Doom on Your iPod Nano

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Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 10:42
Category: iPod

Programmers Benjamin Eriksson and Mattias Pierre have announced that iDoom now runs on an iPod nano and features configurable controls. The game is a port of the classic first-person shooter to the iPod, which was first covered by The iPod Observer in August.The game requires iPodLinux and works on all first- through fourth-generation iPods, as well as the iPod photo, the pre-video color models, both versions of the iPod mini and the iPod nano.

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iDoom comes with what is probably my favorite disclaimer of all time: “Your iPod might be the first iPod to be bricked by this application.”

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Turn an iBook 12" Into a PowerBook 12" (Updated)

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Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 09:30
Category: iBook

ibook-g4.jpgA story at HardMac details how to turn an iBook 12-inch into a PowerBook 12-inch.

The iBook 12″ is an excellent compromise between mobility, robustness, performance and price. It can also be transformed to become a strong competitor for its brother, the PowerBook 12″. However, it is impossible to equip the iBook 12″ as a PowerBook 12″ via the BTO from the Apple Store. So, it can be tempting to buy a basic iBook 12″ model and upgrade it yourself into a highly performing mobile computer. This article is intended to provide you help to perform such transformation. This transformation is not a “piece of cake”, and requires skills, knowledge and tools.

After the above modifications the only real difference between the iBook and the PowerBook is monitor spanning

What Does Steve Know That we Don't?

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Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 08:51
Category: Intel

cell.cpu.jpgSometimes you want to be a fly on the wall and hear what actual is going on behind closed doors in tech labs and board rooms. A article over at NEWS.com states the CELL triad has released a 1000 page developer kit. The article brings out a few unique directions that the CELL Processor will be used in: Toshiba will be using it in their TVs (the next step making the TV as the digital hub), Mercury Computer Systems will use it in their own custom made computers, Sony in the Playstation 3, and variations of the chip will appear in mobile phones and PDAs.
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The Apple Core: Mac OS X on x86 Reviewed

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Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 08:48
Category: The Apple Core

Almost as soon as Apple released their OS X for Intel developer kit enterprising hackers undid the security scheme that was supposed to prevent it from being installed on any old generic beige box. In addition to being able to install OS X on a cheap PC from Wall Mart, they’ve turned it into a sport to see how cheap you can build an x86 Mac.
I’m not interested in installing the hacks to try to get OS X running on one of my old PCs