Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. WSJ: Facebook's roadshow to start Monday; IPO set for May 18
  2. Develop: Kickstarter scam rumbled
  3. Canalys: hp regains top spot in client PC market
  4. Maximum PC: Dell may rebrand Alienware M11x
    gaming laptop, Alienware ultrabook possible, too
  5. DigiTimes: PC vendors reportedly facing challenges from Windows 8
  6. DailyTech: Gamers with AMD CPUs / APUs
    get free, discounted services from GameFly
  7. Ars Technica: New Firefox design will offer uniform look across desktop
  8. NGOHQ: Microsoft releases DirectX 11.1 specification


  1. TechCrunch: Google wins $35 million U.S. government contract over Microsoft
  2. Tweaking Moore's Law: Computers of the post-silicon era - Big Think
  3. Ars Technica: Skype replaces P2P supernodes
    with Linux boxes hosted by Microsoft (updated)
  4. VR-Zone: Samsung launches the Series 7 Gamer with Ivy Bridge CPU
    and Intel's LGA-1356 Xeons coming this quarter, followed by Pentiums
    and HGST cranks up SAS SSD interface speed to 12Gbps
    and Pioneer goes 3D with new Blu-ray drive
  5. C|Net: Dell says XPS 13 ultrabook exceeds sales expectations
  6. OCW: Well-known brand Intel B75 board cannot boot with Core i5-3570K
  7. Dealzon's deals: $100 coupon for 15.6” hp ProBook 4530s i5-2450M /
    Radeon HD 7470M, $100 coupon for 15.6” Toshiba P755D AMD
    A6-3400M, $450 off 13.3” Sony Vaio S Series i3-370M, and
    $65 off Logitech Z623 speakers
  8. The Dark Knight Rises - official trailer #3

  1. SamMobile: This is the Galaxy SIII
  2. Ars Technica: RIM takes the wraps off BlackBerry
    10 OS
    , shows off camera and keyboard
  3. Droid Life: Verizon Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.0.4 IMM76K update?
  4. The Windows Phone Developer Blog: Four ways we're improving Marketplace
  5. HotHardware's HTC One X AT&T smartphone review
Software and gaming

  1. Computerworld: Slow uptake of Windows 8 preview hints at lack of interest
  2. Tizen 1.0 Larkspur SDK and source code release
  3. NetMarketShare: Desktop OS market share
  4. ReactOS fundraiser 2012
  5. Ars Technica reports Firefox "security"
    add-on exposes users' web browsing history
  6. Ars Technica: Blizzard to take up to 15% of
    Diablo III real-money auction house sales
  7. Diablo III Wizard trailer
  8. Joystiq reports Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 revealed with first trailer
Systems and storage

  1. ocaholic: Core i7-3770K and Core i7-2600K
    Radeon HD 7970 gaming-performance-difference
  2. X-bit labs review MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)
  3. KitGuru reviews Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
  4. circuitRemix's 50GB Crucial Adrenaline solid state cache review
Multimedia, power, and cooling

  1. PureOC reviews HIS HD 7950 IceQ Turbo
  2. AnandTech's NEC PA271W monitor review
  3. The Verge's Olympus OM-D E-M5 review
  4. XtremeComputing reviews Noontec Zoro headset
  5. NinjaLane and ProClockers review CM Storm Trigger keyboard
  6. PCPer's SilverStone Nightjar ST50NF fanless PSU review
  7. FrostyTech reviews Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme
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