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Today's DAP headlines:

Cnet reviews the new iPod, Cowon releases new X5 firmware, an iPod is smashed inside an Apple Store, MPNavi reviews the Viliv-P1 PMP, and iOps creates some interesting concepts.

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There will surely be an abundance of new iPod reviews floating around, but I am sure that many of you perspective buyers (or just plain curious folks) will be intersted in what Cnet has to say in their review. Cnet has often been accused of iPod-prejudice, but this review seems to be fairly balanced. The give the new iPod an "excellent" 8.3 out of 10. Their complaints: practically zero included accessories, poor video battery life, video delay, and a lack of a guarantee that home videos will work with the iPod even after conversion.

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The two major fixable complaints concerning the Cowon iAudio X5 are its lack of DRM 10 support and to navigate music via id3 tags. Well, there's both good news and bad news. The good news: Cowon tried to implement
DRM 10 support in the X5's new firmware. The bad news: they failed to make it work at least with Yahoo Unlimited, so we suggest that everyone holds off upgrading until Cowon gets it fixed. Id3 tag support is supposedly coming along but is not available yet.

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Ok, we have no idea how these fools at Smashmyipod.com were able to raise enough money but apparently they did. They actually went through with their plan and smashed an iPod inside the official Apple store. I guess it is kind of funny to all the Apple haters out there, but, really, aren't they more worthy causes to donate money to?

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The Viliv-P1 PMP looks to look like a PSP with an Apple clickwheel. That doesn't sound like to bad a combination, does it? Up to now, though, we thought it was vaporware, but MPNavi proved us wrong and reviewed the P1. 99% of you will not be able to comprehend any of the Korean writing, but the pictures are still interesting.

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Iops has released a lot of cool looking flash players. Whether you have noticed or not is another question. Anyway, they recently had a design
contest, and there were some pretty interesting concepts created. Weird, but cool.

Well, that's it for today. See you all again soon!