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Neil Young's Pono dreams soon to come true, Ep. 151: Crave

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Crave: Neil Young's Pono dreams soon to come true, Ep. 151

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Neil Young's PonoMusic service blew past its Kickstarter fundraising goal in one day. Are FLAC files the next wave in music? We also hear some jams from a cyborg drummer, and wake up to the sweet smells and sounds of the Bacon Alarm.

-- Hi my name is behaving -- -- -- this week on cnet's crave blog. Drummer Jason Barnes is possibly the first ever human cyborg drummer on -- Jason lost his lower right arm him electrocution accident two years ago. He was unable to play the drums that if until you get adventurous -- -- -- -- -- founding director of the Georgia -- center for music technology. Gill has invented a robotic arm for Germany de -- attached to Barnes right biceps which holds to drum sticks. One of the sticks its controlled by the up and down motion of his arms as well as electrical impulses from his body mr. -- electric biography. Sensors inside the hardware. The other sticking analyzes the rhythm being fleeting uses -- built in motor to improvise and its own it's sort of -- along with the -- -- The second drumstick has a mind of its own Weinberg -- statement the -- essentially becomes a cyborg. Weinberg other works include another robot that. -- played the drums. As well of the fugitive robot -- -- me which is essentially your very own musical assistance. I love bacon and always have except for that one time I had bacon for breakfast three days in a row -- we just felt wrong. Now you can wake up and smell the bacon every day with the wake up and smell bacon app from Oscar Mayer -- -- The free iOS app is accompanied by a small set releasing device that you plug into the headphone Jack if your iPhone or iPad. When the big an alarm goes off -- you -- and smelling scents into the air here iPhone begins to play bacon related videos. In a voice whispers sweet nothings about bacon senior year. When imagination blossoms it's only this. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It -- -- a little disgusting and quite frankly takes the internet's obsession with -- a little too far. But that's just what the Internet and Oscar Mayer are trying to do. Download the wake up and smell the bacon app for free in the App Store and please read creates own Amanda -- review of the -- alarm. That describes the experienced in great detail. Do you remember the trend planking is that was so 2011. -- will the new thing that cicadas are doing these days is called whaling. Now presenting video machines from harsh. And and if you're into wailing. -- your best -- -- -- music. -- not to be confused. Kick starter protocols raised 800000. -- Auto music it's a high definition audio format invented by -- -- engineers in cahoots with her. To allow listeners to listen to music the way it was intended to be heard. In a very high resolution 192 kilohertz like 24 bit audio file that engulf the listener with sound and declared. Let's listen -- some first impressions of the product by industry insiders. This gives it to you is good as you did it. Missing bulletins in the different formats. -- iTunes. -- -- -- -- So that -- It was this restricting. Comparisons -- other music sounds incredible. I haven't actually heard -- yet but I. From what I heard of -- people have heard -- can we hear. While I think this is -- only other time effort and visual experience it equals out. A 300 dollar pledge -- your very own black -- music player which please FLAC files for free lossless audio codec files. Which are available for download on the title music dot column store. Hey guys that's -- show thank you very much for watching as always you could find all these -- stories as cnet's crave plugin -- -- cnet.com. It's really -- to be back and make sure you check out this speaks. Crave giveaway this week's crave giveaway is a 500 dollar shopping spree from Iraqi -- dot com. They're about to have a massive site wide sales of go to the blog and enter to win. -- -- -- --
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