Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. AllThingsD: Apple gorging on mobile industry revenue
  2. Desktop Android? Multi-user Android support is on its way – ZDNet
  3. XDA Developers’ how-to: Enable multiple users in JB / CM10
  4. SlashGear: Has functionality finally caught up with the Android spec race?
  5. VR-Zone: AMD launches Trinity-based FirePro APU, but where’s Trinity for desktops?
  6. X-bit labs: MSI debuts “OC Certified” family of mainboards
  7. Microsoft on the Issues: Do Not Track in the Windows 8 setup experience
  8. Fudzilla: A Gears of War FPS title?


  1. Ars Technica: Samsung lawyer forces Apple’s $75k expert to highlight subtle differences
  2. X-bit labs: Qualcomm hires former high-ranking Intel executive to lead marketing efforts
  3. Geeky Gadgets: Hackberry A10 $60 developer board launches
  4. Phoronix: Intel lists 36 variants of Haswell graphics
  5. Fudzilla: ARM announces three new Mali-T600 series GPUs
  6. Newegg’s quick-draw deals
  7. Newegg’s Weekly Eggxclusive
  8. Dealzon’s deals: $50 off 15.6″ Vizio Ultrabook i5-3317U / 128GB SSD, $170 off

    15.5″ Sony Vaio S series i5-2450M, $100 off 14.4″ Toshiba U845W ultrabook

    i5-3317M, and $319 off Dell XPS 8500 PC i7-3770 / GeForce GT 640 / 24″ monitor


  1. 9to5Mac: Upcoming iOS 6 is scalable to taller, 640 x 1136 iPhone

    display, shows possible next-generation device user-interface

  2. C|Net: Acer begs Microsoft to ‘think twice‘ about Surface tablet
  3. F-Secure’s mobile threat report, Q2 2012
  4. GAO to FCC: It’s time to solve the mystery of cell phone radiation – Ars Technica
  5. BriefMobile: iOS 6 beta 4 now available to developers
  6. Hardware.Info reviews Asus Nexus 7
  7. MissingRemote’s Skifta DLNA controller application for Android devices review

Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica: Tests show Mountain Lion may indeed degrade battery life
  2. Fudzilla: Cyberlink’s flagship products get Windows 8 certification
  3. GeekWire: MS-DOS wasn’t stolen, new forensic analysis concludes
  4. OCmodshop on Windows 8 GUI annoyances
  5. GameTrailers: Assassin’s Creed III DLC for PS3 adds an hour of gameplay
  6. Steam’s midweek madness: 66% off Counter-Strike: Complete
  7. Pre-purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam and get 10% off

Systems and storage

  1. Ars Technica reviews Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p
  2. Hardware.Info’s Acer S5 ultrabook review
  3. Bits and Chips review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 (in Italian)
  4. ocaholic reviews 8GB Kingmax Nano Gaming DDR3-2200MHz CL10 kit
  5. PCStats reviews 1TB Western Digital RE4 enterprise HDD
  6. TweakTown reviews 256GB Plextor M5 Pro SSD
  7. KitGuru reviews 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD
  8. Hardware.Info’s ten 60GB / 64GB SSDs roundup: small affordable SSDs
  9. Tbreak’s quick look at 16GB SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive
  10. TestFreaks review Synology DS212 NAS
  11. Madshrimps review Synology DS112+ NAS
  12. TechReviewSource on Sony BDP-S590 Blu-ray player


  1. HotHardware: AMD FirePro W8000, W9000 challenge Nvidia’s Quadro
  2. Technic3D reviews Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC (in German)
  3. TweakTown reviews Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X OC Edition 1GB
  4. HT4U’s AMD Radeon HD 7750 900 MHz test (in German)
  5. Neoseeker reviews Asus Xonar U3 USB audio card
  6. TweakTown reviews Matias Tactile Pro 3.0 keyboard

Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Guru3D’s Corsair AX1200i PSU review
  2. Futurelooks reviews 750W NZXT HALE82 N series PSU
  3. KitGuru’s 750W Thermaltake Smart M series PSU review
  4. NinjaLane reviews 550W be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 PSU
  5. OCC’s Xigmatek Gigas mATX case review
  6. HT4U reviews CM Storm Sentinel Advance II case (in German)
  7. HTL’s Ineo I-NA321+ 2.5″ / 3.5″ SSD and HDD dock review
  8. ThinkComputers reviews NZXT Hue RGB LED controller
  9. CowcotLand reviews Rhéobus BitFénix Recon (in French)
  10. ProClockers review Cooler Master NotePal I100 laptop cooler
  11. Hardware Secrets reviews Arctic Alpine 11 Plus CPU cooler
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    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]IV.Phoronix: Intel lists 36 variants of Haswell graphics[/quote<] So is everyone who says they want Intel graphics to be more like AMD and NV starting to regret it? 😉

