Tuesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. The NY Times: How Apple sidesteps billions in taxes;
    Apple responds to tax accusations: we pay an "enormous
    amount of taxes"
  2. NGOHQ has Nvidia CEO's keynote from Shanghai event
  3. Fudzilla: System builders are not happy with Ivy Bridge
    and faster unlocked Ivy Bridge possible in Q3 2012
    and Haswell 2013 graphics support DirectX 11.1
  4. VR-Zone's AMD Trinity APU preview: Evolution or devolution?
  5. NordicHardware has AMD Trinity and Piledriver detailed (thanks Tyler M.)
  6. VR-Zone: Dell launches Alienware high-end gaming laptops and
    Nvidia prepares two more GK104-based cards - GeForce GTX
    660 Ti and 670
  7. TweakTown's AMD Catalyst 12.4 Windows 7 driver analysis
  8. Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative (video)


  1. Ars Technica: Canada remains on American "Priority Watch List" of IP miscreants
  2. BBC News: Google staff 'knew of Wi-Fi snooping,' report says
  3. VR-Zone: Intel to push MIC aggressively for Exascale computing
  4. CowcotLand: Intel cuts Core i7-2600 & 2700K prices (in French)
  5. Newegg's quick-draw deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $200 coupon for 15.6” Lenovo ThinkPad W520 i7-2640M /
    Nvidia Quadro 1000M, $400 coupon for 15.6” hp dv6t Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM /
    1080p / GeForce GT 650M 2GB, $66 off 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, and $45 off
    25” Hannspree 2ms LCD monitor

  1. Ars Technica: Apple originally considered iPhones with keyboard, click wheel
Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica: Release of exploit code puts Oracle Database users at risk of attack
  2. Ars Technica's favorite open source apps for Ubuntu 12.04
  3. Crytek: 'Awesome' next-gen used games block comments 'weren't serious'
  4. Fudzilla: Black Ops II release date official?
  5. VR-Zone's Max Payne 3 preview
  6. Hardware Heaven reviews Prototype 2 (Xbox 360)
Systems and storage

  1. TechReviewSource on Gateway NV57H54u laptop
  2. Tbreak's Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H review
  3. KitGuru reviews Biostar TZ77XE4
  4. Legit Reviews on Kingston HyperX T1 2800MHz memory kit
  5. HCW on 16GB Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 1600MHz quad-channel kit
  6. TweakTown reviews 256GB AData Premier Pro SP900 (0-provision) SSD

  1. techPowerUp! reviews Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream 2GB
  2. Fudzilla tests Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition
  3. CowcotLand reviews Enermax Dreambass external sound card (in French)
  4. techPowerUp! reviews KRK Systems KNS 8400 headphones
  5. ThinkComputers reviews Corsair Vengeance 1500 headset
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. APH Networks on 1275W Tt Toughpower XT Platinum PSU
  2. XSReviews on 650W Thermaltake Smart PSU
  3. OC3D's NZXT Phantom 410 "Gun Metal" Edition case review
  4. Futurelooks on Cooler Master HAF XM case
  5. Rbmods on Antec Eleven Hundred case
  6. AnandTech reviews SilverStone Grandia GD07 case
  7. TWL reviews Thermaltake Element Q SFF case
  8. KitGuru reviews be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU cooler
  9. FrostyTech reviews Noctua NH-L12 low-profile heatsink
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