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iPad globe-trots, gets symphonic in new Apple ads

The electronics giant continues its "Your Verse" campaign with two new TV ads.

By May 25, 2014

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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 February 27, 2014

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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

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iPhone's marimba halts New York Philharmonic

A ringing and persistent iPhone marimba ringtone stops Mahler's Ninth Symphony dead. It being New York, the audience gets upset.

By January 12, 2012

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Philharmonic chorus makes music from fans' tweets

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."

By December 8, 2011

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Ark Nova: Blow-up concert hall inflates in Japan

Mobile building that accommodates up to 500 will tour various locations in Japan's disaster-struck Northeast, playing host to world-class performances.

By September 30, 2013

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London Philharmonic chases video game 'high score'

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.

By October 12, 2011

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The technical joy of Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder

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.

By May 31, 2013

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Annoyed theatergoer ejected after grabbing cell phone and tossing it

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.

By May 16, 2013

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The 404 1,250: Where we bet our bottom dollar (podcast)

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.

By April 16, 2013