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  • I'm not sure if existing sensor technology is up to the specs. Resolution isn't the issue, the problems are frame rate and output bandwidth at high resolution.
  • Apple could easily support multiple architectures. NeXT supported or built several: M68, X86, PPC, PA-RISC, SPARC, Alpha and ARM. At the time, NeXT had fewer employees than Microsoft had janitors.
  • For workstation or pro use, keep your eye on the Itanium 2. Were Intel to do their version of the Power 4 to G5 conversion, the Itanium would be a good place to start looking. For Apple, the Yonah dual core might be the Intel equivalent of the G4…
  • Uh.. I already ordered one. A developer unit, obviously.
  • The proposed settlement between Apple and Motorolaa/Freescalw may include unlimited Altavec IP licensing to Apple for other CPUs, such as X86 and Itanium.
  • Based on my experience with NeXT, there is no reason why OSX on Intel wouldn't work. While AltaVec is not available for Intel, this is not necessarily a show stopper. Apple owns AltaVec. It could be ported. If the report that Intel would start a…
  • From this Register article. Intel claims to have finally found a customer for its Manitoba mobile phone platform in the shape of British-based operator O2. The chip giant launched Manitoba in 2003, but to date has failed to secure any customers…
  • Pervasive remote data, computing and information. Integrated entertainment delivery and display.
  • Intel builds ARM processors under license. The iPod uses an ARM processor. ARM announced a new design with extra DSP functions. Intel calls it the Xscale. Maybe Apple would like more DSP power in an iPod.
  • This is a cheap consumer part with a 3.2GHz processor. This bodes well for a more expensive consumer part with dual processors faster than 3.2GHz. However, will you really be staggered by the difference with 2 x dual core 3.5GHz CPUs? Maybe, it …
  • Another potentially interesting application might be for HDTV. Say on demand from a sattelite. Say using H264. Maybe in a Mac Mini case. Say with a dual DVI and 128 meg graphics card. Say, what ever happened to the rumored 44" LCD with fas…
    in Ppc 7448d Comment by shawk March 2005
  • Cell runs a flavor of Unix and has Altivec. Cell is going into HD TVs made by Sony. It's also described as ideal for audio, video and graphics. The rumored Tiger OS may have support for many parallel processors. Perhaps someone at Apple has not…
  • If I had to guess, Kormac77 is directly working on greater cooperation between Sony and Apple.
  • Try this.
    in iMac's Comment by shawk December 2004
  • Also useful in a revised iMac would be 1000 BASE-T ethernet. This might be more useful than a larger screen, as it would allow iMacs to take full advantage of the coming xGrid. Distributed computing is a potentially big deal for business and educat…
    in iMac's Comment by shawk December 2004
  • Before non-linear, old Hollywood used an upright Movieola for rough cuts and then projected the workprint and dialog track on a dual system projector / mag/optical sound player. Newer Hollywood used a flatbed KEM or Steenbeck and then projected th…
  • Perhaps, the iPod and iLife were the start of a bottom to top marketing strategy for a complete home information and media acquisition system. The hard part was making their iPod and iLife components easy to use. There are only a few missing pie…
  • I assembled a G5 dual 2.5GHz with an xServe and two xServe cluster nodes. If you need high performance computing, this is a good bet. The performance was quite brisk. As the result pinned the xGrid tachometer at 8GHz, I estimate the xGrid perf…
  • It is possible to build the radio elements of a cel phone in the current remote control. Adding a microphone to the headphone cord would be easy. Controls? Voice activated only.
  • If true, this means trouble for Longhorn. I believe that a mid-range system was supposed to need a 5 to 6 GHz CPU.