e-Day Shortbread

PC hardware and computing

  1. Mini-STX Build: ECS H110S-2P and SilverStone VT01 review @ PC Perspective
  2. The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard review @ AnandTech
  3. The Intel Core i3-7350K review @ AnandTech
  4. Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure @ Engadget
  5. Intel Core i5-7600K naked die installation with water block @ HardOCP
  6. ASRock Z270 Extreme4 motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Streacom DB4 case review @ TechPowerUp
  8. AOC AGON AG251FZ review @ TFT Central
  9. In Win 805 Infinity case review @ Think Computers
  10. MSI B150M Mortar Arctic Micro ATX motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Overwatch director speaks out against console mouse/keyboard adapters @ Ars Technica
  2. Rocket League launching official pull-back toy cars @ Rock Paper Shotgun (welp, I'm going to need some of those)
  3. Simon Parkin asks a question that really shouldn’t be asked @ Quarter to Three
  4. Nintendo Switch appearance earns positive impressions among Super Bowl commercials @ Nintendo Life
  5. Developers showcase incredible full body tracking with Vive @ Upload VR
  6. Portal on HoloLens might be the coolest use of mixed reality yet @ Upload VR (yep, it really might be)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. MIT's stealthy hydrogel robot grabs a hold of living fish @ New Atlas
  2. Caltech's bat-inspired robot stretches its wings @ New Atlas
  3. Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri @ Ars Technica
  4. Handmade keyboards for hands @ Hack A Day
  5. Smart eyeglasses that auto focus where you look @ Hack A Day

Tech news and culture

  1. Stranger Things Season 2 will haunt Netflix on Halloween @ Ars Technica (first season is still on my watch list)
  2. US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier @ Engadget
  3. Super Bowl shows drones and fans don't mix (for now) @ New Atlas
  4. Vizio smart TVs tracked viewers around the clock without consent @ Ars Technica

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Lead the charge with a sick metal tune @ The Brothers Brick
  2. Global cheese market expected to reach USD 124.20 billion by 2022 @ Yahoo Finance
  3. Chuck E. Cheese's rolls out 'Sensory Sensitive Sundays' @ NJ.com
  4. Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB review @ bit-tech
Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • ET3D
    • 3 years ago

    Isn’t ‘Pro Carbon’ a bad term to use in these days of climate change worries? Or has the Trump administration already had an effect?


    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    Catching up on the shortbread, eh? 🙂

    • blastdoor
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier @ Engadget[/quote<] Wow, 55 years of service. Impressive. Apparently the steel from the old Enterprise will be recycled and used to construct the new CVN 80 Enterprise: [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CVN-80)[/url<]

      • juzz86
      • 3 years ago

      I was lucky enough to drive a charter boat around the Carl Vincent on her last voyage to Australia, she was moored off Hobart – the scale is absolutely mind-boggling and I’ll never forget how awestruck by it I was.

      The Canberra is our largest vessel and I’ve been aboard for a quick look – she’s a big girl, but everything pales in comparison to a US aircraft carrier. Truly a marvel of modern Engineering.

      I got talking to a young fella who worked aboard and he said it could easily take 30 minutes to get from one end to another.

    • etana
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]Caltech's bat-inspired robot stretches its wings @ New Atlas[/quote<] Whilst bat wing drones are inherently awesome, I now want my bat-flying-car. Wondering if it would be possible to engineer the wings such that in the event of a power loss they lock into a safety glide position.

    • Waco
    • 3 years ago

    I, for one, enjoy the return to shortbread on a more regular basis. 🙂

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      AND the added commentary from Fish! Notice the stealthy reference to FISH in the ‘bread? Well, did ya?

    • blastdoor
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri @ Ars Technica [/quote<] Sending a probe to Alpha Centauri is vastly more interesting to me than sending a human to Mars.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      The Mars thing is interesting because it’s basically a one-way trip and if any one thing out of thousands of things doesn’t go exactly according to plan, everyone dies. It’s a very morbid curiosity.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    I’m hoping April Fools Day is accompanied by a Cheese Report makeover.

      • Concupiscence
      • 3 years ago

      Could we, please? I want the Intel/AMD debate to switch to cow/goat for a while.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]Global cheese market expected to reach USD 124.20 billion by 2022[/quote<] Cheese: A not-dying product.

      • willmore
      • 3 years ago

      Well, maybe Stilton.

        • UberGerbil
        • 3 years ago

        I don’t know, once Brexit is complete that may be the only cheese the British can get.

          • Voldenuit
          • 3 years ago

          What about Wensleydale, Grommit?

            • UberGerbil
            • 3 years ago


      • oldog
      • 3 years ago

      I just love cheese with my shortbread.

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