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violin

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Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

A device now seeking funding on Kickstarter offers a better way to get help when you need it -- by sending a helium balloon 150 feet in the air.

By November 21, 2014

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Can technology improve the sound of 300-year-old violins?

The Audiophiliac discusses the state of the art of violin making with a master builder.

By May 1, 2013

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Violinist has brain surgery, fiddles throughout

Professional musician Roger Frisch played his violin during brain surgery to correct hand tremors so that surgeons could gauge its efficacy.

By August 17, 2014

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Practice your scales with the Fred Musical Straws

The Fred & Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straws add musical accompaniment to a regular drinking glass. With practice, of course.

By August 26, 2014

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Google's 'pirates' tell Pixar-inspired stories to showcase tech

Regina Dugan of Google's skunkworks division gave an update on projects Ara and Tango, but it was a Disney-styled animation that stole the show at Google I/O.

By June 26, 2014

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Turn found sounds into sweet music with Sequence

Transform the sound of an espresso steaming or a bike chain clicking into cool compositions with a new app from Incident.

By May 14, 2014

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'Sherlock' collector dolls look for tiny clues

Re-enact your favorite scenes from the hit British show with these fully articulated and highly detailed figures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

By April 16, 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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Glassholes: At least you know who they are

Commentary Too many people dismiss Google Glass without considering how social norms can evolve or how much mobile phones and other technology can do surreptitiously what Glass can do overtly. CNET's Stephen Shankland urges us to look at the bigger picture.

By March 16, 2014

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Imitone converts your voice into instruments

Music composition software Imitone converts the notes you sing into MIDI signals in real-time that can then be converted into the sound of any instrument you have sampled.

By March 13, 2014