Steve Jobs sends Chilean miners iPods

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The story of the Chilean miners is nothing short of extraordinary. After surviving the collapse of the mine and then surviving for 69 days underground, 33 men have quickly captured the hearts of all who...

Solar LCD Powered iPods, iPhones and Laptops?

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A recently published patent application discovered by MacRumors reveals that Apple is investigating the use of solar power in versions of their mobile devices -- both handheld devices and portable computers. Integrating solar power into...

Solar Energy Bra Powers Phones & iPods

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Ladies, take your battle for the environment a little closer to your heart with a solar-powered bra that can generate enough electric energy to charge a mobile phone or an iPod. Lingerie maker...

Switch paves way for super iPods

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A breakthrough in technology could see the memory capacity of devices such as the iPod increase by 150,000 times, Glasgow University researchers claimed. Two experts said they had developed a molecule-sized switch which means...

Games Ship for New iPods

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Joining the ranks of the fifth-generation iPod, Apple's iTunes Store is now selling Tetris, Ms. Pac-Man and Sudoku available for the third-generation iPod nano and the iPod classic. Apple CEO Steve Jobs first indicated that...

Home Office buys iPods for staff

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The UK Home Office is turning to iPods to teach some civil servants leadership skills. A Times Online report explains that twenty leading civil servants have been given top-of-the range iPods for the purpose, as...

iPods can make pacemakers malfunction

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iPods can cause cardiac implantable pacemakers to malfunction by interfering with the electromagnetic equipment monitoring the heart, according to a study presented by a 17-year-old high school student to a meeting of heart specialists on...

RIAA Claims Copying CDs to iPods is Unlawful

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US record-label body the RIAA and movie-industry moguls at the MPAA are attempting to argue that copying a CD to a computer for carrying on an iPod does not, and has never, constituted fair use....

Gates sees mobile phones overtaking iPods

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates sees mobile phones overtaking MP3s as the top choice of portable music player, and views the raging popularity of Apple's iPod player as unsustainable, he told a German newspaper. "As good...

Apple pipes in new iPods

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Apple Computer shuffled in new iPod Mini and iPod Photo music players on Wednesday and dropped prices on some models. The company introduced a higher-capacity, 6GB Mini, along with new 30GB and...

Apple Faces Spotty Shortages of Popular iPods

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Spotty shortages abound for Apple Computer Inc.'s wildly popular iPod digital music players amid Wall Street expectations for a doubling in sales of the devices in the holiday quarter, analysts said on Wednesday. "I was...

Duke to Provide Freshmen With IPods

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Freshmen showing up at Duke University this year will get their own Apple iPod, part of an experiment by the school to see if the popular portable music player can double as a learning tool....

$100 Bounty on iPods

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Dell wants your old iPod and is willing to pay to get it. On Wednesday, Dell unveiled an offer that grants music customers a $100 rebate on a 15GB Digital Jukebox when...

iTunes for Windows Breaking Older iPods

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Straight from Slashdot: "In our office we've been running an older 5gb iPod with both Macs and PC's (using Xplay), but when we installed iTunes for the PC the iPod stopped working....

Apple eyeing OLED displays for future iPods

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Sources confirmed to Think Secret that Apple is investing in Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, and is researching and investigating its uses in Apple products. The company reportedly plans to use OLED in next-generation iPods...

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