The ARC Plasma Speaker ($100) from ExcelPhysics does away with conventional magnet driven speaker drivers for an arc of plasma. There are no other moving parts, just an arc of plasma running at 30,000 volts, modulating the air to generate music. The ARC comes in a kit or for $299 you can get one fully built.
The PlayBulb ($89) is a Bluetooth speaker and light bulb in one. Just install it like a regular lightbuld, download the app and you're ready to go. It is controlled by the MiPOW app that can be downloaded and used on Android 4.3 and above and Apple 4th generation and above devices. You can control the LED, EQ selection, operating modes, and of course choose your next track. The speaker provides a frequency response of 135Hz-15kHz. It's missing the lowest bass, but what did you expect form a lightbulb.
http://youtu.be/53K1dMyslJg Singularity is the moment when artificial intelligence progresses to the point that it has surpassed human intelligence and just like the event horizon of a black hole, once you reach it the results are to say the least unfathomable. The year we reach Singularity has been widely predicted as 2045 with an 80% certainty between 2017 and 2112. AI is inevitable. The Rise of Artificial Intelligence is a great PBS video that takes a look at some of the possibilities.Note From Muted: Every so often we come across videos that move our emotions, challenge our minds, and fill our spirits. It would be a shame not to include these on our site so we've created a new video section that we'll be posting to when we find one of these treasures. It will feature sports, motor, and cultural related videos, but if you have a topic you would like included please drop us a line.
Smart watches might be a new piece of tech in the world however they are having a hard time winning over fans of more traditional watches. But now you can have the best of both worlds with the new LINK System ($249). Designed by Wearatec based in Toronto Canada the LINK will add a variety of smart features to your watch including adding smartphone connectivity to keep you updated with notifications, appointments, and messages. LINK launched earlier this week on Indiegogo and is looking to raise $50,000 so they can start producing straight away.
The T1 was popular in the 60's thanks to its unique looks and versatility, however this 500 horsepower Classic Volkswagen T1 Bus ($TBA) couldn't be further removed from its predecessors. The builder responsible for this masterpiece is Fred Bernhard of Switzerland and he's spent the past 6 years reconditioning his vintage 1962 VW T1 into the air-cooled turbo, 6-speed beast you see before you! The boost in power and loss in excess weight means that this T1 can reach a credible top speed of 143mph.
I've been waiting on this for awhile. the Wood Smart Case for the iPad Air and iPad Mini by Grovemade ($79-$99) is finally out and it looks like a great quality product. The cases are made of lightweight bamboo and maple wood. The flexible bamboo cover is lined with soft Ultrasuede which keeps your screen free of scratches and dust and allows for three standing positions. Rare earth magnets keeps the cover in place while also enabling the automatic sleep and wake functions when you close or open the cover. All cases are made in Portland, Oregon from all natural products. (more…)