25 may. 2006

Samsung laptop with 32GB flash drive. Sure it’s a $900 premium to end up with a 32GB drive, but given Steve Jobs’s obsession with all things teeny and silent I still don’t understand how Apple didn’t premiere that technology. Plus, they have a volume discount on flash memory — but then, Samsung is the one actually manufacturing the chips, so maybe it does make sense for them to try and get this market started. Anyway, for such sexy technology, their laptop is particularly fugly.

 

Black-and-white MacBook. “Now let’s see a lid color swap and we’ll call this project complete.

 

DashCode? Isn’t it a bit too late for Apple to introduce their own Dashboard development environment? Seems to me what little excitement there may have been has passed now.

 

The making of Apple iPod+Nike Sport Kit: “Other technical challenges [designing the sensor embedded in the new Nike Moire] centered on the duration of the battery power (close to 1,000 hours).” What? How on earth does the shoe not convert the energy from running into electricity?

 

Mac Slapping: “I find it highly amusing that the sudden motion sensor in recent Mac portables, added to prevent damage to hard drive in the event of a drop, has lead to a trend of people slapping, swinging, and generally flailing their computers around.” Agreed — I’d never, ever consider playing with MacSaber if I owned a MacBook.

 

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