For Nihon

Ambient musicians across the globe unite to support Japan relief efforts

As the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis begin to fade from the headlines, heartfelt efforts to help the nation recover continue. One that recently stood out brings together a group of ambient recording artists who are stepping up with their talents to support the cause. The compilation album, called For Nihon, is the work of husband-and-wife musician team Keith Kenniff and his wife Hollie …

La Noche en Blanco: Perpetual Sunshine

Around three in the morning last Sunday, several hours into Madrid's La Noche en Blanco festival, I stumbled to Plaza Vazquez de Mella in search of Perpetual Sunshine. The brainchild of meteorologists, interior designers, and club kids, the exhibit is composed of 334 infrared bulbs that are wired to a computer. Using conditions of anywhere in the world where the sun is shining, the computer …

Nabaztag/tag

Nabaztag/tag, the latest version of the Nabaztag, the little WiFi bunny that displays information, is here. Now communicating via sound, light and movement, it can alert you to incoming emails and appointments, among other functions. The Nabaztag/tag's new features include its bellybutton (a microphone that makes the device capable of voice activation), an ambient noise sensor that can tell if there are people in the …