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How the Music Modernization Act will help artists get paid more from streaming

How the Music Modernization Act will help artists get paid more from streaming

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Congress recently passed the Music Modernization Act, which is a rare bill in modern American politics: everyone seems to like it! The MMA, as it’s called, was celebrated by musicians, streaming services, record labels, and consumer groups alike. It simplifies how streaming services pay songwriters, changes how the law deals with music recorded before 1972, […]

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Rakuten’s site-wide sale takes 15 percent off of your purchase

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Rakuten is hosting another one of its site-wide sales today, and you can knock 15 percent off of your total at checkout with the offer code SAVE15. The promotion will end tonight at 3AM ET / 12AM PT, October 3rd, and basically everything offered on Rakuten is eligible. Strangely, the only products excluded are Kobo […]

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The electric car is here — if you’ve got the money

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The annual parade of the world’s biggest auto shows is about to start this week in Paris, and for what really feels like the first time, a number of carmakers are finalizing, building, selling, or even nearing the delivery of their first flagship electric cars. And these aren’t just concepts, or camouflaged pre-production cars like […]

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Russian trolls loved The Last Jedi discourse so much they decided to politically influence it

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When it arrived in theaters last year, writer-director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was greeted with an immediate backlash from a specific corner of its audience. As Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff pointed out in December, the criticism seemed to come from a few different angles: some felt the film was too progressive, that it […]

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Smart’s Forease concept tries too hard to be cool when being electric is enough

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A roof would have been nice Continue reading…

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The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ G-SYNC HDR Monitor Review: Gaming With All The Bells and Whistles

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Delayed past its original late 2017 timeframe, let alone the other shipping dates, NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR technology finally arrived over the last couple months courtesy of Asus’ ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer’s Predator X27. First shown at Computex 2017 as prototypes, the 27-inch displays bring what are arguably the most desired and visible aspects of […]

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The science behind New York City’s rising seas

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The sea level is rising, but it’s not rising evenly. Over the 20th century, the water lapping New York City climbed 1.5 times faster than the global average, according to a report published last year. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense if you imagine sea levels rising like water in a tub. So […]

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The search for Planet X gets a boost with the discovery of a super distant object

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Tesla’s breakneck pace produced more than 53,000 Model 3s this quarter

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Tesla made 53,239 Model 3s in the third quarter of 2018, which is nearly twice as many as it produced in the previous quarter, the company announced on Tuesday. The automaker delivered 55,840 Model 3s and 83,500 cars in total (including the Models X and S). That means Tesla sold, in one quarter, “more than […]

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The Freewrite Traveler is more portable and cuter than the original distraction-free typewriter

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After a brief attempt to make an internet-connected Clapper, the Astrohaus team is going back to its roots with a new distraction-free typewriter. Today, it’s introducing the follow-up to the original Freewrite: the foldable Freewrite Traveler. It’s designed to be more portable while still allowing users to type on the go and save their work […]

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