A little-known feature in iOS 5 is the new option to create free, custom ringtones and text message alert tones.
Watch a new generation of phone users try to figure out rotary phones, dial tones, and busy signals. This "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers promises to make you feel ancient.
Make Magazine is now selling their Cellular Automata video synthesizer kit, allowing people to create musical tones from shifting video patterns.
A new AT&T music services allows you to use real music tracks as ringtones.
CCP Games, the developer of space battle MMOG Eve Online, will erect a monument in Iceland to pay tribute to every single player.
This is clearly something people have been waiting for -- the ability to choose LOLCat as their Twitter language.
Three new music apps from Verizon Wireless allow users to create customized ringtones.
A Twitter update that's in the works will significantly overhaul the social network's search function — among other things.
Also: ToysRUs has acquired the Toys.com domain name, MSpot has a browser-based ringtone service, and Zuora wants to be subscription-based billing to Facebook.
With new low-cost color-changing LEDs, this already ambitious setup looks even better in 2014.