Mix: Sony, IBM, SXSW, Irish Pubs

In an effort to compete with the iPod shuffle, Sony has announced a new line of flash memory-based digital music players.

At IBM’s PartnerWorld conference, Steve Welch used iPod-based software to save his crashed ThinkPad. The unannounced software is IBM One-touch Rescue & Recovery On Linux.

In addition to an iPod guide, the SXSW conference is offering a BitTorrent file (2.6GB) of more than 750 songs of participating bands.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish Pubs Directory lets you view hundreds of pubs, descriptions, ratings and more on your iPod.

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