The complete guide to listening to music at work – Quartz

Thursday, February 26, 2015

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones. It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created equal, especially when there’s work to be done. How should you choose the best office soundtrack for a given task? Which songs will help…

Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, February 26, 2015

“It’s about the music, real music,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member said in a statement released Monday, a day before he formally introduces PonoMusic at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin. “We want to move digital music into the 21st century and PonoMusic does exactly that.” The complaint about that way most music is experienced by consumers today is that highly compressed MP3 files that…

Say Goodbye To ‘True Detective’ With All The Music From The Series – Indie Wire (blog)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

And just like that, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart have disappeared from the psychosphere of our television sets, with HBO airing the final episode of “True Detective” season one last night. And everyone was watching. In fact, so many people hit the network’s HBO GO service that it crashed, leaving many fans looking at an endless load sign, as they took to the Internet to voice their fury. But by…

Blues singer Sarah Ayers returns with a roar at Lehigh Valley Music Awards – Allentown Morning Call

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blues singer Sarah Ayers, who stopped performing for nearly two years after a health condition damaged nerves in her throat, came back with a roar Sunday at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Ayers was chosen the top winner at the 15th awards ceremony, taking home five statues and reclaiming the fan-voted All Around Performer after a four-year lapse and Female Vocalist after three years. Blues harmonica player James Supra won…

The Music of ‘Walking Dead’ Season 4: Beth Sings Waxahatchee, Lee DeWyze … – News

Thursday, February 26, 2015

By Brian Ives  Over the course of nearly four full seasons, ‘Walking Dead’ has used a wide range of music from artists that span nearly every genre and era including Bob Dylan, Motörhead, the Stanley Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Wang Chung and Tom Waits, whose song “Hold On” was sung by cast member Emily Kinney. For the remainder of the show’s fourth season, we’ll be talking with Thomas Golubic of SuperMusicVision, who…

20 Freescale Semiconductor employees on missing Malaysian flight –

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Freescale Semiconductor, a Texas-based company that plays a role in the performance of every NASCAR Sprint Cup car, announced it had 20 employees on missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. More than a day and a half has passed since the Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens in the first hour of a six-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. Reports indicate investigators have not ruled out a terrorist act….

Intel testing smart grid solutions overseas – PCWorld

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intel is putting its energy into the development of smart grid standards and monitoring systems in Germany, with company executives announcing a number of initiatives at the Cebit trade show Monday. With Westfalen Weser Energie, it is developing smart monitoring systems for the regional utility’s electrical substations, said Hannes Schwaderer, Intel’s director of energy and industrial applications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Germany there are around 1…

Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M – TechCrunch

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intel has won the Basis auction, we’re hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million. Basis makes wristwatch health trackers, capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this year at CES, we’re assuming that this buy is an attempt to further its foothold (wristhold?) in…

AMD Could Still Double in 2014, at Intel’s Expense – 24/7 Wall St.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) had an unusual end-of-week gain. It was a move that would have been missed by many investors. Still, this all fits in with the ongoing theme of a turnaround. 24/7 Wall St. recently identified nine stocks that could double in 2014, and AMD was one of those companies. There are, of course, risks in this scenario. And it is impossible for many investors to…

Intel bides time on faster Thunderbolt connector – PCWorld

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intel could soon bring to market a faster version of its Thunderbolt connector technology with a throughput of 50Gbps, but the company is biding its time until there is a need for faster connectors. Thunderbolt technology connects computers to peripherals like external hard drives at much faster speeds than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt ports are found in Macs and select Windows PCs, but are more expensive than USB technology, which is…

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