Archive for June, 2005

WWSA: What will Steve Announce, Follow-up

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

I meant to get to this sooner, but things have been hectic around the MacHTPC headquarters, AKA my place. I wanted to examine some of the predictions of what would be announced at the recent WWDC 2005. Given the nature of the big announcement, I guess none of us really came close, but here were […]

Cringely is off his rocker on the Apple Intel merger

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

The funny thing about Bob Cringely is that while he is one heck of a computer historian and is often spot on with his analysis; he’s just as prone to delving out flights of the imagination and repackaging them as educated-guesstimations. In his

IBM to release details on cell processors

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

IBM plans to reveal key details of their up-coming “Cell” processors today, It’ll be interesting (or not) to see what the IBM ‘roadmap’ looks like in more detail. With Apple’s shift to Intel processors IBM is left with Sony and the PS3 as one of the biggest customers for the new press release I cited […]

Apple Confirms Intel rumors

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Steve Jobs opened the WWDC 2005 conference by saying “Today is an important day” Accurate as that statement was; it belied the bomb shell that was to come. Job’s went on to Apple Press Release:

Apple eyes Hollywood, this could be what we’ve waited for

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

If this Cult of Mac article in full as the author in my mind at least, has his ducks in a row. Without going into unnecessary detail this all may boil down to Hollywood, movies and digital rights management. He also provides plausible ways the OSX on 486 architecture dilemma could be solved. Great read […]

Intel inside Macs

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

Shuttle and MSI won’t stoop to AOpens level

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

AOpen’s “mini” PC sure has caused quite a stir, so much in fact that other companies are already stepping up to the plate and stating that they wont be manufacturing mini clones. It’s nice to see that Shuttle and MSI are following the road less traveled, but I have to wonder if other less scrupulous […]

ATI H.264 Acceleration

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

While reading a bit of tech news, I ran across a few stories H.264 being the primary digital video codec in QuickTime 7 used for MPEG-4 playback. Given the Mac mini’s shortcomings with full screen 1080i frame rendering, and 720p with some hardware, I wonder if Apple’s relationship with ATI could be used to produce […]

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