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Wednesday 4 September 2019
The Next Apple Watch Could Feature Sleep Tracking
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Details have surfaced about one of the potentially key features of the next Apple Watch — sleep tracking. Bloomberg originally reported that Apple has been working on a sleep-tracking feature, and 9to5mac now details how the implementation could work. The new feature would work on the next Apple Watch. The new device could be unveiled at Apple’s iPhone event next week or at a later event this fall. It’s unclear whether existing devices will also support the new feature. You don’t need any extra hardware to enable sleep tracking — an Apple Watch strapped on your wrist is enough. When enabled, the Apple Watch will track your movements using the accelerometer. [MORE]
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Sub-Types: Electronics, Electronics Hardware
What, Exactly, Is Lurking In NYC Puddles—and Can It Actually Hurt You?
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One of the most common concerns of the New York City pedestrian is the mysterious water that sometimes drips onto your head. Is it rain? Air conditioner drippings? A rich person spitting on you from their penthouse apartment? Who can say for sure? Still, as summer wanes and air conditioners are put away for the season, those random droppings happen less frequently. But there is another watery menace that New Yorkers are concerned with year-round: the mini-moats that mysteriously appears below your feet right when you’re stepping off a curb. This water is known, colloquially, as “puddles”; once you’ve lived in New York for a few years and stepped in about 10,000 of them, it’s impossible not to wonder what exactly lurks below their oily surfaces. [MORE]
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Sub-Types: Website, Blogging, News, Online News, Telecommunication, Telecommunication Software, Application Software, Real-Estate, Property
Burning Man 2019: Celebrities & Supermodels Go Wild
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Forget barbecues and beach days. For these celebrities, models, and IG influencers, the only way to end the summer was to kick up dust while raging in the desert during the week-long party that is Burning Man. From their wild looks to their even wilder antics (yes, that's Diplo on a Popeyes private jet), click through for everything you missed on the playa. [MORE]
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Peggy Gou Enlists DMX Krew For Next Gudu Records Release
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DMX Krew is the next artist to release on Peggy Gou's Gudu Records. The London producer brings four tracks to Gudu with the 'Don't You Wanna Play?' EP, becoming the first artist aside from Peggy to release on the label. Due for release on October 4, 'Don't You Wanna Play?' follows Peggy's 'Moments' EP from last spring, featuring the track 'Starry Night'. [MORE]
About the person Peggy Gou:
Art: Music
Genres: Electronic, Turntablism, House, Techno, Club, Tech House, Electro House, Deep House, Electro, Rave
Tuesday 3 September 2019
Small Towns Near NYC To Visit Right Now
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It is a truth universally acknowledged (by New Yorkers, anyway) that summer can be a particularly icky time to be in the city, what with the crowded subways, that smell that permeates the air, and the general sense of sweat-induced misery that blankets the city once temperatures start to rise. But instead of sweating in your apartment, why not get out of town for a day or two? Thanks to our fair city's location—close to New England, New Jersey, the Hamptons, and the Hudson Valley and Catskills—there's a bevy of charming towns you can visit the next time you need a break from NYC. [MORE]
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Sub-Types: Website, Blogging, News, Online News, Telecommunication, Telecommunication Software, Application Software, Real-Estate, Property
Tribute Concert To Be Held In Honour Of Avicii
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An Avicii tribute concert is being held in Stockholm, Sweden on December 5. The show at Stockholm's Friends Arena will see the likes of David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Rita Ora perform alongside a live 30-piece band in honour of the DJ and producer, who passed away in 2018. 19 collaborators and vocalists will perform in total. Avicii's father Klas Bergling said his son “had plans for his music to be performed together with a large live band, and now we are realizing his dream and giving fans a chance to experience his music in this unique way." [MORE]
About the person Avicii:
Art: Music
Genres: Electronic, House, Progressive, Progressive House, Turntablism, Techno, Electro, Electronica, Electro House, Club
Craig David - Do You Miss Me Much
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Craig David has announced the details for his new single. The British singer/songwriter christened “Do You Miss Me Much” as his next promotional cut and will release it on August 22 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms. The track was co-written by Gary Barlow of Take That alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Raye, Jess Glynne) and Fraser T. Smith (Ella Eyre, Sam Smith). Craig David’s upcoming eighth album – featuring previous single “When You Know What Love Is” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records. The follow-up to 2018’s “The Time Is Now” reportedly delivers additional contributions from Hit-Boy, Lionchld, Max Wolfgang, Matt Zara, Cathy Dennis, Naughty Boy, Ed Drewett, Rachel Furner, Oliver Heldens, Tre Jean-Marie, Grace Barker, ADP, Carmen Reece, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx. [MORE]
About the person Craig David:
Art: Music
Genres: R&B, Pop, Soul, UK Garage, Hip Hop, Dance, Club, Electronic, Garage, Garage House
WeChat Restricts Controversial Video Face-swapping App Zao For Security Risks
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Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its user policy, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Users can still upload videos they created with Zao to WeChat, but if they try to download the app or send an invite link to another WeChat user, a message is displayed that says “this web page has been reported multiple times and contains security risks. To maintain a safe online environment, access to this page has been blocked.” Developed by a unit of Momo, one of China’s most popular dating apps, Zao creates videos that replace the faces of celebrities in scenes from popular movies, shows and music videos with a selfie uploaded by the user. [MORE]
About the organization WeChat:
Type: Business
