These Smart Earbuds Will Translate Different Languages For You

shockwebpic_theseheadphonestranslateA startup called Waverly Labs is developing Pilot, a set of smart earbuds that translate between users speaking different languages. This translator wearable works in conjunction with a custom app that utilizes speech recognition and machine translation to help you communicate. These are a potential travel winner.

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Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 DJ Mixer Revealed

shockwebpic_playdifferentlymodel1Designed and developed by techno DJ Richie Hawtin and former Allen & Heath product designer Andy Rigby-Jones, the much talked about analog MODEL 1 mixer has just been unveiled. Take a look.

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The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers

shockwebpic_habitsoforiginalthinkersHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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Berklee College Of Music Welcomes Hank Shocklee

shockwebpic_berklee_shockleeBerklee College of Music welcomes Hank Shocklee on Monday, April 11, 2016 for an interactive question & answer conversation on music production through 40 years – past, present and future.

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SHOCKLEE @ SXSW 2016

shockwebpic_shockleesxsw2016SHOCKLEE will be all around Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW music, film and interactive festival so if you’re around town give us a shout and stay tuned to this space and our social media channels for more updates on special events and appearances from our friends and partners.

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How We Made Public Enemy’s Fight The Power

shockwebpic_ftp_guardian_mar2016The song could have gone a lot softer, a lot neater, a lot tighter – but it would have lost the chaos. When something is organised and aligned, it represents passivity. But any resistance, any struggle to overcome, is going to be chaotic.

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How Music’s Digital Shift Rapidly Impacted The Industry

shockwebpic_howmusicsdigitalshift“Widespread copyright infringement is like a generational shift and ignorance of existing law, similar to massive experimentation with illegal drugs in the 1960s,” says Stephen Witt, author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century and the Patient Zero of Piracy. The book was named on the “Best of the Year” lists of The Washington Post, Forbes, Slate, The Atlantic, Financial Times and others.

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CES Asia 2016 Takes Place May 11-13 In Shanghai, China

shockwebpic_cesasia2016Following the success of the first ever CES Asia in 2015, the opportunity to experience the future returns – CES Asia is taking place May 11-13th in Shanghai, China.

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The Ghost In The MP3: See What’s Missing In Your Audio

shockwebpic_ghostinthemp3The Ghost In The MP3 also known as modernist is an experiment by Ryan Patrick Maguire where he collects the bits of data that are erased during the MP3 and MP4 compression processes that make our files smaller and plays them back as a standalone file. This results in a hazy, ghostly audio and video of the discarded bits of data that are erased when a file is compressed that sounds and looks like it’s trapped in another dimension.

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► Saul Williams – Burundi

shockwebpic_saulwilliams_burundiBrand new Saul Williams featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint from his album MartyrLoserKing coming this fall via the Fader label. Video directed by Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza.

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