Monday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Reuters: IBM to pay $1.5 billion to take chip unit off its hands: WSJ
  2. WCCFtech: AMD's next-generation x86 Zen architecture
    to debut in 2016 - dense server market to be a top priority
  3. Forbes: Microsoft plans to launch a wearable device within weeks
  4. Free at last: After Windows 10, consumers won't pay for updates or upgrades
  5. DigiTimes: hp dismisses Taiwan supply chain concerns
    about decline in its global notebook market share
  6. CPU World: hp offers desktop PCs with AMD FX-770K "Kaveri" processor
  7. DigiTimes Research: Price pressure on DRAM chips to ease in 4Q14
  8. iFixit's iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K display teardown


  1. Forbes on the week ahead: Can Apple,
    Microsoft, Amazon, and China calm markets?
  2. Computerworld: Kansas City updates tech in bid to boost business
  3. Computerworld: Apple's A8X chip opens door to new devices
  4. C|Net: Touch-screen Mac unlikely, says Apple's Federighi
  5. Science Daily: Ultra-fast charging batteries
    that can be 70% recharged in just two minutes
  6. Android Police cites source: Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA for Nexus 7
    (Wi-Fi) and Nexus 10 will drop on Nov. 3, other devices later in
Software and gaming

  1. ZDNet: Apple patches 144 security flaws across seven products
  2. Linux 3.18-rc1
  3. Phoronix: Direct3D 9 support might land within Mesa 3D drivers
  4. Franchise Herald on PS4 Slim release date: 2015 or 2016?
    Sony expected to make announcements on E3 2015
  5. Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay launch trailer

  1. Madshrimps on ECS LIVA mini PC kit
  2. Ocaholic's MSI X99S Gaming 7 preview
  3. TweakTown's Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4
    RDIMM memory review - testing up to 256GB
  4. TweakTown reviews 128GB Toshiba TransMemory Pro EXII flash drive
  5. NikKTech reviews 64GB Kingston HyperX Fury flash drive
  6. Hardwareslave on XTracGear Ripper and Ripper XXL mouse surfaces
  7. BCCHardware's fall 2014 coolers roundup (Noctua, NZXT & Thermaltake)
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