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IDM Was the Romanticism of the New Millennium

What do Aphex Twin and Brahms have in common? What if we told you that Beethoven used the same expository technique as Autechre?<p><b>This article originally appeared on Noisey Italy.</b><p>The term "intelligent dance music," or "IDM," appeared for the first time on a Hyperreal online mailing list back in 1993, …

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Return to the chill-out room: when did ambient music last have it so good? - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

<i>Vladislav Delay, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Bing & Ruth and timely reissues from the likes of Brian Eno and other early pioneers – ambient music hasn’t felt</i> …

Neither scene nor heard: a journey through ambient music

Living the Simple Life

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ <b>~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning …

How to Cut the Cord and Ditch Cable Once and For All

The imminent merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast heralds the start of a new era: one of even more expensive channel bundles, and even longer …

2014 Is Going To Be The Best Year Yet For Home Sous Vide

Precision-temperature cooking for perfect meats, vegetables, eggs and more has never been easier than now.<p>In the four years since Popular Science published its first guides to sous vide cooking at home, it's been a pleasure to watch the technique grow in popularity and in ease. New and improved …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

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How To Build Your Own Carbonation Rig That Adds Bubbles to Anything

Look, Sodastreams are great for their convenience and ubiquity, but there are some drawbacks. For starters, you can only use them to carbonate water. …

Zero to Maker Is Pure Inspiration

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>I was very fortunate to grow up in a house where both parents were the hands-on, DIYer-types. My dad taught me a good bit of …

Want to Learn Electronics and Arduino Programming? It's Your Lucky Day!

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>I am very fortunate to count Harold Timmis as a good friend. Not only is he the co-author of one of my books that teaches kids …

Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music

Philip Kaplan, AKA “Pud”, AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to various online music stores for a flat yearly fee. Folks wanting to try it out can upload any song for …

The Future of Protein™

"...it also helps that the "plant-based" burger, which uses beet juice to "bleed," is about as close in taste and texture to meat as you're going to …