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  1. Engadget reports Apple announces final Macworld, Steve Jobs won’t deliver keynote
  2. Apple will unveil netbooks next month, says analyst
  3. IDG: Macworld Expo still on for 2010, even without Apple
  4. China says within rights to block some websites
  5. Nvidia: MacBook Pro GPU material not faulty
  6. NordicHardware reports RV740 taped out
  7. DigiTimes reports Nvidia working with PC makers to force Intel to open the Atom platform
  8. VR-Zone reports Nvidia chipset for Intel Atom supports SLI
  9. Expreview reports AMD denies layoff rumors
  10. Best Buy offers buyouts, Q3 drops 77%
  11. Western Digital announces steps to realign its

    cost structure with a softer demand environment

  12. MPAA fears economic downturn will boost piracy
  13. TechDirt reports Canadian blank CD levy to increase by another 38%
  14. Shacknews reports job recruiters avoiding World of Warcraft players
  15. TechFlash reports software hiring flat in November
  16. Tweak.dk reports Gigabyte now has its own designed Radeon HD 4870
  17. AnandTech’s holiday case and power supply buyer’s guide
  18. TweakTown’s Christmas 2008 Blu-ray gift guide
  19. TheTechLounge’s holiday guide: earphones
  20. TG Daily reports new dark energy findings suggest Einstein’s theory is dead-on
  21. Iraq shoe-thrower inspires Bush-bashing web games
  22. Big Bruin’s college football bowl game challenge – win prizes from NZXT
  23. HotHardware on giving back: Intel’s “Need a Tech Makeover” video spotlights

Software and gaming

  1. What to do to protect your Internet Explorer (before the emergency patch is released)
  2. Microsoft sends out Windows 7 Beta 1 invites and on the road to IE 8 RC1
  3. AppleInsider reports OpenCL and OpenGL take on DirectX
  4. Nvidia OpenGL 3.0 support for Windows and Linux (181.00 driver)
  5. Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1
  6. Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer beta
  7. SuperSite for Windows reviews Windows Mobile 6.1
  8. DailyTech reports dev-team unlocks iPhone 3G
  9. Phoronix has Nvidia Linux 2008 year in review
  10. BodySound Technologies, Inc. introduces a $6,000 video game chair
  11. gamesindustry.biz reports PSP-4000 due for release in 2009
  12. UGO’s Fallout 3 DLC interview
  13. 1UP reports Fallout 3 PS3 patch fixes freezing bug, adds trophies
  14. Experience the intensity of Time Trial Mode in the Mirror’s Edge demo now
  15. Steam news: Team Fortress 2 update released
  16. Legit Reviews on Cryostasis PC game tech demo – Physics benchmarking
  17. Gaming Heaven reviews EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. VR-Zone’s Nvidia MCP79-based Atom nettop first look
  2. Laptop on Intel-powered convertible Classmate PC: the touch netbook to emulate
  3. InsideHW reviews MSI GX720 & GT735 gaming notebooks
  4. HardwareZone reviews Toshiba Portege R600: defying gravity
  5. HotHardware reviews EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 motherboard
  6. Guru3D reviews 6GB G.Skill DDR3 Gold triple channel kit
  7. bit-tech reviews 32GB Intel X25-E SSD
  8. X-bit labs review Level One N_One 11n wireless broadband router


  1. X-bit labs interviews Intel’s Visual Computing Group (Larrabee)
  2. bit-tech’s Christmas 2008 graphics performance roundup on Core i7
  3. Legit Reviews on Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe
  4. Overclockers Club reviews Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic
  5. Legit Reviews on Diamond HD 4870 1GB CrossFire
  6. Fudzilla: PowerColor HD 4870 LCS is the fastest HD 4870 around
  7. Futurelooks reviews Zotac Nitro VGA overclocking controller
  8. TechReviewSource on Sharp Aquos LC-52D65U 52″ LCD TV
  9. Everything USB reviews Samsung 10.2″ digital photo frame with UbiSync USB monitor
  10. [OC]ModShop reviews TeknMotion PulseWave PC gaming headset

Cases and cooling

  1. TechwareLabs review AeroCool AeroRacer Pro case
  2. XSReviews on NZXT Whisper case
  3. X-bit labs review Asus Lion Square and Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme
  4. Tweaknews reviews Noctua NH-C12P CPU cooler
  5. VR-Zone pits Asus Triton 81 vs Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme
  6. Björn3D reviews Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme
  7. SysOpt reviews OCZ Gladiator Max
  8. PureOverclock reviews Swiftech MCW-NBMAX water cooling block