Monday Shortbread

The Pick 6

  1. C|Net reports MPAA wants more criminal cases brought against ‘rogue’ sites
  2. PCWorld: Qualcomm’s quad-core chips to counter Intel’s ultrabooks
  3. techPowerUp!: AMD Radeon HD 7990 reference board

    pictured, specs confirmed in GPU-Z screenshots

  4. Ars Technica’s hands-on: GNOME 3.4 arrives, introducing

    significant design changes and Adobe Lightroom 4 review

  5. Forbes: DUST 514 could change the way we think about online gaming
  6. Steam hardware & software survey: March 2012


  1. After the hack: FAQ for breach affecting up to 10 million credit cards – Ars Technica
  2. Ars Technica reports French anti-P2P law cuts back pirating, but music sales still decline
  3. Laptoping: Asus G75VW gaming notebook gets listed
  4. Dealzon’s deals: $450 coupon 17.3” hp dv7t i7-2670QM / Radeon HD 7690M,

    $425 coupon for 15.6″ hp dv6t Core i7-2670QM / Radeon HD 7690M, $210

    coupon for 14” Lenovo V470 i7-2670QM, and $100 coupon for 11.6” Alienware

    M11x i3-2357M / GeForce GT 540M


  1. Fudzilla: Android 5.0 brings limited backward compatibility

Software and gaming

  1. NetMarketShare: Desktop operating system market share
  2. TweakTown’s AMD Catalyst 12.3 Windows 7 driver analysis
  3. Fusible reports Microsoft registers, domain names


  1. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – Fixed memory size
  2. RWLabs have 32GB Corsair Dominator GT review
  3. The SSD Review on 240GB Runcore ProV

    Max 2 and 120GB BIWIN S836 Elite SSDs

  4. Rbmods on Icy Box IB-PL500D Powerline network adapter kit
  5. Tbreak reviews Logitech G930 wireless headset
  6. NiKKTech reviews Thermaltake Overseer RX-I case
Comments closed
    • The Egg
    • 8 years ago

    All these years, and over 30% of the videocards in the Steam Hardware Survey are still classified as “Other”. You might as well toss that entire portion of the survey as garbage data. You’ve got an unknown with 7x the amount of the highest known variable.

    • bcronce
    • 8 years ago

    “Given the fact that EVE is a PC franchise, it would have made sense to at least release the game on Windows (and honestly, on Xbox 360 as well.)”

    MS won’t let CCP host Dust in CCPs datacenter. CCP *must* use MS’s servers, which means no Dust for 360.

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 8 years ago

    Rogues sites, rogue states. I love this hypocrite rhetoric!

      • Arclight
      • 8 years ago

      I remember back when it was cool to be rogue.

        • PrincipalSkinner
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah. In FRP games.

        • oldog
        • 8 years ago

        Didn’t Sara Palin go rogue at some point? Yikes, is the MPAA after her too?

    • Ifalna
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Ars Technica reports French anti-P2P law cuts back pirating, but music sales still decline[/quote<] Now there's a shocker.... ^_^

    • Unknown-Error
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]PCWorld: Qualcomm's quad-core chips to counter Intel's ultrabooks[/quote<] Good! At least Qualcomm is trying to compete with Intel unlike AMD. Intel will no doubt prevail over Qualcomm but at least they are giving a shot at it.

      • Ringofett
      • 8 years ago

      There’s no chance of winning if one doesn’t even show up, and at least Qualcomm is showing up. AMD’s roadmap, unless it’s changed, amounts to not showing up, with no decent successor to Zacate in the near future.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]VR-Zone cites report: AMD Radeon HD 7990 details[/quote<] Prof. Ronald Hanaki, all I get is : [quote<]OPPS! You have been misled to an invalid link or the article isn't around anymore 🙁 Redirecting you back to in XX seconds[/quote<]

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      Unknown-Error got a Known-Error

        • Unknown-Error
        • 8 years ago

        hehe….+1 for that.

    • can-a-tuna
    • 8 years ago

    “VR-Zone cites report: AMD Radeon HD 7990 details” Only interesting news and the link is broken.

      • HighTech4US2
      • 8 years ago

      Link got changed to TechPowerUp but don’t bother as most posters think it is an April 1st fake

      If you must though here is the correct link:


      • ew
      • 8 years ago

      I disagree. The article says the price is going to be $850. If my graphics card hacksaw math is correct that means the 7970 is going to have its price reduced to $425. That would be a pretty competitive price and hopefully all the other 7xxx cards would get similar treatment.

      • Ronald
      • 8 years ago

      This was an April Fool’s joke. Sorry about that, everyone.

    • mesyn191
    • 8 years ago

    Don’t bother to click the Forbes article link on that DUST game is pretty much a shitty game ad for a F2P MMORPG exclusive to the PS3 that is supposed to complement a PC game, EVE Online. That game won’t be changing the way we think about anything, its pure half assed derivative.

    • Deanjo
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]PCWorld: Qualcomm's quad-core chips to counter Intel's ultrabooks[/quote<] Depending on the price that these are going to come out at, they could pose an even bigger threat to AMD then intel.

      • ultima_trev
      • 8 years ago

      Will the Qualcomm chips be backwards compatible with older x86 apps?


      Different markets, and no threat to AMD.

        • Deanjo
        • 8 years ago

        Do most people need them to be for the types of work they do with budget portables?


        What they need is a device that is document compatible, not x86 compatible, and you can be assured that every major software vendor out there will have an ARM port of their software available in Win 8.

        Win 8 will look and function the same, and open their files on x86 and ARM. That is exactly what the budget crowd goes after when buying a portable computer.

        Same market, very real threat to AMD.

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