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…You can add bluetooth to your iPod?

Bluetooth iPod

With the launch of Apple’s Air, they’re basically telling the world that wires are soon going to be a thing of the past.

If you’re already ready to jump on that wireless bandwagon, then perhaps it’s time to do a bit of modding.

By adding a Bluetooth dongle to your 4G iPod (you’ll need a steady hand and some decent soldering skills), you can create an iPod with internal Bluetooth capabilities.

(It also converts your iPod over to flash memory, so it’s a bit of a two-for-one deal.)

Join the revolution!

[Instructables – Internal Bluetooth iPod]

…CCTV helps make great films?

CCTV film making is an interesting concept that lends itself well to filming alternative and sometimes illegal activities like free-running.

By “video sniffing” the signal from wireless CCTV networks, filmmakers are able to capture the images from these existing cameras and use them for their own creative vision.

This film, called The Duellists, was shot inside of a shopping center using the central control room’s 160 cameras over the course of three nights:

It’s not exactly the highest of quality, but sometimes, low budget is the way to go.

[Via: We Make Money Not Art]

…Apple is updating?

Boom!

iMac

Today, during the Apple summer event, the Steve announced a new iMac line, featuring lots of glass and aluminum, as well as some beefed up specs.

Keyboard

Along with this new iMac line, the Steve also introducing a new, matching wireless keyboard that’s plenty slim and plenty sexy.

iLife

On the software side of things, the Steve introduced iLife ’08, with the usual slew of updates.

iPhoto gets events, giving you a new way to organize your photos.

iMovie gets added, which is supposed to do for video what iPhoto has done for photos.

iWeb gets enhanced, including Google integration (Anyone else hoping for a partnership?)

iDVD gets a nudge up, but not much.

GarageBand also gets improved, though again, nothing substantial.

To go along with the new iLife features, the Steve also introduced an update to .Mac. Now sharing photos and movies with friends and family is even easier. Plus, there’s iPhone integration with a real “Web 2.0” feel. – Yeah, the Steve actually said “Web 2.0”.

What about for the working world?

Don’t worry, the Steve has you covered as well.

iWork

iWork ’08 saw the usual bump in featuring, plus the addition of Numbers, Apple’s long awaited spreadsheet program. It’s like Excel, only Applefied.

And that’s it. No one more thing. Steve, why no iPod? Must you make us wait? All I’ve got to say is that the next iPod better launch rockets at the push of a touch screen button. That’s right, rockets.

[Apple]

…It’s April Fools’ Day?

Today is one of the Internet’s favorite holidays. Though I’m not going to try and trick any of the DYH readers (I promise), I am going to be covering the hoaxes and pranks that appear around the net. Here are some of the better ones:

Google Paper

Google announced Gmail Paper, a permanent archive service that prints your emails for free onto paper that is supported by giant ads that are printed on the back. It handles attachments, is good for the environment, and there is no limit on the number of times you can use it.

Google TiSP

Google announced TiSP, a free in-home wireless broadband service that taps into your toilet. The service is supported by the use of “information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward”.

Random Crap

Woot sold a $1,000,001 bag of crap. When users clicked on the picture of the bag, they were given a coupon code that knocked the cost down to $1.

Fucked Company

Tech Crunch, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 startups, announced that it had acquired Fucked Company, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 shutdowns.

ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek announced “stuff for smart asses”, including a WiiHelm(et), an 8-bit tie, inhalable caffeine stix, and a lonely guy dream vacation digital photo frame. (They also announced that the iPhone was now shipping, but that’s just cruel.)

CollegeHumor GoDaddy

CollegeHumor made it look as if their domain had expired and was now for sale through GoDaddy.

haterTonic

Technorati switched around their letters and renamed their site haterTonic.

Tinfoil Hat

World Of Warcraft introduced a new item called the Tinfoil Hat. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you”.

CrunchGear

CrunchGear gave their entire site a 1999 redesign, complete with flashy gifs, a horrible background, and a no structure (though it still reminds me of a lot of current MySpace profile pages).

[Wikipedia – April Fools’ Day]

…Microsoft and T-Mobile are giving away free HotSpot access?

T-Mobile HotSpot

With the launch of Vista, T-Mobile and the ‘Soft have partnered up to give away three months of free HotSpot service to anyone who upgrades. The free service relies on a pretty weak verification scheme to check for the upgrade though, so with a little easy hacking, you too can enjoy free wireless, courtesy of T-Mobile. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download Firefox (You should be using this anyways)
  • Download the Firefox entension User Agent Switcher
  • Restart Firefox and go to: Tools > User Agent Switcher > Options > Options…
  • Click “User Agents” and then “Add”
  • Fill out the window with following info:
      Description: Internet Explorer 7 (Windows Vista)
      User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)
      App Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer
      App Version: 4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)
      Platform: Win32
  • Save, go to Tools > User Agent Switcher > Then click the newly added one.
  • Browse over to http://hotspot.t-mobile.com/vista/ and you should be redirected to a trial sign-up page.

Note: This isn’t guaranteed to work (You may need to be using a Mac), but if it does, hooray for you!

[Via: UNEASYsilence]