Apple Music Turns One Year Old With 15 Million Subscribers on Board and a Redesign on the Way

Today marks the one year anniversary of Apple Music, which launched in 110 countries on June 30, 2015. The streaming music service was initially limited to the Mac and iOS devices, and it has since expanded to Apple TV and…
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What’s the Biggest Thing You Can Rent?

Some companies go all out when it comes to renting the biggest and most expensive venues for their holiday parties. For example, in 2014, Facebook took over the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park. Not wanting to be outdone, LinkedIn employees…
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What Was the First Spacecraft to Land on Another Planet?

The Soviet Union was the first country on Earth to land a spacecraft on another planet, and the first to transmit data back home. In December 1970, the probe Venera 7 crash-landed on Venus and, for just a few minutes,…
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Google’s art machine just wrote its first song

Today, Google's newest machine learning project released its first piece of generated art,a 90-second piano melody created through a trained neural network, provided with just four notes up front. The drums and orchestration weren't generated by the algorithm, but added…
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Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and was among the most famous and beloved athletes on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, a family spokesman said. Ali, 74, had been at a Phoenix hospital since Thursday…
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Prince died of ‘fentanyl toxicity,’ an overdose of a painkiller

Prompted by leaks, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota released the long-awaited autopsy report on Prince Thursday, declaring the cause was accidental fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl is a powerful painkiller. The official cause of death thus bolsters previous reports that…
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Are There Religious Cults in China?

One definition of the word "cult" is "a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister." This would certainly describe the Church of the Almighty God, also known as Eastern Lightning,…
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Is Amsterdam a Kind Place?

Many people die alone and unnoticed -- without mourning, without anyone on hand to say a few kind words, with no fancy church service or glowing obituary. But in Amsterdam, thanks to retired civil servant Ger Frits, there is someone…
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