A little gadget fun here as Vestalife unveils the Butterfly for iPod. Underneath its sleek curves and soft-touch finish is a digital amp that packs a big punch. Priced at less than $100! See details
Via way of the Good Ideas publication I was turned on to a very cool location-aware application (using Google API) that enables us to map the history of Hip Hop. Bronx Rhymes uses a map UI to see hip hop hot spots and discover information about some of the big names in the industry… awesome idea! Using Bronx rhymes users can check out hot spots, view lyrics, and even upload their own rhymes! See more info
Trust Nokia to get the product placements… perhaps you’ve heard of the Nokia Express Music 5800 (S60 touch UI) which was recently announced. Well, if you happen to be one of the millions of viewers of the latest Britney Spears video you’ll get a glimpse of this cool device – how did she get one of these already??? Guess you have to dance naked!
Off topic.. want to drive the person next to your cubicle a little crazy?? Go hit www.social.fm and start a search for your favorite tune.. it’s freaking awesome! The cool part about social.fm is you can become a DJ, search for a favorite DJ, or simply search by artist. You won’t locate every song available but chances are the popular song you seek – and the not-so-popular (like cool 80’s music from Harlequin, Toronto, the HEadpins and other oldie but goodies) will turn up. Listening is totally free, simply keep in the background or download the PC client. Finally, you can also take it on the road with you! The mobile client is a flat $20 (although I still have the free Beta).. it’ a bargain. If you use or think about using a Nokia N95 like me you can combine this with the free Nokia Internet Radio service to have a massive, low cost mobile music solution, anytime, anywhere! See www.social.fm
With the mywaves application, Nokia phone owners will be able to easily find and watch their favorite videos from around the globe, set up their own channels and be entertained on the go with the latest videos on the web. The inclusion of mywaves in Download! follows the recent addition of the mywaves channel in the Nokia Video Center, a promotional area featuring top videos from the Web. See http://www.mywaves.com/ or from a mobile browser: http://www.mywaves.com/m
We’ve heard loads recently about Open Source and making waves most recently is the addition of Internet Radio to the growing list of Nokia’s Open Source applications. Recall Nokia Research Center has made available the Internet Radio Client as a free application to the community. Naturally, curiosity got the best of me as I spent some time recently browsing the available apps for my new Nokia N95 8GB… low and behold, there was included on the deck a link to download the new, Open Source, Internet radio application… who wouldn’t want to try this?? Free music, I’m all over that! See more in this article