New iRiver looks like lucky charm

Tiny player goes for different look

The new iRiver MP3 player coming to market in South Korea looks like something you'd see for sale at a Starbuck's counter while waiting for your chai latte. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, either. As mass-market media players rapidly descend into commodity status, companies must do more to separate themselves from the pack through design and distribution.

iRiver S7
Akihabara News

This is not to say that iRiver's S7 has throwaway features: According to Akihabara News, it has 1GB of memory in a tiny case that's 1.7 by 1.2 inches and less than half an inch thick while weighing barely half an ounce. A tradeoff for the small size is no display, but it does have an FM tuner and a relatively reasonable price of $96, according to Engadget.

Fair warning: Other blogs have cast suspicion over the S7's purported specs. But even if it turns out to be less than billed, you can still wear it around your neck.

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Details about Apple's 'spaceship' campus from the drone pilot who flies over it

MyithZ has one of the most popular aerial photography channels on YouTube. With the exception of revealing his identity, he is an open book as he shares with CNET's Brian Tong the drone hardware he uses to capture flyover shots of the construction of Apple's new campus, which looks remarkably like an alien craft.

by Brian Tong