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The breadbox is where we keep the Shortbread—constantly updated links to stories and articles of interest around the web. Shortbread is brought to you by TR's miraculously diligent Colton Westrate (aka drfish).

Posted October 19, 2017


My apologies to the chef, but that bisque looks kinda nasty.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Office network upgrade part 1: infrastructure @ PC Perspective
  2. pi-top gets kids building modular laptops @ New Atlas
  3. Swiftpoint Z mouse review @ bit-tech (a $230 mouse, eek!)
  4. Noctua NH-U14S air vs. Enermax Liqtech 240 liquid cooler for Threadripper @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  6. Cooler Master MasterWatt 650W review @ Hexus
  7. Mesh Liquid P3 KG Thermaltake liquid-cooled system review @ KitGuru
  8. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED review @ Neowin
  9. Roccat Isku+ Force FX keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  10. HighPoint SSD7101 series SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  11. Netgear R8000P Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi router with MU-MIMO reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games and VR

  1. Halo Recruit on Windows pits you in VR against a flat screen @ Upload VR (speaking of Halo)
  2. If you don't own this Russian van, your Tetris collection is incomplete @ Quarter To Three
  3. UK government responds to loot box questions (vaguely) @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Zen Studios and Pinball FX3 decide zen is not enough @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 3D prints and food @ HackADay
  2. Click your heels thrice, hail a cab home @ HackADay (wickedly clever)
  3. Researchers craft an LED just two atoms thick @ ArsTechnica (RGB ETA TBD)
  4. ZTE points to the future with the first foldable, dual-screen smartphone @ New Atlas
  5. The fine art of heating and cooling your beans @ HackADay

Tech news and culture

  1. Alphabet's X delivery drones drop burritos in Australia @ New Atlas
  2. The internet is ripe with in-browser miners and it's getting worse each day @ Slashdot
  3. Magic Leap raises another $500+ million in Series D funding @ Upload VR (how?!)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. These sneakers were inspired by Philadelphia Cream Cheese @ foodandwine.com
  2. Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band members are now for sale @ foxnews.com
  3. Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB case review @ ThinkComputers

7 comments — Last by LoneWolf15 at 3:22 PM on 10/20/17

Posted October 17, 2017


Yes, these are legit suggestions based on my actual shopping history.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Chris McVeigh's My First Computer DOS Edition—review@ TheBrothersBrick
  2. Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. Antec P110 Luce review @ bit-tech
  4. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review @ Guru3D
  5. Intel i5-8400 CPU review: 2666MHz & 3200MHz gaming benchmarks @ Gamers Nexus
  6. Toshiba OCZ TR200 960GB & 480GB SSD review @ HardwareCanucks
  7. MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ Hexus
  8. Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB hard drive review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Asus ZenBook UX430UA Ultrabook review @ KitGuru
  10. Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake memory benchmark analysis @ TechPowerUp
  11. Intel Core i5-8400 review @ TechSpot
  12. HAVIT HV-KB378L gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  13. AOC AG251FZ 240Hz FreeSync monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  14. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 2 (2017) review: nearly perfect with OLED @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. It's on: giant robot battle to be streamed live this week @ New Atlas (7 PM PST tonight!)
  2. It will blow you away: IGN buys Humble Bundle @ Rock Paper Shotgun (ugh)
  3. People like the most boring characters in Dungeons & Dragons @ Quarter To Three
  4. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed into 2018 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (probably means it'll hit Steam sometime in 2020)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Making ice cream with heavy metal @ HackADay
  2. Drone gets blasted with whale breath—for a good cause @ New Atlas
  3. Get down to the die level with this internal chip repair @ HackADay
  4. Evidence suggests updated timeline towards Yellowstone's supervolcano eruption @ Slashdot
  5. Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems @ ArsTechnica

Tech news and culture

  1. Over 500 million PCs are secretly mining cryptocurrency, researchers reveal @ Slashdot
  2. Would you share your selfies on a giant 3D head? @ New Atlas (am I weird to think this is cool?)
  3. Learn to code, it's more important than English as a second language, says Apple CEO @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Mac 'n' cheese donuts are here, and they're more amazing than you'd ever imagine @ westchestermagazine.com
  2. Ordered an extra cheese pizza? Here's how much you actually get, according to Reddit @ foodandwine.com (surprisingly interesting)

15 comments — Last by blastdoor at 1:58 PM on 10/18/17

Posted October 12, 2017


Let me have this.

