Parasound Zphono USB Preamplifier Helps Turn Old Vinyl and More into Digital Tracks

If you have a big collection of music on vinyl records, cassette tapes, or CDs that you want to get onto your digital audio player easily, but with great quality the Zphono USB is the product. This thing is a preamplifier that has been designed to connect to your PC via USB and allow for analog to digital music conversion. The device has an A-D converter and will work with Mac and PC computers.

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How People In Science Graphic Is Incredibly Revealing

The graphic is titled ‘How people in science see each other’ and its goal is to humorously depict perception within the confines of academe. We never realized professor’s thought undergrounds were Megan Fox-sexy. Then again, we might be missing the point. The self-image of technicians are golden though. Hint: a timeless action hero sums up the glory of being an indestructible lab wizard.

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Smiley Face Ring Is A Not-So-Subtle Fashion Cue

Created by Chao & Eero Jewel, the smiley face ring is what would be deemed a neutral fashion accessory. It caters to neither sexes but fits both male and female wearers. As seen in the picture below, the ring forms a smiley face on the finger it’s worn on. Not sure if it’ll also leave a smiley face on the person you decide to punch.

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Sleep On the Moon With Moon Shaped Floor Pillow

Since pillows and mattresses are just boring, it falls upon designers to reinvent the medium, so to speak. Seen bellow is a full moon being slept on by a model. It’s not a camera trick or some artist’s fevered vision. It’s a collaborative project between Lili Suh and Chin Wei Loon. The latter is an astrophotographer and multiple frames of the moon surface that he photogrpahed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were used to piece together the giant pillow.

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iWrench iPhone 4 Stand Is Clever But Almost Useless

There are a lot of iPhone stands in the world. Some are functional, others are plain silly. This iWrench belongs to the latter. The problem seems to be not the whole concept behind using a wrench to prop up an iPhone. The problem is the size of this wrench keeps it from being useful as a wrench. Why would you need to have an iPhone stand when you can’t fix the plumbing?

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Google+ Update Brings YouTube Hangout Support (video)

This week Google has rolled out a couple of new updates to its Google+ social networking service, which include a new feature that allows to you to start and watch YouTube videos in a Google+ Hangout. In the near future its also expected that Google will further integrate the YouTube service with features that will enable you to create and record YouTube videos from directly within Google+

 

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Ridley Scott Agrees To Create New Blade Runner Film

Ridley Scott the director of the cult classic Blade Runner film created back in 1982. Has agreed to create a new version of the fantastic film, but it still not been decided as yet if the new film will be a prequel or a sequel to the original Blade Runner.

The production company Alcon and its co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are expected to produce the new Blade Runner movie with Bud Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin and Ridley Scott.

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13 Year Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence To Increase Solar Panel Efficiency By 50 Percent

Aidan Dwyer is just 13 years of age, but has been able to use the Fibonacci Sequence to increase the efficiency of solar panels yielding 50 percent more with his new design than a standard flat solar panel.

Aidan had a eureka moment while hiking in the Catskills and was intrigued by the patterns tree branches produce. After a more in-depth look he discovered that the branches of the trees were created using the Fibonacci sequence 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, …**

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Sony Digital Binoculars Can Record 3D Video And Snap Photos

Sony has unveiled a new range of digital binoculars in the form of the DEV3 and DEV5 this week. The DEV Digital Binoculars are equipped with a two electronic eyepieces replacing the light-folding optical prism thats fitted to standard binoculars.

The DEV3 & 5 are also constructed using Exor R CMOS sensors supported by BIONZ image processors, fitted behind a matched pair of precision G Lens optics. The using this new technology the DEV3 and DEV5 Sony digital binoculars provide enhanced image quality while viewing at higher zoom levels.

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Russia And Europe Want To Conquer Mars

By ‘conquer’ is meant a full-fledged but otherwise benign mission to the Red Planet scheduled in the near future. A short while ago the Mars 500 simulation got featured here in the spotlight. Mars 500 is basically six guys living in the confines of a ‘spaceship’ for 500 days. The whole point is to see how well (or worse) humans are going to fare on the long trip to Mars.

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