When I first strapped on the Microsoft Band a week ago, I felt like I'd been given new power over myself. The company's first wrist-borne activity tracker packs 10 sensors into a discreet package, and to my hopeful eyes the wristable's powerful specs added up to potential. I thought, this gadget might really get to…
Like music? Buy albums? Go to concerts? Wear band T-shirts? Sure. But do you have a thousand different band T-shirts that you can wear for a thousand days in a row? Didn't think so! Isac Walter does though. And he did it. He crushed it.
What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold. Exactly. The Swedish town of Luleå took that saying literally because they formed an incredible ice orchestra called Ice Music that uses musical instruments sculpted from ice—yes, ice—to performs songs inside a concert hall that's basically an igloo.
Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate…
Sitting at a desk working is not the same as living the childhood dream of playing in a rock band. But now you can relive those adolescent ideas by jamming with your friends in Chrome, courtesy of Google.
We all love Kickstarter. We all also hate Kickstarter. Especially when it's for your friend's band. They're all the frigging same. "So stoked to be working with this person you've never heard of on this song that you don't like!"
End of Life is a robot band that makes Marilyn Manson's Beautiful People song sound ... beautiful.
Oh my, teachers in a rural Ugandan school were unknowingly using a live bomb as a bell. They would bang the bomb with stones to call the school's 700 students to class. It was a miracle nobody caused it to detonate.
New York band Atomic Tom's instruments were stolen by some bastard(s). But rather than cry and break up, they brandished iPhones and executed an awesome, impromptu Subway performance. Neat! Or maybe just a viral video attempt. Sigh.
My life was just flipped, turned upside down and I didn't even have to move to California. It just took one photo, a dozen instant messages, and a handful of emails to confirm that I've been lied to by musicians.
You're still flicking rubber bands with your fingers? My friend, please. Please take a look at this 20-pound, eight-barreled Gatling rubber band gun. Before you say no to the $500 price tag, watch it work in this terrifyingly soundtracked video.
Izabo is a kooky Israeli band, and while the music isn't to my taste I've got a lot of love for their music video. They use a bunch of iPhones to illustrate their lyrics, often in an almost stop-motion style.
Sure, you can use various high-tech methods to sneak into places where you don't belong, but the MacGyver approaches are so much more fun. Here's how someone can defeat a sliding chain lock with just a rubber band.
I love me some Guitar Hero, but I'm not sure enough to upgrade to Logitech's wireless drum and guitar for the Wii. Having the best is cool, but $200 for the guitar and $230 for the drums!?
On my last day in São Paulo, the good people we were working with on an upcoming Portuguese version of Giz with took us to some nightclub with an open roof and lots of beautiful younger people dancing and making out. Anyhow, here's the gadget party of this story: There was a band there playing called Inimigos da HP,…