Monday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. The Washington Post: Warnings about ‘Flame’ virus come

    amid suspicions of U.S. role in launching secret cyberweapons

  2. Intel reaches breakthrough in chassis design for future ultrabooks
  3. Reuters: Intel inspired by aerospace to make sturdier laptops
  4. Examiner.com: Microsoft set to reveal ‘Xbox Smart Glass‘ tablet at this year’s E3
  5. Neowin: A vision of Windows Phone 8 and

    how Microsoft could enhance the platform and

    add Media Center to the Windows Release Preview

    and Maingear 11.6″ Pulse 11 notebook now on sale

  6. Ars Technica on blowing away bloatware: A

    guide to reinstalling Windows on a new PC

  7. 35 small improvements for Diablo III
  8. CNBC: Is the video game industry dying?


Monday

  1. The Verge’s exclusive: New Verizon FiOS plans coming

    June 17th, 300Mbps service to cost $204.99 per month

  2. Ars Technica on the Oracle v. Google aftermath
  3. Microsoft Bing welcomes Yahoo! Babel Fish users
  4. FanlessTech: SSD-based nettop for $149?
  5. Dealzon’s deals: $75 coupon for 14″ hp dv4t i5-2450M, $350 coupon for

    14″ Lenovo Z470 i5-2450M / 8GB RAM, $150 coupon for 11.6″ hp dm1z

    AMD E1-1200, and $10 coupon for GeForce GTX 570 Fermi video card

Mobile

  1. USA Today: Exec predicts data-only phone plans in 2 years

Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica’s review: Adobe Photoshop CS6 and the “Creative Cloud”
  2. Ars Technica’s hands-on with the preview of Windows 8’s cloud sync service
  3. Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HD reviewed at Ars Technica
  4. Ars Technica: Nintendo reveals new Wii U details ahead of E3
  5. WSJ on Star Wars 1313: A new hope or a phantom menace?

Hardware

  1. PC Perspective’s DV Nation RAMRoad PC review
  2. The SSD Review: SSD migration or fresh system installation – an SSD primer
  3. The SSD Review on 400GB Monster Digital Le Mans SSD
  4. NinjaLane’s NZXT Aperture M card reader review
  5. Tbreak’s quick look at 32GB Apacer USB 3.0 memory sticks
  6. Rbmods on AOC D2357Ph passive 3D monitor
  7. TestFreaks review Roccat Kave 5.1 headset
  8. NikKTech reviews SteelSeries Kana mouse
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    • d34thly
    • 8 years ago

    NikKTech is the most misinformed site I have been to lately. I don’t personally like steelseries kit, but it infuriates me to see a review site not give a product a fair shake especially when they can’t even take the time to look at the products website. Very inaccurate review. This mouse DOESN’T have a laser sensor (it is a PixArt PAW3305DK-H OPTICAL-led sensor)This mouse doesn’t have teflon feet (uses plastic feet to save on mfg cost). This Reviewer says nothing about the weight of the mouse, the wheel encoder type, the micro-switch type, lift off distance, malfunction rate, latency, what mouse pad was used, what tests or testing was done or specifically what he means by “slower and not as accurate”. This reviewer sounds like he games about the same amount that I run the United States. You’re better off getting the opinion of your grandma for PC kit than you are from this misinformed reviewer.

    • jdaven
    • 8 years ago

    “Ars Technica: Nintendo reveals new Wii U details ahead of E3”

    If the Gameboy and Facebook had a baby, it would be the WiiU.

      • phileasfogg
      • 8 years ago

      The WiiU also breaks a world record in “vowels:consonants” ratio for any consumer product ever marketed.

        • burntham77
        • 8 years ago

        And it sets a record for being the first console to sound like a police siren.

    • yogibbear
    • 8 years ago

    Game of Thrones season 2 over……… Just when Daenerys stopped being such a whiny bitch.

      • GTVic
      • 8 years ago

      Seemed like a short season. Based on how thick the books are I wonder if they’ve even gotten 1/3 of the way through the first one?

        • yogibbear
        • 8 years ago

        The books waffle on, the TV show just kills everyone off.

    • NeelyCam
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Intel reaches breakthrough in chassis design for future ultrabooks [/quote<] "Posted by IntelPR" Always a great source for unbiased commentary

      • Unknown-Error
      • 8 years ago

      Intel PR is nothing like ‘IPC will be higher’ from ‘You know who’ PR :p

      • MadManOriginal
      • 8 years ago

      Almost as unbiased as NeelyCam!

