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Deezer’s AI can classify songs by mood and intensity

Deezer’s AI can classify songs by mood and intensity

Human ears have no trouble sussing out the sentiment of songs — say, the melancholia in Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” or the passion in Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Machines do, however. In
Instagram taps Giphy to let you send GIFs to friends in private messages

Instagram taps Giphy to let you send GIFs to friends in private messages

Instagram will now allow you to search for animated GIFs through a tie-up with Giphy. The new integration will enable Instagram users to search for GIFs from Giphy’s extensive library and share with
Amazon reveals redesigned 2018 Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show

Amazon reveals redesigned 2018 Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show

Amazon today introduced nearly a dozen new Alexa-powered devices, from a second-generation Echo Dot to the Echo Sub for amplifying sound for previously existing speakers, the latest set of initiatives

Hulu is making a new season of ‘Veronica Mars’

It’s official: Hulu is reviving the cult mystery series “Veronica Mars”. The show originally ran from 2004 to 2007 on UPN and the CW, with the titular high school sleuth played by Kristen Bell. Last
RIAA: Streaming now generates 75% of music revenue

RIAA: Streaming now generates 75% of music revenue

If you’re wondering why Amazon went so crazy today with new speaker-related announcements, even introducing Echo audio accessories without microphones, a new report from the Recording Industry
12 ways Alexa is getting smarter

12 ways Alexa is getting smarter

In a presentation atop its biodome in Seattle today, Amazon debuted nearly a dozen new products, ranging from next generation versions of popular speakers like the Echo Show and Echo Dot to a
Dianne Feinstein Claims Media ‘Outed’ Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Dianne Feinstein Claims Media ‘Outed’ Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has now criticized the media, saying they “outed” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser.

Editor of prestigious magazine out of job after celebrity acquitted of sexual assault pens an essay

The editor of the New York Review of Books — called “the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language” — left his position Wednesday after…
Diversity Is Important to Viewers—With or Without an Emmy

Diversity Is Important to Viewers—With or Without an Emmy

When the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards aired this week, it almost seemed as if the event could be a win for diversity. More people of color have been nominated for awards this year than ever before, and

The Reckless Coverage of Kavanaugh Allegations Is Why Americans Don’t Trust the Media

The last few weeks of coverage of the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been a perfect example of why the American people... Read More The post The Reckless Coverage of
Facebook will stop on-site support for political campaigns

Facebook will stop on-site support for political campaigns

(Reuters) — Facebook said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump
Donald Trump: Fake News Media 'Still Crying' After 2016 Election

Donald Trump: Fake News Media 'Still Crying' After 2016 Election

"You know what? They are still crying. Look at them. They are still crying," he said, pointing at the cameras.

The Evangelical Church’s Sex Shaming Meets a Fiery Reckoning in This New Memoir

Purity culture, which I’ve written about for Mother Jones over the past few years, is facing a growing challenge, as more and more women come forward to talk about how they’ve been harmed by the way
6 Indie Publications That Cater to Cool Teens™

6 Indie Publications That Cater to Cool Teens™

A wave of independent magazines that cater to today's younger set are on the rise, following in the footsteps of Tavi Gevinson's Rookie and countering traditional media that tends to misrepresent
Italian right lines up pro-Russia journalist for top broadcast job

Italian right lines up pro-Russia journalist for top broadcast job

Marcello Foa nominated again for Rai president as Silvio Berlusconi lends supportThe board of the Italian state broadcaster, Rai, has for a second time nominated Marcello Foa, a Eurosceptic journalist
Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess
Fox News spreads crackpot ‘mistaken identity’ theory about Kavanaugh accusation

Fox News spreads crackpot ‘mistaken identity’ theory about Kavanaugh accusation

During Friday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, hosts spread a completely irresponsible theory about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett
Skype will finally make Echo Show video calls worthwhile

Skype will finally make Echo Show video calls worthwhile

Amazon debuted nearly a dozen new Alexa-powered devices in a head-spinning hour atop The Spheres in Seattle today, including a second-generation version of the Echo Show. Two major upgrades to the
ProBeat: Amazon is throwing Alexa at the wall to see what sticks

ProBeat: Amazon is throwing Alexa at the wall to see what sticks

OPINION: Amazon’s Alexa event yesterday had a stupid amount of announcements, no matter how you count them. The number of new products was in the double digits, as was the quantity of new Alexa
Amazon Echo Show hands-on: More than a tablet glued to a speaker

Amazon Echo Show hands-on: More than a tablet glued to a speaker

A common criticism of smart speakers with a screen is that they’re just a tablet with a voice and some speakers. The entire concept of this genre of devices began with the Echo Show in 2017, and is