Patti Smith Announces New Memoir ‘M Train’

Patti Smith’s follow-up memoir to her award-winning account of life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids, will come out this fall. The new book, M Train, will present what her publisher has described as a journey through 18 “stations,” as she writes about various turning points in her life. The…

Data Is Power For Indie Musicians

With no testing and no feedback during the creation process and in the end, artists spend their entire career hoping people will like their music. Indie artists can up their odds with a bit of strategic data analysis. Guest Post by Dave Kusek, on The DIY Musician In the music…

High price of ‘.sucks’ to be investigated – BBC News


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High price of '.sucks' to be investigated
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The authority that decides which letters a web address is allowed to finish with says it is concerned at the high charges for the new ".sucks" name. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (Icann) has asked the US and Canadian trade …
Feds called in to settle 'dot-sucks' domain controversy in U.S. and CanadaFinancial Post


ICANN and a Lot of Other People Outsmart Themselves With .SUCKSCircleID

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Probabilistic language cuts coding from thousands of lines to 50 – E&T magazine


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Probabilistic language cuts coding from thousands of lines to 50
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Programs written in a probabilistic programming language that take just 50 lines of code where conventional systems would take thousands will be unveiled by researchers in June. The development of these new programming languages has been spurred by …
Probabilistic Programming Squeezes Code to Create Intuitive ModelingScientific Computing



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Vizio prices M series 4K TVs from $600, teases high-end, HDR-capable … – CNET


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Vizio prices M series 4K TVs from $600, teases high-end, HDR-capable
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Some of our favorite TVs from last year were Vizio's M series, and now they're back with 4K resolution for inexpensive prices. The company also teased its Reference series sets, first announced fifteen months ago, but still doesn't say when they'd be available.
Vizio's latest 4K TVs start at $600Engadget


Vizio Hypes Cheap UHD TVs for 2015Tom’s Guide
Vizio Rolls Out Smart Ultra HD TV LineTwice
Military Technologies –High-Def Digest –PR Newswire (press release)
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Megacode ransom paid to decrypt server shared by 5 law enforcement … – Network World


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Megacode ransom paid to decrypt server shared by 5 law enforcement
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A law enforcement server shared by four city police departments and a sheriff's office was infected with "megacode" cryptoware before the cops paid the ransom of $318 in bitcoins to decrypt their info. Network World | Apr 13, 2015 7:55 AM PT. RELATED …
Police Departments In Maine Fall Prey To Ransomware HackersTech Times


Ransomware: How Hackers Are Shaking Down Police DepartmentsEast Idaho News

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TuneGO Breaks Out Of Beta With Premium Services For Artists

Previously only available in beta, TuneGo has announced the official nationwide launch of the artist discovery platform complete with a new tier, TuneGO Premium, enabling artists to access the tools, personal guidance, and connections necessary to truly advance their music careers. TuneGo sets an unconventional stage for artists to find…

Watch Madonna Make Out With Drake at Coachella

Drake closed out the first weekend of Coachella 2015 with an hour-long headlining set jammed with hits — and featuring the weekend’s biggest surprise guest star, Madonna.

Two months ago, Drake released a mixtape called If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which included a song called “Madonna.” In it, the rapper attempts to seduce a…

Record Store Day 2015 Spotlight: Independent Records & Video

The popularity of Record Store Day can be attributed to the strengthening of the independent record store business and actually seeing new stores open up again. The Music Business Association is highlighting participating stores from around the nation. Guest Post from The Music Business Association Independent Records & Video Colorado…

Bandzoogle Now Reports Sales To Soundscan

Musician site builder and marketing platform Bandzoogle continues to add features. Now sales on Bandzoogle sites are reported to Nielsen SoundScan which that powers the Billboard charts. More here.

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