When Laura Cantrell learned to play country, she started with the music of Kitty Wells. Cantrell’s new record is a tribute to the straight-talking 1950s “Queen of Country Music,” and she performs a few songs live in studio. We’ll check out the cutting edge of videogame design, with gameplay that lets players control living organisms. Stanford University professor Ingmar Reidel-Kruse lets us beta test his game Pacmecium, played with single-celled paramecia. And Apple sets the design world abuzz (again) but not with a hot gadget; this time it’s a new world headquarters — or is that just a shiny donut?