Teenage Engineering started a record label for songs made with its synths

Teenage Engineering is well-known for doing things its own way. The Stockholm-based synth company's latest project isn't another compact instrument, it's a record label. Teenage Engineering Records will release songs that adhere to only two rules: "I...
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I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times
The way we regulated social media platforms didn’t end harassment, extremism or disinformation. It only gave them more power and made the problem worse.
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What if We Paid Farmers to Fight Global Warming?
For pennies a meal, the federal government can incentivize better environmental services.
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Why Are Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump Trying to Weaken the Dollar?
A strong dollar makes America strong. Any campaign to devalue it is likely to backfire.
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Kodjia fires Ivory Coast past South Africa
Jonathan Kodjia scores the only goal of the game as Ivory Coast edge past South Africa in their opening Group D encounter.
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Save $500 on the Alienware curved gaming monitor and get a $150 Visa card
TL;DR: The immersive Alienware 34-inch curved gaming monitor is on sale for $999.99, saving you $500. Plus, get a $150 Visa prepaid card with your purchase. If you’re going to make the investments into PC gaming (i.ecomputer, keyboard, mouse, headset, etc.), you want to make sure what you’re spending money on is actually worth it. A monitor is arguably one of the most important pieces of your gaming setup — it’s how you actually see what you’re playing.  The Alienware 34-inch curved gaming monitor features a display that will cause you to lose yourself in every game. Currently, you can snag the monitor on sale for $500 off, and you’ll receive a $150 Visa prepaid card with your purchase. Read more...More about Gaming, Alienware, Monitor, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
Senate bill would make companies put a price on personal data
Many will tell you that internet giants see your data as their most valuable resource, but politicians now want to put a number on that value. Senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley are introducing the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden O...
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Cat survives trip through tumble cycle in family’s washing machine
A Minnesota cat has eight lives left – after miraculously surviving a harrowing, 45-minute spin cycle in a washing machine. One-year-old Felix climbed into Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff’s machine in the basement of her Maplewood home Wednesday after she forgot to make sure that none of her three cats snuck inside, reported. “The personality on this...
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‘RHOA’ star Eva Marcille reveals gender of baby No. 3
She's already mom to a daughter and a son.
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Marcus Stroman shreds Dennis Eckersley after on-air criticism
Marcus Stroman’s antics have irked another individual, albeit this time it came from the broadcasting booth. NESN commentator Dennis Eckersley took issue with the 28-year-old pitcher’s celebration after striking out Eduardo Nunez to end the sixth inning of the Blue Jays’ 6-1 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday. Stroman, whose celebrations have previously rubbed...
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Save $330 on iMac Pro and get a Magic keyboard and mouse for free
TL;DR: This 27-inch iMac Pro features one of the most powerful processors Apple has ever made, and Amazon has it on sale for $4,669.92 — a savings of about $330. When you're shopping around for laptops and laptop-tablet hybrids, portability is the name of the game, and physical specs like weight and dimensions are just as important to consider (if not more so) as devices' software functionality. They're sort of like the toy poodles of the electronics world: They're just as much an accessory as they are a practical companion. But a different P-word usurps priority when you get into desktop computers, and that's power. They're the Rottweilers of computers: Since their shtick isn't fitting into designer purses, they can be as big and brawny as you need them to be. Read more...More about Apple, Desktop Computer, Imac Pro, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Skimlinks
Lamar Odom makes Big3 basketball debut nearly four years after overdose
Lamar Odom is back in action.
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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran, including on Supreme Leader
President Donald Trump on Monday announced new sanctions against in Iran that he promised after pulling back on a military strike, including on Iran's Supreme Leader.
