News blast

They made Taking Tape. Just drag your fingernail down the ribbon, against the grooves, and you can hear recorded sounds–someone talking (“Congratulations!”) or, presumably, any other (short) sound. BUT NO ELECTRICITY INVOLVED. This seems totally impossible to me, and yet it is just one of many impossible things for sale over at Inventables. This includes rubber glass, which, to my amazement, breaks like glass but feels like rubber.

If you have a million hours to spare, head over to “Famous Objects from Classic Movies.” You’ll be shown a series of objects and you type in the title of the film that made them famous, hangman style.

Also, I’m really enjoying the Firefox 4 beta. The little micro-tabs for commonly used pages is the bomb. I’ve got some new add ons, too. More on those if I like them.


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