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'Sonic weapon' attacks on US diplomats in Cuba may have been caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation, researcher claims

The strange symptoms affecting US Diplomats in Cuba are a result of exposure to pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic radiation, a leading …

Electromagnetism

Embassy 'sonic attacks' may have been microwave blasts

They might have led to brain injuries, too.<p>When researchers postulated that the "sonic attacks" on embassies in Cuba (and more recently China) were the fault of malfunctioning surveillance gear, that wasn't the end to concerns about the true cause... if anything, there's more worry than ever. The …

Microwaves

Major Jazz Radio Jazz De Ville Partners with Volareo & Jazz Contest Announcement

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 18, 2018</b> <b><br>ROTTERDAM</b><p>Rotterdam-based Volareo, the world’s first blockchain-enabled smart speaker, announced today the second, …

7 Correct Ways To Effectively Implement Gamification

erik_stein / Pixabay<p>Applying gamification isn’t as simple as people make it out to be. It’s not about simply incentivizing objectives and goals. Nor …

More Artists Are Writing Songs in the Key of AI

Music written by teams, David Byrne once wrote, is arguably more accessible than that written by a sole composer. Collaborations, he mused, may …

Beyond ‘Blurred Lines’: How Forensic Musicology Is Altering Pop’s Future

When a jury decided in March of 2015 that Robin Thicke, Pharrell William and Clifford “T.I.” Harris were guilty of copyright infringement in lifting …

Optimizing 360 photos at scale

People have uploaded more than 70 million 360 photos to Facebook since we launched the feature last year. Facebook enables multiple methods for …

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>This article is part of our <b>Google Home tips and features</b> series.<p>You just got a Google Home, and after unwrapping it and setting it …

'The Chi' Soundtracks Hope and Beautiful Flaws on Chicago's South Side

Barry Cole, music supervisor on films like 'Belly' and 'Brown Sugar,' captures the spirit of Chicago in Lena Waithe's 'The Chi.'<p>At the start of <i>The Chi</i>, Coogie bikes down the South Side neighborhood, riding past street art and portraits of Barack Obama splattered across abandoned buildings. Chance …

I Tried Out a Bunch of Natural Highs to Make Dry January Less Boring

From floating to masturbation to self-flagellation—there's a lot of stuff that doesn't contain alcohol and allegedly gets you high.<p>Though it was only started five years ago as a UK charity campaign, the Dry January challenge is rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. With a reported 3.1 million …

Motion Picture Mixtape: Music Discovery Through Film Soundtracks

While original film scores are tailor-made for visuals onscreen, creating the perfect soundtrack is an art unto itself. With the right song, at the …

Soundtracks

Sensel is shopping around its Morph trackpad tech for use in other devices

It took two years, but Sensel finally managed to start shipping the Morph to backers. The company apparently ran into every potential pitfall for a brand new hardware manufacturer, including a microscopic design flaw that forced it to scrap an entire run, resulting in around $60,000 in costs. …

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How Barry Cole captured the sound of a city on Showtime's 'The Chi'

When music supervisor Barry Cole signed on for Lena Waithe's show "The Chi," about the intersecting lives of black Chicagoans on the city's South Side, he had two distinct jobs.<p>One, he had to authentically showcase a huge range of music from the city's history and present. That could mean sounds …

The CPU catastrophe will hit hardest in the cloud

Cloud platforms have patched fast — but the hardest work is yet to come<p>This week, two disastrous new processor vulnerabilities spilled out into the open — and the tech world is still coming to terms with the damage. The vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, affect nearly every processor …

The Academy awards its first Oscar for virtual reality

Who knows -- it could lead to a legit VR category at the Oscars.<p>Virtual reality experiences aren't just games and cheap thrills -- some creators use the medium to start a dialogue and tell worthwhile stories. Take the VR exhibition <i>Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)</i> by Alejandro …

Virtual Reality

How to Use Audio to Engage Customers in a Connected World

Have you ever heard a song in the morning, only to have it stubbornly stick in your head all day long, even though you don’t care for it?Of course …

43 games you can play with Google Home

Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) is great for controlling your smart home and helping out in the kitchen. But smart speakers are just as much for play as they are for work.<p>Whether you're bored with everything on Netflix or you're having guests over, here are 43 games you can play with Google …

Board Games

The iPhone Helped Convince Us We Need The Web All The Time, Every Day

That’s according to Brian McCullough, who runs the popular Internet History podcast, and discussed the iconic device’s impact upon its 10th anniversary.<p>The iPhone wasn’t the first so-called smartphone when it launched in 2007, but it was arguably the first to capture the popular imagination, and it …

Chinese schools are scaring kids off drugs with psychedelic VR simulations

This is one way to put kids off drugs.<p>Children in southern China experienced the "side effects" of drugs, as part of a series of activities …

Psychedelia

10 tasks for Twitter’s new VR and AR team

Last week, UploadVR broke the news that Twitter has started an AR and VR team and pegged ex-Apple designer, Alessandro Sabatelli, as its director of VR and AR to “[empower] us all in the spatial computing revolution.” Beyond that, Twitter is remaining mum on where it is going with the new medium — …

Augmented Reality

The reality of AR/VR survival

Tim Merel Contributor<p>Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022<br>• The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital<p>VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech …

Tuning out: Norway is about to become the first country to ditch FM radio

Norway will become the first country in the world this week to start turning off its FM radio network as the country moves to a digital-only …

Brain.fm’s AI-powered audio tracks are like a mind-focusing drug (80% off)

You need to concentrate on an important assignment. Maybe you need to relax. Or maybe you just need to get some sleep. Whatever the task, Brain.fm can actually enhance your state of mind to help you achieve your goals. And you can grab a lifetime subscription for the low, one-time price of just $39 …

Hackers could take control of a plane using in-flight entertainment system

A flaw in an in-flight entertainment system used by major airlines including Emirates, Virgin and Qatar could let hackers access a planes' controls.<p>The security hole in the Panasonic Avionics in-flight system is used in planes run by 13 major airlines and could put passengers' information and …

BMW’s HoloActive Touch in-car interface offers tactile feedback on a floating display

BMW is doing something pretty sci-fi with the interior of its vehicles at CES – it’s showing off a new HoloActive Touch system, which is a touch sensitive display for showing the driver information about music, navigation and more, which appears to float in air, and which also provides actual felt, …