Apple and Powerlogix
xlr8yourmac notes that Apple has rewritten parts of their iTools license agreement. There was a little rumble around this lately, because the agreement included full allowance of Apple to use your iDisk stuff for anything. Now they have restricted it to advertising iTools.
Also, Powerlogix has reduced the price of all their CPU upgrade cards. Check it out.
Shugashack has news that during an interview with Activision and others, while talking about developing games for DC and PSX2, they also confirmed that they are developping for Microsoft's often rumored X-Box console. They can't say "it is coming", but they can say "we're developing for it".. I guess that means X-Box will never see the light of day:9
AMD goes 850
the register notes that distributors have announced Athlon 850 systems, backing AMD in the MHz race against Intel. The K7 850MHz is once again leading the MHz race. When will it ever stop? AMD and Intel: wait for Motorola to catch up, would you?
No Freemac, Apple blamed
the register reports that the company known as Freemac, who promised around 1 Million people to supply them with a free iMac, has now blamed Apple for not making any iMacs availlable.
"What we're telling our customers -- well over a million people who signed up -- is that Apple won't let you have a free computer," said Strum.
Cheeky guys after all, if they really want to waste their money in supplying people with free computers, why don't they make sure they have the machines before they do it? Ridiculous.
Psion and Mot
MacCentral reports that Motorola and Psion have teamed together to develop future handheld and wireless devices together. Surely a good thing to have a partner at least somewhere.
Hot swappable ATA RAID
MacCentral also notes that Promise has released a new product that allows users of PowerMacs G4 to install randomly any ATA harddrive and configure it to a Raid, swapping drives while the Mac is running etc... Surely a good solution until FireWire drives get native and internal.
MGL links at an interview with 3dfx's Brain Burke talking about the technology and features of the VSA-100 chip(set) and whether developers will take advantage of it or not.
Tom's hardware notes that MS has renamed their upcoming consumer OS to Windows ME, short for Millenium Edition. I must be honest with you, I have no idea what the difference between that and Windows 2000 is, I just know MS thinks there is one. I'll stay with my "Windows, not me".
IBM and the atoms
Slashdot notes that IBM has discovered how to create atom scale circuitry. think of the possibilities that would enable. Say...6000 G4 cores on one chip?
MOSR has various news. Pismo may be initially limited to 450MHz G3s, Mac OS X DP 3 may be ready really soon, and they have found a confirmating source for the Darwin-Crusoe port story. MOSR is always a good read.
3Dhardware.net has a link to an article comparing IBM and Quantum Harddrives. Read who is the real "Fireball".