Your headphones are great, but they just aren’t loud enough for when you want to share a cool song that you’re listening to, or for when you have an incessant need to incessantly annoy your incessantly irritable friend with a good dose of Kelly Clarkson.
We may someday have a weapon that will safely and effectively combat noise. Called the SpeechJammer, the device uses a technique called Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) – it replays back the target’s speech with a slight delay.
An Austrian daredevil named Felix Baumgartner plans to attempt to break the speed of sound without actually being inside of an airplane. If he is successful, he will become the first parachutist to manage that feat.
Wanna play the Imperial March with a bit of Imperial merch? Well, if you are looking for a new speaker for your desktop, Funko’s Star Wars Darth Vader MP3 speakers are for you. The head of Darth Vader will play whatever you like, without James Earl Jones’ voice as a DJ.
We all do it. Despite the fact that we might be destroying some fragile major award under the Christmas tree, we like to shake our wrapped gifts to try and figure out their contents. Well, here’s a geeky prank you can play on your loved ones the next time they go to shake their presents.
Musicians looking to add effects to their performances have a variety of ways they can do this – using dedicated “stomp boxes”, standalone effects processors, and even apps on their iPhone or iPad. This device will give musicians yet another way to produce effects, which integrates more naturally into their performance.
iPod speaker docks are (less than) a dime a dozen these days, and so many of them are made out of plastic and look cheap. So it’s always nice to come across an alternative which looks as substantial as this one.
We shared with you a portable version of the Otohime aka flushing noise generator found in female public restrooms in Japan. Here’s a custom version of that gadget that not only masks your number two tunes but also teaches you manners.
Here’s an instant upper for Xbox 360 gamers. Xbox director of programming Major Nelson recently released an .mp3 of the instantly recognizable Achievement Unlocked blip. Yes, it’s barely two seconds long, but that’s two seconds that many gamers work for days or even weeks to hear.
Electronic musicians, here’s another new gadget you might just have to add to your arsenal of music-making toys. The Maschine Mikro is a moderately priced, but professional-grade music composition tool, designed for use in the studio or in live performances.
I rarely use my iPad anymore except for the occasional vacation or trip where I don’t want to tote a notebook. Mostly my daughter uses the iPad for watching Netflix movies and she has a taste for any movie with a horse in it.
If you are a fan of listening to your digital tracks, but you prefer the analog sound from the old days for your tunes, and you like your gadgets blinged out, there’s a new digital audio converter for you.
If you are a fan of President Obama (or even if you are not a fan of the Pres) you will like the interesting keyboard that has turned up over on Make:. The keyboard was designed by Ashley Lewis and she took Obama’s voice from his inauguration speech and then grabbed choice words from the speech.
I know it’s not the first time I’ve said this, but I really admire steampunk artists and designers who come up with such ingenious yet fully-functional creations.
Case in point? This Steampunk plasma speaker that produces sound because of a small electrical discharge inside a glass tube.