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Lee Bannon on ‘chair music,’ his name change, and sonic link to Keith Richards

Pattern of Excel finds Bannon twisting the cosmic knob of a futuristic radio station parked on the edge of an experimental ambient universe where bass and beats have been replaced by reverb-drenched intergalactic axe scrapings.

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Every Lamborghini ever made was built by hand in this factory

Every Lamborghini that comes out of the Sant'Agata Bolognese plant is built by hand by highly-trained workers and tested on the roads around the factory before it is sent off to its new owner.

Cars

Who’s going to force car tech into the 21st century? Weirdly enough, AT&T

Your car is dumb, and the company that built it doesn’t really care. But where carmakers are content with complacency, AT&T wants to connect up every car on the road. To its network, naturally.

Cars

After a Jeep commercial and a hit single, X Ambassadors plant a lo-fi flag on VHS

The single “Renegades” rocketed X Ambassadors to number on alternative radio, and now the fledgling Ithaca, NY band is back with their first full-length album: VHS.

Music

Waste not, want not: This 3D-printed supercar could pave the way to green speed

Traditional car manufacturing requires tremendous amounts of resources and produces heavy cars, but a system of carbon-fiber rods and 3D-printed connectors could pave the way for affordable, greener manufacturing.

Cars

Ambient moodmakers The Orb know when to kick out tech to make room for music

Ambient house music pioneers The Orb are past their days of waiting for the latest and greatest synthesizers, and let their music take top priority on their spacey new album Moonbuilding 2703 AD.

Music

Dear smartwatch makers, what the hell is wrong with you?

No really, what were you guys thinking?

Wearables

The citizen journalist: How ordinary people are taking control of the news

Citizens have provided raw footage of events that have altered the course of history and now the technology has arrived to help citizen journalists.

Features

What do Britney, Charlie XCX, and Sia have in common? The beats of Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder may not be a household name, but the beats from his 40-year career definitely are. On his latest album, Déjà Vu, Moroder pairs up with artists from Britney Spears to Sia on a fresh set of danceable tracks.

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What will it be like to live on Mars? Inflatable and super sustainable

By the 2030s, NASA wants to send humans to Mars. To do so takes a lot of planning, especially when it comes to making the planet habitable. Larry Toups is a space architect who specializes in building for extreme environments.

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We saw the movie theater of the future, with dual laser projectors, 80 speakers

The cinema of the future meets the ghosts of theaters past in Disney’s El Capitan theater. The Hollywood landmark serves up the first movie mastered for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Tomorrowland, to create a stunning experience like nothing you’ve ever…

Movies & TV

Tiny trucks are making a comeback, but you won’t want to drive them

Mid-size trucks are coming back, but do we really want them? How car makers are pushing old tech on city drivers who want some storage.

Cars

If you can’t beat ’em, Tweet em: How VH1 is changing the ratings game with hashtags

VH1 programming such as "Love & Hip Hop" have dominated Nielsen Social Guide Rankings as a result of VH1 making a concerted push for social media.

Social Media

Bakermat on his upcoming album, YouTube fame, and remixing Martin Luther King Jr.

We speak with breakout YouTube artist Bakermat about his influences, the music he holds dear, James Brown, and why MLK is more relevant than ever.

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Jurassic World is no joke for Chris Pratt, and he told us why

Ahead of the anticipated release of Universal's new blockbuster, Jurassic World, we got a chance to sit down with lead actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and relatively unknown director Colin Trevorrow.

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