FiringSquad recently looked at an upcoming case that is especially suited for LAN gears, ie computers that have to be powerful, yet portable enough to travel from LAN party to LAN party. The U-tron LAN gear is such a case, derived from a 19" rackmounter, it's small and yet fully featured. Very nice.
Update: I just noticed this link now also reviews the final product. Very nice still.
Fox has some comprehensive info on the "possibly soon to be" law SSSCA, that you've surely heard of before. It would basically require PCs to be certified before allowed into the retail channels, allow for spyware taht would prevent you from owning copyrighted material etc. Another stupid U.S. idea, but at least THEY gotta handle it now.
New nVidia drivers
MG has linked, in case you don't have them yet, to Apple's latest set of nVidia graphics card drivers. Aparently quite a bit faster than the previous version.
AMD intros XP 2100+
the register reports that in time for the launch of CeBit 2002, AMD is introducing 3 new chips, the Athlon XP 2100+, still based on Palomino 0.18 micron, running at 1733MHz, and aparently maxing out the current core tech (requiring a switch to 0.13 micron for the next rev.), as well as the Athlon MP 2000+ and a mobile AMD Athlon 1600+.
Shacknews has some links to the first reviews already.
Rubberband guns revisited
The National Post reports on a small company making some awesome rubber band guns and even a 144 shot gattling gun - fully automatic. Now this is nothing new, as I have seen this alread in a German gun magazine around 1996, but it's still cool. But still not as cool as my own solution. (that I should probably have patented).
EV Nova is Gold
IMG reports that EV NOva has finally gone Gold, but those bastards at Ambrosia want to wait for the CDs to be pressed before releasing it for download over the web. Means at least another week of waiting, very annoying and unnecessary.
Navy Seals released
NS-CO.net has released another tactical total conversion for Quake 3. it's a bit buggy yet and doesn't work for everybody (including me), but it has a lot of potential.
From Linux to Mac OS X
MacObserver notes that some Linux freaks are switching over to Mac OS X and even like it! This is good news for OS X as a developer's platform.
TomsHardware has a nice coverage on CeBit hardware releases, check it out.