Saturday Shortbread

The Pick 6

  1. Barron’s: Merrill cuts estimates, pounds table on ‘Haswell,’ process lead
  2. StreetInsider: Cantor Fitzgerald downgrades Nvidia
  3. Reuters: Apple cuts memory chip order to Samsung for new iPhone: source
  4. The Telegraph: Apple ‘to drop iPhone 3GS
  5. X-bit labs: Dedicated e-book readers to survive media tablet onslaught – analysts
  6. Ars Technica: Guild Wars 2 officials say ongoing

    password attacks affect 11,000 accounts


Saturday

  1. AllThingsD: hp names Microsoft exec Robert Youngjohns to run Autonomy
  2. Neowin: Microsoft to open first Canadian retail store on November 16th in Toronto
  3. Mashable: Google doodle boldly goes where no doodle has gone before
  4. NCIX and Newegg have weekend deals

Mobile

  1. WSJ: New iPhone to support LTE
  2. Neowin: Wikipad Android gaming tablet to launch October 31st

Software and gaming

  1. Neowin: Steam non-gaming software store misses release date
  2. MS security bulletin advance notification for 9/12
  3. MS Word Blog: Changing your style in the new Word
  4. Fudzilla: GameStop said to have interest in Ouya
  5. BioWare’s Operation: Vigilance

Systems and storage

  1. PCPer’s Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review
  2. VR-Zone’s Aftershock X11 gaming laptop review
  3. techPowerUp! reviews Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi
  4. ocaholic’s Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X preview
  5. KitGuru reviews 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3 2666MHz memory kit
  6. Funky Kit reviews 8GB Patriot Intel Extreme

    Masters DDR3 2133MHz memory kit

  7. OCC reviews 16GB Patriot Viper 3 Intel

    Extreme Masters DDR3 1866MHz memory kit

  8. Legit Reviews on 16GB Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 1600MHz memory kit
  9. Big Bruin reviews 8GB Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3 1600MHz memory kit
  10. ocaholic reviews 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.35v memory kit
  11. TweakTown previews Adaptec Series 7

    enterprise RAID controllers with PCIe 3.0

  12. ThinkComputers reviews 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD
  13. KitGuru reviews 240GB Corsair Neutron and 240GB Neutron GTX SSDs
  14. TweakTown reviews 240GB Corsair Force GT SSD
  15. HotHardware revisits OCZ’s Vertex 4 SSD: 128GB and new firmware tested
  16. Hardware.Info reviews Synology DS213 and DS213+ NAS

Multimedia

  1. iXBT Labs have i3DSpeed – August 2012
  2. Hardware.Info reviews six GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    graphics cards: Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI & Zotac

  3. Tbreak reviews Asus Vulcan Pro headphones
  4. Examiner.com’s hands-on with new gear from SteelSeries & Razer
  5. ThinkComputers reviews CM Storm Trigger keyboard
  6. CowcotLand reviews Gigabyte Osmium keyboard (in French)

Power, casing, and cooling

  1. HTL reviews EVGA SuperNova NEX1500W PSU
  2. Hardware Secrets reviews In Win GRone case
  3. TweakTown reviews GameTiger T-Rex FR-16 case
  4. HTL’s Fractal Design Define R4 case review & Icy Dock MB994IPO-3SB review
  5. TweakTown reviews BitFenix Hydra Pro fan and LED controller
  6. PureOC reviews XSPC AX360 radiator
  7. X-bit labs review Cooler Master X6 Elite CPU cooler
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    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]III.Reuters: Apple cuts memory chip order to Samsung for new iPhone: source [/quote<] I wonder if this is payback, hmmmm?

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      The deal between both outside the patent dispute are worth likely tens of billions of revenue for both. Screwing up relationships on either side can vastly screw up their bottom lines in very very bad ways. Both are aware of this and both won’t rock the boat unless calculated risks show it’s to their advantage.

      Businesses don’t do payback without financial reward, and that payback is a secondary concern to returning shareholder value.

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        For something like this, I could believe that it was a calculated business decision designed to hurt the competition. Memory prices are so tight that there is little difference between Elpida and Samsung memory.. except that Apple buying Samsung memory would only fund the competitor. Also, I’m sure Elpida would love to have Apple business; they could certainly offer memory at sub-Samsung prices.

        Similarly, Apple funding Samsung with A-series chip manufacturing doesn’t make sense in the long run. I’m sure they are looking at switching to TSMC or Intel as soon as it had a chance of making sense. So far, switching to TSMC has been a bad idea because of capacity, and switching to Intel is a bad idea because Intel hasn’t proven the viability of their mobile platform yet.

        This will change in the next two years. Either Apple will switch to Intel or TSMC for chips; staying with Samsung is not a viable long-term prospect

          • tay
          • 7 years ago

          An intel switch would mean a software rewrite so it’s less likely. TSMC is my bet.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            They rewrote the software back then when they switched to Intel in Macs. It’s a bit of work, sure, but if Intel can offer something that TSMC doesn’t (better power efficiency due to process advantage?), Apple might go for it.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 7 years ago

            Or get Intel to fab ARM chips for them.

