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Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

Major Avengers 4 plot leaks reveal fate of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor

<b>This is your requisite spoiler warning, so proceed at your own peril.</b><p>Leaks from a source previously proven to be accurate suggest game-changing …

Marvel Universe

The 50 Most Iconic Movie Posters Of The 1970s

Back when movie posters were an art form<p>Movie posters used to be an art form—back before movie studios started Photoshopping famous and attractive faces on one-sheets. And there was no better decade for the movie poster than the '70s, when the Hollywood system finally began to crumble and the …

Universal Pictures

Most Triumphant: Bill & Ted 3 Is Officially Set to Rock Our Socks Off

Everyone involved with the <i>Bill & Ted</i> films has been saying, for literally years, that a third film was in the works. There’s a script, a director, …

Bill & Ted

I Now Have Both TSA Precheck and Clear, and I Can Never Stand in Line With You People Again

A few weeks back, I was heading to Huntsville, Ala., to attend a track meet for my nephew (which ended up getting rained out). I had a 6:45 a.m. …

Flying

'Avengers: Infinity War' - James Gunn Reveals What Groot Told Rocket at the End (Spoiler!)

That last “I am Groot” reveals a lot more of the relationship between “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters Groot and Rocket Raccoon<p><i>(Note: This post</i> …

Marvel Universe

Fact: There's a 'lost' original Pokemon game that Americans never played

Whether it's Pikablu, the Mew under the truck, the PokeGods, Bill's secret garden, or <i>Pokémon Purple</i>, the game where you could play as Team Rocket, …

Pokémon

Springtime In Japan Means Great Cosplay

NicoNico, Japan’s video sharing platform, holds a big party every year called Chokaigi at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, outside Tokyo. It’s a …

Japan

Can Bernie Sanders Out-Woke Kamala, Liz, and Trump?

Where Democrats fall on the spectrum from wokeness to deplorability, and from socialism to Ayn Rand, tells us a lot about how the party is positioning itself in 2020.<p>When Democrats sweep the midterms this year, as nearly everyone expects them to do, they’re likely to be leftier than they were in …

Middle-class

10 Deadly Sins of Graphic Design [Infographic]

Digital marketing and graphic design are two of the crucial components of the modern-day marketing mix. With the vast advancement in the field of …

Graphic Design

Avengers: Infinity War suffers from a huge plot hole

Thanos has a definite plan, and it makes no sense<p><i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> digs into Thanos’ motivations, but it also introduces a rather gaping plot hole while doing so. This issue doesn’t exist in the comics, where Thanos has a very different reason for collecting the Infinity Stones.<p>[<b>Warning</b>: This …

Comics

Hiroshima Bombing Victim's Bones Reveal an Insane Level of Radiation

The findings have terrifying ramifications for modern-day bombs.<p>When the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, around 80,000 …

São Paulo

Here's How to (Probably) Lock In Another Year of Amazon Prime For $99

Try not to panic, but Amazon is raising the price of Prime for the first time in four years, from $99 per year to $119. The change goes into effect …

Shopping

Japan Is in an Anime EMERGENCY

Manga and anime piracy is a big problem for creators, and the Japanese government is enacting an "emergency measure" to help.<p>Japan is in a serious anime crisis, and the government’s stepping in to save it.<p>The Cabinet Office’s Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters in Japan announced on Friday …

How to ‘reboot’ your creative brain and refresh your focus in 15 minutes or less

In today’s information-obsessed world, our minds are in constant overdrive.<p>Your brain is a living, inventive, and rapidly renewing organ that needs …

Creativity

The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History

The origin story of comic books isn’t flashy. No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of …

Toei's Next Super Sentai Special Is Devoted to the Greatest Heroes of All: Moms

Specifically, moms with transforming spandex supersuits.<p>Introducing <i>Hero Mama League</i>, an online special focusing on three major ladies from sentai …

I Can't Stop Scrolling Through This Collection of Incredible Gifs From Japanese Superhero Shows

RIP My productivity, 1991-2018. Cause of death? So many good gifs.<p>In the vein of such wonderful Twitter accounts as Batman ‘66 Labels or Swear Trek, …

GIF Animations

Sean Murphy's BatmanContinuity Has Its Own Set of Rules

Sean Gordon Murphy, author of <i>Batman: White Knight</i>, has crafted within it his own pocket <i>Batman</i> world, with some substantial differences from the …

Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.

Will Disney destroy the movie theater?<p>No company has been more responsible for shaping the modern entertainment landscape than Walt Disney. In 1937, with <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, its first feature film, Disney invented the family blockbuster. In 1954, with <i>Disneyland</i>, an anthology series …

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Science Fiction

John Woo Made a Lost in Space Reboot and Nobody Saw It

It’s been 53 years since the Robinson family originally got “Lost in Space,” in a TV series that might seem like a pop culture footnote but was - in …

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<br>It’s inherent for designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Typography

Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening

Damning statistic follows damning statistic on wealth inequality. The latest, from the House of Commons, is that by 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. The distribution of wealth – or rather the lack of it – may well prove to be the defining issue of our age. Such inequality …

Economics

People Won’t Stop Demanding The Mona Lisa To Be Cleaned, So Someone Just Explained What Would Happen

From rust being washed off some old pots to dirt removed from crevices between tiles, watching something return to its previous state is oddly …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

'Harry Potter' Game Gets Movie Actors, But No Emma Watson for a Good Reason

Several familiar voices are returning to Hogwarts. The upcoming mobile game <i>Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery</i> will feature several actors from the film …