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago


      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      Just as long as Intel doesn’t relabel all the Ivy Bridge chips using the same numbering as the Haswell chips…

      P.S. –> While there are a bunch more model numbers for Haswell than for Ivy and Sandy, the number of actually available commercial variants will be quite a bit lower since a bunch of those code numbers are just for engineering sample parts that are never sold. Additionally, I’m sure a few of those numbers will be for OEM-only/embedded type systems that you wouldn’t be purchasing as individual components. So while the variations are going up, they aren’t going up by as much as the number of codes might indicate.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah I read it and get that the way they came up with 36 is because of the hardware ID not because of true variants…I was just making a joke.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago


    • superjawes
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]GAO to FCC: It's time to solve the mystery of cell phone radiation - Ars Technica[/quote<] SPOILER ALERT! The frequencies used by cell phones is non-ionizing radiation...heat. You have to get into higher frequency UV, X-Ray, and Gamma radiation before EM signals start stripping electrons and messing with human biology.

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      While I thought the same, the WHO isn’t so sure: [url<][/url<]

        • superjawes
        • 7 years ago

        Well yes, there are some general limts of how much you should expose yourself to. Excess anything can kill you.

        The other thing to keep in mind is that to accomodate more users, more towers are used in the same area, and the power of everything can dial down compared to talking to a tower a mile or more away.

          • south side sammy
          • 7 years ago

          “(#10 sweatshopking), Well yes, there are some general limts of how much you should expose yourself to. Excess anything can kill you.”

          I disagree. big cats are dangerous. A little p***y will never hurt anybody.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            That wasn’t SSK

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago



      • yogibbear
      • 7 years ago

      Apocalypse 2012 confirmed.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    I don’t care what you think about MS’s direction or windows 8, but damn, i like the way they’re dealing with privacy, even though it’s making them enemies. default DO NOT TRACK is what it SHOULD be. I’d high five balmer any day for that one.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Do not track by default should actualy be made law. It’s been something I have been pestering my MLA about. Opt out made default with opt in made the option should be made mandatory on all agreements.

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      If they really cared they’d block ads/third party domains and scripting by default. There are scores of ways around DNT, including ignoring.

        • JohnC
        • 7 years ago

        Yeap, DNT is absolutely useless if the sites won’t support this feature. Besides, majority of normal, non-paranoid people whom I personally know are more concerned about being forced to see Ads (ANY Ads, regardless of the content) and DNT does nothing useful for those people. I’d rather see MS supporting proper “browser extensions” same way they are supported in FF/Chrome…

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 7 years ago

      I’m not sure it matters. Does anyone actually use IE at home (yes, that’s a real question)?

      It is a good move on their part though. Also agree with Deanjo that opt out should be the default everywhere.

      Completely OT – SSK are the addons necessary for Civ V? I saw a deal at GetGamesGo that looked decent for the base game.

        • JohnC
        • 7 years ago

        Well, I do use IE from time to time… but it’s mostly for the times when I suspect an issue with my primary browser (FF), since I can’t stand the lack of certain “extension” for IE (which will also be missing in IE10 on Win8) 😉

        Oh, and Civ V is actually fun even in it’s “base” form, without any add-ons/scenarios…

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        I’ve never installed another browser than IE on my personal computer. Ever. I mean that literally, not even to try out.

          • Welch
          • 7 years ago

          Then I feel sorry for you Mad, you’ve been missing out on a faster/cleaner/more organized browser with Firefox and I hear people feel the same about Chrome.

    • blastdoor
    • 7 years ago

    “C|Net: Acer begs Microsoft to ‘think twice’ about Surface tablet”

    Sorry guys but I think that train has sailed

      • Peldor
      • 7 years ago

      But trains don’t… oh I get it.

    • nico1982
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Desktop Android? Multi-user Android support is on its way - ZDNet[/quote<] Good news for tablet users too, supposing that OEMs or Google will let user choose the option on these devices.

      • Shouefref
      • 7 years ago

      Android on desktop… that will piss of MS.

        • blastdoor
        • 7 years ago

        I doubt it. Android has had a hard time competing in tablets. I suspect it would be even harder on the desktop.

          • indeego
          • 7 years ago

          Any market Microsoft ignores it does so at its own peril. There is very little to hold onto the Microsoft ecosystem if you are a consumer these days.

            • designerfx
            • 7 years ago

            gaming is all that’s left, and at the rate we’re going? not for long.

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        A lot less than it will pee off Apple.

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