PC hardware and computing

  1. A peek inside Lenovo's Yamato ThinkPad testing laboratory @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500P review @ Guru3D
  3. Overclocking the Intel 8600K—delidded on air and water @ HardOCP
  4. Asus ZenScreen MB16AC USB Type-C portable monitor @ KitGuru
  5. Logitech G603 and G613 LightSpeed wireless mouse and keyboard review @ Legit Reviews
  6. ASRock X299 OC Formula review @ Tom's Hardware

Games and VR

  1. This is how good PS3 games were meant to look @ ArsTechnica
  2. Blizzard internship hints at new Overwatch project @ Blue's News
  3. Civilization 6 is getting a religion reboot in the Fall 2017 update @ PC Gamer
  4. Making The Orange Box: how 3 Valve games became 1 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  5. Valve announces the first big SteamVR 2.0 feature: waaay more space @ ArsTechnica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 2.5D Printing? @ HackADay
  2. Odd, potato-shaped dwarf planet has ring, may not be a planet @ ArsTechnica
  3. A giant, mysterious hole has opened up in antarctica @ Slashdot
  4. Build your own wave tank @ HackADay (I've always wanted one of these, and one of those cool recirculating-sand-erosion "stream tables" too)

Tech news and culture

  1. Virtual Zuck fails to connect @ Slashdot
  2. Tim Cook says the tech "doesn't exist" for quality AR glasses yet @ ArsTechnica
  3. Amazon is reportedly building a doorbell that lets drivers into your house @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. New cave-dwelling eyeless creature baited with stinky cheese @ LiveScience
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's has candy corn pizza and you can get it for free @ Food & Wine
  3. Too much cheese lands driver in pickle @ BBC

9 comments — Last by drfish at 10:36 AM on 10/13/17

Posted October 10, 2017


Purse? Laptop bag? You decide.

Coffee Lake Roundup

  1. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 review @ PC Perspective
  2. Initial numbers on the Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 @ AnandTech
  3. Intel Core i7 8700K processor review @ Guru3D
  4. Intel Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake) and Z370 chipset review @ bit-tech
  5. Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K & i5-8400 review @ HardwareCanucks
  6. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 (14-nm Coffee Lake) @ Hexus
  7. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 Review @ HotHardware
  8. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 (w/ Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7) review @ KitGuru
  9. Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 processor review @ Legit Reviews
  10. Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  11. Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  12. Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  13. Intel Core i3-8350K 4.0 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  14. Intel Core i7-8700K review @ TechSpot
  15. Intel Core i7-8700K processor review @ ThinkComputers
  16. Intel Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K review @ TechSpot
  17. Core i7-8700K review @ Tom's Hardware
  18. Intel i7-8700K review vs. Ryzen @ Gamers Nexus

Z370 Motherboard Roundup

  1. Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 review @ Guru3D
  2. Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming review @ Guru3D
  3. MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming review @ Guru3D
  4. Asus ROG Maximus X Hero review @ Guru3D
  5. MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming review @ bit-tech
  6. Asus ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming @ bit-tech
  7. Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming @ Hexus
  8. Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  9. Asus ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming motherboard review @ KitGuru
  10. MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard review @ KitGuru
  11. MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming 'Coffee Lake' motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon review @ Guru3D
  2. Video: Asus ROG Strix Vega 64 tear-down @ Gamers Nexus
  3. Aerocool Project 7 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  4. AOC AGON AG322QCX 144Hz Freesync 31.5in curved gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. D-Link DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Datamancer Diviner keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD review (512GB) @ TheSSDReview
  8. BenQ PD2710QC QHD/IPS Designer monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  9. FSP Hydro 750W Platinum power supply review @ PC Perspective
  10. The ADATA XPG SX950 480GB SSD review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Psychonauts 2 shows off first playable area and a goat @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Being a shovelware developer on Steam just got a lot harder @ Quarter To Three
  3. 40 people are playing Europa Universalis IV together in a real castle @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Astronaut Scott Kelly describes one year in space—and its after effects @ Slashdot
  2. Hovering questions about magnetic levitation @ HackADay
  3. Step outside the ISS in first ever 360-degree spacewalk video @ New Atlas
  4. Mattel withdraws kid-focused "smart hub" from market after complaints @ ArsTechnica
  5. Dumbo never forgets to fill your glass @ HackADay
  6. Vice President Pence vows US Astronauts will return to the Moon @ Slashdot
  7. Trading bird food for cigarette butts @ HackADay (I both love and am terrified by this idea)

Tech news and culture

  1. Blue roads and glowing signs—how this startup's tech lets cars see the world @ ArsTechnica
  2. Elon Musk says Tesla could rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with batteries, solar @ Slashdot
  3. GAW Miners founder owes nearly $10 million to SEC over Bitcoin fraud @ ArsTechnica
  4. 20 years of Stuff That Matters @ Slashdot (if you've been to the TR BBQ, you've been to the town where Slashdot was born)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. String cheese for $215 per pound? At this auction, yes @ Winsconsin State Journal
  2. Destiny 2: How to cheese Leviathan raid boss @ Screen Rant

