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How To: Download Music from the iPod

Getting music off from an iPod is not a thing most of us worry about until the inevitable happens - a desktop PC crash. Imagine  over 25 GB of music stuck in your iPod and a empty playlist in the PC. If you haven't yet experienced it, you cannot Sync iTunes and get all music back; iTunes will not sync back the music from the iPod to a crashed PC. Thankfully, there is hope - in two versions; iLinkPod for the Mac and EphPod for Windows.

 From the iLinkPod site:

"iLinkPod is first of all a unique tool that creates a permanent and direct access from your Desktop  (and your iPod or wherever you want) to the hidden folders in which iPod stores your audio files.  All this in the safest way, without modifying any file/folder or configuration file of the iPod!  Direct access means that you'll access your previously hidden audio files directly fromthe Finder, while they remain hidden! (remember: iLinkPod will not modify any properties of files on your iPod!). So you don't need iLinkPod or any other utility to access your hidden audio files on the iPod, you'll have access to them through a common folder on your Desktop (and iPod too). You don't need do execute iLinkPod again if you add or delete/modify songs on your iPod, you'll have access to your iPod as it is in that moment!" > Read more

8 things to do and not do, if you are buying a Gadget

This is a little long so make sure you have a cup of coffee with you :)

1. Never buy Version 1
Yah. Never. Irrespective of how cool it's to be the first one to own one of those first titanium notebooks, or a dual screen PDA. The first versions of most products are like public beta versions, riddled with bugs or problems. Here are a few recent test cases:

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How to: Use and Read Scratched CDs

Scratched CDs are a big problem; especially if they contain something important - like data. But, if you have a little time on your hands and a can of brasso metal polish you can get those scratched CDs working in no time. 

Of course, if you don't a have a can of brasso polish you can also use some toothpaste (not the gel variety) - Ed 

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How to: Make Mercedes SL 55 sexier and geekier

SL 55 Mod
So, you have a Mercedes SL 55.  But what if it's still not cool enough? What do you do? Take it to the world renowed  auto designer Henrik Fisker of course. For a mere US $1,08,000  Fisker Tramonto will take your SL 55 and make it into a dream machine, with carbon fiber body panels, fighter jet-inspired grille and LEDs, and a souped up 600 HP engine.  Of course, you will also get to show off the Fisker badges on the hood and trunk lid.

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