Apple introducing a couple new things tomorrow?

Another rumor going around. Apple is apparently going to release a skew of new hardware, new Macbook design refresh, Redesigned iMacs, Updated Minis, including Snow Leopard Server, Multi-Touch(magical mouse). Heck even a very hard to believe but might possibly be true, a Multi-Touch desktop trackpad that Apple is set to release tomorrow morning. Keeps your eyes open, stay  close to your Macs and iPhones, and check back soon.

Can’t tell you what, obviously. But there’s something brewing. Gruber doesn’t know about it, but the people we care about are being briefed in advance. Stay close to your Mac or iPhone, and have your credit card ready.

via [Fake Steve Jobs]

Dan Lyons Apparently Thinks Yours Truly Hasn’t Heard About the Redesigned Plastic MacBooks, Redesigned (‘Impressive’) iMacs, Updated Minis (Including One That Ships With Mac OS X Server), the Multi-Touch Magic Mouse, and, as the Wildcard I’m-Not-Sure-I-Really-Believe-It-Myself Out-There Rumor, Maybe Even Some Sort of Mentioned-Nowhere-Else-But-in-This-Very-Headline Multi-Touch Trackpad Gadget for Desktop Macs That Apple Is Set to Release Tomorrow Morning

via [Daring Fireball]

Apple’s departure prompts questions of chamber representation

Following the departure of Apple and other high-profile companies from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, some have begun to question whether the organization represents the interests of its members.

Traditionally aligned with the Republican Party, the chamber must now wield influence over a Democratic Washington, and its stance on climate change had led a handful of companies to resign from its ranks. In the wake of recent comments about global warming, some officials have questioned whether the chamber has “the pulse of their membership,” according to BusinessWeek.

Much of the issue lies with President Thomas Donohue, whose “bulldog style” has rubbed some the wrong way. Donohue personally became involved when Apple abandoned the chamber earlier this month, writing a letter to the company accusing it of forfeiting the chance to “advance a 21st century approach to climate change.”

“There aren’t many who would willingly take on Apple icon Steve Jobs — and lecture him on technology,” the report said. “But Thomas J. Donohue, the combative head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, isn’t one to step away from a fight.”

As some in Washington see the chamber as less of an influence, the White House has relied more on the Business Roundtable, a consortium of over 160 CEOs on which it relies for feedback and input on issues. The group aims to be non-partisan, and has not taken a stance on a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions.

But Donohue argued that the roundtable does not provide an opportunity for CEOs to be frank. Instead, they must be polite in order to be a part of the group. That’s why, Donohue said, he’s needed to play the “bad cop” and protect business interests.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu praised Apple for its departure from the chamber, calling the move “wonderful.” Greenpeace, too, noted Apple’s decision to leave the group.

Preceding Apple in departure were Pacific Gas & Electric, PNM Resources and Exelon. Nike also withdrew from the chamber’s board, but retained its membership.

The Mac maker has recently pushed to highlight its environmentally friendly approach, and began reporting carbon emissions of its hardware for the first time. Apple has said that its products themselves produce a great deal more emissions than its operations or manufacturing.

[Apple Insider]

Skate 3 in testing!

Readers have just send a new leak or hint that provides information that Skate 3 is wanting test, EA Canada has a focus group signup to test out the game, to following people. I wonder what are new in stores for this game. It will focus on testing of Skate 3 and Everyone is able to come, and it will be next thursday. Check out the picture, showing proof Skate 3 is in the works of being tested.

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