Cardboard Boombox

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

“Old school meets new school” in a cardboard boombox that sports eye-catching graphic design and is lightweight but durable. Berlin-based designer Axel Pfaender funded his idea for the truly portable speaker through a successful Kickstarter last year that raised $20,000 and the “Berlin Boombox” is now available for purchase. The kit includes the cardboard (ready to be folded) and all electronic parts—and the artist assures …

The Most Quoted Man in News

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

It takes someone special to be banned from giving interviews by the Associated Press. Greg Packer did not gain this unusual yet remarkable honor by misconduct or heroism—he simply showed up. Packer, a former highway maintenance worker who now dedicates his time to being front and center at major events, has been quoted by almost 1,000 different news outlets. In addition to meeting four US …

Galaxy Gear Wearable Tech

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

At this year’s IFA 2013 technology conference, Samsung unveiled the latest in smartwatch innovations. The Galaxy Gear isn’t a standalone phone, but you can make calls from it. The beautifully designed accessory can pick up notifications, control music and has a camera, a speaker and two microphones. Connected by Bluetooth, the integration is quite impressive. Its ever-expanding array of onboard apps solidify the device’s value …