Barnes & Noble Will Ship Around 60,000 Nooks This Year

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Look, look it’s a Nook!
A lot more people have ordered the Barnes & Noble Nook, first announced on October 20, than the company expected (despite getting panned by the official reviewers). The company had Foxconn, their ODM, build far fewer of them than they should have.The original plan was to ship pre-orders by November 30 but that date was pushed back to December 7. It took a mere month for the entire order process to break down. Now a small number of pre-orders still haven’t arrived and most brick and mortar stores are sold out and even then they were only available in “higher volume” stores on December 7.

B&N is assuaging those customers whose pre-orders and early orders haven’t shipped with a $100 B&N gift certificate if the device doesn’t ship by December 23. The company wrote: “With our sincerest apologies, we will send you an e-mail notification on December 23rd with a $100 Barnes&Noble.com Online Gift Certificate.”

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Explore The Hidden World Of Cymatics With Spica Speakers

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If you are too bored with all the lava and plasma lamps and displays then make way for the Spica Speakers, which bring out the best from the world of water. Although water isn’t an illuminant like lava and plasma, it does give you a fantastic effect in the form of shape shifting patterns and delightfully trippy reflections. Best of all, it’s an audio lamp as well. So you can sense the showers of the Amazon all around you when you’re safely tucked in bed.
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VOID Player Spins Your Vinyl In A New Way

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Can’t Touch This…

Korean designer Rhea Jeong says she’s been astounded by the amount of interest in her conceptual Void LP record player. One look at the design and you can see why it’s made so much noise without even uttering a sound. Close your eyes and imagine a little red globe spinning around on top of a vinyl record emitting sound from speakers inside it. The record itself is suspended in mid-air above a simple black base unit – no strings attached, no wires holding it up and definitely no safety net. The imagery is quite simply jaw-dropping. But can such a thing really work?

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Turn Your Clothes Into Fabric Speakers

Turn Your Clothes Into Fabric Speakers 

Transforming your clothes into speakers sounds weird, but science is working hard to bring fiction to reality. Like most of the technological breakthroughs these days, this one also seems possible with the help of nanotechnology. Researchers at Beijing’s Tsinghua University noticed that sending an audio frequency current through carbon nanotubes resulted in good quality sound.

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Name That Tune

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Now They Need To Create One Of These For When You Cant Remember The Catch Phrase For That Joke You Have Been Thinking About Sharing All Day

How many times have you had a tune in your head and just can’t remember who sings it, or how the rest of the words go? You’ve been there, I’ve been there, and it’s enough to drive us insane, and finally Midomi.com; a fun and unique music search business offers a solution by allowing users to sing or hum songs to find audio or video downloads.

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Sarah’s Smash Shack – Relieve Stress By Breaking Things

Sarah’s Smash Shack - Relieve Stress By Breaking Things 

 Sarah’s Smash Shack

If you are human, you have probably at some point been so frustrated you felt the need to break something to relieve the tension. Sarah’s Smash Shack , in San Diego, California, provides a service to consumers that allows them to salvage their personal possessions, and break someone else’s.

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