9 comments — Last by blastdoor at 7:54 PM on 10/10/17

Posted October 5, 2017


Spy-cat is chic af.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Riotoro CR1080 compact PC case review @ Guru3D
  2. Enermax Liqtech TR4 AIO liquid CPU coolers review @ HardOCP
  3. Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop review @ HotHardware
  4. AOC AGON AG251FG 240Hz G-Sync monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Air versus water cooling on AMD Ryzen Threadripper with Noctua coolers @ Legit Reviews
  6. Norton Core router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. CRYORIG R1 Ultimate cooler review @ TechPowerUp
  8. The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Could RPGs be more fun if they let you be more flawed? @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Random: there's a Mario and Peach marriage license available in Japan @ NintendoLife
  3. Battlestar Galactic Deadlock is the sci-fi strategy game I'd have killed for in 2005 @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. NASA tries an inflatable room on the space station, likes it @ ArsTechnica
  2. Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes @ New Atlas
  3. World's largest telescope stopped by LED @ HackADay
  4. Keecker finally makes a play for living room dominance @ New Atlas (what in the world?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Labneh is the creamy, tangy spread I'll take over cream cheese ANY day @ bonappetit.com
  2. Wacky World of Rubber: Hail to the cheese @ rubbernews.com

10 comments — Last by drfish at 2:21 PM on 10/06/17

Posted October 3, 2017


These guys totally fit the bill.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel VROC tested!—X299 VROC vs. Z270 RST, quad Optane vs. quad 960 PRO @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master Cosmos C700P review @ Guru3D
  3. Enermax Platimax DF 1200W PSU review @ HardOCP
  4. Sennheiser GSP 350 headset review @ KitGuru
  5. SteelSeries Sensei 310 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Cherry MX Board 3.0 keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  7. MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC motherboard review @ Tom's Hardware
  8. Logitech PowerPlay Wireless Charging Pad reviewed with G903 and G703 gaming mice @ Legit Reviews
  9. The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier motherboard review: 4-way SLI and 5 gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. 3D print and sell your own Valve merchandise @ Blue's News
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II, no, the other two, gets restored multiplayer @ Quarter To Three
  3. Insta360 Pro review: the 8K 360 camera the VR industry needs @ Upload VR
  4. Skyrim's Creation Club enters beta, offers Survival Mode free for starters @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Kalashnikov takes a shot at building a hoverbike @ New Atlas
  2. Japanese coastal species rode tsunami debris to the US @ ArsTechnica
  3. MIT's tiny "superhero" robot dresses for the job at hand @ New Atlas
  4. Musk revises his Mars ambitions, and they seem a little bit more real @ ArsTechnica

Tech news and culture

  1. Critical EFI Code in millions of Macs isn't getting Apple's updates @ Slashdot (uhh...)
  2. Apple recommends children under 13, twins and siblings do not use Face ID on iPhone X  @ Slashdot (uhh...)

Cheese, memes, RGB LEDs, and a mosquito-repellent phone?

  1. I am a pioneer in the glorious future of online cheese shopping @ motherboard.vice.com
  2. LG is releasing a mosquito-repellent phone, but it probably won't work @ ArsTechnica (not a lot of positive buzz over this thing)

17 comments — Last by EzioAs at 6:14 PM on 10/05/17

Posted September 28, 2017


Wait, didn't we just do this one?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ROG Poseidon Platinum review @ bit-tech
  2. Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti liquid cooled video card @ HardOCP
  3. Review: Gigabyte Aero 15X @ Hexus
  4. Intel Core i5-7640X 4.0 GHz @ TechPowerUp
  5. EVGA 850 B3 PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  6. The ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 motherboard review @ AnandTech
  7. Marseille mCable Gaming Edition—remove aliasing with an HDMI cable! @ PC Perspective (interesting, I've often wondered about the possibility of externally applied AA)

Games and VR

  1. Hardware review: The SNES Classic Mini is the perfect link to the past @ Nintendo Life
  2. Are you ready to matriculate in Assassin's Creed Origins? @ Quarter To Three
  3. The people who still compete in Super Mario Kart, 25 years later @ Polygon
  4. Stellaris timelapse shows 200 years passing in 5 minutes @ Rock Paper Shotgun (this is awesome, but it nearly has me convinced to get Endless Space 2 instead)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Monstrous USB power bank @ HackADay
  2. Why octopuses are building small "cities" off the coast of Australia @ ArsTechnica (not Octopi)
  3. One of the original Sputniks goes up for auction @ New Atlas (for the space nerd who has everything?)

