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Instrument reads tattoos as sheet music

Talk about hipster! An experimental musical instrument works by reading and playing a tattoo on its creator's arm.

By Mar. 20, 2014


Musical instrument apps to tune into

According to some statistics, more than half of adults regret not learning a musical instrument as a child. If that's you, don't despair. There are several useful apps and tech tools that can have you playing like Beethoven -- well, almost -- in no time! CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports in this Tech Minute.

By Jan. 21, 2014


Hear Super Mario played on an ancient Chinese instrument

Li-Jin Lee of the Taiwan Philharmonic plays the music from Super Mario on an instrument millennia old -- and it sounds amazing.

By Feb. 27, 2014


GoPro your own way with Hero3+ musical instrument mounts (photos)

Should I stay or should I GoPro? Stay right here and check out pictures of the new Hero3+ Music edition that attaches cameras to instruments and mic stands.

18 Images By Apr. 8, 2014


GoPro your own way with Hero3+ musical instrument mounts

Here I GoPro again on my own with a new Hero3+ Music edition, allowing musicians to attach tiny HD cameras to instruments and mic stands for live gigs and music videos.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Playing a building like an instrument, using flashlights

When it came to creating a recent piece, U.K. sound artist Mike Blow found himself in the dark. That turned out to be a good thing.

By May. 24, 2012


Cadillac revamps the instrument panel with CUE

New CUE (Cadillac User Experience) instrument panel utilizes a number of technologies popularized by smartphones and tablets. It has a large touch screen in the middle that uses multitouch gestures and a proximity sensor so that it knows when your hand is approaching.

By Oct. 11, 2011


Wavedrum Mini turns anything into an instrument

Korg's Wavedrum Mini has sensors that can clip onto an endless number of objects and turn them into an electronic drum ready for tapping.

By Apr. 15, 2011


Digital automotive instrument panels at CES 2011 (photos)

The days of the analog needle spinning around to show vehicle and engine speed are numbered, if these new digital instrument clusters shown at CES are any barometer of the future.

6 Images By Jan. 8, 2011


Kids' rubber band instrument plays Bach, nets prize

Contest sponsored by PBS' "Design Squad Nation" challenges young engineers to build big. And they do, crafting a confetti-launching trebuchet, and a solar-powered hot tub, among other creations.

By Sep. 7, 2011