Organelle M is a portable and endlessly hackable music ‘computer’

Critter & Guitari has been pumping out interesting musical devices since at least 2008. But a few years ago the company streamlined its selection of instruments to focus on two products: the ETC video synthesizer and the Organelle music computer. What makes the latter unique is that it isn’t a synthesizer or a sampler; it’s both or neither or… Read More »

Computer Science Legend Alan Turing to Appear on New £50 Note in UK

The Bank of England has announced that legendary British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing will appear on the new £50 note in the UK. Turing was chosen from thousands of names that were submitted by the public for possible inclusion on the British currency. “Why Turing? Turing was an outstanding mathematician whose works had an enormous impact… Read More »

How To Craft A More Fulfilling Vacation Using Insight From Business And Investing

Been there, done that. You’ve visited the tropics, the mountains, the lake. You’ve sailed on a cruise and made the pilgrimage to Disney, perhaps each twice or more. Most were fun, restful—maybe even restorative or memorable. But something was lacking. Something was missing. As you dream up your next vacation, it’s hard to find something sufficiently tempting, beyond… Read More »

How Artificial Intelligence is solving different business problems

Various businesses and companies are employing AI to handle business problems differently As soon as the words “AI” and “music” are used in the same sentence, one comes across skepticism. If robots are making call centre jobs useless, one is scared to think of what would happen to all the musicans who are anyway underpaid. “In the world… Read More »

Android Q gestures are still in flux, even in today’s new beta release

Google has released Beta 5 for Android Q today, and the big change is a confirmation of what we’d already suspected: a tweak to how the back gesture will work. The back gesture will now work differently depending on what app you’re in, and Google has finally landed on what it thinks the gesture should be to invoke the Google… Read More »

Here’s how to set up your computer to work productively from home

Personally, I love working from home because it means I get to avoid the London Underground during rush hour (aka hell on earth) and it allows me to do my job at my own pace. Having said this, being a remote worker can get a little monotonous and I find myself struggling to remain focused and productive. With this… Read More »

Microsoft is using Android’s share and ‘open with’ menus to advertise its other apps

Microsoft has done a lot on Android in recent years, and last week many were excited when the company launched its Your Phone Companion app for mirroring notifications on a Windows 10 PC. However, that’s had an unfortunate side effect that sees Microsoft inserting ads in Android’s share menus for its various other apps. Through some sneaky methods on… Read More »

What if Microsoft had invented Android?

The smartphone war is long over; the two winners were Android and iOS. Most of the other contenders have long given up; right now Microsoft is slowly laying the last remnants of Windows Phone to rest. That doesn’t meant there aren’t regrets. Indeed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently listed the company’s failure to come up with an Android-like mobile… Read More »

Forget about taxman, focus on business: CBDT to startups

New Delhi: The country’s startup community should not worry about taxmen and concentrate on their businesses as concerns related to ‘angel tax’ have been “sorted out”, CBDT chief P.C. Modi said on Saturday. All “legacy issues” related to startups will be resolved through a consultative process and under the strict supervision of senior officers of the tax authority. In her maiden… Read More »

Facebook’s Image Outage Reminds Us How Bad Social Media Accessibility Really Is

Facebook’s brief image outage earlier this week exposed the general public just how bad accessibly really is in our modern visual-first social Web. While most major social media platforms today offer some ability for users to provide ALT descriptive text for their images and videos, few users spend the time to write up accessible textual descriptions of their imagery. Instead,… Read More »