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Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 concept mobile phone

Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 concept mobile phone


Nokia and Microsoft have gotten cosy, Symbian’s been sent to its grave, and Windows 7 is now Nokia’s preferred OS. Yes, that was quite a bit of action, and apparently, these are the mobile phone concepts that Nokia may be creating based on Windows 7. So yes, Nokia and Microsoft have been working together, and it seems they may be able to do something right.

Via: Engadget

Telephone towers disguised as vegetation [pics]

Telephone towers disguised as vegetation [pics]

Mobile towers, while a necessity, aren’t very easy on eyes in numerous locations and neighborhoods. For some time now, mobile companies have gone creative, disguising the towers as vegetation and trees, so they don’t really stand out from the surroundings. German photographer Robert Voit has made a point to photograph these (sometimes poorly disguised) phone tower trees.

Via: PopPhoto, Dvice

Darth Vader CD Boombox

Darth Vader CD Boombox


Having a Vader bust sit on the table and croon your favorite music isn’t exactly Vader-like, but the Vader CD Boombox will give you a pleasure of listening to that anyways. This isn’t much of a boombox, and CDs aren’t exactly the preferred medium these days, so this mostly about having a Vader bust with built-in speakers, LED lights for eyes, and no mp3 playback. Created by Jazwares, the Vader helmet costs $70, though there is no word on availability yet.

Via: ChipChick, technabob

3D music video made with Kinect ‘Hack’

3D music video made with Kinect ‘Hack’



Lovely as the Microsoft Kinect is, in lending itself to hacks that can be quite enjoyable, it apparently is a great tool for creating music videos as well. Munich-based disco-house funkateer, Moullinex used the Kinect to create a video for the track Catalina. They made use of Kinect and a 3D capture script, Processing and Cinema 4D R12. Checkout the video to see how it all turned out, plus if you’re wearing those stupid 3D glasses, you’ll get to see additional features.

Via: CrunchGear, PSFK

Coco nose straightener says there’s no need for a nose job

Coco nose straightener says there’s no need for a nose job

We’re guessing a lot of people have tried their hand at a nose job, and while a lucky few got through, most others have been left with botched noses. Apparently, Cleopatra used a similar contraption, only this one’s better because it’s got the modern world’s vibrating tech. Coco nose straighteners may not have the same ring as a nose job, and they actually may not get anything done either, but it will probably be a good placebo to have rather than walking into the guillotine of the nose job.

Via: ShinyShiny, Gizmodo

Ancient Greek statues get a groove with iPods

Ancient Greek statues get a groove with iPods

Sculptor Adam Reeder has created two bronze statues that put the iPod classic into the same place as Greek God statues. For the two 7-inch bronze statues, one shows Atlas holding up a huge iPod, while the other shows Pan dancing and singing with the iPod. These sculptures are the smaller versions of larger creations by the artist, like the 66-inches tall statue of Zeus with his iPhone, which you can see after the jump.

Via: Adam Reeder, ChipChick

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Sony shows translucent SLT camera concept

Sony shows translucent SLT camera concept


Sony is displaying the company’s see-through SLT device at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. The prototype is of course a reference to the upcoming translucent mirror A77 camera. There is no release date or details as of yet, but we do have these pretty pictures of the camera.

Via: Peta Pixel, Pocket-Lint

Where’s that sound coming from? It’s the Asspeaker!

Where’s that sound coming from? It’s the Asspeaker!


As weird gadget designs go, this Asspeaker is very likely to be pumping out super weird farty sounds. It doesn’t just end at the weird shape, you’d be tapping and rubbing the butts to get this thing working. Tapping on the subwoofer will turn it on/off, and rubbing it with your hand will get the volume up/down. The small speakers connect to the subwoofer via Bluetooth. For added effect, the logo on the speakers has been designed to look like a tattoo. More images after the jump.

Via: Javad Yazdani on Behance, DesignSpotter

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Chalkboard iPad case

Chalkboard iPad case


Super popular tablet, meet your ancestor, the chalkboard. The case has chalkboard vinyl for the exterior, while the dense foam in the interiors keeps the iPad safe. The enjoyment of scribbling your own stuff on the iPad case has to be worth something. Etsy seller brokesy makes these cases to order, and can customize them for the Kindle, Nook or other readers. Chalkboard iPad case costs $49.

Via: IncredibleThings