Talk Like a Pirate Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. WSJ report AMD’s run of bad news continues
  2. ITworld: Intel reverses course, bringing Android to Clover Trail chips for tablets
  3. techPowerUp!: AMD “Oland” Radeon HD 8800 series SKUs unveiled
  4. X-bit labs: Microsoft not looking forward to make Surface tablets cheap and

    Samsung begins to produce LPDDR3 memory using 30nm-class technology

  5. SamMobile: Samsung denies Galaxy S IV launch in March
  6. Ars Technica: Microsoft pushes home users toward

    Office subscriptions—whether they like it or not

  7. Neowin editorial: Calling Windows 8 the next Vista makes you look like an idiot
  8. Neowin: IE10 is 8% faster than Chrome 20, says Strangeloop and

    Xbox Music to offer free-to-user streaming, locker service, and more?


Talk Like a Pirate Day

  1. Ars Technica: Slashdot, SourceForge & FreeCode sold to jobs site company
  2. VR-Zone: Apple stock closes in on $700
  3. Fudzilla: Lenovo goes on cloud buying spree
  4. Seattle PI: Grim analyst report delivers latest hit to Netflix
  5. Google acquires Nik Software
  6. Wired: Coders behind the Flame malware left

    behind incriminating clues on control servers

  7. Ars Technica on quantum cryptography: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  8. Fudzilla: Shuttle launches new Omninas KD20 low-energy NAS server
  9. Newegg’s quick-draw deals
  10. Dealzon’s deals: $180 off 15.6″ Acer Aspire V5 i5-3317U, $150 off

    15.6″ Asus K55N AMD A8-4500M, $200 off 27″ Dell XPS One

    2710 i5-3450s PC, and $70 off XFX Radeon HD 7770 video card

Mobile

  1. Alibaba: Aliyun OS is ‘not a fork’ of Android
  2. Visualized at Engadget: 50 shades of Nexus, by Asus
  3. PhoneArena: HTC Accord spotted in the wild, headed to Verizon
  4. TechRadar: LG developing slimline optical zoom for smartphones
  5. ZDNet’s editorial on Windows 8 tablets: Born to fail
  6. ocaholic reviews Asus Tranformer TF300
  7. TweakTown reviews Asus Nexus 7
  8. The Official Netflix Blog: New Netflix experience on iPhone
  9. Dropbox 1.5.5 for iOS

Software and gaming

  1. Neowin: First Windows 8 mockup from 2010 was called “Pocahontas
  2. Linux 3.6-rc6
  3. Softpedia: Goodbye Ubuntu 11.04
  4. Ars Technica: Program learns to recognize rough sketches of objects
  5. Announcing Guild Wars 2 for Mac
  6. Ars Technica’s Borderlands 2 review
  7. PlayXBLA.com: Killer Instinct trademark renewed
  8. Ars Technica’s Boxer review: Retro gaming on the Mac done right

Hardware

  1. RWT’s Intel’s Near-Threshold Voltage computing
  2. Futurelooks reviews Dell XPS One 27 AIO PC
  3. PCPer’s Lenovo IdeaPad U410 review
  4. KitGuru reviews Asus Maximus V Formula
  5. [H]ard|OCP reviews Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
  6. Tbreak’s Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H review
  7. TechSpot’s 256GB Crucial m4 mSATA SSD review
  8. OCC’s Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X review
  9. Guru3D pits GeForce 9800 GT vs. GeForce 660 GTX
Comments closed
    • PhilipMcc
    • 7 years ago

    Last Arrrr ! Let’s have more named days. Way better than “Wednesday” Shortbread.

    • Shouefref
    • 7 years ago

    Neowin: First Windows 8 mockup from 2010 was called “Pocahontas”

    Yeah, and we know what happened to the Indians.

    • dpaus
    • 7 years ago

    I so wish I had [url=http://shirtoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pirate-crossword.jpg<]this t-shirt[/url<]. Maybe I'll add it to my bet with NeelyCam (since he keeps extending the dates and lowering expectations...) EDIT: ah, the ultimate insult: NeelyCam is starting to sound like an AMD spokesperson!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 7 years ago

      Yaaarrrrrrrr stock price is going to get better.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      Um, until you find that post, I’ll hold on to the idea that it was 10% @end-of-2013, and 50% @end-of-2014. I had a clear reason to state it that way: 2013 is when 22nm comes out, and starts seriously eating into ARM marketshare. And 2014 is when 14nm comes out and with everyone else is still at non-trigate (and probably not even at 20nm), it’s far superior and takes over the market.

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        OK, but if I find the post, [i<][b<]and[/i<][/b<] find you're being creative with your memories, I'm adding that t-shirt to the bet!

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]III.techPowerUp!: AMD "Oland" Radeon HD 8800 series SKUs unveiled [/quote<] What else ye got? An' be quick about it, I be shippin' out soon!

