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PDO has released its Screen Protector for the iPhone. The protectors, which adhere to the device’s screen via static, come in packs of two, are cut specifically for the iPhone, and offer protection for the entire screen. They are available now for $9/2 pack.

Humorously, Apple is including a paper clip with replacement iPhones, to be used when inserting the SIM card. [via DF]

Athletic retailer The Finish Line has announced a new marketing campaign for Nike+ running shoes that includes 700,000 free iTunes downloads for customer try-ons.

Speaking with The Sun, Sir Elton John has stated that he believes the internet is detrimental to music. “We’re talking about things that are going to change the world and change the way people listen to music, and that’s not going to happen with people blogging on the internet,” said John. He went on to suggest that the internet shut down for five years to see how it would affect the production of music.

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1

Here’s the deal, Elton: I’ll agree to shut down the Internet for five years, and you agree to get back on drugs so you can start making solid rock again instead of pumping out this commercialized crappy pop that you’ve been spewing for about two decades and counting.

The Internet is no more detrimental to music than “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” or “Nikita” were.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on August 3, 2007 at 1:32 PM (PDT)

2

Yup, great idea, let’s do that, shut it down!  OK. 

Ummmmm….

does anybody know how to do that?

Posted by mwilgar on August 3, 2007 at 1:37 PM (PDT)

3

Elton John? You mean that guy’s still alive?

Posted by Mike on August 3, 2007 at 1:43 PM (PDT)

4

Reuters Newsflash

The last firing neuron in Sir Elton Johns brain busted last night causing a precipitous decline in his IQ to single digit level.At the same time,the abrupt shutdown in logic caused his ego to balloon up further and Sir Elton Freaking John’s IQ-to-ego ratio is now the lowest ever recorded in human history ,some biologists claim it might be the lowest ever in all mammalian species.

Posted by nfa on August 3, 2007 at 2:12 PM (PDT)

5

See there is a prime example of someone focusing purely on the negative. Sure there are some people who live on the internet to the point of it being detrimental to themselves. (A friend has a family member who is hooked on online gaming….lost his job, girlfriend. Whole life going down the tubes) But with that sort of compulsive personality if it wasn’t one thing it would be another. As for me, the internet has broadened my music experience. Prior to digital downloads I used to listen to very little music and bought maybe 10 CDs a year. Digital downloads, record companies making a killing off of me. I buy hundreds of songs a year (probably more). And in genres I never would have been exposed to WITHOUT the internet. Don’t even get me started on how the internet has given exposure to artists who otherwise would never be seen outside the Elk’s Lodge on a Saturda Night in New Jersey. So he has a very short sighted view. Oh..and all the other stuff everyone else said above.

Posted by rand on August 3, 2007 at 2:23 PM (PDT)

6

question… does the whole finish line thing mean everyone who tries on a pair gets 1 free download, until they reach 700,000 songs given away?

Posted by hi on August 3, 2007 at 8:26 PM (PDT)

7

“Breaking News”

Apple, Inc., the computer manufacturer that brought you such innovations as the Apple LC II and the Mac “hocky puck” mouse, today released an amazing new product:

The iClip!

Yes, this amazing piece of technology allows user access to their SIM chips on their iPhones via an incredibly complex process. A 300-page user’s manual will be included with the iClip.

The iClip will be shipping soon. Estimated price? $199.00.

Hurry to your local mall, lines may already be forming!

Posted by Matt Dunn on August 4, 2007 at 2:32 AM (PDT)

8

The Internet was built to survive a nuclear war. Clearly it will stand the test of time. “Sir” Elton John? Not so much so. Hehehe….

Posted by Laer on August 4, 2007 at 9:14 AM (PDT)

9

That’s about as idiotic as asking the gov’t to stop selling oil for 5 years and see how it affects the green energy industry?

Posted by Alex on August 8, 2007 at 11:03 AM (PDT)

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