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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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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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