The Swedish DJ Who Invented Industrially-Manufactured Pop Music

"BBC Culture reports on DJ Denniz Pop (born Dagge Volle), who couldn't sing, play an instrument, or write a song but could mathematically craft a song from stitching together electronically programmed sounds and beats," writes Slashdot reader dryriver. "Pop was the musical brains behind acts ranging from the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Ace Of Base to Britney Spears, and trained Max Martin who wrote 22 Billbooard #1 hits for the likes of Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Katy Perry, P!nk, Justin Timberlake,...
Tags: Tech, Ikea, Britney Spears, Volvo, Stockholm, Max Martin, Slashdot, Cheiron, BBC Culture, DJ Denniz Pop, Dagge Volle, Billbooard, Cheiron Studios, Robyn Boyzone Backstreet Boys Westlife NSYNC

WIRTW #547 (the “new music Friday” edition)

Jenny Lewis just released the first great album of 2019.   On The Line has witty and funny, yet touching and sad, lyrics, and beautiful melodies that will stick in your head. It's an album that commands your attention. I'll be shocked if it's not at the top of the "Best Of" lists at year's end. You should listen, now and often. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination How does one of your employees actually prove discrimination in court? — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog   Avoi...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Law, Iowa, Cleveland, Doj, Jenny Lewis, Nlrb, Joe, McDonald, Jonathan, EEO, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz

Séquencer son ADN : comment fait-on ? que dit la loi ? quels sont les enjeux ?

Par Julien Varlin, membre de l’association. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
Tags: Future, Julien Varlin

Screen Time Has Little Impact On Teen Well-Being, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Daily: Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health. The research found that adolescents' total screen tim...
Tags: UK, US, Tech, Ireland, Oxford, Association for Psychological Science

Google releases Smart Reply API for third-party Android and iOS apps

Google released  Reply app last year to send automated response in messages and other apps, but it was later discontinued. Today, the company has updated its ML Kit SDK to add APIs for Smart Reply and Language Identification to third-party Android and iOS apps. Smart Reply powered by learning offers users a selection of suggested responses, either as actions on a notification or inside the app itself. This can really help a user to quickly respond when they are busy or a handy way to initia...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Google Smart Reply, Google Smart Reply API, ML Kit SDK

The flexible FRAME pad is capable of being a tablet, laptop, AND a desktop

It’s been roughly two years since the first time we saw a flexible-screen device (or imagined it) and to be honest, we still haven’t figured out WHY exactly we need one. The only conceivable answer seems to be that mobiles are running into a creative roadblock and flexible phones seem to be the only way out, but differentiation can’t be the only reason to add a bending screen to a gadget, no?Designer Hyeong Seop Lee seems to have a pretty incredible use for bending displays. The FRAME is a flexi...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Samsung, Desktop, Desktops, Tablet, Laptop, Laptops, Frame, Product Design, Lee, Flexible Display, Pad, Hyeong Seop Lee

How To Make Smart Music Marketing Happen

In this final of a five part series on how to effectively allocate money in the correct places in order to benefit your music career, we hear from multiple industry experts on which creative marketing techniques can help artists can do to stay competitive in an increasingly challenging industry.   ___________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the fifth and final piece in our five-part Decoded series in which we break down (1) a mental framework to help spend money in the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, UK, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Drake, Detroit, DSP, Gardner, CPM, LANG, Facebook Newsfeed, Koehler

Two Students Charged With Cheating Apple Out of $900K in Wild iPhone Counterfeit Scam (gizmodo)

In a grift for the ages, two engineering students allegedly scammed Apple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s hard to say if the students were very clever or if Apple is just really bad at preventing this kind of thing. Read more... [Author: Victoria Song]
Tags: Apple, News, Victoria Song

Apple Music Has More Paid US Subscribers Than Spotify [Report]

Apple Music has more paid subscribers that Spotify in the United States, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the figures. Apple has been adding subscribers at a faster rate than Spotify, both in the US and globally. According to the WSJ, Apple has been adding subscribers at a monthly rate of 2.6% - 3%, compared to 1.5% - 2% for Spotify. Globally, the sources say that Apple Music’s subscriber growth is 2.4% - 2.8% and Spotify’s has fallen ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, United States, Wall Street Journal, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton, WSJ Apple

Green Takeover: Spotify's Podcast Play Pays Off, Beating Apple In Multiple Markets

Spotify's $500 million move into podcasts appears to already be paying off for the audio streamer. New data shows Spotify has surpass Apple to become the dominate podcast player in Mexico, Spain and Italy and all of South America. A Green Takeover While Apple's dominance remains in the US and Europe, Spotify's podcasting strength in Latin markets, alongside the growing global influence if Latin music could lead to some interesting synergies.  "A demonstration of the platfor...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Podcasts, US, Spain, Italy, Podcasting, Streaming, South America, Latin America, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Latin, Bruce Houghton

