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Transform your router into a StreetPass Relay station

Following Nintendo's latest 3DS software update introducing new StreetPass relay functionality to Nintendo Zone locations, users can turn their home routers into a StreetPass Relay station, according to unofficial instructions posted on the GBA Temp forums, allowing them to draw in StreetPass tags …

Snowden trained as hacker while with NSA -- report

Snowden was taught all he needed to know about snooping into records while he was working for the NSA, according to The New York Times.<p>More details about the mysterious past of Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked details about the agency's surveillance …

Sarah Willis of the Berliner Philharmoniker on Beethoven's 9th

Flute

Leonard Cohen’s showdown with Herbert von Karajan

[Leonard Cohen's 1975 European] tour unfolded largely without incident, apart from… the showdown between Marty Machat and Herbert von Karajan in …

Music Festivals

The Evolution of the Treble Clef

The Grand Staff. Treble Clef on upper staff; Bass Clef on lower staff (image: wikipedia)<p>The curving flourishes of music notation have always been …

Flute

100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains

Watch An Excerpt From 'Keeping Score: The Rite Of Spring'<p>Credit: San Francisco Symphony<p>One hundred years ago, a landmark of modern music was unveiled before a Paris audience. And that audience famously and mercilessly greeted it with boos, jeers and hisses. It was the premiere of the Ballets …

The Good Listener: What's More Important, Lyrics Or Music?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the hair oil we order online as a means of avoiding Whole Foods is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, the importance of instrumentation, lyrics and the combination thereof.<p><i>Holli Ryan Clements writes: "I'd be</i> …

Uncharted 3's The Last of Us Easter egg was a slip, creators say

In 2011, <i>Uncharted 3</i> players noticed what is now known to be an Easter Egg for Naughty Dog's upcoming survival game, <i>The Last of Us</i> — a slip that nearly spoiled the studio's surprise and was entirely their fault, Kotaku reports.<p><i>The Last of Us</i> was officially unveiled in December 2011 at the Spike …