Mix: iDog, iPod mishaps, shuffle songs, Podcast shootout

Sega’s iDog is an iPod-inspired pet robot. “Seven LEDs on the face express emotion, while an audio jack under the right hind leg let’s you plug in your iPod (or other audio player) to broadcast through iDog’s speaker.”

The New York Times published three iPod stories this weekend. They include articles on iPod-related mishaps; high school students getting their iPods stolen; and the booming iPod-loading industry.

Steven Levy of Newsweek has written an article on the iPod’s shuffle songs feature, asking if the process is truly random.

The PDA Guy has a roundup of the top four Podcasting clients for the Mac: iPodder, iPodderX, PoddumFeeder and PlayPod. “iPodder is my preferred option, followed by PlayPod.”

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