xlr8yourmac.com again has various notes, mainly on CPU upgrade related stuff today. Mike also rediscovered why he likes the Mac so much.
the register doesn't have any interesting news at the moment, but they have revamped their site and given it a new design. Unfortunately the page takes about 3 times longer to load than before now, but it looks a little better now. Still, I think speed is more important than looks.
Read PC disks with Joliet name format
Mac3d.com notes that a new extension has been released that will allow you to read filenames on PC disk with more characters than before (8+3 so far, now it will be 31). This is a long awaited and very cool addition to the system.
MOSR has news on Mac OS X and it's 64bit capabilities (pretty much 99% it seems), IA-64 support and G5 future and some other things, which remain rumors at the time.
New x86 chips
news.com notes that Via has released their next generation Cyrix processor, the Cyrix III, running between 533 and 667Mhz (I don't understand why all the newspages are so afraid of writing 666MHz). The main strength of the chip is clearly the price: 75-160$ per piece.
Powerline standard frozen
Slashdot notes that the HomePlug Alliance has finally decided to adapt a 14Mbps standard for home networks over powerlines. A standard is yet to be defined in Europe, but this might be the "go" for further developments. Nice!
New iMac upgrades?
AppleInsider reports that Power-Logix is working on a 400MHz and 500Mhz version of their own iMac CPU upgrade card. The thingies might appear around MWNY.
3dhardware links to an article discussing the benefits of the upcoming and even faster ATA-100 standard (that might make it into the UMA-2 chipset as well).