We love gnarly looking home brew experiments that appear to be incredibly dangerous, and few look more dangerous than this homemade sound to flame generator built by Rusty Oliver in his aptly named HazardFactory.
Most of us have had some experience in the high school lunch room tapping out beats as our friends engage in a little impromptu karaoke, but imagine how the a capella lameness might melt away if your knee slaps were powered by an actual electronic drum kit.
Most clubs no longer allow smoking, so you've got to find something to do with all those old ashtrays and cigarette packs. This cigarette controlled synthesizer brings back some of that flavor, although thankfully you don't need to light up to use it.
No, that's not an alien superbomb waiting to be defused by a daring starship captain, it's the Alphasphere, a device that could be a look at the future of electronic music.
It's surprising it's taken this long, but it's still a watershed moment: digital downloads are set to overtake the sales of physical copies of music for the first time this year.
Customers asked for it and now Amazon's delivering it. Cloud Player is a music hub in the cloud that lets you play any music you've uploaded to its Cloud Drive on any web-connected computer and Android smartphone.
Modern cars are getting more and more computerized, and that's a good thing, since they can now interconnect with all of our mobile devices and the Internet. But this also leaves them more vulnerable to hacking, even by something as simple as playing music on the stereo.
Do jukeboxes even still exist anymore? I can't recall seeing the old music box in any bar I've been into in the last few years. Apparently, TouchTunes and Frog Design think that the jukebox is still relevant today, so it gave it an upgrade fit for these touchscreen times.
Well, this is embarrassing. Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music have collectively settled with a group of Canadian artists for $45 million, based on a lawsuit that charged the labels with pirating music for commercial purposes.
The mixtape — what was once considered a beautiful and intimate way of sharing music with others is long dead. It's been dead since the iPod killed cassette tapes. And no, iTunes playlists don't count as replacements. The design gurus over at I Miss My Pencil built a device to bring back some of the tangibility that music once had.