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Fender's music instruction app now includes bass lessons

It will teach beginners essential skills and let them track their progress.<p>Fender has added bass lessons to its Fender Play platform, providing users with bite-sized exercises, a number of instructors to learn from and a slew of skills to master. Those working on developing their bass-playing …

Guitar

The stunning artworks made of light

A new, interactive, digital-only museum aims to create a new relationship between people and art.<p>“The museum itself is one artwork,” Takashi Kudo of teamLab tells BBC Culture. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless is a 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft) digital art space in Tokyo, …

Art

Movie Stars, Returning Favorites, Depressed Cartoon Horses

There are a lot of television shows. Perhaps you’ve heard, or noticed, when a friend comes up to you and tells you about a show they love and you say “Oh, is that new?” only to find out it’s in the middle of its fourth season. It’s hard enough to keep up with the shows that are out there currently, …

TV

25 Must-See Films That Won the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival has been bestowing a best film prize (first the Grand International Prize of Venice frin 1946-1948, then the Golden Lion …

Film Festivals

Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric?

Gravity might have been the first fundamental force ever discovered, but in many ways, it remains the least-well understood. We know that it’s always attractive, and that any two masses in the Universe, no matter where they are, will experience its force. When Einstein concocted his general theory …

Daniel Ricciardo does San Francisco to Vegas in an F1 car

Road trips are almost an essential part of life. You break away and hit the open road leaving your daily stress points in the rearview mirror. Part …

Apple AirPods return to $136 shipped w/ this promo code (Reg. $159)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Altatac via Rakuten offers Apple’s AirPods for <b>$135.99 shipped</b> when promo code <b>SAVE15</b> is applied during checkout. <i>Note:</i> <i>must be logged</i> …

AirPods

Amazon Video Announces New TV Shows And Movies For August (2018)

While Amazon’s list of new movies and TV shows for August isn’t as long as usual, there are definitely some big hitters on there.<br>Starting with Amazon’s home-grown Original content, Amazon Prime subscribers can expect four new TV shows and one movie.<br>The film is <i>Gringo</i>. This stars Charlize Theron, …

Everything You Need To Use Arduino For Home Automation

One of the great things about home automation is that it’s limitless. Whether you add more smart locks, toss some smart light bulbs into lamps, or add another smart thermostat to your home, it’s simple and easy to control all the products in your house.<p>But if you’re someone who doesn’t like the …

Pit Talk: Daniel Ricciardo cops post-race fine at British Grand Prix

ALL Red Bull could talk about after the British Grand Prix was how much its car struggled for speed in a straight line.<p>Unfortunately for Daniel …

TaxScouts wants to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious

TaxScouts, a U.K. startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, is the latest online service designed to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious. However, rather than focusing on the bookkeeping part of the problem primarily tackled by cloud accounting software — which is often …

How a minor change to the Apple Watch’s buttons could vastly improve user experience:

It sounds incredibly minor, but it opens up new possibilities.

Former top spy James Clapper explains how Russia swung the election to Trump

“It stretches credulity to conclude that Russian activity didn’t swing voter decisions.”<p>James Clapper served as the director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, and before that worked as a career intelligence officer under both Republican and Democratic administrations.<p>So when Clapper …

James Clapper

How spies can use your cellphone to find you — and eavesdrop on your calls and texts

Surveillance systems that track the locations of cellphone users and spy on their calls, texts and data streams are being turned against Americans as they roam the country and the world, security experts and U.S. officials say.<p>Federal officials acknowledged the privacy risk to Americans in a …

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Particles

How the Tech Giants Created What Darpa Couldn’t

"Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and …

How Quantum Levitation Works

Quantum Levitation Can Make Objects Float and Fly<p>Some videos on the internet show something called "quantum levitation." What is this? How does it …

Quantum Computers and Quantum Physics

A quantum computer is a computer design which uses the principles of quantum physics to increase the computational power beyond what is attainable by …

Quantum Computing

Does the brain store information in discrete or analog form?

New evidence in favor of a discrete form of data storage could change the way we understand the brain and the devices we build to interface with …

The 50 Best Jazz Bassists Of All Time

In jazz, as in most music, the bass is the bottom line. It’s both part of the rhythmic foundation of the music (along with the drums) and the sonic …

‘Savagely funny and bitingly honest’ – 14 writers on their favourite Philip Roth novels

One of America’s greatest novelists, Philip Roth died this week, aged 85. From 1959’s Goodbye, Columbus to 2010’s Nemesis, 14 acclaimed writers including William Boyd, David Baddiel, Linda Grant and Joyce Carol Oates pick their favourite work<p>I fell in love with Neil Klugman, forerunner to Portnoy …

Philip Roth

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

Quantum Computing

How to Detect and Remove The Mac ‘mshelper’ Malware

- May 18, 2018<p>Is your Mac’s fan running at a high rate or you’re seeing a much reduced battery life than normal, you’ll want to check for the …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Verizon surreptitiously launches Visible, a prepaid carrier

Verizon has a fairly healthy prepaid operation under its own name right now, though it clearly lacks the ground that competitors have such as …

Customer Service

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Your first look at the new Apple Newton documentary

Apple’s Newton MessagePad is one of the most intriguing Apple products in history: a product people considered a flop, but which was actually years ahead of its time.<p>If you’re a fan of the device, then this weekend you’ve got the chance to attend an exclusive screening of forthcoming documentary,</i> …

Apple

The illusion of time

Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p><b>The Order of Time</b> <i>Carlo Rovelli</i> Allen Lane …

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

10 Books to Read if ‘A Brief History of Time’ Was Too Brief for You

Inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s beloved best-seller, the hosts of the ‘BookLab’ podcast offer more mind-bending musings on space and …