Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress’

Novels, poems, essays, children’s books — Margaret Atwood can write it all. Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale. See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress,’ Our MashableReads Selection Most recently, Atwood has … Continue Reading

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Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks

They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”, date ranges, or emotions and Truffle Pig spits out a set of top jams that would fit your “Lovesick 90s Party Starters” playlist. Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from … Continue Reading

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Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”, date ranges, or emotions and Truffle Pig spits out a set of top jams that would fit your “Lovesick 90s Party Starters” playlist. Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from … Continue Reading

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Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”, date ranges, or emotions and Truffle Pig spits out a set of top jams that would fit your “Lovesick 90s Party Starters” playlist. Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from … Continue Reading

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Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

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They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”, date ranges, or emotions and Truffle Pig spits out a set of top jams that would fit your “Lovesick 90s Party Starters” playlist. Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from … Continue Reading

What’s Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

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With several overlapping features, Facebook‘s Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused. Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can … Continue Reading

Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watch

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Trying to figure out what film I want to watch at home from the thousands I can pick on various VOD services is a pain. The only thing more annoying is trying to find one that my husband and I can both agree we want to watch (love you, Marc). A app presented today at TC’s Disrupt … Continue Reading

Snapchat Freaks Out Users With First Ad for ‘Ouija’

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Snapchat ads have officially arrived. The photo sharing app’s first advertisement was a 20-second trailer for the upcoming horror movie from Universal Pictures, Ouija. See also: 9 Things We’d Change About Snapchat As previously outlined by the company, the ad appeared in the app’s “Recent Updates” section and users can choose whether or not they … Continue Reading

#Gamergate Shows Tech Needs Far Better Algorithms

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If #Gamergate teaches us anything — beyond, of course, vastly obvious observations about the toxicity of certain Internet demographics (which is hardly new news) — it’s that algorithms and formulaic behaviour can and are being gamed. This is especially obvious in this sorry saga (for a detailed breakdown of Gamergate I recommend reading this excellent … Continue Reading

Swatting Spam on Twitter

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Twitter’s Music Strategy: No App, Just Better Listening

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Music is a special kind of content, and people discover it on Twitter. That’s why building a music experience outside the main Twitter app was a boondoggle, and treating music like any other piece of media within Twitter sells it short. These insights have led Twitter to a better strategy since killing off the Twitter Music … Continue Reading

Tumblr Debuts Its First Desktop App On The Mac App Store

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On the heels of the release of Apple’s new Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, blogging platform Tumblr has just rolled out its first official desktop application with the launch of a Tumblr app for the Mac App Store. The app allows users to post to their personal Tumblr blogs from anywhere on the Mac, whether … Continue Reading

Capture the Feeling of Fall for Our Photo Challenge

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Autumn: ‘Tis the season of hot cider, cable knit sweaters and an irrational obsession with pumpkin products. As the weather cools and green fades from the trees, we’re reminded that winter is coming. Soonish. But before we brace ourselves for the cold, let’s take a second to drink in the colors and feeling of autumn. … Continue Reading

If You Printed All the Instagram Photos in a Year, How Far Would They Reach?

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Every year, Instagram users upload 21.9 billion photos to the visual social network. Selfies, food porn, adorable animals — they all flood the favored photo app every second, and it would take multiple lifetimes just to double-tap them all. Kim Kardashian (the reigning queen of Instagram’s most-liked photo) would have to spend 286 million years … Continue Reading

Drop, Cover and Take A Selfie: Earthquake Drills in the Twitter Age

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SAN FRANCISCO — When the shaking starts, drop to the floor, take cover under sturdy furniture and take a selfie. As millions of Californians practiced earthquake survival in a statewide drill on Thursday, they documented every (mis)step on Twitter. The annual Great California Shakeout improves earthquake safety by having schools, businesses and homes practice earthquake … Continue Reading

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