Archive | March, 2007

…iMix 04.07 is out?

iMix 04.07

The DYH iMix 04.07 is the first in a monthly series of iMixes that will feature unique music for you to download and enjoy. Each iMix will contain 10 songs, and is going to be a compilation of genres, ages, and popularity levels. The goal is to highlight new music that you haven’t heard of, and to provide you with a source of songs to add to your music collection. For the first month, the tracks are as follows:

  1. Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play? – A classic from the man now known as Yusef Islam.
  2. José González – Heartbeats – The song made famous by the Sony Bravia ad.
  3. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules – Mad World – The song made famous by the Gears Of War ad.
  4. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats – Hell hath no furry like a woman scorned.
  5. Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy – Considering the recent Britney news, the irony of this song continues to grow on a daily basis.
  6. MIMS – This Is Why I’m Hot – Takes every currently popular hip-hop niche and mixes them all into one catchy track.
  7. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change – Feel good music with a message.
  8. The Pack – Vans – A group of high school students from Berkeley California rapping about their shoes.
  9. O.A.R. – The Was A Crazy Game Of Poker – A story song that makes you want to jump out of your chair and dance.
  10. Brad Paisley – She’s Everything – A love song about the subtle things that make someone special.

Sounds good, right? I thought so too. Though I’m trying to do the work for you, I’m also open to suggestions, so if you think that you’ve found something iMix worthy, let me know. Rock out.

[iTunes Store – DYH iMix 04.07]

…It’s April Fools’ Day?

Today is one of the Internet’s favorite holidays. Though I’m not going to try and trick any of the DYH readers (I promise), I am going to be covering the hoaxes and pranks that appear around the net. Here are some of the better ones:

Google Paper

Google announced Gmail Paper, a permanent archive service that prints your emails for free onto paper that is supported by giant ads that are printed on the back. It handles attachments, is good for the environment, and there is no limit on the number of times you can use it.

Google TiSP

Google announced TiSP, a free in-home wireless broadband service that taps into your toilet. The service is supported by the use of “information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward”.

Random Crap

Woot sold a $1,000,001 bag of crap. When users clicked on the picture of the bag, they were given a coupon code that knocked the cost down to $1.

Fucked Company

Tech Crunch, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 startups, announced that it had acquired Fucked Company, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 shutdowns.

ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek announced “stuff for smart asses”, including a WiiHelm(et), an 8-bit tie, inhalable caffeine stix, and a lonely guy dream vacation digital photo frame. (They also announced that the iPhone was now shipping, but that’s just cruel.)

CollegeHumor GoDaddy

CollegeHumor made it look as if their domain had expired and was now for sale through GoDaddy.

haterTonic

Technorati switched around their letters and renamed their site haterTonic.

Tinfoil Hat

World Of Warcraft introduced a new item called the Tinfoil Hat. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you”.

CrunchGear

CrunchGear gave their entire site a 1999 redesign, complete with flashy gifs, a horrible background, and a no structure (though it still reminds me of a lot of current MySpace profile pages).

[Wikipedia – April Fools’ Day]

…Stockpile Saturday has begun?

Cranes

During my daily travels through the tubes of the Internet, I like to collect bookmarks for things that I think would be interesting to feature on Didn’t You Hear. The problem is, I now have a huge stockpile of links, and I never get to post about them because new stuff is always coming in (and I post from the top). Thus, my offer to the DYH readers is as follows: I have always avoided posting a list of links because I think that you deserve more than that (at least a little background information about why I choose each link that I post). As potential posts build up though, I would like to clear out some of the older (but still good) stuff from the bookmark collection. I’m going to call it Stockpile Saturday, and I promise to only use it when necessary (it’s not going to be a weekly thing). I’m still going to include some brief background information about why I think each link is interesting, though it won’t be as thorough as a normal post. I’m going to make today a trial run, so see what you think, and let me know in the comments if you like it or not. Thanks.

[Photo Via: Wetsun]

…It’s Stockpile Saturday: Link Fest #1?

Tea Bags

The New York Times wrote a great article about the changes that tea is going through lately in response to its surging popularity.

[New York Times – Tea’s Got A Brand New Bag]

Bibi iPod Cover

Designers Laura and Paulina make these Bibi iPod covers that turn your little guy into a little monster.

[E-Mail For Information: laurenandpaulina@hotmail.fr]

[Via: Gizmodiva]

Netdisaster

Netdisaster lets you unleash some fury on the web. Try it out on DYH.

[Netdisaster]

[Via: Mobile Whack]

Park At My House

ParkAtMyHouse.com lets users let and rent parking spaces that would otherwise go unused.

