Neil Young’s Pono Music Kickstarter About To Break $5 Million

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Music aficionados take note: a revolution is coming to music listening, and its name is Pono.

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Despite my respect (and as an amateur musician/songwriter that’s seen Mr. Young live) and awe for Neil Young and Crazy Horse, I personally thought a triangular iPod, mp3 music player that was too wide to comfortably fit in your pocket a dumb idea . . . and I was dead wrong.

Here’s why:

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Would Robot Strippers Arouse You?

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There is absolutely no shame in admitting that you enjoy a good striptease from a robot, really. I mean who is to judge you for being turned-on by a pair of busty robotic pole dancers working the music to neon lights?

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At the recent CeBIT expo in Hanover, German company Tobit Software demonstrated what would be the becomings of technology should engineers ever lose their minds by giving life to two pole dancing robots, named Lexy and Tess. To highlight the ongoing demand and fascination with tech devices and robots that go beyond their more accepted responsibilities, the software developer provided all those who walked by the company booth with a free show.

Believe it or not, the <sarcasm>highly erotic performance</sarcasm> is no different than what you’d expect from strip club, minus the natural, supple bodily curvatures of the female body of course. Grinding on the poles with some serious hip action, the ladybots moved with the rhythm of the beat, which was mixed together by a fellow robot DJ with a megaphone for a head.

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Avantconcept’s AirBulb – Let There Be Light, and Sound, and Bluetooth

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You know what I was thinking the other day? “Gee, I wish there was some way I could combine the endless joy of light bulbs with my deep-seated interest in alarm clocks.”

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A moment of honesty: I was joking about that last sentence. But Hong Kong based engineering team Avantconcept are dead serious about their AirBulb which – I kid you not – combines a standard LED light bulb with a speaker.

That’s right boys and girls, it’s a lightbulb with a speaker in it.

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Smartphone Powered Lego Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube in Record Setting 3.253 Seconds [VIDEO]

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When it comes to geeky childhood nostalgia, Legos and a Rubik’s cube will always put a smile on your face. If you’re of the age that an iPad is your childhood nostalgia, this smartphone powered, Rubik’s cube solving, Lego robot will blow you away.

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Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, Cubestormer 3 became the fastest thing to ever solve a Rubik’s cube, in a mind boggling 3.253 seconds. That is faster than any human or robot in the history of ever.

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The Urban Beehive, Honey and Stings, All From Within the Comfort of Your Home

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This is not the set of Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie Two.  This is the Urban Beehive, a far-future design concept by Philips.

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Philips wants us to look to the future and leave behind the dingy bureau-esque beehives in an open field…with various colors of chipped paint and a few week’s overgrowth of Kentucky Blue Grass creeping up the sides, as if to keep the bee-bureaus warm and comfortable, in turn creating a perfect temperature for those industrious buzzers to produce and provide us with their sweet, sweet, product: honey.  They have provided a plan to give every bee a home.

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Intimacy 2.0: The Dress That Knows When You’re Aroused

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We all want to know what others are really feeling and what better way to find out than to have their clothes turn transparent when they’re aroused?

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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a clothing line called “Intimacy 2.0,” a series of barely-there dresses made of black or white strips reminiscent of the look of opaque frosted glass.

In an interview last month, he stated that each “dress contains certain sensors which can measure the heartbeat of the wearer. When a heartbeat is captured the smart foils will be activated and become transparent.”

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SnapRays DIY Guidelight — No Wiring, No Batteries, No Electrician Required

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Nightlights burn out, break, take up a valuable outlet slot, and have style that reeks of Grandma’s house. You could go with hardwired guide lights but, unless you know what you’re doing, you’re going to be paying a professional $100/hr to get you a look that isn’t all that much better.

Introducing, SnapRays, the outlet-cover-replacing-nightlight that installs in just seconds.

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SnapRays are designed to look just like your standard style outlet cover but, unlike a standard cover, this stealthy gadget comes equipped with three barely noticeable LED’s to provide stylish light when it gets dark. The best part is, if you can use a screwdriver, you can do it yourself!

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Feed Boba Fett To the Star Wars Sarlacc In Your Toilet

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If you are feeling brave in your bathroom, then attempt to save Lando Carlissian from suffering the same fate as Boba Fett and falling prey to the infamous pit of Sarlacc In Your Toilet.

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“Boba Fett, where?” Han Solo yelled in blind exasperation.

And with that Han accidentally bumps into Mr. Fett’s jetpack and pitches him into the oddly feminine pit. The galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter and badass dies – not by being cut into shreds by a raging Skywalker laser sword, but like a little bitch.

The desert monster opens its . . . self . . . and swallows Boba Fett with a satisfying burp for good measure.

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Cock-A-Doodle… Sizzle?

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You’ve tried everything to wake up: from setting your smartphone alarm clock to the blaring of obnoxious sirens or your favorite song to making use of the satisfying snooze button and hearing those sounds again at a later time, which, like a cockroach, keeps… coming… back. It probably makes you a lot more frustrated than relieved. Maybe you’re old school and choose to hear the pealing of a classic twin bell alarm clock. Well, enough of all that futile fanfare— here is something that will do a much more effective and delicious job:

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The Wake Up And Smell The Bacon iPhone app by Oscar Mayer shows the image of a rotating skillet instead of the typical two clock hands. You will wake up at the time you set the alarm to by hearing the crackling sound of bacon bathing in a sea of grease.

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What if a Tiny Robotic Doctor Could Live Inside of Your Heart?

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We all know how difficult it is to see inside our own vital organs, but thanks to science that could be about to change.

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed and tested a tiny device that is able to swim about inside you and provide real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.

Not only will it give surgeons of the future a better idea of what they’re doing when they’re fishing around inside your insides, it could even potentially clear patients’ clogged arteries without any major surgery whatsoever.

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