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Fool Me Twice? Debunking the iWalk Once and For All

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Date: Friday, January 4th, 2002, 02:18
Category: Archive

SpyMac is the same highly reputable source that brought us the iWalk just before the intro of the iPod. They are pretty skillful mockup artists, but have no credibility that I’m aware of. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Although I do have to admit this version of the iWalk looks considerably more realistic than the last one.

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SF Chronicle: Apple/Be/Palm Merger?

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Date: Friday, January 4th, 2002, 01:47
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Review: PowerMate USB Controller

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Date: Friday, January 4th, 2002, 00:04
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Griffin Technology’s PowerMate is likely to become one of the hottest USB peripherals for the Mac. “But why would you need, like, a knob for your computer?” friends ask, upon seeing the PowerMate. Within a minute or two hands-on with this device, they want to know where to get one of their own.

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MWSF 02: Just Like Being There

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Date: Friday, January 4th, 2002, 00:08
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Reader Reacts to Rumor: iWalk Figment

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Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2002, 16:35
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SpyMac is the same highly reputable source that brought us the iWalk just before the intro of the iPod. They are pretty skillful mockup artists, but have no credibility that I’m aware of. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Although I do have to admit this version of the iWalk looks considerably more realistic than the last one.

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SpyMac's iWalk a (Good) Fake

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Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2002, 13:34
Category: Archive

I am a graphics/compositing professional, and though well done, the iWalk videos on SpyMac are fake.

The most obvious fakery is the ‘Say hello to iWalk’ video where the text and cursor are composited on top of the video image. You can see the type moving very slightly differently than the background image. This is also why the shot is static (tripod).

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TechTV to Air Macworld Keynote

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Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2002, 10:31
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SpyMac's iWalk PDA – Fact or Figment?

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Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2002, 08:44
Category: Archive

Just letting you know that SpyMac has pictures and video of a rumored Apple branded PDA called the iWalk. It fits with the current Apple design styling and the images and video would be hard to fake.

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They have just published the first (seemingly) “real life” images and video clip of Apple’s new iWalk device that should be made public at Macworld next week. So far the device looks like a hopped up PDA beast that is based on OSX, has built in firewire, full colour display, possibly full wireless capabilities, and something the site calls “Gigawire”.

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Joy of Tech's "Design an LCD iMac" Contest

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Date: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002, 14:38
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IBM Completes HD Sale to Hitachi

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Date: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002, 06:24
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As expected, IBM has announced it has closed the deal to sell its hard-drive disk assets to Hitachi, according to a Reuters report. The deal, first announced in June, stipulates that Hitachi will initially own 70 percent of a newly created hard disk drive company (as yet unnamed), buying the remaining 30 percent portion from IBM over the next three years. Thanks to Bryan Falchuk for the tip.

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