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Friday

  1. DailyTech reports Obama, Congress pack net neutrality, broadband into stimulus
  2. Ars Technica and DailyTech report hard drive makers settle on new disk encryption standard
  3. US News & World Report: Charter to launch nation’s fastest broadband service
  4. TechFlash reports Amazon surprises with Q4 results, beating estimates
  5. WD announces Q2 revenue of $1.8 billion and net income of $14 million, or $0.06 per share
  6. Sony sinks to Q3 loss, Nintendo cuts outlook
  7. Analyst: WoW made up half of Acti-Blizz earnings
  8. VentureBeat: Will Intel let Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang spread graphics beyond PCs?
  9. TechFlash reports Intellectual Ventures hauls in new patents from Transmeta
  10. Motherboard.org asks, "Are AMD and ATI about to become extinct?"
  11. NordicHardware reports Smooth Creations planning something
    sweet
    for 2009 (touchscreen netbook & other products)
  12. VR-Zone reports Samsung doubles memory capacity using 4Gb DDR3 chips
  13. Ars Technica reports Pandora open-source handheld console inching closer to debut
  14. ATi-Forums reports RV740 will be Radeon HD 4730 / 4750 (write-up in German)
  15. Not playing in 3D yet? iZ3D announces a demo day at
    Fry’s Electronics and MicroCenter stores nationwide
  16. What’s behind the first 3D Super Bowl ads
  17. TweakTown on Blu-ray Disc release lineup for 2009
  18. Digital Trends has PC accessories and peripherals buyer’s guide
  19. Björn3D’s Stephanie update (young girl tragically striken with cancer)

Software

  1. X-bit labs on Catalyst 9.1 driver: performance express-test
  2. ATi-Forum: Catalyst 8.12 vs. Catalyst 9.1 test (write-up in German)
  3. C|Net reports Apple pulls MacBook graphics update
  4. Microsoft talks about Windows 7 with [OC]ModShop
  5. X-bit labs review Windows 7 beta: Like Vista only better
  6. SuperSite for Windows has Windows 7 feature focus: Windows Experience Index
  7. Advisory: Google Chrome 1.0.154.43 clickjacking vulnerability
  8. Microsoft: More Zunes coming in 2009
  9. Ars Technica reviews the Zune Marketplace
  10. ITreviewed on Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended

Gaming

  1. Sony Q3 PlayStation 3 sales fall
  2. Microsoft’s blunder of the decade: What Xbox should have been
  3. Steam news: Update Unreal Tournament 3 with Steamworks
    and Counter-Strike: Source update released
  4. Crysis Warhead patch to be released today
  5. Sins of a Solar Empire v1.13 change log
  6. Epic Games Forums: Some people are having trouble playing Gears of War (PC)
  7. Stella 2.7.2 released (Atari 2600 emulator)
  8. Gaming Heaven previews Cryostatis (PC)

Systems and storage

  1. ITreviewed on Alienware M17 gaming laptop
  2. TG Daily reports AMD never did hold the highest 3DMark record
  3. Silicon Madness posts Phenom II X4 925 benchmarks
  4. AnandTech: Stuck at 4GHz with the Phenom II X4 940…
  5. Overclock3D reviews DFI X58 T3eH8 Ultra
  6. Björn3D reviews Asus P6T
  7. Legit Reviews on ASRock N7AD-SLI
  8. bit-tech and Hardware Canucks review 6GB G.Skill PC3-12800 triple channel kits
  9. Benchmark Reviews on 120GB OCZ Apex SSD

Multimedia

  1. CPU3D reviews Sapphire Atomic HD 4870 X2 (H2O)
  2. Tech ARP’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 overclocking guide
  3. X-bit labs review EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC
  4. Elite Bastards review HIS HD 4850 IceQ 4 TurboX 512MB
  5. Hard Tecs 4U on real power consumption of graphic cards (in German)
  6. InsideHW reviews ViewSonic VX2260wm display
  7. HardwareZone on Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision
  8. ITreviewed on Dell 3130cn network color laser printer
  9. Rbmods on Logitech Squeezebox Boom
  10. X-bit labs review Das Keyboard
  11. Overclockers Club reviews Razer Lycosa Mirror keyboard

Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Legit Reviews has a first look at Energizer Zinc Air prismatic battery
  2. TechwareLabs review 850W In Win Commander PSU
  3. ThinkComputers reviews 700W FSP Power Mod modular power supply
  4. circuitREMIX reviews 3 high wattage PSUs by Antec, Cooler Master, and Thermaltake
  5. Overclockers Club reviews SilverStone Fortress case
  6. Hardware Bistro reviews In Win Na 3.5" external HDD enclosure
  7. CowcotLand reviews akasa Elite HDD enclosure (in French)
  8. Ap0calypse and Viper Lair review OCZ Vendetta 2 HSF
  9. EOC reviews Zalman CNPS9300AT CPU cooler
  10. Tech-Reviews on Gelid Silent Spirit CPU cooler and GC1 thermal paste

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