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Eat your way to the music

Eclectic alternative rock heroes, the Flaming Lips, have always been known for their creative approach. Last year frontman, Wayne Coyne, took his obsession with fake blood to a new level, and created a one off poster made from his own blood. Earlier this year, the Flaming Lips released the track ‘Two Blobs Fucking‘ as 12 separate youtube clips that need to be played simultaneously on iPhones.

The band have continued to think progressively and embrace technology as they plan to release their new four song EP on a USB stick… inside a gummy brain… inside a gummy skull. You have to eat your way to the music! In Coyne’s words:

“It’s a life-sized human skull completely made out of edible gummy bear stuff. It also has a gummy brain inside of it and, inside of that, there’s a USB flash drive that has three new songs on it. It’s pretty outrageous.” (pitchfork.com)

They found a gummy-innovation-expert who turned out to be a big fan and took an enthusiastic interest in the project, which will be released in April.

Yours in creativity,
Anya

Apple MacBook Air’s Next Generation

Apple have now released the new generation of MacBook’s available in an 11 inch and 13 inch screen size. The MacBook Air.

This MacBook runs off a flash drive instead of a hard drive, which, if you already have an iPod, iTouch, iPhone etc… then you already have the experience of using such development. It’s quick and instant.

With a headphone socket, 2 USB connections, SD card slot, and a microphone, this 1.7cm thick computer, weighing 1kg in weight, is definitely one product from Apple I will be picking up in the next couple of weeks! Adding to my question previously about the iPad and Playbook post on what device to get, I now know I would not even bother with an iPad, and would go straight for the new MacBook Air. It runs the standard OSX, so it’s capable of so much more than the iPad and you can connect via Wi-Fi to a nearby computer to run a CD and install software (similar to how the original MacBook Air did). It even has Bluetooth as well!

Apple has stated that: Underneath all that thinness is a full-size, fully capable Mac that can do practically everything its larger siblings can do. Minus a kilogram or two.

Starting from $1,199AUD, and with optional upgrades of up to 4GB in memory and 256GB in flash storage, this will be a big seller. I can’t wait!

Yours in hailing Steve Jobs,
Lee.

Top 5 [a little bit weird] USB devices

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Number 5: USB air darts
You can aim this cute set of three darts with your mouse and fire them off by clicking. The easy way to settle an office dispute.

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Number 4: USB Fridge
Always wanted to keep your beverage chilled so you can stay at your computer longer? This little fridge takes 5 minutes to get down to 8°C, weighs 365 grams and has a blue LED light.

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Number 3: USB Heated Slippers
These individually powered slippers will keep each foot toasty with their two heating settings, at the same time as ensuring you don’t venture far from the computer.

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Number 2: USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner
Add a drop of the included aromatherapy oil and insert into a USB drive. “Scent 2.0” just needs to get warm and the lavender smells will spread around your office and keep you feeling calm. 

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Number 1: USB Eye Massager
The marketing pitch says it all: “USB Eye Massager is the latest designed health care product specially for the person which long time use their eyes, such as the computer operator.”
The massager automatically turns on once plugged into a USB port. There’s two different speeds, “high speed” and “low speed,” ensuring that you don’t over-stimulate your eyeballs with its delicate strokes. Mmm relaxing!