Monday Shortbread

The Pick 6

  1. VR-Zone: U.S. presidential candidates data mine voters with cookies
  2. TechNewsWorld: Which distros would Obama and Romney use?
  3. TSMC seen to be sole 20nm process supplier to Apple quad processors
  4. 9to5Mac: Apple also planning new Mac minis for launch alongside smaller iPad
  5. Mac Rumors: Photos of ‘iPad mini‘ battery reveal 16.7 Watt-hour capacity
  6. Android Police has an exclusive on Gmail for Android 4.2


  1. The Verge: Xbox Music is not available on Windows Phone 7 or Windows 7
  2. Tech comics: “Computers in the good ol’ days” – Datamation
  3. Newegg’s quick-draw deals

Software and gaming

  1. Analyst: ‘Windows 8 expectations plummet‘ – Business Insider
  2. Belarc Advisor v8.2g
  3. Yahoo! Games: Happy 35th, Atari 2600

Systems and storage

  1. Ocaholic’s buying advice: gaming PC
  2. TweakTown’s Giada i53 mini PC review
  3. ThinkComputers reviews ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
  4. Guru3D reviews Gigabyte Z77MX D3H TH
  5. The SSD Review on 700GB Micron P320h HHHL PCIe enterprise SSD
  6. TweakTown reviews 256GB Transcend SSD320 SSD
  7. Madshrimps review 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
  8. OCC reviews 128G AData SX300 mSATA SSD
  9. Benchmark Reviews on Patriot Gauntlet 320
  10. Hardware.Info’s Shuttle OmniNAS KD20 NAS review

Multimedia, power, cases, and cooling

  1. HT4U reviews MSI GTX 650 Ti Power Edition (in German)
  2. KitGuru’s Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition review
  3. [H]ard|OCP’s Corsair AX1200i PSU review
  4. techPowerUp! reviews 850W akasa Venom Power PSU
  5. KitGuru reviews Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced case
  6. ProClockers review SilverStone Precision Series PS07 case
  7. Hardware Canucks and HTL review NZXT Phantom 820 case
  8. Lifehacker on computer cases (thank Neutronbeam)
  9. Bits and Chips review CM Storm Scout II case (in Italian)
  10. Hardware Secrets reviews SilverStone HE02 CPU cooler
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    • blastdoor
    • 7 years ago

    “TechNewsWorld: Which distros would Obama and Romney use?”

    Ha — let’s get real, if we are talking about Linux, then the question ought to be “which distros would Nader and Paul use?”

    If we are talking about Obama and Romney, there’s no need to ask the question. Obama is obviously a Mac guy and Romney is a “whatever my personal assistant wants to use is fine with me so long as she doesn’t video me talking to donors” guy.

    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    “Belarc Advisor v8.2g”

    Belarc? Is that thing still around? Amazing; it’s been years.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.VR-Zone: U.S. presidential candidates data mine voters with cookies[/quote<] When i first read that i was like: "Those mofos, i can't belive it[spoiler<], they found the best way to look for better pr0n sites[/spoiler<] And then i read the article and it says: [quote<]Information such as the whether the voter visits pornographic or religious websites, their sexuality, [/quote<] Ah! You think as i do!

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Yahoo! Games: Happy 35th, Atari 2600[/quote<] Technically, the 2600 is only 30 years old (It was the Atari VCS until 1982).

    • FuturePastNow
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Analyst: 'Windows 8 expectations plummet' - Business Insider[/quote<] No... really? You don't say. Meeting with supply chain sources in Asia: [quote<]The sentiment around Windows 8 was overwhelmingly negative during our trip[/quote<] I hope this is a wakeup call for Microsoft.

    • south side sammy
    • 7 years ago

    ( Atari 2600 )……………the good old days……….

    had a lot of fun playing Space Invaders.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      ET…… Bestest game evah! Nuff said.

      • not@home
      • 7 years ago

      i loved space invaders

    • oldog
    • 7 years ago

    So how long before Apple (market cap about $600 billion) buys TSMC (market cap about 63 billion)?

      • ClickClick5
      • 7 years ago

      If Apple were to buy TSMC, that would mean Apple would control Nvidia and AMD (ATI)…(just naming the GPUs here)…

      I shudder at the thought of an Nvpple product.

      EDIT: The simple and most amazing yet: iForce 7

        • oldog
        • 7 years ago

        I’d put money on a bet that Apple is looking to acquire its own fab facility. They want to be totally vertically integrated like, well… Samsung.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 7 years ago

          I’d take that bet. Apple does not want to be tied down to a fab, they don’t even own any assembly factories, why would they want to own capital-intensive fabs? It does nothing for them, they are much better off letting others have the headache of running fabs, and they can keep their options open and play competing fabs off each other. Owning fabs would not make up for this advantage.

            • blastdoor
            • 7 years ago

            Mostly Agreed.

            I don’t think it’s even an issue at this point of being “tied to a fab”. Apple could spend $5 billion on a fab and then never use it and nobody on Wall Street would ever notice, because $5 billion is chump change for apple. The issue is that apple doesn’t want to distract top management with having to think about running a fab or other second order matters.

            Apple is redefining “vertically integrated.” Apple doesn’t want to control everything, just the really important things. For apple, “really important” appears to generally mean 1. The money and 2. The designs of products and the components of products that have the biggest effect on user experience.

            For things that are not Really Important, apple will rely on competition between suppliers as the means to ensure the suppliers are doing a good job, rather than relying on the apple management process to ensure the suppliers are doing a good job. Apple management only focuses on the Really Important stuff.

            Nobody should underestimate the value of optimally focusing management attention.

            • oldog
            • 7 years ago

            Interesting argument, but if you design your own chips I don’t think you want to fight with AMD and NVIDIA for the fab plant.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]II.Tech comics: "Computers in the good ol' days" - Datamation[/quote<] Good indeed... good enough to be FIRST! muahaha

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