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Sony makes nice with iTunes on film, music follows?

The reviews called it the “must-see comedy of the summer” and as winter closes in Sony has revealed an iTunes plan for the DVD release of ‘Pineapple Express’.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has signed-up to offer an iTunes Digital Copy of the film on the DVD or Blu-ray versions of the movie sold in the US from January 6.

UK and US customers who purchase a DVD also get an additional Digital Copy of the movie which can be popped inside iTunes, and then played back on the computer or Apple’s range of digital devices.

This means iTunes, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV owners will be able to extract a legitimate copy of the film for playback on their computers and digital devices when they buy the disc. Sony will also offer versions for playback on Windows PCs and the PlayStation Portable.

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The most out-there iPhone products ever?

This is surely an iPhone/iPod product that’s so insane it’s almost sane – we’re both compelled and repelled by these new winter warmers.

Etre has introduced gloves for use with touch-screen devices, and they’re not finger-less, oh no – if you look at the image you’ll see they have two fingers (thumb and index), so you can keep the rest of your digits warm while tapping your digital device.

You got to give them a point for entrepreneurial zeal, I guess, “Etre Touchy gloves seek to fill the gap left between normal pairs of gloves and fingerless pairs of gloves. While normal pairs of gloves keep your hands warm and dry, they aren’t compatible with modern touch-screen devices, which only respond to skin-on-screen contact.”

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UK firm ships low-cost iPod touch clone

UK-based company Sonix7 has announced a range of touch-sensitive digital players that compete directly with the iPod touch.

The Sonix7 Extreme and the Sonix7 Lite are a lot cheaper than Apple’s product. The iPod touch costs £199 (8GB model) or £269 (16GB model). The SonicLite costs £39.99 while the Pro version costs just £59.99. The Sonix7 Extreme costs £79.99.

Sonix7 is marketing its new devices with the slogan, “everyone likes to be touched”. The Sonix7 Pro MP4 player has a 2.8-inch, 320-x-240 resolution TFT touchscreen display and carries 4GB internal flash memory, expandable using a Mini SD card.
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