xlr8yourmac.com has, among others, more details on the Mac product range Creative Labs is going to bring us during the rest of the year. Yes, there is a lot in the works from these guys, and yes, they're all very cool:) I'm looking forward to that very much.
The secret third knight?
Shugashack notes that they have dug up a new, so far unknown, graphics card known by the name "KYRO", which outperforms even a Voodoo5 5500, and that at a retail price of less than 200$! Sounds like a killer, eh? Check out their page, they've got some links there too.
the register notes that Apple and Real have announced a cooperation (kind of at least) with the upcoming MPEG 4 standard for streaming multimedia. Neither of both sides has announced support of the other API in their client versions, but Real will include Quicktime support in their server app.
Apple UK growing
the register reports that Apple UK has successfully raised its marketshare by 46% to a now fairly acceptable 3.5% of total marketshare. I wonder how the rest of Europe is doing.
Portable or Powerable
the register notes that Transmeta might have a 1GHz chip (Crusoe family) ready by the end of the year, consuming only about 4-5 watts of power. The register sees new danger for Intel, as now another chipmaker has entered the mobile market, where Intel has so far been a solid leader. AMD is still screwing around with the K7 and its power consumption, and the PowerPC is being ignored as usual, so yes, Intel has been leading there so far. Time for a change maybe.
FiringSquad has written up a two parted article on how RAM works (in PCs at least) and what it is etc etc. Might be an interesting read for many of you. Congrats to FS here: That article is comprehensive and correct, a good read indeed.
UMA 2 news
MOSR again has some cool news on the UMA 2 chipset/motherboard, but nothing new really.
More PPC rumors
AppleInsider picks up IBM's 750CX and 750CXe announcement once again, and adds a few juicy rumors to it, especially for the 750CXe, which is dubbed to sport 512KB of on-die cache now, with support for L3 cache as well. Apple's strategy to move over to the G4 may make sense in terms of not backtracking again, but in terms of speed, the G3 sequels may turn out to be at least equally fast. Who said the G3 was dead?