Jobs Report Friday Shortbread

The Fierce Five

  1. Reuters: Intel cuts sales outlook on weak PC demand and

    Intel to showcase new chips as investors eye stagnant PC sales

  2. MarketWatch: AMD falls as UBS cuts rating to neutral
  3. Seeking Alpha: Is AMD going out of business?
  4. Reuters: Pandora shares down 14% on reports of rival Apple service
  5. DigiTimes: Intel has long road to catch up in handset

    processor segment, says ARM vice president


Jobs Report Friday

  1. Wired: Mystery shooter fires on Dell tech support building
  2. Newegg’s deals
  3. Dealzon’s deals: $306 coupon for 17.3″ hp dv7t i5-3210M, $500 coupon

    for 14″ Lenovo U410 i7-3517U, $450 coupon for 13.3″ Lenovo U300s

    i7-2677M / 256GB SSD, and $50 coupon for 21.5″ Dell UltraSharp monitor

Mobile

  1. NinjaLane’s Cooler Master Wave Stand review

Gaming

  1. Joystiq: Epic launches Seattle studio to work on Unreal Engine 4
  2. Massively: EverQuest II’s Chains of Eternity expansion slated for

    November and EverQuest gets its 19th expansion: Rain of Fear

Systems and storage

  1. KitGuru’s MySN XMG P502 (Clevo P150EM) notebook review
  2. TechReviewSource on hp EliteBook 8470p
  3. ocaholic’s Gigabyte GA-7PESLX review with 2x Xeon E5 2470
  4. Techgage reviews Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard
  5. Benchmark Reviews pens editorial: An argument against expensive SSDs

Graphics, power, case & cooling

  1. techPowerUp! reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB
  2. HT4U reviews AMD Radeon HD 7850 (in German)
  3. Funky Kit reviews 750W Antec High Current Pro PSU
  4. Neoseeker’s Azza Genesis 9000 case review
  5. Puget Systems: Ivy Bridge CPU TIM paste replacement
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews Arctic Accelero Hybrid VGA cooler
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    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    From “Is AMD going out of business?”

    AMD has always teetered on the brink of extinction but the gods must be keeping this company alive. Many, yours truly included, find it amazing that AMD has managed to survive this far, losing money quarter after quarter paying one-time charges or losing money due to stiff competition from Goliath. No, I don’t think AMD will disappear soon either, provided they ‘skate to the puck’ (as Rory says it) while keeping their x86 business alive: I don’t think desktops will go away either so AMD can continue making Piledrivers and Steamrollers. It’s always easier to cram the latest, hottest stuff into a spacious, well-ventilated case than a cramped laptop and people will always want more computing power, at least a lot of us do.

    • dpaus
    • 7 years ago

    This is too funny: a Chinese manufacturer [url=http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120906/07242120297/chinese-knockoff-maker-with-sense-humor-files-design-patent-leaked-iphone-5-design.shtml<]took the leaked photos of the iPhone 5, built an Android knock-off, and patented the design[/url<] See? There's that 'sense of humour' thing again. Shiva is smiling upon them.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      We can keep the discussion going here [url<]https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=83426[/url<] when the news hits 🙂

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        LOL – sorry, I missed that. I’m hardly ever in the forums.

    • dpaus
    • 7 years ago

    Has everyone tried out the Google home page today? Including all the areas you can click on to make your own episode?

    • indeego
    • 7 years ago

    “Ghostery prevented a redirect from
    techreport.com to [url<]http://www.apmebf.com[/url<], which is part of Commission Junction." Oh! OK!

    • superjawes
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]EverQuest gets its 19th expansion:[/quote<]19?!? o_O And people say Blizzard is killing WoW with its fourth...

