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Highway Fidelity: When Cars Came With Record Players

In the winter of 1956, Chrysler unveiled a series of improvements to their lineup of automobiles. There was LifeGuard, a latch that prevented doors …

Turntables

These apps just got an iOS 12 and Siri Shortcuts overhaul

iOS 12 launches today, and there are a whole bunch of updates to apps that take advantage of the new features available in iOS 12. If you visit the App Store’s updates page, you’ll see that many apps are adding support for Siri Shortcuts. Shortcuts in iOS 12 can refer to several related new things, …

iOS

Apple's 2018 Keynote Opening Film is straight out of 'Mission: Impossible' | AdAge

“Mission: Impossible” has not only hit the theaters once again--it also landed on the Apple Park campus, as part of the brand’s opening film to its …

Tim Cook

How I use Alfred to become a more efficient macOS user

If there’s one app I’d be lost without on macOS, it would Alfred. I’ve been using Alfred for years, and I continually discover new ways to use it. So what is Alfred?<p>Backblaze<p>If I had to sum up Alfred into one sentence, it would be: It’s macOS spotlight on steroids. In my day job, I spend a lot of …

Apps

Desjardins: que feront les aînés après la disparition des guichets?

Le mécontentement est généralisé: vos organisations rendent de plus en plus compliquées les transactions pour votre clientèle plus âgée et moins …

Blockchain

« Nous devons existentialiser la Terre »

Après avoir exploré la notion de « terrestralité » dans un premier article, Julien de Sanctis, doctorant en philosophie à l'UTC, s'attarde cette fois …

Livres

Kickass Music, l’alternative 100 % gratuite aux plateformes de musique payantes

<b>Le fondateur de Kickass Torrent, un site de téléchargement illégal mis hors ligne en 2016, vient de lancer une plateforme de streaming audio gratuite</b> …

Google Play

This astrophysicist explains the surprisingly complex concept of ‘nothing’

Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got to say about it?<p>In an interview with The Conversation, Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, explains that when …

Physics

14 of the Most Unique Apps for your iPhone or iPad

Awesome iOS apps come in all price ranges, whether they're the free app of the week or a more premium investment. Truly great apps, though, are the …

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

How to use the iPhone camera’s built-in manual controls

For most photos, the iPhone camera proves perfectly adequate. You just hold up your phone, point it, and shoot. The exposure and focus are almost always correct, or at least correct enough. But on occasion, you need to take control.<p>For instance, maybe that beautiful dark blue sky keeps getting …

Mobile Photography

Oui à la liberté de l’artiste, non aux tentatives de censure

Les idéologues n’aiment pas l’art. C’est en quelque sorte dans l’ordre des choses. Ils ont une conception lisse, unilatérale, univoque de la réalité, …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

How to deal with a loud MacBook fan

Humans sweat, dogs pant and laptops generally spin fans to keep cool. Unless you have the tiny, fanless MacBook ($1,269 at Amazon.com), then your MacBook Pro ($1,580 at Amazon Marketplace) or MacBook Air ($859 at Amazon Marketplace) will occasionally fire up its cooling fan to keep its thermals in …

Apple

How To: The Beginner's Guide to Defending Against Wi-Fi Hacking

Hacking Wi-Fi is a lot easier than most people think, but the ways of doing so are clustered around a few common techniques most hackers use. With a …

Information Security

It's Time to Upgrade Your Phone Charger Situation

With fast chargers everywhere, the age of "Low Power Mode" is over.<p>You might not know this, but after more than ten years since the iPhone’s release, …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p><b>A startup called Noveto has come up with technology to deliver sound right to your ears without your wearing any</b> …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Though it’s sometimes easy to get down about what’s happening on a global scale in the world around us, the minutia of an artist, an album, or a song can be a saving grace in our day-to-day lives. Music has never been able to fix what’s wrong with the world, but sometimes it feels like it can fix …

The Prodigal Son Returns: Ry Cooder Delivers A Late-Career Classic

Nearly 50 years after his debut album, Ry Cooder has produced <b>another classic</b> with <i>The Prodigal Son</i>, mixed and mastered by Martin Pradler, who worked …

Music

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.<p>This is a time of much division. Families and communities are splintered by polarizing narratives. Outrage surrounds geopolitical discourse—so much so that anxiety often becomes a sort of white noise, making it …

Research

The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

Universal Music

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much …

World Health Organization

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Why now doesn’t exist, and other strange facts about time

Time is relatively well-described in current physical theories – it’s just that those descriptions are perplexingly at odds both with each other and …

Equations

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Is the Gulf Stream about to collapse and is the new ice age coming sooner than scientists think?

Two new studies published in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> have brought a new threat to the world’s attention: the shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean …

Someone Photoshopped Mark Zuckerberg as Data from 'Star Trek' and it's incredible

This week on the internet, we've collectively ripped Mark Zuckerberg as he attempts to save Facebook from public scrutiny by the U.S. …

Le grand leurre du numérique dans le monde de la musique

Il y a péril en la demeure dans le monde de la musique. Dans un essai documenté et structuré, alarmant « mais pas alarmiste », le vétéran journaliste …

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

Soundtracks