Monday, March 28, 2011

Griffin PowerJolt Micro Powers Your iPad In Your Car

How many different devices do you power with your car’s cigarette lighter? Now how many of those use a USB cable to draw power? It’s very likely that many of them do indeed use USB, which means having such a port in your car is convenient. I’ve had a couple of different adapters over the years, but they don’t always provide enough power (especially for an iPad), and they are almost always bulky.

Griffin knows what’s good, as they’ve released their PowerJolt Micro, which is a very simple USB adapter for your car. The nice thing is that not only does it provide the necessary juice for an iPad, but the port will actually sit almost flush with the cigarette adapter. No more worrying about bumping and breaking a bulky adapter. For $30, I’d say this is a must-have for the car.

You Can Win This OMG-1 Synthesizer Featuring A Moog Little Phatty, Dual iPads And Even A Mac Mini

Sorry, it’s not an official OhGizmo! contest where winning is as easy as leaving a comment. If you want to win this epic-looking, one-of-a-kind OMG-1 synthesizer built by Spectrasonics’ Eric Persing, you’re going to have to work for it. Featuring a Moog Little Phatty, an Omnisphere, a Mac Mini, dual iPads, dual iPods and an Omni TR built into a hand-crafted curly maple cabinet, the OMG-1 is available to the artist who produces the best original music using Spectrasonic’s Bob Moog Tribute Library for their Omnisphere synth software. The contest does require you to purchase and download the Bob Moog library if you already haven’t, which is $100, but 100% of the proceeds will go to the Bob Moog Foundation.

The contest submission deadline is July 15th 2011, and multiple entries are welcome. The winner will be announced on the Spectrasonics’ website on September 15th, 2011, with the OMG-1 being presented to them at the 2011 Moogfest in October.

Foresight Linux 2.5.0

Og Maciel has announced the release of Foresight Linux 2.5.0, an rPath-based, rolling-release distribution featuring the Conary package management and a choice of three desktop environments: "Foresight is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features a rolling-release schedule that always keeps your desktop up-to-date, a revolutionary package manager, the latest GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments, and an innovative set of excellent, up-to-date software applications. What's new? GNOME 2.32.1, KDE 4.6.1 and Xfce 4.8; Linux kernel; the very latest and greatest Chromium and Firefox web browsers, Banshee, F-Spot, OpenShot, Hotot, Pidgin, Gimp...." Read the rest of the release announcement for further information. Download (SHA1) the installation DVD images from here: foresight-2.5.0-gnome-x86-dvd1.iso (1,655MB), foresight-2.5.0-kde-x86-dvd1.iso (1,820MB), foresight-2.5.0-xfce-x86-dvd1.iso (1,227MB), foresight-2.5.0-gnome-x86_64-dvd1.iso (2,029MB), foresight-2.5.0-kde-x86_64-dvd1.iso (MB), foresight-2.5.0-xfce-x86_64-dvd1.iso (1,420MB).

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