Tuesday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. C|Net: Google to co-brand 10″ Nexus tablet with Samsung
  2. Fudzilla: Intel plans few more Ivy Bridge Pentiums

    and Nvidia GTX 650 Ti is decent overclocker

  3. Benchmark Reviews, Guru3D, Hardware Canucks, Hardware Heaven,

    HTL, LanOC Reviews, OCC, PCPer, PureOC, and TechSpot review

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti

  4. Hardware.Info’s GeForce GTX 650 Ti review: Gigabyte vs. MSI vs. Zotac
  5. Legit Reviews on GTX 650 Ti cards from MSI and EVGA
  6. Tbreak’s Nvidia GTX 650 Ti & Zotac GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition review
  7. ocaholic reviews EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB SSC
  8. InternetNews: Mozilla Firefox 16 delivers more dev tools


  1. Fudzilla: hp expects ultrabooks to make a fifth

    of its cash and Mac mini supply dries up

  2. Newegg’s 48-hour deals
  3. Dealzon’s deals: $400 off 13.3″ Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook i7-3517U,

    $150 coupon 13.3″ Dell Vostro 3360 i7-3517U, $350 coupon for 14″

    Lenovo Z470 i5-2450M, and $90 off 512GB Crucial M4 2.5″ SSD


  1. The LA Times: Apple’s fix for iPhone 5 camera’s purple flare? Tweak the angle
  2. The SSD Review on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Software and gaming

  1. ITworld: How to replace missing Start button in Windows 8 (thanks Neutronbeam)
  2. Electronic Design: How to boot Linux in under one second
  3. MPOGD.com: XCOM: Enemy Unknown now available in North America
  4. PC Gamer: League of Legends playoffs soured by allegations of cheating
  5. PCPer: Is the Gamepad really designed for gaming?
  6. Links to Max Payne 3 patches, exes, and Social Club—updated 10/8/12

Systems and storage

  1. HotHardware on AMD’s AMD’s Hondo Z-series APU
  2. Hardware Secrets updates Core i7 models page
  3. VR-Zone’s Asus ROG Maximus V Formula / ThunderFX review
  4. ThinkComputers reviews 16GB Crucial Ballistix

    Tactical Tracer DDR3-1866 quad-channel kit

  5. TweakTown reviews 256GB Transcend SSD720 SSD
  6. TWL reviews 256GB Crucial m4 mSATA SSD
  7. TestFreaks review 128GB Kingston Class 10 SDHC / SDXC card


  1. HotHardware’s GeForce GTX 650 Ti cards

    roundup from EVGA, Zotac, and Gigabyte

  2. NinjaLane’s 3-way Nvidia GTX 650 Ti cards roundup
  3. HTL, LanOC Reviews, OCC, PureOC, and techPowerUp!

    review Asus GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP

  4. Hardware Secrets and PureOC review Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti
  5. Benchmark Reviews, Guru3D, and techPowerUp!

    review MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti

  6. CowcotLand reviews Zotac GTX 650 Ti AMP! (in French)
  7. VR-Zone’s Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP 2GB review
  8. TechReviewSource on Canon Selphy CP900 photo printer
  9. NikKTech reviews Thinksound MS01 8mm in-ear monitor earphones
  10. LanOC Reviews on SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 peripherals

Cases and cooling

  1. Hardware.Info’s Fractal Design Define R4 case review
  2. Techreaction reviews CM Storm Scout 2 case
  3. Hardware Heaven’s Icy Dock hard drive bays

    (2-bay, 4-bay and 2-bay + optical) review

  4. ocaholic reviews Enermax ELC240 liquid cooling
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    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    Something that’s not in the shortbread:
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      • Hattig
      • 7 years ago

      Wow, they’re certainly something else, that’s for certain. Noddy needs to rice his PC up it would seem.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]and $90 off 512GB Crucial M4 2.5" SSD [/quote<] That expired about 19 hours before the shortbread was released.

