iPod Touch Coming Next Week?

August 28, 2007

A comment at the 9to5 Mac site seems to reveal some new iPod goodness debuting from Apple next week:

More news on the ipod Touch

Take it with a grain of salt but this is what I heard from my cousin’s buddy who works at Apple in the iPod division. I have a hard time believing he would have revealed anything with Apple being exceptionally tight on privacy. While he declined to answer about some things, it appeared evident that the following are near certain items on the iPod Touch:

1) Black Gloss and White Gloss frames around the touch screen

2) iChat integration. My thought here is that AT&T makes money on SMS messages and did not want to compromise on having iChat on the iPhone for launch. Whether it has video or not would require a camera on the face of the iPod. Will require a mic for voip chat and Apple will be introducing the free voice connectivity between any new iPod Touch/iPhone

3) iTunes downloads over iPod using WiFi

4) TV Out (I have no idea why the iPhone doesn’t have this as it makes perfect sense in business walking into a meeting and connecting my iPhone/iPod to a projector and delivering a presentation. Keep in mind, Apple thought to get around the TV out issue on the iPhone with the ability to have Apple TV draw content off your iPhone or directly from the web via .Mac. Doesn’t help when you are traveling

5) Games will be released concurrently for iPod and iPhone

6) Weird speculation pegged the iPod/iPhone to act as a bluetooth controller for the Nintendo Wii as it has the proximity sensors in it to help with similar games

7) GPS unlikely as Apple will want to blow away existing GPS devices and will require additional programming time. Look for a coordinated effort with Google here.

I like that rumored name, iPod Touch. I can see Apple’s tagline for it:

Get Close To Your Music. Touch It.

or

Now You Can Touch Your Music

or even:

Get Touched By Your Music All Over Again

(Of course, we will see the sad Zune cultists come up with something pathetic: You Have To Be Touched To Buy An iPod.)


SanDisk Announces The Sansa Clip

August 28, 2007

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SanDisk Announces the Colorfully Hip “Sansa Clip”: a Tiny, Wearable MP3 Player with Big Sound

As posted earlier, I need a new MP3 player. This is very appealing. But I really want that iPod patented wheel. Perhaps next week will bring Apple’s version of this…

Oh look! An Apple-prohibited leaked photo of such a beast!!


Blog Notes: Even News About Me Gets To Me Last

August 28, 2007

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I just found out this today, minutes ago. (I would have made it my standard 320×240, but even large like this it’s very blurry…)


MySpace: How I Bloody Wish!!!

August 28, 2007

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One of my gods. Kneel, you bastards!

MySpace page for Baudelaire

He’s got Poe, Hugo, Wilde, and Proust among his MySpace Friends.

How I bloody wish!!


Help Girls Rock Radio Replace Failed Station Equipment

August 28, 2007

Girls Rock Radio

Help Girls Rock Radio Replace Failed Station Equipment

Girls Rock Radio has been broadcasting on backup equipment since Saturday Morning, August 25th. Perhaps you caught us during one of our frequent outages that began about a week and a half before that. We’re sorry for any interruption in your enjoyment of the station as we struggled to keep the station on the air while trying to determine what was wrong.

In the end, what we can say is that the main broadcast computer has, for the purposes of broadcasting anyway, failed and must be replaced. Hardware selection and ordering is occurring the week of August 26.

Q: How Can I Help GRR?

Since we are already selecting and ordering hardware, donations of equipment are not necessary. HOWEVER, the equipment will not be free, and like always we could sure use your support right now in monetary contributions to cover the cost of the equipment we must purchase.

We need to raise about $2,000.00 USD.

Now is a good time to point out some important facts…

Listening to the music is always free. We do not operate under any sort of subscription-based revenue model. Nor do we plaster you with on-air advertising – we just tell you who we are from time to time and occasionally ask for your support.

Even though it’s free for you to listen, it’s NOT free for us to broadcast to you. Equipment needs to be replaced from time to time – like right now. Then there are the royalties we are expected to pay. Royalties so high that, if the recording industry had its way with us, we’d be gone! We have to pay our internet service providers, and our broadcast antenna to the world – our streaming host. And, of course, we have to feed our families and pay our bills just like you all do.

Q: How much support has GRR received so far this year?

$ 0.00 USD

Yup. Not a single cent has been donated to this awesome station so far in 2007.

Here’s the real bottom line, dear listener. Not only does Girls Rock Radio need to be saved from extinction at the hands of the recording industry, it needs to be saved from extinction due to lack of financial support! Without sufficient financial resources, we will be unable to develop the station further in the ways we envision.

