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Apple’s New Ipod Shuffle

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It seems that Apple just released their new iPod Shuf­fle today. VoiceOver seems to be the newest tech­nol­o­gy oth­er than the new form-fac­tor. They say its half-the-size of the pre­vi­ous one, and has a capac­i­ty of 4GB. In terms of col­or, its cur­rent­ly avail­able in sil­ver or black.

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The only thing I’m wor­ried about is that you have to use the built-in con­trols on the ear­phones that comes with it (or am I miss­ing some­thing?). That’s actu­al­ly a pret­ty big one to weigh out.

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That would suck if you’d like to use some­thing else and/or replace it in the future. You won’t be able to Play, Pause, Skip, etc. Any­ways, I per­son­al­ly wouldn’t buy this new one and would stick with the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion just because of the lim­i­ta­tion of hav­ing to play songs only through the ear­phones.

I’m hop­ing I’m not the only one that finds this as a big con­cern.

Update
For more details regard­ing the new iPod Shuffle’s ear­bud-con­trols, read up on Gizmodo’s arti­cle: Con­firmed: Your iPod Shuf­fle Ear­buds Need Pro­pri­etary Chip to Func­tion.

Pitcher Gets Hit by a Foul Ball?

So I just got home from a flight from SWA—I’m in LA now. As I’m try­ing to set­up my Fan­ta­sy Base­ball line­up for Sat­ur­day, I came across one of my pitch­ers’ news tid­bit. It was for Ger­mano; a Padres pitch­er. Keep in mind, I haven’t seen ESPN or any sports news yet…

Jun 8 San Diego Padres SP Justin Ger­mano (knee) was hit near his left knee by a foul ball off the bat of OF Hiram Bocachi­ca in the third inning, Fri­day, June 8, against the Seat­tle Mariners, accord­ing to the Asso­ci­at­ed Press. After sac­ri­fic­ing Bocachi­ca along, Ger­mano went into the club­house, although he end­ed up stay­ing in the game through five innings.

After read­ing this, the first thing that came across my mind was that the ball mag­i­cal­ly turned into a heat-seek­ing sidewinder. Yeah—exactly. How the heck did this hap­pen, or even how the heck could it hap­pen?

I mean, your on the mound, and you get hit by a “foul ball”?!?!

Damn. I just need to watch Sports Cen­ter.

Update: 5 min­utes lat­er. While try­ing to win some dough on Blin­go, I searched for “Hiram Bocachi­ca”. http://www.hirambocachica.com/ … Oh. HA! =) Maybe the writer of that snip­pet should’ve spec­i­fied it was his own damn team­mate. Just maybe. I mean come on, not every­one knows every teams’ play­ers.