Impala, AIM Express Concerns As Brexit, UMG Sale Loom

As Brexit uncertainty grows and suitors circle Universal Music Group, EU independent music trade groups IMPALA and AIM are calling on both the EU and the UK to ensure that the needs of the cultural and creative sectors are prioritized in negotiations. The IMPALA board held their board meeting in London yesterday, where it was agreed that sector specific deals must be on the priority list for negotiators.  "The relationship between the UK and the rest of Europe is vital for the whole ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, UK, London, Eu, Aim, Bruce Houghton, Impala, Helen Smith, Paul Pacifico, Impala AIM Express, Universal Music Group EU

Former Senate Staffer Admits To Doxxing Five Senators On Wikipedia

Jackson Cosko, a former employee of Senator Maggie Hassan, has "admitted to breaking into Hassan's office after being fired, stealing data that included personal contact information, then posting that information online during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing," reports The Verge. The report says Cosko added several senators' private phone numbers and addresses to Wikipedia. He has pleaded guilty to computer fraud, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and making ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Wikipedia, US, Tech, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Hassan, Maggie Hassan, Orrin Hatch, Kavanaugh, Sheila Jackson Lee, Brett Kavanaugh, Cosko, Jackson Cosko, Lindsey Graham Mike Lee

Persian Manuscripts Spanning 700 Years, Now Digitized and Available Online

Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and culture into monolithic entities to be feared or persecuted. But at least one government institution is doing exactly the opposite. For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. This free resource opens windows on diverse religious, national, linguistic, and cultural traditions, most, but not all, I...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Congress, College, India, Poetry, Religion, Iran, Literature, North America, Archives, British Library, Tajikistan, Atlas Obscura

700 Years of Persian Manuscripts Now Digitized and Available Online

Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and culture into monolithic entities to be feared or persecuted. But at least one government institution is doing exactly the opposite. For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. This free resource opens windows on diverse religious, national, linguistic, and cultural traditions, most, but not all, I...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Congress, College, India, Poetry, Religion, Iran, Literature, North America, Archives, British Library, Tajikistan, Atlas Obscura

Alzheimer's Disease Affects 'Twice As Many People' As Experts Thought

schwit1 shares a report from the New York Post: In the U.S., 5.8 million people are living with the debilitating condition, according to the Alzheimer's Association, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota believe, however, that many more people are probably already living with it without having a formal diagnosis. They've been using brain imaging to give a definite answer as to how many people are affected. Tests on 2,500 peo...
Tags: New York Post, Minnesota, Tech, Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer s Association, Jack Clifford the Alexander

Google Maps is getting an even better incident reporting feature

Google earlier this year added a neat Waze feature to Google Maps meant to improve your navigation experience: Crowdsourced traffic data. After having been spotted in testing for several months, the incident reports feature rolled out to Google Maps for Android, featuring support for two different types of reports, including Speed traps and Crashes.Moving forward, Google is bringing support for a brand new kind of incident report to the mobile app that will let you easily mark traffic slowdowns....
Tags: Google, News, Google Maps

Weekend reading: Don’t mess with pensions. They’re working.

What caught my eye this week. T en million UK workers will increase their pension contributions from today, which should mean a more prosperous retirement for them down the line. No, Monevator didn’t just benefit from a promotion from Oprah Winfrey or Richard & Judy that delivered us few million extra readers overnight. In fact many of those millions who are about to spend less and save more are probably only vaguely aware of the fact. That’s the genius of the pension auto-enrollment scheme – ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, New York, London, Marketing, US, Eu, Bbc, United Kingdom, Jp Morgan, Finland, Alan Sugar, Boris Johnson, Pensions, Ussr

Google Adding Chrome Admin Policy To Uninstall Blacklisted Extensions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Google is adding a new admin policy to Chrome that will automatically uninstall browser extensions that are blacklisted by administrators. Currently, administrators can enable a policy called "Configure extension installation blacklist" to create a blacklist of Chrome extension. These blacklisted extensions are added as individual extension ids, and once added, will prevent managed users from installing the associated extensions. To do t...
Tags: Google, Tech

Airbnb Guest Found Hidden Surveillance Camera By Scanning Wi-Fi Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A New Zealand family that booked an Airbnb in Ireland recently discovered an undisclosed camera in the living room, and the family says that Airbnb initially cleared the host of any wrongdoing before finally banning the offender from its platform. "Once the family had unpacked, Andrew Barker, who works in IT security, scanned the house's Wi-Fi network," CNN reported today. "The scan unearthed a camera and subsequently a live feed. From the a...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cnn, Ireland, New Zealand, Airbnb, Barker, Andrew Barker, Airbnb Airbnb, Nealie Barker

Viveport Infinity is good – here’s how HTC can make it great

HTC unveiled its long-anticipated Viveport Infinity VR gaming service this week. It comes with a $13 monthly ($99 annually) fee and more than 600 titles you can play with unlimited access. The selection, price, and experience are all pretty good – but we’re hoping HTC is just getting started. Viveport Infinity is a welcome addition to the VR scene. It’s the world’s first unlimited subscription service for VR experiences, and it comes with quite a few bells and whistles. If you have a Vive or Viv...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Tech, Htc, Virtual Reality, Viveport, Viveport Infinity

Ask Slashdot: What Would Your TED Talk Be About?

