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Star Wars Soundboards: Pimp your prank phone calls

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Peripherals, Software, Toys

Star Wars Soundboard

Looking for a way to spice up those annoying conversations with some call-center hack in Puna, India who is trying to sell you a cel-phone upgrade?  Well look no further, Lando, your savior is here in the guise of the Star Wars Soundboard.  The soundboard contains numerous links to .wav files of your favorite characters most memorable lines, from everyone’s pre-pubescent fantasy Princess Leia, all the way to random only-nerds-know-who-the-hell-I-am-talking-about Aayla Secura.  So treat yourself!  Call up that cell phone call center and torture them with Wookie-talk interspersed with cursing from Han Solo.


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Chameleon Guitar

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Music, Science

There is a new guitar in town, sort of. The Chameleon Guitar takes on almost any style with an internal computer. By swapping part of the soundboard it changes the acoustics. For example, adjusting the hybrid instrument can make a classical-sounding guitar turn electric. Amit Zoran and his team from MIT will keep working on the prototype and envision music companies developing their own soundboards and new instruments.

(Thanks, Stace)

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