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    Apple axes iPod nano and shuffle

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Touch became the last iPod standing on Thursday as Apple removed nano and shuffle stand-alone digital music players from its lineup. [...]

    No significant change seen in hearing loss among US teens

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Although there was an increase in the percentage of U.S. youth ages 12 to 19 reporting exposure to loud music through headphones from 1988-2010, researchers did not find significant changes in the prevalence of hearing loss among this group, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. [...]

    Second annual MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Awards recipients selected

    Original @ MIT News – Aeronautical and astronautical engineering Faculty and instructors recognized for improving classroom instruction and student engagement through innovative uses of digital technology. [...]

    This Is Tesla’s Greatest Competitive Advantage

    Original @ Singularity Hub Tesla’s stock price recently took a hit because of concerns about its delivery capabilities and about increasing competition from carmakers who are switching their product lines to electric. With a market cap still exceeding $50 billion, it can be easy to argue that Tesla’s price remains severely inflated, especially when you compare it with those […] [...]

    All Great Artists Share This One Quality—Can AI Learn It Too?

    Original @ Singularity Hub Think about your favorite work of art. Why do you like it so much? What does it do for you? Be it painting, sculpture, music, or writing, we love art not just for its beauty, but for the reactions and emotions it evokes in us. You probably feel a sort of kinship with your favorite […] [...]

    Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago. [...]

    Why Every Leader Needs to Be Obsessed With Technology

    Original @ Singularity Hub This article is part of a series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of rapid change in an increasingly disruptive world. The first article in the series, “How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World,” broadly outlines four critical leadership skills—futurist, technologist, innovator, and humanitarian—and how they work […] [...]

    Creating music by thought alone

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument, which they’ve recently described in a report in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers hope that this new instrument will help empower and rehabilitate patients with m… [...]

    Creating music by thought alone

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument, which they’ve recently described in a report in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers hope that this new instrument will help empower and rehabilitate patients with m… [...]

    Study of hip hop lyrics shows that ‘pro-social’ messages are popular with fans

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Traditional music companies have yet to realize the full financial and cultural potential of hip hop and rap, a UCLA-led study suggests. When it comes to the type of artists that get signed, recorded and heavily promoted, the big record labels often ov… [...]