Sub-Types: Application Software, Social Networking Agent, Website, Computer Software, Telecommunication Software, Text Hosting Agent, Audio Hosting Agent
Monday 2 September 2019
Now Facebook Says It May Remove Like Counts
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Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. The idea is to prevent users from destructively comparing themselves to others and possibly feeling inadequate if their posts don’t get as many Likes. It could also stop users from deleting posts they think aren’t getting enough Likes or not sharing in the first place. [MORE]
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Sub-Types: Website, Social Networking Agent, Text Hosting Agent, Picture Hosting Agent, Blogging, Microblogging
NYC College Campuses With Outstanding Architecture
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New York City isn’t home to many traditional college campuses—those bastions of knowledge with stately buildings clustered around a rambling landscape that’s filled with students—but the colleges and universities of this city are home to plenty of beautiful buildings. Among the city’s many institutes of higher learning are a bevy of beautiful buildings designed by notable architects, both old (Stanford White, George B. Post) and more contemporary (Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro). Here, we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite; and best of all, you don’t have to be a student to get a peek at many of these buildings. [MORE]
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Type: Business
Sub-Types: Website, Blogging, News, Online News, Telecommunication, Telecommunication Software, Application Software, Real-Estate, Property
You Can Now Share Music From Spotify To Facebook Stories
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Spotify this morning announced a new way for you to share music with friends (or fans, if you’re an artist) — by way of a new Facebook Stories integration that includes 15-second song previews. Viewers can also optionally tap on the “Play on Spotify” button in the Story to be redirected to the Spotify app to hear more. The feature is designed largely with artists and their teams in mind, as it gives them another way to promote their new music across Facebook’s social network. Musicians and their managers often today use the Spotify app’s sharing feature to post their content across social media, including to Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, and elsewhere. [MORE]
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Sub-Types: Website, Streaming Agent, Audio Hosting Agent, Downloading Agent, Application Software
Sunday 1 September 2019
14 Perfect New York City Strolls
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Rejoice, New Yorkers: fall is just around the corner. After a seemingly endless string of hot, muggy days, the city will get cooler—eventually—and it’ll finally be the perfect weather for putting on a jacket, grabbing a cup of coffee, and taking a long stroll through the open space of your choice. Here are more than a dozen perfect spots in the city for a long walk on which you can soak up NYC’s sights, sounds, and surroundings. Some routes are more leisurely than others, and some will require a serious time commitment. [MORE]
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Sub-Types: Website, Blogging, News, Online News, Telecommunication, Telecommunication Software, Application Software, Real-Estate, Property
YouTube Kids Launches On The Web
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Kid-friendly YouTube content now has its own website, youtubekids.com. The website will offer a similar experience to the existing YouTube Kids mobile app, where parents will be able to direct their child to videos that are age-appropriate, as well as track their child’s watch history and flag content missed by YouTube’s filters. At launch, the site won’t offer a sign-in option, but that will roll out at a later date, the company says. The website’s imminent launch was quietly disclosed earlier this week by YouTube, and comes ahead of the official announcement of an FTC settlement which is said to include a multimillion-dollar penalty against the Google-owned video platform for its violations of U.S. children’s privacy laws, COPPA. [MORE]
About the organization YouTube:
Type: Business
Sub-Types: Video Hosting Agent, Website, Audio Hosting Agent, Application Software, Telecommunication, Telecommunication Software
Skrillex Hits 'Midnight Hour' With Ty Dolla $ign And Boys Noize
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For his first official single since 2017, Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) has linked with US rapper Ty Dolla $ign and his longtime production partner Boys Noize to create 'Midnight Hour'. The track is blending of sharp house and silky r'n'b, which is being hailed as "a departure for all involved." This isn't the first time that Skrillex and Boys Noize have linked this year. Back at the start of June, the pair revived their Dog Blood project for the first time since 2013 to release the new four-track EP 'Turn Off The Lights'. 'Midnight Hour' follows the amped-up r'n'b single 'Would You Ever (feat. Poo Bear)' in Skrillex’s discography and the producer has given his fans every reason to expect more new material before the end of the year. [MORE]
About the person Skrillex:
Art: Music
Genres: Electronic, Turntablism, Dubstep, Breakcore, Electro, Electronica, Electro House, Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, Club
Kanye West's New Album 'Jesus Is King' Drops This September
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Kim Kardashian has let the cat out of the bag after posting a photo of what appears to be her husband Kanye West's tracklist for his forthcoming album. Appearing with the title 'Jesus Is King', the photo of the tracklist - which is placed next to a bible - also shows a release date of September 27 at the bottom. This potential LP or project will follow the release of Kanye West's eighth studio album 'Ye' which dropped back in June of 2018. No official announcement about an album release has been made. The Christian elements that appear in both the title and photo of this supposed album announcement fit with the theme of West's year musically. The superstar's focus for most of 2019 has been centered around his choir and gospel performances called "Sunday Service" which he has toured around the country. He brought the service to Coachella and to Ohio to memorialize the victims of the recent mass shooting in Dayton. [MORE]
About the person Kanye West:
Art: Music
Genres: Rap, Pop-Rap, Hip Pop, Pop, Hardcore, Hardcore Rap, Hardcore Hip Hop, Midwest Hip Hop, Midwest Rap, R&B
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