LUMI, the Smart Piano Instructor

With an illuminated keyboard and an accompanying app, ROLI's newest device helps you master the instrument your own way

LUMI teaches you to play the piano by tapping into nostalgia and memory. Using songs you know and love (their library includes pop hits and indie gems), you’re led through each note sheet with familiar, almost video game-like instructions. As the notes flow toward you, you’re instructed to hit the appropriate key as each one appears at the foot of the screen. This simple, clever …

Hasselblad Continues to Reshape Medium-Format Photography

From the dynamic X1D II 50C camera to the future-defining CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body

Hasselblad‘s latest series of releases and announcements succeed two-fold. As the brand improves upon previous products—like their groundbreaking X1D mirrorless medium-format camera from 2017—they also reinvent the potential of their historic camera roster. With the less expensive X1D II 50C, consumer feedback powers a second-generation model. For both the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, past and future collide for unexpected functionality. …

Arctic Saver Tower Concept Seeks to Slow Ice Melting

The futuristic Arctic Saver Tower—designed by Yiyang Xu and Jingyi Ye of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology—aims to keep glaciers frozen and prolong winter in the region, thus extending the migration periods for many different animals there. The creation would function both above and below sea level. One unit underneath stores seawater, while two units above “are exposed to cold air during …