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Soundshelf: Shelf Speakers Turn Speaker Shelves

12 Feb 2009 2009-02-12
Posted by Carl Weiss

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Usually CDs and DVDs don’t mix with your speakers until you hit play. An interesting new home audio design concept out of Poland could change all that. Designers Witek Stefaniak and Anielka Zdanowicz crafted the Soundshelf, a working stereo speaker that doubles as a CD/DVD shelf. Wall and tower shelves provide two useful options.

Simple yet smart, the Soundshelf promises to be a great way to sell the wife on a new stereo system. Rather than big, intrusive speaker boxes, you get a sleek, integrated shelf to organize the living room. Everyone wins (at least in theory, no indication as to how these would actually sound). With the simple, multi-function design element here, perhaps the juvenile Polish quips about solar-powered flashlights can finally be put to rest.  [via designboom]

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Eyeclock Is Googly All the Time

11 Feb 2009 2009-02-11
Posted by Jared Newman

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Here’s the description for the Eyeclock from designer Mike Mak: “Eyeclock is a pleasuring clock which gives pleasure while telling you time.” Not sure “pleasure” is the right word. Judging from the photos, it seems the right eye continually circles around as the minutes tick by, while the right eye swirls a bit slower to count off the hours. Cute at first, the Eyeclock could possibly whittle away at your sanity as you while away the day. [Mike Mak Design]

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Steve Ballmer: Tech Will Right This Economy

3 Feb 2009 2009-02-03

Steve Ballmer: Tech Will Right This Economy

Posted by Mike Payne

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had some thoughts to share on the sour world economy with CNET and EMC.  “I think if you did a fair analysis of the last 25 years and said what’s has been the top source of productivity gain in the U.S. or world economy, it has been information technology,” explained Ballmer.  And while the economy is facing a stark peril, Ballmer feels that it is information technology that will right this ship.  While we might be a bit biased, ya know– since we’re a gadgets/tech publication, we can’t help but agree.  However, Ballmer had better be careful about what he says though, he might end up with egg on his face…  Zing!  Can you feel that!  Burn!  You got BURRRNED!  (before we embarrass ourselves anymore, you can learn more about Ballmer’s comments at Cnet)

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