Unrolling the Mac AltiVec Performance Abilities, Part 1

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Date: Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 17:35
Category: Archive

This article gives you the basics on what AltiVec is, what it does — and how it stacks up against its competition.


LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface

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Date: Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 12:38
Category: Peripheral

LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple InterfaceLaCie’s d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface is an essential addition for audio and video professionals that need speed and power.


PowerBook Screen Brightness Compared (Updated 4x)

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Date: Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 22:36
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4

The objective of this article is to compare PowerBook screen brightness to other notebook LCDs. I’d like to turn this into an across-the-board comparison on brightness, with your help. Read More…


First Look: Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)

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Date: Friday, April 1st, 2005, 12:06
Category: Gadget

Sony Playstation PortableFor some gamers, March 24 was a very important day.
I have never done a lot of gaming on the computer mainly because most of my computers are Macs and to be honest, there isn’t really a great showing of games for the Mac. There are some exceptions, and the best titles do make their way over, but sadly there isn’t a huge library of options, and when it comes to mobile gaming, the PowerBook isn’t my first pick when I am looking for entertainment. The other thing about gaming on the computer is that you’re constantly at odds with game developers who keep requiring faster and faster machines, and more expensive equipment upgrades every time you want to play a new game!
For these reasons, I usually stick to playing games on consoles, both large and small. The Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP has always been a go-to device when waiting in line at the DMV, or when traveling. It also lives in the beside table, dutifully waiting for an opportunity to serve up an hour of Final Fantasty I & II these days, as well as letting me play my favorites from gaming days of yore.
On March 24th, I woke up at 6am and made my way to the local Best Buy to stand in line in hopes of being one of the first to get my hands on a Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). I had been closely watching the release schedule of games for the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP, and while I like the Gameboy Advance SP as much as anyone else, I was really undecided on which device I’d like to actually buy. Read More…