updated 04:20 pm EDT, Tue April 3, 2007
iPod Film Festival
In brief: The Flux.tv iPod Film Festival is now online with all finalist short films available for free viewing, Feral Interactive has launched its LEGO Star Wars II mini site, and the BBC Motion gallery has announced a new royalty-free collection. Transcend is producing new flash drives for ExpressCard/34 slots with various storage capacities, and MacSpeech has announced its April road show dates for the state of Florida. The second year of Flux.tv's iPod Film Festival features movies that are all less than 10 minutes long, and enables viewers to participate in a new community section by leaving reviews of films, messages from the filmmakers, and blogs by the filmmakers. Films will remain available for download until June 28th, which also marks the end of judging for the festival.
LEGO Star Wars II mini site
Feral Interactive has launched the LEGO Star Wars II mini site, featuring obligatory screenshots of the game running on a Mac. The company is also holding a caption competition, offering the winner a copy of the game for free when it ships later this month.
Gamers can pre-order LEGO Star Wars II from the Feral store, or view trailers in various sizes -- including trailers made for the Apple TV and iPod video. The demo is scheduled for release on Friday, April 5th.
Royalty-free clips from BBC Motion Gallery
The BBC Motion gallery, which is the stock footage arm of BBC and exclusive representative of the BBC and CBS news archives -- has launched a new royalty-free collection with more than 11,000 clips in almost 200 categories.Users can license footage and download it directly from the website or on a per-clip basis, and the clips are compatible with Apple's QuickTime 7 software.
ExpressCard/34 flash storage, MacSpeech April road show
Transcend has unveiled new flash drives that work with ExpressCard/34 slots, like those found on Apple's MacBook Pro top-end portable notebook; cards are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities, while a USB 2.0 adapter allows users to connect to desktop systems or laptops without an ExpressCard slot.... MacSpeech has announced its upcoming road show dates for the state of Florida, with presentations scheduled between April 3rd and April 19th at various locations.