importantThe trouble with being popular is that everybody wants to knock you down. If the iPod was in high school, it would be the head cheerleader and captain of the football team, so we’re never surprised when somebody takes a dig at it.

This time round the iPod is being accused of interfering with heart pacemakers. In a study headed by 17 year old Jay Thaker (who is young enough to know better) Apple’s MP3 player was held two inches from the chest of the subject for five to ten seconds. Electromagnetic interference was detected 50% of the time. The test group was made up of 100 people, average age 77.

Read the rest from Wired News.