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Hand Over Your iPod

In Montreal there has been a few attacks and stabbings of late in the Metro and the culprit seems to be iPods. No, the iPods aren't stabbing people but muggers sure are and portable music players are very tempting target.

Yesterday CTV Montreal News covered the trend and SPVM has advised people to keep their iPods out of sight on the Metro.

That's good advice, unfortunately in today's fast paced, sound byte news they left out a critical point.

When out in public ditch those trademark white ear buds for anything else. Nothing screams I've got a $300+ music player and come and get it like those do.

And if you want to go to extreme lengths, you should  always carry an old media player along with your iPod so you can hand that over when / if mugged. Because we all have a few of those lying around. Think of it as recycling .

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Boy Defends Family / PS3, Hiro Style

In what can only be proof that video games incite violence, a teenage boy fought off two home invaders that were after his PS3 using his samurai sword. If you're wondering he's a brown belt, hence the sword.

Local10 News has the report on their website  for your viewing pleasure.

Now I could understand if it was a Wii they were after. But a PS3? You get those at any Wal-Mart.

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