I've been catching up on the week's news, and came across a few interesting tidbits:
- Asus is preparing to launch a Wi-Fi hard drive, which seems to be based on the NDAS technology I described a while back.
- The Simputer is now available, and causing a stir, but there are obvious doubts as to its suitability to a developing country.
- The GIMP hit version 2.0, dumping its hideous 1.x UI and providing native Windows and Mac OS X versions. The Mac OS X version still relies on X11, though, and no matter what the rising number of GIMP zealots say, it's still no match for Photoshop. But it's improving.
- Wi-Fi Vaporware: The SD Wi-Fi card for Palm handhelds re-surfaces. Almost.
- Renderman Pro Server 11.5.3 has been released for Mac OS X, further evidence of Pixar's shift towards Apple.
- In-Flight Wi-Fi is suddenly safe. Boeing has been trialling this with Lufthansa for a while now, but I can't help wondering if airline staffers will keep banning CD players.