The First Pop Song Ever Written by Artificial Intelligence

(QUARTZ) – We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI

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Jack White Sent a Playing Record Into Space

(MASHABLE UK) – White’s record label, Third Man Records, successfully launched the Icarus Craft some 94,000 feet (just shy of 18 miles) above the earth. And, the entire time, the

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A Data Scientist Crunched the Numbers to Find the Most Heavy Metal Word in the English Language

(GIZMODO) – The primary purpose of speaking and writing is to sound as cool as possible at all times, and now a data scientist has given us the specific keywords

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Tencent in Deal with China’s Leading Music Streaming Firm to Combine Music Services

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK> will take a majority stake in a new venture with leading music-streaming company China Music Corporation that combines their

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NASA Sent Jupiter’s Jealous Wife to Check Up on Him and His Satellites

(GIZMODO) – NASA’s Juno spacecraft made all the headlines this past Fourth of July as it successfully went into orbit around Jupiter after a five-year journey—and deservedly so. But not

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Making Vinyl Records Even Groovier

(ACS) – Audiophiles have reason to celebrate. Vinyl records are experiencing a comeback, and scientists are working to make their sound quality even better. An article in Chemical & Engineering

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Wearable Bass System Allows Listeners to “Feel” Music

(Rueters) A wearable sound system allows users to physically feel music, according to its developers. Nothing compares to the sensation of music reverberating through your body while dancing at a

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Did You See Eurovision’s Bizarre ‘Robot Riverdance’ at Half Time?

(THE JOURNAL) – THOSE WHO TUNED in to the Eurovision semi-final in Stockholm last night were privy to more than just Nicky Byrne crashing out of the competition. While Byrne’s

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Spotify Says Growth has Quickened Since Apple Music’s Launch

By Mia Shanley and Jonathan Weber STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Music streaming service Spotify has seen a faster pace of growth since the launch in June last year of rival Apple

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David Bowie Hid a Beautiful Secret in the Blackstar Vinyl Gatefold

(THE INDEPENDENT) – That enormous black star on David Bowie’s last album looks so sombre in light of his death, but it isn’t as bleak as it first appears. As

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