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Man builds a singing Furby organ, and the results are horrifying

By Brian Koerber2018-02-12 23:00:17 UTC [embedded content] Remember Furbys, the must-have creepy, robotic toy of the 1998 holiday season? Well, they never went away, they were just resting, and now they’re ready for their revival. YouTuber Sam Battle of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER finally found a use for all of those abandoned Furbys by building his very own Furby organ. Yes, he turned 44 Furbys into a musical instrument. After

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Image: Redferns By Adam Rosenberg2018-01-15 19:28:08 UTC Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died Monday. She was 46. The band confirmed the news on their official Facebook page. There’s no cause of death listed; the post only notes that O’Riordan died “suddenly” while she was in London for “a short recording session.” The Cranberries were a staple of the 1990s alt-rock music scene. Their 1993 debut,

These speakers stack like legos and communicate 'like a hive'

Image: sound dimension  By Mark Kaufman2018-01-08 23:50:38 UTC Smart speakers are invading our homes — but they don’t all necessarily produce quality sound.  The Swedish audio company Sound Dimension is interested in producing quality audio, although you can’t (yet) ask their speakers what the weather might be like tomorrow, as you can a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo. These speakers, called Soundots, can be reconfigured into different arrangements like

Cyborg strums 'Star Wars' theme song with bionic hand

Jason Barnes has used robotic prosthetics before, but this is the first time he has been able to move each finger independently and even play the piano again.  Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology developed the unique robotic arm using ultrasound sensors that allow amputees to control each prosthetic finger using muscles in their residual limbs. Go to Source Author:Nikolay Nikolov Powered by WPeMatico

Spotify subscribers grow to 60 million as rumors about going public heat up

The dominance of Spotify in the streaming music space continues to grow, as the company revealed new subscriber numbers on Monday: 60 million.  That figure is up 10 million from March, the last time Spotify released subscriber numbers.  SEE ALSO: Kanye is reportedly cutting ties with Tidal once and for all That massive jump in just a few months couldn’t have come at a better time for Spotify, as rumors

Which one of you purchased the $109 Arcade Fire fidget spinner?

Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images By Chloe Bryan2017-07-31 22:30:58 UTC Arcade Fire, the band everyone was mad at last week for an obnoxious (and quickly abandoned) concert dress code, released a $109 fidget spinner Monday in conjunction with its new album, Everything Now. What’s more, the USB spinner, which comes with a download of the album, sold out in what seemed like moments. This begs the following question: Who did this?

We now know what Janet Jackson's mystery countdown clock was all about

Janet Jackson performs last March in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Image: Francois Nel/Getty Images By Josh Dickey2017-05-02 01:36:53 UTC Janet’s back, and there’s nothing nasty about it. Janet Jackson’s official website carried a curious count-down clock that had fans wondering what news its expiration would bring Monday morning — especially since her long-awaited “Unbreakable” tour was postponed last year.  But by afternoon, the clock had disappeared — then re-set to four-plus

Here's a bunch of politicians 'dancing' to Daft Punk, and you're welcome

Help.Image: josh jerga/twitter By Johnny Lieu2017-02-20 09:44:46 UTC When Daft Punk shook up the music world with their brand of French house music in the ’90s, they were a revelation.  Two decades on, they’re one of the most popular electronic dance music acts on the globe. That means their music is prone to being danced to by people who shouldn’t dance. In public at least. Like a group of politicians

This wearable can turn your dance moves into music

These things are music-makers.Image: lili sams/mashable By Lance Ulanoff2017-02-20 02:15:21 UTC Making music you can dance to is so 2017.  But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. That’s clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance. The twin wristbands he’s showing off this week at the New York Toy Fair, called BeatMoovz by Dmet Products, are the product of that dual love affair. Inside