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‘How the hell did we do this?’ Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward looks back

When Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward isn’t preserving the band’s sound in the highest digital quality possible, he’s forging ahead with new techniques in his own solo recordings.


When tech offered no shortcuts, OK Go made magic happen the old-fashioned way

We talk to the lead singer, and lead director of OK Go about the band's latest video The Writing's on the Wall, and what it takes to make an entire video in one straight take.


Have you been to a Headphone Party? Why Quiet Events are making a lot of noise

Quiet Events holds silent disco parties in New York City. Just put your headphones on, select you DJ, and get your groove on.


After leaving Microsoft to go indie, Spry Fox isn’t sweating the Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken and Triple Town developer on the importance of luck and kindness


How Brian Setzer wrings classic rockabilly sound from modern recording

Brian Setzer’s new album, Rockabilly Riot: All Original, sounds straight out of 1957. Here’s how he does it – from inspiration to recording.


What it’s like to tour one of Google’s hidden, strange Glass stores

Following Google Glass' release in the UK, the company opened up a showroom where you can go, try the smart specs, and buy them over the counter. It's a glimpse of how Google will sell Glass in the future, and we went along to see what it's like.


Master of improv: Steely Dan’s guitarist knows when to riff, when to reel it in

As lead guitarist for Steely Dan, Jon Herington has to find the delicate balance between channeling fan favorites note for note, and interpreting them in a fresh new way for modern audiences.


Ferrari’s 458 Spider is a masterpiece that belongs in your art collection

Ferrari’s 458 Spider is a masterpiece that belongs in your art collection. When it comes down to it, every car is built to take the driver and the occupants somewhere. Minivans are designed to take the family to and from school and soccer practice. 4x4s are…


Why Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers won’t back down on HD audio

As Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers prepare for the release of Hypnotic Eye, veteran producer and engineer Ryan Ulyate has been there every step of the way, capturing it all in high definition.


How Sony is helping West Africa with renewable energy

Sony Computer Science Laboratories is a much smaller operation than Microsoft Research or Google X. It likewise has a much narrower goal: saving the world.

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In Marriott’s newest flagship, tech is all behind the scenes and in your hand

Marriott recently celebrated the opening of its 4,000th property. Despite the impressive size, the hotel is seemingly low-tech – at least, on the surface. Find out what tech means to Marriott, and how it plays out at its flagship property.

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How Graham Nash mixed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1974 tour into HD bliss

Graham Nash has spent four years mixing and mashing supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1974 tour into an HD album. How he did it and his thoughts on Pono inside.


Leave it to Australians to resurrect gladiator duels with carbon-fiber suits

The Australian startup Unified Weapons Master wants to become the UFC of gladiator duels, using a specially designed carbon-fiber suit that lets opponents exchange blows with weapons without hurting each other.

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How the tech from the crazy cars of Le Mans will make it to your garage

One of the most grueling and competitive races in the world isn’t just about a trophy -- it’s about advancing automotive technology. And many of the advancements from this year’s prototypes will make it to next year’s showrooms.