Tech news and culture

  1. Live-action penguin hunter videos show new squishy cuisine @ New Atlas
  2. Dyson says it will spend $2.7 billion developing an electric car @ ArsTechnica (Bruno wouldn't let me get away with the obvious joke here, so I'm leaving it up to you guys in the comments)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Deepcool Gammaxx GT RGB air cooler review @ KitGuru
  2. Memory scaling on Ryzen 7 with Team Group's Night Hawk RGB @ AnandTech
  3. Saudi minister fired after textbook shows Yoda at UN signing ceremony @ ArsTechnica
  4. Make your grilled cheese grin with this smiley bread cutter @ dailydot.com (clearly, the thing that grilled cheese sandwiches were missing was holes in the bread)

17 comments — Last by ronch at 12:02 PM on 10/02/17

Posted September 26, 2017

Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X Roundup

  1. The Intel Core i9-7980XE and 7960X review: Skylake-X at $1999 and 18-cores @ PC Perspective
  2. Intel Core i9-7980XE review @ bit-tech
  3. Intel i9-7980XE & i9-7960X performance review @ HardwareCanucks
  4. Review: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X) @ Hexus
  5. Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core processor review @ Legit Review
  6. Intel Core i9-7980XE & 7960X review @ TechSpot
  7. Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core processor review @ ThinkComputers
  8. Intel Core i9-7960X review: Skylake-X at 16 cores @ Tom's Hardware
  9. The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU review part 1: workstation @ AnandTech
  10. Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X review: Intel attacks AMD Threadripper @ HotHardware

Other PC hardware and computing

  1. Asustor AS6210T NAS review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. ADATA Ultimate SU900 SSD review (512GB) – 3D MLC, but at what cost? @ TheSSDReview
  3. Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ review @ TechSpot
  4. Koolance VID-NX1080 GPU water block @ TechPowerUp
  5. MicroTik RB750GR3 hEX router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Mini review – the world’s smallest! @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews - Enermax Platimax DF 600 - 600W power supply @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: Aerocool Project 7 750W PSU @ Hexus
  9. Nanoxia Project S Mini review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Neko Atsume gets a VR adaptation because cats @ Upload VR
  2. The Battle Royale between Battlegrounds and Fortnite has started @ Quarter To Three
  3. Former Valve artist's portfolio includes mystery co-op fantasy game, rad female TF2 characters @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I've always wondered if Valve was saving a female cast for the 10-year anniversary)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Pneumatic origami @ HackADay (nice effort guys, now, scale it up)
  2. Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object @ New Atlas
  3. 'Dear Apple, the iPhone X and Face ID are Orwellian and creepy'  @ Slashdot
  4. Lockheed Martin's laser weapon takes down 5 drones in live-fire demonstration @ New Atlas

Tech news and culture

  1. Walmart to trial delivery service that restocks your fridge @ New Atlas
  2. Ford is using Microsoft's HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality @ Slashdot
  3. Japanese turbines catch the waves to harvest energy and protect the coastline @ New Atlas (one step closer to Total Annihilation)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Is cheese healthy? @ cnn.com
  2. Asus Cerberus mechanical RGB keyboard review @ KitGuru
  3. The FDA is coming around to the idea that cheese, microbes, and mold can work just fine @ time.com

15 comments — Last by HERETIC at 11:39 PM on 09/27/17

Posted September 21, 2017


Surely, it can mean nothing else.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Core i7-7800X review @ bit-tech
  2. Review: Aorus X399 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  3. Reviews—Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  4. Asus ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Platinum Edition review @ Tom's Hardware
  5. HP Envy x360 15 review (w/ Core i7-7500U & GTX 940MX) @ KitGuru
  6. The Cherry G80-3494 MX Board Silent mechanical keyboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Steam now fighting review bombs with diagrams @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. PUBG CPU core benchmarks—how many cores do you need? @ Legit Reviews
  3. Has Team Fortress 2 been improved by its updates? @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Hypersonic flight: threat or opportunity? @ New Atlas
  2. Wind chimes and dry ice make an unusual musical instrument @ HackADay
  3. Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required @ New Atlas
  4. Music box plays "Still Alive" thanks to automated hole puncher @ HackADay
  5. Knitting ALUs (and flipdots) @ HackADay (reminds me of a project I worked on a few years ago)

Tech news and culture

  1. Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a 'couple of years,' says founder @ Slashdot (obligatory Futurama)
  2. Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie @ ArsTechnica [insert joke about 'being back']
  3. Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps @ ArsTechnica (better cover up your RGB LEDs, folks)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The ultimate cheese bracket: picking the greatest cheese of all @ si.com
  2. The best thing to do to your Trader Joe's cheese? Marinate it @ bonappetit.com
  3. Riotoro Prism CR1280 Full Tower RGB review @ Guru3D
  4. iKBC F108 RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp

18 comments — Last by chuckula at 11:43 AM on 09/22/17

Posted September 19, 2017


Me ship looks like a s'more!

