Apple killing music streaming service? Beats me.

Apple is killing its Beats Music streaming service. It all kicks off the end of the month, when Tim’s crew want you to be on Apple Music.

Did y’all think Tim’a let his dough freeze? Oh please.

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Richard Lawler mourns in anticipation:

Now that Apple Music is firmly in place…it’s time for Beats Music to go.

[It’s] a little over a year after Apple completed its acquisition of the music company.  MORE

Stephanie Mlot’s calendar says something slightly different:

Apple is officially shuttering the streaming service 18 months after acquiring it…for $ 3 billion.

Apple Music has since racked up more than 6.5 million paying customers.  MORE

Steven “meta” Musil thinks about Apple digesting Beats:

On November 30…all Beats subscriptions will be canceled. … Apple is encouraging subscribers to migrate…to Apple Music.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.  MORE

Is this bad news? Or good? Neal Ungerleider knows:

Well, Beats Music, it was good knowing you.

This isn’t too surprising. [Apple Music is] a late, but competitive entry to a listening landscape littered with the likes of Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play.  MORE

Romain Dillet agrees:

It was bound to happen, now that Apple Music is available on Android.

Apple waited for the Android release before actually shutting [it] down…for Android users who were using Beats Music.  MORE

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The First Electronic Computers

Maybe some of you don’t know about the origins of modern computers. First of all, a computer is a programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful format.

This has “nothing to do” with all the new gadgets we daily see at the computer shops? You are right and wrong at the same time. Initially, it was all about the data (solving math problems was enough and a great event). And of course modern computers based on integrated circuits are millions to billions of times more capable than the early machines, and occupy a fraction of the space.

The first electronic computers were developed in the mid-20th century (1940-1945). Originally, they were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers (Pcs).

The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) was among the first fully electronic digital binary computing devices. The machine was not programmable in the modern sense, being designed only to solve systems of linear equations. The computer did employ parallel computation.

The inventor of the program-controlled computer was Konrad Zuse, who built the first working computer in 1941 and later in 1955 the first computer based on magnetic storage.

Computers using vacuum tubes as their electronic elements were in use throughout the 1950s, but by the 1960s had been largely replaced by transistor-based machines, which were smaller, faster, cheaper to produce, required less power, and were more reliable.

In the 1970s, integrated circuit technology and the subsequent creation of microprocessors, such as the Intel 4004, further decreased size and cost and further increased speed and reliability of computers. By the late 1970s, many products contained dedicated computers and they started to appear as a replacement to mechanical controls in domestic appliances such as washing machines. Then in the eighties appeared the first home computers.

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Street Wear, Urban and Hip Hop

Street Wear or Street Fashion is a term used to describe fashion that is considered to have emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots. Street fashion is most often seen in major urban centers. That’s why we call it also Urban Wear. If you love shopping you probably know many of the subcultures that have had an associated street fashion.

As example, we can talk of the hippies with denim, t-shirts, long hair and so on, but today we talk about the hip hop fashion.

Hip-hop fashion is a distinctive style of dress originating in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Jersey City and Miami among others.

Each city contributed various elements to its overall style seen worldwide today. Hip hop fashion complements the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture in general. Hip hop fashion has changed significantly during its history, and today, it is a prominent part of popular fashion as a whole across the world.

During the 1980s, hip-hop icons wore clothing items such as brightly colored name-brand tracksuits, sheepskin and leather bomber jackets and sneakers.

Popular accessories included large eyeglasses and multiple rings. Heavy gold jewelry was also popular in the 1980s; heavy jewelry in general would become an enduring element of hip hop fashion. In general, men’s jewelry focused on heavy gold chains and women’s jewelry on large gold earrings.

Talking about modern days, many fashion trends from the 80’s and early 90’s were made popular again, when we see the rebirth of the door knocker earring and form fitting jeans for males. We also see bright colors being used and cartoon graphic print hoodies made popular by artists and producers. Females could not get enough of high heels in all different forms and many ideas were crossed and we saw things like the open toed boot.

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T-Shirts And Modern Fashion

A T-shirt is usually a buttonless and collarless shirt, with a round neck and short sleeves. T-shirts are typically made of cotton or polyester fibers (or a mix of the two), knitted together in a jersey stitch that gives a T-shirt its distinctive soft texture. T-shirts can be decorated with text and/or pictures, and are sometimes used to advertise.

The T-shirt or Torso Shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece union suit underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. T-shirts, with and without buttons, were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.

Anyway, this wonderful clothing piece arrived to us and became one of the most important apparel of many fashion styles, like urban wear, as example.

If you love shopping, you probably know that T-shirts have also become a medium for self-expression and advertising, with any imaginable combination of words, art and even photographs on display. Originally worn as undershirts, now T-shirts are worn frequently as the only piece of clothing on the top half of the body.

The most common form of commercial T-shirt decoration is screen-printing. In screen-printing, a design is separated into individual colors. Plastisol or water based inks are applied to the shirt through mesh screens which limits the areas where ink is deposited.

Other methods of decoration used on T-shirts include airbrush, applique, embroidery, impressing or embossing and the ironing on of either flock lettering, heat transfers, or dye-sublimation transfers. Laser printers are capable of printing on plain paper using a special toner containing sublimation dyes which can then be permanently heat-transferred to T-shirts.

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Sound Recording For Newbies

Do you need help with sound recording? Here are few paragraphs to let you focus on the correct meanings. Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording.

Sure, now it’s time for the big confrontation between these two monsters of the newbies audio nightmares! Analog and digital have always been in any kind of audio recorder debates.

Digital recordings are considered from many experts to be of higher quality than analog recordings, not necessarily because they have higher fidelity (wider frequency response or dynamic range), but because the digital format can prevent much loss of quality found in analog recording due to noise and electromagnetic interference in playback, and mechanical deterioration or damage to the storage medium.

Other experts say analog recordings have higher fidelity, so the debate will never end. Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a small microphone diaphragm that can detect changes in atmospheric pressure (acoustic sound waves) and record them as a graphic representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph (in which a stylus senses grooves on a record).

In magnetic tape recording, the sound waves vibrate the microphone diaphragm and are converted into a varying electric current, which is then converted to a varying magnetic field by an electromagnet, which makes a representation of the sound as magnetized areas on a plastic tape with a magnetic coating on it.

Analog sound reproduction is the reverse process, with a bigger loudspeaker diaphragm causing changes to atmospheric pressure to form acoustic sound waves. Electronically generated sound waves may also be recorded directly from devices such as an electric guitar pickup or a synthesizer, without the use of acoustics in the recording process other than the need for musicians to hear how well they are playing during recording sessions.

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