Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. VR-Zone: Intel’s Haswell-EP/EN (Grantley) in 2014
  2. X-bit labs: Intel vows to integrate converged fabric

    controller into future Xeon microprocessors

  3. Fudzilla: Intel talks 802.11ad 60GHz

    spectrum and Intel wants to kill passwords

  4. SlashGear: Lucid Thunderbolt external GPU demoed for undeniable ultrabook gaming boost
  5. PCPer on the Apple A6 SOC: Cortex A15 hits the market
  6. EETimes: iPhone 5 bill of materials estimate is $167.50
  7. X-bit labs: Nintendo reveals launch date and price for Wii U in Japan
  8. Diablo III patch 1.0.5 sneak peek


Friday

  1. HotHardware: Intel demos McAfee Social Protection
  2. Puget Systems refreshes Obsidian workstation
  3. Pro Photo Support: Nikon D600 to ship around 9/19
  4. BCCHardware and PCPer have podcasts
  5. Win a 64GB Kingston HyperX USB 3.0 flash drive from Big Bruin
  6. Newegg’s summer’s end blowout
  7. Dealzon’s deals: $650 coupon for 14″ Lenovo Y480 i7-3610QM /

    GeForce GT 640M, $120 coupon for 14″ Dell XPS 14 i5-3317U,

    $200 coupon for 14″ Lenovo Z480 i3-3110M, and $450 coupon

    for 14″ Lenovo U400 i5-2430M

GeForce GTX 660 reviews

  1. Hardware Canucks, Hardware.Info, ocaholic, OCC,

    PCPer, and TechSpot review Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

  2. Bits and Chips review Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 (in Italian)
  3. HotHardware’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards roundup: MSI, Zotac & Gigabyte
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards from EVGA and Zotac
  5. Legit Reviews posts Nvidia GTX 660 review w/ MSI and EVGA
  6. Tbreak’s Nvidia GTX 660 review: Zotac AMP! Edition vs. MSI Twin Frozr
  7. Guru3D, [H]ard|OCP, ocaholic, and techPowerUp!

    review Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP

  8. Benchmark Reviews, HTL, LanOC Reviews, Neoseeker,

    and ocaholic review EVGA GeForce GTX 660

  9. HTL, NinjaLane, and techPowerUp! review Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660
  10. Guru3D reviews KFA2 GeForce GTX 660 EX OC
  11. HTL, KitGuru, LanOC Reviews, Guru3D, techPowerUp!, and

    TweakTown review MSI GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2GB

  12. techPowerUp! and X-bit labs review Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB

Mobile

  1. Fudzilla: Intel ports Jelly Bean to Medfield devices
  2. ThinkComputers on Apple’s iPhone 5: Everything you should know
  3. TechReviewSource on 7″ Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  4. TweakTown reviews Samsung Galaxy Note

Software and gaming

  1. Phoronix tests Nvidia performance: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux 12.10
  2. Linux notes from Dark Duck: How to use Linux to rejuvenate old computers
  3. Massively: Guild Wars 2 breaks the two million sales mark
  4. MegaTechNews on The Walking Dead Episode Three (Xbox 360)

Systems, storage, and multimedia

  1. HT4U previews Intel Haswell processor (in German)
  2. PureOC reviews Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI and GA-X79-UP4
  3. TestFreaks review 4GB Kingston HyperX X2

    Grey series DDR3 2133MHz memory kit

  4. PCStats reviews 64GB SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive
  5. LanOC Reviews on Sapphire FleX HD 7770 GHz Edition
  6. TWL reviews Genius DeathTaker mouse
  7. NikKTech reviews SteelSeries Sensei MLG Pro Grade mouse

Power, cases, and cooling

  1. [H]ard|OCP reviews 1350W Enermax Platimax PSU
  2. TweakTown reviews 500W FSP Aurum Xilenser PSU
  3. Hardware Secrets reviews 400W Spire BlackDragon PSU
  4. Hardware Heaven reviews Corsair Vengeance C70 case
  5. PureOC reviews Cooler Master Storm Stryker case
  6. XSReviews on Lian Li PC-Z60 case
  7. Neoseeker reviews BitFenix Recon fan controller
  8. Hardware Secrets reviews Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
  9. FrostyTech reviews SilverStone Heligon HE01 heatsink
Comments closed
    • oldog
    • 7 years ago

    Re. “How to use Linux to rejuvenate old computers”

    For gosh sakes, with a new SSD and 4Gb of cheap memory, most desktops from the last 5 years will perform fine for anything short of a gaming/photoshop machine.

    • Willem3rd
    • 7 years ago

    Might want to add that Black Mesa source was [url=http://www.shacknews.com/file/32999/black-mesa-source-10-windows-free-game<]released.[/url<]

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      [url=https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=83370<]The thread in the forums[/url<] has some extra mirrors available, too, in case the main site is still down.

    • yogibbear
    • 7 years ago

    Add Obsidian’s Project Eternity Kickstarter to this please… I’ve already pledged $35. Sounds awesome. We all know it will be awesome. Get on BOARD!

    [url<]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity[/url<]

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    [url<]http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-supports-new-usb-version-that-could-power-pcs[/url<]

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

    • blorbic5
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]SlashGear: Lucid Thunderbolt external GPU demoed for undeniable ultrabook gaming boost[/quote<] No comments on this yet?

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Hardware Secrets reviews Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme [/quote<] Request for TR: Please do some sort of cooler roundup. This one looks interesting and could be thrown into the mix, but a decent mix of air + closed-loop liquid coolers would be really great!