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 7 years ago

      Apples and Oranges.
      EQ has a very small, tight knit group of players that give direct feedback to the small team making content for them, and generally is End-game or Lore content.
      WoW’s expansions are literally turning the game into a carnival. Small, invidualized snippets of content, easy to jump in and out of, no need for large time investments…in all they are removing what many consider the “bad” parts of MMO’s, but many believe they are also removing the soul, the community, the “massive” part of the game. Everything is instanced, everything is instant. You can literally level, gear up, and clear the highest tier of content without ever actually typing a word to someone. Quest to max in a few days played, join instance finder, zerg instance / repeat, jump in raid Finder, follow the herd, collect loot.

      /grumble

        • superjawes
        • 7 years ago

        Somewhat true…I more grumble at the hardcore players whol complain about exactly what you’re talking about, but miss the part that it’s not the “real” content, or what’s actually considered hardmode. So the reality is that easymode content is still missing out on a good chunk of the experience. Hopefully more hardmode-only content will be added to raids, too.

        Still, I’ve never played an EQ, but it’s pretty sweet to see them still working on it.

        • burntham77
        • 7 years ago

        The thing I like about EQII is that it takes awhile to get things done.

        • designerfx
        • 7 years ago

        Actually, that is a horrible horrible thing if you ask me.

        Why can’t you do the highest tier of content from day one? You can be max level and play with everyone on a fairly equal playing field *while leveling* the second you start playing the game.

        at least guild wars 2 has this while every other MMO has forced this to be a weird spoonfed grind.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Reuters: Intel cuts sales outlook on weak PC demand[/quote<] Sure they like to blame tablets and phones for the weak demand but the truth is that there hasn't been anything real exciting or warranting people to buy new systems in years. There hasn't been a new killer app introduced in a long time, there hasn't been any revolutionary OS changes (quite the opposite in fact with Win 8), and you don't even see games anymore that are created to exploit PC's hardware capabilities anymore. Most of those are ports and don't really add anything new by using a PC version. In a way, the "green PC" movement that manufacturers have been pushing is cutting their own throats. Software developers are now forced to make sure their applications run on far less powerful systems then what is available at the top end. So if that software runs fine on a older less powerful PC then where is the motivation to upgrade? Really the latest exciting thing to happen to computers in a long while is super high density displays but with those being expensive everyone reverts to buying cheap re purposed TV panel equipped systems. Note to PC industry, give us an affordable reason to upgrade. Without that, we will continue to use our old trusty steed as it still does the job quite fine. edit:noticed a typo

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      Yep, PCs are in ‘maintenance mode’ for purchases. People won’t buy until the old one craps out as there is no reason to buy any sooner.

      Microsoft seems to know this. Notice that their hardware specs haven’t increased since Vista. Heck, wasn’t the spec for Win7 even *lower*?

      Yeah, some of us gamers keep buying impulsively, but what tiny fraction of the market are we?

        • Shouefref
        • 7 years ago

        When it comes to ‘anything real exiting’ Google is on the right track with its Google car.
        But desktops? I think people have all the power they want.
        And there minds are more set on tablets, smartphones and eReaders. But that’s ‘small money’ in comparison with the big chunck desktop pc’s we bought some years ago.
        Companies like MS shouldn’t redirect themselves to kill of the comfortable aspects of our desktops, but they should have new departments to develop new things, to look for new applicatiions of software and hardware.
        Like cars.
        Who knows what they could do if they would stop being fixated on using pc’s and pc derived systems as milk cows.

          • forumics
          • 7 years ago

          or they can push the limit.
          how about an OS that runs 3d natively? the future can be full of computers with native 3d monitors that ran beautiful graphics that we only see in movies.

          alternatively how about an OS that pre-loads everything for you? one that would silently work in the background to predict which applications and websites you would start so that when you eventually do start that app, it’ll be that 1s faster.

          another idea would be for windows to automate maintenance tasks, disk defrag, scan disk and antivirus scans using background processes?

          or how about letting your idle desktop be part of a super huge grid computing world wide network?

          off the top of my head i can think of so many ideas but all you can think of is putting windows into a car?
          how imaginative!

