Things to do for April 15, 2010

The Weekender

Bikinis and Matthew Broderick

The weekend just got an extension.

The Box-Free Turntable
YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

The Box-Free Turntable

There are many reasons the LP went out of fashion. The boxiness of turntables wasn't one of them. (Okay, maybe it was a tiny reason.) Still, just in time for the recent vinyl revival comes this minimalist record player, which is basically a needle and (like others) includes a cable to turn records into MP3s. Scratching not encouraged.

Give it a spin here

Like Shazam for Art
PLINKO

Like Shazam for Art

You already know Shazam—you hold up your phone to "hear" a song, and the phone tells you what song it is. This does that, but for art—take a picture of a painting, sculpture or carefully constructed doodle with your phone, and it shows you the details behind it. Now you'll finally know the Old Master behind Dogs Playing Poker.

Swim Season Arrives
UNDER AETHER

Swim Season Arrives

The sun is brighter, the water's warmer, you have a sudden urge to rub suntan lotion on petite strangers: yes, swimming season has finally arrived. Here to stand between you and skinny dipping: Aether, a line out of LA that's introducing a new set of tech-forward swimwear made from quick-drying microfibers. And like that, your towel girl is unemployed.

The Happy Hour Watch
IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE

The Happy Hour Watch

In a welcome case of function following form, this watch does two things: it tells you how long it is until happy hour (five o'clock's the only hour on the face), and opens bottles. Suddenly, every other watch on the market seems weak.

The Computer from WarGames
PC WORLD

The Computer from WarGames

Before he was Ferris, Matthew Broderick played David Lightman, a teen who stumbles onto a computer that simulates World War III. (Or something.) Anyway, that computer—an invaluable piece of cinema history—is going up for sale. Your estimated cost: 25 grand. History doesn't come cheap.

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