Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DailyTech: All Windows 8 PCs will have 5-fingered touch
  2. VR-Zone: Asus unveils AMD-powered U82U 14" ultra-thin laptop
  3. Fudzilla: Intel retires seven Core i7 desktop CPUs
  4. X-bit labs: Nvidia predicts Tegra 3-based tablets for $199
  5. Mac Rumors: Apple working on new device with 5" Retina Display for 2013?
  6. C|Net: AT&T promises biggest launch ever for Lumia 900
  7. Ars Technica: iPhone 4 users with bad reception
    invited to apply for $15 settlement claims
  8. CVG on Black Ops 2: First multiplayer details, release date leaked?


  1. Fudzilla: EU plans law to arrest security experts
  2. Ars Technica: With World IPv6 launch, IPv6 on by default will be the new normal
  3. WSJ reports Best Buy to close 50 stores
  4. VR-Zone: MediaTek combines 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 into a single chip
    and firmware update for Seagate GoFlex Satellite brings new features including
    improved battery life
  5. Fudzilla: Gainward officially announces GTX 680 Phantom
    and EVGA's dual-fan GTX 680 pixellized
  6. Ars Technica reports researcher publishes specs
    for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder
  7. NCIX's Swashbuckling sale event
  8. Deals from Newegg
  9. Dealzon's deals: $490 coupon for 14” Lenovo Y470p i7-2670QM / GeForce GT
    550M, $50 coupon for 14” Dell Vostro 3450 i7-2640M / Radeon HD 6630M,
    $25 coupon for 15.6” hp G6s i5-2450M / 6GB RAM, and $39 off Bose
    Companion 2 PC speakers

  1. VR-Zone: Huawei goes beyond 4G (on air) and 40GE (on cables)
    speeds, and gets into H.265 full HD video conferencing as mainstream
  2. VR-Zone: 9.7" Eken A90 Android tablet retailing at $160
  3. Fudzilla: Apple holding back cheaper WiFi-only iPads
Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica reports surveillance spyware migrates from Windows to Mac OS X
  2. Ars Technica: THQ fires 118 developers, shifts
    focus of Warhammer 40K MMO to single-player
  3. Microsoft: People use Xbox Live for media more than gaming - X-bit labs
Systems and storage

  1. HotHardware reviews iBuyPower Erebus GT gaming system
  2. TechReviewSource on Lenovo C325
  3. ocaholic tests ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 with Sandy Bridge
  4. VR-Zone's first look at ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional and
    quick look and comparison of Intel's native USB 3.0 host controller
  5. Björn3D reviews Asus F1A75-V EVO
  6. PCPer's Samsung 830 capacity range roundup
  7. TestFreaks review 120GB Kingston SSDNow V+200

  1. Tbreak pits Nvidia GTX 680 SLI vs. AMD HD 7970 CFX
  2. TweakTown reviews MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning 3GB
  3. techPowerUp! reviews Clar1tyOne EB110 earphones
  4. NiKKTech reviews Plantronics Voyager Pro HD Bluetooth headset
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. Guru3D reviews 750W Rosewill Hive PSU
  2. AnandTech introduces its 2012 case testbeds and revised methodology
  3. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews Corsair Obsidian 550D case
  4. ThinkComputers reviews In Win Buc 101 case
  5. Hardware Canucks review nMedia 7000B HTPC case
  6. Bits and Chips: Internal air flow efficiency in a typical ATX case (in Italian)
  7. Hardware Secrets reviews Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition CPU cooler
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