Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Fudzilla: AMD executive exodus might be a good thing
  2. X-bit labs: Intel looking forward to heterogeneous multi-core processors and

    AMD FX-series “Vishera” microprocessors available for pre-order online

  3. AMD next-generation codenames revealed at

    VR-Zone: 2013, 2014, 2015 GPUs get names

  4. Fudzilla: Intel plans U.S. LTE phones in 2013
  5. Redmond Pie: How to jailbreak iOS 6 – iPhone and

    iPod touch (A4-based only) using Redsn0w [tutorial]

  6. BBC News: New Apple Maps app under fire from users
  7. MCV: Open-world Half-Life 3 releasing ‘after’ 2013 – report
  8. Softpedia: Humble Indie Bundle 6 comes to Linux


  1. Ubuntu Vibes: New Unity features will generate affiliate revenue for Ubuntu
  2. VR-Zone: Jonathan Ive to design special Leica camera
  3. PC Perspective’s podcast
  4. Win an Antec HCP-750 from Big Bruin
  5. Dealzon’s deals: $150 coupon for 17.3″ Dell 17R i7-3610QM / 1080p,

    $150 coupon for 15.6″ hp m6 i7-3612QM, $250 off 15.6″ Samsung

    Series 5 i5-2467M, and $40 coupon for 240GB Kingston HyperX SSD


  1. The Verge: Intel hosting Windows 8 tablet event
  2. Fudzilla: AMD VP of ultra-low power products talks tablets

    and Tegra 3 Windows RT drivers in good shape

  3. VR-Zone: Two new Windows 8 phones announced by HTC
  4. The next big thing is already here—Samsung Galaxy S III (TV ad)
  5. HotHardware on Apple iOS 6

Software and gaming

  1. GNOME Shell 3.6 RC has been released
  2. Softpedia: Slackware 14.0 RC5 is now ready for testing
  3. Web UPD8: New Cinnamon 1.6 release adds 2D

    session, new applets, and more customization options

  4. Computerworld: New IE exploit variant distributes PlugX malware, researchers say
  5. Datamation on desktop Linux: Has Ubuntu’s Unity surpassed the Mac?
  6. Shacknews: Nintendo signs Unity deal for Wii U (thanks khands)
  7. VR-Zone: MOGA Android gaming system gets October release

    date and hobbyist turns Xbox 360 into a gaming laptop

  8. BBC News: Sony to sell slimmer PlayStations to help boost sales
  9. Need for Speed Most Wanted gameplay feature series #1—single-player


  1. Legit Reviews on Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X
  2. Neoseeker reviews 16GB Corsair Dominator

    Platinum DDR3 1866MHz memory kit

  3. TweakTown’s 120GB Strontium Hawk series SSD review
  4. [H]ard|OCP’s Patriot Gauntlet Node review
  5. Hardware Canucks review PowerColor HD 7990 Devil 13
  6. Hardware.Info’s GeForce GTX 680 cards roundup
  7. [H]ard|OCP’s Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II overclocking review
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Razer Carcharias headset
  9. TweakTown reviews Sharkoon X-Tatic S7 headset
  10. APH Networks review 550W FSP Raider PSU
  11. techPowerUp! reviews In Win H-Frame

    and Fractal Design Define R4 cases

Comments closed
    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.Fudzilla: AMD executive exodus might be a good thing [/quote<] So he just got hired in the PR department?

    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    From “AMD executive exodus might be a good thing”

    I hope Fudo is right. Injecting good blood and squeezing out bad blood out of AMD is the logical thing to do. I’d like to think that AMD engineers are about as good as Intel engineers, and I think it’s the top brass, who dictate and approve the things the engineers work on, who are the ones who should be held responsible for AMD’s direction. Why did the Fusion project take a whopping 5 years to bear fruit (Llano)? Why did they sit on their collective butts from 2003 to 2007 and merely produced a tweaked K8 core, placed four of them on a single large 65nm die, and called it Barcelona? (And worse, made outrageous claims that it will leave Conroe behind)? I’m not gonna dig back for info regarding AMD’s 2003-2007 earnings but the K8 made a killing back then, enough to fund the Barcelona project whichever way AMD liked. And finally, who approved the AMD Prescott project?