PC hardware 'n computin'

  1. MSI GS63VR gaming notebook—another take on Max-Q @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus TUF X299 Mark 1 review @     Guru3D
  3. Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 AM4 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Fixing bent pins on AMD's Ryzen PGA CPUs @ HardwareCanucks
  5. Review: MSI X399 Gaming Carbon Pro AC @ Hexus
  6. Best Ethereum mining GPUs—a benchmark and optimization guide @ HotHardware
  7. Reviews—Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  8. Synology DS418j DiskStation reviewed @   SmallNetBuilder
  9. ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Core i7 vs. Ryzen 5 with Vega 64 & GTX 1080 @ TechSpot
  11. Kingston KC1000 960GB PCIe M.2 solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  12. Aerocool Project 7 850W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  13. An AMD Threadripper X399 motherboard overview @ AnandTech
  14. Asus Republic of Gamers Scabbard gaming mat review @ KitGuru (callin' a mouse pad a 'scabbard' be pretty clever)

Games 'n VR

  1. Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf @ ArsTechnica
  2. LG Patents VR display for 'alleviating screen-door effect' @ Upload VR
  3. Build, gather, brawl, repeat: the history of real-time strategy games @ ArsTechnica
  4. Tooth and Tail review @ ArsTechnica (squeakin' o' RTS games)
  5. Rust introduces sitting down and frozen lakes @ Rock Paper Shotgun (nothin' like a good sit aft a hard day o' lootin')

Science, hacks, makers 'n gadgets

  1. A jet engine on a bike. What’s the worst that could happen? @ HackADay
  2. There's a logic to how squirrels bury their nuts @ Slashdot (crafty little tree rats)
  3. Illinois tests a blockchain-based birth registry/ID system @ Slashdot (chain, ye say?)
  4. Capsela is dead, long live Capsela @ HackADay (Capsela was right up thar wit' Lego fer me as a sprog, still 'ave me collection in th' hold)

Tech news 'n culture

  1. Avast! There's malware in that CCleaner software update @ ArsTechnica
  2. Can The Pirate Bay replace ads with a Bitcoin miner? @ Slashdot
  3. Futurama returns as a one-time-only radio drama with full voice cast @ ArsTechnica
  4. Automatica - Robots that play drums, guitar and turntables and destroy a warehouse @ New Atlas (clockwork buffoonery!)

Cheese, memes, 'n Arrr-GB LEDs

  1. French restaurants lament China's ban on stinky, soft cheese @ cnbc.com
  2. Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless headset review @ bit-tech
  3. Chipotle customers are slamming the chain's new queso as a 'crime against cheese' @ businessinsider.com (I don't reckon these scallywags understand th' meanin' o' 'crime')
  4. Quirky Mushroom House declared best shed of 2017 @ New Atlas (I know me a sub-reddit that 'inks otherwise)

29 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 4:11 PM on 09/20/17

Posted September 14, 2017


I was more of a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz guy back then. Wait, what?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seasonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W PSU review @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic review @ bit-tech
  3. ADATA SX8000 M.2 512 GB SSD review @ Guru3D
  4. XSPC RayStorm Threadripper waterblock on Ryzen 7 @ HardOCP
  5. Review: Corsair TX-850M 850W PSU @ Hexus
  6. be quiet! SFX L 600W power supply review @ KitGuru
  7. Open Mesh A40 & A60 access points reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  8. Silverstone Kublai KL07 review @ TechPowerUp
  9. Philips 349X7FJEW monitor review @ TFT Central
  10. Unitek 10-Port USB charging station review @     ThinkComputers

Games and VR

  1. Nintendo likes money again, bringing back NES Classic Edition "next summer" @ ArsTechnica
  2. AI recreates video game engine after watching two minutes of gameplay @ New Atlas
  3. Okami HD painted onto PC in December @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Electronic Arts is really excited about not letting you own any games @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Cassini on course for destruction after final Titan flyby @ New Atlas
  2. A noob's guide to McMaster-Carr @ HackADay (frequently an invaluable resource)
  3. Fire ant venom might contain treatment for psoriasis @ New Atlas
  4. Robot graffiti @ HackADay

Tech news and culture

  1. Amazon's Whole Foods price cuts brought 25 percent jump in shoppers @ Slashdot
  2. Rotten Tomatoes scores don't correlate to box office success or woes, research shows @ Polygon
  3. French company plans to heat homes, offices with AMD Ryzen Pro processors @ Slashdot
  4. Wolfram Alpha shows its work @ HackADay ("Obviously, I know how it works if I programmed my calculator to solve it for me"—did that line work on your math teachers?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Team Group Delta RGB DDR4-3000 16GB review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. Not your typical gender reveal: Minnesota couple decide to learn the sex of their baby with cheese @ dailymail.co.uk (sorry, slow week for cheese news)

16 comments — Last by just brew it! at 2:50 PM on 09/16/17

Posted September 12, 2017


Sour about my choice? It's also National Report Medicare Fraud Day.

