Bring the booming system with you

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When ‘boom’ is an understatement.

I know the latest trend in audio is to put speakers into clothing wherever possible, but this backpack speaker unit, complete with 8-inch woofer, seems like overkill. For one thing, it can’t be good for the ears of whoever wears the thing. Then there’s the fact that no one will want to be anywhere near you when this thing kicks off…

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Night With A Futurist: “The Coming Data Tsunami”

Night With A Futurist: “The Coming Data Tsunami”

 Futurist Speaker, Thomas Frey, DaVinci Institute

Rocky Radar:  Monday’s Night with a Futurist featured Thomas Frey’s thoughts on “The Coming Data Tsunami.” Simply, this coming tidal wave exists because the rate of data creation is about to explode and exceed all solutions to store, transmit, process and extract value from the data. At the core of Frey’s thoughts on the subject is what he calls the cumulative law of information value. To paraphrase, this law says that more information, or data reserves, is more valuable and that this value grows exponentially. An important addendum to this law is that that a lag time exists between data creation and when the value from that data can be extracted. With this view on the value of information in place – postulating that it could even be a currency of the future – Frey went on to explore the challenges expected as the volume of information explodes.

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Wireless LED Speaker Lightbulb

Wireless LED Speaker Light 

Surround sound is pretty awesome, but it’s rarely easy to set up, what with the wires and the other wires and the connectors and all that crap… Not to mention having ugly-ass speakers sitting all around your living room, and if you’re doing it properly, bolted to the ceiling. The SoundBulb is a combination lightbulb and wireless speaker system designed to solve all of these problems by letting you stick everything up in the ceiling and inside lamps.

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iPod Jeans By Levi’s Redwire DLX Jeans

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A new pair of jeans was on my shopping list for Christmas. I was on the lookout for something new and innovative when a friend recommended that I have a look at the new Levi’s Redwire DLX Jeans.

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Digital Spoon Scale

Digital Spoon Scale 

Admetior Digital Spoon Scale 

Attention sticklers: the perfect tool for the anal-retentive chef has arrived. This Admetior Digital Spoon Scale aims to please, measuring by both volume and weight, take your pick. Or, you can eschew this digi-frivolity and wing it like my favorite chef, never using any recipes and whipping up miraculously tasty dishes every time.

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Ford’s “MyKey” Feature Will Let Parent’s Set Limits On Teens

Ford’s “My Key” Feature Will Let Parent’s Set Limits On Teens

 MyKey controlled by a computer chip in the key, that allows parents to limit the car’s
speeds to 80 mph and set a maximum volume for the audio system on some 2010 models.

So you think junior is a little too lead-footed when he drives the family car? Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will give you the power to do something about it.

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Sound Wave Chair

Sound Wave Chair 

 Sound Chair

Although this chair looks like it’s made from LEGO, designer Matthew Plummer Fernandez actually used a much more geeky material in building it: sound waves. The Sound/Chair has contours that precisely match sound waves mapped on a 3D graph of volume (height), frequency (depth), and time (width).  We love the purple color, too (but then again, we would).

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Google Experiencing a Deluge of Searching for Sarah Palin

Google Experiencing a Deluge of Searching for Sarah Palin

Gov Palin pushing the limits of search technology

Sarah Palin’s hotness is no longer debatable, at least according to Google trends – the bible of all that’s burning up the Web. A Boston Herald review of google.com/trends shows search terms particular to Palin earned a “volcanic” rating on the site’s “hotness” meter following her “World News Tonight” exclusive. Even her choice of footwear, Naughty Monkey red heels, steamed up the search engine.

“It’s terrific,” said MIT’s Henry Lieberman. (Pics)

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