      • anotherengineer
      • 7 years ago

      “by Ronald Hanaki — 7:26 PM on October 9, 2012” (assuming EST)

      That would have been Wed in some parts of Eastern Europe 🙂

      Sat evening snackbread is still filling.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Electronic Design: How to boot Linux in under one second[/quote<] Woohoo, I wonder what I can do with that extra 3 saved seconds from cold boot. The biggest lags seen now days is items like BIOS/UEFI and card initialization and other items like dhcp request on boot.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      You haven’t done a cold start on your phone lately have you? Actually, this is great news for all kinds of embedded devices in critical roles.

        • theadder
        • 7 years ago

        Who restarts a phone?

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 7 years ago

          Folks that fly.

            • theadder
            • 7 years ago

            That’s what the aeroplane mode is for.

            • Turd-Monkey
            • 7 years ago

            There are two rules that affect your smartphone while on a flight.

            1) FCC prohibits cell phone use while on a plane because the transmission range is much greater and has the potential to affect more cell sites than you could on the ground.

            2) FAA prohibits Portable Electronic Devices during all phases of flight, while giving carriers discretion to allow certain devices at specific phases of flight. PED devices have the potential to interference to instruments via unintended (“spurious”) emissions, thus they are supposed to be powered down. (With carriers typically giving approval to turn them back on while in flight.)

            Obviously, as Geoff pointed out recently, the FAA is looking to reexamine #2, but for the time being it’s still in effect.

          • Meadows
          • 7 years ago

          Lots of people.

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          my wife forgets to plug hers in ALL THE TIME, so it’s restarted 2-3 times a week.

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          DOUBLE POSTS ARE THE BEST POSTS (obviously after firts posts)

          • Flatland_Spider
          • 7 years ago

          People who own a iPhone.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        The only time my phone does a cold boot is when it applies a iOS update.

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    Whoa! 29 link to the 650 ti, nVidia marketing is going full throttle on this one.

      • Ronald
      • 7 years ago

      Can’t we all just get along?

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      No more then any other video card release. AMD and Nvidia both get the same amount of attention.

      • ClickClick5
      • 7 years ago

      Remember the 7850 news?
      Beter yet, the frickin’ 470.
      Or the 4870.
      Or the Intel HD 4000….

        • brucethemoose
        • 7 years ago

        Except the 650 TI isn’t nearly as remarkable as any of those.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.The LA Times: Apple's fix for iPhone 5 camera's purple flare? Tweak the angle[/quote<] You're holding it wrong, mk 2! ..and...FARTS!

      • no51
      • 7 years ago

      Now, you know it’s up to you whether or not you want to tweak the angle or not. Or uh…well, like SSK, for example, has all kinds of colors of flare, okay. And a terrific smile.

      People can take a photo with any smartphone, okay? They use an iPhone for the status and individuality. Okay? That’s what the flare’s about. It’s about fun.

        • tfp
        • 7 years ago

        You know, MSFT had pieces of flair that they made the nerds wear.

        • rrr
        • 7 years ago

        In other words they won’t bother to make their products actually work, because they are just meant to make people look cool.

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      Did they not put any kind of coating on the edges of the lens? It’s normal to have a rough surface on the edges of lens that is coated in black paint–to prevent reflections from those surfaces. I take it Apple didn’t do that?

      I wonder if anyone would be willing to pop out their lens, take a black Sharpie to it and put it back in to see if that makes any difference.

        • chµck
        • 7 years ago

        Black ink is typically just really dark red/purple, so maybe that’s what apple did to save money :’D

          • willmore
          • 7 years ago

          Snarky and plausable. Well done.

        • Sam125
        • 7 years ago

        From what I’ve read, it’s the sapphire coating that might be the problem which makes you wonder why Apple designers didn’t just go with a diamond-like thin film coating.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 7 years ago

          It also makes you wonder how sorry their design QA is to have not found this. Or maybe they did and just didn’t care – people will buy it anyway. Either seems equally likely to me.

            • willmore
            • 7 years ago

            Maybe it’ll become a mark of distinction. Sort of like some old lenses that have strange bokeh are popular for their strangeness. Let’s see if someone adds a filter that does this effect to instagram.

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