PC hardware and computing

  1. How to hurricane-proof a Web server @ ArsTechnica (highly recommend reading)
  2. Nvidia WhisperMode tested—quieter gaming for notebooks @ PC Perspective
  3. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 review @ bit-tech
  4. Fractal Design Meshify C review @ Guru3D
  5. AMD Ryzen Threadripper waterblock comparison #1 @ HardOCP
  6. Review: Dell UltraSharp U2718Q @ Hexus
  7. Roccat Leadr wireless mouse review @ KitGuru
  8. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid—44 MH/s Ethereum mining @ Legit Reviews
  9. AMD A12-9800 review: infecting the AM4 platform @ TechSpot
  10. Drevo Calibur 71-key mechanical keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. Raidmax Alpha Prime case review @ Tom's Hardware
  12. The HP S700 and S700 Pro SSD review @ AnandTech
  13. HighPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID controller review @ TheSSDReview (worth a click just to see the craziness)

Games and VR

  1. Arma 3's humanitarian DLC drops from the sky @ Rock Paper Shotgun (pretty cool idea)
  2. Behind the effort to archive Nintendo's disappearing social network @ ArsTechnica
  3. Bethesda: Fallout Creation Club "is not paid mods" @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Activision figured out how to give away nothing for Call of Duty: WWII preorders @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Amphibious drone travels underwater and in the air @ New Atlas (well, sort of)
  2. Volcanic ice caves on Antarctica may host complex life @ ArsTechnica
  3. Architect turned cake-maker serves up mouth-watering geometric 3D-printed cakes @ New Atlas (I'd feel really bad about wrecking these to eat them)

Tech news and culture

  1. Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects @ ArsTechnica
  2. Elon Musk provides first full view of Crew Dragon spacesuit @ New Atlas
  3. Tesla temporarily boosts battery capacity for hurricane Irma @ Slashdot
  4. Squid ink may replace dental poking and prodding @ New Atlas (thetoothreport.com is available)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs (and another 'gaming chair')

  1. Where the Goats Are is a pretty, relaxing game about making cheese @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. ACS adds 153 Certified Cheese Professionals @ gourmetretailer.com (curdgratulations!)
  3. Pizza with cold, unmelted cheese is a New York thing, you wouldn't understand (but try it anyway) @ bravotv.com
  4. Cougar Armor gaming chair review @ TechPowerUp (you can have the chair in any color, as long as it's bright orange)

9 comments — Last by Mr Bill at 1:46 PM on 09/13/17

Posted September 7, 2017


Yeah, yeah, I know that's root beer...

PC hardware and computing

  1. The ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 Mini ITX motherboard review @ AnandTech
  2. ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Zotac 10 Year Anniversary Sonix 480GB PCIe solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Razer Blade Stealth (mid 2017) review @ TechSpot
  5. ASRock X299 Gaming i9 review @ TechPowerUp
  6. SteelSeries Apex M750 keyboard review @ Neowin
  7. Phanteks Evolv Shift X—glass and aluminium Mini-ITX tower case review @    KitGuru
  8. WD Blue And SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD review @ HotHardware
  9. Review: Aorus X299 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  10. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 versus Radeon R9 Fury X @    HardOCP
  11. ASUS Radeon ROG RX Vega 64 STRIX 8GB review @    Guru3D
  12. Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Protecting video game dogs and the silly lengths I go to @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. TPCast's Vive upgrade kit US pre-orders now online @ Upload VR
  3. Pokémon Go will get monster trading, one-on-one battles @ ArsTechnica
  4. One does not simply walk into the high-def era with Battle for Middle-Earth @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Polyurethane, meet 3D printing @ HackADay
  2. Democratic dogs sneeze for their supper @ New Atlas (one of our dogs just sneezes in faces, supper or not)

Tech news and culture

  1. Boston Red Sox caught red-handed using Apple Watch to steal signs @ ArsTechnica
  2. Google's Street View cars are now giant, mobile 3D scanners @ ArsTechnica
  3. Judge dismisses Shiva "I Invented EMAIL" Ayyadurai's libel lawsuit against Techdirt @ ArsTechnica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs (and occasionally gaming chairs)

  1. This Whole Foods map of French cheese is a crime against dairy @ mashable.com
  2. Clutch Chairz Throttle Series gaming chair review @ PC Perspective (please, buy a real chair)
  3. Adventurous drinkers fall for 'Cheese Tea' @ mentalfloss.com (I think this will be my last link to cheese tea until I can try it for myself)

17 comments — Last by etana at 1:41 PM on 09/08/17

Posted September 5, 2017


A local place makes a 29" pizza. This is how I have to transport it.

