The FYI experts tackle the question that plagues every audiophile
By Corey BinnsPosted 07.03.2008 at 12:43 pm 19 Comments
Sorry, vinyl aficionados, but CDs most accurately capture the clarity of musical performances. If you look at the grooves of a standard long-play record, or LP, through a microscope, you'll see that each is filled with what look like rolling hills. These are, in fact, an extremely close replication of the shape of the sound waves from the musician's instrument. But because the needle that carves the groove is shaped slightly different than the needle that reads it, the LP will never sound exactly like the original performance.
Gamers port popular shooter game onto iPhone and iPod touch
By Gregory MonePosted 04.07.2008 at 9:17 am 0 Comments
A few enterprising gamers have managed to port the popular shooter game Quake 3 onto the iPhone and iPod Touch. A YouTube video recently put into circulation shows how they've taken advantage of the devices' built-in accelerometers and touch-screen capability. Basically, you move around by tilting the iPhone or iPod, and tap the screen to blast bad guys. They've set it up so that multi-player games are possible, too.
How do you keep the back of your iPod clean? Sandpaper and electricity
By Theodore GrayPosted 11.19.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
by Mike Walker
I think Apple sells fantastic objects that look like they came from the future. And apparently, in that future we all live in velvet rooms and have no fingers-there´s no other way to explain the ultra-shiny mirrored backside of my new iPod nano, which got scratched and grungy with fingerprints in exactly three seconds. So I gave it a nifty scuff shield and, while I was at it, my own logo, using a superthin layer of electroplated copper.
With a small radio tag in your glove, you can control your music on the slopes with a simple swipe of your hand
By Dave ProchnowPosted 12.11.2006 at 2:00 am 2 Comments
When you´re tearing downhill on your snowboard, it´s a little distracting to take off your glove and dig out your iPod just to, say, hit pause. Instead, build this simple radio-frequency ID system and control your iPod by waving your hand in front of your coat.
A tag sewn into your glove sends instructions to a reader stashed in your pocket.
Unwire Your iPodCost: $161Time: 6
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Make your iPod play games and more by giving it a second personality with iPodLinux
By John MahoneyPosted 07.01.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Out of the box, the iPod is basically a one-trick pony. The games and applications found under the â€Extrasâ€ menu get old faster than Britney. But thanks to four years of work by a crafty group of programmers, you can now use your iPod´s processing power and scroll-wheel interface to play dozens of games, record voice memos, or browse Wikipedia, all without messing up the existing software or your music.
The secret is iPodLinux, an alternative operating system you can install free alongside the existing one on any iPod model.
By Scott MowbrayPosted 02.01.2005 at 6:00 pm 0 Comments
The iPod is so compact that it sits in your shirt pocket just fine, but that exacerbates the problem of too-long earbud cords, which
dangle, tangle, and annoy. The Smartwrap from design house Sumajin helps by allowing you to wrap excess cord around a colorful notched bit of plastic that hangs in plain sight, attracting envious stares from iPodsters who lack this ingenious accessory. Voil: cords exactly as long as you need them.