        • forumics
        • 7 years ago

        with half of the population still stuck believing that windows xp is the safest and the best OS ever and the negative reaction when m$ tried to push the limit so very slightly with vista, there is no real need for a speedy cpu anymore.

        i’ve already said many years ago that the problem with vista isn’t vista itself, its the fact that people try to run it on cheap as hell lousy computers. that post received many, many negative votes and so will this.
        if you think vista is buggy, try reformatting your windows 7 computer and install vista over it. i’ll bet you that the performance will be exactly the same as windows 7 and it’ll take years for that system to crash.
        now how many times does your windows xp crash per month?

          • sschaem
          • 7 years ago

          I use Vista maybe 8 to 10 hours a day. Never had a problem.
          There is a few things that are not polished, but its so much better then XP. on my HW.

          I like Windows7 better, but I dont consider vista -> 7 an upgrade worth doing.
          (But if it happen by magic I would be fine with it.. just DO NOT ‘upgrade’ my system to windows8)

            • phileasfogg
            • 7 years ago

            I have to agree with this 100%. I too use Vista, although sadly, on a 1c1t Celery. (wife’s old Dell Inspiron hand-me-down). However I’d much sooner consider an upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 – I’ve used that on a comparable DT system and I have to say it’s much much more responsive than Vista.

            • forumics
            • 7 years ago

            my bad, i meant that if your computer supports win7 perfectly then it’ll support vista perfectly too.
            if your computer cannot support vista, no chance it’ll run win7 properly either.

            its just sad to see people buy brand new top of the line computers and put windows xp on it because vista is buggy and win7 isn’t as good as xp.

        • designerfx
        • 7 years ago

        gamers are the only reason windows 7 exists or has marketshare. we’re forced to be early adopters and drive the rest of the marketshare/adoption as we support our parents/grandparents/friends/relatives with their computer usage woes.

        which is why steam coming to linux = death knell for windows.

          • Shouefref
          • 7 years ago

          The amount of games seems to be decreasing.

          • Grape Flavor
          • 7 years ago

          You Linux promoters realize that while the Steam client may run fine on Linux, your actual game selection will be limited to a handful of old Valve titles and perhaps a smattering of indie games, right?

          Just because Steam is on Linux doesn’t magically make the Steam games on Linux. That part is out of Valve’s control and I’m telling you we are VERY far away from Linux actually rivaling Windows gaming in any way.

            • phileasfogg
            • 7 years ago

            reality bites, eh?

          • phileasfogg
          • 7 years ago

          I smiled broadly and gave you a +1 for your enthusiasm ;-). Death knell for Windows? I don’t think so.

      • sschaem
      • 7 years ago

      What high density display for PC ?

      2004 – 1920×1200 , today 1920×1080

      And 2560×1600 monitors are still very rare, and un-affordable, same situation as half a decade ago.

      When you know that they make 30″ LCD TV for like 200$, you wonder why they cant make any 30″ ‘monitors’ under $1000.

      But I dont have much hope that the PC industry will figure it out. The answer will be “Lets make a 6″ tablet with 4K resolution to beat Apple!”

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<]What high density display for PC ?[/quote<] Like the new MBP's retina display. [quote<]2004 - 1920x1200 , today 1920x1080[/quote<] Yup they have regressed to using repurposed TV panels. Still back in 2000-2001 a 1024x768 flat panel would cost you a grand and 1920x1200 panels didn't really become affordable until they hit the ~$300 mark in 2009. [quote<]When you know that they make 30" LCD TV for like 200$, you wonder why they cant make any 30" 'monitors' under $1000.[/quote<] Amen, but I wouldn't want a 30" 1080P monitor. That would just be ugly. [quote<]But I dont have much hope that the PC industry will figure it out.[/quote<] Oh they will eventually if they want to compete with Apple. We have just been screwed over by the flat panel consortium who love to maximize their profits at bare minimum costs by stagnating the selection of options and price fixing them.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        And while I’m ranting about displays, here is another big F*** U to the display companies.