    • MadManOriginal
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]I.The Washington Post: Warnings about 'Flame' virus come amid suspicions of U.S. role in launching secret cyberweapons[/quote<] Yep, this is how the next shooting war between major powers will start.

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      And these major powers somehow think that ‘cybershots’ wouldn’t be considered [i<]real[/i<] acts of aggression and couldn't trigger a [i<]real[/i<] war.

      • Krogoth
      • 8 years ago

      It is all a bunch of hot air, until malware can actually inflict real physical damage and kill people en mass.

      Anybody in security field worth their weight in salt, will never hook-up any mission critical system to the internet.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 8 years ago

        The Pentagon’s official policy is that any cyberattack that causes physical harm is an act of war. Stuxnet destroyed Iranian centrifuges.

        • grantmeaname
        • 8 years ago

        As Madmanoriginal pointed out, Stuxnet did inflict real physical damage. And the computers it affected weren’t connected to the internet, they were infected via sneakernet.

        Way to be totally unfamiliar with all of the specifics of the case.

        • Goty
        • 8 years ago

        Replying to Krogoth’s post since I don’t feel like typing this multiple times, but I think Krogoth meant “physical damage” as in damage to people, not things.

        • d34thly
        • 8 years ago

        The U.S AirForce isn’t worth its weight in salt and its drones now carry weapons.
        [url<]http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet/[/url<]

        • Ringofett
        • 8 years ago

        [quote<]until malware can actually inflict real physical damage and kill people en mass.[/quote<] This happened already, long long ago, though the Soviets never admitted to many casualties, the explosion was large enough to be seen from space when the CIA I believe it was caused some gas pipelines to reverse in Siberia during the Cold War. Stuxnet caused centrifuges to damage themselves, that was physical damage, I don't think it takes much imagination to see how vast damage to a countries infrastructure could be done.

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]CNBC: Is the video game industry dying?[/quote<] Anyone else getting sick of reading this crap? Yes, everything will die off someday. Including us. Now shut up about it, will ya? It's bad journalism. EDIT: First!

      • MadManOriginal
      • 8 years ago

      Waiting for a news story about how journalism is dying.

        • willmore
        • 8 years ago

        But, who would be there to write it?

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      It’s extra-lame to EDIT to add your “first” comment – it’s not really a [b<]first[/b<] post then. If you're truly committing to this FP race, [i<]always[/i<] add your "first' comment in your original post

        • gmskking
        • 8 years ago

        Your comment is extra lame. How about contributing something useful instead of being a dbag?

          • NeelyCam
          • 8 years ago

          I’ll contribute later when there’s another article about how Ivy Bridge is too hot because it’s tri-gate

      • yogibbear
      • 8 years ago

      I am conflicted… I want to give you a plus +1 for post content but also want to thumb you down for “First!”… what to do… what to do…

        • DeadOfKnight
        • 8 years ago

        I don’t get it. Everyone gets on my case for first posts but I see it all the time and nobody says anything about it to them.

          • sweatshopking
          • 8 years ago

          are you on drugs? people ALWAYS rage at us first posters. there was like 6 months when i was working (i start a new job tonight) where i had 80% of the first posts, and people were MAD. they couldn’t handle my first post domination, and they got super jealous.

      • blastdoor
      • 8 years ago

      You didn’t read the story, I’ll bet.

      • Arclight
      • 8 years ago

      You can’t face the facts? Sales are down by a big percentage and when there is a decline in growth there will always be someone saying “Oh look, soon the will all crash a burn”. Personally i’m fine with it. I’m tired of console ports for the PC side. If all the big heads fall and we won’t have an yearly CoD or other crap…then so be it, i’m actually glad. Can’t wait for the rise of indy developers….srsly.

      But, to me the decline in sales is clearly tied to the fact that many are just waiting for the big players to launch their new console versions….afterwards things should come back to normal. I didn’t read the full article but the part that i did read it actually said this…….so no one is realisticly expecting consoles to fade away in a year or two. EA’s E3 can go to hell as far as i’m concerned.

        • superjawes
        • 8 years ago

        It’s “indie,” not “indy.” The latter is used for race cars and the capital of Indiana.

          • Deanjo
          • 8 years ago

          [quote<]It's "indie," not "indy." The latter is used for race cars and the capital of Indiana.[/quote<] And a nickname for Henry Walton Jones Jr.

            • superjawes
            • 8 years ago

            Although I bet there is an “Indie Jones” out there. You’ve probably never heard of him.

      • Grigory
      • 8 years ago

      Gaming industry to CNBC: You first!

      • DarkUltra
      • 8 years ago

      As long as I have more games to play than time to play them, I’m fine!

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