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This iPod messed with the wrong people

It might look like the victim of a mob hit, but according to the photo's Flickr description, this iPod actually flew out of its owner's bag while rushing across a rainy street. That's a remarkable amount of damage from such a tumble, and imagining...

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The PowerPot V: Charging your devices with fire

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is reviewing hardware that is completely unique, and that's the case with The PowerPot V (US$149.00). The device is a thermoelectric generator in the form of a camping cook pot; put it on a heat source...

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Apple wish list: Show battery percentage on the iPod touch

Sometimes it seems like Apple moves in mysterious ways. Most of the time I can chalk up decisions made in Cupertino to one of two things: Making life easier/simpler or "engineering difficulties." The iPod touch is Apple's gateway to iOS for those...

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You're going to be hearing a lot about 'iPod' on tonight's Olympics broadcast

Note: This article contains spoilers regarding the snowboarding competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which has not yet aired in some regions. If you want to watch the broadcast and pretend it's live, stop reading now. Really not kidding, there...

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iPod vs. Lawn Mower

A sad sight. Personally, the 3rd gen iPod nano is one of my favorite Apple devices of all time. The color screen was fantastic for playing games (Peggle was my favorite) and it was almost impossibly thin for its time. And this is what it looks like...

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An incredible 2001 iPod review accurately predicted the iPod's impact on computing

When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPod in October of 2001, the device was greeted with a rather tepid response. Indeed, a number of fan reactions taken from a 2001 MacRumors message board have taken on a life of their own. As an example,...

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The SteelSeries H Wireless headset is the jack of all trades, and the master of them, too

Wireless gaming headsets are a product category with a lot of players and very few superstars. Some headsets make syncing a simple affair only to produce subpar audio, while others trade battery life for good looks. In short, there are very few...

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Oh good, they're compatible with the iPod

Thanks Scotland! [via Aussie007nick]...

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Report Card: Grading Apple in 2013

2013 was a huge year for Apple, both in terms of hardware and software. iOS got a massive facelift and OS X broke free of the cats for the first time ever, while the Mac Pro got new life and the iPads continued their commanding lead in the consumer...

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iPod continues to dominate dying portable media player market

With smartphones capable of carrying thousands of songs as well as TV episodes, movies and even books, many of us have long since abandoned the idea of having a dedicated media player in our pockets. But for those who remain committed to such...

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Who in their right mind would pay $9,000 for an iPod autographed by Steve Jobs?

How much is an old, dirty, used 30GB iPod worth? What about an old, dirty, used 30GB iPod with a somewhat questionable Steve Jobs signature on the back? According to eBay, it's worth about US$9,000. Well, at least that's how much the seller is...

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The iPod first went on sale 12 years ago

Twelve years ago yesterday, on November 10, 2001, Apple began selling the first iPod to the world. The original iPod came with a 5 GB hard drive (minuscule by today's standards), a 160 x 128-pixel monochrome display, a FireWire connection and a...

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Former iPod engineer designs kinetic desk

Former iPod engineer JP Labrosse has unveiled his company's first product: the Stir Kinetic Desk. The desk has a small touchscreen in the corner that you tap twice to activate standing mode. The desk rises so you can stand at it and do your work,...

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Apple must pay $3 million in damages for iPod dispute in Japan

The fact that Apple is on the receiving end of more lawsuits than any other company in tech is hardly surprising. In contrast, the fact that patent disputes pertaining to the iPod are still being litigated is somewhat surprising. Kyodo News is...

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iOS 7: Activation Lock secures your device in case of theft (Updated)

Find My iPhone in iOS 6 was great for locating your lost or stolen phone and for locking down your data, but it had a major flaw. A tech-savvy thief could restore the phone, remove the SIM card and walk away scot-free with your phone. Thanks to an...

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Conspicuously absent from Apple's media event -- new iPods

Apple's media event on Tuesday was chock-full of important announcements; new iPhone designs, enhanced camera functionality, a fingerprint-authorization sensor and more. What we didn't hear was any mention of Apple's revered iPod. Indeed, this...

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