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Friday

  1. Microsoft-Yahoo deal may go hostile today
  2. New ‘Zero-Watt‘ computer monitor uses no power in standby mode
  3. Nvidia to sponsor new Stanford parallel computing research lab
  4. How can Microsoft overcome Vista’s lingering image problem?
  5. Beyond3D speculates iPhone 3.5G to support 1080p H.264 high-profile dual-stream decoding?
  6. DigiTimes reports Asus president says Atom shortages to persist until September;
    Intel counters by announcing it is stepping up Atom production to meet demand

  7. Hardware Secrets asks, “Are Intel chipsets really capable of running DirectX 10 games?”
  8. Phoronix asks, “Are VIA’s Open Source efforts a bluff?”
  9. DailyTech reports algae may solve ethanol vs. gas dilemma
  10. Björn3D’s XFX GeForce 9800 GTX Black Edition giveaway

Software and gaming

  1. TweakPC shares Windows Vista tuning & tips (in German)
  2. 2Manydownloads has EVGA Precision 1.01
  3. Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 security and stability release now available
  4. Phoronix releases Test Suite 0.5.0
  5. Kotaku reports ESA confirms Activision / Vivendi departure
  6. bit-tech interviews Ben Cousins, executive producer for Battlefield Heroes
  7. Lego’s latest brick trick: a virtual world
  8. Steamworks SDK released
  9. Valve has Team Fortress 2—Gold Rush update
  10. Ars Technica and [OC]ModShop review Grand Theft Auto IV
  11. FiringSquad reviews Assassin’s Creed (PC)
  12. Gamepyre reviews House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (Wii)

Systems

  1. TweakTown’s exclusive look at MSI GX600X TurboBook
  2. HotHardware’s Dell XPS 730 unboxing and preview
  3. [M]adshrimps have mainstream quad-core processors comparison
    and does overclocking with Core 2 Quad 9300 with subzero cooling

  4. NordicHardware’s Intel Skulltrail preview
  5. Motherboards.org reviews ECS A780GM-A Black Series
  6. HardwareLogic reviews GA-X48T-DQ6 DES
  7. X-bit labs review ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+

Graphics, cases, and cooling

  1. X-bit labs review MSI R3870X2-T2D1G OC
  2. AnandTech’s 24″ LCD monitors roundup
  3. Björn3D reviews Honeywell Arius 2216 22″ widescreen LCD
  4. FiringSquad reviews Cooler Master Cosmos case
  5. Overclockers Club reviews Bgears b-Envi MicroATX case
  6. PC Perspective reviews Aqua Computer Aquaduct 360 XT
  7. TweakTown reviews Nexus XiR-3500 copper ed. CPU cooler
  8. [H] Enthusiast reviews Noise Limit SilentFlux CPU coolers
  9. X-bit labs test older CPU coolers with Intel’s Yorkfield processor
  10. CPU3D’s thermal paste shootout (May 2008)

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