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Piano keyboard hacked to play Doom

No, it's not the soundtrack. Developer David Hayward and friends have wired up a piano keyboard in place of a QWERTY version to play Doom.

By Sep. 17, 2013


Leonardo da Vinci piano hybrid heard after 500 years

The viola organista combines keyboard and cello in a unique string sound dreamed up by the Renaissance genius.

By Nov. 19, 2013


Piano Tie plays to the geek crowd

The tie's capable of playing eight notes. That's a whole octave plus an extra, which should let you perform classics like Chopsticks, if not Tchaikovsky.

By Oct. 20, 2010


Old but awesome: The YouTube piano

Ever wanted to turn YouTube into a musical instrument? Now you can, with the YouTube piano: a creative use of YouTube's annotation system.

By Jan. 7, 2010


Piano player bot tickles the ivories in Taiwan

Quirky robots showcased at the Taipei International Robot Show include a 10-fingered keyboard player and a bizarre horse-drawn carriage.

By Oct. 20, 2010


Yamaha reinvents the digital piano

Priced at $20,000 Yamaha's Avant Grand piano might seem expensive for a digital piano, but it's a clone of a $120,000 Yamaha piano.

By Feb. 25, 2009


Composer gives piano a human voice

A computer connected to this piano analyzes human speech with the assistance of a composer and converts it to key-tapping.

By Oct. 7, 2009


Remember the YouTube piano? Meet its sibling

As a follow-up to the YouTube piano project, its creators have introduced a new toy that makes use of YouTube's deep-linked annotations feature: a working radio.

By Jul. 19, 2010


Piano app for iPad proves screen size matters

Take a sneak peek at the Nota app for the Apple iPad, a tool for learning and practicing piano.

By Mar. 26, 2010


Piano maker Steinway moves into the hi-fi business

A curious match: piano maker Steinway & Sons and Danish high-end audio manufacturer Lyngdorf join forces to create luxury audio systems for well-heeled music and home theater lovers.

By Dec. 15, 2009