nVidia and S3
Shugashack notes that the arch-rivals S3 and nVidia have come to an agreement in their dispute (it was about patents, I believe) and instead of hitting each other on the head, they decided to partner up and merge the best of each companies technology in the future. Oops, 3dfx, look out.
The standards war
the register also notes that Intel now also has to face the competition in other sectors, like the development of interface standards. Intel had just announced a new comm slot standard, when VIA, AMD and others announced their alternative. I start to think not all of this hassle is really only good for the customers.
xlr8yourmac has again a lot of hints and tips. This time concerning: Overclocked G4 Yikes issues, ZIF switch settings for NewerTech upgrades, where to get front panels for you Mac's internal drive bays and much more. Check it out.
Intel to creep back?
the register reports that Intel may be starting production of "Socket Seven" boards and chips again, maybe even abandoning "Slot One". Intel had abandoned Socket 7 (like the Macs ZIF socket), because "it couldn't reach higher clockrates", according to Intel. Now with comtetition growing everywhere, Intel may be forced to reintroduce the old standard again, to have more power behind the low-end section. Remember Apple changed from the CPU slot to ZIF, because ZIF supported faster bus speeds. Intel has indeed a snake-tongued PR department.
Carmack interview part 2
FiringSquad has posted the second part of their interview with id founder and lead programmer John Carmack. Check the last update for the first part of the interview.
MacWorld reports on the first 3 Megapixels digital cameras making it into the market. And 4 Megapixels is just down the street. There is some nice stuff going on in that part of the industry as well, oh yes.
Mot supports Intel
MacCentral notes that while AMD, Compaq and others have declared war against Intel's new communication slot standard, Motorola embraces it and has declared full support for Intel. Besides x86, all Intel technologies were pretty good, think about PCI, AGP, USB etc...
MHz race round two
ZDnet wraps up the happenings at ISSCC. Now AMD has demoed a 1.1GHz chip with a new "Thunderbird" core. I'm so tired of this, read it yourself.