Mix: Podcasting, Singapore, Cringely, Armor, Roulette, PSP

Former MTV veejay and podcasting pioneer Adam Curry plans to launch a podcasting network, “offering an edited selection of the web’s best dispatches and tools for neophytes to create their own casts.”

Apple’s iPod shuffle will be sold in 50 Singapore 7-Eleven stores starting next month.

In his latest PBS column, Robert X. Cringely asks if the iPod is “a razor or a blade? In other words, is Apple a hardware company or a media company?”

A Japanese iPod owner has posted photos and specifications of an impressive custom-made machined metal iPod case that he calls the “Armor plate.”

Geek Culture has posted another Joy of Tech comic relating to the iPod shuffle. In it, the artists have created a humorous new game called “iPod shuffle Roulette.”

Sony reportedly plans to launch a global music download service under its PlayStation brand to enable tracks to be downloaded directly to the PlayStation Portable.

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