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The newest iPods to come from Apple have not only come with a reduced price, but also with reduced features. The FireWire cable that many Mac and PC users alike use to sync their iPods with has been removed from the packaging. If you are looking to buy a new iPod photo or iPod mini, Griffin has you covered if you want to use FireWire. The new Griffin Dock400 Fire wire cable from Griffin is 48” inches long and uses Apple-approved connectors so that you can connect it to any FireWire device and any Apple iPod or dock. The Dock400 costs $17.95, and will be available for purchase the first week of March. You can also preorder one now from the website.
Read More | Griffin
Introducing the coolest way to count down to the US PSP launch: a desktop timer coupled with a sweet PSP background. Here’s how to set it up. First you’ll need to grab the PSP desktop background image here. Then, you’ll need to snag a copy of the Phantim3 countdown program. After installing the program you’ll need to replace its default background image with this one, by copying it over to its skins/default directory. Finally, in the same directory, replace the text in the Custom.txt file with the following:
8 84 66 62
Sometimes I have a hard time remembering what movie a certain quote came from and when I try asking friends for some strange reason, they seem to experience the same memory lock as I do at the moment. Now thanks to Google I won’t have to fret over not remembering the movie where follow the white rabbit comes from. Check out the full review after the jump.
Hard to tell, obviously, in this day and age. My guess is that it is a very clever mock up. I wouldn’t mind if it was though, just as long as it doesn’t end up being
indigo. Does this remind anyone of the Sega Dreamcast? More images after the jump.
I always thought simply jumping on an enemy’s head just couldn’t be enough to thwart their efforts - especially when my enemy is a walking dragon! Thanks to Mario Rampage, we can now rest easy knowing that Mario is able to take matters into his own hands the same way they do in the movies. My score? 3075 points, killing 91 enemies and collecting 26 coins. Shine Get!
Play The Game | Mario Rampage
Well, we knew it was inevitable. It appears that one of my personal favorites sites on the internet, AllOfMP3.com, may finally be in a position to be shut down. While many figured what they were doing was okay by Russian standards, our friends in the Russian police force felt otherwise. Now they are under criminal copyright investigation due to their pay-per-megabyte music model. Say it ain’t so! Hey, as long as they leave MP3Search alone, I’m good.
Read More | CNet
Continuing with the iPod coverage, Apple has also updated the iPod photo line. There isn’t much to it, but here are the details:
The 40 GB iPod photo is no more. In its place is a slim, trim 30 GB model which retails for a cool $349 USD. The 60 GB model remains, but costs only $449. Just yesterday, the 40 GB iPod photo was $499, so this is a nice price point. Let’s see if it actually kick starts the photo into moving off shelves a bit more. Also, Apple is apparently going to release software next month that will add more functionality to the iPod photo:
Get the most out of your iPod photo. Coming in March, new software lets you:
- Choose new slideshow transitions on the go
- Upload photos directly from your camera using the optional iPod Camera Connector accessory, also arriving in March
We all knew that it was just a matter of time before Apple announce an iPod mini with a larger capacity hard drive. What wasn’t expected, though, was that they would also keep the current mini line virtually intact. Apple’s new iPod mini now holds 6 GB of data, and has a very nicely upgraded battery that lasts for about 18 hours per charge. The gold color has been removed from the lineup as well. Silver remains, and the green, pink, and blue models pick up more vibrant shades along with icons on the click wheel that match the color of the iPod. The 6 GB iPod mini sells for $249 USD, while the 4 GB version has its price bumped down to $199 USD.
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Wired News has a nice little feature on some of the highlights to this week’s Toy Fair in New York. Pictured here is a car model with interchangeable pieces allowing you to create a hybrid minivan-truck or SUV-sports car. Other cool items on display include a laser-based trip wire, and a powered skateboard. You’ll also find pics of an enhanced bubble-shooter gun: it spits out bubbles with vapors injected into it (nontoxic of course) that, when popped emit a quickly dissipating, whitish fog.
Read More | Wired
This reminded me a little bit of the scene in I, Robot where Will Smith’s character decides to not let the car do the driving for him. Nissan recently developed technology that will allow vehicles to auto-correct their path when detecting an accidental shift in lanes. It’s nice to know that the car will not auto-adjust if the driver uses their turn signal, indicating an intentional lane change. Cooler still, a series of cameras planted on all sides of the vehicle will give drivers an “arial” view of their car on the dashboard, so as to make parking easier. Maybe now I can play my PSP while driving.
Read More | Yahoo News
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