      • anotherengineer
      • 7 years ago

      Passive cooling
      [url<]http://chestfreezer.yolasite.com/resources/img2.jpg?timestamp=1316591408844[/url<]

        • chuckula
        • 7 years ago

        There might be just a tad too much condensation in that setup, unless the freezer is put in the desert or something…

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<] X-bit labs: Nintendo reveals launch date and price for Wii U in Japan [/quote<] I'm sure it's because I've out-grown their demographic, but I am simply NOT excited for Nintendo products anymore. I wanted for the mario/zelda titles to mature with me, but instead it's rehash after rehash. Galaxy 2 is an excellent title and probably the pinnacle of 3d platforming...but the mario karts, the tennis's, the 2-d SMB titles, the Zelda-Omg-it's-the-exact-same-dungeon-i-literally-could-overlay-the-main-world-from-Zelda-64-on-top-of-Twilight-Princess-and-they-match-up-perfectly; they've burned me out from their whole set of IP's. And no, I won't buy yet another console to play the 2-3 AAA titles they have. (Looking at you 3DS)

    • willmore
    • 7 years ago

    [b<]Fudzilla: Intel talks 802.11ad 60MHz[/b<] Ronald, pretty sure that should be GHz. Edit: Wrong bold tags.

      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      Ronald reported what Fudzilla wrote correctly… but Fudzilla was wrong. Good old GIGO applies here.

        • willmore
        • 7 years ago

        Then the title should be: [b<]Fudzilla: Intel talks 802.11ad 60MHz[sic][/b<] Which indicates that the refered to source is the source of the error.

        • rrr
        • 7 years ago

        Fudzilla? Wrong? How shocking…

    • Shouefref
    • 7 years ago

    I once read rumours that Kingston would publish movies on usb sticks.
    Did they actually do something with that?

      • mesyn191
      • 7 years ago

      Yea went nowhere AFAICT. Here is an old “for sale” page on Amazon for one, they teamed up with Paramount to release it and maybe a few others and I haven’t heard of it since.

      [url<]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TUTTKG/?tag=webtvwire-20[/url<] [url<]http://www.gadgetfolder.com/kingston-michael-jacksons-this-is-it-limited-edition-usb-flash-drive.html[/url<] Supposedly cost around $30 or so at launch, price probably killed it. [url<]http://www.tomsguide.com/us/transformers-megan-fox-usb-kingston,news-5016.html[/url<]

        • Shouefref
        • 7 years ago

        Certainly expansive if you see they’ve put stuff for kids on it.
        They should have aimed at a more mature audience.
        Too bad it didn’t work out.

    • Mourmain
    • 7 years ago

    Haswell EP/EN?

    Heh, you said EP/EN…

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      Yeah, “eee”+”pee”+”slash”+”eee”+”en”.

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      Wow, that’s some very up-front truth in advertising.

    • hasseb64
    • 7 years ago

    Week summary:
    Intel impresses with high level of innovation and tech movement
    Apple on the other side was a big disapointment

    Hail Intel, the new tech god!

      • DancinJack
      • 7 years ago

      Yes, the iPhone 5 required nearly no engineering.

      Good try though.

      • blastdoor
      • 7 years ago

      Thanks for the apple-hater perspective — we just don’t get enough of that here.

      Here’s my take:

      Both intel and apple announced evolutionary upgrades to their products, continuing the pattern of steady improvement that keeps both at the top of the industry. If you bought either company’s products within the last year, it probably doesn’t make sense to upgrade.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        Truthfully there hasn’t been a phone released since 2007 that has been “revolutionary”. Phones are now like PC’s where they do come out with improved technology but those are more evolutionary then anything else.

          • blastdoor
          • 7 years ago

          I was thinking the other day that the only reason the iPhone seemed revolutionary was that the other smartphone guys had been utterly stagnant for so long. That’s particularly the case with Palm — they sat on their laurels for years. Incidentally, it was also true of Apple after the release of System 7 in the 1990s — Windows 95 seemed revolutionary in large part because Apple had its head up its ass for 5 years. If Apple had been making the kind of steady improvements then that it is now, there would have been no room for a “revolutionary” competitor.

          So one reason the iPhone was revolutionary is because other companies did not provide the steady flow of small but meaningful refinements to their products that Apple does with the iPhone.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Ya short of phones that never need charging, a neural interface, a holo emitter or switching over to a high speed satellite link for cheap everything is else is just more refining and upgrading to the latest versions of components out there. They are like a TV now which has had arguably really only two big “wow” innovations in 80 years, colour and hd and even those could be argued were just “evolutionary” changes.

            • jpostel
            • 7 years ago

            Spot on fact with Palm. I was a Palm user since the Pilot and had to jump over to Handspring to get a little innovation. I recall telling people that the iPhone was a joke because the only thing it did better than my Treo was play mp3s, and that was just because PalmOS had been built for PDAs and they bolted on features and functions for everything else.

            Apple was the same way with System 7 (and 8, and 9). I beta tested Win95 and laughed at how much they had ripped off the Mac.

            The lesson learned is that companies need to innovate or die. Market share means little when the competitors you have never heard of are building brand new markets from scratch every day.

            • blastdoor
            • 7 years ago

            Truth. Intel also learned that the hard way with Netbust vs Athlon. But now with the “non-revolutionary” changes that come with each tick and tock, Intel is virtually uncatchable in the PC/server space.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.Fudzilla: Intel ports Jelly Bean to Medfield devices[/quote<] Must have been hard to do that for all 2 devices :p First!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 7 years ago

      Second!

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      like… eighth?

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        “…. and here is your participation ribbon that you can add to your scrapbook….”

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          yay!!! <3

          • lilbuddhaman
          • 7 years ago

          He’s doing it for the achievement points man.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        You tried, and that makes you a winner too. Everyone is a winner! WE’RE (all) #1, WE’RE (all) #1!!

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