This is not a hobby station. Girls Rock Radio is the premier station on the internet for the women of contemporary Pop, Rock, and Alternative music. Not only for mainstream artists, but for a growing number of awesome independent artists as well.

We ask that you seriously consider the enjoyment you receive from this station and become a contributing friend and listener of the station. Simply use the PayPal link below and send us what you can.

I don’t have much in my PayPal account right now, but I did send them US$5.00. I know it’s not much, but it moves their needle off that US$0.00. I donated and I haven’t even had time to listen to them at all.

All of you who’ve always lorded your PayPal accounts over me. Now’s the time to use them. Match my measly five bucks. It’ll help.

Previously in this blog:
GRR


YouTube: Torture Garden TGX

August 28, 2007

This post contains tits. Skip it if that offends you. Eejit.

Torture Garden TGX

2 Min trailer the new film release, TGX from the infamous london fetish club, Torture Garden.
www.torturegarden.com

Stealing MySpace Friends usually leads to some strange alleys. This was one of them.

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Oh shut up. The video is filled with fast cuts. I had to watch it at one-quarter speed to get snaps. I’ll pay for this when I sleep tonight. Cover your ears to not hear my screams.

Torture Garden MySpace page


Raquel Reed Busts Out With Sneakers

August 28, 2007

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Yes, you poor sot. You can wear foot covers designed by this goddess.

Click here for a larger version of that ad. Click here for the Raquel Reed MySpace page.

(Yes, she’s in NYC. I’m almost in NYC. No, we haven’t met.)


Writer Jonathan Maberry Has A New Book

August 28, 2007

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Via MySpace Bulletin:

My new book comes out on September 1!

THE CRYPTOPEDIA: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange, and Downright Bizarre
by Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer
Citadel Press, $16.95 / 320 pages / ISBN-13: 978-0806528199

Back Cover Description: At the edge of the known world, demons, monsters, and baffling phenomena abound. To help you navigate this mystery-shrouded realm where the supernatural mingles with the paranormal, fright-guides Jonathan Maberry and David Kramer present their indispensable follow-up to Vampire Universe. Witty and comprehensive, The Cryptopedia divides the otherworldly into chapters that explain the inexplicable, from angels to poltergeists to UFOs and more. Leaving no Philosopher’s Stone unturned, the authors decode occult symbols, demystify the art of fortune-telling, and discuss the myriad strange and bizarre forces at work in the universe. Illustrated throughout, this is an invaluable guide to the Larger World. Don’t leave this plane of existence without it!

Available everywhere books are sold on September 1 2007
www.jonathanmaberry.com

Jonathan Maberry MySpace page


Bellylaugh Of The Day: A Warren Ellis Reader

August 28, 2007

The Sunday Hangover with Warren Ellis

Ellis has a great column wherein he mentions that John Galt Company cited in Ground Zero graft cleanup. Someone commented:

Maybe they should have hired the Howard Roark Co. instead.

Previously in this blog:
That Self-Alienated Bitch Ayn Rand Will Kill Us All


NBC: Stop Being Blonde!

August 28, 2007

What will be must-see TV this fall?

Both said they saw promise in the comedy/action show “Chuck” and the remake (or is it reimagining?) of “Bionic Woman.” But Brill said she didn’t think new dramas “Life” or “Journeyman” would fare that well.

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Journeyman: Already dead?

Even this early, the knives are being sharpened against Journeyman.

Leak leak leak.

Don’t forget to visit the Journeyman blog.

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Previously in this blog:
NBC To Give Away Show Pilots
Journeyman: Still Unleaked!
Fall Network TV Doom Watch List
Journeyman: All Available Vids
Journeyman: No Leak, But Two YouTube Vids
NBC: Leak Journeyman NOW! Early Reports NOT Good!
YouTube: NBC Fall Preview
ABC Kicks NBC’s Ass For Fall TV Buzz
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman NOW!
Now NBC Has Pissed Me Off!
Journeyman: Interesting Bits
Hey You Three. Email NBC!
Journeyman Still Not Leaked
September 2005: NBC Promotes A New Earl Show
I Give NBC A Kick To The Nuts. It’s Called An Incentive.
Now Sinfest Persecutes Me!
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman, Dammit!!
Bourne Ultimatum? Yes. Journeyman? No.
Hollywood: Settle!
Brightcove: Journeyman Preview
DailyMotion: Ha. Ha. Ha.
Are The Suits Using P2P To Hype Their Shows?