OmniPage Pro X We got a chance to see this new OS X version of ScanSoft's OmniPage in action, and we were impressed. For example, it accurately converted a complex page layout, including graphics, into a page of editable text with embedded graphic images. It then exported this as HTML, which loaded in Explorer looking almost identical to the original scanned image. Wow! It has similarly impressive PDF features.
Radeon 8500 We saw a demo of ATI's new Radeon 8500 - running in OS X (also noted on today's main page). It features a new capability called TrueForm. It does "tessellation." That is, it increases the quality of an image by increasing the number (and decreasing the size) of the triangles used to build the image. Its intended mainly to enhance game graphics and it requires that the game have the required "hook" to take advantage of the feature. For older games, this can be handled via patch update, as has already been done in some cases.