Tag Archives | MacWorld

…Google wants you to surf the Earth?

Surf Google Earth

Who says Google’s engineers don’t know how to have fun?

For Macworld, David Oster created an application that combines Google Earth, the Monster Milktruck program, and a Wii Balance Board to allow you to ‘surf’ through Google Earth.

Unfortunately, the Earth Surfer app isn’t yet ready for prime time, but Google’s LatLong Blog says that it should be released some time next week, and until then, you can watch this video to see what the fun is all about:

[Google LatLong – Flying Through Google Earth At Macworld]

…lonelysandwich loved Macworld?

lonelysandwich

By now, if you’re a techie, you’ve probably read just about every Macworld post in existence.

However, lonelysandwich’s take on the whole event is a bit…different; so if you haven’t already stumbled upon his writing, then definitely check it out.

Will the MacBook Air play the role of the Cube? Is the Air a “conceptual shift in personal computing”? Is the Air a “proof-of-concept”, making data weightless and connectivity ubiquitous?

lonelysandwich seems to think so, so be sure to click through to find out why.

[lonelysandwich – MacBook Air]

Note: He also wrote a few other great Macworld wrap-ups, so be sure to check out:

[lonelysandwich – iPhone 1.1.3]

[lonelysandwich – iTunes Movie Rentals And AppleTV]

[lonelysandwich – GMaps Knows Just Enough]

…Bingo is being played at MacWorld again?

MacWorld Keynote BingoSpeaking of MacWorld, John Siracusa from Ars Technica has once again created the Keynote Bingo card to end all Keynote Bingo cards, and it’s the perfect way to get interactive with Jobs’ Fanboy-gasm of an event.

Featuring some gimmies (New Mac Pros, Leopard vs. Vista, Mac Market Share Touted) it also has some dream based risky squares (MacBook Thin, Dockable Mac, New Apple TV) so it’s sure to be fun for everyone.

Just make sure to keep an ear out during the conference for a few “Bingos” if Steve manages to play his cards right.

[Ars Technica – MWSF 2008 Keynote Bingo]

[Via: TUAW]

…Apple announced the new Mac Pro?

Mac Pro

Conspicuously pre-MacWorld, Apple today announced the release of the new Mac Pro, nicknamed the Tower of 8-Core Power.

Features include a new standard of 8-Cores of processing power (using Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz), and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor, making this the fastest Mac yet.

Basic Configuration:

  • Two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses
  • 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
  • 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm
  • 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

However, this announcement is conspicuous because it comes a week before MacWorld, where many had expected Apple to announce the update to their Mac Pro line. Does this mean Apple has a big announcement planned that would dwarf the announcement of an updated Mac Pro?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

[Apple]