Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. We really do think Windows 8 is great, Intel says – C|Net
  2. AllThingsD: Apple-Google Maps talks crashed over voice-guided directions
  3. Engadget: MSI makes AMD-laden GX60 gaming laptop

    official with A10 heart, Radeon HD 7970M graphics

  4. AppleInsider: Apple’s Lightning port dynamically assigns pins for reversible use
  5. 9to5Mac: iPhone 5 A6 chip to dynamically

    up-clock up to 1.3GHz (and downclock too?)

  6. XDA Developers Forum: Asus sends word that official Jelly Bean

    support for Transformer Infinity and Transformer Prime is imminent

  7. WPCentral: Windows Phone 8 OS video

    walkthrough via the finalized emulator and SDK

  8. Engadget’s hands-on with Wikipad, the $500 Android gaming tablet (video)


Thursday

  1. Reuters: Texas Instruments eyes shift away from wireless
  2. Red Hat: We’re not just about Linux anymore – Datamation
  3. Dealzon’s deals: $500 off 15.6″ Toshiba Qosmio F755 glasses-free 3D,

    $105 off 15.6″ Lenovo G570 Pentium B950, $100 coupon for 13.3″

    Dell 13z i3-2367M, and $50 coupon 23.6″ Acer 3D 2ms monitor

Mobile

  1. ITworld: Software release suggests Samsung

    could soon launch a smartphone running Tizen

  2. Engadget: iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test

    (hands-on video, updated with Galaxy S III and HTC One X) and Lumia 920

    low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X & Galaxy S III

  3. Michael Dell on Surface tablet: ‘The impact will be limited‘ – PCWorld
  4. Android OS updates: Who’s the decider? – TechNewsWorld
  5. InfoWorld: Microsoft dismisses Google’s open-source browser benchmark
  6. Engadget: YouTube for Android update brings preloading

    to Froyo and Gingerbread, YouTube TV queuing

Software and gaming

  1. Softpedia: Ubuntu 13.04 release schedule
  2. Linux 3.6-rc7
  3. Google Apps scheduled release track features update 9/25/12
  4. Softpedia: Google releases Chrome 22 Stable for Linux
  5. Unixmen: Nvidia 304.51 drivers released
  6. The Dropbox Blog: Share stuff from Dropbox in your Facebook Groups
  7. TechCrunch: Adobe launches its Edge Tools & Services

    for designers and developers, previews Edge Reflow

  8. Dashboard beta leaks new Xbox Music Pass: Cloud

    playlists and early pricing revealed – Engadget

  9. Joystiq: OnLive and Gaikai functionality still on board for Wikipad
  10. Minecraft – Star Wars – Battle for Hoth (video)
  11. Newsweek: Can Rovio repeat their success with Bad Piggies?

Hardware

  1. HTL reviews 8GB AData XPG Xtreme series DDR3-2133X memory kit
  2. Neoseeker’s 16GB Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB drive review
Comments closed
    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    dailytech has such crazy comments: [url<]http://www.dailytech.com/RIM+CEO+We+Want+to+be+in+Third+Place/article27782.htm[/url<]

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    HOW DID WE MISS THIS? [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BMsLArefSOw[/url<]

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    Incredible: I have not just one but [b<]two[/b<] posts in the "Top Comments" section! My troll license is at a risk of getting revoked

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      LOL; I came here planning to post a congratulatory note to you, only to find you’d already been congratulated by, um, yourself.

      Still: attaboy!

      • oldog
      • 7 years ago

      Proof of the “infinite monkey theorem” or insightful analysis?

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      Only two? Amateur.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      Ooops, not anymore – sorry ’bout that. Damn Kanadians, eh?

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    I’m still in a state of shock over yesterdays bacon news.

      • not@home
      • 7 years ago

      me too, I love bacon

    • jdaven
    • 7 years ago

    There is a great review of Trinity on the Desktop over at Anandtech:

    [url<]http://www.anandtech.com/show/6332/amd-trinity-a10-5800k-a8-5600k-review-part-1/3[/url<] Nice selection of integrated and discrete graphics going head to head. Even with so much more CPU performance, the highest end LGA1155 Ivy Bridge cannot beat the highest end Trinity processor in games. Haswell might change all this but today AMD is the integrated GPU king.

