Shugashack notes that IBM has suspended the release of its Crusoe based Notebook. It seems that IBM is concernec about the performance of Transmeta's chip. The more I hear those stories, the more I start to think that a powerful chip also is a power-hungry chip. The Alpha, the Athlon, the P3, they all use a hell lot of power, and we know they are quite powerful.
the register notes that AMD's new 760 chipset obviously has some serious trouble yet, according to Gigabyte (a major mobo manufacturer). The bug is expected to delay the official availability of any 760 based boards until December.
the register notes that Rambus has once again ruled a company with their army of lawyers. This time it is Samsung who gave in and agreed to pay royalties to Rambus Inc. for their claimed patents on the technology used in DDR-SDRAM. With this now roughly 40% of the world's DRAM market (NEC, Toshiba, Hitaki, Oki, Samsung) ahev to pay money to Rambus. It is clear that Rambus is only trying to raise the price on DDR-SDRAM to even out the difference between RDRAM and DDR-SDRAM. One thing is for sure though: These guys are soon going to be very lonely, as everybody hates them to death.
SharkyExtreme takes a look at 3dfx's latest offering, the Voodoo TV 200. The card features a TV and an FM Tuner and costs 99$. At the moment it's PC only, but I think it shouldn't be too hard to get those drivers working with Macs. On the other hand Formac has always had nice offerings in that sector.