“A new system for noise-canceling headphones lets users opt back in to certain sounds they’d like to hear, such as babies crying, birds tweeting, or alarms ringing.” Of course, opting in is not the good part. Noise-canceling headphones could let you pick and choose the sounds you want to hear.

+ Courtesy of the great Dan Cederholm of Simplebits, the band Wilco now has their very own font.