Paul McCabe

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Battle over EU copyright law heads for showdown

It is an argument that has drawn in the likes of Paul McCartney, Plácido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as pioneers of the internet from Tim Berners-Lee to the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales.<p>Fought with hashtags, mailshots, open letters and celebrity endorsements, the battle over …

European Parliament

Why September 8th Matters In Rock History

It’s September 8th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1973, <b>The Allman Brothers Band</b> started a five-week run at number …

Rock Music

Lego Makes a Radical Announcement That Puts Other Toy Companies to Shame | Inc.com

Lego wants to change everything about everyone's favorite toy brick without anyone noticing.<p>If that sounds like some kind of riddle, it partly is -- especially for the research team tasked with delivering on the promise. Lego is joining the ranks of Starbucks and McDonald's by reducing its …

Lego

A Nobel Prize Winner Explains How to Finally Think Clearly

Nobel Prize winner and psychologist Daniel Kahneman wants us to consider how we make important decisions using different parts of the brain.<p>In his book <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow,</i> Kahneman proposes two systems that govern how we think, and you might not even know when one of them is at work.<p><b>System 1</b> …

Nobel Prize

‘Star Wars’ director J.J. Abrams launches an indie record label

Hollywood film director J.J. Abrams – best known for his work on the 2009 reboot of Star Trek, Star Wars – The Force Awakens (2015) and the …

The moon has ice on its surface in hundreds of places — and it could be the 'first step in building a space economy'

Shadowy craters near the moon's poles may hide untold reserves of ice — an incredibly precious resource in space — within reach of robotic and human explorers.<p>That's one big takeaway from a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers took data …

Microsoft co-founder’s space venture plans to create three new rockets, including a spaceplane

All three will launch from the company’s massive airplane<p>Today, aerospace venture Stratolaunch announced plans to develop a whole suite of rockets that will be able to launch from underneath the wings of the company’s massive six-engine plane. Three entirely new rockets are planned, including a …

SpaceX just let people crawl into its new spaceship for NASA astronauts — here's what it's like inside

SpaceX invited a few reporters into its Hawthorne, California, headquarters on Monday for a close-up look at a new spaceship and spacesuit for NASA astronauts.<p>The aerospace company, founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, built its Crew Dragon hardware as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. …

Mockups

Check Out a Full List of the Gear Daft Punk Used to Record Homework

Despite quickly shooting to world fame in the late ’90s after releasing their iconic debut album <i>Homework</i>, Daft Punk have spent their careers shrouded …

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard

The most venerable captain in Star Fleet history is back.<p>As has been rumored for a while, CBS announced today that Sir Patrick Stewart, who played …

Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.<p>Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst "dropping in" for a live performance from the …

The Strategic Role of Product Management when Development goes Agile

While software development teams have been moving toward agile methods for years, many product managers are only now becoming aware of it. An agile …

The First Photos From M. Night Shyamalan's Glass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

After that wild twist at the end of <i>Split</i>, we’ve been waiting for ages to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do when it came to smashing together James …

AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad

This thing is packed with sounds.<p>The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can run upwards of $25. This one, however, was created by a team of more …

A CEO's Perspective On Why The CMO Job Is The Hardest To Get Right

The feature in a recent Harvard Business Review centers on why CMOs never last and what to do about it. In full disclosure, I wrote the article based on data I’ve collected over the past seven years about why CEOs seem to have such a hard time getting the CMO role right.<p>With the shortest tenure of …

How Instagram Threads Became the WikiHow for Gen Z

How does a Google-averse generation figure out how to deal with acne, fake friends, and boy trouble? On Instagram, of course.<p>When Sophie, a 13-year-old in Arizona, began eighth grade last year, she wanted to start things off on the right foot. Instead of picking up the latest issue of <i>Teen Vogue</i> or …

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Here's How We Know the Big Bang Happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty …

Open offices leave us free to roam, but also to connect

Here’s exactly how that works.<p>There is perhaps no symbol more emblematic of the modern workplace than the open office plan. The (literal) corporate transparency, the egalitarian seating, and increased opportunity for shared ideas are all part of the restructure that moved VPs out of the corner …

OpenOffice

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

• <b>During an onstage interview Friday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained the strange meetings that Amazon holds.</b>• <b><br>Each meeting requires a well-crafted, six-page memo that the whole room sits and reads at the start.</b>• <b><br>Bezos banned PowerPoint years ago, and explained why the memo-driven meeting is far superior.</b><p>…

Jeff Bezos

Infographic: How chatbots could help your organization

Robots taking over the world might not be so bad after all.<p>Chatbots are changing the way consumers and organizations interact online. These …

NASA Is Ready to Start Building Its Moon Station

Here’s why the moon is back in the picture.<p>It’s been 50 years since man first walked on the moon. In 2019, NASA will make its first big push to go …

BBC Sound Effects library avail. for non-commercial use

Hi,<br>BBC made available their Sound Effects library with over 16 thousand audio clips.<br>Search enabled, with preview inside web browser and with …

Skywalker Sound and the challenges of making audio for VR films

"You have to take a fresh look at it and put aside all your preconceived notions."<p>Lauded Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, best known for his work on movies such as <i>Birdman</i> and <i>The Revenant</i>, last year nabbed a "special" Oscar award for his VR exhibition <i>Carne y Arena</i>. The virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Customer Experience

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to …

Why Agile Is Eating The World​​

In 2011, Marc Andreessen wrote his famous essay, “Why Software Is Eating the World,” in The Wall Street Journal, leading to the cliché that “every company needs to become a software company.” (A useful update by Jeetu Patel on the situation in 2016 is here: “Software is still eating the world.”)<p>In …

Wall Street

The biggest space missions and rocket launches we'll see in 2018

There’s a lot going on<p>Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before. And two of NASA’s vehicles already in space will finally arrive at their intended targets: one …

Apple to Hit $1 Trillion in Market Value in 2018

By<p>December 23, 2017<p>In August 2011, a couple of months before Applewas slated to announce the iPhone 4S, company co-founder Steve Jobs confirmed that …

Apple