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Mix: Stargate, iPod eBooks, Front lines, Sewing patterns

MGM announced today that it has made current episodes of the hit science fiction/adventure series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis available from the iTunes Music Store. Starting today, the first five episodes of Stargate SG-1 season 10 and the first five episodes of Stargate Atlantis season 3 will be available, and new episodes for both series will be available within 24 hours after airing on the SCI FI Channel.

iPREPpress has announced the availability of 34 eBooks for download onto the iPod. “The books include sports and entertainment superstar biographies, graphic biographies and other nonfiction titles.┬áThe iPod eBooks feature the same content as Gareth Stevens’ print editions but with interactive and easy to navigate text and images. The superstar biographies contain hyperlinked text to text and text to images and the graphic eBooks display rich images in a slideshow style.”

Ars Technica has a three-page report on consumer electronics on the front lines of war. “While soldiers once deployed with little more than a backpack and a rifle, today’s crop of infantry troops pack along MP3 players, digital cameras, DVD players, video games, movie collections, and computers of their own… The soldiers that we talked to all agreed that iPods, DVD players, and digital cameras were omnipresent.”

Craft Magazine, the sister publication to O’Reilly’s Make Magazine, has begun delivering sewing patterns over iTunes. “That’s right, you can click this link and (hopefully) the Craft Magazine channel will be added to iTunes and soon, each week you’ll get audio, videos and PDF sewing patterns you can print out. The first one is a stretch tube top with drawstring bottom, hipster shorts with scoop sides from Fitz Patterns.”

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Comments

1

Wow… just in time for Sci Fi to cancel SG1.

:roll eyes:

Posted by Lee on August 21, 2006 at 8:19 PM (CDT)

2

It’s great that iTunes is gaining popularity, but sewing patterns be taking it too far.  With all the new things added to iTunes within the last year (music videos, tv shows, running aids, ebooks, SEWING PATTERENS???, etc) they may need to change the name to something else besides iTunes.

Posted by 3rdEye on August 22, 2006 at 4:34 AM (CDT)

3

I like the diversity that is being added, including the sewing patterns.  Knitting and sewing as hobbies are gaining traction across generations.  I think it is a great experiment.  And yes, my hobby is sewing.  Hey, you gotta do something inventive and creative with your hands and mind sometimes and sitting at the computer isn’t always a fulfilling hobby.

Posted by yadda on August 22, 2006 at 8:41 AM (CDT)

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