This grand piano has been hacked to create note-perfect electronica

This duo makes electronic music using a grand piano. Erol Sarp, 32, and Lukas Vogel, 31, form Bochum-based Grandbrothers, although they wouldn’t necessarily describe their music in such simple terms. “It’s more a mix of jazz, classical, electronic, many different elements,” Sarp says. The pair have contrasting roles: trained jazz musician Sarp plays the piano…

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Tuesday briefing: Our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor

European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, astronomers are tracking the first interstellar object to pass through our solar system, a new Intel Management Engine vulnerability affects most recent motherboard chipsets, the European Medicines Agency is moving to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox…

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Monday briefing: Pentagon contractor left social media spy cache on an open server

USAf/Getty Images Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, poorly secured web storage reveals that US government contractors have been carrying out mass surveillance on the country’s citizens, Germany has banned kids’ smartwatches over security concerns, Russian propagandists have been blogging lies on Medium and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday…

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Theresa May on Russian trolls, startups and cybersecurity skills

Prime minister Theresa May and WIRED editor Greg Williams Crown copyright In an exclusive interview with WIRED to coincide with the UK government’s pre-budget announcement of a series of measures to support innovation and technology, prime minister Theresa May offered further thoughts on how Twitter accounts associated with the Russian Federation have been used to…

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Thursday briefing: Gene editing tools have been injected into a living human for the first time

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a US biotech firm is carrying out the world’s first direct DNA modification in a living patient, verified Twitter users can now lose their blue ticks for bad behaviour, a potentially habitable exoplanet has been identified 11 light years away and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your…

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Wednesday briefing: US intelligence issues North Korea cyber-espionage warning

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, US intelligence agencies say that North Korea has penetrated networks in government, aerospace and telecoms sectors, Russian trolls live-tweeted Manchester and London attacks, crystalline phase-change memory outspeeds standard DRAM and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning by 8am. Click here to sign up…

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