music
Students Manage Not to Destroy Nice Thing

An amazing tale has emerged of students being careful and respectful of something, with the group managing to look after and conserve an important piece of British musical history. Read More >>

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Foxconn Worker Made £600 Selling Nicked iPhone 6 Parts

The endless flood of iPhone 6 case leaks may have been triggered by one Chinese worker at Foxconn, who allegedly earned himself around £600 after pocketing iPhone parts and selling them on back in July. Read More >>

design
Watch the Surprisingly Creepy Process of Making Blood Red Paper

You've got your remote cabins in the woods; your freaky laboratories; your Saw-like cellars; but the best setting for a horror movie just might be a 130-year-old paper manufacturing plant in London. This short vid shows a shadowed, moody take on how G. F. Smithproduces sheets in a single hue in its Colorplan line. You'll never look at bright red the same again. Read More >>

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I Could Watch This Machine Spit Out and Bend Metal Tubes Forever

There's just something about tube bending machines that I can never get enough of. This video of the Sharpe Nissin CNC tube bender machine is basically hypnotising me. As the tube pops out of the machine, it gets bent and shaped perfectly. Read More >>

photography
The Incredible, Fiery Process of Making Copper Wire

Wires are some of the most basic components of the modern world, which practically guarantees that most of us take them for granted. But as English Russia so kindly shows us, the process behind our messy heaps of wiring is anything but ordinary. Read More >>

audio
Beatstep is a MIDI Controller and Step Sequencer in One Tiny Package

Inexpensive, portable hardware for electronic music usually comes short on the features. A beginner 25-key MIDI keyboard, for example, isn't going to get you very far towards making big music, even if it does fit in your backpack. Arturia's new Beatstep is remarkable because manages to put both a software controller and sequencer in one portable package. Read More >>

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Looks Like Microsoft’s Having Issues Producing Xbox Ones

Just like Sony and its halting of pre-orders, it looks like Microsoft is having problems spitting out enough Xbox Ones for its debut. It's significantly scaled back its launch plans, forcing a whole load of people to have to wait until 2014 to see the next-gen machine. Read More >>

giz explains
Where the Most Important Part of Your Battery Comes From

Lithium's kind of a big deal. It powers everything from our gadgets to our cars — really our entire modern world. And that's not changing any time soon; some analysts estimate that demand could grow up to 25 per cent over the next several years. But how does one harness the power of a metal that bursts into flame every time it gets wet? How do you even get it out of the ground? Read More >>

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rumours
Here’s the New iPhone 5S on the Production Line, Apparently

It seems Apple's leaking like a sieve right now, or at least its Chinese manufacturers are. After photos of the back of the thing, its lozenge-shaped flash, and even a prototype made their way onto the internet, here's a supposed spy shot of iPhone 5S parts flying down the assembly line. Read More >>

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phones
LG Denies Nexus 4 Shortages Are Its Fault and Says No Nexus 5 Incoming

After Google basically threw LG under a bus, telling the world+dog that all the Nexus 4 shortages and issues were LG's fault, the Korean manufacturer has finally responded. Apparently it's nothing to do with LG, because it's been pumping them out just fine, and still is. Thanks Google. Read More >>

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Do Google and LG Have a Nexus 4 Sequel On the Way Already?

Here's a curious one. If rumours are to be believed, LG's actually stopped producing Nexus 4s, and has turned manufacturing efforts to its incoming next-generation phones instead. Does Google have another Nexus right around the corner? Or has LG simply had enough of flogging hardware for next to nothing? Read More >>

computers
Raspberry Pi to Hit the UK By the End of February

Looks like we’ll be seeing that awesome £23ish flash-drive sized computer before the end of the month. After facing a few manufacturing issues over in China, the first batch of Raspberry Pis will hop off the production line on the 20th of February and be airfreighted immediately to the UK. Read More >>

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Today’s Greatest Rap Producer Uses a Compaq Laptop and a Magazine Mousepad

Above, if you can see through all the weed smoke, you get a scene that's something like the aftermath of a bad LAN party—clutter, shitty laptops, and monitors everywhere. But music's being made in this budget-tech dungeon. Read More >>

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Making Meat Should be a “Factory Process”

The slightly queasy quote above comes from Professor Mark Post of the department of vascular physiology at Maastricht University, which has been given £300,000 to help find a better way of making meat in a lab. Read More >>