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Tech News Report Number Nine
 
New iPods
The buzz-o-meter was pegged for days preceding the big Apple event on September 9th. It turned out to be nothing hugely earth shaking. It’s was good to see Steve Jobs pitching new iPods and an updated iTunes store. Product-wise it looked to us like a lot of new multi-colored iPod Nanos with built-in video cameras (look out Flip, Apple’s got you in their sights).
The new Nanos also feature an FM radio, voice recorder, and a larger display; they actually look pretty cool. They are priced at $149 for 8GB and $179 for 16GB.

iTunes 9.0 on 9-9-09
iTunes 9.0 has some cool new features like the re-packaging of old LPs in digital form, the ability to share music, etc. with other computers in a home network, genius mixes, and more.

Motorola Goes Android
Motorola needs another Razr hit phone. It appears to be putting a lot of chips (the gambling kind) down on Android. Last week they introduced the Motoblur service which is a Palm Pre-type synchronizer to keep data on all your devices up-to-date. The new Smartphone called the Cliq is a slider phone with QWERTY keyboard and 3 inch display. It's getting mixed reviews and is due to go on sale through T-mobile in the middle of October.
Panasonic Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds Camera and Lenses
They call them Four Thirds cameras because the aspect ratio is the same as standard TV and not the 3:2 ratio of 35mm film used by DSLRs. Micro Four Thirds cameras don't have a mirror that moves out of the way before the shot is taken. That makes them more compact but lack a through-the-lens viewfinder. This latest 12.1 MP camera from Panasonic offers the Micro Four Thirds features of a compact camera with interchangeable lenses and built-in flash. You can pre-order one for $899 with a mid-October ship date.
Dell Hints at New Ultra-Thin Adamo Laptop
On the same day that Apple released iTunes 9 on 9/9/09, Dell released a spec of a possible next generation Adamo laptop. Guess what, it's 9.99mm thick! The current Adamo is 16.4mm thick, has a 13.4in screen, and weighs about 1.8kg, which is heavier than Apple's 1.4kg.
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