Caviar Day Shortbread

PC hardware and computing

  1. The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Liquid-Cooled review @ PC Perspective
  2. World's worst Bitcoin mining rig @ Hack A Day
  3. Wooting One analog mechanical keyboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  4. SteelSeries Arctis 7 headset review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Logitech G Pro Gaming mouse and keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Reviews – BeQuiet Pure Power 10 CM 500W @     JonnyGuru
  7. Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review: a thin, powerful Max-Q gaming laptop @    HotHardware
  8. The top 5 worst motherboards of all time @ HardOCP
  9. MSI X299 SLI Plus review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Hands-on: ViveNChill fan helps fight sweaty faces and foggy lenses @ UploadVR
  2. The Joy Of creating citizen stories in Cities: Skylines @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Atari wants in on the throwback console fad @ Quarter To Three
  4. Nintendo's New 2DS XL is the closest you'll ever get to a '3DS XL Lite' @ Engadget
  5. Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod parachutes onto Steam next week @ Rock Paper Shotgun (maybe I'll actually play this now)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. A 3D scanner that Archimedes could get behind @ Hack A Day
  2. Forward-thinking ravens plan for the future @ New Atlas
  3. Fidget spinners put the 'S' in STEAM education @ Hack A Day

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Prize-winning cheese stolen from Somerset show @ BBC
  2. Again with the no RGB LEDs?
Colton Westrate

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

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    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    Nice Bulldozer. Is that a Sandy Bridge there too?

      • HERETIC
      • 2 years ago

      Front end loader……….

    • HERETIC
    • 2 years ago

    And in other news-
    Corsair for sale…………..
    [url<]https://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/corsair-might-be-acquired-for-more-than-500-million/[/url<]

    • ermo
    • 2 years ago

    I’m excited about Vega.

    At the same time, I’m also pessimistic that it won’t come into its stride before well after launch, just like its older GCN 1.0 brethren.

    I want an RX Vega, but I may be forced to wait and see until jan./feb. 2018. Maybe the cryptocurrency craze will have gone down a bit by then. We’ll see.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    The PC Perspective article is quite an interesting read.

    I know that the final “game” drivers aren’t out yet for Vega, but AMD has been touring around the world doing product demonstrations of the game-mode Vega that should be less than 2 weeks out.

    Here’s an article about it: [url<]https://www.pcinvasion.com/amd-vega-budapest-event-provides-answers-performance[/url<] One major takeaway quote, and remember that this is the takeaway that AMD wants people who attend its own event to have: [quote<]There are no accounts of frame-rate counters, or any other significant performance gauges besides human observation. In fact, that seems to have been the point of this exercise. AMD’s intent with this show appears to have been ‘you can’t tell the difference between Vega and a 1080 in a blindish test’.[/quote<] So given the hard numbers that PC Perspective is getting with the ultimate version of Vega, and given the impression about Vega that AMD wants to convey at its own sponsored PR events, I think we have some early indications about Vega.

      • blastdoor
      • 2 years ago

      From a consumer perspective, that actually sounds like an interesting way to do GPU testing — see if people can actually perceive the difference between products when using them. That sort of thing dominates the reviews of things like headphones.

      From a producer’s perspective, though, AMD may be opening a Pandora’s box. What if most consumers can’t perceive the difference between AMD’s new GPU and their old GPU? That would be a big ‘uh-oh’.

    • lmc5b
    • 2 years ago

    Games and VR:
    1) “aweaty” should be sweaty

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks, got it!

    • Voldenuit
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Again with the no RGB LEDs?[/quote<] RGB LEDS in [quote<]5. Logitech G Pro Gaming mouse and keyboard review @ Legit Reviews[/quote<] don't count?

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      By my standards, the “RGB” needs to be in the headline.

        • Generic
        • 2 years ago

        [i<]Staaaandards[/i<], this one says! Get a load of this one fella's <elbows ribs> /New York accent

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