Wednesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Businessweek: Dell forecast misses estimates as PC sales continue slump
  2. Reuters: Best Buy suspends profit outlook, share buybacks
  3. Intel and Stanford researchers reveal chip details

    to study disease and analyze protein interactions

  4. techPowerUp!: GeForce GTX 660 OEM

    specifications surface, blueprint to the retail version?

  5. SamMobile: Are these the specifications of the new “Nexus” (GT-I9260)
  6. Techgage on the rebirth of PC gaming – bring on the modders
  7. Kotaku: Unintimidated by Apple, Nintendo’s boss says

    the world still needs dedicated gaming handhelds

  8. Diablo III patch 1.0.4 is now live


  1. Reuters: Apple, Foxconn improve China plants, but more to do—audit
  2. VR-Zone: Researchers suggest using Wi-Fi routers as backup emergency network
  3. Fudzilla: Sapphire rolls out new HD 7950 Vapor-X OC
  4. New at Kickstarter: Display-z
  5. Live Science: New hover vehicle recalls ‘Star Wars’ bike
  6. Newegg’s ultrabook deal
  7. Dealzon’s deals: $620 off 14.5″ hp Envy 14 Beats Edition i5-2430M,

    $75 coupon 14″ hp Envy 4 Sleekbook i3-3217U / Radeon HD 7600M,

    $200 off 11.6″ Asus UX21E Zenbook i5-2467M / 128GB SSD, and

    $115 off 128GB Plextor M5 series SSD


  1. Fudzilla: Nokia sits on a patent mine
  2. Neowin: Nokia hints that Lumia with PureView will be here in the “coming weeks”
  3. C|Net: Surface tablet less than 2% of market, says Dell
  4. Phoronix: Quad-core ODroid-X battles Nvidia Tegra 3

Software and gaming

  1. LinuxUser: Jon Masters on developing Linux kernel 3.5
  2. The H: Apache Server 2.4.3 fixes over fifty bugs and two security holes
  3. Have you seen Anaconda’s new UI?
  4. PC Advisor: Software utility skirts blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs
  5. AIDA64 v2.60 is released
  6. Screenshots from the free Max Payne 3 Disorganized

    Crime Pack DLC: coming next week August 28th

  7. Angry Birds ft. Green Day (video)


  1. HotHardware reviews Dell Latitude E6530
  2. Tbreak’s Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH review
  3. techPowerUp! reviews 512GB Samsung 830 series SSD
  4. NinjaLane on Nvidia GTX 660 Ti SLI performance and overclocking
  5. Tweaktown reviews Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream 2GB
  6. HT4U reviews AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition (in German)
  7. HTL reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB
  8. CowcotLand reviews Qpad 5K L.E mouse (in French)
  9. Technic3D reviews 850W be quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 PSU (in German)
  10. Hardware.Info’s 650W / 750W Tt Toughpower PSU review
  11. ProClockers review Cooler Master USNA 120 AC / DC power adapter
  12. Hardware Secrets reviews Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU cooler
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    • cynan
    • 7 years ago

    From the article on Best Buy and (surprise, surprise) their poorer than expected recent performance and resulting suspension of share buy backs.

    [i<]Best Buy late on Tuesday said Joly will receive a base salary of $1.175 million. He will also be eligible to receive a yearly cash bonus with a target rate of twice his base salary and significant stock awards. Joly will also receive cash, stock and options worth up to $20 million over a three year period as compensation for benefits he left behind at Carlson. If Best Buy sells itself, Joly could be eligible to receive a severance payment worth at least twice his base salary and target bonus...[/i<] So let me get this straight. They're throwing gobs of money (like upwards of 4-5 million/year if you include bonus and stock options) at a CEO with no retail experience to take over one of the largest retail chains that has recently been bleeding money.. And if it all goes boom, then he gets to walk away with twice that amount. Sounds like something HP would do. At least it seems like a win-win for Joly.