Slashdot reader shanen poses the question: if you had to give a TED Talk, what would you talk about? They write: Mostly based on my experiences at TEDx events, though of course I've seen a lot of TED videos. Nick Hanauer's censored TED Talk is still my all-time favorite, though you couldn't see it on the TED website. Proximate trigger for this question was actually looking at the coming TEDx events in the neighborhood... In my own case, I think you'd need to put a gun to my head as motivation, b...
Tags: Tech, Nick Hanauer

Amazon paid $97 million to acquire Eero in a fire-sale deal that left some shareholders with practically nothing, according to leaked documents (AMZN)

Amazon paid $97 million to acquire Wi-Fi router maker Eero, according to documents obtained by Business Insider. Eero hired J.P Morgan in August 2018 to act as its financial advisor, according to the documents. The deal was a fire sale that left owners of the startup's common stock with practically nothing, the documents reveal. Eero's three founders are poised to make millions off of the acquisition, according to the documents. Amazon paid $97 million to acquire Wi-Fi router maker Eero in a ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Stanford, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Alexa, Wi Fi, Nick Weaver, AMZN, Eero, Rachel Kraus, Business Insider Eero, Nathan Hardison, Timothy Schallich, Weaver Hardison

SecureUSB® BT Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review Features: Unlock via mobile App. Remote Management ready. 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options FIPS 140-2 Level 3: In-Process Award Winning: Red Dot 2019 Award Winner | CES 2019 Honoree Remote Management Ready – Learn More Hardware Encryption – AES256-bit XTS OS Independent. Works across and with any OS and Devices Secure Wireless User Authentication via Mobile Phone / DataLock® App (iOS/Android) Convenient Unlocking Options with TouchID / FaceID (iOS) Useful Loc...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Apps, Seo, Computers, AES, Chris Voss, OS Compatability Microsoft, FCC CE Warranty, BT Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review, Interface USB

Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses AT&T of Lying To Customers About DirecTV Now

A massive class-action lawsuit is accusing AT&T of lying to customers about DirecTV Now when it bought Time Warner. KCTV5 reprots: At the time, they promised customers and investors, they would be cutting prices for their streaming service called DirecTV Now. However, the lawsuit accuses the company of switching up TV packages, confusing customers by getting rid of the bundles it had been offering, charging higher prices for new types of bundles, and then bringing back the original bundles at a ...
Tags: Time Warner, Tech, Ars Technica, DirecTV, DirecTV Now, Time Warner AT T

Teens 'not damaged by screen time', new Oxford study finds

Research by Oxford University scientists finds “little evidence of a relationship between screen time and wellbeing in adolescents.” Based on data from over 17,000 teenagers, the study “casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people’s mental health.” This isn't the first time a scientific study has disproven the notion of a direct link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their we...
Tags: Post, Technology, Kids, News, Teens, Parenting, Tech, BBC News, Teenagers, Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University, Screen Time, UK US, Picks, Oxford Internet Institute OII

Google Assistant to Return More Detailed Search Results on Android by @MattGSouthern

An update to Google Assistant on Android devices will allow it to provide better visual responses and more complete information.The post Google Assistant to Return More Detailed Search Results on Android by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Mobile Search, Seo

How do I get Number Lock to stay on? And the browser ‘twilight zone’

What to do if your Number Lock setting doesn't stay on. And, more on browser download speeds slowing to a crawl.
Tags: Technology, News

Tech entrepreneur gives $25M in cryptocurrency to alma mater

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A tech entrepreneur and his wife have made a very Silicon Valley donation to his San Francisco alma mater — $25 million, mostly in cryptocurrency. The gift from Chris Larsen, founder of cryptocurrency company Ripple, and his wife Lyna Lam, to San Francisco State University is already giving officials an education […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Silicon Valley, State University, Chris Larsen, Lyna Lam

The Secret to Managing Creative Projects (while looking for the next big hit)

In any industry, innovation is essentially an arms race. If you’re not creating the next big thing, someone else is seizing the opportunity to define it. The problem is, there’s a lot of time between the moment when you first envision a new concept and the moment when it actually hits your market. How you ...
Tags: Apple, Creativity, Innovation, Collaboration, Build Capability, Processes & Tools, Feature Of The Week

Why iBuying is the new Zestimate

Between Zillow’s powerful grasp over the start of the consumer homebuying journey and the relative ease of instant online offers, it’s no question that the listing powerhouse can dominate this new frontier of buying and selling.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Data, Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Brokerage, Opendoor, Zestimate, Instant Offers, Offerpad, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, Mike Delprete

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