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  1. DigiTimes: Apple to ship ‘iPad 3’ in March, ‘iPad 4’

    in October, say Taiwan component makers

  2. Engadget: ZiiLabs debuts ‘100-core’ ZMS-40 processor

    optimized for a Android 4.0, you can call it quad-core

  3. Fudzilla reports tablet sales go through the roof

    and Intel Core i7-3820 comes on February 13

    and Z77 Ivy Bridge boards could launch today

  4. VR-Zone reports SATA-IO announces DevSleep for

    reduced power draw of SATA devices and more

    AMD Radeon HD 7000 OEM products revealed

  5. The Verge reports Nikon D4 announced: 16.2MP full-frame DSLR

    for $5,999.95 in February and posts Nikon D4 hands-on gallery

  6. Building Windows 8: Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency
  7. GameInformer’s February cover revealed – XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Jobs Report Friday

  1. CES 2012: The Verge preview
  2. Network World: Software whiz Ray Ozzie re-emerges with startup Cocomo
  3. BusinessWeek has the Google interview cheat sheet
  4. Forbes: Why Best Buy is going out of business… gradually
  5. DailyTech: Apple’s iMac accounts for nearly 33% of all AIO PC sales
  6. Engadget: Toshiba promises world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1″ tablet and

    13.3″ ultrabook, 55″ QFHD TV, other wonderment for CES and Hitachi

    unveils two new HDDs for G-Technology drives, gives Mac users new

    external storage options

  7. AnandTech on Western Digital My Book Live Duo: RAIDing the My Book Live
  8. The Verge: Pioneer boasts new external Blu-ray burner is the world’s smallest
  9. VR-Zone: Broadcom launches its first 802.11ac Gigabit 5G Wi-Fi chips

    and Google drops Intel in favor of ARM for Google TV and Skype

    teams up with Telylabs to deliver Tegra 2-powered HD camera

    and Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 leaks for real this time and VESA

    announces Mobility DisplayPort preview at CES

  10. AnandTech: Logitech’s HD Pro Webcam C920 enables Skype-ing in 1080p
  11. The Verge: AKG announces two new pairs of noise-cancelling headphones
  12. Newegg’s 72-hour deals
  13. Dealzon’s deals: $350 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo Y570 i7-2670QM / GeForce GT

    555M / Blu-ray, $130 off 15.5” Sony Vaio VPCEH25FM i3-2330M, $86 off

    64GB Kingston V200 2.5″ SSD, and $109 off 32” Sceptre LED TV


  1. DailyTech reports AT&T flips the LTE switch in 11

    markets, Sprint announces its first 4 LTE markets

  2. Engadget: Sprint CEO Dan Hesse on throttling ‘unlimited’ data

    and LightSquared LTE investment (Update: misquoted)

  3. Bloomberg: Apple’s Siri feature doubles iPhone data usage
  4. The Huffington Post on iPhone 4S audio problems:

    Users complain of no sound on outgoing calls

  5. iLounge aggregates tweets on the next iPad (and more)
  6. The Verge: Sprint Galaxy Nexus with LTE and a 1.5GHz SoC leaked in online ad

    and RIM to debut BlackBerry 10 in February, on only one smartphone

    and LG Spectrum to launch on Verizon on January 19th?

  7. DigiTimes: Nokia to produce high-end Lumia 900 Mango phones in-house, say sources
  8. AnandTech’s Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 reviews
  9. Engadget’s Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile review
  10. The Verge: Apple pulls ‘prematurely released; GameStore app, issues

    refunds and ‘Minicraft’ gets an Android port with game saves

    and ‘Infinity Blade’ franchise passes $30 million in revenue

  11. Ars Technica: Super Crate Box on iOS box is hatefully addictive, delightfully anachronistic
  12. Engadget’s Grand Theft Auto III review (iOS)

Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica: What Mac, iOS developers want from Apple in 2012
  2. TorrentFreak: BitTorrent releases new “Share” application
  3. gHacks: Firefox 3.6 support to end on April 24, 2012
  4. GamingBolt: Possible Half-Life 3 references found in CS: GO files, contains Gordon’s face
  5. BlizzPlanet on Diablo’s 15-year anniversary: Diablo III almost done

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. PC & Tech Authority on vintage tech: Looking back at the Commodore 64
  2. Futurelooks reviews Gigabyte G1.Killer Assassin 2
  3. techPowerUp! reviews Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5
  4. The SSD Review on ASRock X79 Extreme9
  5. ocaholic’s layout and design: ASRock X79 Extreme4m
  6. PCStats reviews Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
  7. VR-Zone’s 256GB Corsair Performance Pro SSD review
  8. AnandTech: Scaling to 802.11ac speeds in smartphones and tablets

