Mix: i-Cy, Best Tech, EMI notes, Linkin Park

The i-Cat and i-Dog get a new friend with Hasbro’s new i-Cy penguin ($30). The “musical pet” lights up, flaps his flippers and tilts his head to music from a connected iPod.

Apple leads PC World’s “The 50 Best Tech Products of All Time” list with seven products. The original iPod came in at No. 6 and iTunes 4 at No. 21.

Following yesterday’s DRM-free iTunes announcement, Gizmodo has posted some interesting notes from a conversation with an EMI spokesperson about the initiative.

The iTunes Store is now exclusively offering the first single from Linkin Park’s upcoming album, Minutes to Midnight. In addition, iTunes customers who pre-order the album will get two bonus tracks.