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Redpark serial cable for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad outed

Redpark serial cable for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad outed

Back when Apple made the iPhone OS more flexible with how it works with third party accessories, it brought various gaming, PND and even medical companies on stage with it to show off their wares.  Now things look to be getting a bit more serious; peripheral connector firm Redpark have announced their DB9 and RJ11 serial cable reference designs, both approved by Apple, and which will work with not only the iPhone and iPod touch but - Redpark reckons - the iPad too.

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Microsoft yank Xbox 360 Elite bundled HD cables

Microsoft yank Xbox 360 Elite bundled HD cables

Someone needs to take Microsoft aside and tell them that sometimes the obvious penny savings still aren't the ones to make.  According to several GameStop employees, Microsoft have not only changed the packaging of the Xbox 360 Elite, but yanked the HDMI cables out of there too.  In fact, they've made changes to the included accessories that - out of the box at least - limit new users to SD resolution graphics.

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