A ringing and persistent iPhone marimba ringtone stops Mahler's Ninth Symphony dead. It being New York, the audience gets upset.
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus tweetly sings lines gleaned from its Twitter feed in a holiday extravaganza that marries social media to the famous "Carmina Burana."
The orchestra takes on famous video game theme songs with "The Greatest Video Game Music." Super Mario, BioShock, Angry Birds, and Call of Duty all get the classical treatment.
Li-Jin Lee of the Taiwan Philharmonic plays the music from Super Mario on an instrument millennia old -- and it sounds amazing.
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.
In a feat of engineering that has to be seen to be fully admired, Burger King in Puerto Rico gives away 50 holders, so that you can eat while you drive, play the guitar, or perform vital surgery.
A Slovakian violinist playing solo finds his concert interrupted by a Nokia ringtone. Instead of merely getting angry, he begins to play the ringtone.
Mobile building that accommodates up to 500 will tour various locations in Japan's disaster-struck Northeast, playing host to world-class performances.
Kevin Williamson is so angry that a woman won't stop using her cell phone during a New York musical that he grabs it from her and throws it far away. Yes, he is removed from the theater.
Technology can be hard to understand unless it's put into context. Such is the case with today's 404 episode, where we'll talk about the Oculus Rift VR headset and the Internet Archive's historical software collection.