Ivy Bridge 22nm works with H67 and P67 Intel finally came to its senses to use the same socket and make the 22nm Ivy Bridge pin and software compatible to Sandy Bridge x67 boards, and this happens to be the chipset that is affected with a huge embarrassment and SATA 2 recall bug. Now that is ironic. Fudzilla

Motorola's new 15 seconds of anti-Apple 1984 ad If you had thought, or even hoped, that a Motorola ad released earlier this week, railing at Apple's alleged controlling of the world, was the real thing, then you will be disappointed. However, if you live your life believing that Apple's bells, whistles, balls, and chains prevent you from walking and thinking, you may rejoice a little more. CNET

Throwing away your old computer just got harder in Europe New rules on disposing of your old laptop, printer or mobile phone look set to come into force in the European Union. The European Parliament on Thursday voted to pass stricter laws on how the bloc deals with electronic and electrical equipment waste. ITworld

Is it getting more stressful to work in IT? Feeling stressed at work? Could be a good thing, especially if you're in IT. Anxiety levels for all Americans have been rising steadily for decades, to the point that 28 percent of Americans will suffer some level of diagnosable anxiety disorder during their lives, most more than once. ITworld

Doing the outsourcing Except for a few odd jobs, I had been out of work for nine months when I was offered a job setting up an offshore help desk, with the possibility of more such work to follow. I want to refuse. My father’s auto-industry job was outsourced, and I don’t feel right helping co-workers lose their I.T. jobs. The NY Times

Internet piracy boosts anime sales, study concludes A prestigious economics think-tank of the Japanese Government has published a study which concludes that online piracy of anime shows actually increases sales of DVDs. The conclusion stands in sharp contrast with the entertainment industry's claims... TorrentFreak

Gigabyte releases tool that checks if SATA devices are affected by faulty Intel chipset Gigabyte has released a free tool that supposedly checks if the SATA ports you are using are affected by the Intel 6 series chipset flaw. VR-Zone