One Gigapixel Digital Camera

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Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, 06:20
Category: Digital Camera

Gigapixel CCD CameraYou’ll recall yesterday’s story about the 144 megapixel digital camera that blows away your average consumer digicam. Well, an astute reader pointed us to the 1 gigapixel PanSTARRS camera. Yes, gigapixel.

The four PanSTARRS cameras will each be the largest digital cameras ever built. Each camera will have about one billion pixels spread over an area about 40 centimeters square. For comparison, a typical domestic digital camera contains about 3 million pixels on a chip a few millimeters across.

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Apple Mulls 'Switch' to Intel

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:24
Category: Archive

Intel PowerBookWSJ.com (Paid Membership Req’d): “Analysts say Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., may be attracted to Intel’s low-power mobile processors, which slash power consumption by shutting parts of the processor off when not in use. IBM, whose legacy is in computer-server chips less concerned with power consumption, doesn’t have a comparable notebook-chip offering.”
Read More:
“Talk of Apple, Intel affiliation seems to tickle investors: Changing chips would seem a long shot, analysts caution” San Francisco Chronicle
“Why Apple Won’t Embrace Intel” Forbes.com
“Apple to Intel: Some advantage, lots of risk/Will Apple Computer go to Intel? It’s easy to think about but tough to do, warn analysts.” CNET News.com
“Intel Switch Could Cut Apple’s Component Costs” Forbes.com

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Skeleton iBook: More Mac Nudity

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:57
Category: Hardware, iBook

Skeleton (Clear) iBookFollowing-up on last week’s Mac Porn feature on the nude iBook, my favorite Mac hacker, Kodawarisan, has posted some pictures of his “Skeleton iBook,” an iBook with a clear enclosure.

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Fuel Cell Batteries Coming to Laptops

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:51
Category: Archive

Fuel Cell Battery for LaptopsCNN has the story on a new fuel cell battery for laptops: “Cambridge-based CMR Fuel Cells said it had made a breakthrough with a new design of fuel cell that is a 10th of the size of existing models and small enough to replace conventional batteries in laptop computers… Fuel cells have for years been touted as the next big green power source. They produce electricity via a chemical reaction and emit only tiny amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) — the main greenhouse gas blamed by many scientists for global warming.”

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Texas Hold?em King 2 Rocks Blackberry

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Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:38
Category: Software

Magmic Texas Hold'em King 2Every once in a while I receive an email to the effect of “Are you still using your BlackBerry? How is it?” Well, I’m happy to report that I still love my BlackBerry 7100t (which I originally reviewed in January 2005) and still use it everyday. I actually enjoy things that I used to hate like lines, traffic and elevators because instead of twiddling my thumbs I can use them to keep up with email, surf the Web and chat on IM. But one of these days I am going to become a professional gambler with the help of my favorite application for Blackberry: Magmic’s Texas Hold’em King 2. Read more…

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Camera Envy: 144 Megapixels

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Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 11:04
Category: Digital Camera

144 Megapixel Digital CameraBBC’s Click Online: Digital cameras are the technology miracle of the decade, from the flat blurry images we got ten years ago we’ve progressed to stunningly vibrant pictures right up there with film. But for two photographers in New York State this wasn’t enough. They went in search of the ultimate way to capture every minute digital detail… Tom Watson, Photographer: “This is a 144 megapixel camera. It writes a 140mb file. If you compare that with the average consumer digital camera, it’s about 100 times more data.” It takes a minivan full of technology. The large format camera is mounted on a sturdy, wind resistant tripod. A laptop and 80gb hard drive are also part of the kit.

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Lesbian Files Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Apple

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Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 00:35
Category: Archive

Acording to the PRNewswire a lesbian, formerly employed by Apple as a human resources compensation consultant, has slapped the computer giant with a discrimination lawsuit. Read more…

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Missing Sync for Sidekick Updated for Tiger

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Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 23:19
Category: Software

Mark/Space, Inc. is pleased to announce The Missing Sync for Hiptop 1.0.1 beta 5. This version is being made available to registered users for testing various fixes. Please note that since this is a beta version, it has not been fully tested. We recommend you backup your data prior to installing. If you have issues with this version, you may have to revert to the shipping version.
The beta version can be downloaded from our testing page.

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Canadian Apple Store Opens

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Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 17:32
Category: Archive

The first Apple store in Canada opened on Saturday, May 21. Lines were out the doors, and around the parking lot! Read More…

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Old (but still good) News: Missing Sync for the HipTop

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Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 17:31
Category: Software

Did you know you can now sync a Danger Hiptop to your Mac? Neither did we. Hope you didn’t upgrade to Tiger yet! Read More for the skinny…

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