Half my tech news is Apple-related, so I'd better get that stuff out of the way. A patent has surfaced almost explicitly showing a full-screen iPod (i.e. no click wheel, just a big screen) , and while those pictures may look doctored, they're just like what you would see in a patent application so I wouldn't doubt their authenticity so much. There's also some suggesting that the touch trend may extend into other popular Apple applications, and it may be a big revelation for their 30th anniversary. I learned from the MacCast that the person to download the 1 billionth song on iTunes will get a crapload of free stuff from Apple, so this would be a great time for an mp3 shopping spree. Back to the iPod itself: some are speculating that a larger screen could mean higher resolution videos on iTunes, which would make a whole lot of sense if they want to stay one step ahead of the pack. If you've never seen a Steve Jobs keynote, you can catch some past ones over here. Most of them are rather entertaining. Intel is bragging that they'll have quad-core chips out by early next year, which may sound crazy for people like you or me, but a godsend for people who have to run servers. I really wish they'd stop upping the power and start revamping their ISA. Gmail is making the transition into mail services for domains, and currently has a beta going on if you're an interested webmaster. Lastly, keep your eyes on the Internet neutrality debate, because things are starting to get hairy.
I just blew a lot of time dealing with my laundry because, apparently, the washing machine I used decided to not give my clothes a spin cycle. Hence, I'm going to be brief with the movie news. The big winner the box office was The Pink Panther, which managed to get over $21 million. In fact, the four big openers took the top four spots, and I don't know why so many people ran out to see Final Destination 3, which was #2. If you've considered using Netflix, you may want to reconsider because they actually give you lower priority for movie deliveries if you rent a lot out! I can kind of understand that you want to people who get less movies to have a higher priority, but it's still uneven given that the pricing is the same. I just have a couple of trailers left. Keifer Sutherland is being his regular bad self in The Sentinel, but throwing Eva Longoria in the mix as another agent really throws me off. Will Ferrell is back to his normal gig playing a stupid person in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and the trailer is actually quite entertaining. If the title sounds similar to Anchorman in structure, it's because it's the same director, writers, and producer.
I might as well post a sad postcard to start off the week since I'm obviously not going to have a fun Valentine's Day and I have definitely found myself in a similar situation to this:
Now for some Unconscious Mutterings:
I say ... and you think ... ?
- Hold on::Tight
- Rated R::movie
- Saturday night::Live