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Tag: Music

Car Horns Get Just That Much More Annoying

Car Horns Get Just That Much More Annoying
Remember those old car horns that played “La Cucuracha” over and over again? A California auto accessories maker hopes to bring back that awful fad in a new, even more irritating way. Let me introduce you to Horntones, a device that lets you play MP3 or WAV files of your choice through your car horn.

History of Music Players

History of Music Players
With just about every device from cell phones to watches embedding portable media players these days, I thought it might be fun (and maybe a little bit educational) to take a walk down memory lane and examine the evolution the portability of music and media over the last 50-odd years.
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Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl
Robotic technology has been used for the betterment of mankind once more. This time, we’ve got a pair of robots spinning some tunes and scratching some records. These two Kuka industrial robots have been programmed to maneuver through a series of LPs, grab them one at a time, then place them on a turntable for playback.

Sansa Express: One-Ups the iPod Shuffle

Sansa Express: One-Ups the iPod Shuffle
SanDisk’s latest entry into the budget MP3 player market looks like it could be a winner. It features a compact design that plugs directly into your USB port, and outdoes Apple’s tiny iPod Shuffle on a number of fronts.

Sansaview Pmp: Like the iPhone, Minus the Phone

Sansaview Pmp: Like the iPhone, Minus the Phone
Hot on the heels on the announcement of of Apple’s gorgeous iPhone, Sandisk has announced their own widescreen media player, the Sansa View. While the Sansa View doesn’t offer all the Smartphone capabilities of Apple’s beauty, it does offer a pretty good value for a widescreen media player.

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Gasoline pump manufacturer, Dresser Wayne, is showing off a new pump that features wireless Internet connectivity, including the ability to purchase and download music tracks while you pump fuel into your gas guzzler. The Dresser Wayne Ovation

Walletex Credit Card Sized Mp3 Player

Walletex Credit Card Sized Mp3 Player
MP3 players keep getting smaller and smaller, and soon you’ll be able to pick up a new credit card sized MP3 player that’s so thin, it can fit in your wallet. The Wallet MP3 Player from Walletex is just a little bit thicker than a credit card.

“NES” Paul Electric Guitar Mod

“NES” Paul Electric Guitar Mod
“Don’t Touch it, Don’t even look at it…” Actually, I don’t seem to remember seeing this one in Nigel Tufnel’s guitar collection… The NES Paul electric guitar case mod, is the mutant offspring of musician/gamer, Jason Cox (aka ‘XOC’,) who decided to meld two of his favorite passions into a single ax of doom.

Patent Application Could be Trouble for Zune

Patent Application Could be Trouble for Zune
While Microsoft is touting the wonders of the music sharing features of the new Zune media player, I’m quite familiar with a project in which a team from the MIT Media lab developed a similar wireless music sharing capability a couple of years ago.

Box Generates Dance Music With Press of a Button

Box Generates Dance Music With Press of a Button
Australia’s Mungo Enterprises has engineered the “Infinite Horizon“, a concept device capable of programatically generating modern dance/trance music with, literally, the push of a button. Just press the BIG RED BUTTON, and out comes a track.

Logitech Wireless Music System With Remote Navigation

Logitech Wireless Music System With Remote Navigation
Logitech has revealed their new Wireless DJ Music System. The compact system is designed to allow you to stream digital music from your PC to your stereo with the unique addition of a wireless remote control navigation system with a familiar click wheel control scheme.

More Stupid Robot Tricks

More Stupid Robot Tricks
I guess that Sony and Honda’s Dancing robots weren’t enough proof that designing humanoid robots was a waste of time and money…. Toyota has now developed a Trumpet playing robot. The world is saved!
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