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Imagine the sweet melody you can strum on this cupcake guitar by Paul Celentano of Celentano Woodworks.
Yes folks, you can have your cupcake and play it too: Link via Cherrybombed
via Cupcake Guitar.
Last week I went to a lecture by the inventor and futurist author Ray Kurzweil, who was visiting Dartmouth College for a couple of days. Kurzweil became famous for his music synthesizers and his text-to-speech software, which are of great help to those who can’t read or are blind. Stevie Wonder was one of his first customers. His main take, that the exponential advance in information and computer technology will deeply transform society and the meaning of being human, resonates with many people and scares a bunch more.
If you’re looking for cool, Seventies retro, earpads as comfy as old cushions or cans that keep your music private, this selection has it all…
For geeky giving this holiday season, look no further than SPACE.com’s 2012 Gift Guide. From Star Wars ice cube trays to Dr. Who screwdrivers, from cutting-edge telescopes to highly accurate spacecraft models, we offer Top 10 choices for gadgets, books, models, jewelry, stocking stuffers and more. We’ve got gifts specially picked for kids, collectors, and sci-fi fans.
RIM will start selling smartphones based on its new BlackBerry 10 operating system beginning in February, 2013 according to Bloomberg , the month after it officially unveils them January 30 at an event announced yesterday. That’s according to RIM COO Kristian Tear, who followed up with that information after the company announced BB10′s public launch.
“We want to do it as quickly as possible,” Tear told Bloomberg in an interview, saying that the company hopes to get its first BB10 devices out to consumers within 30 days of the official launch party in “multiple continents.” The company had originally not specified a date, saying only that BB10 hardware would arrive in the first quarter of 2013, and a later report suggested that they might actually not make it to market until March, at the very end of that quarter.
Google is the second best company to work for across the world, at least in the opinion of CNNMoney.
Ranking the top 25 global workplaces, CNNMoney praised Google for its coaching services. The company offers a “CareerGuru” program in which 43 of its senior leaders provide career coaching to employees. These gurus are available in 14 offices around the world.
Google engineers can also discuss issues and concerns with senior engineers known as “EngAdvisors.” More than 900 engineers have taken advantage of this program since it launched in 2009, CNNMoney said.
Currently, Google gets 61 times as many job applications as it has existing jobs. Last year, the company ranked No. 4 on the list.
But software company SAS took the top spot among the 25 candidates, up from second place last year. Located in North Carolina, SAS provides business analytics software and services to its corporate and government customers.
Meet Shine: The Elegant Activity Tracker That Has A Neat Trick For Syncing With The iPhone | TechCrunch
Several months ago, we found out that a company co-founded by Apple’s former CEO John Sculley and a couple of hardware veterans who make those iPhone-connected glucose meters popular with diabetics were working on some stealth wearable computing concepts. Their company Misfit Wearables raised $7.6 million in a round led by Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures back in April.
Now we’re finally getting a peek at a close-to-finished product.
Called Shine, Misfit Wearables’ first device is a sleek activity tracker that records how much you’re moving like the FitBit or Nike’s Fuelband do.
The form factor is simple and elegant. The Shine is a small, circular disc that’s about the size of a quarter. It has an all-metal, aluminum casing that took the company months to perfect.
Google will be delivering Android 4.2 updates to owners of its Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy 7 devices over-the-air, and likely very soon, but if you’re just not able to wait, there’s a way to update manually right now using firmware downloads found on Google’s servers. You’ll need to have the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus for this to work, and any version of the Nexus 7 tablet.
This doesn’t necessarily have to be that difficult, as the official ROMs you’ll need are readily available on Google’s servers. You can grab the one for the Galaxy Nexus here, and pick up the version for the Nexus 7 here. Installing both still does require dealing with some potentially intimidating backend tinkering, however, so if you’re not that comfortable or you haven’t used a tool like ClockworkMod’s ROM manager before, you may want to hold off until Google gets things served up the easy way.
Jelly Bean 4.2 is an incremental update from Jelly Bean 4.1, and brings a number of features, including a new photo sphere panorama style software camera, multiple user accounts on tablets, a new quick settings section, improved Google Now, Miracast support and more. The update should be delivered to the Nexus family of devices sometime in the next couple of days.
Google Wages War With Apple And The Rest Of The Tablet Industry, Unleashes Impressive Nexus 7 +Mobile | TechCrunch
In July, after the Google I/O developer event, I reviewed the newly unveiled Nexus 7 tablet after using it for a bit. Most people fired off snap reactions about their thoughts, but I decided to put it through its paces, and I’m glad that I did. Another guy who took some time to sort out his thoughts was our very own MG Siegler.
I also wrote a review about the Nexus 10 recently, the larger model of Google’s tablet line. In that review, I pointed out that Android’s operating system is, in my opinion, better suited for the tablet experience versus that of what you’ll find on a phone with it installed. That’s why I was looking forward to the updated Nexus 7 line, which include mobile capabilities, something both tablets had been lacking. WiFi only is limiting, and I don’t want to have to tether.
I’ve always been averse to using the phrase and concept of “war” when it comes to technology companies, usually because it’s way overused. I even chided my now-colleague Josh Constine for doing this. I’m eating crow, because with the release of the mobile version of the Nexus 7, this is war.
The course took 100 builders a total of 17 days to build using 25 tons of materials.
It features athletes including bikers Bryce Menzies and Danny MacAskill, skater Ryan Sheckler and Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones.
Running to almost six minutes long, the course interplays athletes doing their thing with clever tricks using chainsaws, golf balls, ramps and toys to keep the process moving.