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Amazon’s Audible expands its original programming with new comedy series

Over the past few years, Amazon -owned Audible has been expanded beyond audiobooks to include more original content, like the short-form audio programming offered through Audible Channels, for example. Today, the company announced a new partnership for original comedy projects, in collaboration with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. The first production from this effort is “Heads Will Roll,” a program created, produced by and starring Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne. The production itself is a wor...
Tags: Amazon, Programming, Comedy, Media, Reese Witherspoon, Tech, Broadway, Original Content, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Lorne Michaels, John Cena, Audible, Kate McKinnon, Zack Phillips, Bryan Tucker


Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with the Oakland-based nonprofit organization Dream Corps on the initiative, which will see Apple providing technology along with curriculum guidance, professional support and advocacy to individuals in middle and high schools, college and beyond. The nonprofit currently operates its own learn-to-code program called #YesWeCode, which ha...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Learn To Code, Programming, Apps, Tech, Developers, Tim Cook, Coding, App-store, Vietnam, Oakland, Swift, Nonprofit, watchOS, Tvos


Someone Created an Entire Album Using the Crude Sounds of a Computer’s Motherboard

The range of music that Chiptune artists can squeeze from old video game consoles is unbelievable, but at the same time that’s hardware that was specifically designed to produce a range of sounds to accompany a game. Alexander Semenov, however, managed to create an entire Chiptune album using only the sound…Read more...
Tags: Programming, Music, Science, Albums, Chiptunes, Alexander Semenov, MS DOS, System Beeps


March of the robots

Photo by Steve Wheeler Anyone who has ever attended the BETT Show will tell you it is vast, chaotic and very commercial. The latter is inevitable, because BETT is a free-entry event, and someone has to pay to make sure the four day education show happens. BETT was bigger than ever this year, with more vendors and more visitors, overspilling into an additional space across the corridor from the usual trade show venue.As I wandered around the show this year, skilfully sidestepping the min...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Teachers, Robots, Schools, eLearning, Classroom, Bett, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, BETT2019, VEX Robotics, Seymour Papert Mitch Resnick


This Elon Musk interview from 1999 explains his success

Elon Musk saw that you could make money on the internet back in 1995, when most people didn't.He explains that he's not interested in money as much as in starting companies.Musk likes to pursue new ideas like a "new game". None How did Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind such game-changing tech ventures as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, The Boring Company, and Neuralink, achieve so much? A telling 1999 interview, taken when he recently became a multi-millionaire, provides a fascinating insight...
Tags: Programming, Business, Elon Musk, Internet, Investment, Paypal, Computers, Software, Innovation, Invention, Silicon Valley, Bahamas, Musk, Wilson, McClaren, Prediction


Which is the best laptop for music production?

Miles uses Visual Studio and wants to use coding program Sonic Pi on Windows, not a MacI am a musician and software developer who wants to get into live coding and electronica using software like Sonic Pi and maybe, in the future, Max/MSP from Cycling 74. Most people seem to use Apple’s MacBook Pros, but I have always been a Windows user, and develop software on Windows using Visual Studio, so I am reluctant to switch to a Mac. However, every time I have tried to get a good music-making setup on...
Tags: Apple, Programming, Music, Technology, Windows, Computing, Visual Studio, Windows 10, Laptops


N64 modder re-imagines classic Super Mario

Classic games, computers and gaming consoles are a source of joy for those who came of age when the titles and hardware were cutting edge commodities. Few things can transport you back to your youth faster than playing with what made you happy back in the day. For some people, playing with the games of yore includes tinkering to make something new and wonderful. From Kotaku: Modder Kaze Emanuar has taken the 2D level design of that older game and crammed it into the engine of Super Mario 64....
Tags: Programming, Post, Video, News, Video Games, Nintendo, Mario, Modding, Super Mario, N64, Kotaku, Classic Gaming, Modder Kaze Emanuar


