If you’re the kind of cat or kitten that listens to “reports” on “things,” then you’ll want to turn your furry ears in this direction. Apparently, a stray Target receipt containing some elicit information made its way out onto the internet today (you know how those get around). Just what does this slip of paper tell us? According to the supplier (a Target employee), the store has begun listing the Wii as “White” in color, as opposed to just “Wii-colored” or “sold-out.” The suggestion is that with the sudden delineation of color, more than “White” may be on the way — speculation due mostly in part to Target’s receipt-prescience on things like iPod deletions and the like. Of course, we’ve been hearing this kind of stuff for awhile, so we’re not holding our breath on the issue, and suggest you do the same. Er, don’t do. Don’t hold your breath.

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An Apple insider told Wired today that the company’s new ultraportable, expected to be seen in public for the first time tomorrow, has an extremely thin profile and is shaped like a teardrop when closed — thicker at the top behind the screen, tapering at the bottom behind the keyboard.

“It’s unbelievably thin,” said the source.

The device is made of aluminum and glass, and uses the same design language as recent Apple consumer products: black on silver.

Sadly, we don’t have details on pricing, specs or availability. Expect reality to disagree with our photoshops.

With thanks to Joel Aron who passed this along- I heartily concur!

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Follow some of the links from the youtube posting to see some of this guy’s other amazing masterwork. “Bohemian Rhapsody“, anyone? :)

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Microsoft will provide the technology that allows visitors to the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC) to first take a virtual tour of historic documents and map out what exhibits they want to see, the two organizations announced Thursday.

The project will include the Myloc.gov Web site, to be launched in April, linked to information kiosks at the LOC’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. Interactive galleries will allow visitors to the Myloc.gov site to view and sometimes interact with items such as a rough draft of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the Gutenberg Bible and a 1507 map that first used the word “America.”

The seventh and final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows might well be two movies, by the time all is said and done, according to reports. Not thrilled over having to condense the final story into one bite-sized film, the crew is being prepared for the idea that there will be two smaller films to end the saga correctly.

There isn’t official word yet on this happening, nor is there any word over who might be directing the film or films when the time comes, but there have been some rumors, including Guillermo Del Toro and even Steven Spielberg. Production on the sixth movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is nearing its end.

On the eve of Apple’s expected announcement for iTunes movie rentals, Netflix has removed the limits from their online streaming service, which used to allow users 1 hour of streaming for each $1 they paid to Netflix a month.

Subscribers that belong to any of the unlimited rentals per month will be able to stream to their heart’s content.

The streaming, unfortunately, still requires Windows and Internet Explorer. Let’s get some Mac & Firefox support going, plzkthx.

In addition to slashing prices of their HD-DVD players, Toshiba is launching a marketing blitz to push the benefits of HD-DVD over Blu-Ray as they see them.

Sure, the players are pretty future proof and will play every HD-DVD released, but content is king and the studios are supporting Blu-Ray.

“Effective on January 13, 2008 the MSRP of the entry-model HD-A3 will be $149.99, the HD-A30, with 1080p output, $199.99, and the high-end HD-A35, $299.99.”

Note that the $149.99 HD-A3 does not output 1080p, but can only achieve 1080i. Sure, these are great prices, but we really can’t recommend picking up an HD-DVD player right now.

 

Toyota announced Sunday night at the North American International Auto Show that it will build its first plug-in hybrid by 2010.

In fact, the auto manufactuer is planning on developing a new hybrid-electric car specifically for its Lexus division as well as another new hybrid for the Toyota brand, and will unveil both at the 2009 Detroit show.

Toyota, already the world’s leader in sales of hybrid-electric vehicles, says the plug-in hybrids will run on lithium-ion batteries, instead of the nickel-metal hydride batteries that power its Prius and other Toyota models. Plug-ins can be recharged externally, from an ordinary power outlet, as opposed to the battery being recharged via power generated by its wheels like regular hybrids.

Pepsi and Amazon.com, two great tastes that taste great together, just announced a joint digital music promotion effort called Pepsi Stuff.

The promotion will kick off (get it?) during a Super Bowl commercial starring Justin Timberlake and is designed to introduce Amazon’s new digital music service to the public.

Here’s how the promo works:

“Pepsi will distribute 4 billion specially marked Pepsi packages — including bottles, six-packs, etc. — that let buyers collect points which are good for free music downloads on the Amazon.com service. Players “bank” their points at PepsiStuff.com, with five points good for one free song. The points are also redeemable for TV downloads, electronics gear, clothes, DVDs and CDs and other merchandise sold on Amazon, totaling $1 billion in prizes.”

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