writes: This is a mandatory read for every (former or current) Amiga hacker. You have to give it to the Dutch: tulips, cheese, and now a guy named Dennis has recreated the original Amiga chipset in a Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA, and recently released all sources under the GPL to boot! This includes the design of a PCB containing the FPGA, the required MC68000 and normal PC-style hardware connectors so you can build your own. A thought-provoking fact is that the Verilog-sources for the recreated chips (Denise, Paula, Agnus etc.) are only around 500-1000 lines each... chips in the eighties didn't contain 1 billion transistors!Link to Original Source
writes: Finally, Google Maps has a added a new feature that many of us have sure thought about. Now after mapping out the directions you can click anywhere on the map and drag the course and Google will automatically calculate the new distance and still show you how to get to the initial destination. It's a good feature and it will sure put the Google Maps above Expedia and Mapquest, isn't it already?
Go check out the new feature at: http://maps.google.com/
writes: According to Engaget, Apple is giving away a free iPhone to each employee. That is $12million in iPhones (retail). Way to reward your employees! Hope my employer reads this and gets the idea....
writes: If you had $600 to spend, would you buy an iPhone or a PS3? When Sony announced the PS3 launch price at $600, the internet community thought Sony was insane. Yet, Apple's $600 price tag for its iPhone didn't cause the same negative reaction. Is Apple's marketing just that good?Link to Original Source
writes: According to BCC News: "Nanjing Automobile has unveiled the first MG cars to be built in China. It bought the bankrupt UK firm MG Rover for £53m ($104m) in 2005." Also of interest is the hint that MGs will be available in the US again: "Nanjing Auto acquired MG Rover's assembly lines and engine technology. It plans to set up an assembly line in Oklahoma next year to supply the US market." Will the classic British sports car marque, now owned by a Chinese company and being manufactured in Oklahoma, mean anything to new car buyers?Link to Original Source