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1991: The Most Important Year in Pop-Music History

Historical, musical, and quantitative evidence shows that the rise of rap is the most important thing that has ever happened to the genre.<p>On June 22, 1991, Billboard announced a new album had surpassed <i>Out of Time</i>, by R.E.M., to become the most popular in the country. It was <i>Niggaz4life</i>, by N.W.A., …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil …

Before you quit your job to become a developer, go down this 6-point checklist

Last August, I left my job at YouTube to spend six days a week, 11+ hours a day, writing code. Since then, a lot of people thinking about making a career change have asked me about my experience, so here are my main pieces of advice.<p>Make sure you actually like programming<p>I feel like it’s easy to …

Europe tells tech firms to stop abusing standards-essential patents

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: The Boxing Times Blue Corner<p>Motorola and Samsung have both been slapped down by European antitrust regulators for …

Tech titans join forces to stop the next Heartbleed

The Linux Foundation's new Core Infrastructure Initiative creates a virtual Justice League of the biggest tech firms to ensure that open-source code gets the cryptographic scrutiny that it desperately needs.<p>The concept that 'more eyeballs make bugs more shallow' I don't think is wrong. The idea is …

Today’s social-media object lesson: The NYPD tries for outreach and gets backlash

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond 5/Cienpies<p>By now, the list of social-media failures has grown so long that it’s difficult to keep track, but …

Felicia Day: Using tech to create her own art

A growing number of women actresses are bypassing the Hollywood studios and producing, directing and starring in their own digital creations - and connecting directly with their fans.<p>Felicia Day is a pioneer in the digital space, attracting both corporate investment from tech giants like Google, …

Apple releases Heartbleed bug fix for 2013 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

Apple has released a bug fix patch for its 2013 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule, fixing the OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ vulnerability. The update does not apply to the AirPort Express.<p>Firmware update 7.7.3 is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. It …

Zuckerberg pitches private sharing, says Messenger has 200M users

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Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with …

European aid 'lessons learned', Wales Audit Office says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1072000/1072433_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524790235_261e9df390dc181f52575a3346871fa5<p><b>European aid is now being well managed after lessons learned from earlier projects, auditors have said.</b><p>The Wales Audit Office said schemes …