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Last week, someone tried to sell me what essentially amounted to little more than a jumped-up pyramid scheme. I was quite surprised, because I didn't realize such business models were still so prolific, and that all the negative press hadn't destroyed the industry for good. It turns out that many of these schemes — now…
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Whether for a phone, a camera, or some other gadget, shopping for microSD cards seems like a pretty simple thing to do, right? Yet there’s a lot more to them than you might realise, and it’s surprisingly easy to wind up falling into a number of traps: overpaying, terrible performance, or the card not working…
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Given the whoops and visceral cheering that broke out at the end of BMOP’s 2009 performance of “Ballet Mécanique” in Jordan Hall, I think we might do worse than treat this score as a kind of test case for the unique and enduring pull of the 20th century’s earliest and most daring experiments in sound.
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TRANSLAB[4]: ALGORITMUS A KÓD / VI. RANÁ POČÍTAČOVÁ VIZUÁLNA ESTETIKA (1950-80) TRANSLAB[4]: ALGORITHM & CODE / VI. VISUAL AESTHETICS IN EARLY COMPUTING (1950-80) (note: might take a while to have the page loaded) In the early 1960s digital computers became available to artists for the first ...
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Markdown is the text editing format of the future. It fulfills the same role as HTML - using markup to format chunks of plain text - but it's simpler, sleeker, and easier to use without sacrificing much power or flexibility. It's perfect for the web era and if you aren't using it, you're falling behind.…
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Finding out what song is playing nearby is a simple matter of opening an app on your smartphone – but which service is best? We put Shazam, SoundHound & MusicID to the test. In 2011 we looked at two big names, Shazam and SoundHound. Last year, Yaara put five of these Android apps head-to-head to see which…
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Lisa Wicksted's profile photo
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