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Trent Reznor Previews Nine Inch Nails iPhone Application

April 7, 2009 4:31 PM ET

Trent Reznor, always on the hunt for new technology to better connect with fans and diss former Soundgarden singers, revealed the first version of a Nine Inch Nails application for iPhones and iPod Touches in a YouTube video. Joined by NIN art director Rob Sheridan and Digg.com founder Kevin Rose, Reznor maps out the pretty awesome features involved with the new app, including seemingly endless hours of NIN fan-made remixes, live concert footage and a more user-friendly NIN.com that can be accessed through Apple's handheld devices.

But the real draw of the application, the Big Brother shit, is the GPS function that ties in with Google Earth and allows fans to connect with NIN app users in their area and around the world. Let's say you post something on NIN.com message board and you're in Ithaca, New York — app users in that area can isolate comments on the message board to that distinct area up to a two-mile radius, making finding friends with local NIN fans that much easier. This GPS function is either uber-friendly or uber-creepy, depending on how you feel about people knowing where you are at all times. If anything, it'll stop people from trolling the message boards, because the prospect of someone coming to your house and beating you up suddenly became real. This feature also comes in handy when NIN fans attend concerts, as it makes it easier to meet up, have real-time discussions with other concertgoers and post pictures of what they'd just witnessed.

Reznor and his team of techies are already hard at work on the 2.0 of the NIN app, which will feature better integration with the whole GPS thing and be usable for additional Apple products. The application will be available — for free — at some point this April.

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