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The Life of Brian: Macs, Tech, Politics, and Randomania


The Computer Company That Would Not Die


Fascinating: some guy has founded a company called Commodore USA, licensed from the original trademark holders, to produce new Commodore 64s. The new Commodore 64's hardware includes a dual-core 1.8 Ghz Atom processor, Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset, up to 4 GB of RAM and HDMI output for desktop viewing on TV. It also features USB connectivity, a multi-format memory card reader and Wi-Fi capability.Prices start at $595 -- the same as the original machine. A monitor and mouse are sold separately. Pre-sales are under way, and Commodore is promising delivery by early June. Not only that, but they're also promising to bring out resurrected VIC-Pro and VIC-Slim models, and also a line of Amigas.Of course it's just generic PC hardware inside, so ultimately it's just another Windows/Linux box in a weird case. But hey, if they're getting as many preorders for their C64 as they claim, I guess it's silly to not take people's money for it.But there's more: they also claim to be bringing out their own brand-new...

That'll teach him to use Android


Man, Google pushes out map labeling updates quickly: Either that, or... THEY KNEW IN ADVANCE UPDATE: Holy crap: Post-raid imagery in Google Earth. These guys don't screw around.