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iWant iPhone 4 June 7, 2010

Filed under: Cool Tech — MizMuze @ 11:59 am
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Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone 4 today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.  Here’s a snapshot of the new features:

The flat, stainless-steel-rimmed iPhone 4 will be available in black or white, and will go on sale June 24, Jobs said.  Price is the same as last year’s 3GS… $299 for the 32GB version or $199 for the 16GB model.  The iPhone 3G is being discontinued, and the old iPhone 3GS will now sell for $99.

The new unit features a front-facing camera, a receiver, a microSIM tray, and a camera with LED flash in the back.  On the bottom, it sports a mic, 30-pin connector, and speaker.  The top of the unit includes a second mic, a second sleep/wake button, and a noise-cancellation button.

Other features include:

  • The 5 megapixel camera does HD video recording of 720p at 30 frames-per-second
  • A “tap-to-focus” for video allowing users to edit videos LED flash that remains on during HD video recording
  • iMovie app that has been rewritten to run on the iPhone
  • Microsoft’s Bing service will be added to the iPhone for search

And from the people who leaked the iPhone 4 prototype, Gizmodo is now offering their iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide…

http://gizmodo.com/5557101/iphone-4-the-definitive-guide

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Yuri’s Night Bay Area Festival 2010 April 7, 2010

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration taking place in over 120 cities worldwide and is held on April 12 every year to commemorate two separate space exploration milestones.  The first milestone was the launch of the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961.  The second milestone was the launch of the first Space Shuttle, STS-1, on April 12, 1981. 

Yuri’s Night Bay Area began in 2007 at NASA’s Ames Research Center and has grown into the world’s largest annual Yuri’s Night event – a diverse interactive celebration of science, sound and art

This year’s festival takes place on 4/10/2010 at  NASA Ames Hangar 211 (Moffett Field) in Mountain View, California, USA.  Headliners include:

THE BLACK KEYS
COMMON
LES CLAYPOOL
N.E.R.D.

DJ Q-BERT
THE GLITCH MOB
HAMSA LILA

Bayonics – Beats Antique (DJ set) – Blix Cannon – DJ Apollo – Dyloot – The Flying Skulls – Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime – John Beaver vs. DJ Hill – Majitope – Random Rab – Savage Henry – Super Natural & DJ Shortkut – Vibesquad – Zen Finger Painting

Stage and Atmosphere Design by SYMBIOTIC CREATIONS

DJ sets by Aaron Axelson (Live 105) and St. John (99.7)

Click here for tickets and enter “noisypeeps40” to get $10 off:

http://ynba.org/tickets.php

 

WTF?! Trololo is now an iPhone App? March 23, 2010

With over two million views, many of you have probably already seen this, as it’s been circulating around the web for a few weeks.  But in case you haven’t, or you happen to be a Trololo Fan, check out Trololo (it’s so viral that a Trololo iPhone app was just announced today!)

Eduard Khil – Trololo

Here’s a little info about the song:

In 1966, Soviet singer Eduard Khil sang “I Am So Happy to Finally Be Back Home,” on a Russian television show.  It is meant to be sung in the vokaliz style, that is to say sung, but without words.

Mr. Trololo already has over 14,000 fans on his Facebook page and Russian bloggers are starting a buzz to encourage Khil to represent Russia at the next Eurovision Song Contest.

Check out the Trololo iPhone App:

http://gizmodo.com/5499982/trololo-iphone-app-free-oh-yes

Eduard Khil

 

Goodbye, iPod…Hello, Cardboard Phonograph March 18, 2010

Filed under: Cool Tech — MizMuze @ 10:57 am
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This is just too cool…

Gizmodo reported that GGRP Sound created a record player made  from a piece of cardboard. 

GGRP sent a 45rpm record in a corrugated cardboard sleeve to creative directors as an innovative demonstration of GGRP’s sound engineering capabilities.  Apparently it works by the needle sending vibrations through the cardboard to make the sound…just assemble, spin, and play (but don’t forget your #2 pencil). 

Check out the “how-to” vid…

http://www.ggrp.com/

Cardboard Record Sleeve Doubles as Record Player