[ParkAtMyHouse.com]

[Via: Autoblog]

A few brave and lucky hackers made a homemade flamethrower out of a toy water gun and some wiper fluid (and some stupidity).

[Via: Clip A Day]

Urban Monarch and Modern Drunkard put together two great guides about how to score free drinks when you go out. Put down the credit card, and slowly step away.

Drinks

[Urban Monarch – Drink For Free]

[Modern Drunkard – The Fine Art Of The Free Drink]

[Photo Via: marc_l’esperance’s]

Smells Of The City

Gawker put together a great map that documents the smells of the New York City subway system. Care for a tour?

[Gawker – New York City Subway Smell Map]

ThrustPac

The ThrustPac straps to your back and “converts horsepower to thrust to push you on any of your favorite devices”.

[ThrustPac]

[Via: Sci Fi Tech]

Finger Artwork

Funny Cool Stuff created 10 different finger themes that you can use when you want to decorate your digits.

[Funny Cool Stuff – Finger Artwork]

Popular Science has a ‘hands on’ with the Dyson Airblade, a 400 mph hand dryer.

[Popular Science – Dyson Airblade]

Alang India

Alang, India is famous for one thing: Recycling cruise ships. Peter Knego got a chance to visit the ship graveyard, and the pictures are breathtaking.

[Peter Knego – On The Road To Alang]

[Wikipedia – Alang]

[Via: Neatorama]

Map Of Springfield

MapOfSpringfield.com has created a huge map of the town where The Simpsons live. Google Maps, eat your heart out.

[MapOfSpringfield.com]

PingPongPixel

PingPongPixel is an interactive art experiment that uses colored ping pong balls to create giant images.

[PingPongPixel]

[Via: Josh Spear]

WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall “combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars”. Can sports get any better than that?

[WhirlyBall]

[Via: Dethroner]

Traffic Ticket

Lifehacker put together a great guide on “How To Beat A Speeding Ticket (Or At Least Better Your Chances)”.

[Lifehacker – How To Beat A Speading Ticket]

Meet People Drink Identifiers

Meet People Drink Identifiers from ATYPYK make the task of keeping an eye on your drink a clever conversation starter.

[Meet People Drink Identifiers]

[Via: Better Living Through Design]

Toyota wants to know how personal your car is with their Human Touch ad. It’s kind of creepy though.

[Via: Autoblog]

Tampon Crafts

Tampon Crafts turn that time of the month into an excuse to craft.

[Tampon Crafts]

[Via: Dethroner]

Soundbomb

Artist Felix Beck created a non-visual graffiti project called Soundbombs, “innocuous-looking 6-inch plastic shells that broadcast short clips (lines from Shakespeare, flatulence, or anything else you record) to unwitting passersby”. He doesn’t sell them, but instead takes applications, and prospective users must tell him where they will use it and how much they’re willing to pay. Get loud.

[Soundbombs]

[Via: bookofjoe]

Pepsi Sense Ad

Pepsi created an ad for the new Black Cherry French Vanilla flavor that included three senses: “sight, sound and scent”.

[Via: MIT Advertising Lab]

Orange

Sodium Laurel Sulfate, and ingredient in toothpaste, blocks sweet sensors on your tongue, which explains why orange juice tastes so bad after you brush.

[ABC – Why Does Orange Juice Taste So Bad After Brushing Your Teeth?]

[Photo Via: Strelitzia]

Cheeseburger

Information Architects put together a great read about interface, with a focus on the McDonald’s Cheesburger, the iPod, the Nintendo DS, and Google.

[Information Architects – The Interface Of A Cheeseburger]

Tide Chandelier

Stuart Haygarth created the Tide Chandelier out of man made debris that washed up along a stretch of the Kent coastline. “The sphere is an analogy for the moon which effects the tides which in turn wash up the debris”.

[Stuart Haygarth – Tide Chandelier]

[Via: MoCo Loco]

…Nissan is losing its keys?

Altima Keys

Nissan is pimping their new Push Button Ignition Altimas by ‘losing’ 200,000 sets of keys in bars, concert halls, and other public places with a keychain attached that reads:

    If found, please do not return. My Next Generation Nissan Altima has Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, and I no longer need these.

The stunt was created by the TRUE Agency in Los Angeles, and finders of the keys can enter a code found on the keychains into a special website that rewards them for their kind deeds with prizes and more Nissan information. What do you think? Nuisance, or clever campaign?

[Altima Keys]

[Via: Winding Road]