    • highlandr
    • 7 years ago

    Aha! So THIS be why they be having a pirate’s treasure hunt woot-off today!

    Them scurvy woot dogs!

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    People have been talking like pirates a bit too much…

    [url<]http://semiaccurate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6651[/url<] [quote<]"Front page comments have been shut off due to signal/noise ratio and complaints/threats of lawsuits due to defamation. Replies take too much time to deal with and so we've removed the comment option."[/quote<]

      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      Neelycam… THAT IS THE GREATEST THING EVER!

      P.S. –> I (used to) post over there under a clever pseudonym that you’ve replied to once or twice…

    • UberGerbil
    • 7 years ago

    I’m sure Google grabbing Nik is all about having an answer to instagram for Google+, and especially getting SnapSpeed ported to Android, but I wonder if we’re going to see some of Nik’s awesome traditional photoediting tools integrated into Picassa for free? Some of them are must-haves for pro Photoshop users, but it would be nice to have some of that tech available for everybody.

      • flowerspike
      • 7 years ago

      I really don’t know what to think of this. On one hand, it’s great that some of NIK’s technologies will likely be available for “free”. On the other hand, the future development of those wonderful plugins are uncertain. For example, I have yet to see the fruits of Google’s acquisition of Sage TV beyond the few stabs as Google TV. Time will tell I suppose.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    Yet another step toward the beginning of the end of the internet as we know it:

    [url<]http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/09/comcast-data-caps-hit-test-cities-range-from-300gb-to-600gb/[/url<]

      • shaq_mobile
      • 7 years ago

      They just need some real competition. Our local DSL bounces around the west coast for a while before going anywhere and only provides a megabit or two at best. Satellite internet, last I checked, was absurd and cellular access has impractical caps. Anyone have FIOS?

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    not on the list but : “Pakistan and Bangladesh block Youtube”

    [url<]http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-18/pakistan-bangladesh-block-youtube-to-restrict-anti-islam-film[/url<] Its In moments like this that I feel so privileged to live in the US. BTW, shouldn't it be the other way around? If youtube make them murderers, shouldn't we block internet access until they grow up as human being ?

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<] Its In moments like this that I feel so privileged to live in American [/quote<] HOW DID YOU GET INSIDE A PERSON????

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        Lotta lube?

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        Again with the unnecessary typo ridicule…

        -1

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          hey, you can minus 1 your homeboy (treason!), but it’s still at a +4!!! we all love to tease each other about typos in good fun. sschaem is my bff irl, so he’s down with it.

      • WillBach
      • 7 years ago

      It’s just as easy to argue the opposite position, i.e. that they would never grow up if we indulged their desire to be intellectually isolated. For what it’s worth, YouTube has blocked viewing on that video in certain Middle Eastern countries. Google does abide by various local laws.

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    I keep reading analyst say AMD is irrelevant with no clear direction. WSJ included.

    Didn’t AMD just spent 15% of its net worth acquiring Seamicro?

    And isn’t seamicro ready to pounce on ARM servers? they might be the best company on earth today to build ARM based clusters. AMD could actually become a force in the ARM eco system.

    [url<]http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2206040/intel-told-seamicro-ceo-that-atom-servers-are-not-possible[/url<] Also I dont see GPU becoming irrelevant, to the contrary. Qualcomm is a good example of that demand.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      SeaMicro’s CEO Feldman comes off as a bit of an arrogant jerk.. “We’re the coolest, we invent cool stuff, y’all suck”

        • chuckula
        • 7 years ago

        Neely… you need to give SeaMicro more credit. They figured out a way to make AMD re-sell Intel products and that is some serious sleight-of-hand.

        Oh and.. YARGGHH!! (for today’s date).

    • albundy
    • 7 years ago

    arrr? ARRR! maitee! real pirates hang around the bay!

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]RWT's Intel's Near-Threshold Voltage computing [/quote<] Another interesting article by Kanter

    • lycium
    • 7 years ago

    AVAST YE SCURVY LANDLUBBERS!

      • sjl
      • 7 years ago

      Considering that landlubbers were actually significantly [i<]less[/i<] likely to suffer from scurvy than sea farers, I rather doubt that any pirate would ever have said such a thing. </nitpick>

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    8870 sounds completely fake.. 75% faster compute, yet 10% less power draw.

    And if the 8870 is that fast, what is the 8970 going to be ?

    This sound just way, way to good to be true.

    edit: if not, the 8870 will replace my dead 8800. AMD, where do I send the check for my pre-order?

      • xeridea
      • 7 years ago

      The 6000 series is considerably faster than the 5000 series watt for watt in most circumstances (mainly all games, some GPGPU loads are comparable) due to improvements in architecture.

      • WillBach
      • 7 years ago

      They might be referring to double precision (64-bit) performance. Certain graphics cards will do double precision math at 50% the throughput of single, some will do 10%.

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        I always wondered why.

