iPod Saves Soldier’s Life

April 5, 2007 at 3:46 pm | Posted in iraq | Leave a comment
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2007ipodbullet.jpgIn the old days lives were saved by Zippo lighters.

Here’s the caption that was attached to the photo:

“My wife’s uncle works in a military hospital and told me about this. Its pretty amazing. Kevin Garrad (3rd Infantry Division) was on a street patrol in Iraq (Tikrit I believe) and as he rounded the corner of a building an armed (AK-47) insurgent came from the other side.

The two of them were within just a few feet of each other when they opened fire. The insurgent was killed and Kevin was hit in the left chest where his IPod was in his jacket pocket. It slowed the bullet down enough that it did not completely penetrate his body armor. Fortunately, Kevin suffered no wound.”

View the Flickr photo set here.

16 year old creates WIRELESS iPod music sharing

March 12, 2007 at 4:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I am not making this up. Watch the video.

Summary:
-invented by 16 year old girl from the East Bay
-you plug device into your iPod and become an instant radio station (15 foot radius)
-you plug device into your iPod and you can listen to other people broadcasting their music
-not sure if it allows you to transfer track or just listen and enjoy
-eliminates sharing earbuds!
product site on eBay

1.8 inch drive, 100gb – fits iPod

December 5, 2006 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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2006_12_110gbdrive.jpgToshiba has announced the availabibiltiy ofa a 1.8 inch, 100 gb  hard  drive.  Fits  the iPod chassis and would be perfect for the rumored iPhone.

CNN: No love for Zune

November 15, 2006 at 10:57 pm | Posted in Apple, music | Leave a comment
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Best question: “Who’s going to buy this?
My own moment of wonder: Why did MS include wifi that won’t allow you upload music from PC to Zune without wires?!
Punchline: the last 15 seconds of the clip turn into an endorsement for the Shuffle- did Apple pay for this?!

DIY solar iPod charger

November 3, 2006 at 4:11 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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solarcharge2006_ipodrThis enterprising soul shares his success in building a solar charger for an iPod.  He risks exploding batteries and his iPod in the search for success.  Remember, this might kill your iPod.  Or you might build a successful charger.  Click here and good luck.

iPod case: buy or make your own

November 2, 2006 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Buy a stealthy iPod case that looks like a mint tin: http://www.idisguise.com/products.html

Couldn’t you make this yourself with an empty Altiods tin?

Ipod Levis: Stop the Insanity

September 19, 2006 at 11:48 am | Posted in tech | 1 Comment
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iPod enable Levis..headphones..secret pocket…more expensive than the gadget itself.  Read more at Cnet.

Mophie

September 18, 2006 at 3:44 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Mophie offers a site full of interesting (available?) ipod accessories and a design that verges on beautiful and slightly mysterious.  Perhaps too mysterious for the average shopper

Finally…could the rumors be true (again)?

September 10, 2006 at 9:58 pm | Posted in Apple, tech | Leave a comment
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The iPod touch screen rumors are flying once again.  This time there may be photographic proof to back it up.

This photo was supposedly taken at the site that will host a big Apple announcement on 9/12.  See it here: http://www.tuaw.com/tag/september12

iTunes: First France, Now Norway

June 8, 2006 at 4:33 pm | Posted in Apple | Leave a comment
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While many have accepted the restrictive DRM of the iTunes/iPod family, Norway is the second European country to take issue with Apple's insular copyright protection.  As a result, Apple may be banned from the Norweigian market.  Sure, the numbers aren't big BUT what if this started a trends towards official anti-iTunes policies across the continent?  Read more at arstechnica.

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