Apple Music: Everything You Need to Know About the Launch

Apple Music: Everything You Need to Know About the Launch

Apple will officially enter the music streaming subscription market on Tuesday with the launch of Apple Music and its accompanying Beats 1 radio station. An estimated 41 million people paid for a streaming music subscription service in 2014, according to IFPI, a London-based recording industry trade group that represents more than 1,300 record labels. Apple's huge advantage: With more than 800 million iTunes accounts…

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Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

The year is 2018. After a rough Greek exit from the eurozone, economic malaise has spread to Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France. Nervous citizens across Europe look for a way to get their money out as currency traders hammer the weakening euro, banks impose withdrawal limits, and their purchasing power plummets. Enter Bitcoin.

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Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism

Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism

4chan’s trolling culture didn’t just birth Guy Fawkes hacktivism—it also inspired the racist and neo-fascist sites where the Charleston terrorist lurked. To understand Dylann Roof’s thinking, he tells us, we have to go back to 2012. To Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the moment that Roof writes in his manifesto that he was reborn as a white nationalist. Roof’s inspirations are clear in a way that his psychology is not.

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Engineers Just Broke the Capacity Limit For Fiber Optic Transmission

Engineers Just Broke the Capacity Limit For Fiber Optic Transmission

So, that Internet apocalypse that’s going to befall us when our fiber optic cables max out? Maybe not so much. On Thursday, engineers reported in Science that they’d broken the “capacity limit” for fiber optic transmission, opening the door to future networks that carry more data further at lower costs.

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Someone Is Trying to Crowdfund a Greek Bailout, and Donations Are Surging

Someone Is Trying to Crowdfund a Greek Bailout, and Donations Are Surging

A new campaign has been set up on Indiegogo, an online funding website with a mission of "empowering everyone to change the world." With a goal of raising 1.6 billion euros, the "Greek Bailout Fund" aims to do what the Hellenic Republic's creditors apparently cannot.
And, unlike Greece's actual bailout package there are no (austerity) strings attached. Only 1,599,917,718 euros to go.

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Could this AI driven computer save your life?

Could this AI driven computer save your life?

Cancer is good at hiding. It's so good that sometimes sick patients are sent home with a clean bill of health. And screenings don't always help: A 2013 study by Oxford University found "no evidence" that screening programs are responsible for the decline in breast cancer, and a study by the Huntsman Cancer Institute last year found that colon cancer is missed in about 6% of colonoscopies.

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Railroad Official Asks Digital Map Makers to Mark Crossings

Railroad Official Asks Digital Map Makers to Mark Crossings

The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers. So far, Google has agreed to update its maps with crossing locations,…

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