          • xeridea
          • 7 years ago

          Just depends on the resource setup of the architecture. For instance, Kepler is terrible at GPGPU, there is only one DP unit per shader unit. This increases power efficiency for games, but makes floating point operations terribly slow. Fermi had a lot more floating point capabilities, but was terribly inefficient for gaming that didn’t utilize much GPGPU. I think the 7000 series is a reasonable balance. 50% is common because often 2 SP units can be combined for DP, though I am no expert, and I think this is more common for CPUs.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      They should have just said…it’s 1000 faster!! That doesn’t sound fake at all.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        1000 what faster. missing details.

    • Dygear
    • 7 years ago

    Neowin: IE10 is 8% faster than Chrome 20.

    And in less than six weeks that won’t matter because Chrome will be updated again, whereas IE will stay stagnant for another two years, at least.

      • sschaem
      • 7 years ago

      IE always felt like its bloated. But the main reason I dont use IE on the desktop is the UI.
      Chrome UI real-estate usage is so refined and perfect I have zero reason to give that away,
      not even for an 8% speedup.

      And currently 99.9% of my page load time is bound by internet brain freeze.

      • Narishma
      • 7 years ago

      We’re already at Chrome 21, so the benchmark is already outdated.

        • eezip
        • 7 years ago

        Agreed. Testing Chrome 20, one release behind the current stable channel, against a yet-to-be-released version of IE10 is dumb. Because IE10 is so close to release, perhaps it should have been Chrome 22, the beta channel, against IE10. Throwing in Chrome 23, the dev channel, may be even more revealing.

        And Firefox 13? Seriously? That’s also outdated.

        So a pre-release version of IE10 is insignificantly behind and old version of Firefox. And without any other tests, this article doesn’t provide a clear, well-rounded picture of browser performance. What a waste.

        I felt like it may have been commissioned by MS or some other entity with a vested interested in seeing IE10 come out ahead, if only by the tiniest amount.

    • riviera74
    • 7 years ago

    Neowin editorial: Calling Windows 8 the next Vista makes you look like an idiot

    Windows 8 is NOT the next Vista. Metro is the next Microsoft Bob with one change: no choice in turning Metro OFF.

      • designerfx
      • 7 years ago

      Windows 8 is not vista, but it’s a repeat of the same issues/failures.

      • GTVic
      • 7 years ago

      Nice way to effectively demonstrate the truth of the article :). I’m glad someone is calling out all of these idiots with their “Windows 8 sucks” / Vista comparisons. 99% have never tried Windows 8 and are just repeating the biased and uniformed ramblings of the 1%.

      Not to say there are not difficulties with Windows 8. But anyone who makes an honest effort to learn the new system and work out the kinks or develop new ways of getting things done seems to be saying that the new Windows is reasonably usable and brings a lot of improvements to the table.

      • Voldenuit
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Windows 8 is NOT the next Vista. Metro is the next Microsoft Bob with one change: no choice in turning Metro OFF[/quote<] LOL. Now everytime you boot up, you get greeted by an annoying equivalent of a paperclip going "HI THERE! WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE ME MONEY TO BUY APPS? GET USED TO IT, BECAUSE PRETTY SOON I'LL BE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET ANY SOFTWARE ONTO YOUR COMPUTER AT ALL" And yes, I couldn't plaster pastel colors in the comments page, so I had to make do with allcaps.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 years ago

        You’re confusing Clippy from MS Office with Bob and his weirdo house analogy UI. The login screen was a door knocker, and if you screwed up your password enough it’d just let you in. It was aw(esome/ful).

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 7 years ago

    First Post!!

    I’m So Cool!!!!!

    Who Wants To Be My Friend????

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      What’s your name again?

      Seriously, bro…

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      Yeargh! Ye’ll be walkin’ the plank fer this post!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 7 years ago

        I don’t need any of you! Neely will be my friend! All I need!

          • superjawes
          • 7 years ago

          And he can walk the plank, too! Yeh filthy landlubbers can share a place in Davy Jones’ locker!

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      I do!

      Welcome to the FP Games

      • ronch
      • 7 years ago

      First post! Man, I wish I had your talent! o_O

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      i do too! welcome to the club!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 7 years ago

        Thanks, man! It means a lot coming from you! <3

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          awwww you know i have so much love for my boys!

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 7 years ago

            All of these -1s mean they must really like me.

            • ronch
            • 7 years ago

            They’re just envious, bro. Coz what you’ve got is… you’ve got TALENT!! 😀

          • NeelyCam
          • 7 years ago

          Now, try it with ALL CAPS and you’ll feel even better

            • ronch
            • 7 years ago

            I actually LOLed at Neely’s post. LOL!

            • derFunkenstein
            • 7 years ago

            And it IS all about how YOU FEEL

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      Welcome…and watch yourself -_-

      [url<]http://goo.gl/dRJrR[/url<]

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