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Mix: Apple TV hacks, YouTube rival, Vodafone, Sea cruises

The Apple TV hacking begins with one user who claims to have upgraded his unit with a 120GB hard drive, while another user has added support for DivX video files. In addition, TechRestore has posted dissection photos of an Apple TV.

To counter YouTube, News Corp. and NBC are teaming up to launch a new online video service with television and movie content from both networks. The site, which doesn’t have a name yet, will launch this summer. AOL, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo! will be “distribution partners.”

The Guardian reports: “Apple wants to secure a deal with a single pan-European network for the launch of its iPhone by the end of the year, with industry insiders suggesting Vodafone has emerged as an early front runner.”

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is now offering audio walking tours for port cities that passengers can download onto an iPod for $15. Each 90-minute tour comes with a map and features “commentary, historical context, a touch of humor and exclusive tips.”

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Comments

1

Ahh, now we’re talking.  Larger drive and DivX support make this a unit worth looking at…

Posted by malren on March 23, 2007 at 12:19 PM (CDT)

2

I have an Apple TV. It has no fan and gets a bit warm during operation. I would be cautious about swapping in disk drive upgrades. If the bigger drive consumes more power or runs hotter it might mess up the heat dissipation characteristics of the box. What are the negative side effects of hotter operation? A shorter life?

Posted by DanM (Calgary) on March 25, 2007 at 11:41 PM (CDT)

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