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Yet More MP4

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This week all of us here at Gadget Freaks will be going into MP4 overdrive as we explore the wonderful world of MP4s.

Qtrax derailed

Yesterday, on gadget freaks, we covered the intended launch of Qtrax, the free peer to peer file sharing software which had the apparent blessing of studios who traded their word for a lion’s share of cash from advertising revenue generated on the site, and the statement from Warner Music Group which denied ever giving the website permission to allow their music to be shared.

While that took a little shine off the the service executives soldiered on and people signed up regardless, with requests for software crashing the website twice. However, according to The Associated Press, an extremely elaborate launching ceremony had to be pulled after all of the major labels pulled support for the project.

While, on the face of it it is a good lesson in ensuring you have the other party sign on the dotted line before making any promises It should be seen as an own-goal for labels. With CD sales plummeting and 3 in one people admitting that they use ‘illegal’ peer to peer software to find music wouldn’t it be better to make something rather than letting it slip away?

Eslap Is ‘Slaperific’

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MP4 watches have been around for a little over 12 months now and, already a number of comparisons between them and early-model cell phones can be made. Both are square and bulky, both have been popular gadgets with the masses while being sneered at by the gadget-buying elite.

However, this concept watch thought up by chocolate studios is almost good enough to eat. Using e-Paper to store and transmit images the device works just like those slap-on bracelets you had so much fun with when you were kids. The watch won’t even need batteries, being powered with kinetic movement. Everybody at gadget freak, along with everybody else, is waiting with baited breath for this to be picked up by a electronic goods maker.

Japanese MP4 Redefines Tiny

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If the trend in gadgets was heading towards tiny then this would be the trendiest MP4 on the market, hands down. It may only fit 256MB of data but hey, when it’s almost the same size as a coin who cares and there is the option to expand the memory with a SDC card.

Wheely Cool

Now that you know how to play YouTube videos on your MP4 you’ve got a perfect excuse to download videos of your favorite cool gadgets. We here at gadget freaks are particularly taken by ‘wheelman‘ products, although we don’t think it’d be anywhere near as fun on the crowded sidewalks around our office.

Written by gadgetfreaks

January 29, 2008 at 6:15 am

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  1. […] chunky stylings and, often weighty bulk. Those not prepared to wait for somebody to pick up the eslap watch and run with it (which admittedly may be years away yet) could always pick up this nice simple MP3 […]


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