Microsoft Band Review: Tracks Your Every Move, Then Breaks Your Heart

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… » 11/07/14 3:08pm 11/07/14 3:08pm

This dude wore a different band T-Shirt for a 1000 days in a row

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. » 4/10/14 1:09am 4/10/14 1:09am

Coolest band in the world plays with musical instruments made from ice

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. » 2/07/14 12:28am 2/07/14 12:28am

Epson's Activity Trackers Keep an Eye On Your Heart Rate

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… » 1/06/14 7:22pm 1/06/14 7:22pm

Jam With Chrome Turns Your Browser Into a Garage Band

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. » 11/08/12 6:45am 11/08/12 6:45am

Basically Every Band's Kickstarter Video Ever

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!" » 2/13/12 5:40pm 2/13/12 5:40pm

Ugandan Teachers Use a Live Bomb For a School Bell

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. » 7/08/11 1:15am 7/08/11 1:15am

Band Rocks Out on iPhones After Their Instruments Are Stolen

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. » 10/15/10 12:20pm 10/15/10 12:20pm

The Concert Speakers Are A Lie

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. » 9/22/10 2:30am 9/22/10 2:30am

This Rubber Band Gatling Gun Will Dominate Any Office Supply Shootout

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. » 9/14/10 10:20am 9/14/10 10:20am

The Wall and Other Great Pink Floyd Albums Removed From Digital Stores

Selling individual tracks online is not the only thing Pink Floyd has been raging against recently. The band has removed several albums from iTunes, Amazon et al due to EMI's contract expiring at the end of June. » 8/16/10 8:00am 8/16/10 8:00am

Music Video Uses iPhones Like It's 2007 All Over Again

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. » 5/13/10 8:40am 5/13/10 8:40am

How To Defeat a Sliding Chain Lock With Only a Rubber Band

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. » 3/31/10 11:40pm 3/31/10 11:40pm

Logitech's New Wii Drums and Guitar Ignore Recession

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!? » 9/09/09 11:40am 9/09/09 11:40am

These Are the Beatles' Rock Band Guitars

Apparently these are the two guitars included in The Beatles: Rock Band, the Rickenbacker 325 played by Lennon and a Gretsch Duo Jet, played by Harrison—although I always remember him with the Country Gentleman. [Updated] » 5/05/09 1:59pm 5/05/09 1:59pm

Old School Computer Band Rocks Bohemian Rhapsody (Poorly)

I can't think of a more old school, geeky tribute to Queen than a band comprised of an Atari 800XL, 8-inch floppy disk, 3.5-in hard drive and HP Scanjet 3C. If only it sounded better. » 4/19/09 10:00am 4/19/09 10:00am

Notes: The Brazilian Band Called Inimigos da HP (Translation: Enemies…

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,… » 5/22/08 9:35am 5/22/08 9:35am

UK Band Make Themselves Stars of Surveillance Cam TV

Though it's not such a familiar phenomenon in the US, the UK is now awash with closed-circuit TV cameras, one for every 14 or so people— hell, even the Lollipop Lady crossing guards are getting them. You could choose to see this as good for public safety, or as an Orwellian invasion of privacy...or even an… » 5/09/08 10:20am 5/09/08 10:20am