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This wooden block is actually a wireless record player — all you need is a flat surface


TL;DR: Wirelessly play your vinyl records with a RokBlok record player for $89.99, a 9% savings as of July 11. You're supposed to listen to them. Of course, if you don't have something to play them on, you can't really do that. If it looks familiar, that's because we've written about the older model before. Or perhaps you saw it featured on Shark Tank.

Retro cassette players for people who like it old-school

Popular Science

There has always been something to say for the cassette tape. Even if you didn't grow up in the age when a No. 2 pencil was essential to ensure you could wind up your unspooled tapes, the odds are you heard about the charm of making a mixtape with the technology. Real effort goes into creating a cassette mix; it isn't just drag and drop, but instead a methodical, physical process that allows intention to somehow shine through in the end. So now, as vinyl the cassette's predecessor is enjoying an unprecedented revival, driving manufacturing prices sky high and clogging processing plants, bands are turning to the much-cheaper cassette tape to deliver their music with a vintage feel. Odds are that if you lived during the cassette tape era you already ditched your player at a yard sale or tossed it into the trash.

Breanna Stewart is AP Player of the Year for 3rd time

U.S. News

UConn's Breanna Stewart is The Associated Press Player of the Year in women's college basketball for a record third time. Stewart was a unanimous choice Saturday, the first time that's happened since the first award in 1995. Ralph Sampson of Virginia was the only men's basketball player to win the award three times. Voting was done before the NCAA Tournament and by the 32-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25 poll. Stewart won the award as a sophomore and junior as well and has helped UConn to victories in its past 73 games.

Jurkovec, Flowers named ACC players of the week

Boston Herald

Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec and wide receiver Zay Flowers were named ACC player of the week at their respective positions on Monday. Jurkovec, a redshirt sophomore transfer from Notre Dame, completed 19 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for another in BC's 31-30 overtime victory over Pitt on Saturday. Jurkovec is the first quarterback in BC history to throw for over 300 yards in his first four career starts. Jurkovec is the sixth BC quarterback to be named player of the week since joining the ACC in 2005. Flowers caught six passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns, his second game with over 100 receiving yards.