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Musician Uses Algorithm to Generate ‘Every Melody That’s Ever Existed and Ever Can Exist’

A musician and lawyer has used an algorithm to generate every possible melody in an attempt to end music copyright lawsuit claims…


Tesla “Big Battery” in Australia Is Becoming a Bigger Nightmare for Fossil Fuel Power Generators

Tesla’s “big battery” utility-scale Powerpack system at the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia has yielded more than doubled the savings to consumers in 2019 than the year prior as it dominates fossil fuel generators on quicker demand response for the grid…


Firefox Turns Encrypted DNS on by Default to Thwart Snooping ISPs

Firefox will start switching browser users to Cloudflare’s encrypted-DNS service today and roll out the change across the United States in the coming weeks…


Some Artificial Intelligence Experts Think Role Playing Adventure Games Will Help Machines Learn to Be as Clever as We Are

Fans of games like Dungeons & Dragons know that the fun comes, in part, from a creative Dungeon Master—an all-powerful narrator who follows a storyline but has free rein to improvise in response to players’ actions and the fate of the dice…


Innovative Edge-Finding AR Eyepiece Lets Firefighters See Through Smoke

Nobody is at their best in a fire. Firefighters may be a rare breed in terms of their willingness to venture into a deadly blaze, rather than running away from it. However, no matter how brave firefighters may be, there’s no doubt that a fire represents an incredibly physically tough scenario which severely limits mental and physical capabilities. Could cutting-edge technology be used to lend a helping hand?…


The Smithsonian Has Released More Than 2.8 Million Images You Can Use for Free

The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to use and download for free. The open-access online platform will include 2D and 3D images from its 19 museums, nine research centers, archives, libraries, and the National Zoo, Smithsonian Magazine reports…


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Glorious Excess With an Excessive Price

Let’s skip past all the hemming and hawing. Between its huge 6.9-inch 120Hz screen, beastly specs, 5G support, 108-MP main camera, Space Zoom lens, and 8K video capture, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is an absolute powerhouse. It has practically any feature you could ever want (aside from a headphone jack), and unless you’re a stylus die-hard, the S20 Ultra makes the $1,100 Note 10+ seem like a quaint mid-range device. And if price wasn’t a factor, I’d have a hard time choosing any phone available today over the Galaxy S20 Ultra…

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