Olympic rower James Cracknell is doing his bit for the Sport Relief charity by travelling from England to Morocco using human power alone. He's going to row the Channel, cycle through France and Spain, and then swim the Straits of Gibraltar. Nokia has got involved too, supplying Cracknell with an N82 to help navigate the journey.
This morning, I got down to some funky sounds from a club in Hong Kong. And San Francisco. And Paris. And I don't have a spot of jetlag to show for it. That's because - ho ho - I wasn't actually in those clubs at all. Instead, I was streaming them via new online service Awdio.
Apple has filed a patent concerning its plans for next-generation podcasts, or as it calls it, 'Creation, Management, and Delivery of Personalized Media Items'. Gotta love those patent titles, eh? And it's about as murky in the actual description:
Remember we wrote about ad-funded MVNO Blyk last year, which was offering its young users free texts and voice calls in return for receiving adverts on their phones? Well, according to New Media Age, the service hasn't been growing as fast as the advertising industry would like.
Bad news for the music industry: its efforts to stamp out file-sharing haven't prevented BitTorrent site Mininova from notching up more than four billion downloads by its users. It passed the three billion mark just four months ago, indicating that it's getting more popular, not less.
The BBC has announced plans to launch a version of its iPlayer TV catch-up service for iPhone and iPod Touch. "It will be the first of a transformation in people streaming long-form content onto a portable device," said Anthony Rose, head of digital media technology at the Beeb.
Microsoft is currently holding a Next-Gen PC Design Competition, possibly in an effort to dissuade people from being nasty about Vista. Pick of the entries so far is the Momenta PC, which looks like a futuristic necklace (albeit a big one), but actually works as a personal life recorder.
Look, I'm as concerned about the increasing number of security cameras watching our every move as the next man - well, as long as the next man isn't a mugger - but do I think the idea of an infra-red headband that foils CCTV cameras is a good idea? Hell, no!