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I know Hugh Masekela and his bugle aren't big on the pop charts these days, but if you're going to play Taps, can't you learn the few notes that it requires? The Cyber Bugle pounds out Taps with 40 watts of power and resonates through the bugle itself. I guess it beats whipping out the old Aiwa boombox over Scruffy the Mangy Cat's grave of an evening, but for more solemn occasions, such as the actual death of a human being, especially a human being who died in the line of duty, I think it smacks of taking the easy way out.

Next—electronic 21-gun salutes. "Hit Enter to Fire Next Shot..."

Brit invents cyber-bugle for US military funerals [MusicThing]