Archive for March, 2009
It’s the way of technology that over time gadgets will become smaller. The first iPod was a hunky beast of a device, too big for most people’s pockets. The iPod mini became the iPod nano generations 1, 2, and 3 while getting smaller every time, and the pregnancy test / tampon-esque first gen iPod shuffle became the button sized second generation. Apple’s designers have been at it again, and the result is a device that’s going to be harder for its users to keep track of than a lighter.
The previous generation iPod shuffle was already small enough. As an added bonus, the space that Apple sacrificed for this new model means that the device no longer has any buttons. No buttons on the device itself, nowhere, nada. Instead, they boast that the earbuds that come with the shuffle have the necessary controls on them, and that one of those controls makes a computerized voice speak the currently playing song title and artist to you.
In a move completely unrelated to the dance-pop duo Junior Senior, Norwegian electronic superstars Röyksopp have announced that they will follow up their soon-to-be-released LP Junior with another one appropriately called “Senior” late this year or early next year.
The news comes from an interview with the band done in a short documentary for their Junior album, which is set to be released on March 23. They were fairly vague in the interview but fan forums and blogs have been abuzz about the information, although some are discrediting it as mere rumor. More information about “Senior” has yet to be released.