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Oh teh noez! Some iPods not working on the 360

Word handed done from a few iPod owners is that Apple's latest firmware update has rendered iPod playback on the 360 iffy. Tony sent us a tip stating that his fifth gen iPod is no longer recognized by his 360 after updating the firmware on his iPod. We've also heard from various iPod / 360 owners that, for some reason or another, their iPods either never worked (in the case of the the iPod Touch) or just quit working (2GB iPod Nano). Something is fishy here kids and either Apple or Microsoft should get on the horn, kiss and make up and throw a new Optional iPod Support download on the XBLM or fix it via a firmware update. Who has Apple's number?

[Thanks, Tony Han]

Zunespotting


Gizmodo's got a pic of the Zune in its natural habitat (photographed in B&W to protect the identity of the leaker). Somehow I don't think the Apple fanboys are going to be impressed by the magnetic earphones.

[Via TeamXbox]

Microsoft working on xPod [update 1]

Reuters has reported the altogether not shocking news that Microsoft is hard at work on a device to combat the iPod. Naturally, Microsoft hopes to beat Apple with better software. In reference to the upcoming competition between iTunes and Microsoft's new service, a source said:

"They [Microsoft] have been developing technologies that have really good music discovery and community, iTunes is the 7-11 (of music stores). You don't hang out there."

Could this be the truth behind the much rumored Xboy? As there is still no concrete evidence of the xPod's existence, I took the liberty of throwing together a concept sketch of what it might look like.

Would you buy an xPod over an iPod?

Update 1: Read link now directs to the actual Reuters article.

Use iPod charger to refuel your 360 controller


Yes, we know you can continue to charge the 360 controller using the Play and Charge kit if it's plugged in before turning the console off (the so-called "trickle charge" method). We also know you could just buy some affordable, long-lasting Ni-MH AA rechargeables and be done with it. But you can't deny that plugging the business end of your Play and Charge cable into the iPod charger to juice it up sans system is pretty cool.

I'd give this a shot, but I'm a AA rechargeables kind of guy, not to mention my 3G iPod charger is Firewire only. There have to be a couple good uses for this besides not wanting to turn your 360 on. Anyone?

[Via digg]

360 is Engadget's Gadget of the Year


The Xbox 360 won Engadget's Pick for the coveted "Gadget of the Year" award, beating out the Reader's Choice, the ever popular Apple iPod (5G). Congratulations Xbox 360, you deserve it, even if it has been a little bumpy. The 360 also handily won both Reader's Choice and Engadget's Pick for "Game Console of the Year," naturally.

Oh, and I hate to spoil the party, but there was one device that won both Reader's Choice and Engadget's Pick for "Most Anticipated Gadget of 2006": the Sony PlayStation 3. Oh man, 2006 is going to be fun!

The return of Engadget's iPod dock for the 360


Eliot has posted part 2 up of his guide on how to make an iPod dock for your 360. For those of you who feel a little queasy seeing the illustrious exterior of the 360 modified he writes, "We took an approach that would let us return the box almost to stock condition if needed, but a more permanent mod could be soldering the hard drive connection on the inside of the case instead of using the external connector." Any gallant readers care to take on the challenge?

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