Tech News Roundup - Is That A MacPac On Your Back?


  • Are you looking for a backpack that's neither comfortable nor stylish? Look no further than the Macpack, a backpack built out of an old Macintosh SE. Macpack Can Carry Your Books, Not Your Dignity - Gizmodo
  • According to Mike Elgan, the wallet is an endangered species. That's because phones are primed to become upgraded, more secure, and more convenient versions of the standard wallet. Will Phones Replace Wallets? - UK Gizmodo
  • Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero 2 were big hits for Harmonix, and now the company is going even further with its newest game. Today, Harmonix announced Rock Band, a music game for the PlayStation 3 and 360 that combines guitars, drums, and singing into a mutant offspring of Guitar Hero. Guitar heroes unite; 'Rock Band' is coming - Crave
  • You may remember the Apple and Binary manicures seen here in 2005, and well it's been a while since we laid eyes on a geeky mani that would appeal to our gadget-obsessed sisters. Nails Bar, a Spanish beauty salon, created a special black/white French manicure design in honor of the Crackberry Pearl. BlackBerry Manicure - Techie Diva
  • For the surfer or other water sports enthusiast in your life, here's a tough little MP3 player that can go along for the ride, the Waterproof and Shockproof Freestyle Audio DMP. Unlike my delicate iPod nano, this player is completely submersible, which means it's also good for the spa or swimming pool. Freestyle Audio makes action sports audio technology for water, snow and other extreme environments that are "not friendly to lesser consumer electronics." Waterproof & shockproof MP3 player - Popgadget
  • An employee's python went missing over the weekend in Google's sprawling Manhattan office, sending search teams on an all-out snake hunt. The searchers scoured the complex for the 3-foot-long snake and finally found the serpent, known as Kaiser, on Monday night. Google searches for missing snake in office - USA Today
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