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Music Review: Foxygen finds plenty of beauty in excess with double album

When is musical excess—or more specifically a carefree recording style—a beautiful thing, and when is it purely over-indulgence? With today’s …

Linkedin re-ranked colleges by where graduates get the best jobs

When colleges are re-ranked by how graduates do in the job market, only a few of the conventionally prestigious schools make the top of the list. LinkedIn mined its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms in a handful of …

Facebook is reportedly going after the healthcare market. But why?

Facebook is going the way of Google. Instead of resting on its social media laurels, it’s diversifying its endeavors and expanding into new …

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Thinks Apple CEO Tim Cook Has It All Wrong About Privacy

Google chairman Eric Schmidt checked out the new website, and he fired back against Apple's chief in an interview with CNN Money.<p>"Someone didn't brief him correctly on Google's policies," Schmidt said. "It's unfortunate for him."<p>Schmidt insists Google works tirelessly to protect user data — from …

Intel issues apology after backlash from #GamerGate opponents

After receiving a thorough shellacking for pulling its advertising campaign from gaming site <i>Gamasutra</i> this week, Intel issued a statement this evening arguing that it did not intend on taking sides in the ugly #GamerGate debate, nor did it want to give the impression that it is in any way …

Hit: Windows XP (2001)

Released in 2001, Windows XP proved popular enough to last a good decade. It was Microsoft's first mass-market OS to support Windows NT, a powerful multiprocessing, multi-user OS.

Us vs. Them: What’s Wrong With You People?

Internet, we need to talk. In a nuanced, thoughtful, intelligent way. I don’t want this to turn into some kind of knee-jerk confrontation. But it will, won’t it? You’ll end up citing the Nazis while frothing at the mouth, won’t you? That’s what you do. Every. Single. Time. What’s <i>wrong</i> with you, …

3 ways crooks attack on public Wi-Fi

When you're on the go and running out of data on your cellular plan, finding free public Wi-Fi is like getting a fantastic present on Christmas morning<p>But unlike a Christmas present, free public Wi-Fi comes with a cost. No, not your firstborn child (although some people in London agreed to do just …

The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything

When Alex Hennessy and Mike Graziano decided to spend five years travelling to 195 countries, they knew it would be a trip worth sharing, which, these days, means: worth filming. A cameraphone would be easiest, an SLR the highest quality. But, for Hennessy and Graziano, there was one essential …

Why Reddit's new 'no remote worker' policy is upsetting

As one of the biggest, most active communities on the Internet, every single move Reddit makes gets scrutinized, analyzed, and philosophized. If Reddit sneezes, discussion will be had. And until now, that didn’t mean much from a company standpoint because Reddit’s business was perhaps the least …

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

The Good Listener: How Do I Avoid 'The iTunes Pit Of Despair'?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the ingredients to an Ozzy Osbourne costume that'll fit a 10-year-old girl is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on managing a library while maintaining one's connection to music.<p><b>Jane in London</b> …

Three Great Albums Fade in Reflection

Back in the waning, glorious final days of Uncle Tupelo, I stood a few feet from the stage at all four of the band’s last-ever concerts—two at the …

Jack White

Spotify can never replace my iPod, but it can ease the pain

"They're trying to take our MP3s."<p>That was the half-kidding, semiserious conclusion my college friends and I reached a few years ago when we realized subscription streaming services, namely Spotify, were not a fad. Whether "they" represented tech companies or the music industry, storage constraints …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Mark Kozelek Actually Wrote a Song Called "War on Drugs: Suck My Cock"

<i>Photo by Tonje Thilesen</i><p>After seemingly joking that he'd written a song called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself", Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek has revealed he's most certainly serious. A note on the singer's website reads that "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" will be streamed on …

Music Festivals

Best Coast and Weezer Perform "Go Away" on KROQ

Yesterday, Weezer stopped by KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show to promote their new album <i>Everything Will Be Alright in the End</i>. Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, who appears on a collaborative new track called "Go Away", stopped by the station to perform the song with the band. Watch it below via <i>NME</i>.

New Albums