OT: Microsoft may have failed to make the Zune an iPod-killer, but they did manage to throw hundreds of thousands of dollars at ad agencies, many of which came up with interesting work. This ad, by three legged legs, is especially subversive and fun, featuring zombie puppets. Yes – zombie puppets!
Zune owners everywhere are cursing the day that they cheaped out and bought a Microsoft portable media player, because Zunes around the world today are dying. Locking up and turning into bricks! Call it the Zunepocolypse. Call it Y2K 9 years late. Chances are, though, if you’ve got a Zune 30, it’s a doorstop. Here’s… Read More Zune Owners Everywhere Cursing That They Cheaped Out
Sony today announced the release of musika, an original music visualizer game, on the iTunes Store for play on Apple’s fifth generation iPod. musika creates beautiful visuals using the title of any song. Users can play along by pressing the center button in time with the letters in the song’s name to advance to more difficult… Read More Sony Intros Musika iPod Music Game
Apple has released a video introduction to using the iPhone, below. Based on what I’ve seen, it looks seriously droolworthy. This is what cell phones are going to look like in five years, intelligently combining mobile features with music and Internet services. It’s too bad we’ll have to wait five years for something like this… Read More A Video Introduction To The iPhone
Apple has announced June 29th as the debut date for its iPhone. The iPhone combines three products — a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a cutting-edge Internet communications device. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it looks like it will redefine the state of the art of both mobile phones… Read More Apple iPhone Debuts June 29th
Apple has announced that one billion songs have been legally downloaded from the iTunes Music Store since it was launched less than three years ago. The billionth song Speed of Sound was purchased as part of Coldplay’s X&Y album by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan. He will receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth generation… Read More iTunes Downloads Top One Billion
The Mayo Clinic warns that portable music devices put your hearing at risk. “With the older devices, like the Walkman, if you turned them up all the way, they sounded very bad, so people didn’t do it. Now, they don’t sound bad at maximum volume, and that could pose a problem,” says Jodi Cook, Ph.D.,… Read More iPods, MP3 Players Pose Threat to Hearing
Apple has introduced the iPod nano, a full-featured iPod that holds 1,000 songs, yet is thinner than a standard #2 pencil and less than half the size of competitive players. “iPod nano is the biggest revolution since the original iPod,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPod nano is a full-featured iPod in an impossibly small… Read More Apple Intros iPod Nano