Friday Shortbread

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  1. Valve: OpenGL is faster than DirectX—even on Windows
  2. CPU World: Intel Celeron B830 spotted;
    more details on G645T and G550T CPUs
  3. Engadget: Microsoft patent applications take
    Kinect into mobile cameras, movie-making
  4. Reddit: Google Glass Explorer hangout just happened
  5. The Verge: Windows 8 final build screenshots surface
  6. VR-Zone: Windows Server 2012 to launch September 4
  7. Leading game developer doubts consoles will ever extinct - X-bit labs


  1. Fudzilla: Apple did not invent the rounded rectangle
  2. Businessweek: Activision Blizzard tops estimates, raises full-year view
  3. Fudzilla reports Celeron 847 and 807 coming to low-cost desktops
  4. VR-Zone: Apacer outs AH354 series slider USB 3.0 flash drive
    and TP-Link intros TL-WDN4800 Wi-Fi N450 PCIe adapter and
    EKWB outs water-blocks for EVGA SR-X and MSI R7970 Lightning
  5. MegaTechReviews gives away Gigabyte G1.Killer Assassin 2 motherboard
  6. Newegg: Save on storage
  7. NCIX's high-performance sale event
  8. Dealzon's deals: $123 coupon for 15.6" Lenovo ThinkPad L530 i5-3210M,
    $70 coupon for 14" Sony Vaio E Series Core i5-3210M, $300 off 13" Apple
    MacBook Pro i7-2640M, and $190 coupon for Lenovo IdeaCentre K430
    Core i5-2320 PC
  9. Dark Horizons: "Prometheus" sequel moving forward

  1. Engadget: ARM claims new GPU has desktop-class brains,
    requests OpenCL certificate to prove it
  2. VR-Zone: China's Rockchip dual-core ARM beats
    Qualcomm Snapdragon, Nvidia Tegra & Samsung Exynos
  3. X-bit labs: Samsung initiates production of industry's
    fastest NAND flash for smartphones and tablets
  4. Fudzilla: Atom D2700 reaches end-of-life
  5. Engadget: Chameleon Android launcher appears, pre-orderers
    and Kickstarter backers get beta access soon and Samsung
    Galaxy Note 10.1 available for pre-order from Negri Electronics
  6. Fudzilla: Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet revealed
  7. Engadget's editorial: HTC's departure from South
    Korea proves a tough fight for foreign brands
  8. TestFreaks review Smarter Stand for iPad
Software and gaming

  1. HotHardware's Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) review
  2. Bethesda Blog: Dawnguard now available on PC
  3. VR-Zone: Activision announces release dates for last
    two content packs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. Kotaku: John Carmack says Doom 4 will be 'done when it's done'
  5. Gamasutra: How much is too much detail?
Systems and storage

  1. ocaholic: Asus T-Topology explained - higher memory overclocking
  2. Bits and Chips review AMD Sempron X2 190 (in Italian)
  3. Hardware Secrets: Everything you need to know about chipsets
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Asus P9X79 Pro
  5. Techgage reviews MSI Z77A-GD55
  6. Funky Kit reviews Zotac Z77-ITX WiFi
  7. Tbreak reviews 120GB SanDisk Extreme SSD
  8. Techreaction on Mimoco designer flash drives

  1. Hardware.Info's Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 SLI review
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews Sapphire Toxic 7970 GHz 6GB
  3. techPowerUp! reviews KFA GeForce GTX 680 LTD OC 2GB
  4. TweakTown overclocks Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
  5. Futurelooks reviews MSI R7770 PE1GD5/OC Power Edition 1GB
  6. TechReviewSource on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
  7. NikKTech's RaidSonic Icy Box IB-CAM2002 1.3MP outdoor IP camera review
  8. Engadget's Parrot Zik by Starck headphones review
  9. Hardware.Info reviews TDK ST-700 on-ear headphones
  10. OCC's CM Storm Sonuz headset review
  11.'s gaming keyboard buyer's guide
  12. Technic3D reviews Sharkoon Nightwriter keyboard (in German)
  13. HT4U reviews Zowie EC1 eVo mouse (in German)
Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Madshrimps preview 1200W Thortech Thunderbolt PSU
  2. KitGuru's 1200W be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 PSU review
  3. HTL reviews Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White Edition case
  4. ProClockers review Cooler Master Storm Stryker case
  5. Legit Reviews on StarTech UNIDOCK3U hard drive dock
  6. PureOC reviews Spire TME III CPU cooler
  7. OCC's Enermax ETS-T40 heatsink review
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