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Elvis Presley Today

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Thanks to advances in photo age progression software and the skill of digital artists, Sachs Media Group has put together a series showing how many well-known late celebrities would look if they were alive today. Starting off we have Elvis Presley, a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. Continue reading for more.

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Kanye Ye Album Cover

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As many know, Kanye West released his eighth studio album this week, titled "Ye," but one large detail you might've missed is that the mountain photo you see was shot by the artist himself. That's right, Kanye used his iPhone to shoot the snowy mountains on the way to a listening party for the album, and latter added the caption "I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome." Continue reading for the uncropped image.

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Anorma SR15 Music Player

Let's face it, many people user their smartphones to listen to music these days, but for those who still prefer a dedicated player and have $699 to spare, Astell & Kern's new A&norma SR15 is just for you. Apart from its crooked display, it boasts a Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC, quad-core processor, native DSD / PCM playback up to 24-bit/192kHz, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity with AptX HD, and a 3.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) TFT LCD, all wrapped in a sleek solid aluminum alloy body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PAL Cassette Music Player

Want some nostalgia in your life? The "PAL" should do the trick, as it's a modern music player designed to look like a classic Walkman. Not just for looks, the battery compartment hides the Bluetooth earphones, while the actual cassettes are USB drives that can be loaded with your favorite tunes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Smart Mobile Disco

German designer Konstantin Grcic partnered with Mercedes-Benz to turn a Smart Car into a mobile disco, complete with DJ booth, cabin, mixer, smoke machine and various lighting effects. A forklift-type extension was installed on the rear of Smart's all-electric EQ Fortwo enable a DJ to elevate above the crowd, while its interior has been modified to accommodate the equipment. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

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Elbow Cassette Player

Have lots of cassette tapes laying around? Well, now you can easily listen to them on-the-go, and without a Walkman. Introducing Elbow. This music player features a biaxial arm that rotates in two directions. Simply lift the arm, pop your cassette, and you'll be ready to jam. replacing them with an optical sensor that monitors the movement of the tape's surface to ensure that it is going at a constant speed. An optical sensor monitors the movement of the tape's surface to ensure that the audio is being played back at a constant speed. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Roli BLOCKS


Roli BLOCKS appear to be simple LED lights at first glance, used for decoration, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize it's actually a modular, multi-touch music making system. That's right, the 4-by-4-inch Lightpad Block touchpad is an entire music studio, with each individual Block attaching magnetically to any of the four sides. Advanced musicians can attach multiple Blocks, while optional accessories have built-in buttons to change settings and build beat loops quickly during a performance. Simple dragging a finger enables you to glide between notes, bending the pitch as you slide into the next. Different sounds can be played depending on how long and hard you press down. New users can simply let the lights guide them, as in the Blocks can be set to only light up parts of the pad that are in the same scale, making it easy stay in harmony. Best of all, the music is played directly through a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a concert played entirely with ice instruments.

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LOVE Smartphone Tunrtable

Yves Behar's LOVE is touted as the first "intelligent turntable" that enables vinyl collectors to play records directly from their smartphone. That's right, it reads vinyl with a stylus, connects to Bluetooth / Wi-Fi, and is controlled by your smartphone. To be more specific, once synced with an audio device, you simply place a vinyl on one of the two complimentary 7" record bases, while the intelligent system then scans over the record to determine its size and the number of tracks. If you would like to start listening to track three, just press the device's exterior case three times, or alternatively, select it directly from the app. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Speaking Piano

Peter Ablinger, an Austrian composer, has created a system capable of transforming a child speaking into MIDI events played on a mechanically-controlled piano. The result? A creepy voice straight from a horror film. Ablinger describes the events as 'pixels', a system that takes human speech and translates it to a sequence of notes to be played on a piano by 'mechanical fingers.' Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Aluminum Titanium Guitar

This stunning metal guitar may not be a fully-functional musical instrument, but it will definitely make you look twice. Created by the Daishin Seiki Corporation of Japan with solid blocks of aluminum and titanium, it consists of 124 individual parts, and weighs in at just 7kg, thanks to the lightweight materials. Unfortunately, this beauty isn't playable due to the fact that the pickups are machined. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a crazy paper airplane machine gun.

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