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Griffin Technology StompBox for iOS devices now available

Griffin Technology StompBox for iOS devices now available

If you are a guitar playing geek that has an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch lying around you can use that iOS device to jam with the Griffin Technology StompBox. The StompBox is a cool multi-function foot controller that will work on the stage or in your room for practicing. The pedal is programmable and will work with any instrument that has a 1/4-inch jack including guitars, bass, electric violin, and a keyboard.

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Sony unveils cool CMT-CX5 audio system that wall mounts

Sony unveils cool CMT-CX5 audio system that wall mounts

Being able to hang stuff on the wall is cool at times because it will get things off your counters or cabinets so you have more space for other junk in the home or office. TVs and even home theater gear is often wall mounted today. Sony also has a new wall mounted audio system that promises high quality audio and won't take up much space in whatever room you put it in. The new audio system is called the CMT-CX5.

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Sony MiniDisc Walkman Officially Retired

Sony MiniDisc Walkman Officially Retired

Oh dear god WHY?! My favorite of all formats, the MiniDisk, will be officially shunned by Sony starting in September of 2011. This news comes as a shock to absolutely noone, or at least it should, since this format has been essentially on a downward spiral into obscurity since the 90's when it first started taking a foothold. As I'm sure you've already guessed, the advent of the MP3 being played on the now still gigantic iPod line all but signed a death warrant for this mystical, magical format, and Sony's stopping production of the MiniDisk compatible Walkman will certainly knock in the last nail in the coffin.

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Why Competing with Google+ is Impossible

Why Competing with Google+ is Impossible

And why Apple has the rest of the keys to the kingdom. That's what we're about to talk about here. Let me preface this by noting a few facts: The day I write this article is the first day since the launch of the Google+ BETA web and mobile-based service that we've seen the ability to invite new users up for more than a few hours. Another factoid: Google now has a successful presence in each of the following sectors: software (mobile and web-based,) global web-based search, web-based email, and media sales (primarily apps at the moment, with much more on the way in the near future.) Then they've got the most important component of all: a globally recognized top-tier brand. With each of these elements in place, Google, (and more specifically their new social networking project Google+,) has become truly and forevermore impossible to compete with.

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Altec Lansing Unleashes New MIX Boombox iMT810

Altec Lansing Unleashes New MIX Boombox iMT810

Of the many technologies and gadgets that have become obsolete over the years, the form factor of the iconic boombox remains. In fact, Altec Lansing has a lineup of digital boomboxes that are iPod and iPhone speaker docks in disguise and they have just begun shipping out their latest addition---the MIX iMT810 that's now compatible with the iPhone 4.

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Future iPhone could slur speech when battery low

Future iPhone could slur speech when battery low

Your next iPhone could whimper like a tired puppy when its battery is close to empty, or get frantic when connected to 4G networks, if one of Apple's latest patent applications has its way. "Adjustable voice output based on device status" promises to adjust the voice output of various device status reports according to other factors, like sounding "more or less tired based on the battery level." It's not the only Apple patent app suggesting non-traditional communication, either; "Input devices and methods of operation" may be a dull title, but the application describes a new type of tactile feedback that could see buttons breathing on your fingers to guide them into place.

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Spotify takes on iTunes with iPod management, download bundles, more [Video]

Spotify takes on iTunes with iPod management, download bundles, more [Video]

Streaming music service Spotify has launched its biggest assault on iTunes to date, with the addition of iPod management functionality. Plug in an iPod classic, nano or shuffle and Spotify will list it in the new "Devices" section of the updated software: you can then sync across your existing MP3s as well as buy MP3s through Spotify's refreshed download service. Meanwhile there's mobile iOS and Android news for free Spotify users wanting to take their tracks on the go.

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Apple’s Q2 2011 Earnings Analysis

Apple’s Q2 2011 Earnings Analysis

Since 2003 Apple has beat on every single earnings report and today the streak continues. We reported on the earnings this afternoon but I wanted to write a more in depth analysis. When looking through the numbers there were a couple of things that stood out that are worth a few thoughts. So let's dive in.

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