My Powerbook G4 running linux can detect more than one finger. I use a 2 finger tap for right click, three for middle click and use "gestures" for scrolling in which I press with one finger and slide the second to simulate a scroll wheel. The G4 I'm using was released 6 years ago.
I think you need to read a bit more closely. A quote from the Article:
"He described how the critical thermal maximum for many frog species has been determined by contemporary research experiments: as the water is heated by about 2F per minute, the frog becomes increasingly active as it tries to escape, and eventually jumps out if the container allows it."
Seems to indicate that they tried it.
And that's why Rock Band is so awesome and Guitar Hero is anti-consumer.
I'm in this boat too, except my machine is an old G4 laptop. I don't visit VGChartz anymore and I've cut way back on my slashdot reading because the site locks up Firefox (3.5.1 on PowerPC) for long enough that I get those "Script is taking too long to complete" errors. Noscript helps and is probably the only reason why I still come to slashdot.
You mean Mario Galaxy, Wii Play (Duck Hunt+) and Metroid Prime 3? To be honest, I think Nintendo is the only one who has stuck to what they're good at: Making good games.
I'm pretty sure this isn't true, simply because the output from the cameras is displayed on the screen when you raise or lower the Wii Remote sensitivity.
Actually, 10.5 is pretty usable on an 800MHz PPC, but only if it has enough RAM.
I can't believe nobody mentioned AMD open sourcing all of the Radeon documentation. That's some of the biggest open source news this year imho.
I'd probably argue that the Pioneer craft edge out the rovers, but the rovers are an easy third.