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Mix: Thanko, Movie service, Fitchburg State, Volkswagen

Japanese manufacturer Thanko is selling a speaker made from an iPod box. It sells for ¥3,980 and is available as a 5G iPod or iPod nano box. [via Gizmodo]

Universal Pictures has launched a new service in the UK that will sell digital downloads of movies—one for a computer and one for a portable device—and a DVD that will arrive in the mail.

Fitchburg State College will use podcasts to alert its accepted students for the fall 2006 semester. “By the end of this month, more than 1,000 accepted freshmen will receive an e-mail that includes a link to an iTunes podcast that will feature Fitchburg State President Dr. Robert Antonucci telling them the good news,” the school said.

CNET News.com has a video review of new in-car technology from Volkswagen that offers a variety of interesting features, including an iPod dock and music playback.

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That speaker is the most bizzarre waste of time and money I have ever seen.

The Universal service looks like a sign of things to come if you ask me.

Posted by Aceospades1250 on March 23, 2006 at 11:08 AM (CST)


Unfortunately the download service isn’t iPod compatible - and won’t work on Mac’s at all as it relies on WMP10.
That also means its not compatible with the PSP apparantly…

Posted by Piarco75 on March 23, 2006 at 11:16 AM (CST)


Voltswagon is comming out with some great stuff! I was just mezmerized by it. If you have 3 minutes check out the video

Posted by Jonathan Keim on March 23, 2006 at 11:18 AM (CST)


it looks to me as if the guy plugging his nano in is getting an electric ahock by the speaker with his eyes bugging out and all.  since i can’t read the website, i guess it could also be an expression of amazement, but it still looks painful…

Posted by kirk f on March 23, 2006 at 11:22 AM (CST)


In case you’re reading this, iLounge, I’m not a huge fan of how you’ve been hiding half of the items in the “mix” category behind the comments link.  What was wrong with putting all (usually) four headlines on the main page, where we can check to see if they warrant another click to comment, rather than the extra linkage?

My opinion, that’s all.  Maybe someone else’s too.

Posted by PushButtonAction on March 23, 2006 at 11:30 AM (CST)


PushButton - use the Long view of the news column from the main page if you want to see whole stories. It was mentioned in news a few days ago.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on March 23, 2006 at 11:46 AM (CST)


Jeremy, I also agree that the Mixes are better by being able to see the whole content from the main page. I clicked on ‘Long’ twice and the remainder of the article failed to show up both times. I’m using Safari if that makes any difference.

Posted by Sean on March 23, 2006 at 12:27 PM (CST)


I do like how the Japanese guy has permanent whistle-face.

Posted by Multimoog on March 23, 2006 at 9:13 PM (CST)


If you click on the Long link and it doesn’t reload the page, displaying all the text of Mix stories, something might be wrong with your cookies. Try enabling them if you’ve turned them off, or clearing them. It works just fine here in Safari.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on March 24, 2006 at 4:18 AM (CST)

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