Multimedia and cases

  1. VR-Zone has AMD Radeon HD 7970 Quad CrossFireX: The stock air cooling champion
  2. Legit Reviews on EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win
  3. The Verge’s Nikon D4 hands-on preview
  4. Hardware Heaven has Boxee Box by D-Link review
  5. Engadget’s Plantronics GameCom 780 7.1 surround sound gaming headset hands-on
  6. HotHardware’s mid-tower cases roundup
  7. CowcotLand reviews Xigmatek Midgard II case (in French)
Comments closed
    • ModernPrimitive
    • 8 years ago

    I used to frequent a Best Buy location 10 years ago. Every time I actually had a question the associates scattered or were already overworked and busy. The one time I didn’t need anyone I was making a run for the restroom and heard someone behind me saying “sir? sir? can I help you with anything??”…. I was 10 feet from the door and clearly no other target in sight. I turned and said “uhhhh I’m going to the restroom so, i think not…”. lol…

    Hats off to those that work there and do a good job though. I’ve ran across helpful staff too. My biggest beef with Best Buy is the “do you want a 7 dollar extended warranty on that 20 dollar item..” – no – “but bla bla bla bla bla…”

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      I’ve found that the product knowledge in big box electronic stores is pitiful compared to what it was in the 90’s when the sales reps worked on commission. When they were on commission they took the time to learn the features, advantages and benefits of a product. Now they have glorified stock boys, who’s whole sales technique is a “Can I help you?”. Chances are they can’t because there is no incentive anymore to learn what they have and how it would fit my uses. The art of the sale is gone.

        • LoneWolf15
        • 8 years ago

        When you pay $10/hour, and tell employees “Sell xx warranties, credit cards, Reward Cards, etc. a month or you’re fired”, that’s what you get. College kids trying to work their way through, or people whose job prospects may be limited. Nobody wants to assault the customer with a million little upsells unless a)they’re a toady, or b) they’re trying desperately to hang on to a job.

        Add in retail store politics (did that for several years twenty years ago now) and a corporate management structure that doesn’t realize “helping the employee helps the customer, helping the customer helps us” and it’s clear why big-box retail stores are dying in stages. The Internet has less hassle, better prices, and can help people do their homework (should they choose to).

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]VESA announces Mobile DisplayPort preview at CES[/quote<] That should actually read '[b<][i<]Mobility[/i<][/b<] DisplayPort' and it's worth a chuckle to think that it's the proposed standard that would let your smartphone drive a 30" 2560x1600 display along with Dolby 7.1 audio and a set of USB 3.0 accessory ports. Personally, I'm all for it.

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      Sure, now if only they started making displays like that so that a person could walk to the local big box and actually pick one up instead of a bunch of tunerless tv displays stuck at 1080 res.

    • kuddles
    • 8 years ago

    Seriously, I know people are greatly anticipating it, but at this point in time the whole thing is tired. Stop looking for hidden messages about Half-Life 3 in every damn thing Valve touches like a conspiracy theorist and wait until it’s formerly announced.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      *formally. Formerly implies that it had previously been announced. 😛

    • chuckula
    • 8 years ago

    Jobs report:

    He’s still dead.

      • burntham77
      • 8 years ago


      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      Just like those five hookers that Craig James killed at SMU.

        • ModernPrimitive
        • 8 years ago

        I heard David Koresh finally quit smoking.

    • Voldenuit
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Fujifilm's [url=<]X-Pro1[/url<] leaks for real this time[/quote<] I've been following the X Pro 1 on rumor sites for a few weeks now, and damn it looks like it'll be a great camera. Now that Kodak's going/gone bankrupt, this might be a good option for people wanting a body to use their M mount lenses on, as the M9 has been behind on sensor tech for a few years now. I like that Fuji seems to know the target market for this camera - rangefinder and prime lens enthusiasts - judging by their decision to launch with primes only. I much prefer this approach to m43 releasing 5 variations of the same slow kit zoom over the past 3 years.

    • bittermann
    • 8 years ago

    VR-Zone quad 7970 crossfire results are just amazing…not practical but some great horsepower there!

      • Arclight
      • 8 years ago

      When i saw the crossfire results for the 7970 i was like:
      [url<][/url<] Disclaimer: I'm not the girl in the above video. I said i felt like her, as in very happy and excited, not that i am her. I'm a dude, i'm not trying to impersonate a woman on the interwebz as other twisted people do....

        • dpaus
        • 8 years ago

        ssk says you’re a great dancer, and he wants to ask you out on a date.

          • Arclight
          • 8 years ago


          Edit: i guess i should elaborate, i said i felt LIKE the girl in that video, i.e. full of life and joyful, NOT that i am that girl. I’m a dude….tell ssk i’m into women….

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        Let’s do coffee? :/ I do that at my laundromat. But it’s full of sweaty men with tattoos etc. and they’re all ex-military cause I’m an engineer and they’re all operators….

          • Arclight
          • 8 years ago

          I’ll revert you to my edited post…

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