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Review: Heavy Metal FAKK 2

12/08, 6:30pm

Review: Heavy Metal FAKK 2

We have published a review of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, the new third-person 3D action game for the Mac and PC which uses the Quake 3 engine.

Global Village ships v.92 modem

12/08, 2:30pm

Global Village ships v.92 modem

Global Village today began shipping the first Mac-compatible 56K/v.92 modem. First announced in August, the device offers support for the new v.92 protocol that allows users to receive data at up to 56Kbps, and send data at up to 48Kbps. Previous v.90 modems were limited to sending data at 33.6Kbps. The modem also offers support for the new v.44 compression standard, which Global Village claims can improve Web browser performance by as much as 100%. ISPs are expected to add v.92 and v.44 support some time next year. The $100 modem is currently only available as a serial port device. A USB version is expected down the road.

LightWave 6.5 for Mac OS X out today

12/08, 2:00pm

LightWave 6.5 for Mac OS X out today

Newtek plans on posting a public beta of LightWave 6.5 for Mac OS X later today. The software will be available free of charge to LightWave 6.5 customers, and represents the first 3D modeling application available for Apple's next-generation OS.

Games: Q3A Team Arena details, Tomb Raider

12/08, 1:30pm

Games: Q3A Team Arena details, Tomb Raider

games.macnn.com has information on today's announced release of Sim Theme Park for the Mac; earlier today, the site posted word on the announcement of Quake III: Team Arena reaching golden master status and how Mac users will be able to play it. In addition, the site covers today's release of the teaser trailer for next summer's blockbuster film, Tomb Raider, starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie. [updated]

G4 Cube picked as best product of the year

12/08, 10:20am

G4 Cube picked as best product of the year

Business Week has picked Apple's G4 Cube as one of the best products of 2000 in its December 18 issue. "This computer is remarkably small for its size--9.8-by-7.7-7.7 inches, however, it doesn't allow for internal peripherals and the reset button is on the bottom." The list "reflects a range of products that though they may appear simple in design are quite sophisticated in their execution." Other picks include the BMW Z8, Honda Insight, Nikon CoolPix 880, Sony PlayStation 2, and The Sims. [subscription required]

Kensington begins shipping FlyLight

12/08, 10:00am

Kensington begins shipping FlyLight

Kensington today announced that it has begun shipping its FlyLight laptop USB light. The device plugs into a USB port—requiring no software—that powers its "gentle" white LED, which is rated at 100,000 hours of use. Kensington claims the $20 device draws less than 90 seconds of battery power for every hour it's in use.

Optigold ISP updated to 2.6.2

12/08, 9:59am

Optigold ISP updated to 2.6.2

Optigold ISP 2.6.2, a cross-platform business application for running an ISP, has been posted. This version adds support for OpenSRS domain registrations, PlanetPayment and eProcessingNetwork credit-card processors, and more. A free, fully functional demo is available.

AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 released

12/08, 9:59am

AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 released

Gregory Rivers has posted AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 for FileMaker Pro 4 and 5. The utility allows users to export, create, edit, manipulate and import FileMaker Pro scripts in ScriptMaker WYSIWYG plain text format.

TWAINPlug imports images

12/08, 9:59am

TWAINPlug imports images

RealNice has posted TWAINPlug plug-in, a Macintosh REALbasic 2.x plug-in that extends the capabilities of REALbasic 2.x for importing images from TWAIN-compatible scanners and cameras.

Sapphire Patterns 1 now available

12/08, 8:45am

Sapphire Patterns 1 now available

Sapphire Innovations has introduced Sapphire Patterns 1, a collection of patterns For Photoshop 6. The more than 300 royalty-free patterns are stored as Photoshop PAT files, and most are 250-by-250. The collection costs about $20.

3D textures CD-ROM now available

12/08, 8:45am

3D textures CD-ROM now available

Matt Hoffman has released a set of 117 royalty-free, seamless textures on CD-ROM for $40. The 32-bit textures are grouped into 10 categories, and most are 640-by-480 or higher. The collection comes with premade .sft files that can be dragged directly into the textures folder of Strata 3D or 3D Pro.

MacHack calls for speakers

12/08, 8:45am

MacHack calls for speakers

MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers is currently soliciting speakers for the 16th-annual conference scheduled for June 21 to 23 in Dearborn, Mich. The conference sessions are alternative platforms, business track, multiple computing, network E, infinite monkeys (open source), yoots, state of the Mac OS and hardware. Proposals are due by Jan. 31.

Apple in science

12/08, 8:15am

Apple in science

Apple has updated its Science and Technology site with stories on UCLA's Plasma Simulation Group, the Visible Human Project, Human Genome Sciences and breast cancer detection. The articles all discuss how these projects are using Apple products in their research.

JavaScript OSA with REALbasic

12/08, 8:10am

JavaScript OSA with REALbasic

Mark Alldritt of Late Night Software has worked out the details of invoking JavaScript OSA component within REALbasic.

FileMaker add-on enhances date entry

12/08, 3:00am

FileMaker add-on enhances date entry

StepUp Software has posted StepUp Pal-it! 1.1, an enhancement for FileMaker Pro. The release adds a calendar window for helping users when entering dates in any field in a FileMaker application.

Cube in \'Renovation Style\'

12/08, 2:58am

Cube in \'Renovation Style\'

Drew Maynard notes that Power Mac G4 Cube was highlighted in the winter issue of "Renovation Style" magazine in an article titled, "Small but mighty: this sculptural computer has already become an icon of design. "

Online auction tracking utility updated

12/08, 2:57am

Online auction tracking utility updated

Epigroove has released A.I.D. 3.1.5 for Macintosh and Windows, a $30 application for monitoring online auctions. A demo is available.

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