Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Fudzilla: EA tried to buy Valve for a billion
  2. Chip Chick: Turn any wall into a full-sized touch screen display with Kinect
  3. IDF SF 2012: Haswell only in late 2013?
  4. VR-Zone: Ivy Bridge HD graphics to gain 4K display support in October
  5. X-bit labs: Intel discloses future plans for Atom System-on-Chip for tablets, smartphones
  6. Fudzilla: AMD execution got better with Trinity

    and Intel shows its $399 Next Unit of Computing

  7. X-bit labs: Seagate optimizes next-generation hybrid

    hard drive for Intel’s Smart Response technology

  8. RPS: Finally, an in-built way to choose Steam install locations


  1. Fudzilla: Mark Zuckerberg admits post-IPO Facebook is rubbish
  2. X-bit labs: AMD invests into developer of middleware for cloud gaming solution
  3. Fudzilla: Intel talks 10nm in 2015 and

    Intel’s 14nm Broadwell chip works

  4. TSMC said to set capex at $10B for 2013 amid Apple contract report
  5. Sales of hybrid drives to grow rapidly starting next year – analysts
  6. Dealzon’s deals: $80 coupon for 15.6″ Toshiba S855 i7-3610QM, $180 coupon

    for 15″ Samsung Series 9 i7-3517U / 256GB SSD, $100 coupon for 14″ Dell

    Vostro 3460 i7-3612QM / GeForce GT630M, and $80 coupon for 14″ Asus

    U47A i5-3210M


  1. SlashGear: Google pays for 4,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots (but not if you have an iPhone)
  2. C|Net: Quad-core Galaxy Note 2 heading to Verizon
  3. TechSpot’s LG Optimus 4X HD review


  1. The Mac Observer: OS X battery life analysis from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. TechReviewSource on Vizio CA27-A1 AIO desktop PC
  2. X-bit labs post Intel Haswell preview
  3. Hardware.Info’s Intel Core preview: All about Haswell
  4. Hardware.Info’s WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo review
  5. Big Bruin reviews Ineo Technology I-NA321U+ hard drive docking station
  6. Tbreak’s quick look – WD My Net N900 central router

Multimedia, power, and case

  1. ocaholic: Asus Matrix HD 7970 Platinum pictured
  2. CowcotLand reviews VTX3D HD 7870 X-Edition (in French)
  3. Madshrimps review SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Edition headset
  4. KitGuru reviews Asus RoG Vulcan Pro headset
  5. [OC]modshop’s NZXT Avatar S mouse review
  6. ThinkComputers unboxes the Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 keyboard
  7. OCC’s Power2U AC/USB wall outlet review
  8. TweakTown’s GameTiger Mars VA-2 case review
Comments closed
    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    From “Fudzilla: AMD execution got better with Trinity”…

    Er, so is this why the desktop Trinity chips are taking SO long to come out? Ok, they may be waiting for Llano to clear up in the channels but how can they expect that to happen when they’ve got everyone excited about Trinity? And I think I read somewhere (I think it’s here at TR) that Vishera is pushed to next year? Wow, great execution, AMD!

    Seriously though, I hope Sobon is right. We need AMD to plan and execute flawlessly.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]AMD execution got better with Trinity...[/quote<] Well, it couldn't have gotten much worse

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]We need AMD to plan and execute flawlessly.[/quote<] I'm thinking the only flawless execution that AMD is capable of now days is placing their own head on the chopping block.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]IDF SF 2012: Haswell only in late 2013? [/quote<] late 2013? Thats a shame 🙁

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      I, for one, blame AMD

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        I blame VIA.

        • TheBulletMagnet
        • 7 years ago

        Blame yourself. Amd is going up against a juggernaut. If you want them to provide more competition they need money to pour into R&D. They’re not going to start doing better against Intel just because some nerds on the internet and will it to be so. Really, so what you blame AMD. You’d only want AMD to do better to get Intel to ship faster and/or lower their prices, not so you’d support AMD. We’re all buying ourselves into a monopoly.

