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Think your cable connection's fast? Arris thinks it could be a lot faster. At today's NCTA Cable Show in Chicago, the company will demo a new system that can support download speeds of 4.5Gbps, and upload rates of 575Mbps. To achieve this, Arris devoted more of its DOCSIS 3.0 cable channels to broad...

June 14th 2011 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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Miffy (or Nijntje) is a small, Dutch, female rabbit who appears in picture books. How exactly she became a cultural hit in Japan we don't know, but we do have a good idea how she found herself plastered all over this netbook: some combination of Onkyo having a bunch of extra C4 units lying around a...

July 11th 2010 at 7:06am 0 Comments
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C4, Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch's independent Mac developers conference, is no more. First held in 2006, C4 offered a highly intense way for developers to share technology know-how with each other. It provided a bottom-up approach to improving Apple platforms from developers all the way back to Apple....

May 12th 2010 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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There's no shortage of quality loudspeaker brands that come to the US from its neighbor-to-the-north, and the incremental improvements to longstanding models flowing across the border usually goes without notice. But when updates are made across an entire product series, it deserves mention -- as...

July 27th 2009 at 7:36pm 0 Comments
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The point source Uni-Q driver that positions the midrange concentric with the tweeter has been a hallmark of KEF speakers for a long time. But times and budgets being what they are, the company's new entry-level C-Series of speakers have ditched the Uni-Q setup, but kept some high-profile features...

October 17th 2008 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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Back in August famed Mac developer Jonathan "Wolf" Rentzsch organized the C4[1] conference for independent Mac developers in Chicago. The presenters included a veritable who's who of indie Mac developers and now Rentzsch is getting around to posting videos of the presentations for those of us who we...

February 10th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The iPhone application community continues to amaze me-- this time, Engadget's got the heads up on an iPhone video conferencing system, made possible by not only a cool little piece of code (designed for a C4 contest) that fetches an iPhone's camera input and feeds it out to another iPhone via a we...

August 13th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Wolf Rentzsch is another Mac developer so devoted to his craft that he comes to WWDC just for the fun of it. Wolf loves code so much, in fact, that he started C4, an "indie conference for indie developers." Scott sat down with Wolf to talk about Mac dev work, his own work, iPhone and C4.NOTE: This...

June 22nd 2007 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Jon "Wolf" Rentzsch's alternative indie Mac developer conference C4 is once more upon us. Registration is open for the event which takes place Aug 10-12, 2007 in Chicago. The 3 day event costs $512, which includes meals, and features talks from the likes of Adam Engst, Cabel Sasser, Daniel Jalkut, a...

May 15th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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While Toyota already has its self-parking Prius on the streets, and Volkswagen (not to mention BMW and Honda) isn't too far behind, Citroën is joining the fold thanks to a newly-unveiled system developed by Bosch. Citing the C4 Picasso as the "world's first car to feature integrated parking spa...

December 14th 2006 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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This week's podcast involves Dan Pourhadi and the C4 developer shindig he attended, those exclusive Leopard screenshots we nabbed, iPod viruses and the corporate blame game, and we round off with Apple's preliminary 4th quarter earnings results. Dan and I kept things short this time around, as the p...

October 24th 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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During The Grube's UI presentation at C4, he pointed to one particular example of "functional inconsistency" in Apple's software: the discrepancy in results when you drag-and-drop text in Carbon apps (TextWrangler, AppleWorks, etc.) vs. Cocoa apps (TextEdit, Safari, etc.).When you select text in Car...

October 21st 2006 at 9:00pm 0 Comments