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    How Technology Is Leading Us Into the Imagination Age

    Original @ Singularity Hub In many ways, the future is unpredictable. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. Combined with technological automation and the disappearance of traditional jobs, this leaves us with a critical question: how can […] [...]

    Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Apple said Friday it was delaying until early next year the release of its HomePod speaker set to compete with Amazon’s Alexa-powered devices and Google Home as a smart home and music hub. [...]

    Consumer Technology Association inducts Ray Kurzweil, 11 other visionaries into the 2017 Consumer Technology Hall of Fame

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) inducted Ray Kurzweil and 11 other industry leaders into the Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame at its 19th annual awards dinner, held Nov. 7, 2017 at the Rainbow Room, atop 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. CTA, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), created the Hall of Fame in 2000 to honor industry [...] [...]

    Have scientists found a secret chord for happy songs?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the BBC radio comedy show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, panellists are sometimes asked to sing “one song to the tune of another”. Hilarious results ensue when the words of one song fit the rhythm and metre of the other but they have completely differe… [...]

    Music training strengthens children’s brains, decision-making network

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories If the brain is a muscle, then learning to play an instrument and read music is the ultimate exercise. [...]

    That music playing in your head is a real conundrum for scientists

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers at EPFL can now see what happens in our brains when we hear music in our heads. The researchers hope that in time their findings will be used to help people who have lost the ability to speak. [...]

    Scientists create cosmic sounds of Voyager 1

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Music created entirely from data beamed back from the Voyager 1 spacecraft will receive its world premiere at the NASA booth at the SC17 Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, at 8pm local time (MST) on Monday, 13 November. [...]

    Apple iPhone X strikes viral gold with ‘Animoji Karaoke’

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Earlier this year, Apple spun off the viral late-night show skit “Carpool Karaoke” to a full-blown TV show exclusive on Apple Music. The show received mixed reviews critically and never took off commercially. [...]

    How to use music to fine tune your child for school

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Can music actually make us smarter? Research suggests that from as early as 16 weeks of pregnancy, when auditory function is forming, babies begin their musical development. Their early adaptive exposure to sounds, including those familiar sounds of pa… [...]

    Neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children’s cognitive capacity later in life. While some research supported a link between prenatal sound exposure and improved brain function, scientists had not… [...]