Client Success Stories: Igniting Winter Attendance at Outdoor Sites

If you work at a park, zoo, nature preserve, or other primarily outdoor destination, you may think winter programming is all but a lost cause. After all, teeth-chattering temps don’t exactly beckon most people out of doors. As cold takes hold over the next few months, we’ll be serving up some soul-warming inspiration from some of our highly creative and industrious clients who have beaten these odds, enticing visitors outside with novel, memorable events—and reviving liveliness at their sites...
Tags: Programming, Design, Winter, Park, Cold Weather, Marsh, Nature Center, Horicon Marsh, Inspiration and Client Success Stories, Nature Preserve, Client Success Story, Outdoor Site, Horicon Marsh Horicon Wisconsin, Horicon Wisconsin, Andrea Champeau, Outdoor Sites


A Useful Tip or Two, Part 1

Introduction I’ve lately had the opportunity to do a lot of teaching to some up and coming DevOps personnel. I take a lot of pride in teaching because good talent, as we all know too well, is hard to find. Helping a person find their inner engineer can be a daunting task, though. What’s worse, many of our learning tools are pretty obtuse to a newbie. Telling a normal person to (or being told to) ‘man ip’ is part of what makes us into the shocked-out remnants of our former selves. If you happen ...
Tags: Programming, Blog, Linux, Beginner, eLearning, Bash, CLI, Jq


TidalCycles, free live coding environment for music, turns 1.0

Live coding environments are free, run on the cheapest hardware as well as the latest laptops, and offer new ways of thinking about music and sound that are leading a global movement. And one of the leading tools of that movement just hit a big milestone. This isn’t just about a nerdy way of making music. TidalCycles is free, and tribes of people form around using it. Just as important as how impressive the tool may be, the results are spectacular and varied. There are some people who take o...
Tags: Programming, Music, Free, Berlin, Tech, Code, Artists, Coding, Tokyo, Open-source, Upgrades, Tidal, Github, Alex, Listening, Bogota


‘Deepfake’ technology can now create completely real-looking human faces

In 2014, researchers introduced a novel approach to generating artificial images through something called a generative adversarial network.Nvidia researchers combined that approach with something called style transfer to create AI-generated images of human faces.This year, the Department of Defense said it had been developing tools designed to detect so-called 'deepfake' videos. None A new paper from researchers at Nvidia shows just how far AI image generation technology has come in the past few...
Tags: Programming, Florida, Technology, Department Of Defense, Computers, David, Innovation, Darpa, Nvidia, Marco Rubio, Machine Learning, Ai, Ian Goodfellow, MIT Technology Review, Deepfake


A Future of Software Without Code

Early digital computers weren’t very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, which was time consuming and difficult. That began to change when John Backus developed FORTRAN in the early 1950s, ...
Tags: Programming, Software, Innovation, Coding, Software Development, Enterprise Software, John Backus, Software Development Innovation


Jlin, Holly Herndon, and ‘Spawn’ find beauty in AI’s flaws

Musicians don’t just endure technology when it breaks. They embrace the broken. So it’s fitting that Holly Herndon’s team have produced a demonic spawn of machine learning algorithms – and that the results are wonderful. The new music video for the Holly Herndon + Jlin collaboration have been making the rounds online, so you may have seen it already: n But let’s talk about what’s going on here. Holly is continuing a long-running collaboration with producer Jlin, here joined by technologist ...
Tags: Programming, Music, Berlin, Tech, Web, Ad, Code, Software, Artists, Stories, Ai, Algorithms, Machine-learning, Listening, Music Tech, Jules


Bitcoin and blockchain jobs are booming — and they pay well

A study by Glassdoor found that demand for blockchain work has risen 300% since last year.Glassdoor reported the median starting salary for blockchain job openings was over $32,000 higher than the median US salary, an increase of 61.8%.Despite the issues in the current crypto market, blockchain technology appears to have a bright future. None For those in the United States, the economy continues to push forward full steam ahead. According to a recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statis...
Tags: Programming, Hong Kong, Business, Technology, New York City, Future, US, San Francisco, Development, Computers, Code, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, Engineering, Innovation, Global development


The guts of Tracktion are now open source for devs to make new stuff

Game developers have Unreal Engine and Unity Engine. Well, now it’s audio’s turn. Tracktion Engine is an open source engine based on the guts of a major DAW, but created as a building block developers can use for all sorts of new music and audio tools. You can new music apps not only for Windows, Mac, and Linux (including embedded platforms like Raspberry Pi), but iOS and Android, too. And while developers might go create their own DAW, they might also build other creative tools for performanc...
Tags: Programming, Music, US, Tech, C, Developers, Code, Software, Open-source, Github, Music Tech, Programmers, Free As In Freedom, Tracktion, GPL, Ballmer