    • Phartindust
    • 7 years ago

    HotHardware reviews Dell Latitude E6530

    This looks to be a very nice biz notebook – i7 proc, 6 gig ram, 128 gb ssd, full size back lit kb, matte 15.6 1600 x 900 screen, yeah sign me up.

      • Phartindust
      • 7 years ago

      Well if you’re going to vote me down, at least leave a comment as to why.

    • blastdoor
    • 7 years ago

    “Businessweek: Dell forecast misses estimates as PC sales continue slump”

    I think there is room for more than one IBM in the world. HP and Dell are both shooting for that market. I guess the question is whether there’s room for three IBMs. I think the answer is… maybe.

    I can imagine that there could be a successful competitor to IBM in IBM’s main markets — high end corporate and government. Can HP be that successful competitor? Maybe. Of course, there’s also Oracle.

    I can also imagine that there’s room for an IBM Jr. to server the lower end corporate and government markets. HP and/or Dell could potentially fill that role.

      • phileasfogg
      • 7 years ago

      absolutely right! I couldn’t help notice that the market cap for India’s Infosys (INFY) is now about $5B higher than Dell. And Cognizant Tech Solutions’ (CTSH) cap is about $20B- nearly the same as Dell. There’s a very strong anti-outsourcing climate in US political circles now (for obvious reasons), but over time, both of these players (and perhaps also India’s TCS) could establish themselves as the new “IBM Jrs” as you put it. More importantly, they are not saddled with money-losing hardware businesses.

        • blastdoor
        • 7 years ago

        One follow up thought….

        The big challenge for HP is that they were dumbed down and hollowed out by the parasitic Wintel business model.

        That’s less an issue for dell since dell started out dumbed down and hollowed out.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<] Have you seen Anaconda's new UI?[/quote<] All these years and revisions and it still is crap compared to Yast for functionality and looks. Seriously YaST was better then this over a decade ago.

    • kyboshed
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Angry Birds ft. Green Day (video)[/quote<] When did Green Day get so desperate?

      • gigafinger
      • 7 years ago

      Maybe they’ve been having the Time of Their Life with all their money from selling out? Good Riddance!

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      who even actually likes angry birds?

        • superjawes
        • 7 years ago

        Almost everyone?

        I think the game’s okay, but the character in it is pretty funny, allowing for a lot of merch sales, too.

          • NeelyCam
          • 7 years ago

          They sell Angry Birds everything in Finland.. brought a couple of cans of Angry Birds soda with me as a joke.

          If only they made Angry Birds IPA…

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        Everyone who doesn’t have a Windows phone sooo….everyone.

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          windows phone has angry birds.

            • Voldenuit
            • 7 years ago

            It doesn’t have Angry Birds [b<]Space[/b<], which is the latest (and IMO best) version. My Symbian^3 phone doesn't have ABS either, so I've been playing it on PC. Fun!

        • UberGerbil
        • 7 years ago

        All my friends’ kids seemed to play it, especially the under-10s. But they all seem to have moved on to other things by now.

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          i knew people DID like it, but i thought it was pretty much dead.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 7 years ago

            It’s a great game to play when you’re on the can.

        • sschaem
        • 7 years ago

        Rovio made a quart billion $ on Angry bird related stuff (toys, candy, clothes and other merchandise, games, adds)
        Angry bird netted Rovio 106 million in 201 alone with 800 million installs.

        Mainly because of angry bird (people are nuts for that game) financier believe allot of people will be suckered in a potential IPO. (maybe less now having facebook, zynga, etc.. crash to the ground)

        “Rovio’s head of investor relations Ander Lindeberg also teased of a possible IPO again, telling Reuters the company was “preparing itself and getting ready” for a public listing, although listing plans are not currently on the company’s agenda.

        Seem like the question should be “who doesn’t like angry bird” 🙂

        Ill go first : Its an ok game, got boring after 5 minutes.

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