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House of Marley Bag of Rhythm up for sale now

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm up for sale now

If you attended CES 2012, you very well may have happened upon this delightful device being carried around by members of the House of Marley: the Bag of Rhythm. This harvest-colored beast is essentially a boom box that works natively with your iPod Touch and iPhone, has an Aux input to connect to essentially any other small media device, and strings over your shoulder to blast beats right up into the atmosphere. This sack and wood-housed set of speakers has the look and materials of a modern day block rocker - and it's officially on sale today!

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Do You Still Need An iPod?

Do You Still Need An iPod?

When Apple announced its fiscal first quarter earnings last week, which encompassed the three months ended December 2011, much of the attention went to the company’s exceedingly strong iPhone and iPad sales. There was also a lot of talk about its huge profit and exploding cash reserves.

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iPod Nano 7G with camera leaked in photos

iPod Nano 7G with camera leaked in photos

Not one whole heck of a lot of news is written or read these days about the iPad Nano, one of the last devices to have been designed and released by Apple since their attention switched to purely iPhone and iPad in that sized market. But what we've got here appears very much to be an upgrade to the iPod Nano line, and the folks at Apple.pro have a collection of photos which depict it having a 1.3-megapixel camera! This may seem to the average citizen to be a fool's errand as the current iPod nano has a clip on the back that would block and camera attempts - but lo! There it is!

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Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

There's a lot to be said about the Q1 2012 sales report from Apple today, but one point stands out like a beacon: with 37,044,000 units and 24,417,000,000 (that's $24 billion) in revenue from iPhone and related products and services. This is compared to the units and revenue from the same category during Q4 of 2011 which ads up to 16,235,000 units and 10,468,000,000 in revenue - this means that Apple has more than DOUBLED their units and revenue in one quarter. Of course this includes the holiday season once Apple's Q1 started, so it's not that big a deal, right?

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iHome to unveil app-enhanced iOS docks at CES

iHome to unveil app-enhanced iOS docks at CES

Accessories maker iHome teased today a new line of iOS docks that will be unveiled at CES next week. The lineup includes three new iOS alarm clock speaker docks that incorporate Apple's AirPlay technology and are app-enhanced. They are the iW4 AirPlay Wireless, the iP18 LED Color Changing, and the iD50 App-Enhanced Bluetooth models.

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The Zen of Steve Jobs graphic novel available this week

The Zen of Steve Jobs graphic novel available this week

There's a book out there, ladies and gentlemen, that some might call a comic, but others will know better as a graphic novel, that contains information about the years between when Steve Jobs was fired from Apple leading up to when it rejoined the collective. What we've got here is a based on a true story (though not entirely true word-for-word) account of those years in graphic form, as compiled and created by a set of folks who took vast amounts of time speaking with the people closest to Jobs and the people he worked with during that time. In this book you'll gain a better understanding of what led Jobs to create, for example, the iPod wheel.

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The Pill iPod Nano 6G dock medicates your media needs

The Pill iPod Nano 6G dock medicates your media needs

There's a way to turn any device into the masterpiece you always though it should be, and in no greater environment is this true than with the iOS suite of devices - quite evident here with The Pill for the 6th generation of iPod Nano. You've got your little display-toting machine plugged in to the middle of this pill, the pill itself being a stark red and white on either side, the speakers for the sound you'll be blasting eschewing forth from either side with skill. This look like the key for the beat junkie in you?

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Nokia 3-inch buttonless wonder tipped for CES 2012 event

Nokia 3-inch buttonless wonder tipped for CES 2012 event

Get your salt out, ladies and gentlemen, because although this device may well be a real-deal object set for the 2012 event already set in place by Nokia for CES, it's also only appearing in a single photo which very well could have been doctored to look like an attempt by Mr Blurrycam at capturing a unique glace for himself. The story that goes along with the image you're about to see is that someone at Boored@Work got Nokia's Chris Weber to show off a piece of the "Amazing Everyday" event early: this piece being a business card sized device made by Nokia and set to bust apart the idea that your smartphone is the only device you need.

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Apple might trade recalled 1G iPod nano with 6G version

Apple might trade recalled 1G iPod nano with 6G version

Last month Apple made a recall notice public for the first generation iPod nano players. Apparently, there was an issue with the entire generation that could lead to overheating. Apple will be offering all owners a replacement unit. That would seemingly hint that the first gen units will be replaced with the new sixth generation units.

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Google X glasses tipped, Android running Terminator-like tech

Google X glasses tipped, Android running Terminator-like tech

When it comes to futuristic projects coming out of the labs at such titanic companies as Apple and Google, there's no shortage of interest in even the smallest project, the simplest notion of a project - what we're hearing today is that there's not just a tiny project popping up in the mysterious off-campus lair known as Google X, there's a whole set of glasses. While Apple has been tipped just earlier today as working on a wrist set bangle / watch sort of iPod device that may well be a Siri-controlled peripheral, this Google project is set to be a standalone device which connects to the web with mobile data, displaying then the information you want to see in the lenses of the glasses as they sit on your face. Scanning, scanning, match found!

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Curved glass iPod-bangle in Apple labs tip insiders

Curved glass iPod-bangle in Apple labs tip insiders

Apple's engineers are experimenting with wearable devices, insiders claim, including a curved glass iPod intended to be worn on the wrist and controlled using Siri voice commands. The "very small group of Apple employees" are part of an industry-wide push for wearable tech, the NYTimes reports, using the now-ubiquitous smartphone as a data-crunching hub.

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Would the tech world be the same without Apple?

Would the tech world be the same without Apple?

Each time I pick up my iPhone, listen to songs on my iPod, or surf the web on my Mac, I think about the mark Apple has left on the technology industry. It’s amazing to me that a single company has been able to do so much in such a short amount of time. And it’s perhaps most amazing that no other company has even come close in many of the markets the iPhone maker competes in to matching it.

When I get thinking about that, I ask myself a simple, but not so solvable question: would the technology world be the same if Apple didn’t exist?

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