Monday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Ars Technica reports Steve Jobs ruled out $5 billion settlement:

    “I will spend my last dying breath” fighting Android

  2. AnandTech reports AMD working on Bulldozer B3 stepping
  3. Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang: Windows on ARM should hit tablets

    first, battling Intel is a bad idea, would love his chips in iPad

  4. TUAW on iPod’s 10th anniversary: Apple design exhibit at MKG Hamburg
  5. StarCraft II – Blizzard DOTA & Mod Tools panel at BlizzCon 2011
  6. Watch the BlizzCon 2011 Diablo III cinematic
  7. BlizzCon 2011: Diablo 15-year retrospective
  8. Blizzard has StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm preview


Monday

  1. Steve Jobs profile that aired last night on 60 Minutes
  2. Ars Technica on Google’s poker face: mulling a bid for Yahoo! or trying to bait Microsoft?
  3. Ars Technica: Google offers better Chromebook pricing to lure businesses and schools
  4. Slashdot: Lost hour-long Steve Jobs interview found
  5. Huff Post Tech: Steve Jobs biography offers Apple co-founder’s take on top tech titans
  6. Dealzon’s deals: $30 coupon for 17.3” Toshiba P770-ST4NX2 i7-2630M / GeForce

    GT 540M, $300 off 13.3” MacBook Air 13 MC503LL/A / 128GB SSD, $50 coupon

    for 11.6” hp dm1z AMD Fusion, and $200 coupon for 21.5” hp 420t i3-2100 touch PC

Mobile

  1. Microsoft’s new patent agreement with Compal: A

    new milestone for our Android licensing program

  2. Bye-bye unlimited 4G: Sprint institutes data usage caps – Ars Technica
  3. Verizon Nexapocalypse continues: Galaxy Nexus and

    Rezound on Nov. 10 still looking good – Android Central

  4. SlashGear reports Verizon moves to micro SIM card for LTE
  5. Electronista reports T-Mobile makes appeal for iPhone, blames 3G tech
  6. The Inquirer: Microsoft wants to cut the price of Windows Phone devices in half
  7. Huff Post Tech conducts iPhone 4S speed test
  8. Engadget’s Nokia N9 review
  9. Engadget: Google Voice app returns to iTunes, iOS 5 crash bug fixed
  10. Ars Technica takes a deep-dive tour of Ice Cream Sandwich with Android’s chief engineer
  11. Editorial at Ars Technica: How I learned to stop

    worrying and love the App Store (thanks Eamon)

  12. Ars Technica on the original iPod, 10 years later: a re-review

    and 10 years of the iPod: a design retrospective

  13. TechSpot on Apple iPod: 10 years of the ubiquitous media player

Software

  1. Dedoimedo’s Windows 8 recovery options
  2. MakeTechEasier: How to optimize KDE desktop effects
  3. Microsoft: Celebrate a decade of Windows XP by moving to Windows 7
  4. Microsoft Visual Studio Agents 11 developer preview (ISO)

Gaming

  1. Fragworld.Org: Battlefield 3 community town hall summit with EA & DICE – October 2011
  2. Joystiq reports Blizzard talks console controls for Diablo III
  3. Diablo III Collector’s Edition unveiled
  4. Saints Row: The Third ‘Cherished Memory’ trailer urges caution – Joystiq
  5. Destructoid reports original Sonic game unlockable in Sonic Generations
  6. Yoshida: Final Fantasy XIV to get Vita & smartphone support—Xbox 360 later – Joystiq

Hardware

  1. AnandTech’s Asus Zenbook (UX21) review
  2. SPCR on Puget Computers Serenity Mini
  3. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – MPS control version for OS
  4. ocaholic on a world record: 3175MHz @ CL8 and 3095MHz @ CL6
  5. Tbreak on Thermaltake eSports Shock Spin HD jeadphones
  6. Real World Labs on Ineo Tech I-NA309D-Pro USB 3.0 dual-bay RAID enclosure
  7. ReviewStash on Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler
  8. HardwareOC reviews Alpenföhn Triglav CPU cooler (in German)
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    • Jambe
    • 8 years ago

    Mmm, that Puget Computers system looks pretty spiffy. I like their thoroughness.

    If I had more loose cash and didn’t want to tinker with my own systems anymore, I’d be all over one of their PCs.

    • destroy.all.monsters
    • 8 years ago

    “Ars Technica reports Steve Jobs rulled out $5 billion settlement”

    *ruled.

    Steve Jobs seems to have thought he should own the world. A stunning example why all software patents are not only anti-competitive but should be illegal. IP laws need some radical rethinking.

    On another note I’m wondering how many weeks or months before we stop hearing about the man. Do we [i<]have[/i<] to keep poking at his inert form for news?

    • Deanjo
    • 8 years ago

    [url<]http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_fx8150_bulldozer&num=1[/url<] Linux benchmarks on the FX-8150

      • willmore
      • 8 years ago

      They’re interesting in that they show a much better view of BD than the gaming/Windows type of sites. I wonder how much of that is that the code they’re running is compiled more generically–which is to say not highly Intel optimized–and how much of it is due to the wider use of threading one finds in the Linux software world.