        I COULD REALLY CARE LESS IF MY 64″ TV HAS NEXT TO NO BEZEL!!! PUT THAT TECHNOLOGY TO WORK WHERE IT CAN ACTUALLY BE USED, ON COMPUTER DISPLAYS!!!

        WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, MAKE DAMN SURE THAT THEY ALL HAVE VESA MOUNTS AS WELL!!!

      • burntham77
      • 7 years ago

      It’s tough to justify upgrading my CPU or video card these days considering most of what is on the PC are just console ports. Some of them are fun games, sure, but they’re not making my 6850 sweat.

      • mcnabney
      • 7 years ago

      Core2 Duo and Radeon 7770 play all my cames at high-detail at 1080p… on a 120″ screen.

    • dpaus
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Mystery shooter fires on Dell tech support building[/quote<] Coulda been any of us, I'm sure....

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      Shootings are not funny.

      Well, except when the criminal gets shot.

      • Grigory
      • 7 years ago

      How can you say something horrible like that? May Shiva burn your face off!

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        I expect Shiva – or any other diety, for that matter – to be able to look into my heart to see my true soul, [i<]then[/i<] look at what I wrote, and then smile upon me for at least trying to bring a chuckle or two to a world too often bereft of them. Any diety unable to do that isn't.

          • Grigory
          • 7 years ago

          I just hope you realize I was making fun of the Hindus working in Dell support.

            • dpaus
            • 7 years ago

            Now, see…. Making fun of another religion? For [b<][i<]that[/b<][/i<], Shiva [i<]would[/i<] burn your face off.

            • Grigory
            • 7 years ago

            I didn’t make fun of another religion. I made fun of Hindus working in Dell tech support. 🙂 Besides, I don’t fear Shiva. I can make up something even more fierce that will protect me from Shiva. Let them fight in my head. Gods: Got to catch them all! NOW I made fun of religion. 😀

          • phileasfogg
          • 7 years ago

          It’s spelled ‘deity’.

            • MadManOriginal
            • 7 years ago

            Not for the fatter gods.

            • phileasfogg
            • 7 years ago

            Ganesha, or Lord Vinayaka, (Shiva’s son) definitely qualifies as a ‘fatty’ 😉 Millions of people in India celebrate his birthday (Chaturthi) over a 10 day period in August/September.

      • Philldoe
      • 7 years ago

      Despite what these other morons say. I laughed.

      • Ethyriel
      • 7 years ago

      Nah, but maybe if it was HP.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        At HP, the staff are putting the guns to their own head. They don’t need a random shooter.

      • WillBach
      • 7 years ago

      I think it’s a viral marketing campaign to convince people that Dell offers support…

    • derFunkenstein
    • 7 years ago

    This month’s Jobs report: still dead.

      • kitsura
      • 7 years ago

      Dead horse is dead

        • Meadows
        • 7 years ago

        So is Jobs.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      After that patent victory? I’m not so sure. Or maybe the RDF is just trans-dimensional.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 years ago

        Especially the way that damages were awarded.

      • WillBach
      • 7 years ago

      [url=http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=481D34F0-D7DE-CA04-3B0C18400D605E26<]According to Thai Buddhists, the Steve Jobs spirit is currently residing in a “mystical glass palace hovering above his old office at Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters”.[/url<]

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      Ah – based on the upthumbs, it’s no longer “too soon”

        • blastdoor
        • 7 years ago

        At this website was it ever too soon?

          • derFunkenstein
          • 7 years ago

          I’d say before December 2011 it was probably too soon. Not so much now.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 7 years ago

          [quote<][s<]At this website[/s<] was it ever too soon?[/quote<] ftfy 🙂

      • ronch
      • 7 years ago

      Probably demo-ing the new iPhone 5 at the Pearly Gates as we type.

        • willmore
        • 7 years ago

        He was a Buddist, dude.

          • ronch
          • 7 years ago

          Unless you die and go there, you don’t know what’s there or what happens there, dude.

            • willmore
            • 7 years ago

            Nothing happens no matter what you believe, deal with it.

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