Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Toronto Star: Canadian hacker dupes Walmart to win Def Con prize
  2. Businessweek: Paul Otellini on Intel and the PC’s evolution
  3. Ars Technica: More evidence of 13″ Retina MacBook Pro surfaces as benchmarks
  4. Fudzilla: Ivy Bridge without graphics coming in Q3 2012
  5. Ubuntu Vibes: Google to launch package desktop apps
  6. LibreOffice 3.6.0 Final release notes
  7. Diablo III 1.0.4 systems preview
  8. VR-Zone: 343 releases new videos of Halo 4 weapons


  1. AppleInsider: Samsung attorney argued in court without proper license to practice
  2. Ars Technica on Apple v. Samsung: Apple says it has no interest in licensing its patents
  3. X-bit labs: CFO of OCZ set to leave the company
  4. ITworld on the legacy that SCO inflicted on Linux
  5. NCIX and Newegg have weekend deals


  1. 9to5Mac: Photos of purported next-gen iPhone’s

    thinner, higher capacity battery: 3.8V, 1440 mAh

  2. Hardware.Info’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
  3. Hardware Heaven’s Google Nexus 7 tablet review

Software and gaming

  1. Ars Technica: TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions
  2. VR-Zone: Dragon 12 features wireless MIC with Android or iOS devices
  3. HowtoForge on the perfect desktop – Linux Mint 13 XFCE
  4. Techgage’s Top-Down Racing Destruction: Death Rally review

Systems and storage

  1. Hardware.Info’s Lenovo IdeaPad U310 review
  2. Madshrimps on 32GB AVEXIR AVD3U16001008G-4CI 1600MHz kit
  3. APH Networks on SYBA HyperDuo SY-PEX40052 SATA controller card
  4. NikKTech’s RAIDON HyBrid RunneR iH2420-2S-S2 2.5″ SSD / HDD device review
  5. ProClockers review 256GB Crucial v4 SATA II SSD
  6. Techreaction reviews 256GB Kingston HyperX flash drive

Multimedia, power, casing & cooling

  1. Legit Reviews on AMD FirePro W8000 and W9000
  2. TestFreaks on Brite-View iCam123 Powerline-networking plug & play camera kit
  3. Rbmods on Cooler Master Sonuz headset
  4. PCPer reviews Tt Dr. Power II universal ATX PSU tester
  5. TweakTown reviews 850W Corsair HX850 PSU
  6. XSReviews on 800W Corsair GS series PSU
  7. CowcotLand reviews 800W Fractal Design Tesla R2 PSU (in French)
  8. PCStats reviews 460W Seasonic X-460 fanless PSU
  9. HardwareLook reviews Aerocool Sixth Element case
  10. KitGuru reviews Aerocool X-Vision fan controller
  11. Hardware Secrets reviews be quiet! Dark Rock 2 CPU cooler
Comments closed
    • 0g1
    • 7 years ago

    Those Diablo 3 updates look promising. Might have to re-log in and try it in a few weeks :D. Haven’t played that frustrating game for … over a month.

      • ish718
      • 7 years ago

      Tried it for like 4 hours and then got a refund, not worth $60 in any way.

        • 0g1
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah, its such a bad game, not worth $10. They would have sold a lot of copies at $60 too.

        Geez 4 hours, you’re fast. I stopped playing after 1 day. Then went back to it playing inferno for about 1 month lol … trying to beat it, but couldn’t get past ghom, act3.

    • riviera74
    • 7 years ago

    The link to the IdeaPad U310 is broken. It should be this one instead.


      • Ronald
      • 7 years ago


        • south side sammy
        • 7 years ago

        my cat’s fixed but the link isn’t…………

          • Ronald
          • 7 years ago

          My sympathies.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 7 years ago

            Getting pets neutered or spayed is generally a good thing.

            • Ronald
            • 7 years ago

            Really? I didn’t know that neutered links are generally considered to be a good thing.

    • The Egg
    • 7 years ago

    [i<]Techgage's Top-Down Racing Destruction: Death Rally review[/i<] I loved the original Death Rally, and recently bought the remake on Steam. This review fails to mention a severe dealbreaking flaw in this game: For whatever reason, keyboard controls can be edited, but game controllers cannot. They're completely locked. On top of this, the developer decided to map both steering and brake/accelerate all to the left thumbstick, which is moronic. Being a top-down racer, the direction of "forward" is constantly changing, so it's basically an unplayable joke. I refuse to use a keyboard for a racing game, so I just flushed $10.

    • seal892
    • 7 years ago

    The lawyer in question is Susan Estrich who is more known for being one those obnoxious political talking heads on cable news than for knowing anything about patent law. [url<][/url<]

      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      Looks like the spammer bots are getting a little sneakier, please nuke the above post as spam.

        • Rand
        • 7 years ago

        That’s an understatement. Impressive spam.

      • GeorgeMichael
      • 7 years ago

      So what’s the book about without spoilers please.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        NSFW [url<][/url<]

    • south side sammy
    • 7 years ago

    I had to do a search for a picture………. Ahh, that’s who she is. That gravely voiced chain smoking hooker that truly is an annoying know-it-all……….. think I can get sued for this ?

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]AppleInsider: Samsung attorney argued in court without proper license to practice.[/quote<] First of all: Ah snap. Second of all: The lawyer in question is Susan Estrich who is more known for being one those obnoxious political talking heads on cable news than for knowing anything about patent law. If Samsung is using lawyers like that in complex patent litigation, then it's no wonder they seem to lose every motion they throw in front of the judge.

      • nico1982
      • 7 years ago

      Definitely a wake-up call for Samsung, then.

      • insulin_junkie72
      • 7 years ago

      Well, she did run the juggernaut that was the Dukakis campaign. How could you not be impressed?

        • trackerben
        • 7 years ago

        Her real role may be to lay the groundwork for a narrative favoring Samsung at the next level of Appeals in the event that their agents do not get to this Judge. Typical Asian crony-corporatist style of “global warming” legal defense – buy as much of a “consensus” as possible before things get settled either more procedurally or more politically.

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