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US election security: still a dumpster fire
Securing Our Cyber Future, Stanford Cyber Policy Center's new report on election security, depicts a US electoral system whose glaring vulnerabilities are still in place, three years after the chaos of the 2016 elections. It's not all terrible: digital-only voting machines are dwindling away, with the majority of voting machines delivering a voter-verified paper ballot that can be manually recounted by auditors or if there is a question of fraud or malfunction, but there are still plenty of digital-only systems in the field, and across the board, voting machines are aging, error- and fault-prone, and generally insecure, with vendors who would prefer to bluster and threaten critics than fix their products. There's some progress on eliminating the voting-machine business altogether, with a free/open source system emerging from Los Angeles County's election authorities -- LA County is a national leader in election security and inclusiveness, with an 11-day voting window, available paper ballots for all, and a slate of accessibility features in its machines. But LA County is an exception, and between the poor-quality systems in place nationwide, intransigence from Senate Republicans on allocating funds for election security, and the diplomatic chaos that has failed to produce any international norms on election meddling, 2020 is looking like a potential shitshow to put 2016 to shame. Replacing insecure and aging voting machines around the country, introducing post-election audits in the dozens of states that don’t yet have them, shoring up election network defenses, and expanding security personnel all take money. And while independent, locally adjudicated elections are a cornerstone of US democracy, researchers say that federal funding is still badly needed to make sure all election systems around the country have high-caliber security defenses in place. Read the rest
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Supreme Court creates new limits to FOIA disclosure
The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Freedom of Information Act advocates, ruling that the term "confidential" can be interpreted broadly to allow the government to withhold from disclosure under FOIA private businesses' financial or commercial data in the government's possession, even if the disclosure of that information would not cause any harm to the businesses.
Mr. President, leave declaring war to Congress
William D. Hartung writes that the Senate must pass Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee's House bill to restore Congress' constitutional authority and prevent the executive branch from launching unnecessary "wars of choice," like a potential one with Iran. - RSS Channel
The Raspberry Pi 4 launch site runs on a Pi 4 cluster
High-profile WordPress hosting on 18 Raspberry Pi single-board devices.
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When is ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Leaving Netflix?
Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away.
New York Post
Bear crosses road, halts Colorado marathon
A group of runners experienced a stunning sight last weekend as a bear temporarily halted the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs. Two runners, Quentin Genke and Pete Peterson, said they reached the halfway point between mile 12 and 13 when Genke noticed the bear out of his right eye running along the trail. “I...
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John Oliver Fake-Climbs Mount Everest to Prove It’s Probably Not Worth It
Not only is the practice dangerous, it's not even that impressive anymore.
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Nancy Pelosi says she told Trump: 'You're scaring the children'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday she told President Donald Trump on the phone last week that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation raids that were scheduled for Sunday were "scaring the children." - RSS Channel
Ethiopia says general who plotted failed coup has been killed
The Ethiopian army brigadier accused of leading a coup attempt against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with security forces, a spokesman for Ethiopia’s prime minister said Monday. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was killed on the outskirts of Bahir Dar, capital of the restive northern...
Janet Jackson says Michael Jackson’s legacy will live on despite abuse claims
"I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music."
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What if the Clippers don’t actually have a bright future after all?