What the Optics of New Music Say to Black Composers

It has been more than six months since Helga Davis gave the keynote speech at the 2018 New Music Gathering. After a brief opener, she quoted August Gold—“If you want to know what you want, you have to look at what you have.”—and then proceeded to ask the audience to “look around the room, and see what the composition of [the] room [says] about what we want.” launch gallery Based on her challenge, we can ultimately conclude the following: if attending a music event and the people in the room ...
Tags: Programming, Education, Religion, Articles, Diversity, Advocacy, Commentary, Mozart, Haydn, Georges, Gunther Schuller, Julia Perry, Anthony R Green, Saint Georges, Chaya Czernowin, Marcos Balter


Blockchain tech is new hot topic for universities around the world

Blockchain is becoming more prevalent and with it, the need for blockchain developers, opening up an entirely new job market. More universities are jumping on the band wagon and offering courses on blockchain developmentCourses you can learn and how you can use the advancement of blockchain to get aheadAccording to new research carried out by Coinbase, we're witnessing a significant rise in the number of universities teaching their students about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. It turns out tha...
Tags: Programming, Business, Learning, Education, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, US, Bloomberg, Mit, Computers, Bitcoin, Innovation, Ibm, Columbia University, Columbia, Blockchain


5 Surprising Places To Steal (What Works)

Museums, nature centers, and other interpretive sites should be thieves. Yep, you read that right. They should scope out what makes other popular industries successful—and steal what works! We promote this pilfering, obviously, with a chuckle. We do not want to see curators in jail and naturalists in the pen! But, imagine a world where we steal from… The Movie Industry Interpretive exhibits become as exciting as the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Special effects—themed lighting, enthralling sound...
Tags: Programming, Music, TV, Hollywood, Design, Exhibits, Television, Movies, News, Education, Film, Audio, Films, Future, Burglary, Journalism


How to Set Up the Best Fake Phone Number 

Fake phone numbers are a beautiful thing, whether you make them up on the spot or give out the number to a service like the Rejection Hotline. Best of all, though, are the ones you craft yourself, like the one I gave to car dealers that fakes a full voicemail message.Read more...
Tags: Programming, Phone, Lifehacks, Voice, Twilio, Voicemail, Chatbots, Never Talk To Anyone Again


The Results Are In! 8 Awesome Things We Learned From Visitors

Last year, we hinted on the blog that we were up to something new and exciting at Taylor Studios—a partnership with four interpretive sites across the country, studying their visitors and how they engage with our exhibits. It has been an exciting first year, and the results are in! Here are some of the most interesting findings: At all four sites, the highest percentage of visitors came with families. Far fewer came with friends or by themselves. All four sites attracted an impressive number of...
Tags: Programming, Family, Design, Exhibits, Families, Education, Friends, Time, Awards, Events, Clients, Visitors, New, Analysis, Park, Program


Why React Is Growing In Popularity

React is a declarative and component-based JavaScript library that developers use to build user interfaces (UI). The library provides programmers with a set of advantages that make it an ideal choice for UI design, including the ease of use and extension. In today’s fast-changing world, front end components need to be portable and reusable while also providing users with interactivity. As this problem became increasingly complex, the market developed multiple solutions to solve the issue....
Tags: Programming, Startups, Javascript, Airbnb, React, Others, JSX, Facebook Uber Instagram, Rapid Adoption React


How a crappy promotion led to me being a software engineer

This post expands on a recent podcast I did with Living Corporate outlining the story behind my career switch to software engineering. Quick Background I was born in Nigeria, but mostly grew up in Dallas, TX. My undergrad was in Nutritional Science at UT Austin, and I have a graduate business degree from Arizona State University. My parents wanted me to go to pharmacy school, but I abandoned that to pursue my real interests, business and entrepreneurship. I’m currently coming up on my two-year ...
Tags: Programming, Startups, Wisdom, Nigeria, Careers, Austin, Arizona, Dallas, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Arizona State University, Sxsw, Austin TX, UT Austin, Austin Startups, Life-lessons