    These things make me hope that AMD really is transforming itself today by kicking out the slackers and hiring the winners, except there are also some seemingly great folks who were shown the door. I guess they really have a lot of transformation to do before they right their ship.

    • raddude9
    • 7 years ago

    It looks like Intel wants to copy ARM’s Big.Little approach with this “heterogeneous multi-core processors” thing. Only problem is that they’re whinging about OS support, screw that I say, don’t wait for microsoft to catch up, just put a big red TURBO button on PCs. Turbo off for the low power cores, Turbo on for high power cores, I’d buy it.

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Fudzilla: Intel plans U.S. LTE phones in 2013[/quote<] Q1 or Q4? Unless there is an official release date announced in the next month (i.e., by the time I'm eligible for an upgrade), x86 is off my short list. I checked TMobile - still no signal at home. Most likely it'll be a Motorola LTE phone with S4 and a gargantuan battery (RAZR HD has 2500mAh?) or an iPhone5. Let me play with iOS6 on my iPod Touch a bit to see if I can deal with the change in the OS..

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      If you want a big battery and like Moto, get a RAZR HD MAXX (gosh, it hurt me to type that product name like that).

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        MMO is right, but if you want an actually good phone, get the 920.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 7 years ago

          [quote<]MMO is right[/quote<] Well, duh!

          • NeelyCam
          • 7 years ago

          920 doesn’t have a microSD slot, and it’s not out yet. Meanwhile, AT&T doesn’t have RAZR HD MAXX

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    More people are posting the 8870 spec as its real without questions…

    Am I the only one that find that info just so unbelievable ?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 7 years ago

      Considering most of this country believes things without proof, I don’t find it odd. 🙂

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        Stuff being on the internet counts as proof! I read on the internet that it does!

      • Star Brood
      • 7 years ago

      I don’t find it unbelievable. That company is going to do everything it can to stay ahead of the competition, even if it means sacrificing the sales of their older cards.

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    Humble Bundle 6: Premier game seems to be Torchlight… any gerbils here played it and would give a thumbs-up or down?

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      It’s ok, though the real premier game is Vessel, and I highly recommend playing it.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        SPAZ is pretty great too. it’s actually a really solid bundle.

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      Jeeze…I thought plenty of people would have chimed in for Torchlight. I remember so many people talking about how Torchlight 2 was going to be superior to Diablo 3.

      I still picked the first one up for $5 or $10. Never finished it, but it was a lot of fun. Since the bundle looks like it’s still under $6, I would say it’s a definite buy if you’re interested.

        • nanoflower
        • 7 years ago

        If you enjoyed any of the original Diablo games then you should definitely give Torchlight a try. The look is a bit different and the game logic is a bit different but it plays much the same. They did a good job with the game and I hope (believe) that they will have done even better with Torchlight II since they’ve made the game even bigger and included multiplayer. The lack of multiplayer is one of the biggest complaints people had about Torchlight I.

      • MrJP
      • 7 years ago

      Torchlight is great, and as ssk says, SPAZ is also pretty nifty. I actually enjoyed Rochard even more than either of those when I picked it up in the last Steam sale. Given that you can get the whole bundle for less than I paid for any of these, I’d say it’s a great deal.

    • LocalCitizen
    • 7 years ago

    > AMD FX-series “Vishera” microprocessors available for pre-order online

    not falling for that again. I will patiently wait for TR’s .. err .. report before spending my hard earned money

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 7 years ago

      How about using your ill-gotten loot…arrr!?!

        • chuckula
        • 7 years ago

        Sorry, matey, but talk like a pirate day be yesterday! Arrghh… oh wait, nevermind.

          • BIF
          • 7 years ago

          It’s still yesterday somewhere, ain’t it? For example, in any Star Trek movie and 75% of the television episodes from ANY of the series.

      • heinsj24
      • 7 years ago

      I’ll buy one… Hell, I bought a 9600BE Phenom at launch, and graduated to 9850BE when it came out and then a 955 when AMD got everything right. My luck isn’t not limited to AMD, either… I was a proud owner of 530J Prescott (and a 630 and a 930).

      Second Gen Bulldozer – how can I go wrong? It can only be better than my Fx-8120 (which I actually like for some odd reason).

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 7 years ago

    I love these shortbreads for dinner!

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      I was getting hungry too!

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