The overwhelming optimism about the Clippers’ future ignores just how precarious that future actually is. So many of the communal narratives attached to NBA franchises are tied to subjective but universal specifications on what teams ought to do. Consider the Los Angeles Clippers, who disintegrated a flawed contender and built around hungry players to stay afloat. The Clippers of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were sometimes feared, but more frequently mocked for falling short. The residual Clippers are beloved and beknighted by many neutral parties as a franchise built around the right qualities: toughness, work ethic, hunger. In unrelated news, the latter Clippers are much less imposing on the court than the earlier edition. Since letting CP3 go and trading Griffin in a particularly cold deal within months of convincing him to be their forever star, the Clippers have quote-unquote “done things the right way.” Because of that, and because Kawhi Leonard has been rumored as a sensible target given his Southern California history and potential future, the franchise has been seen as having a bright tomorrow. But what if they don’t? What if Leonard stays with the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, as rumors now suggest he might? What if Patrick Beverley, the team’s bulldog spirit animal and starting point guard, moves on in free agency as the Clippers chase bigger game? What if Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and all of the other big names turn away from L.A.’s step-sister team? What if the Clippers come up empty in 2019 and get leapfrogged by the hated Lakers and the young, exciting Kings in the standings next season? What if this is as good as this version of the Clippers get? It’s happened before. Eleven years ago, the Clippers were three years removed from a thrilling playoff run — their first in a decade — and looking to put a true star next to 29-year-old, two-time All Star (and free agent) Elton Brand. (No offense to Chris Kaman or Corey Maggette, the latter of whom was way better than most people remember and would have been a hero of the analytic age.) Brand had missed basically all of 2007-08 with an Achilles injury. Meanwhile Baron Davis, an L.A. native, had led the We Believe! Warriors to their best record in ages, but Golden State missed out on the 2008 playoffs due to wild West quality. (Sound familiar?) Davis had a massive player option, but was expected to return to the Warriors. Just before free agency began on July 1, 2008 — literally hours before — word spread that Davis was not opting in and would join Brand with the Clippers, signaling the rise of L.A.’s second team. Except Brand wasn’t all of the way on board, and soon signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Clippers’ grand plans developed and went poof within a couple hours. Davis ended up stranded in L.A. with a bad team, and L.A. ended up stranded with Davis. The Clippers lost their season opener against the Lakers by 38 points and finished 19-63, bad enough to land Blake Griffin in the lottery. They stayed bad for a few more years, even winning the No. 1 pick again in 2011. Bad news: they’d traded that pick, which became Kyrie Irving, unprotected to the Cavaliers to move off Davis’ contract (whoops!). Eventually, Basketball Reasons brought them Chris Paul and glory. 2019 isn’t a close match to the Clippers’ 2008. The team is better and better managed, and there’s no real star on the team to get worried about. That’s both a blessing and a curse. Because there’s no star, every piece feels essential (hence the worry about Beverley’s wanderlust), and there’s fear an established star won’t want to compete in the West without a fellow All-NBA player. But because there’s no central star, the organization doesn’t feel like a teetering tower reliant on the stability of a single brick. If expectations are set properly, there’s a lot to look forward to in L.A. even if Kawhi stays north. But there’s no indication that expectations are being set properly. In fairness to franchisee Steve Ballmer, when you spend $2 billion on a basketball team, you should be excitable. You just don’t want to disappoint fans who have bought the narrative that the Clippers are a franchise on the rise. Because in the end, whether the Clippers are a near-term contender depends less on the accepted narrative that the front office has done a solid job grinding through a multi-year retooling while remaining competitive. The fate of the Clippers, and every team, depends a whole lot more on the whims of mercenary superstars. Good luck.
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Milan-Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics
Milan-Cortina has won the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced its decision Monday.
Milan-Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics
Milan has won the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Winter Olympics: Italy's Milan-Cortina bid chosen as host for the 2026 Games
Italy's joint bid of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo announced as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics.
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Italy Is Chosen to Host 2026 Winter Olympics
Milan and the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo beat a Swedish bid that included Stockholm and the ski resort in Are for the Games.
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Trump announces 'hard hitting' new sanctions against Iran
President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in retaliation for the downing of a US drone last week. - RSS Channel
Karlie Kloss wears $1600 dress for second wedding
Kloss picked a more casual bridal style for the couple's second celebration at Wyoming's Brush Creek Ranch.
