World UFO Day Shortbread

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. Asus ROG Strix Helios PC chassis review @ Guru3D
  2. ORIGIN PC EVO17-S laptop review @ HotHardware
  3. Asus Mini PC PB60 review @ KitGuru
  4. Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 CL16 4x8GB review @ TechPowerUp
  5. Razer Blade Pro 17 review @ TechSpot
  6. The 1STPLAYER Bullet Hunter MK6 mechanical keyboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Valve Index review @ Engadget
  2. World Of Warships adds… let me double-check my notes… a post-apocalyptic battle royale mode @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Digital Foundry investigates new chip potentially destined for Switch Mini and Switch Pro @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Jony Ive will depart Apple to start his own company @ Ars Technica
  2. Jony Ive left Apple because of CEO Tim Cook’s lack of interest in product design, report says @ Slashdot
  3. Report describing Jony Ive’s Apple exit gains a sharp response from Tim Cook @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Two tactics effectively limit the spread of science denialism @ Ars Technica
  2. NASA will fund a revolutionary mission to fly through Titan’s atmosphere @ Ars Technica (RTG powered drone!)

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Heinz is serving up macaroni cheese in a can, so open if you dare @ yahoo.com
  2. ‘Chaos’ looms if olive oil, cheese, hit with retaliatory tariffs over Airbus dispute, warn US importers @ foodnavigator-usa.com (chaos, really?)
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Comments
    • Unknown-Error
    • 2 weeks ago

    It is just a weather balloon.

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    • blastdoor
    • 2 weeks ago

    Re: Jony Ive departure…

    This has seemed necessary for a while. Ive strikes me as a guy who has great aesthetic taste, but mediocre judgement when it comes to overall product design. That is, he’s great at making products look good, but only so-so at balancing tradeoffs among aesthetics, functionality, and cost. Steve Jobs was great at balancing all of those tradeoffs. When Jobs died, the elevated position Ive held in the company appears to have led to an imbalance, resulting in bad moves like the trash can Mac Pro or the crappy MBP keyboards we have today.

    With Ive gone, I can imagine these possibilities:

    1. balance will be restored, and product quality will return to what it was when Jobs was alive.
    2. balance will be restored, but at a lower overall level of product quality than existed when Jobs was alive (but a higher level of quality than existed during the period of imbalance).
    3. a new imbalance will be created, in which aesthetics will receive too little weight in favor of other factors

    My hunch is that #3 is most likely to happen first, hopefully followed later by #2. I think #1 is pretty unlikely, but also unnecessary from the perspective of Apple’s long term success (since nobody else has Steve Jobs, either).

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    • etana
    • 2 weeks ago

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    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 weeks ago

    I want to try the canned Mac n cheese, for science.

    Reply
    • Kevlar
    • 2 weeks ago

    More facebook and google censorship. Nothing to see here

    Reply
    • ronch
    • 2 weeks ago

    The real news is Ryzen 3000 is coming out this 7/7.

    Game on, Intel!!

    Reply
    • anotherengineer
    • 2 weeks ago

    New nvidia made not at TSMC?

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/257012/nvidia-manufacturing-turing-gpus-at-samsung-korea-fab-11nm[/url<]

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    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 weeks ago

    Nvidia launched the Super Milking series. No links?

    Reply
    • superjawes
    • 2 weeks ago

    [quote<]Valve Index review @ Engadget[/quote<]So I picked up a sale PlayStation VR recently, and I'm starting to "get" VR. Seeing the reviews of the Index are largely promising. The display looks like it would be an improvement over many headsets, but the real win is those controllers. Finger tracking AND analog sticks? Good deal.

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    • Krogoth
    • 2 weeks ago

    Terror Mission + Chrysalids w/ normal weapons = fun times……..

    Reply
    • LostCat
    • 2 weeks ago

    Nice. I want that case. I probably don’t need one.

    Reply
    • chuckula
    • 2 weeks ago

    AMD launches 7nm miracle chips…. I’m not saying it was aliens but…..

    Reply

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