      It would be interesting to see their results compared to those from other review sites which run some of the same software under Windows.

        • Deanjo
        • 8 years ago

        Pretty much every test in PTS is compiled from scratch so the GCC compiler should pickup the cpu capabilities during that. Intel optimizations have been in GCC for quite a while so they should be fairly well represented using GCC’s capability detection where as BD support is still a WIP. It will be interesting when the the Open64 and LLVM/Clang benches come out where there has been a bit more optimization effort put in with reguards to BD so far. And of course items like BD optimization in the kernel may lead to better performance in the near future.

          • willmore
          • 8 years ago

          I see you on the forum over there. I hadn’t been aware of the –mtune=native option for gcc. That’s pretty spiffy. Are you saying that the PTS uses that?

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Microsoft wants to cut the price of Windows Phone devices in half [/quote<] [i<][b<]What[/i<][/b<] 'Windows Phone devices'?!? We recently went on a shopping trip for our Mobile Devices lab (where we test our mobile software on as many devices as we can), and literally couldn't [i<]find[/i<] an Windows Phone for sale.

      • xtalentx
      • 8 years ago

      There will be about 10ish new ones released within a month. You should be able to find something then. I was going to jump on a Titan but my Focus is still great. I think I will hold out for the next gen chips this summer.

      • willmore
      • 8 years ago

      How do they want to cut the price? Make them cheaper to manufacture? Have the carriers subsidize them heavier? Cut into the profits of the hardware manufacturer? Interestingly, none of these options cost Microsoft anything.

    • Jigar
    • 8 years ago

    Not so exciting news, but fudzilla just reported the official release of i7-2700K with 100MHZ bump in speed over 2600K.

    • xeridea
    • 8 years ago

    I know steppings after release may take a while, but I think the B3 stepping won’t take a long time. They have strong incentive to improve some weaknesses to be more competitive, and keep up the FX name, so the sooner the stepping the better (as long as they make decent improvement). Many are waiting right now on upgrades (if they have good Phenom II system), and Bulldozer isn’t really an upgrade for non heavily threaded apps (in general), or non AES tasks. Also depends on how soon they plan on releasing the Piledriver iteration.

    Anyone have more insight on this? I haven’t closely followed steppings in the past so am mostly speculating and may be wrong.

      • Ringofett
      • 8 years ago

      AMD’s official plan for performance improvements reads like this: Buy Intel, we don’t plan on catching up, possibly ever.

      Okay, it’s 10% a year or something like that IPC, but same effect.

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 8 years ago

      I meant to post a question like this so I’m glad you did. I hope someone will answer.

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 8 years ago

    I’ve got another Steve Jobs news for ya!
    [url<]http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=7855[/url<]

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      That was kind of funny. You should post this on SemiAccurate forums, for the bacon-fetish moderators

    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Watch the BlizzCon 2011 Diablo III cinematic[/quote<] The link is not broken, as it opens the Blizzard webpage, but on the page itself there is no cinematic, only a 404 error. Just an FYI [quote<]ocaholic on a world record: 3175MHz @ CL8 and 3095MHz @ CL6[/quote<] Pretty interesting, mainly because of the latencies. But i can't help but wonder, if DDR3 took as so far, how will DDR4 fare? Will we reach 6 Ghz with DDR4?

      • Ronald
      • 8 years ago

      Not really. Here is the Diablo III Black Soulstone Cinematic:

      [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhWqmVeDno[/url<]

        • Arclight
        • 8 years ago

        Thanks for the youtube link.

        Regarding the error this is what i mean:
        [url<]http://www.flickr.com/photos/9986233@N02/6275394073/[/url<] I believe the right link should be: [url<]http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/media/videos/?view#/black-soulstone[/url<]

          • Ronald
          • 8 years ago

          And I don’t see what you see. The (original) link works fine for me.

            • willmore
            • 8 years ago

            Regional/IP based caching fail?

    • willyolio
    • 8 years ago

    “I will spend my last dying breath” fighting Android


    …….*snerk*

    • krazyredboy
    • 8 years ago

    Eight IS enough…until, at least, 9 rears its ugly head…

    …no offense to 9, though…

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 8 years ago

      I found this oddly amusing

      • Ronald
      • 8 years ago

      Why are you hating on Nine?

      [url<]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninth_Doctor[/url<]

        • BobbinThreadbare
        • 8 years ago

        Eccleston sucks, long live Tennant and Smith!

        *I actually liked Eccleston, but he needed more time to really establish what his Doctor was.

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 8 years ago

    Monday shortbread? More like deja-vu shortbread.

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      Well, there are at least a few non-Sunday tidbits, although I’m not sure how much I really need to learn about a “Steve Jobs profile”

      • Ronald
      • 8 years ago

      Sorry about that.

      • xeridea
      • 8 years ago

      Yeah I was wondering if anyone else noticed.

    • UberGerbil
    • 8 years ago

    Holy [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/<]Groundhog Day[/url<], batman!

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