MacBook Pro 17″ Unveiled; 15″ vs. 17″ ‘Books

Apple announced a 17″ MacBook Pro today, as expected. Aside from a bigger screen and a standard 2.16GHz Core Duo processor, the 17″ MacBook Pro offers a dual-layer DVD burner (missing on the 15″ model), three USB 2.0 ports instead of two, a bigger hard drive, and an additional FireWire 800 port as well as […]

Hands-on with Monome Grid-Based Music Controller, Maker Faire Report

Our first report from the Maker Faire is here, from forums regular Vlad Spears. And best of all, he’s got a Monome of his own, now back in his studio. The verdict? A controller filled with buttons may not seem like much, but this one’s all about the details: The Monome is a deceptively simple […]

Peter Kirn - April 24, 2006

Johnny DeKam’s Live Visuals Rig on Thomas Dolby Tour

Thomas Dolby’s blog continues to induce rabid gear lust. After drooling over Mr. Dolby’s live rig and repurposed vintage MIDI controller, we now get a glimpse at Johnny DeKam’s live video rig. (Kevin Johnsrude caught this one, and reminds us that “envy is one of the seven deadly sins.” Better keep that in mind.) Actually, […]

Peter Kirn - April 24, 2006

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