National French Bread Day Shortbread

Dat crust.

In somber news for the written PC journalist world, Kyle Bennett of cold HardOCP fame announced that he's "mothballing" his site and taking up a position as "Director of Enthusiast Engagement" at Intel. We wish Kyle all the best in his new position and, you know, if he and Intel want to engage enthusiasts at the TR BBQ this year, that's just fine with me.

The announcement sparked a thread in the forums, and the importance of supporting independent review sites like TR quickly surfaced. I was able to offer a look behind the curtain at how things are going for TR in that thread and I encourage you to bring yourself up to speed by joining the discussion.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 ROG Strix OC review @ bit-tech
  2. Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX OC review @ Hexus
  3. Razer Nari Ultimate THX wireless Chroma headset review @ KitGuru
  4. Samsung 512 GB EVO Plus MicroSD card with adapter review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Cooler Master Masterbox NR600 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Cooler Master Masterbox NR400 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. GeForce GTX 1660 tested: 33 game benchmark feat. The Division 2 @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Using Google to find Carmen Sandiego seems like cheating @ Quarter To Three (Rockapella!)
  2. Oculus Rift S isn't the Rift 2, but no external sensors is a big thumbs up @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Halo: Master Chief Collection to support Windows 7 and possibly mods on PC @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. "Severe" ransomware attack cripples big aluminum producer @ Ars Technica
  2. Maritime analog computer from 1503 is the oldest remaining @ HackADay
  3. Cable lobby seeks better reputation by dropping "cable" from its name @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. As costs skyrocket, more US cities stop recycling @ Slashdot
  2. Nvidia's latest AI software turns rough doodles into realistic landscapes @ Slashdot
  3. Bill Gates talked with Google employees about using AI to analyze ultrasound images of unborn children @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. This keto cheese ball is loaded with all your fave potato fixings @ (I had to settle for a recipe, slow cheese news this week)
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