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Apple iPhoneMotorola CEO Ed Zander is of the mindset that Apple will definitely be releasing their own smart phone. While an “iPhone” has been speculated for some time now, this is the first we have heard it from an industry insider. According to Zander, “We know that they are going to build a smart phone—it’s only a matter of time.” How much time is what we want to know.

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iTunes National GuardWow, it appears that our armed forces are in serious need of new recruits if they are resulting to this. Check it out - if you want 3 free iTunes downloads, simply agree to allow the National Guard to mail you some literature and to have a recruiter contact you so that they can tell you a bit about it. Whether they convince you into signing up or not is up to them, but you will walk away with $3 in music. Something about that just seems sad.

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Xbox 360 CostcoThose of you looking for a good deal on an Xbox 360 bundle, look no further than Costco. They are selling a 360 Premium, Project Gotham, an extra wireless controller, and a Play-and-Charge for $479.99. Not too shabby.

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Costco Xbox 360If all of your local shops are sold out of Xbox 360 bundles, Costco has your hookup. Their bundle is actually a pretty good deal, offering all of this for $479.99:

  • Xbox 360™ System ($399.99)
  • Xbox 360™ Game Console
  • Wireless Controller
  • Combination High-Definition Component and Standard A/V Cable
  • 20GB Detachable Hard Drive
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Headset
  • Xbox Live® Silver
  • Xbox Live® Gold 30-Day Trial
  • Extra Wireless Controller
  • Play & Charge Kit
  • Games: Project Gotham Racing® 3

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The WinAmp iPod plugin (aka ml_ipod) is a plugin for WinAmp. It allows you to manage your iPod from within the WinAmp media library. It supports all kinds of iPods, from the classic first generation iPods, to the iPod mini, photo, nano and shuffle and everything in between. This allows Windows users to ditch the bloated iTunes product on their platform.

  • Transcoding of incompatable files
  • Full-Album Autofill
  • CD Disc number (this will work in Winamp 5.11 and better only)
  • Fixed up dragging code for playlists
  • Other bugfixes

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Boot BagOkay, odd company name and scary lady aside, this is a pretty unique product. Simply put, vlaemsch( ) has taken a rubber galosh and cut handles into it. Seeing the new invention before them, they named it the Boot Bag, hoping that it would become a staple in women’s fashion the world over. We personally haven’t seen to many women walking around carrying rubber galoshes - or wearing them for that matter - but hey, maybe it’s because they haven’t realized there is more to this boot than meets the eye. Actually, maybe not. According to the company, “Simply by making a hole n a rubber boot, the boot becomes a most original bag.” Wow.

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This week, The Final Cut takes a closer look at History of Violence, with Viggo Mortensen; and Serenity, starring Nathan Fillion.  Also in theaters nationwide this weekend are The Greatest Game Ever Played and Into The Blue.  In limited release you can catch Duma, MirrorMask, Capote and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.  You can catch The Final Cut’s recommendations after the jump, and if you catch one of this weekends releases, feel free to leave a comment with your opinion. 

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Finger Mouse

Looking for an alternative to the every day mouse?  If so, Greenhouse Japan offers up a surprising substitute.  Dubbed the Finger Mouse, this small optical accessory is only 24.5mm wide by 85mm long and features a single button in the center which has your left click functions, and a small scroll wheel on the side that lets you scroll, and also features the ability to “right click”, giving it the same features as any regular sized mouse.  It even comes with a carrying case and extension cable for users on the go.  The new Finger Mouse comes in black, white, or silver and can be bought for under $25. 

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Google Internet BroadcastingPretty soon, anyone with a connection to the internet will have the ability to view their favorite American and British television shows from Google.  The search engine giant, whose numerous other ventures include Gmail and Google Talk, has already penned a deal with UPN to broadcast some of it’s shows, and talks are now in the works with the BBC.  Though users won’t be able to save the shows on their computer, they will have the ability to pause, rewind, and fast forward thru any of the content stored on Google’s servers.  So what’s the first show to be offered up as Google makes it’s way into internet broadcasting?  Chris Rock’s new show, “Everbody Hates Chris”.

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Ultimate gaming machine

Okay, so about a year ago a friend of mine showed me some of the great work he was doing as far as modding game machines go. No, I am not talking about stealing software, but rather just really cool ways to take the gaming technology we love and do some cool things with it. So many out there spend a lot of time customizing their PC boxes with cold cathode, etching, colored fans, and the like - why not do it with our gaming devices? Well, I can’t think of a good reason not to either. Behold the ultimate gaming mod - an Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube all fit into one box with a flatscreen display built right in. Just by looking at the images, you can tell it took a hell of a lot of work - but it’s freaking cool. You rock, Bird.

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