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Best laptop and tablet deals this week: Shop iPad, Surface, Acer, and more
As you may have already heard, Apple’s new iPad Air is currently on sale (which we suggest jumping on before they’re all gone), but that’s not the only great deal on a tablet right now.  In fact, as we speak, there are tons of other great savings opportunities on other tablets (as well as laptops) on the web. And as we always do, we found the very best ones so you don’t have to waste hours scrolling through countless retail sites in search of the perfect personal device.  SEE ALSO: Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are 5 of the best out right now While picking up a new kitchen appliance, a 4K TV, or a solid pair of noise-canceling headphones are all fine and dandy, we really think you should put those purchases on hold and treat yourself to one of these bargains on laptops and tablets. Included in our findings are the aforementioned iPad Air, the Microsoft Surface Go, and a few deals on Acer laptops (plus more).  Read more...More about Apple, Tablets, Acer, Laptops, and Mashable Shopping
Dodgers’ Joc Pederson is a work in progress at first base
Joc Pederson made his third consecutive start at first base Sunday for the Dodgers, and it was, shall we say … interesting. The outfielder-turned-infielder looked shaky while catching two foul pop-ups in the second inning of an eventual 6-3 walk-off victory over the Colorado Rockies, lunging hard...
The new Pi-Top uses the Raspberry Pi 4 (and isn’t a laptop)
Pi-Top today announced its latest model – the Pi-Top [4]. As you’d expect, this machine is powered by the Raspberry Pi 4 computer, which boasts increased performance, and the ability to power two external 4K displays. Oh, and it’s not a laptop. That’s a weird one, because Pi-Top is known for its elaborate Raspberry Pi-based portable computers. In its early years, the company 3D printed its machines, but as time has dragged on, its computers have become increasingly sophisticated – and, dare I say, a bit more professional. The Pi-Top [4] comes in a square package and looks not too… This story continues at The Next Web
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Coffee and ‘brown fat’ could be the secrets to fighting obesity
Caffeinate the fat away. Scientists at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom have discovered that drinking a cup of joe may fight obesity and diabetes by helping the body burn fat. “This is the first study in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on...
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What the 'wealth tax' means for the super-rich
CNN's John Avlon digs into Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) proposed "wealth tax" and what it actual means. This report first aired January 31, 2019.
98% of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision’s activity comes from a dumb weather app
The majority of transactions running through the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) network haven’t anything to do with cryptocurrency. In fact, pretty much all of its current on-chain activity comes from, an automated weather service that simply copies data from another (centralized) weather site and writes it to the BSV blockchain. What people fail to realize is a paid subscription service that copies data hourly from an existing website ( and pastes it into BSV blocks accounts for 98.4% of BSV transactions over the past 30 days — Painted Frog (@painted_frog) June 24, 2019 As spotted by Twitter user @painted_frog, accounted… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Corona is testing out a stackable beer can
Corona may have just made the traditional six-pack a thing of the past. In an effort to move away from plastic six-pack rings, Corona is testing out a new type of beer can. The new cans have threading at the top and bottom that allow them to be connected and stacked on top of each...
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Single-player games might be safer bets than live games in 2019
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Brazil's largest city draws hundreds of thousands for Pride march
São Paulo hosts one of the world’s biggest pride parades, and a massive crowd attended its first since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Cardi B gives husband Offset a lap dance onstage at BET Awards
The couple performed their singles "Clout" and "Press."
New York Post and Carnegie Mellon form driverless vehicle research center
Self-driving car startup and Carnegie Mellon University are teaming up to found a new center for autonomous vehicle research.
