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Roundup October, 10 2009

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Pixies Release Doolittle Live CDs/USBs (above)

“The Pixies are currently making their way through Europe, playing their classic 1989 album Doolittle in its entirety before bringing the nostalgic experience to the U.S. next month. Those interested in taking the Doolittle live extravaganza home with them are in luck. The band is offering professionally recorded, limited edition CDs and digital downloads of recent and upcoming gigs in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris. They’re also hocking “custom USB wristbands,” which include the live audio as well as special Doolittle tour videos…and sound super nerdy even for indie rock geeks.” (p4k)

02. Grizzly Bear Bean Bag, For When You Just Need To Hibernate

“It isn’t really a gadget, but I’d say this bear-shaped bean bag qualifies as gear. Maybe you bring it to your LAN party. Maybe it’s seating for your Windows 7 launch party. Either way, it’s a giant bear you can sleep on without fear of being mauled. When was the last time you had that luxury?” (crunchgear)

03. Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made

“For 40 years, Kubrick fans and film buffs have wondered about the director’s mysterious unmade film on Napoleon Bonaparte. Slated for production immediately following the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick’s ‘Napoleon’ was to be at once a character study and a sweeping epic, replete with grandiose battle scenes featuring thousands of extras. To write his original screenplay, Kubrick embarked on two years of intensive research; with the help of dozens of assistants and an Oxford Napoleon specialist…” (taschen)

04. Roof Tiles Change Color Based On The Temperature, Your House’s Mood

“Okay, sure, ideally your entire roof would be comprised of solar tiles that would meet your entire house’s energy demands and would also water your lawn and clean your gutters while they were up there. But, despite pledges of “affordability” something tells us it’ll be awhile before your roof starts juicing your gadgets. This solution from MIT looks a little more practical — and affordable.”  (engadget)

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