Visualists, here’s the info on the GPU in the new Macs, Surface Books

The audiovisual performance is very much alive as a medium. I’m just coming off two festivals full of inspiring, stunning live visuals (alongside installations and virtual reality artworks). (One was MUTEK Mexico, the other the AV-centric Lunch Meat in Prague.) Live visuals are the definition of an edge case, to be sure – artists appropriating […]

MacBook Pro Revision Updates GPU, adds Thunderbolt, but No New Display Dongles (Phew)

Photo (CC-BY) DeclanTM. Let’s cut right to the chase on the “speed bump” revision of the MacBook Pro line today: The 13″ model still gets the short end of the stick as far as graphics; it’s actually a small step backward in raw pipeline performance from the previous model. The payoff is in overall system […]

Peter Kirn - February 24, 2011

Apple to Intel: Stay Cooly Cool, Boy

In a somewhat ambiguous quote in Macworld, a top Intel exec says Apple is starting to inform Intel’s chip engineering: “They push us to think about things that we may not always think about.” Computex: Apple pushing Intel in new directions [Macworld News] I say, bring it on, Apple, because Intel customers on both Mac […]

Peter Kirn - June 6, 2006

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