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Sharp Creates A Musical Rube Goldberg Machine

For the release of the Touch Wood SH-08C handset, Sharp created a giant Rube Goldberg stye marimba in the Kyushu woodlands of Japan that plays Bach’s Cantata 147.

Apparently, no artificial music was added to the final spot, and only the background noises were adjusted to enhance the effect.

Enjoy:

TDK’s Sound Cube Makes Music Beautiful

TDK Sound Cube

TDK calls their Sound Cube “a movable and sharable centerpiece for out-loud expressions of personality”, and I’d say that’s a pretty good description for something that looks as good, if not better, than it sounds.

With sound ports on each of its four sides, the Sound Cube delivers 360 degrees of sound, and with a tailored handle and lightweight, solid frame, it’s designed to go where the party goes.

The included USB port charges your iPod or iPhone while playing, or you can use the auxiliary audio jack for connecting just about any source that needs a bit of extra audio oomph.

[TDK – Sound Cube]

…Ricardo Autobahn celebrates The Golden Age of Video?

Ricardo Autobahn’s The Golden Age of Video is amazing. He took clips from various movies (and a few TV shows) and mashed them into a song, but gave it a beat and lyrics that border on actually making sense, so that what you end up with is a video that could fool you into thinking it was music.

See for yourself:

…It’s Website Wednesday: PopScopic?

PopScopic

PopScopic is an interesting mashup that uses augmented reality to enhance your shopping experience.

On PopScopic, you can print out three symbols that are linked to the top ten lists for music, movies and games. Then, just fire up your webcam and put one of those symbols in front of it, and you’ll see the cover art from the top ten list projected in front of you. You can tilt the paper to change selections, and then just tap on the $ sign to visit a page where you can buy that item.

It’s not a world changing experience by any means, but it is a peak into the future of shopping, and it’s fun and easy to play around with, so check it out!

[PopScopic]

…Gizmodo has written a Pirate’s Code?

Pirate's Code

Gizmodo has proposed a Pirate’s Code for those that travel the murky waters of the torrent world, and they’re a rather honest look at the way most pirates of the digital seas think about what they do.

Check out the eight articles to see if you agree, and you’ll be treated to words of wisdom like:

  • Ye wouldn’t be a pirate if ye didn’t download Photoshop. But for the office, such manners are frowned upon. Make your employer pay so that others may play.
  • TV is to be downloaded, movies are to be attended when a man returns to shore.
  • Every man shall upload half of what he downloads, with the saints filling in the rest.
  • A man shall steal as much music as he needs to quench his thirst, assuming that he supports the band by attending concerts and buying t-shirts.

[Gizmodo – A Pirate’s Code Of Conduct For BitTorrent]