Gizmodo Today: Apple in the Spotlight, Blu-ray Burners, Samsung the Release Addict and Gizmodos Bold Prediction

All other stories were dwarfed by Gizmodo s live coverage of the Apple event introducing the iPod Hi-Fi and the two Mac minis in Cupertino. We did have a few reservations about the shared memory of the mini s graphics chipset, quickly realizing that the littlest Mac is probably not suitable for the demands of rigorous gaming. In the background of that glare of publicity was Samsung, the workmanlike company that's obviously addicted to introducing new products; this time the Korean electromeisters showed us an unusual cellphone design that swings both ways along with Blu-ray burners, both internal and external, that will be ready to ship in April. Unimpressed, Gizmodo stepped forward with a prediction for Blu-ray—whose pre-recorded movie disks will hit the streets on May 23—placing Blu-ray next to the Sony Betamax atop the ash heap of history. So it goes.

Apple Event Live Coverage
Apple Fun Announcements: iPod Hi-Fi Stereo
Apple Fun Announcements: New Mac Mini
Live Blogging the Apple Fun Announcement
Apple iPod Leather Cases
Wear the Exact Outfit of Steve Jobs for $458
Gizmodo and Valleywag s Live Apple Coverage: 10AM PST
iPod Boom Box Unveiled OK, Not Really


Predictions, Rumor and Speculation
Blu-ray Arrives May 23

Revolutionary Plug and Turn Outlets Spin 360
Canadian University Says No to Wi-Fi
WorkLife Table
Denon AVC-2920 Loaded for HDMI and 1080p
Canton Debuts New CD 200 Series Loudspeakers
TrendNet TEW-429UB is a Soccer-Themed WiFi Sniffer
BOB: Tears Your Stuff Up
EcoModo - The Best of Treehugger
Waveon USB Dolby/DTS 7.1 Surround Headphones
Skinny Water Slims Down Nothing but Wallets
Pong Clock Maker C&Ded By Atari
TiVo for Free?
PMA Highlights: Ebay Mode and a Delicacy
Samsung SPH-B1300 DMB Phone Flips for Portrait or Landscape Viewing
JVC Releases Three New MiniDV Camcorders
Samsung Intros Internal and External Blu-ray Writers for April Release
Join Us In a Chat
Logic3 GamesPower50
Sony Extends CyberShot Line with High-Zoom DSC-H2 and DSC-H5
Mini Review: Wolverine MVP 9120 PMP
Sony Ericsson K800i: 3.2 Megapixel Autofocusing Cameraphone
Sony Ericsson Goes Low-End With K310, K510
iPod Powered Safety Light
Playing With Your Food: Color-A-Cookie
Fully Loaded Shotgun Shell Chair