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  1. CENS.com reports TSMC expected to land Nvidia and AMD’s 40nm foundry contracts;
    Nvidia expected to replace GTX 280 with 40nm GTX 216
  2. Steve Jobs: Blu-ray is a bag of hurt, no netbook planned
  3. Apple cuts prices on notebook computers
  4. Gizmodo has a brief history of MacBook redesigns and upgrades
  5. Intel asks court for more time with EU charges
  6. Samsung re-enters U.S. laptop market
  7. InfoWorld: get ready for next-gen mobile
  8. Fudzilla reports Microsoft bans 2GB netbooks due to license issues
  9. Tech ARP: Intel to launch new Core 2 desktop processors
    and Core i7 processor & Intel X58 Express chipset launch date details
  10. TG Daily reports Nehalem is already shipping and two rootkit-like
    kernel level vulnerabilities discovered in Windows on x86 and Itanium
  11. DigiTimes on the DRAM drag
  12. Warner Bros. licenses content for distribution on DivX certified consumer electronic devices
  13. Legion Hardware on building the ultimate budget gaming PC (October 2008)
  14. HardwareZone Iron Tech 2008: Singapore semi-finals
  15. Overclocker Café’s NZXT Avatar gaming mouse giveaway

Software and gaming

  1. Microsoft security bulletin summary for October 2008
  2. Ars Technica on Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2: watch this space
    and first look: Firefox 3.1 beta 1 officially released
  3. VR-Zone: is ForceWare 180.10 "Big Bang II" driver?
  4. WinHEC 2008 agenda confirms native VHD support
  5. Beta: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta now available
  6. Linux Summit will preview new advanced file system
  7. Elite Bastards and TestFreaks review Cyberlink PowerDirector 7 Ultra
  8. GamersHell has HardwareOC Crysis Warhead benchmark v1.1.1
  9. Kikizo’s interview with Valve’s Doug Lombardi
  10. EA CEO Riccitiello: last year for ‘offline-only’ games
  11. Shacknews reports Red Alert 3 (PC) goes gold
    and exclaims Red Alert 3 trailer brings the awesome
  12. GameSpot and IGN have first looks at Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment
  13. Guru3D’s Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway VGA performance review
  14. bit-tech reviews Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
  15. I4U reviews Crysis Warhead
  16. Gaming Heaven reviews Saints Row 2
  17. World of Warcraft achievement system FAQ
  18. FileShack has World of Warcraft 2.4.3 to 3.0.2 & 3.0.1 to 3.0.2
    patches and LEGO Batman demo

Systems and storage

  1. AnandTech on Apple’s MacBook / MacBook Pro redesign: a discussion of specifications
  2. Hexus.net reviews Novatech Centrino 2 X20mv Pro laptop: better than AMD Puma?
  3. CPU3D reviews YoYoTech Warbird Intel Q9550 & Radeon HD 4870 X2 gaming system
  4. VIA Arena reviews Match Tech M860 UMPC
  5. VR-Zone’s DFI LANParty UT X58-T3 board quick test
  6. Legit Reviews on EVGA 790i SLI FTW Digital PWM
  7. Everything USB reviews Corsair Flash Voyager Mini
  8. Ninjalane reviews QNAP TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS


  1. Phoronix reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X
  2. FiringSquad reviews AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  3. bit-tech reviews Palit Radeon HD 4850 Sonic
  4. Hard Tecs 4U reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 (in German)
  5. Benchmark Reviews on Palit GeForce 9800 GT Super+ 1GB
  6. techPowerUp! reviews Ultrasone HFI-680 headphones
  7. TweakTown reviews Microsoft SideWinder X5 gaming mouse‏
  8. DriverHeaven reviews Razer Salmosa gaming mouse

Power, casing, and cooling

  1. XSReviews on 530W XSpice Kira PSU
  2. Overclock3D reviews Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 chassis
  3. DragonSteelMods review AeroCool AeroRacer Pro case
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Apevia X-Qboii micro ATX case
  5. CowcotLand reviews Ikonik Zaria case (in French)
  6. Overclocker Café reviews Kingwin EZ-Dock HDD dock
  7. TechwareLabs review Icy Box IB-390 Series hard drive enclosure
  8. Madshrimps review Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU cooler
  9. FrostyTech reviews Evercool Transformer 6 heatsink
  10. Benchmark Reviews on Thermaltake V14Pro CPU cooler
  11. Hardware Canucks review Thermalright T-Rad² VGA cooler
  12. Hardware Secrets reviews Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo VGA Cooler