Man implants magnets into arm for iPod Nano [Video]

If you’ve ever wondered how you can ditch those overpriced iPod Nano wristbands and still be able to slap it on your wrist, look no further. Dave Hurban, a tattoo artist from Newfield, New Jersey has surgically implanted 4 magnetic studs into his left arm for this very purpose. But why? As he recently told Digital Trends, “I just thought it would be cool”. Showing the strapless watch to friends is definitely cool, but the procedure of getting those studs into his arm? Not so much. Take a look at the video below and see how its done. Be warned though, there will be blood.

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New iPod touch 4G and iPod nano 6G details: unibody MacBook Pro-like aluminium back

There is one in my house, a beautiful 13 slab of aluminium and glass that flexes even less than MIT’s champion chess team. Well, that perfect sexiness might make it to Apple’s 4th generation iPod touch. Currently, the iPod touch uses a rounded shiny (and easily scratched) steel back. Apple’s 2010 iPod event is only days away and we expect rumours of the new back, dual cameras, FaceTime, and zippy new iPhone 4 internals to be corroborated.

iLounge shed some light on the new iPod touch:

…Familiar. Think of the top of a MacBook Pro, only smaller, which is to say flat rather than curved at the center—closer to the look of the first-generation iPod touch’s back, only with modifications. The rear camera is there, but there is still some question as to whether what’s next to it will be a LED flash like the one in the iPhone 4, or a microphone like the one next to the video camera of the iPod nano. We’ve been told to expect a microphone rather than a flash, with a continuation of the bottom-mounted headphone port and Dock Connector port.

iLounge also mention the above cases: one for the upcoming iPod nano refresh and for the new iPod touch. The new nano may sport a darling 3cm*3cm screen and shave over half its size. Something in me wonders if the shuffle will be retired.

3rd Gen iPod touch and 5th Gen Nano Cameras Revealed?

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If this rumour can be believed, it is another cemented piece of evidence that the new iPod touch will receive a camera. This time, the evidence comes from pictures of what is purported to be new iPod cases from China. The pictures come from several case manufacturers.

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