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A tour of the Nethercutt Museum and Collection: From classic cars to self-playing orchestras

Hidden in plain sight in the northeast corner of the San Fernando valley in Los Angeles is an incredible collection of classic cars, a steam train, and mechanical musical instruments of all kinds. Here's a photo tour of the Nethercutt Museum and Collection.

By October 17, 2015


Behind the scenes of a drone orchestra

New mini-documentary shows how launching a squadron of costumed drones over the heads of a live audience "was like a military operation."

By November 22, 2014


Woz: Jobs will be remembered for his vision and 'negative personality'

In a short video clip released by Universal Pictures, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reminisces about "Steve Jobs Zero."

By October 15, 2015


Virtually alone: Why watching live events in VR feels so strange

Commentary: Virtual reality might be the future of beaming into live events, but its role in the present is still experimental at best: the Democratic debate was a perfect example of how isolating it can be.

By October 15, 2015


'Steve Jobs,' the movie, paints a blurry portrait of Apple's co-founder

Commentary: The creative team behind the new film says it wanted to create something akin to an Impressionist painting rather than a "photo" of Apple's mercurial leader. It is that: pretty but very blurry.

By October 11, 2015


This gorgeous-looking sci-fi series is shot entirely with drones

Drone maker 3DR is putting out a dystopian sci-fi series shot with drones and GoPro cameras. The results look promising, as you can see in the newly released trailer.

By September 30, 2015


Cadenza: You play, and a full orchestra plays with you

Dream of playing along with world-class symphonies? Now, a Harvard-backed app heads to your mobile device to give you instant portable orchestral backup that adjusts to your playing in real time.

By March 18, 2014


All aboard Van Beethoven, where Oculus Rift meets the 19th century

The LA Phil will soon take Beethoven to the streets, in a truck fitted with a virtual-reality headset that immerses listeners in 360-degree, 3D Beethoven.

By August 26, 2015


Whistle while you eat with the Fred Sip & Slide spoon

The Fred & Friends Sip & Slide is a spoon that incorporates a slide whistle. So much for a nice quiet dinner.

By August 19, 2015


Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy role

Myon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.

By June 30, 2015