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  • Hello

    • 8 out of 10
    • Poe
    • Poe rocked my world with "Angry Johnny" (I want to kill you/I want to blow you/Away) and "Trigger Happy Jack" (Trigger Happy Jack/ You're gonna blow/But I'm gonna get off/Before you go), as powe

  • Life's Rich Pageant

    • 8 out of 10
    • R.E.M.
    • In the long series of R.E.M.'s evolution, this album (finally?) showcases their ability to capture on tape what had been happening in the live for years: heartfelt, sweat-filled performances that just
  • Never Let Me Down [ECD]

    • 4 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • It must be a lonely place to be considered David Bowie's worst album by just about everyone, including the artist himself. As the last album before Bowie "rebooted" and formed the band Tin Machine, "N
  • The Printz

    • 8 out of 10
    • Bumblebeez 81
    • Part white rap, part alternative, part pop, and part rock, the Bumblebeez grabbed a hold of me with "Pony Ride," and didn't let go.

      This group does a marvelous job of moving seamlessly be

  • The Stooges

    • 8 out of 10
    • The Stooges
    • Another pillar of my musical foundations, The Stooges' first album is one those records whose influence far outweighed its popularity. Like The Velvet Underground & Nico, hordes of people wh

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Samsung Lands iPod Chip Deal

Shortly after news that PortalPlayer won't be providing chips for some Flash-based iPod models surfaced, Samsung is claiming that it won the deal from Apple. According to EETimes, analysts speculated that Apple awarded the chip contract to Samsung, and Jon Kang, the company's senior vice president, has since confirmed their suspicions.

Mr. Kang sprung the news while speaking at the SEMI Strategic Business Conference on Wednesday. "I knew PortalPlayer would take a dive," he said. "I knew that we would win this design."

Last week, PortalPlayer announced that Apple will not be using its processor chips in upcoming iPod nano models. iPods that are shipping now use the company's system-on-a-chip processors to manage music transfers from computers and process media files.

Samsung's new "PortalPlayer killer," as Mr. Kang put it, is based on 32-bit processor technology from ARM Holdings.

The chip deal is a big win for Samsung. The company also provides a substantial percentage of the NAND Flash memory chips used in the iPod nano.

There is no word yet on when to expect iPods based on Samsung's processor to hit the market.

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