Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Harvard Business Review: Steve Jobs solved The Innovator’s Dilemma
  2. ABI: Tablet shipments exploded in Q2 to surpass netbooks for the first time
  3. VR-Zone cites report: AMD Brazos 2.0 in Q1 2012
  4. TC Magazine reports EVGA X79 FTW pictured, prepping its arrival

    and quartet of Gigabyte X79 motherboards slide into view

  5. VR-Zone’s first look: Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79) – hardcore is back
  6. Legit Reviews on Asus Intel X79 motherboards

    P9X79, TUF, WS & ROG Rampage IV Extreme

  7. Then and now: What 10 years with XP looks like – Windows Experience Blog
  8. FinalWire unleashes AIDA64 v2.00


  1. Wired reports John McCarthy, father of AI and Lisp, dies at 84
  2. WSJ reports ARM’s profit doubles
  3. TechFlash reports Amazon’s sales jump 44%, net income dives by 73%
  4. Huff Post Tech: U.N’s Broadband Commission for Digital

    Development sets target to connect poor to high-speed Internet

  5. Hi Tech Legion’s Nvidia GeForce LAN 6 October 14-16 2011 coverage
  6. VR-Zone: Samsung launches Series 7 Gamer and Chronos notebook PCs

    and Gigabyte to add 3-way digital PWMs on its X79 motherboards

  7. Samsung 830 SSD drive now available – the PC transformation begins today
  8. TC Magazine: Sapphire launches Radeon HD 6970 Battlefield 3 Special Edition

    and Thermaltake reveals the Saphira gaming mouse and White-Ra mouse pad

  9. Engadget: Ben Heck gets into the pinball business for real, pre-orders begin in January
  10. Joystiq reports Richard Garriott wins lawsuit against NCsoft (again)
  11. Engadget HD podcast 271
  12. Dealzon’s deals: $300 off 17.3” Toshiba Qosmio X770-BT5G24 i7-2670QM / GeForce 560M,

    $170 off 15.6” Toshiba L750-ST5NX2 i3-2330M, $200 off 14” Toshiba L740-ST4N02 i3-

    2310M, and $60 off 21.5” Hanns-G HL227DBB 1080p LED monitor


  1. Engadget: Freescale joins ARM A5 & M4 cores at the hip for performance & power savings
  2. AppleInsider reports Apple updates iPad 2 Smart Covers with color changes
  3. Ad Age reports Nokia Windows Phone likely to miss holidays in U.S.
  4. WinRumors has an exclusive: Nokia to launch Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones [pics]
  5. Engadget: Want folders on your Windows Phone? There may soon be a way (video)
  6. TechSpot’s HTC Titan review: Windows Phone 7.5 on a giant screen
  7. Tbreak’s hands-on with the Motorola Razr
  8. Engadget reports Nexus S port of Ice Cream Sandwich

    is available if you can stand some rough edges

  9. Engadget: Siri shows up on an iPod touch, no longer plays favorites in the iOS family

Software and gaming

  1. Inside the Linux kernel 3.0 at TechRadar
  2. HowtoForge on the perfect desktop: Ubuntu Studio 11.10
  3. Lifehacker’s Linux desktop faceoff: GNOME 3 vs. Ubuntu Unity
  4. Google Chrome Stable release (15.0.874.102)
  5. Betanews reports WinZip 16 goes 64-bit
  6. X-bit labs: Microsoft’s Xbox Next may carry “Loop” name
  7. Joystiq reports World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

    sets a new direction for Blizzard’s first MMO

  8. Harmonix: Rock Band in for a ‘fundamental creative reinterpretation
  9. [H]ard|OCP’s Battlefield 3 performance preview

Systems, storage, and multimedia

  1. How to build a Battlefield 3 PC
  2. Legit Reviews reviews Asus Crosshair V Formula
  3. TWL reviews ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
  4. Tbreak reviews 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
  5. Hardware Heaven reviews Palit GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo
  6. Engadget’s Canon EOS-1D X first hands-on (video)

Power, cases, and cooling

  1. techPowerUp! reviews 850W NZXT HALE90 PSU
  2. Funky Kit on 700W Cougar CMX and 620W JouJye Linkable 80+ Bronze PSUs
  3. Neoseeker reviews Corsair Carbide 500R case
  4. Hardware Secrets reviews BitFenix Merc Alpha case
  5. BCCHardware and Kitguru review NZXT Havik 140 cooler
  6. Hi Tech Legion reviews Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH Edition CPU cooler
  7. Hardware Secrets reviews Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 CPU cooler
Comments closed
    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    I saw you listed the Havik reviews but i was wondering, did anyone review yet the Prolimatech Panther?


    • Deanjo
    • 8 years ago

    More Steve Jobs articles please. If the press can go on about Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole and Michaels deaths for 3+ years then surely the Jobs articles can go on as long. 😛

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    RIP, John McCarthy. As I sit here with my morning java writing rules in Java, I thank you, I salute you, I bid you farewell.

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      Ya I thought he did one hell of a job reffing in the UFC.

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Inside the Linux 3.0 kernel [/quote<]: [i<]"Linux has gone from 10,000 lines of code to 15 million"[/i<] :-O

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      Documentation however of the kernel is still limited to the same 57 line README file.

        • willmore
        • 8 years ago

        Mua ha ha ha ha!

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    [url=<]Launch of Nokia's first Windows Phones [/url<] not worth mentioning? You're going to ruin sweatshopking's day...

      • JohnC
      • 8 years ago

      From what I’ve seen in Engadget’s preview, these phones are kinda “meh”. Nokia didn’t even bother with front-facing cameras on them. Aside from fancy-looking display on Lumia 800 there’s nothing much to be impressed about, just “yet another generic Windows Mobile smartphones”, so I’m not surprised that they weren’t mentioned.

        • DancinJack
        • 8 years ago

        I don’t think Windows Phone has video chat capability yet, does it?

          • JohnC
          • 8 years ago

          Windows Phone 7.5 now has the support for front-facing camera, plus MS now owns Skype so it is naturally expected that there will be a version of it for WP 7.5


            • DancinJack
            • 8 years ago

            doh 🙁

            • DancinJack
            • 8 years ago


        • albundy
        • 8 years ago

        nokia has no idea what they are doing now that smartphone tech has surpassed them. they seem to be pulling ideas from other companies and putting together phones that are too thick and cannot compete price wise. at this point, someone should buy them out…

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      Not really – it doesn’t have MeeGo or Intel Inside.

        • dpaus
        • 8 years ago

        You’re just fishing for downvotes, and I refuse to indulge you, you old troll. In fact, I’m going to ruin your day by upvoting you.

      • Ronald
      • 8 years ago

      You must have missed this:


        • dpaus
        • 8 years ago

        Damn, you’re right, my eyes flew right over that…. I guess it was when I saw ‘Winrumours’

    • MadManOriginal
    • 8 years ago

    Brazos 2.0 has some, umm, interesting tradeoffs. Doesn’t look like too much of a performance bump though, it’s under-CPUd atm and the CPU is getting a minor bump while the graphics are getting a larger clockspeed boost.

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      Yeah, pretty much a pointless refresh while waiting for the real upgrade (Wichita/Krishna).

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