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The $800+ Compact Disc

The $800+ Compact Disc
One of the concerns about conventional CDs and DVDs is that they will eventually lose their data at some point in the future. In order to solve this problem, a Japanese recording engineer has developed the first compact disc made from glass.

Some 5.5g Ipods Infected With Windows Virus

Some 5.5g Ipods Infected With Windows Virus
Apple has admitted to shipping some 5.5G iPods infected with a Windows virus called “RavMonE.exe.” Apparently the virus infected a PC at an iPod manufacturer’s facility and subsequently found its way onto some of Apple’s players.
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Griffin Disko Case Lights Up Your iPod

Griffin Disko Case Lights Up Your iPod
“Sir, these lights keep blinking out of sequence, what should we do?” “Get them to blink in sequence.” – William Shatner, Airplane II, the Sequel One of the premier makers of clean and elegant iPod accessories, Griffin Technologies, has decided to lose their minds and release a totally frivolous disco-inspired case for Apple’s ubiquitous media player.

Zune Pricing and Date Official

Zune Pricing and Date Official
After much speculation on prices ranging from $229 to $299, the Microsoft Zune media player has been officially announced for a November 14th release date at a price of $249.99. This places it head to head with other 30GB media players such as Apple’s iPod.

Bluetooth Mp3/Mp4 Player From Stormblue

Bluetooth Mp3/Mp4 Player From Stormblue
The StormBlue A9+ from Advanced MP3 is one of a handful of media players out there with built-in Bluetooth support. You can use the player’s Bluetooth capabilities to listen to your music with a wireless headset or pair it with your cellphone to make/retrieve calls through the same headset.

Robotic DJ iPod Dock

Robotic DJ iPod Dock
About every 3 minutes a new iPod dock is born. At least this one is little creative. The $99 FUNKit is a dock for your iPod that features a small robotic “DJ” that moves between two tiny turntables and makes goofy comments while playing your tunes.

Apple Zune?

Apple Zune?
What’s wrong with this picture? Looks like someone at Amazon made a pretty big freudian slip. I’m not sure how long this will remain up on their site, but here’s the original page. [via Digg]

Zune Price, Jaws Drop

Zune Price, Jaws Drop
After early assumptions that the 30GB Zune media player would run $299, it’s been reported that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” will actually launch at the surprisingly low price of $229.99. This surprise announcement certainly shakes things up, what with both the iPod 30GB and Creative Zen:M 30GB both just reduced to $249.

Apple and Creative Price Drops Put the Squeeze on Zune

Apple and Creative Price Drops Put the Squeeze on Zune
Hot on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement to drop the price of it’s latest (5.5 generation) iPod 30gb model to $249, Creative Labs has just dropped the price on their Zen Vision:M 30gb model to $249 as well.

Microsoft Zune User Interface Videos

Microsoft Zune User Interface Videos
Mobility Today posted some up close footage of the new Microsoft Zune media player in action today. Note the huge album art, and video playback is done in landscape mode to provide excellent widescreen movie viewing.

Microsoft Zune Officially Announced

Microsoft Zune Officially Announced
Hot on the heels of Apple’s iPod announcements, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off of their Zune media player. As expected, the player can handle both audio and video playback on a 3″ LCD screen that can work in either portrait or landscape mode.

Patent Application Could be Trouble for Zune

Patent Application Could be Trouble for Zune
While Microsoft is touting the wonders of the music sharing features of the new Zune media player, I’m quite familiar with a project in which a team from the MIT Media lab developed a similar wireless music sharing capability a couple of years ago.

Microsoft Zune is Really a Toshiba

Microsoft Zune is Really a Toshiba
Crunchgear has broken the news that the initial Microsoft Zune media player will be manufactured by Toshiba, not Microsoft. The device has been registered with the FCC as the Toshiba 1089. It’s been confirmed that the player features a 30GB hard drive, a 3″ LCD, USB 2.0 and 802.11 b/g connectivity.

Aol Cancellation Call Recording…

Aol Cancellation Call Recording…
I don’t know how I missed this video when it came out back in June… This guy recorded his call with the AOL anti-cancellation nazis. It would be really funny if it weren’t so sad. Actually, it is really funny…

Apple to Pay $100 Million to Creative

Apple to Pay $100 Million to Creative
Apple and Creative Technology, Ltd. today announced a broad settlement ending all legal disputes between the two companies. Apple will pay $100 million to license Creative’s patent in all Apple products. Apple can recoup a portion of its payment if Creative is successful in licensing this patent to others.

Microsoft Zune Pricing Details

Microsoft Zune Pricing Details
[UPDATE 9/28/2006: After rumors of a low-ball $229 price, the Zune was officially announced for $249.99 – that’s the real, final MSRP] This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE) has learned from several retailers that Microsoft is planning to release their “iPod killer”, Zune digital media player this fall (rumors have it as a November 14th release date) at an MSRP of $299.
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