PC hardware and computing

  1. ECS Z270-Lightsaber and Z270H4-I motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Seagate Nytro 141 client SSD review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Swiftech Apogee SKF "Heirloom Series" CPU water block @ TechPowerUp
  4. D-Link COVR AC3900 whole home Wi-Fi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Two PCIe NVMe SSDs tested on six motherboards by Intel and AMD @ Legit Reviews
  6. MSI Clutch GM70 modular mouse review @ KitGuru
  7. Reviews—EVGA B3 850W @ JonnyGuru
  8. Review: Optoma UHD550X DLP home entertainment projector @ Hexus
  9. MSI B350 Tomahawk AM4 motherboard review @ HardwareCanucks
  10. HP S700 Pro 1 TB SSD review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR platform launching this holiday for $199 @ UploadVR
  2. Yo ho ho! Where did Sid Meier's Pirates! on iOS go? @ Quarter To Three
  3. Stardew Valley publishers tease slightly witchy project @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. The galaxy is once again a less lonely place in Star Wars Empire at War @ Quarter To Three
  5. Petz wouldn't exist without Night Trap @ Polygon (Petz got a lot of playtime in our household)
  6. Ark: Survival Evolved going underground in Aberration @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I'm not a big enough risk taker in Ark to ever see this content)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Hacking retail gift cards remains scarily easy @ Slashdot
  2. Researchers find an enzyme that harvests light to make hydrocarbons @ ArsTechnica
  3. How low-power can you go? @ HackADay (Shortbread link of the day)
  4. Stunning fake Polaroid camera performs magic @ HackADay (overhyped, but really slick)
  5. Aquarium robot cleans glass, shoots pics of your fish @ New Atlas (RoboSnail did it first but this is still quite cool, fun hacking potential too)

Tech news and culture

  1. Facebook has mapped the entire human population of earth @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Fines can't be paid with Chuck E. Cheese tokens, Massachusetts library reminds borrowers @ denverpost.com

24 comments — Last by derFunkenstein at 3:38 PM on 09/07/17

Posted August 31, 2017


Somebody set us up diatom.

PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Windale 4 and 6 CPU air cooler review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 gaming keyboard & mouse combo review @ ThinkComputers
  3. Biostar G330 SSD review (256GB) @ TheSSDReview
  4. Cyriorig H7 Quad Lumi review @ TechPowerUp
  5. The Asus ROG Zephyrus is a powerful Max Q laptop with one notable flaw @ TechCrunch
  6. Asus video card RMA experience and turnaround time in 2017 @ Legit Reviews
  7. Seasonic Focus Plus Gold (FX) 850W PSU review @ KitGuru
  8. Review: be quiet! SFX L Power 600W PSU @ Hexus
  9. Thermaltake View 27 Snow Gull-Wing Window case review @ HardOCP
  10. Crucial BX300 480GB SSD review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. The games chasing EVE's vision of a single shard MMO @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. GTA Online now has a battle royale mode @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Half-Life 2's Citadel as a 9-foot tall PC, and other awesome case mods from QuakeCon @ PC Gamer

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. New species of ancient marine reptile is the oldest of its kind @ New Atlas
  2. Robotic flippers shed new light on ancient animal @ New Atlas (speaking of plesiosaurs...)
  3. NASA's plan to stop a supervolcano from destroying the earth's climate  @ Slashdot
  4. 465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerability @ ArsTechnica
  5. Domino's market tests a self-driving pizza delivery car @ Slashdot (pizza delivery makes for an interesting spin on autonomous driving)

Tech news and culture

  1. Cortana and Alexa are coming together in surprising Microsoft/Amazon partnership @ Ars Technica (hmm...)
  2. Microsoft's open invitation to Valve, Nintendo and others to join Xbox One and PC crossplay @ Slashdot (hmm...)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Lawsuits over wood pulp in Parmesan cheese tossed by Chicago judge @ chicagotribune.com

16 comments — Last by BIF at 8:22 AM on 09/03/17

Posted August 29, 2017


Why'd you leave the plate upon the table?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Koolance CPU-390CI CPU waterblock review @ PC Perspective
  2. Thermaltake View 71 TG EATX case review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card review @ ThinkComputers
  4. ASRock X370 Gaming K4 review @ TechPowerUp
  5. HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4 memory kit review @ Legit Reviews
  6. Grado GH2 Heritage Limited Edition headphones review @ KitGuru
  7. Review: HP EliteBook x360 G2 @    Hexus
  8. AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 versus AMD Radeon R9 Fury @ HardOCP
  9. Samsung Chromebook Pro review: one misstep spoils the show @ Engadget
  10. ASRock X399 Taichi review @ Guru3D
  11. Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy and EDGE diskGO Secure Pro Secure USB thumb drives review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. PUBG players are paying insane prices for rare costumes @ PC Gamer
  2. PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds tops Steam player count @ Blue's News
  3. Steam reviewers bomb Dota 2 over lack of Half-Life 3 @ Ars Technica

