Friday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Reuters: Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up
  2. ZDNet: Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent
  3. LinuxGizmos: Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom
  4. VR-Zone: LCD tech displays 3D images using very little electricity
  5. AnandTech: Investigating Nvidia's BatteryBoost with MSI GT72
  6. Softpedia: 30" 16:10 monitor with 2560 x 1600 resolution launched by
    Iiyama and 17" USB monitor from AOC with built-in DisplayLink released
  7. Sony Alpha Rumors: Sony working on
    8K cameras to be released in 2016 at best
  8. Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release notes

  9. Weekend update: Newegg's Halloweekenders (48-hours only)


  1. Reuters: SK Hynix says memory makes to focus on profits in 2015
  2. Reuters: Amazon's holiday-quarter forecast disappoints, shares dive
  3. CPU World: Some features of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v4/v5 processors
  4. PCPer's podcast #323
  5. Newegg's event sale (15% off select items)
  6. Dealzon's deals: $570 coupon for 14" 1080p Lenovo Y40 i7-4500U,
    $251 coupon for 13.3" 1800p Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro i3-4030U, and
    $69 off 3TB WD external HDD

  1. Phandroid: LG G3 Screen is official: 5.9" phablet with
    NUCLUN, LG's in-house 8-core mobile processor
  2. DigiTimes: Intel Global Summit 2014 to focus on
    IoT, smart wearable devices, say Taiwan makers
  3. WinBeta: Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview update
    (8.10.14192.280) rolling out now and it's mandatory
  4. DigiTimes: Sony to launch 12" tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers
  5. iFixit's Apple iPad Air 2 teardown
Software and gaming

  1. HotHardware's Windows 10 hands-on
  2. GamingOnLinux: Unreal Tournament has
    public builds available for all platforms now
  3. PC Per on Civilization: Beyond Earth performance:
    Maxwell vs. Hawaii, DX11 vs. Mantle‏
  4. Civilization: Beyond Earth gaming performance
    benchmarked at Legit Reviews
Systems and storage

  1. KitGuru's Core i7-5820K Haswell-E (6-core) CPU review
  2. Hardware Heaven's MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC review
  3. Björn3D on 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
    DDR4 2666MHZ quad-channel memory kit‏
  4. TweakTown's 1.6TB Samsung XS1715
    2.5" NVMe PCIe enterprise SSD review
  5. TweakTown's Transcend ESD400 portable USB 3.0 SSD review‏
Multimedia, casing, and cooling

  1. Björn3D reviews MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
  2. Björn3D reviews Gamdias Apollo Extension mouse
  3. HT4U reviews Corsair Gaming M65 RGB mouse (in German)
  4. BCCHardware's Azza XT 1W case review
  5. Ocaholic's Cooltek Coolcube Maxi review
  6. TechSpot's In Win D-Frame Mini review
  7. HTL reviews Cooler Master Nepton 240M liquid CPU cooler
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