Sunday Shortbread

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  1. Microsoft Enterprise Insights: Deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft
  2. Who’s watching? 3D TV no hit with viewers – USA Today
  3. SSD penetration in ultrabooks to hit 85% this year: DRAMeXchange
  4. NPD: Android smartphone users download just over

    870MB over cellular per month – FierceWireless

  5. Engadget’s Razer Blade review (late 2012)
  6. Within Windows: Notch doesn’t hate Windows, he’s just confused
  7. Engadget: Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his

    gaming tablet’s $500 pricing, why one device beats two


  1. Evolution of Apple (fan-made video)
  2. Opposing Views: Microsoft sued over rights to Kinect technology
  3. Former copyright boss: New technology should be

    presumed illegal until Congress says otherwise – Techdirt

  4. HotHardware covers Maker Faire 2012 New York
  5. Engadget: Maingear announces Nomad 17

    gaming laptop, comes with custom paint job

  6. Fox News: Kodak to end consumer inkjet printer sales


  1. HTC: A closer look at Windows Phone 8X and 8S
  2. Tbreak’s HTC Windows Phone 8X & 8S quick look
  3. WPCentral: See an update for Adobe Reader on

    Windows Phone? Don’t do it or you’ll be downgraded.

  4. Engadget’s Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review
  5. Tbreak’s BlackBerry 10 preview

Software and gaming

  1. WMPoweruser: Windows 8 version of ICQ teased
  2. Engadget: How to set up your Raspberry Pi to play Atari 2600 games
  3. World of Warcraft patch 5.0.5 hotfixes
  4. KitGuru’s Mark of the Ninja review (XBLA)


  1. TweakTown’s Gigabyte P2542G laptop review
  2. Eurogamer’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 review
  3. The SSD Review on OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt expansion chassis
  4. Technic3D’s MS-Tech X4 Crow┬▓ case (in German)
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    • phileasfogg
    • 7 years ago

    >>>> Fox News: Kodak to end consumer inkjet printer sales

    Every time I read another news item about the slow death that Eastman Kodak is going through, I feel a pang of sadness. This isn’t supposed to happen to once-great companies. Dying is hard enough, dying with dignity is much much harder for tech companies.

      • mattthemuppet
      • 7 years ago

      especially as they were one of the few companies to use a fair pricing model for their printers – pay a reasonable amount for the printer ($100?), then pay just $10 or so for each cartridge (instead of $30, then $30). I guess you just can’t been consumer thought processes.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]II.Tbreak's HTC Windows Phone 8X & 8S quick look[/quote<] So Apple's products are rounded and Microsoft's products are square, i swear the puns should never end. Oh btw, imo, this is the worst time for internet users ever. Corporations pushing big on ISPs to spy on us and cap downloads, they abuse copyright legislation causing less and less innovation ....... .and what will we get? Higher and higher prices for things that are inferior to what we used to have years ago.

    • mcnabney
    • 7 years ago

    Within Windows: Notch doesn’t hate Windows, he’s just confused

    No he isn’t. He knows the three E’s of Microsoft.

    Embrace. Extend. Extinguish.

    This time they are aiming to take over application distribution

    1. Make app store, but allow regular installations
    2. As Windows evolves make non-app-store installations more and more difficult, if not impossible. For example – DX12 might be Metro apps only.
    3. Profit – within 5-6 years almost every purchase will pay MS 20-30% – the mother of all tollbooths

      • Buzzard44
      • 7 years ago

      But how could Microsoft copy Apple without locking down their platform and getting revenue from everything that interfaces with their product?

      If Microsoft falls completely to the app philosophy as you are predicting, linux might become the last bastion of freedom in the OS realm. Maybe this will work out for the best in the long run?

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      Yup. Time for Linux to Embrace the user fallout, Extend a helping hand with a proper desktop GUI, and Extinguish the abomination that is Windows8.

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        I shudder when I think of Windows 8 but if Linux will not be able to beat even Windows 8, what does that tell you?

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago


      • riviera74
      • 7 years ago

      That is exactly the problem with M$FT: Embrace Extend Extinguish. Notch is right; the author is dead wrong. Apparently the author forgot what M$FT did in the 80s and the 90s, which got the firm sued by the government for abuse of monopoly power.

      The only reason an app store even exists is because Apple and then Amazon wanted people to buy apps and books through their tablets and smartphones. This was a non-issue for Microsoft until they had their own tablet ecosystem. This is why I and others HATE W8.

        • no51
        • 7 years ago

        This was brought to you by US Waterproofing, keeping Wyoming basements dry for over 20 years.

    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    From “3D TV no hit with viewers – USA Today”

    I have enough 3D in my life, thank you. Everywhere I look, it’s 3D. Frankly, those 3D TV’s just make me a bit giddy and those fancy 3D glasses make me look dorky. And even without the premium price I’m not entirely sure I want 3D, maybe I’m just too used to good ol’ 2D.

      • phileasfogg
      • 7 years ago

      If only Martin Gardner were alive today – millions of his Scientific American fans would love to hear what he has to say about 3D TVs.

    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.Microsoft Enterprise Insights: Deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft [/quote<] Oh I'm quite certain we'll read all about how great things are and nobody is having any trouble, and we won't read a single bit about the missing start button and start menu and the painful relearning that users will be subjected to. I like quite a few things about Windows 8, but on this one my BS meter is pegged in the red. I want to hear the good AND the bad.

    • Shambles
    • 7 years ago

    “Former copyright boss: New technology should be
    presumed illegal until Congress says otherwise – Techdirt”

    Just another day of the same old.

      • Sencapri
      • 7 years ago

      The industry is in shambles!

        • BIF
        • 7 years ago

        It’s Congress who SHOULD be in shambles, dammit. Over the last several decades it was Congress who set this up, so now people think they can get away with saying such stupid things.

        And they can! Worse yet, they probably can get away with passing such stupid things.

        We do indeed have the government that we so [s<]richly[/s<] poorly deserve.

          • NeelyCam
          • 7 years ago

          Just vote in the folks you think deserve to be there. No need to shun the whole idea of governing..

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      From the WTF Dept. indeed.

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      I wonder how big of a bounty we should put on his head.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago


      • riviera74
      • 7 years ago

      Presumed Guilty to protect incumbent firms? WTF is this guy think we are in, Russia? China?!

      Apparently this guy is a real Luddite, because only somebody who thinks that disruptive technology is not just bad but evil must either profit from this directly or actually hate progress itself.

      Copyright is nowadays far too long (blame Disney and its overprotection of Mickey Mouse!) for anyone to actually benefit from. The best answer is the simplest: repeal DMCA and the 1976 Copyright Act immediately.

      • rrr
      • 7 years ago

      With a special dedication to a former copyright boss:


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