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xlr8yourmac has news from the tinkering front again. Some guy got a Voodoo5 into a PowerMac 6500 (despite the 7" limitation), others note that flashing the Voodoo4 AGP PC to Mac didn't work for them either (so it's basically just a lucky game), and the WiredDVD cards are really cheap now too. Other notes praise the new dictational/OS commanding software iListen, some rumors etc.
Rumors or bummers?
MacUser UK has some new rumors on upcoming speedbumps for both the G4 and G3 processors. Believe what you want to believe, just don't ask me what's true or not. I've heard a lot of BS in that area ad so far nothing ever turned out right.
Traitor in the ads:)
Techweb notes that Intel has hired Ken Segall to think about a good ad campaign for the Pentium 4 next Spring. Segall is the same man that started Apple's award-winning (but probably not as famous, as they say) "Think Different" campaign in 1998. On the other hand, Intel really desperately needs better ads, their latest P3 ad with the 3 painting dummies is more than just contraproductive ("Hey look, they're too stupid to get it done right, even when there's 3 of them!"). Good luck Intel, I hope your next ads will make sense.
1.7GHz wow, that's...hot!
the register notes that AMD plans to push its current Athlon processor, using the 0.18micron process up to 1.7GHz, before they switch to the less power-hungry 0.13micron process. The register is now a bit concerned, that AMD may risk to embarrass itself by trying to sell a chip that actually runs at its design limit, much like the P3 1.13GHz. I honestly wouldn't want a chip what would melt through the floor if it fell out of the PC.
MOSR also has a few interesting news. First of all they also talk about the upcoming speed bumps and announcements Apple is going to bring us at MWSF, or is not going to..., and it also talks about Apple's new retail strategy. Interesting what they think 2001 is going to bring...
PS2 tech stuff
FiringSquad takes a deep look at the PlayStation 2 and mainly its innards and explains how it works. A must read for all the PS2 owners.