Do a Grouch a Favor Day Shortbread

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS Z170-Lightsaber motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. The BitFenix Whisper M 450W & 850W PSU review @ AnandTech
  3. Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 review @ bit-tech
  4. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  5. The Crucial MX300 2TB SSD review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. Review: Qnap TS-231P NAS @ Hexus
  7. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: portable and flexible living on the infinity edge @ HotHardware
  8. Aorus X3 Plus v7-CF1 gaming laptop review @ KitGuru
  9. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  10. Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct Slim-Tower CPU cooler review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. Report: HTC to launch mobile VR kit this year, might not be what you think @ Upload VR
  2. Steam needs to stop asking its customers to fix its problems @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. 80 new Pokemon are coming to Go, but they may cost you @ Ars Technica
  4. Gabe Newell isn't really here @ Polygon (interview)
  5. A year in Stardew Valley: life, labour and love @ Rock Paper Shotgun (did you guys know that Bruno loves Stardew Valley too?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Review: the Asus Tinker Board @ Hack A Day
  2. Software lets researchers keep their sharks straight @ New Atlas
  3. Stretchy "thubber" could take the heat off flexible electronics @ New Atlas
  4. Finally, someone has a realistic timeline for Mars colonization—the UAE @ Ars Technica
  5. CheetahBeam: more proof that cats are your overlord @ Hack A Day (PSA: mute or lower your volume before playing the video)

Tech news and culture

  1. Voice calls may be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home @ The Verge
  2. Blackberry sues Nokia over patents as its phone business shuts down @ Ars Technica
  3. Facebook videos will now automatically play sound by default @ The Verge (just like the MIDI file on my GeoCities page!)

Cheese, mêmes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Chuck E. Cheese is reportedly being readied for a sale or IPO @
  2. String of cheese recalls continues, as does Listeria probe @ Food Safety News (grate headline)
  3. Topre Realforce RGB review @ Windows Central (Et tu, Topre?)
  4. Undulating wave of Lego colors is completely mezmerizing [sic] @ The Brothers Brick (all of RGB, none of the LED)
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