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Remote controlled Nerf bomb @ HackADay
  2. Casting metal directly into 3D printed molds @ HackADay
  3. Thorium salt reactor experiments resume after 40 years @ New Atlas
  4. Quintuple-sized Lego go-kart @ HackADay (Shortbread link of the day)
  5. Bluetooth hula-hoop spins up space-saving fitness option @ New Atlas (they should call this a bula hooth *ducks*)

Tech news and culture

  1. Mystery of Civil War sub's sinking may be solved @ New Atlas
  2. The hyper-fragmented mess of streaming TV... and how it's only getting worse @ New Atlas (pretty sure we all saw this coming, hooray for choice?)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. How cheese changed the shape of the human skull @ New Atlas
  2. Team Group T-Force Delta RGB 2x 8 GB DDR4 @ TechPowerUp
  3. Tt eSports Ventus X RGB mouse review @ KitGuru
  4. Downtown LA's next Instagram trend actually combines cheese and tea @ eater.com (LA finally gets in on the cheesiness TR has been following for months)

21 comments — Last by willmore at 5:36 AM on 08/31/17

Posted August 24, 2017


Literally short bread, but technically quick bread.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Acer Predator Z271T with Tobii eye tracking @ PC Perspective
  2. AOC C4008VU8 UHD monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 liquid CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  4. Upgraders guide: Ryzen 3 vs. Core i5-2500K vs. FX-8370 @ TechSpot
  5. Fractal Design Celsius S36 review @      TechPowerUp
  6. Asus Lyra Home Wi-Fi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  7. Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017, 5th gen) @    Hexus
  8. MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium AM4 motherboard review @ Hardware Canucks
  9. Seasonic PRIME 1000W Gold power supply review @ HardOCP
  10. Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 and MM530 review @ bit-tech

Games and VR

  1. Let's celebrate BioShock's tenth birthday by engaging in a Randian trade @ Quarter To Three
  2. Anno 1800 announced, will take the series back to the past @ PC Gamer
  3. Jurassic World Evolution is a park-builder from Planet Coaster devs @ Rock Paper Shotgun (somehow I doubt this will be the same, but I have very fond memories of playing DinoPark Tycoon in the library at my middle school, including jumping out to DOS to copy the files onto a floppy to bring home, heh)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Anthouse isn't a robot dog, it's a dog's robot @ New Atlas
  2. Amphibious houseboat hits the open road @ HackADay (you guessed it, I want one)
  3. Elon Musk posts first photo of SpaceX's new spacesuit @ Ars Technica
  4. Open source modular rocket avionics package @ HackADay (there are no words in that headline that I don't like)

Tech news and culture

  1. Robot sub finds USS Indianapolis 72 years after sinking @ New Atlas
  2. Verizon to start throttling all smartphone videos to 480p or 720p @ Ars Technica
  3. Microsoft will never again sneakily force Windows downloads on users  @ Slashdot
  4. New Godzilla movie promises a radically different direction for the original kaiju @ Ars Technica (meanwhile, I'm eagerly awaiting Pacific Rim: Uprising)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Does avocado belong in mac and cheese? The internet has spoken @ today.com
  2. Corsair Gaming VOID PRO RGB Dolby headset review @ Guru3D

14 comments — Last by demani at 12:38 PM on 08/25/17

Posted August 22, 2017


Literally short bread, but not technically shortbread.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Review: Asus Radeon RX Vega 64 Strix Gaming @ Hexus
  2. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 review @ Guru3D
  3. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift review @ bit-tech
  4. Scythe Mugen 5 CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
  5. Tesoro Tuned In-Ear Pro review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Sound BlasterX AE-5 review @    HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. Spintires returning enhanced & expanded in MudRunner @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Developer plays Oculus and Steam games with Valve's Knuckles controllers @ UploadVR
  3. Fishing Planet’s PS4 trailer is the ultimate fish betrayal @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I took the bait when this first came out, but to lure me back in would require a pretty big change to the F2P model they're trolling)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Wield the power of molten metal @ HackADay
  2. 3D-printable robot arm is a sign language interpreter @ New Atlas
  3. 3-mile asteroid is the largest Earth-buzzing object NASA's ever seen @ New Atlas
  4. Yes, it really has taken NASA 11 years to develop a parachute @ ArsTechnica
  5. Krave antweight robot gets eaten and stays alive @ HackADay (if you've never watched antweight, or fleaweight, fighting robots before, I highly recommend it)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The allure of Argentina’s bubbling cheese @ nytimes.com
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's getting rid of animatronic house bands @ pitchfork.com (huh, in my experience, kids love Five Nights At Freddy's)

15 comments — Last by BurntMyBacon at 9:35 AM on 08/24/17