      • mattthemuppet
      • 7 years ago

      this is an interesting post in the context of Scott’s blog post about pre-reviews shaped by AMD

    • oldDummy
    • 7 years ago

    [b<]Windows Phone 8 OS video walkthrough via the finalized emulator and SDK [/b<] Kind of annoying: Windows 8 is Windows 7 with a Metro wrapper for marketing reasons. Doesn't make Metro inherently bad; but the concept is annoying.

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      Nice heat map in taskman too! 😉

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<] AppleInsider: Apple's Lightning port dynamically assigns pins for reversible use [/quote<] If I were writing a virus, I'd target this as the end-goal.

      • Meadows
      • 7 years ago

      Cool, the ability to fry iPhone 5’s.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        THAT’LL TEACH THOSE HIPSTER BASTARDS!!!!!!

    • BabelHuber
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]ITworld: Software release suggests Samsung could soon launch a smartphone running Tizen[/quote<] Of course they do - they took over Meego from Nokia and renamed it to Tizen. Samsung doesn't want to be at the mercy of Google/Microsoft, so they want to have an alternative. BADA did not gain traction, so they use Tizen now. Compare this to Nokia: They released the Nokia N9 last year with Meego, but instead of giving it a chance this idiot Elop only sold it in small markets and declared it DOA. If Tizen remains as open as Meego has been, it could very well be a success. Let's see what the number 3 mobile OS is next year - WP8, BB10 or Tizen? I'd bet my money on Tizen, BTW.

      • Flatland_Spider
      • 7 years ago

      I’d much rather have a Mer based phone. I’d also rather have a N9 with the full backing of Nokia, but that’s getting crazy.

      Mer is the successor to MeeGo, and Jolla is planning to carry on where Nokia left off. Tizen is a tangent fork that strips away much of what made MeeGo MeeGo. It reuses the plumping while stripping away everything else, and while it’s “open”, the sponsoring companies keep a close eye on the gate.

      Then there is Tizen being dependent on Samsung and Intel. Having Intel as a champion has been the kiss of death for mobile OSes, and I have no faith in Samsung’s ability to deliver quality software.

        • BabelHuber
        • 7 years ago

        I’m also looking forward to the first Jolla device, but AFAIK they only have a contract with China Mobile, so let’s see if we can buy them in North America and Europe, too.

        I haven’t heard news about Samsung stripping Tizen, but if you are right this is bad news.

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      Hoping for Firefox’s mobile OS but not giving it a realistic chance…

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    25 billion android downloads!! it’s the sales!

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OdidORzzA1g#![/url<] this is a pretty neat video. he does say stuff like "too bad it's a windows phone" so it'll make you some of you happy. makes me want a 920...

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      Too bad that guy is a total douche.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        yeah, but don’t YOU love his tight body? maybe that’s more meadows angle?

    • Arag0n
    • 7 years ago

    A6 at 1.3Ghz vs Krait at 1.5Ghz having similar geekbench scores have more sense than previously said A6 at 1Ghz… just to compare, thats a 62% frequency increase over A5, if we accept the 2x as final performance increase, A6 only has a 23% IPC improvement. Nothing so fancy. Compiler options can do the trick to make A6 have similar scores to Krait.

      • nico1982
      • 7 years ago

      23% would be a generational leap in IPC terms, but I wouldn’t try to read too much into it. Different OS, different memory interfaces and speed and, on top of that, Geekbench itself might account for a good chunk of the difference.

      • jdaven
      • 7 years ago

      I’m taking all A6 news at this point with a grain of salt. With all the misinformation and guessing going on out there, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really was a hamster in a hamster wheel driving the performance in the iPhone.

    • DancinJack
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Google Apps scheduled release track features update 9/25/12[/quote<] That's a handy link Ronald. Thank you. [quote<]Reuters: Texas Instruments eyes shift away from wireless[/quote<] Too bad. They make good products. Err, did.

    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    Hi Neely. Sorry, got here first.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      GG

        • phileasfogg
        • 7 years ago

        I’m now convinced that I’m more dense than everyone on this board.
        What on Earth does GG stand for and why did Neely get -6 for this two-letter abbreviation?
        GG = Good grief? Golden Gate? Greta Garbo?

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          it stands for good game. geez man. you need to play more video games.

            • willmore
            • 7 years ago

            gg — good game
            ns — nice shot

            more?

            • indeego
            • 7 years ago

            stfu!
            w/ lol (lots of love)

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