Linux programmer developing tools for new open source Code of Conduct

Coraline Ehmke is a leading figure in the push to make Linux programming more welcoming and inclusiv, supplementing the project's famed Code of Conflict with an enforceable Code of Conduct project called CoC Beacon. (more…)
Tags: Programming, Post, News, Diversity, Linux, Inclusion, Brogramming, Coraline Ehmke


Watch this $30 kit turn into all these other synthesizers

DIY guru Mitch Altman has been busy expanding ArduTouch, the $30 kit board he designed to teach synthesis and coding. And now you can turn it into a bunch of other synths – with some new videos to who you how that works. You’ll need to do a little bit of tinkering to get this working – though for many, of course, that’ll be part of the fun. So you solder together the kit, which includes a capacitive touch keyboard (as found on instruments like the Stylophone) and speaker. That means once the s...
Tags: Programming, Music, Hardware, Diy, Learning, Electronics, Tech, Code, Stories, Arduino, Open-source, Github, Kits, DSP, Mitch, Oddities


Real Work vs. Imaginary Work

Since we launched Hill Charts in Basecamp we’ve been fielding many interesting questions. One common question is: how do we catch more problems in the uphill phase so they don’t surprise us later? What happens is, people think a piece of work is downhill, and then all of a sudden a problem comes out of nowhere. Especially when it comes to programming issues. “Why didn’t we catch this earlier?”The reason often traces back to the uphill phase. An engineer looked at some work and imagined the solu...
Tags: Programming, Blogging, Signal, Product-management, Hill Charts


Vectors are getting their own festival: lasers and oscilloscopes, go!

It’s definitely an underground subculture of audiovisual media, but lovers of graphics made with vintage displays, analog oscilloscopes, and lasers are getting their own fall festival to share performances and techniques. Vector Hack claims to be “the first ever international festival of experimental vector graphics” – a claim that is, uh, probably fair. And it’ll span two cities, starting in Zagreb, Croatia, but wrapping up in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Why vectors? Well, I’m sure th...
Tags: Programming, Music, Diy, Electronics, Wikipedia, Berlin, Tech, AV, Code, Canada, Slovenia, Croatia, Visuals, Open-source, Analog, Motion


Creative software can now configure itself for control, with OSC

Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead of manually assigning every knob and parameter, software was smart enough to configure itself? Now, visual software and OSC are making that possible. Creative tech has been moving forward lately thanks to a new attitude among developers: want something cool? Do it. Open source and/or publish it. Get other people to do it, too. We’ve seen seen that as Ableton Link transformed sync wirelessly across iOS and desktop. And we saw it again as software and hardware mak...
Tags: Programming, Music, Tech, Javascript, Code, Software, Stories, Visuals, Open-source, Motion, Midi, Ableton-live, Free As In Freedom, OSC, JSON, Hap


This Kit Uses a Motion-Sensing Wand to Teach Kids Code - No Hogwarts Required

Kano’s first product was a computer that kids could build as easily as a Lego set, helping to demystify the technologies we obsess over. The company’s next product is a buildable, motion-sensing wand that swaps spells for simple programming making it easy for kids to conjure up magical interactions with a flick of the…Read more...
Tags: Programming, Toys, Science, Education, Stem, Coding, Harry Potter, Kano, Wands, Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit


Google's New Cirq Project Aims to Make Quantum Computers Actually Useful

Last year, we reported that a new era of quantum computing is upon us: the NISQ, or Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum era, in which quantum computers are still small and error prone, but they actually do something valuable. That second part is still somewhat aspirational, though, so companies like Google are offering…Read more...
Tags: Google, Programming, Science, Computers, Quantum Computing, Quantum Computers, Cirq, Quantum Algorithms, Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum


Netflix look to radio as they prepare their own station for SiriusXM

Netflix have dominated TV and films online and are only growing larger but now they’re looking to the future with the launch of their first radio station. Netflix have just revealed a new partnership which strays from their usual industry partners of TV and film studios. This time they’ve partnered with online radio giants SiriusXM to take their programming into the world of online audio and shows them diversifying beyond their own video platform onto a third-party. The partnership will see ...
Tags: Programming, Video, Music, Comedy, TV, Film, Standup, Digital, Online, Netflix, Radio, Streaming, Comedians, Montreal, Station, Series