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Mass beaching of 30GB Microsoft Zunes

From 30GB Zunes Failing Everywhere, All At Once

Right, so this is a weird one: we’re getting tons of reports–tons–about failing Zune 30s. Apparently, the players began freezing at about midnight last night, becoming totally unresponsive and practically useless.

So, all the 30GB Zunes have decided to throw themselves on a beach to die.  What a hilarious way to start off 2009!

But seriously, how many people does this really effect?  I don’t know of anyone who admits to owning a Zune.


iPod Touch knockoff

I saw this iPod Touch “knockoff” on  It’s the V-Touch 8GB MP3.

I love how “Calibrate” is one of the four prominent icons in the bottom row.  Maybe it’s in a convenient, easy to find place because you’ll be needing to calibrate this thing all the time.  Otherwise, I would have put it somewhere else like under “Tool” or “Settings”.  Note, there is only one tool, not tools even the icon shows two of them.


Touch Arcade- difference in iPhone and iPod Touch speeds

From TouchArcade: 2nd Generation iPod Touch Faster than iPhone

While we had generally considered the iPhone and iPod Touch to be one cohesive platform, as games have started to push the boundaries of these devices, it has become apparent that there are differences in performance between the different models.

Apple has not talked at all about processor speeds for the different generations of iPhones and iPod Touch.  Most companies don’t tout the microprocessor speeds of their phones.  But, the iPhones and iPod Touch are basically mini-computers