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Spotify will now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

September 25th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator. Normally, artists who aren’t signed to a major label (which can directly upload music to Spotify) have to pay a fee to a third-party service like Tunecore […]

Easy-to-make videos can show you dancing like the stars

September 10th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Want to dance like a professional ballerina or strut like a rapper? A new machine-learning technique can transfer one person’s motion to another in a simple process. Mapping one person’s motion onto the movement of another has changed the way filmmakers, animators, and game designers create action. With this technique, one person can appear to […]

India’s bodybuilding boom reflects a nation coming of age

September 9th, 2018 at 8:49 pm » Comments Off

A group of twenty-something guys are crammed into a small room, flexing their muscles and applying thick layers of fake tan on dark brown skin. It’s approaching 40°C outside but, inside this windowless pen, it’s hard to breathe. Sweat is running freely and the air is thick with a tang of muscle spray as guys […]

The numbers of hours Americans watch TV every day is incredibly different depending on your age

August 31st, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Television is still the media medium of choice amongst adults in the US, with Americans aged 18 or older watching an average of almost five hours a day, according to a Total Audience Report. But as this chart from Statista, based on Nielsen data, shows, younger adults watch significantly less television than do older adults […]

Filmmaker Tony Kaye casts robot as lead actor in next feature

August 29th, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born.

How technology has revolutionized the cruise industry

August 24th, 2018 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

The cruise industry is one which has undergone enormous change in recent times. A huge amount of money has been spent on revamping the cruise ships with new facilities and new technology to define new levels of luxury and comfort. This, and making cruises more affordable through places like Bolsover Cruise Club, has made cruise […]

The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

August 19th, 2018 at 6:35 am » Comments Off

Verizon and other internet providers are going to start rolling out 5G internet this year. It will change how we get TV and internet in our homes. Instead of drilling holes for cable everywhere, you’ll get a modem and a subscription to a streaming TV service.

Disney invented a robotic stuntman that could put humans out of a job

August 7th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

This dexterous robot could put stunt doubles out of a job. Disney’s Imagineering Research and Development lab built a robotic stuntman that can perform daring flips 60 feet in the air. The robot uses a combination of lasers, accelerometers and gyroscopes to track and adjust its position in midair to mimic the actions of a […]

This VR horror game is exactly as scary as your body can handle

August 4th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

A HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. On July 13, game developer Red Meat Games released its fifth virtual reality (VR) project, Bring to Light. It was particularly appropriate to release it on Friday the 13th, since the developers designed the VR horror game to quite literally push players to their terror limits with the help of a biometric […]

The rise of the computer-generated celebrity

July 31st, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms […]

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