When a major Apple product hits stores, you can count on iFixIt to take it apart, and that's just what it did with the new fifth-generation iPod touch. The new iPod touch features the same 4-inch display found in the iPhone 5, and began shipping to customers earlier this week. Here's what's inside:
In conjunction with Free App A Day (FAAD), Atakamalabs has released the popular IndieCade Jury Award winning title rewrite, Today I Die Again by Daniel Benmergui, completely free. Today I Die Again is a thought provoking adventure using words as means to action.
The scene opens underwater with the body of a dead woman floating lifeless in the dark. The rock tied around her waist suggests that her demise was no accident. A poem floats above her: “hopeless world / full of shadows / today I die”
Players must use the floating glowing words or reveal hidden ones to help you transform the ever-present poem in order to progress through the game. All along the way you battle the dark creatures from the depths in effort to break through to the surface. The oddly creative music score sets the mood perfectly as you are immersed deeper into this pixelated world. Today I Die Again is truly a unique game unlike any other, exploring new ways to express emotions through a video game experience.
Fujitsu has decided it best to put a touchscreen LCD on their T5010, and we’ve got to commend them for it. The LifeBook T5010 has a 13.3 inch screen, and supports two-finger multitouch. Once Windows 7 launches, this’ll ship with the new OS, taking advantage of the built-in touch features. Until then, it ships with Windows Vista - definitely wait for the Windows 7 version to drop next month. It will cost $1,759 for the active digitizer, and $1,859 with dual digitizer.
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Sometimes cutesy can also be cool. Switch Easy ThumbTacks are micro-microphones for iPod nano 4G and touch 2G. Available in black, white or red, the tiny mic has a high quality gold-plated plug that also works with 3rd party apps. Push the ThumbTack into your 3.5mm headphone jack and it automatically becomes a voice recorder that can be used in a meeting, at school, or when trying to bootleg a concert. Each is available for $12.99.
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HTC has two new upgrades. The 107.85 x 53.1 x 13.7mm Touch Diamond2 has a 3.2-inch WVGA screen, GPS, HSDPA, Wifi, a 5 megapixel cam with auto-focus support for most audio and video files and a Qualcomm MSM7200A CPU at 528 MHz. The 116 x 59.2 x 17.25mm Touch Pro2 has the same CPU a 3.6-inch WVGA display, HSDPA, GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a QWERTY keyboard. Both will run Windows Mobile 6.1.
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Once in a while we just have to let you know about something that adds no value to your life except for that of amusement. The Poking Box, (aka Tuttuki Bako in Japanese,) allows you to stick your finger inside and supposedly gives you the same sensation you would have by touching the onscreen figures. The silly gadget carries a MSRP of $49.99. We expect now someone will come up with something that will duplicate the sensation of pulling one’s finger.
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ASUS announced that they would soon be releasing a smartphone with a touch interface and a whopping 800MHz of processing goodness. ASUS is featuring a new touch interface they have named “Glide,” which overlays the Windows Mobile operating system. The P565 features not only speed, but a 2.8-inch VGA touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 640. The face is what you would expect for a touchscreen device, but what you cannot see is the leather that lines the back of the device, clearly aiming it for a business environment. The P565 incorporates Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, GPS, 256MB of flash, with 128MB DDR SDRAM, an SD slot, Blutooth, a 3 megapixel camera, and supports HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10. No word yet on price or when it will launch, but it certainly should be a very capable device once it comes to market.
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The Japanese always manage to get the best cell phones first and we always hope they trickle over to the U.S. and the new Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is no exception to the rule. This new cell phone is an obvious response to the iPhone and its touch technology. The one thing that sets this cell phone apart is the incredible screen resolution of 1024 x 480, bringing it close to that of a netbook. The 931SH also incorporates a 5.2 megapixel camera with stabilizer technology, a 1seg TV tuner, Bluetooth with A2DP, an accelerometer, web browser, media player, a microSD slot and of course, a touch screen as the name implies. The phone also works on all 3G networks, making it viable for U.S. as well as world-wide consumption, although no time-frame has been mentioned.
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The new AT&T Samsung Epix i907 has been showing up in AT&T stores recently as expected. The phone is basically a Blackjack, but benefits from a touch screen incorporating Haptic feedback, a QWERTY keyboard and optical mouse. The phone uses Windows Mobile 6.1 for the Core OS and supports 850MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz HSDPA 3G networks and carries a built-in GPS. The i907 also incorporates a microSD slot, 2 megapixel camera, and costs $199 with a 2 year contract. If the iPhone isn’t your thing because tactile QWERTY keyboard is needed, this may be for you.
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We love our iPod, but cannot find a decent pair of earbuds that are comfortable, functional, and affordable. Now that many companies are creating speakers, they are finally being priced less. The Korean company Neoneco has launched its Swing Speaker. For use with 3 different iPods, the battery powered add-on will run for about 10 hours. Choose between styles for nano ($29.00,) classic ($32.00,) and touch ($36.00.)
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