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Turn Your Favorite Song Into A Custom iPhone Case

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 5:01AM UTC Turn Your Favorite Song Into A Custom iPhone Case

New York-based Shapeways which specializes in 3-D printing, have teamed up with leading social sound platform Soundcloud to allow users to turn their favorite song or audio recording into an iPhone case. To create custom iPhone cases, all the user has to do is go onto The Vibe marketplace on

A Fork That Makes Sounds When You Eat

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 4:46AM UTC A Fork That Makes Sounds When You Eat

[Click here to view the video in this article] Japanese researchers tsukalab have created an eating utensil that makes sounds when you eat with it. The ‘EaTheremin’ (Eat + Theremin) is a fork-type of electronic instrument—the sound that it plays varies according to the type and resistance of the foods

Encyclopedia Britannica To Stop Print Edition

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 4:31AM UTC Encyclopedia Britannica To Stop Print Edition

Encyclopedia Britannica has announced that it will cease production of its iconic book sets after 244 years. The Chicago-based company says it will continue to offer digital versions of the encyclopedia. Britannica president Jorge Cauz said the move is a natural part of his company’s evolution. Cauz has dismissed the

World’s First Car With Pedestrian-Airbags

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 4:01AM UTC World’s First Car With Pedestrian-Airbags

[Click here to view the video in this article] Taking road-safety a step further, Swedish car manufacturer Volvo will be introducing the world’s first pedestrian airbag for its new 2013 V40 model. Though the car has pedestrian-detection—that automatically engages the brakes of the car when someone steps out onto the

For SXSW, Company Turns Homeless Into Wi-Fi Spots

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 3:31AM UTC For SXSW, Company Turns Homeless Into Wi-Fi Spots

New York-based advertising agency Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty (BBH) has turned homeless people around Austin into wireless hotspots. As part of the SXSW festival happening in the city, the company has equipped 13 homeless people from the Front Steps shelter with 4G MiFi devices. Each homeless participant wore a shirt

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