Tuesday Shortbread

The Pick 6

  1. Reuters: Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion
  2. Bloomberg: Verizon agrees to $130 billion Vodafone deal
  3. ZDNet: New stats show Windows 8
    usage up sharply as XP usage plummets
  4. Microsoft's 'custom' Windows XP patches:
    Not a panacea - All About Microsoft
  5. DigiTimes: Intel to introduce Ivy Bridge-E processors at IDF 2013
    and Intel to announce new Haswell processors in September
  6. CowcotLand, Hardware Canucks, Hardware.Info, HotHardware,
    KitGuru, Ocaholic, OCC, PCPer, and TechSpot review Core


  1. C|Net: Google Chrome turns 5
  2. HotHardware on Motorola's Moto X
  3. Hardware Heaven's Total War Rome 2 review
  4. Dealzon's deals: $150 off Alienware X51 Haswell i7-4770 /
    GeForce GTX 670, $100 coupon for hp Envy 700 Haswell
    i7-4770 / Radeon HD 7670, and $114 coupon for 20"
    Lenovo C340 AIO
Systems and storage

  1. NinjaLane reviews CyberPower PC
    Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE system
  2. CowcotLand reviews Zotac Zbox ID90 Plus (in French)
  3. The SSD Review on Apple’s 2013 MacBook Air
  4. techPowerUp! reviews 8GB Avexir
    Core Series 3100MHz memory kit
  5. TweakTown reviews Silicon Motion SM2246EN SSD controller
  6. Hardware.Info reviews Toshiba Q-series SSD
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. Bits and Chips review Sapphire Radeon HD 7730 (in Italian)
  2. Techgage's CM Storm Pulse-R headset review
  3. HTL reviews MSI GK-601 keyboard
  4. Ocaholic reviews Corsair Obsidian 350D case
  5. TweakTown's Steiger Dynamics LEET HTPC case review
  6. Funky Kit reviews Scythe Ashura CPU cooler
  7. APH Networks on Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler
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