[01/21/2000]
Gamegear back!

IMG has restarted their "Gamegear" section. G-News evolved out of the first series of Gamegear after it was closed down due to lack of people. Now Ben Lee and I have restarted it and even Frank Bernier will start writing reviews for Gamegear again. We're looking forward to it. Of course I'll continue to update G-News however.

[01/21/2000]
ATA raids

xlr8yourmac.com has a report on ATA66 drive raids. Obviously a good card and a few good ATA harddrives can beat even an SCSI raid system. 40MB/sec transfer for a 106GB raid is pretty damn nice I'd say, and cheap.

[01/21/2000]
Fuel cell battery

the register reports that Motorola has developed a new kind of battery. The fuel cell battery promises to deliver more energy than current battery systems, thus elongating the duration of power feed. The battery works with alcohol and a platinum catalyst. I have already seen models of H (hydrogen) fuel cells on TV, and they worked great. It might take a while until these things come to the market though.

[01/21/2000]
K6-III has a mobile future

the register notes that AMD clearly aims its K6-3 chip into the mobile market. While the K6-3 is about as fast as the K6-2, it has significantly improved design and is pretty cool (íC). Since AMD has somehow had a bit of a problem getting the chips to speeds and to quantities, the K7 now rules the desktop business. That must be why AMD decided to make the K6-3's future a mobile one...

[01/21/2000]
More AMD

TechWeb also reports that AMD is going to add a few design changes to the K7 (aka Athlon) this year. Main points are on die Level 2 cache (that means even more transistors = more production cost) and a socketed version for the value PC market (= less cost). AMDs profits have reached a company record, according to TechWeb (and others).