            • dpaus
            • 7 years ago

            Blasphemer!! Blasphemer!!!!!!

    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.WSJ: New iPhone to support LTE ...the technical compatibility with so-called LTE networks removes a competitive danger for Apple[/quote<] Is it just me? Am I the only one who is slightly cheezed at this comment for stating the obvious? Initially, I wrote a lot here, but then I thought about it and I decided this says it all: No LTE, no sale.

    • Goty
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]II. StreetInsider: Cantor Fitzgerald downgrades Nvidia[/quote<] Darn, where's HighTech when you need him? I want to hear the spin on that.

    • yogibbear
    • 7 years ago

    Fractal R4… Hah! Nice! Was going to finally use an R3 for my Haswell build… seems like there will be an upgrade available 🙂

    • willmore
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]WSJ: New iPhone to support LTE[/quote<] Didn't Samsung promise to sue them if they shipped an LTE phone because Samsung has pattents that cover fundimental parts of it that Apple has not licensed? I may need more popcorn!

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      It’s HTC, but yeah: [url<]http://www.androidauthority.com/apple-htc-lte-patents-113153/[/url<]

        • Goty
        • 7 years ago

        I think Moto is also suing them with LTE implementation patents.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          They lost that battle already in Germany.

          [url<]http://www.androidauthority.com/google-motorola-forced-accept-frand-patent-license-apple-germany-110821/[/url<]

            • Goty
            • 7 years ago

            Well, if we’ve learned anything in the past few court rulings, it’s that the US courts don’t seem to mind much what other courts have already decided.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Then you should have also learned that they favor US companies as well.

            • Goty
            • 7 years ago

            Moto and Apple are both US companies, so I would think that sort of bias wouldn’t matter so much.

        • willmore
        • 7 years ago

        Or this one which is Samsung:
        [url<]http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-will-sue-Apple-immediately-if-it-releases-an-LTE-device-allegedly-partnering-with-Microsoft-to-cut-dependency-on-Android_id33889[/url<]

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      That’s why you buy one before the patent lawsuits ban them

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      As mentioned in the article, Apple has been shipping a LTE device already, the iPad 3. Also the US and EU have already started investigating Motorola and Samsung for abuse on those FRAND commited patents. That will make it more difficult for them to successfully sue Apple.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        FRAND patents still have to be licensed though.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          Sure they do, Samsung has to offer it under FRAND terms however and so far they haven’t. Motorola learned that lessen not to long ago when they were forced to offer it’s patents under FRAND terms to Apple in Germany to avoid breaking anti-trust laws.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            Samsung has, but Apple is too cheap and arrogant to agree.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            They haven’t offered squat other then when they were trying to work out a deal on the last lawsuit.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            Wow; it’s almost like you take this personally

            • jdaven
            • 7 years ago

            Oh he is just knowledgeable on the subject like so many here are not and doesn’t want to see misinformation spread.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Oh well, they down voted the hell out of me back when I said way back that Apple was going to lay a smack down on the patent case in the US too and when I said that Apple would come out fine when Jobs was gone and when I predicted that HP’s tablet was a firesale.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            that’s not the issue. it’s not that anyone ACTUALLY thinks apple won’t do fine. they make decent stuff and have an ass ton of money. if they want the tech, they’ll get it. you get downvoted cause your apple posts are, like neely pointed out, pretty strangely passionate. I know you love them, but you’re not them. so just breathe, sweet angel ♥

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            It’s not that I’m a fan, I’m just not a hater that starts making facts up due to their own ignorance.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            Your multimillion retirement is a result of a lucky investment in Apple stock. Understandably, your opinions are biased. I can respect and understand that.. but don’t try make it sound like you’re somehow neutral. Anything you say about Apple is colored by your situation, and thus should be ignored.

            • Unknown-Error
            • 7 years ago

            Just found this at VR-Zone:

            [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFhjDX-DUew<][u<]$h!t Apple Fanatics Say, Part 1[/u<][/url<] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTTSsB92L_s<][u<]$h!t Apple Fanatics Say, Part 2[/u<][/url<]

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            Hilarious! +1

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]NCIX and Nvidia have weekend deals[/quote<] Think that is supposed to be Newegg not Nvidia.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 7 years ago

      I clicked it hoping for some video card sale. I was tricked! It was Newegg.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        Same here. I was expecting to see some sale on either a Tesla card or some of their schwag that they sell.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]The Telegraph: Apple 'to drop iPhone 3GS' [/quote<] It's about time. First from the Mac Mini.

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      Wow, it’s like you got machine-gunned with downthumbs. Are you okay? How many fingers am I holding up?

      Seriously, I think you may be right….it’s about time. But I guess I don’t get the Mac Mini comment.

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<]But I guess I don't get the Mac Mini comment.[/quote<] He's an Apple fanboi troll

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          he’s our #1 apple fanboi troll! XOXOX

            • adisor19
            • 7 years ago

            At last..

            Adi

            • Meadows
            • 7 years ago

            Don’t worry Adi, it’s a tie.

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