Byte Magazine Vol.18 n°1 january 1993

p.4 Contents

p.8 Inside BYTE : BYTE Topic Index

COVER STORY

p.116 The 1992 BYTE Awards

[theme : FEATURE]

NEWS

p.32 MICROBYTES

Preliminary info on Motorola's 68060 is impressive, but the PowerPC 601 will probably ship first.

p.41 REPORT FROM HONG KONG

Hong Kong hopes to profit by its ties to mainland China.

[author : Andrew Reinhardt]

p.46 Two Toshiba Systems to Go

The T4500 notebook and the Dynapad T100X pen-based computer.

[theme : FIRST IMPRESSIONS] [author : Gene Smarte]

A HIGHER END FOR COMPAQ NOTEBOOKS

[author : Ed Perratore]

p.51 UnixWare: New Hope for Unix?

The friendliest Unix around.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.54 Turbo Pascal 7.0 and Borland Pascal with Objects 7.0,

a new generation of Pascal

Epson Progression, a 486/33 with a graphics-acceleration Wingine

Flexscan F340iW, Graphite Card, and Paradise Accelerator, working toward clearer Windows

WinFax Pro 3.0, fax software with OCR and a cool cover-page designer

Visio, a new approach to graphics

Color Frame, a portable color display for Macs

Datafax, a Windows fax program

p.72 WHAT'S NEW

The ScreenStar displays two full-size documents; the Digibot II "reads" multidimensional objects; and more.

FEATURES

p.116 The 1992 BYTE Awards

BYTE editors pick the best products of the past year.

[author : Michael Nadeau]

p.145 Computing Without Clocks

Asynchronous processors turn computing on its head.

[author : Dick Pountain]

STATE OF THE ART

[theme : MACHINE TRANSLATION]

p.152 Overview: Machine Translation

Machine translation is coming to your computer.

[author : Muriel Vasconcellos]

MT AT YOUR SERVICE

[author : Eduard Hovy]

p.167 How MT Works

There is more than one way to perform machine translation.

[author : Eduard Hovy]

THE FIVE LAYERS OF AMBIGUITY

[author : Bernard E. Scott]

p.177 Babelware for the Desktop

Many machine-translation systems are available on workstations and personal computers.

[author : L. Chris Miller]

IS MT RIGHT FOR YOU?

[author : Muriel Vasconcellos]

p.185 Resource Guide: Machine-Translation Software

REVIEWS

p.188 Putting Your Data on the Map

Connecting maps with data helps visualize in formation.

[theme : SOLUTIONS FOCUS] [author : Ben Smith and Howard Eglowstein]

p.202 Making Windows Rock and Roll

The BYTE Lab looks at 16 accelerators that speed up Windows operations (for as little as $139).

[author : Rick Crehan]

p.209 AST's PowerExec Goes Modular

Upgradability meets portability in AST's new PowerExec.

[author : Rob Mitchell]

p.217 Desktop CD-ROM Publishing

Philips' CDD521 ushers in the second CD-ROM revolution.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.221 Neural Net Adds Smarts to Spreadsheets, Slowly

If I only had a brain: Braincel aims to smarten spreadsheets with neural-network technology.

[author : Maureen Caudill]

p.225 Next-Generation Code Generators for Windows

Latest versions of Case:W and WindowsMaker Professional ease the task of generating Windows code.

[author : Steve Apiki]

p.231 Topas 4.0 Simplifies 3-D

Topas 4.0 makes quick work of realistic 3-D graphics.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.239 Commodore Gets Tough

Two new 68040-based Amigas.

[author : Tom Yager]

p.241 Photography by the Numbers

Professional electronic cameras from Kodak and Sony deliver instant results to your Mac or PC.

[author : Howard Eglowstein]

p.246 Reviewer's Notebook: How to Give Windows a Workout

The BYTE Lab introduces new Windows benchmarks.

[author : Rick Grehan]

HANDS ON

p.251 Digitizer Renaissance

Pen computers are reinvigorating digitizer tablet technologies.

[theme : UNDER THE HOOD] [author : Jean Renard Ward and Debra Schultz]

p.261 OS/2's System Object Model

The OS/2 2.0 System Object Model offers a language-neutral approach to object-oriented programming.

[theme : SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED] [author : Barry Nance]

p.269 Your Own Devices

DOS device drivers, hexadecimal editing in Unix, and monitoring System 7.0 memory partitions.

[theme : SOFTWARE CORNER] [author : Barry Nance, Tom Thompson, and Ben Smith]

p.271 Connecting Windows to Data with ODBC

Open Database Connectivity is an API for database-enabled Windows applications.

[theme : BEYOND DOS] [author : Jon Udell]

p.278 ASK BYTE

Internet access solutions, Procomm problems, and other issues.

OPINIONS

p.97 The Principle of Pursuit

Microsoft moves to dominate with Access and Windows for Workgroups.

[theme : USER'S COLUMN] [author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.248 BOOK AND CD-ROM REVIEWS: Goings-On at the Edge

The science of complexity.

[author : Hugh Kenner, Bob Ryan, Raymond GA Côté, and Tom Thompson]

p.334 STOP BIT: Cinema by Computer

Movies no longer offer an escape from reality.

[author : Roger Ebert]

p.12 EDITORIAL 1993

[author : Dennis Allen]

p.20 LETTERS

Responses on BYTE's global perspective, the October editorial, and other topics.

READER SERVICE

p.333 Editorial Index by Company

p.326 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.328 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

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