Superbowl 2012 Adverts

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Every year millions of people tune in to the Superbowl to watch two of America’s greatest football teams battle it out on the field. But the biggest competition is likely the vote for best commercial, and at around $3.5 million for 30 seconds of airtime the creative stakes are high. Check out 9 of the most entertaining spots from this year’s game in a round-up …

Transparency Grenade

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In an attempt to make a statement about corporate transparency, engineer and artist Julian Oliver created the Transparency Grenade. By pulling the pin the device activates and anonymously records network traffic and audio from any location, and then wirelessly sends an encrypted stream offsite where it can be mined for data. This is the perfect addition to your conference room espionage kit.

The History of Radio

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A game-changing development in 1892, radio is still a tool for innovation in the digital era. As one of sound’s biggest proponents, Sonos put together an intriguing infographic that tracks the advancement of radio from the “Tesla to the social radio phenomenon Turntable.FM.”