Tag Archives | Radio

…Jelli is here to kill the radio?

Jelli Logo

The radio is dead, and Jelli is here to replace it.

Ok, so maybe that’s a bit extreme, but the concept behind Jelli is a fascinating one, and does have the potential to change radio as we know it.


Essentially, Jelly is a single radio station that’s 100% listener controlled. Users can nominate songs, vote for songs they like, and bomb the ones they don’t, and the song with the most votes at the end of the currently playing track gets the next spot in line. The more you listen, the more power you gain, though even first timers have the ability to push a song over the edge.

The result is a mix of music that will surprise and delight, with an ever changing flow of community taste and creative control.

Just don’t expect to hear the Billboard Top 40 playing on repeat any time soon.


…Livio plays well with Pandora?


The Livio radio is a rather neat little music device that is designed to work well with Pandora’s internet radio service, and includes features like Wi-Fi for wireless listening and built in Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down buttons for full personal DJ support.


…You can hack your brain to hallucinate?


Want to hallucinate without the harsh after effects of mind-altering substances using just a radio and some ping-pong balls?

The Boston Globe has put together a few easy illusions, hallucinations and psychedelic experiences that can take you on a trip with objects you probably already have around the house and just a few minutes of your time.

The tricks include the Ganzfeld Procedure, the Pinocchio Illusion, the Rubber Hand Illusion, and Purkinje Lights, and each sounds more trippy than the last.

Plus, unlike LSD, magic mushrooms or mescaline, these phenomena can all be turned off just as easily as they’re turned on, allowing you a safe and temporary escape from the trappings of your mind.

[The Boston Globe – Hack Your Brain]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: You and the Mini Configurator?


According to Mini, there are now over 10,000,000 ways to configure your pint-sized ride, which means that after choosing your own paint color, turn signal color, upholstery color, door trim color, heliport roof graphic, roof rack, aero kit, radio, wheels, valve stems, and floor mats, you can stop playing tuner and drive off in your now $40,000 ride with a third door on the street side.

I guess mini car doesn’t always mean mini price.

[Mini Configurator]

[Via: Autoblog]

…Tune ‘n Radio takes some creativity?

Tune 'n Radio

The Tune ‘n Radio from wouter Geense Design Studio is interactive art at its finest. The radio arrives as a basic FM radio, and purchasers must finish it and make it functional using their own personal perception. “An antenna has to be chosen, holes for the sound have to be drilled by lifting the lid and the buttons for sound and tuning have to be made functional”. When all is said and done, you will have taken the radio canvas and created something quite your own. Tune in to find out if they can find a manufacturer for this unique product line.

[wouter Geense Design Studio]