Simon Elvins has created an original record player made of paper. To play the record, the handle needs to be turned in a clockwise direction at a steady 331/3rpm. The paper cone then acts as a pickup, amplifying the sound enough to make it audible.
The first video from Paul McCartney’s new album, “Memory Almost Full,” is an otherworldly fantasy, directed by the French filmmaker Michel Gondry, in which a postman brings this former Beatle a box with an old mandolin and, it turns out, an assembly of mischievous ghosts. As Mr. McCartney plays “Dance Tonight,” with its simple percussion and bright pop melody, the ghosts — including one played by Natalie Portman — leap around him, throw sparkling fireballs and scare off the postman. Mr. McCartney later follows them into the box, and as the clip ends, he is seen jamming with them, playing the drums.
How much are you willing to pay for a stylish iPod speaker system? If US$875 is in your bank account, you can spring for the Phonofonics II, from Toronto based Science and Sons that will be made available in a limited edition of 200.
Using passive amplification it transforms any personal music player + earbuds into a sculptural audio console. It purportedly “exploits the virtues of horn acoustics to boost the audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibles, which is roughly the maximum volume of laptop speakers.”
London College of Communications graduate Hon Lam Li who created this Wall Piano that lets users play music by tapping on the wall.
There are two microphones attached on the wall surface. Those microphones are acting like human ears for the computer.
You haven’t heard something like this before. It is a really interesting YouTube video where Greg Pattillo beatboxes a flute to the inspector gadget theme. This guy plays the flute like a mad-man on fire. His biggest influences come from the classical and jazz realms (String quartet music, Monk, R. R. Kirk, and Beethoven).
The Dragon I created by Smart Design is a new sound system with an integrated iPod dock and a design that’s clever and original. Each of the “tentacles” is actually an independent speaker with 5 watts in a total power of 20 watt. It comes with a remote control and can also be used with other MP3 players.
The Exhibition explores and celebrates Kylie Minogue, who began her career playing the character of Charlene, the girl next door in Neighbours, and went on to become an international pop sensation known the world over simply as Kylie.
The exhibition features costumes and memorabilia collected over Kylie’s career and was inspired by her donation to the Arts Centre’s Performing Arts Collection in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003.
The Kylie Minogue Collection contains over 600 costumes and accessories, many created by the world’s leading fashion designers.
Designed by a Russian studio called ManWorks, the Saint B mp3 player is inspired by the original Christian cross. Indeed, it should be worn around the neck. But I wonder if you can listen to any kind of music on it? You probably can, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Pop Music.
The Concerto Table, designed by Nicholas Lovegrove and Demian Repucci, is not just a trendy piano-shaped dining table. The docking slot for your iPod will tranform the table into a dining surface and dinner party background music at once. Also, the shallow keyboard drawer along the front side opens to reveal your cutlery sets.
It’s time for some trendy, musical and high-tech kitchen concept. The main control desk is equipped with keys, push buttons and knobs, by which cooking mode, firepower, micro oven, water, and volume of stereo are controlled. A powerful multimedia system is also available. You can not only enjoy music when cooking, but at the same time watch a movie through a touching panel with adjustable direction, browse the Internet, talk to friends by visual phone, and even learn to cook new dishes under experts’ instruction. There is also a seasoning adding system called the DJ DISC Rotating. Just make your choice and rotate clockwise, and the right seasoning will be sprayed into pan from nozzle. The new operating method makes cooking not only much more interesting but also much more comfortable and convenient.
After years of speculation, Steve Jobs has finally launched the movie store on Apple itunes 7, hoping it will do for motion pictures what the music store did for music. Movies are available for download at $9.99 to $14.99 apiece.
The iPod was also updated to make use of the new movie store. The 30GB and 80GB models go for $249 and $349 respectively, and both models will now play games that are available on the iTunes music store for $4.99. Jobs also announced that Apple shrunk the iPod Shuffle, which is now barely bigger than postal stamp, making it the world’s smallest MP3 player. The iPod Nano was given the iPod Mini color treatment. It now comes in silver, pink, green, blue and black. Smaller and lighter with a 24 hour battery life, the Nano is priced as follows: 2GB silver is $149, 4GB silver, pink, green and blue are $199 and the 8GB black is $249. The iPod and iPod Nano are available now, and the iPod Shuffle will ship in October.
Minimalist music producers Jay Haze and Samim paid tribute to the old-school dance flavour via their unique project named fuckpony.
Now get ready to embark upon an aural journey spanning Detroit techno and Chicago house sounds as “Children of Love” promises a rich, evocative and totally contagious experience for listeners.