one upgrade at a time instead of skipping. I hope it works better this time around.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Develop: Sources point to 2013 launch for 'Xbox Next' IndustryGamers: Xbox 720 launch not likely in 2013; PS4 coming first, says analyst [/quote<] Well I'm confused.

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      you’re not thinking about it right.

      • ish718
      • 8 years ago

      I highly doubt Microsoft would let Sony release the Ps4 b4 their Xbox Next, their strategy of releasing the 360 b4 ps3 worked out too good for them. Why let Sony get the upper hand now?

        • CuttinHobo
        • 8 years ago

        It’s definitely an advantage, and I’m sure they want to beat Sony to the punch again… but the long-running RROD fiasco may make them a little uneasy about rushing it out half-baked. (at least I’d hope they would be uneasy about a repeat).

        To be honest, I’m impressed with how well they’ve done with the 360 when they were fighting a high failure rate for so long. Kinda makes me wonder if the PS3 would still be in production right now if the 360 had launched without issues.

        Speaking for myself, it certainly put a bad taste in my mouth. But I think I’ll finally be jumping on the bandwagon when the big sales start showing up this year. There are a number of Xbox/console exclusives I’ve been eyeing with envy, and it’ll be good fun with my step-son.

    • cegras
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]9 to 5 Mac: Anyone with a Smart Cover can break into your iPad 2[/quote<] You mean, anyone with a magnet can break into the ipad as long as they position it over the sensing ones.

      • willmore
      • 8 years ago

      Magnets, how do they….oh, never mind.

    • phez
    • 8 years ago

    77w tdp for ivy 😮

    • Metonymy
    • 8 years ago

    Who stands to gain from “hard drive storage”? Stay tuned…

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 8 years ago

      I’m certain that he meant “hard drive [b<]shortage[/b<]."

    • Xenolith
    • 8 years ago

    Xbox 730?

      • chuckula
      • 8 years ago

      You see, my next-gen Xbox goes to 730. The other ones only go to 720, but I have mine going to 730, for when you need that little bit extra.

      Why not just change the label so that 720 is the same as 730?

      But this one’s better because it goes to 730.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 8 years ago

        Why don’t you just make 720 louder?

    • kroker
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Building Windows 8: Optimizing for both landscape and portrait[/quote<] They don't seem to mention Windows 8 having fixed Cleartype for portrait orientation, that's what I was hoping to see in the article.

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