Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes: Intel expected to bring forward the launch of Ivy Bridge
    and Lenovo becomes best partner for Intel, say Taiwan makers
  2. VR-Zone: Intel shows off hybrid ultrabook with sliding design at IDF
    Beijing and Ivy Bridge desktop Core i3 CPUs won't arrive until Q3
    and Thunderbolt roadmap unveiled, new features coming to Apple & others
    and DDR4 to start replacing DDR3 in 2014 - what's in store for us?
  3. China Daily: Lenovo to launch first smartphone with Intel chip (Medfield)
  4. The Loop: Apple releases Flashback removal tool
  5. Ars Technica: Mozilla may make Flash click-to-play by default in future Firefox
  6. Leaked: Microsoft roadmaps for Office 15, IE10 & more - PCWorld
  7. Phoronix: Open source Nvidia Driver approaches stable state
  8. Ars Technica reports new Nook SimpleTouch with
    built-in LED lighting lets you read in the dark


  1. Apple: We broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip" on e-book industry
  2. Bloomberg: Google investors seek Apple-like dividend as cash piles up
  3. Yahoo! News: Best Buy CEO investigated for relationship with subordinate
  4. X-bit labs: Nvidia calls for 450mm semiconductor factories
    and JEDEC to standardize wireless NAND flash memory
  5. VR-Zone: Intel wants its anti-theft service in every Ivy Bridge ultrabook
    and Intel is pushing for 5mm thin hard drives, intended for ultrabooks
  6. PCMag: Scientists build first working quantum network
  7. PC Perspective's podcast #197
  8. Dealzon's deals: $90 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 i5-2450M,
    $200 coupon for 14” Lenovo U400 i3-2330M / Radeon HD 6470M, $289 off
    14” Dell Inspiron 14z i3-2330M / 6GB RAM, and $887 coupon for Dell XPS
    8300 i7-2600 / 27" Dell UltraSharp monitor

  1. Ars Technica reports Canadians may soon get
    from harsh cellphone early termination fees
  2. Ars Technica: Samsung prices Android 4.0 Galaxy Tab 2 tablets aggressively
  3. VR-Zone: Point of View outs ICS running ProTab 2 9.7" tablet
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Sony Xperia S
Software and gaming

  1. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2
  2. Ars Technica: Bethesda adding over 200 Kinect voice commands to Xbox 360
  3. Zynga: Social games are still not truly social
  4. Hardware Heaven's The Witcher 2 Assassins
    of Kings Enhanced Edition review (Xbox 360)

  1. PCPer's Maingear Shift system review - Triple HD 7970s and Sandy Bridge-E
  2. OCC reviews Asus P9X79 Deluxe
  3. Hardware Heaven on 8GB GeIL Black Dragon DDR3-2133 quad-channel kit
  4. Neoseeker reviews 8GB VisionTek Ultimate Performance PC3-17000 memory

  1. Guru3D reviews Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream
  2. Bits and Chips review Radeon HD 7870 (in Italian)
  3. Tbreak's hp 2311gt 3D monitor review
  4. Legit Reviews on Corsair Vengeance 1300 headset
  5. Björn3D on Star Wars: The Old Republic-branded Razer peripherals
  6. Benchmark Reviews on Corsair Vengeance K60 keyboard
  7. TechReaction reviews CM Storm Xornet mouse
  8. CowcotLand reviews Cowcotland Ozone Opto mouse (in French)
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. KitGuru's 650W Antec Earthwatts Platinum PSU review
  2. Hi Tech Legion reviews NZXT Switch 810 case
  3. Technic3D's HanJung TR200 EX case review (in German)
  4. X-bit labs: Xigmatek Prime vs. three Thermalright coolers
  5. ProClockers review NZXT Havik 120 CPU cooler
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