Electric Bike Tech Makes Power-Assisted Wheelchairs Way More Affordable

Not surprisingly, those fancy electric wheelchairs that let people with limited mobility cruise about with the push of a joystick are incredibly expensive. So adapting technology that powers modern electric bikes, Yamaha's JWX-2 electric assist gives that same mobility for less—and can be retrofitted to almost any… » 10/16/12 9:07am 10/16/12 9:07am

Yamaha's Awesome Affordable Soundbar Now Comes With a Wireless Subwoofer

When the Yamaha YAS-101 came out last year, we marveled at the perfect balance between the sound quality afforded by its full-range drivers and a price point that wouldn't break the bank. Now the successor—the YAS-201—is here and instead of packing its bass technology into the bar itself, it has been split off into a… » 8/31/12 12:46pm 8/31/12 12:46pm

Yamaha, Why Do We Need a Singing Keyboard?

A decade ago, Yamaha embarked on ambitious project to create software that could sing. The Vocaloid actually sort of worked and has even spawned some real music. But now, for some inexplicable reason, Yamaha jammed the technology into an actual physical instrument. Watching someone play the Vocaloid Keyboard will… » 3/22/12 11:40am 3/22/12 11:40am