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16 TECHNOLOGY GUESTLIST.NET Issue 34 / December 2011 MACHINE Beijing's electronic music pioneers bring something loopy to the table. FM3 BUDDHA Summit's new all-terrain adventure gadget. SNOW GOGGLES Ever tried filming yourself whilst skiing, snowboarding, sledging or even just chilling in a chair lift? Did you end up with a very bumpy video or a mouthful of snow? Then this is the gadget for you. Summit has created a pair of snow goggles with an integrated HD video camera. Summit HD Video Camera Goggles are perfect for all the snow lovers out there who fancy capturing the action in stunning 720p high definition. They really are a must have accessory for any serious winter sports fan. FM3, the musical project comprised of Beijing based duo Christian Virant and Zhang Jian, is credited with being the founding group of of China's electronic music scene. They operate in the maligned realm of noise music and much like the title of their scene the press seem only capable of describ- ing their sound in terms of jux- taposition. Perhaps the most interesting of these reviews is The Village Voice's conclusion that the band's sound is 'con- frontationally tranquil'. Equally hard to describe is the musical gadget - The Buddha Machine produced by the duo to spread their sound. Described as 'beautifully useless' by the New York Times, it is essentially a digital version of the tape loops used by ambient com- posers like Steve Reich to cre- ate walls of sound. It's part mu- sical instrument and part FM3 album and has multiple issues, including a collaboration with industrial hero's Throbbing Gristle. It means that by mixing and matching machines, users have a relatively large range of original sounds they can make. Each box contains nine loops so after you get a couple of boxes the combinations start to feel endless. This is es- sentially an elitist toy designed for those already interested in the ultra alternative realm of electronic music and it could be dismissed as a gimmick. If you choose to dismiss we can see your point but it's a won- derfully unaffected gimmick nonetheless. If you're interested you can pick up your own at boomkat. com/stuff for £12.99. The per- fect stocking filler for a sound nerd close to you. 24-hour diner APP OF THE MONTH Each month we trawl through the thousands of apps out there, bringing you our selection of the very best! Get Poynt and get there. Get local listings, maps and directions, movie times, trailers and tickets, restaurant listings and reservations. Get the app that takes care of everything. Download the app free on your smartphone at m.poynt.com This month we want to shout out to you about Poynt – an all-in-one local-search app designed to get you what you need, when you need it. Poynt is a slick and intuitive solution... use it to find shops near you and map directions or reserve a table at the hottest restaurant! Discover a great event this Xmas via the events tab or read the reviews, watch the trailers and then book your tickets to this months blockbuster movies. Poynt's integrated weather background changes accord- ing to conditions outside so you can plan your day ahead. All of this just scratches the surface of what this app is capable of, the more we play with it the more we discover. What we find so hard to believe is that this award winning app is abso- lutely FREE Download the app now on your mobile browser at m.poynt. com and become a local expert.

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