          • Arclight
          • 7 years ago

          My first CPU was an Athlon XP and now i have a Ph II 955 BE……..if AMD was competitive now we’d have higher performing CPUs at lower prices. That’s why i blame AMD for screwing up, first with Barcelona and now with Bulldozer. It’s on them.

            • OneArmedScissor
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]if AMD was competitive now we'd have higher performing CPUs at lower prices.[/quote<] We [i<]do[/i<] get higher performing CPUs at lower prices, year after year after year. What, exactly, did you expect?

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Not here we don’t. Plus i’ve seen a disturbing trend with SB, the prices went up after launch instead of going down. So much so that when Ivy launched SB was still more expensive than when it was launched. How is that a sign of a healthy market?

      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      That article has no real evidence showing that Haswell is a late 2013 part. If Haswell actually were a late 2013 part, then Intel would be stupid to be showing off working parts right now and bragging about Haswell since it would cause the Osbourne effect.

      EDIT: Bring on the downmods! I just love it when an unsubstantiated rumor that directly contradicts known facts and actual evidence becomes the “truth”!

      Ooh: Here’s a link to a brand-new roadmap showing that these rumors are wrong: [url<][/url<] I expect to reach at least -30 now that I've presented hard evidence backing up my point!

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<]If Haswell actually were a late 2013 part, then Intel would be stupid to be showing off working parts right now and bragging about Haswell since it would cause the Osbourne effect.[/quote<] Intel showed a Haswell demo a year ago in IDF: [url<][/url<] [url<][/url<] [quote<]"at the end of Mooly's keynote we did finally see a live demo of the chip."[/quote<] So, was that stupid...?

          • chuckula
          • 7 years ago

          Mooly didn’t give any performance numbers at all and didn’t reveal any details about the chip. At the time of the demo, which took place just days after the infamous liquid helium smoke & mirrors “overclock” Bulldozer demo, I said that what Mooly did was just as much of a gimmick.

          On the other hand, even the largely empty keynote address gave specific performance guarantees and went out of its way to show specific power numbers. The smaller sessions gave highly specific details on exactly how the mircoarchitecture in Haswell has changed since Ivy Bridge and gave lots of details about the GPU. There is a world of difference between the 2011 demo and the 2012 demo.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      Maybe they meant late 2013 for desktop, H1 for ultrabooks..?

      • ronch
      • 7 years ago

      I blame AMD. They said we have enough computing power already and Intel believed them.

    • Mazo
    • 7 years ago

    EA did NOT try to buy valve for $1bn. The talks did not even get that far.

    [quote<] Valve has been pursued over the years by Electronic Arts, which would very likely have valued Valve at well over $1 billion [b<]had the talks progressed that far[/b<][/quote<] Original article here (Relevant bit is on page 3): [url<][/url<]

      • Welch
      • 7 years ago

      Nice catch! Im starting to think that media outlets should be held to the flame when they intentionally skew legitimate news articles in order to make them sound much more interesting just to grab readership. There is enough deceit, greed and bullshit for us to deal with in our day to day lives. Try telling the truth for once, that would be an article worth reading about.

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      “a bearded bear of a man with John Lennon-style glasses.”

      What does this have to do with what you are talking about, other than turning me very much on?

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 7 years ago

    No news on the new Nikon D600? This is pretty big news in the photog world.

    [url<][/url<] However, like Krogoth, I am unimpressed.

      • GeorgeMichael
      • 7 years ago

      Iphone 5 Camera is better. Seriously bro

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.Fudzilla: EA tried to buy Valve for a billion [/quote<] Glad it didn't happen. [quote<]Valve told it to go forth and multiply[/quote<] Hehe

      • JohnC
      • 7 years ago

      EA just didn’t make a good enough “offer” which Gabe wouldn’t be able to “refuse” 😉 Oh well, maybe Bethesda would be more “agreeable”… Or Vivendi, who were (according to some sources) looking to get rid of their share of Activision Blizzard 😉 Just think about it – wouldn’t it be really convenient for everybody to have a single game launcher/manager for ALL your FPS/RPG/MMORPG games? 😉

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