Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: PC shipments rose 1.9% in first quarter, topping projections
  2. Ars Technica: Does the iPad's Retina Display measure up to e-ink?
  3. GamesIndustry International: iPad "not far at all"
    from AAA console quality gaming, says Remedy
  4. GamersHell shares Crysis 3 rumor
  5. Ars Technica: Did BioWare actually lie about the ending to Mass Effect 3?
  6. PCWorld: 75 ultrabook designs on the way, prices to reach $699
  7. VR-Zone: Intel's 910-series of PCI Express SSDs imminent
  8. Netbooknews: Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics demoed on 3 screens
    and Asus Eee Pad MeMo ME171 unboxing, benchmarks & walkthrough


  1. After Best Buy swipes his driver's license: no returns for 90 days - Hartford Courant
  2. Financial Review: Apple founder fears patent war fallout
  3. Bloomberg: E-book antitrust lawsuit could cost Apple 'irrelevant' $200 million
  4. The Baltimore Sun: Maryland becomes first state to ban
    employers from asking for social media passwords
  5. Ars Technica: Carpathia blasts government for hypocrisy on MegaUpload
    servers and Google+ updates its user interface, refines navigation and photos
  6. KitGuru and XSReviews cover the Gadget Show 2012
  7. VR-Zone: Sony unveils Vaio E series 14P w/ webcam gesture controls
    and Eizo to display 36.4" 4K resolution monitor at NAB 2012
  8. AnandTech: OCZ confirms Octane and Vertex 4 use Marvell-based silicon
  9. Newegg's deals
  10. Dealzon's deals: $1,200 off 15.6” hp Envy 15 i7-720QM, $200 coupon for
    Alienware Aurora Six Core i7-3930K / GeForce GTX 555, $797 coupon for
    Dell XPS 8300 i7-2600 / Radeon HD 6770 + 27" Dell UltraSharp monitor,
    and $100 off 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD

  1. Ars Technica: Verizon to start charging $30 upgrade fees on April 22
  2. Nokia: 2 million Lumia Windows Phones sold in last quarter
  3. Reuters: RIM losing money on BlackBerry hardware: analyst
  4. AnandTech: Apple TV A5 SoC is 32nm, harvested dual-core A5
    and Apple's iPad 2,4 also uses 32nm A5 S5L8942 SoC
  5. TechCrunch: Gartner predicts 665 million tablets
    in use by 2016, over 45% of them iPad devices
  6. VR-Zone: Price of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga revealed in UK
    and Toshiba to launch three quad-core tablets with Android
    4.0 ICS and LG Optimus 4X HD benchmark results unveiled
  7. iPodNN: Google Play Music adds HTML5 audio, replacing Flash
  8. ocaholic's Samsung Optical SmartHub review
Software and gaming

  1. Microsoft's April 2012 security release ISO image
  2. has a little story about Windows 8 public releases's names
  3. All About Microsoft: Office 2007 gets a six-month support extension from Microsoft
  4. Ars Technica: iTunes 11 rumored to include under-the-hood changes, iCloud support
    and lawsuit forces Gamestop to post used game DLC warnings in California, online
  5. Engadget: Gaikai brings its cloud gaming to Facebook, launches beta application
  6. BioWare announces Operation Resurgence weekend
Systems and storage

  1. TR alum Dustin Sklavos on Toshiba's Satellite
    P755D: Nearing the end of the road for Llano
  2. Hardware Heaven and HotHardware review Zbox Nano XS AD11 Plus
  3. TechSpot's hp Folio 13 ultrabook review
  4. TechReviewSource on Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
  5. HCW reviews 16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz quad-channel kit
  6. Hardware Canucks review 512GB OCZ Octane SSD
  7. AnandTech reviews 240GB Kingston HyperX 3K
    SSD and 128GB Micron C400 mSATA SSD
  8. KitGuru reviews 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
  9. Hardware Heaven and TWL reviews Crucial Adrenaline solid state cache
Multimedia, case, and cooling

  1. TweakTown reviews MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr 2GB
  2. OC3D reviews OC3D: PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+
  3. Tbreak's Asus HD 7850 Direct CUII review
  4. reviews Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 headset
  5. Björn3D reviews Corsiar Vengeance K90 keyboard
  6. TechReaction reviews Roccat Isku keyboard
  7. Bits and Chips review CM Storm QuickFire Rapid
    and CM Storm Trigger keyboards (in Italian)
  8. Benchmark Reviews and Hardware Secrets review Corsair Vengeance M60 mouse
  9. ThinkComputers reviews NZXT Switch 810 case
  10. Legit Reviews on akasa Venom Voodoo HDT cooler
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