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  1. C|Net cites report: Nvidia hit by S&P ratings downgrade
  2. IBM to lay off 5,000 US-based workers
  3. Kotaku reports Alienware laying off employees
  4. TG Daily reports AMD and Intel in 30-day mediation over x86 cross-license dispute
  5. Fudzilla reports Intel mulls challenging Nvidia over x86 plans
  6. DigiTimes reports Intel to adjust notebook CPU lineup, to launch new models in May
    and Intel aggressive in promoting CULV CPUs, says notebook makers
  7. Expreview: Nvidia’s scheme of single-PCB reference GTX 295 outlined
  8. Hardware-Infos on HD 4890: Available and another test (write-up in German)
  9. DailyTech has a report: iPhone 3rd gen details revealed
    and Michael Dell confirms MID or smartphone is on the way
  10. Blockbuster aims beyond stores with TiVo deal
  11. Ars Technica on how digital killed Big Music
  12. FTC: We’ll "come calling" about deceptive DRM
  13. Gigaom reports ISPs sell you out so they can sell you shows
  14. C|Net reports Comcast, Cox cooperating with RIAA in antipiracy campaign
  15. TechDirt shares its thoughts on Choruss
  16. DriverHeaven interviews Alexandra Kogan, marketing coordinator with Enermax
  17. USA Today reports leaving PCs on overnight costs companies $2.8B a year
  18. Website du jour: Comcast Voices


  1. April deadlines loom for Windows XP, Office 2003 product support
  2. Engineering Windows 7: Touching Windows 7
  3. Ars Technica: Dear netbook, thank you for Windows 7
  4. Mobile Burn reports Windows Marketplace submission rule could be costly for developers
  5. Tech ARP reports Microsoft Office 14 details leaked
  6. Phoronix on Intel Moblin v2 Alpha 2: It boots even faster
  7. PC World reports Firefox fix due next week after attack is published
  8. MacBook Pro graphics firmware update 1.0
  9. GPU-Z v0.3.3
  10. Nvidia GeForce 182.47 beta driver with OpenGL 3.0 / 3.1 support
    for 32-bit & 64-bit Windows XP and 32-bit & 64-bit Vista


  1. THR reports Warner Bros. backs new game console (OnLive)
  2. Shacknews shares OnLive hands-on impressions: A blocky view of the future of PC gaming
  3. FileFront to suspend its operations due to current economic conditions
  4. Utah video games bill vetoed
  5. Unofficial Windows 7 compatibility games list
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated
  7. Ubisoft announces Ruse
  8. Left 4 Dead update released
  9. Left 4 Dead blog: Building a better apocalypse
  10. Punkbuster update for Crysis Wars
  11. Shacknews: Fallout 3, Ico, and No More Heroes makers talk game design, regret,
    and cold medicine abuse and Punch-Out Wii impressions: Little Mac is back
  12. GameSpot covers GDC 09: Guitar Hero World Tour PC hands-on
  13. Steam news – 50% off Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
  14. GameTree Online has Prince of Persia for Mac as a digital download
  15. TechRadar UK offers opinion: You have no rights in World of Warcraft
  16. YouGamers review Eve Online: Apocrypha
  17. Björn3D reviews Dawn of War II
  18. Gaming Heaven reviews Red Alert 3 – Uprising (PC)

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. HardwareZone on the notebooks of yore – Portable past meets future
  2. X-bit labs review Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
  3. Overclock3D reviews MSI X58 Pro
  4. TweakTown reviews Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi
  5. bit-tech reviews Intel DG45FX mini-ITX motherboard
  6. Benchmark Reviews on ACard ANS-9010 DDR2 SATA RAM-drive
  7. Big Bruin reviews 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green
  8. PCShopTalk reviews 1TB Western Digital RE3
  9. Legit Reviews on 500GB WD Scorpio Blue notebook hard drive
  10. Everything USB reviews 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive
  11. MVKTech reviews 64GB Patriot Xporter Magnum
  12. I4U reviews 32GB OCZ Throttle eSATA flash drive
  13. HotHardware reviews Linksys by Cisco Media Hub NAS device


  1. Hexus.net has AMD Radeon HD 4890 benchmarked
  2. [H] Enthusiast’s MSI R4870 MD1G video card evaluation
  3. Spielesuechtig.de previews Sapphire HD 4870 512MB (in German)
  4. accelenation reviews GeForce GTX 295: New on old
  5. CPU3D reviews TwinTech GeForce GTS 250 XT OC Edition
  6. Digital Trends reviews Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
  7. bit-tech reviews Flip Mino HD camcorder
  8. Futurelooks reviews Hi-Den Vision HDMI 1080p digital photo and video viewer
  9. TestFreaks review Zivio Boom wireless Bluetooth headset
  10. Hi Tech Legion reviews Razer Arctosa ‘Black’ gaming keyboard
  11. Digital Trends reviews Logitech G19 keyboard for gaming

Power, casing, and cooling

  1. Technic3D reviews 750W Seasonic M12D PSU (in German)
  2. TweakTown reviews Tagan A+ Cupid 3 Mini-ITX HTPC chassis
  3. Overclockers Club reviews In Win Na external HDD enclosure
  4. PureOverclock reviews NZXT Sentry LX fan controller
  5. Björn3D reviews Titan G4TM Magic Pad notebook cooler
  6. X-bit labs test Prolimatech Megahalems and 12 other coolers for Core i7 overclocking
  7. FrostyTech reviews Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer
  8. Hardware Bistro reviews Noctua NH-U9B CPU cooler

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