I was musing to myself that the return of vinyl records and turntables would be just the kind of thing that I’d expect Ikea to jump on. I imagined an Ikea made turntable that matched their minimalist furniture offerings, probably with an unpronounceable (unless you are Swedish) name and was placed strategically in that Ikea meets the Crystal Maze type showroom that you can never escape.
Then I realised that Ikea had already started making bluetooth speakers so maybe, I thought, my fanciful random thought wasn’t too far of the mark.
And then I searched a bit more…and…
3D printing is the technology that still makes me go “they can do that?”. A technology that gets me acting all “senior moment”. That aside, I genuinely marvel at what may be possible even if, from a distance, it seems like we’re making this stuff out of thin air (I know we’re not but it just seems that way sometimes).
Goodbye Google glass / I never knew you at all / goodbye too glassholes
Image by M.A. Cabrera Luengo under this creative commons licence
Apple’s iWork in the cloud still seems a bit under the radar despite recent announcements. Tried it recently on a Ubuntu compy. Screams at me for using Firefox (Chrome preferred it says) but otherwise fun to use.
I could imagine this as a way to mix sound and even surround sound. Don’t tell the musicians union by the way.