Laura Sydell Laura Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for the NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and NPR.org.

Paul Cross, creative director of Rocksmith, plays the game at a demonstration event in San Francisco, Calif.

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Rocksmith: Guitar Hero Gets Real(er)

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Dennis Ritchie, A Hero Of The Computer World, Dies

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Netflix Abandons Plans To Divide Into 2 Divisions

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Bjork's new album, Biophilia, is also an interactive multimedia project.

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Bjork's 'Biophilia': Interactive Music, Pushing Boundaries

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Steve Jobs introduces new MacBook Air models at Apple headquarters on Oct. 20, 2010. Some say one of his greatest legacies is his impact on design.

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Steve Jobs' Greatest Legacy May Be Impact On Design

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies At 56

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Steve Jobs holds up an iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June 2010.

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Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Dies At 56

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The Galaxy S II is a Samsung smartphone that runs on Android. Analysts say Microsoft could be getting as much as $15 for each phone Samsung sells.

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Microsoft, Google Tussle Over Android Phone Patents

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Can Amazon's Fire Tap Into iPad's Success?

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Facebook Announces New Partnerships For Music, Movies And TV

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A shot from the dress rehearsal of Heart of a Soldier, which opens Saturday in San Francisco. Corey Weaver hide caption

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'Heart Of A Soldier': An Opera At The Heart Of Sept. 11

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San Francisco's Twisted Romance With 'Vertigo'

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Steve Jobs Resigns, Tim Cook Becomes Apple's CEO

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BART Defends Cutting Off Cell Service In Subway

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