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New U2 Special Edition iPod Video

Apple just announced the release of an updated version of the U2 Special Edition iPod, this time with video, more storage, and other perks.  The previous version of the U2 iPod (released in October 2004) was made of black plastic, and offered 20GB of hard drive space. The newest U2 iPod is encased in black stainless steel with a red wheel, …

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Update: The $100 Laptop

The first functional prototype of the $100 laptop was recently unveiled at the Seven Countries Task Force meeting last week. These computers will be made available to children in third world and developing countries through the One Laptop Per Child initiative. The $100 laptop is no longer expected to cost $100 when it is expected to be made available during …

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An iPod Killer – Is It Possible?

Upset that Apple’s iPod dominates the mp3 market, Microsoft has joined a consortium of nine Japan-based companies who are colluding to create what they hope will be the the iPod killer. The consortium includes the likes of NTT DoCoMo (a mobile handset manufacturer), Toshiba Cor, Napster Japan, and others.  The “iPod killer” software will be based off of Windows Media …

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An iPod for Athletes

Today Nike and Apple announced a joint venture that will take the iPod to a new level as a running accessory.  The Nike+iPod Sport kit is comprised of a sensor that can be inserted into compatible Nike shoes that wirelessly transmits information about the runner’s performance to a receiver on the iPod. By installing special software, athletes can view data on …

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Japan to Get 1st Sony Walkman Mobile Phone

Sony Ericsson has teamed up with KDDI – Japan’s #2 mobile phone carrier – to offer consumers a Walkman-branded mobile phone.  Users will have the ability to download music directly to the phone, without the need for a PC. Walkman mobile phones are presently available in other countries through a number of other partnerships, however, this marks the first time …

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