Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Bill Gates—I helped Steve Jobs create the Mac - Computerworld
  2. C|Net has the inside story of how Microsoft killed its Courier tablet
  3. AMD's Bulldozer beats own clock-speed record: 8.461GHz - X-bit labs
  4. X-bit labs: AMD reiterates plans to launch Fusion "Trinity" APU very early next year
  5. VR-Zone: Intel's soon to launch Z68 motherboards detailed, pictured
  6. X-bit labs: Calxeda unveils world's first ARM-based server microprocessor
  7. CVG: Battlefield 3 lead platform 'switched to consoles' mid-development
  8. Fudzilla: DICE claims BF3 online issues addressed


  1. ZDNet: Can Apple really sue Google or Microsoft
    for using its patented sliding on / off switch?
  2. Engadget: Google promises 'greater transparency' for
    targeted ads, gives users more control over them
  3. Reuters: Yahoo! attempts right click with interclick buy
  4. X-bit labs: hp loses CTO of PC unit and Ajit Manocha
    becomes permanent chief executive of GlobalFoundries
  5. TUAW reports Apple retail chief Ron Johnson officially departs
  6. Engadget reports Dell XPS 14z available now for $1,000,
    ready to assail your eyes with a Shuriken display
  7. Fudzilla reports four new mobile Celerons in Q1 2012
  8. TC Magazine: Foxconn unveils the Quantumian 1 X79 motherboard and
    NEC America to roll out the enterprise-grade MultiSync EA273WM monitor
  9. Fudzilla reports Sapphire rolls out new HD 6970
  10. Engadget: BeagleBone offers up ARM A8 processor,
    Linux, and 10-second boot for $89, bones
  11. Newegg's Black November sale
  12. Dealzon's deals: $250 off 17.3” Toshiba P770-ST4NX2 i7-2630M / GeForce GT
    540M, $100 off 15.6” Dell XPS 15z i5-2410M / GeForce GT 525M, $105 off
    180GB Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" SSD, and $759 coupon for 47” LG Infinia
    47LW6500 3D 1080p 240Hz LED TV

  1. TechReviews UK on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  2. Anand Shimpi claims iPhone 4S battery issues are software-related on Bloomberg West (video)
  3. Droid Life has Verizon roadmap: Galaxy Nexus
    appears headed for release just after Black Friday
  4. Fudzilla: Latest iOS 5 works on two year-old 3GS
  5. Engadget reports Duke Nukem 3D hits Android, explosions ensue
  6. TechCrunch: Will the next wave of e-paper devices have glowing screens?
Software and gaming

  1. Reuters: Microsoft software bug linked to "Duqu" virus
  2. Fudzilla reports Mac OS X trojan makes Bitcoins
  3. TweakTown's Catalyst 11.10 Windows 7 driver analysis
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 new modes & match customization trailer
Systems and storage

  1. Legit Reviews on CyberPower Gamer Ultra 2098 gaming PC
  2. HotHardware reviews Asus Zenbook UX21
  3. PCStats shows how to install / remove AMD Socket FM1 CPU and heatsink
  4. OC3D's Asus P9X79 Pro preview and Rampage IV Extreme review
  5. iXBT Labs review Asus M5A97 EVO and M5A99X EVO
  6. Benchmark Reviews on 3TB Seagate Barracuda
  7. Björn3D on a complete SSD upgrade kit for MacBook Pro (early 2011)
  8. circuitREMIX on Vantec's SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-E card

  1. Phoronix reviews AMD FirePro V4900
  2. Kitguru's KFA2 GeForce GTX 580 Anarchy Edition SLI review
  3. GameSpy's Battlefield 3: GPU roundup
  4. PC Perspective on Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 portable monitor
  5. TechReviewSource on NoiseHush NX80 stereo headphones
  6. OCIA reviews NZXT Avatar S gaming mouse
  7. Hardware Secrets on SteelSeries Sensei mouse
Cases and cooling

  1. Benchmark Reviews on Thermaltake Overseer RX-I case
  2. OC3D's Cougar Evolution case review
  3. Real World Labs on Thermalright Archon rev. A CPU cooler
  4. Technic3D reviews Corsair H80 CPU cooler (in German)
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