Thursday Shortbread

The Starting Five

  1. X-bit labs: AMD to show the first Temash-based product prototypes
    in CES time frame and Toshiba reveals new-generation hard drive
    for nearline enterprise applications and Asus, Nvidia, PNY quietly
    start to sell
    Tesla K20 compute accelerators
  2. Bloomberg: Microsoft sees surge in Windows Phones on faster software
  3. VR-Zone: Microsoft's Security Essentials loses certification after
    badly failing AV-TEST and first concept art for Bungie's new IP
  4. Bloomberg: Apple revamps iTunes after delay and Microsoft
    said to plan next Xbox console for 2013 holiday season
  5. VG24/7: Purported Wii U specs revealed through hacker's Twitter account


  1. Reuters: Audit firms sued in hp's Autonomy acquisition (thanks dpaus)
  2. Gmail and Google Drive - a new way to send files
  3. PCPer's podcast
  4. Newegg's deals
  5. Dealzon's deals: $130 off 17.3" Asus F75 i5-3210M, $50 off 15.6"
    Lenovo G580 i5-3210M, $250 off 15.6" Asus S56 i3-3217U, and
    $224 off 15.6" Toshiba C855 i3-2328M

  1. HotHardware reviews Nokia Lumia 920
  2. TechSpot's Apple iPad Keyboard Folio roundup
Software and gaming

  1. Ocaholic on Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 - HD 7970 gaming performance
  2. Ocaholic on ForceWare 310.61 beta - GTX 680 gaming performance
  3. VR-Zone: Nintendo announces Wii Mini and Konami confirms
    Metal Gear Solid 4: 25th Anniversary Edition is PS3-exclusive
Systems and storage

  1. Hardware.Info reviews Asus ROG Tytan CG8890 desktop PC
  2. CowcotLand (in French) and TweakTown review Core i7-3970x
  3. Phoronix pits ARM Cortex-A15 vs. Nvidia Tegra 3 vs. Intel x86
  4. techPowerUp! reviews Gigabyte Z77X-UP7
  5. Tbreak reviews Gigabyte Z77X-UP7
  6. [H]ard|OCP reviews MSI Z77 MPower
  7. ProClockers review ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6
  8. Hardware Secrets and Legit Reviews on Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4
  9. OCC reviews Asus F2A85-V Pro
  10. TechReaction reviews 16GB Crucial Ballistix
    VLP Tactical DDR3-1600 CL8 memory kit
  11. Hardware.Info and TweakTown review Samsung's 840 SSD
  12. HTL reviews 128GB AData XPG SX900 SSD
  13. Rbmods on 128GB Verbatim 2.5" SATA-II SSD
  14. NikKTech reviews 500GB HGST Touro Mobile Pro mobile drive
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. KitGuru reviews Club3D HD 7970 RoyalAce
  2. techPowerUp! reviews HIS HD 7950 IceQ X Boost 3GB
  3. Tweaknews on 64" Samsung PN64E8000 plasma TV
  4. TechReviewSource on 42" Sony Bravia KDL-42EX440 LED HDTV
  5. Hardware Heaven reviews Sennheiser U320 headset
  6. TweakTown reviews Tt eSports Level 10 M mouse
  7. Rbmods on Antec P280 case
  8. Hardware Canucks review SilverStone Sugo SG09 SFF case
  9. Hardware Secrets on Rosewill AIOLOS CPU cooler
  10. ThinkComputers reviews Reeven Kelveros RC-1202 CPU cooler
  11. Bits and Chips review Sapphire Vapor-X CPU cooler (in Italian)
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