Top 25 Mali Albums

Mali remains a wellspring of great music and culture. After much deliberation, we are proud to present the top 25 albums to come from Mali, reminding us that there is an endless amount to celebrate in its music. By Nigel Williamson, Simon Broughton and Matt Milton. This article originally appeared in Songlines issue No 93 (July 2013)  […]

Alibaba and Foxconn join SoftBank to invest millions in robotic industry – ZDNet


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Alibaba and Foxconn join SoftBank to invest millions in robotic industry
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced on 18 June its 145 yen (118 million USD) investment has been made to Soft Bank Robotics Holdings Corp, a company which was previously owned only by Soft Bank Corp and recently launched "Pepper", the …
A $9000 emotionally-intelligent robot from SoftBank goes on limited sale from VentureBeat


Pepper, SoftBank's Emotional Robot, Goes GlobalWall Street Journal
Japan's humanoid robot 'Pepper' set to hit storesBangkok Post
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Astronomers Have Measured the Mass of a Supermassive Black Hole – From Quarks to Quasars


From Quarks to Quasars

Astronomers Have Measured the Mass of a Supermassive Black Hole
From Quarks to Quasars
A research group led by Kyoko Onishi at the SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies) observed the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097 with ALMA and found that the central supermassive black hole (SMBH) has a mass 140 million times the …
ALMA precisely measures black hole massPhys.Org


ALMA Weighs Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Distant Spiral GalaxyNewswise (press release)
Public Release: 18-Jun-2015 ALMA precisely measures black hole massEurekAlert (press release)

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You can get DSLR-quality photos on your iPhone with a simple gadget – Mashable


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You can get DSLR-quality photos on your iPhone with a simple gadget
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DxO One is a standalone 20-megapixel camera that marries with your iPhone for a new kind of smartphone photography experience. What you might think of as the camera handle is actually the camera and the lighting plug-connected iPhone is the …
First look: DxO promises to turn iPhone into DSLR quality cameraUSA TODAY


The DxO ONE Is A Plug-In iPhone Camera With A 1-Inch SensorTechCrunch
Tiny Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Lens-Style ShooterWired
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French audio tech startup Devialet nabs $20M and opens US pre-orders for its … – VentureBeat


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French audio tech startup Devialet nabs $20M and opens US pre-orders for its
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Got email marketing? We've got best practices from LivingSocial and estate sale guru Everything But The House in our next Insight webinar. High-end audio technology startup Devialet has announced a $20 million funding round today as the French …
This speaker looks like the gun from Portal and will blow you awayThe Verge


Devialet's $2000 Phantom speaker lands with a boom in the USEngadget
Super High-End Speaker Devialet Phantom Aims To Take On SonosForbes
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Spotify Moves Closer To IPO With Hire Of Ex-Netflix Exec Barry McCarthy As C.F.O.

Don’t expect Spotify’s free tier to go away anytime soon. Despite public protests, the major labels, all of whom own stock in Spotify, will not do anything to hurt the music streamer. After all, they stand to gain handsomely when Spotify goes public. While no IPO date has been set,…

Cortana gets her own button on Toshiba’s back-to-school Satellite and Radius … – PCWorld


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Cortana gets her own button on Toshiba's back-to-school Satellite and Radius
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If Cortana is indeed the sleeper hit of Windows 10, those who buy from Toshiba's new back-to-school lineup will have special access. The company is going all in with Cortana by integrating a button to summon Microsoft's personal digital assistant—and …
Toshiba's Windows 10 laptops all have a built-in Cortana keyEngadget


Toshiba's new laptops put Cortana on your keyboardThe Verge
Toshiba's Announces New Windows 10 Back-To-School LaptopsTechCrunch
TechRadar –Business Wire (press release) –TrustedReviews
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NASA Mission to Look for Water on Jupiter’s Moon Europa – NDTV


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NASA Mission to Look for Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa
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The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in this newly reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute. Washington: NASA has …
Nasa's Europa mission could finally tell us if Jupiter's moon hosts lifeIrish Examiner


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Album Review | Top of the World | Titi Robin & Mehdi Nassouli – Taziri

Words by Tim Cumming Serial collaborator takes his bouzouki to the Gnawa French guitarist and bouzouki player Robin’s musical journeys around the Mediterranean are part of his signature style. His latest collaboration is as beguiling, lyrical and gentle on the ear as ever. On Taziri, his travelling companion is Mehdi Nassouli from southern Morocco, who […]

In his sweeping encyclical on climate change Pope Francis reveals himself to be … – Washington Post


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In his sweeping encyclical on climate change Pope Francis reveals himself to be
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VATICAN CITY — He warns of “synthetic agrotoxins” harming birds and insects and “bioaccumulation” from industrial waste. He calls for renewable fuel subsidies and “maximum energy efficiency.” And although he offers prayers at the beginning and end of …
Pope Urges Revolution to Save Earth, Fix 'Perverse' EconomyNew York Times


Pope Delivers Powerful Message on Climate ChangeWall Street Journal
The Pope's life-embracing, anti-digital media sermonCNN
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