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Argo AI will spend $15 million to form a self-driving car research center
The founders of Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford, are giving back to their alma mater to the tune of a $15 million investment in Carnegie Mellon University to fund the creation of a new research center. The Carnegie Mellon University Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (phew) will use those funds to “pursue advanced research projects to help overcome hurdles to enabling self-driving vehicles to operate in a wide variety of real-world conditions, such as winter weather or construction zones,” the company and university announced on Monday. Argo was founded in 2016 by a team of CMU alumni. “to help overcome hurdles to enabling self-driving vehicles to operate in a wide variety of real-world conditions” Argo — which, along with Ford, is testing its vehicles in Miami, Washington, DC, Palo Alto, and, most recently, Detroit — will support research into advanced perception and next-generation decision-making algorithms for autonomous vehicles. In other words: the software and hardware that power a self-driving car’s ability to “see” and “think.” But this isn’t a navel-gazing project by Argo, nor is it a benevolent gift by a handful CMU alums who made it big. (In 2017, Ford said it would spend $1 billion on Argo over five years.) Rather, this research project is geared toward enabling the “large scale, global deployment” of self-driving cars. This is money to get self-driving cars on the roads faster and at scale. Autonomous vehicles are being tested in small batch deployments in cities around the world, but they are still a long way from “global deployment.” To get there, the cars need to be proven safe to operate in all types of road and weather conditions. People need to trust the technology — which they currently do not — and they need to be cheaper and more efficient than taxis, ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft, and personally owned vehicles. Argo offered a taste of the types of projects it hopes to sponsor through this new partnership with CMU: For instance, how can autonomous vehicles “see” their surroundings and operate safely in adverse weather such as very heavy rain, falling snow and fog? How can we reduce or eliminate reliance on high-definition maps without sacrificing safety and performance? How can autonomous vehicles reason in highly unstructured broken-traffic conditions commonly found in some big international cities, where actors on the road completely ignore any road rules? How can we reduce our need for labor intensive high definition map data when moving to new cities? Once fleets of vehicles are deployed, how do we efficiently leverage the experiences of an autonomous fleet to ultimately obtain exponential improvements beyond the original launch capabilities? Last week, Argo released Argoverse, its HD maps dataset. Making datasets like these available to the research community for free “helps compare the performance of different (machine learning - deep net) approaches to solve the “same” problem,” said Raj Rajkumar, an electrical and computer engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University who is not affiliated with Argo. “In other words, they provide some sort of a standard benchmark.” Argo isn’t the only company focused on bolstering the research community. Last year, Intel launched the Institute for Automated Mobility in the driverless testing hotbed of Phoenix, Arizona. The institute combines the three state universities with the state’s departments of Transportation, Public Safety, and Commerce as well as the companies working on automated cars, trucks, and drones. Intel did not disclose its financial commitment to the institute.
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How to Make the Best Steak and Eggs
Eating steak for breakfast is a bold move. On a scale from one to lumberjack, it’s about a nine. But even if you consider yourself a Ron Swanson type, beginning your day with a porterhouse is setting yourself up for sleepiness, and some cuts are more suited to a morning meal than others.Read more...
Facebook's Clegg rejects break-up calls, prefers more regulation
Facebook dismissed calls for a break-up of the world's biggest social network and other big internet companies on Monday, saying this would not tackle issues such as privacy, attempts to influence elections or harmful content.
How to Get More Backlinks for Your Small Business Website
Infographics, media coverage and online tools are some of the strategies you may not have considered to obtain backlinks.
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Angry residents confront Buttigieg over police shooting
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city where he is mayor and which is complicating his presidential ambitions. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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In Open Letter, Billionaires Co-Sign New Wealth Tax Proposal: ‘Revenue Should Come From the Most Financially Fortunate’
The letter asked 2020 candidates to support a tax on the richest Americans
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Olivia Jade Giannulli appears to have reconciled with ex amid college admissions scandal
Jackson Guthy shared video Sunday on Instagram of himself kissing Olivia Giannulli on the cheek.
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Erdoğan’s loss in Istanbul could transform Turkish politics | Sinan Ülgen
The landslide election of Ekrem İmamoğlu as mayor is a huge test for Turkey’s ruling AKPThe opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu’s landslide victory in the re-run mayoral elections in Istanbul will change very little in Turkish politics in the near term. But it has the potential to change everything in the long run.After winning the Istanbul elections in March with a margin of 13,000 votes in a constituency of 10 million, İmamoğlu was denied victory on dubious legal grounds, with the High Electoral Council decreeing that new elections should be held on 23 June. On Sunday, the Istanbul electorate gave a strong mandate to İmamoğlu. He increased his majority to 800,000, almost 60-fold, and received the backing of 54% of the citizens of Turkey’s largest city. In contrast, Binali Yıldırım, the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) candidate, received 45% of the vote. Continue reading...
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