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Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool review – something they've never achieved before

Last Tuesday, the world was treated to the improbable spectacle of tastemaking US music website Pitchfork earnestly trying to explain 1960s and 70s UK kids’ show Trumpton to its American readers. Their London-based contributing editor was drafted in, the better to elucidate the importance of Pugh, …

Indie Music

Add Bluetooth phone calls and music streaming to your car for $35 shipped (orig. $60)

BlueRigger via Amazon offers the Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit with Aux Input for <b>$35 shipped</b>. It carries a list price of $60, but has never really sold that high. It’s typically priced at $40 and rarely goes on sale — this is the first time since last November.<p>There are absolutely other …

Music Streaming

My favourite first line – by writers on the 2013 Man Booker prize longlist

First lines for novelists are a bit like penalty kicks for goalies, a heart-stopping opportunity for a great performance, <i>writes Robert McCrum</i>. It's your show, and there's no going back. More than that, a good first line, like Stravinsky's reedy bassoon in <i>The Rite of Spring</i>, or the clarinet …

How-to: Change the email address associated with your Apple ID

<b>This is the second article in our new Saturday how-to series (see last week’s post about safely deleting an iCloud account)</b><p>It is highly recommended that you tie an active, valid email address to your Apple ID. The Apple ID is your login for Apple services such as iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and …

Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

David Chase Eulogizes James Gandolfini: “You Were a Good Boy”

A week after James Gandolfini’s sudden death in Rome, hundreds of his family members, friends, and admirers congregated at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York on Thursday morning for the actor’s funeral, which was open to the public. Among those who paid their respects, …

Secretly Canadian Damien Jurado’s ‘Where Shall You Take Me’ 10th Anniversay Reissue Out May 28, Stream Previously Unreleased Track

Here’s something we can all look forward to. The 10th anniversary reissue of Damien Jurado’s <i>Where Shall You Take Me</i> is available next Tuesday. For …

$20 Wixel Wireless USB Module Frees Fire Breathing Wolf! Maker Faire 2013

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10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Google Doubles Down on Music Subscriptions, Which Means Google Isn’t Serious About Music Subscriptions

Yes, Google plans to launch a subscription music service this week, via its Google Play store.<p>And, yes, Google still plans to launch a separate …

Why Android Is Winning The Tablet Wars

Android tablets took the lead from Apple‘s iOS tablets in Q1 of 2013 (source). This is a huge change from three years ago, when Apple invented the modern tablet.<p>What is happening and where is this going? I see four driving forces:<p>Tablets are more than a media consumption device now<br>• Android has …

China's bird flu mystery

<i>Editor's note: Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and senior fellow for global health and the Council on Foreign Relations. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>This week, millions of Chinese visited family cemetery plots for the annual Tomb Sweeping Festival. They left or burned …

Mega Review: The absolute best portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy

<i>Updated for 2015! The Best Bluetooth Speakers review has now moved here!</i><p><i>TL;DR: Overall winner (updated), Best Value, Best sound, Best Portable/Sound, Charger too, Apps/Updates, more</i><p>Spring is finally here and it is time to bring our music and speakerphones outside. There’s no better way to enjoy …

The Golden Bough | Salman Rushdie

As the interview progressed I became convinced that I would not get the job. My considerable experience of such events had made me almost …

Literature

The Game of Thrones Podcast | Episode 76 – Catching up with Kristian Nairn

• A deadly weapon<br>• KRISTIAN HODOR NAIRN IS HERE<br>• Katching up<br>• BBC's Ripper Street<br>• Time between projects<br>• Lots on Season 3<br>• Kristian's thoughts on the …

TV Series

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails without returning …

Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Microsoft’s next generation of Office software looks like it’s going to be a rebel and not follow Microsoft’s new “Blue” codename. The software will …