The Weblogs, Inc. network features over 100 independent, unfiltered bloggers producing over 1,000 blog posts a week across over 75 industry-leading blogs. Each week we ask our bloggers to choose their top posts, which we bring to you in one easy-to-read weekly post. You’ll find links to the hottest posts from the past week after the jump including a silent birth, nicotine beer, and the real iPod video plan.
TV Squad's Ryan j Budke asks, "What shows do you want to see in iTunes?" Bob Sassone reveals the real story regarding Michael Vartan's departure from Alias and Adam Finley takes a peek into who your five favorite stand-up comedians are.
Blogging Baby's Jay Allen highlights the best non-electronic ways to stir a child's imagination with his top 10 low-tech toys, Stefania Butler doesn't quite know how to respond to news that Katie Holmes will attempt a Scientology-inspired "silent birth" and Melissa Summers is amazed that the Internet now allows you to have sperm shipping straight to your living room.
TUAW gathers A peanut gallery of WIN bloggers to chatcast Apple's Special Event, Scott McNulty takes a look at the new iMac G5 and Frontrow, and C.K. Sample, III looks at what quality of video $1.99 is buying for your new iPod.
Divester's Willy Volk marvels that the Lost City of Atlantis is open for business off Cayman Brac and discusses a 40-year-old Russian-made rebreather and sub escape suit, while Erik Olsen and Willy both go ga-ga over Fabien Cousteau swimming with sharks.
HDBeat's Matt Burns sees an opportunity for more women's programming in HDTV, Richard Lawler finds the first eye-popping streaming HD content, and Kevin C. Tofel tells you when to expect SED televisions.
CardSquad finds out poker players finally have a non-profit to protect them. Derek McGuire looks at The Poker Player Alliance. Investment strategy and risk assessment learned on Wall Street apply to poker, too, according to The Tao of Risk. The Main Event of the WSOP comes to ESPN. Wil Wheaton thinks their coverage needs a pot-sized raise.
Slashfood's Bob Sassone ponders one of life's greatest mysteries: Why do some teabags still have staples? Nick Vagnoni reports on a German brewery experimenting with nicotine-laced beer and Sarah Gilbert brings us 11 tips for maintaining a low-fat diet from fellow food blog life begins at 30.
DV Guru's Ajit Anthony takes a look at some helpful and free web applications. Plus, Mike Burgoyne gives a run down of all the new features in Nero 7 and explains the best ways to get video onto the new iPod.
DownloadSquad's Victor Agreda provides some tips for producing audio with Linux, Jordan Running installs 27 Firefox extensions with one click and Marc Perton shows you how to get iCal and Outlook to talk to each other.