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3D-Printed Flutes Can Produce Notes That Regular Flutes Can't

3D printing has been around long enough for playable 3D-printed instruments to exist, but most musicians will still opt for one made using traditional methods. That could soon change, however, as researchers have found a way to design and 3D print musical instruments capable of producing unique notes that traditional instruments can’t.


That's No Moon, It's A Rock Band

Last week, classic rock band Styx met the man who named a moon after them – well, sort of. Pluto’s smallest moon, Styx, is really named after a mythological river, in keeping with International Astronomical Union naming conventions. But the SETI institute’s Mark Showalter, who discovered Styx (the moon) in 2012, says he’s been a fan of Styx (the band) for a long time.


iOS 8.4 Quietly Disables Home Sharing For Music

With one hand Apple giveth, and with the other it rips a long-standing feature away with no warning.


How To Get Apple Music For Windows PC

If you went looking for Apple Music yesterday on your Windows machine, you probably got a bit confused. Where was the download? Why couldn’t you find it in your iTunes? The answer is that you needed iTunes 12.2, which wasn’t available right away. Now, it is — for OS X and for Windows PC.


How To Listen To Apple's Beats 1 Radio Station On Android, Right Now

Your friends that use iOS and OS X have been babbling about Apple Music and Beats 1, but you use an Android phone and are feeling left out. Well, now there’s a “very unofficial” way to listen along.


Apple Music Is A Disappointment, But Not Because It's Bad

What happened? By all accounts, Apple Music is a totally serviceable streaming music service. But it’s 2015 for Pete’s sake. Give me more than the same old service everybody’s been offering for years.


Seeing The Crazy Movement Of Guitar Strings In Real Time Is So Damn Cool

This is wild. When cameras try to capture guitar strings being played, they see wavelength-type movements from each string because of the camera’s rolling shutter effect. But it can only be seen on camera, the wild wiggly effect is totally blind to the naked eye. Not anymore! This Wobble Strings project recreates a camera’s rolling shutter effect to humans in real time through sweep line projection. It’s wild.


Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story Of How Monster Lost The World

There’s never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of planes, clubs and footpaths everywhere: as mammoth, beloved and expensive as their namesake. But Dr Dre didn’t just hatch the flashy lineup from his freight train chest: The venture began as an unlikely partnership between a record-industry powerhouse and a boutique audio company best known for making expensive HDMI cables.


Using Apple Music: Wait, Do I Like Alternative?!

When I installed iOS 8.4 on my phone today to try Apple Music, I couldn’t find the iTunes icon. Anywhere. What had happened? Was it a glitch? Then I realised I had hidden the iTunes app in a drawer of Apple apps I never use, alongside with Tips and Mail.


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