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Researchers created a brain interface that can sing what a bird’s thinking

Researchers from the University of California San Diego recently built a machine learning system that predicts what a bird’s about to sing as they’re singing it.The big idea here is real-time speech synthesis for vocal prosthesis. But the implications could go much further.Up front: Birdsong is a complex form of communication that involves rhythm, pitch, and, most importantly, learned behaviors.According to the researchers, teaching an AI to understand these songs […]

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Music News

Sleep Token Unveil Creepy ‘Alkaline’ Video, Announce Second Album

The mysterious band Sleep Token have returned with new music, announced a fresh album and have delivered what has to be one of the year's creepiest and unnerving videos to date for their new song "Alkaline."The song itself is a bit dark and haunting, providing the perfect backdrop for the unknown horror that spools out over the clip's three minutes and 30 seconds. The chilling video opens on the band's […]

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Technology

Early Prime Day Deals Slash the Price of Keurig K-elite, K-slim Models

98bpm may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Prime Day isn’t until next week, but Amazon just can’t wait; they’re releasing all kinds of early Prime Day deals on some of the hottest tech and appliances that money can buy, including coffee makers. There are already some fantastic Keurig deals out there, but check out these amazing offers: Right now you can save $30 on […]

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Music News

Corey Taylor Made Terminally Ill Fan’s ‘Dream Day’ in Video Meet

The non-profit Living the Dream Foundation, of which Pierce the Veil's Vic Fuentes is the CEO and co-chairman of, aims to provide 'Dream Day' experiences to children and young adults who are battling life-threatening illnesses. The events continued virtually amid the pandemic and one courageous metal fan, Trevor, who has since passed away, met his hero, Corey Taylor of Slipknot fame.With the blessing of Trevor's family, a video clip highlighting […]

todayJune 18, 2021 2

Technology

Perspectives on tackling Big Tech’s market power – 98bmp

The need for markets-focused competition watchdogs and consumer-centric privacy regulators to think outside their respective ‘legal silos’ and find creative ways to work together to tackle the challenge of big tech market power was the impetus for a couple of fascinating panel discussions organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), which were livestreamed yesterday but are available to view on-demand here. The conversations brought together key regulatory leaders […]

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Music News

Op-Ed: Red, White, Blue and Bruised

This time one year ago, Fire From the Gods had just released the timely song and video "Break the Cycle" as singer AJ Channer had just traveled to Minneapolis and Atlanta to take part in protests following the death of George Floyd. The musician penned an op-ed for Loudwire on Juneteenth about his experiences and provided a photo gallery from his participation in the marches. Now, Channer has checked in […]

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Games

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Episode Intermission Review

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Episode Intermission on PS5 The 2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake upended fans’ expectations in almost every conceivable way; story beats were familiar but presented differently, new characters and ideas were introduced to make way for future development, and that trend continues with the new DLC Episode Intermission as well. Now, instead of introducing Yuffie in the open-world, Square’s decided to bring her to Midgar instead to […]

todayJune 18, 2021

Technology

This AI lets you generate new verses from your favorite rappers

If you’ve ever dreamed of making songs with Tupac or Jay-Z, an AI tool called Uberduck can take you close to fulfilling your fantasies.Uberduck is one of a range of tools that lets you choose a celebrity voice and then enter text for them to speak. What sets it apart from the others is it can do a pretty impressive job of replicating a rapper’s flow.You can synthesize speech into a “calm” or “intense” Tupac […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Music News

Mike Shinoda Produces New Matt Heafy Song ‘In Defiance’

It's the partnership made in Twitch heaven, as Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has lent his production skills to a new track by Trivium frontman Matt Heafy called "In Defiance."Both musicians have amassed quite a following on Twitch where they've interacted with fans in a variety of ways. Earlier this year, Shinoda, who utilized fan input on Twitch for a series of Dropped Frames 2020 releases, decided to offer his production […]

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Technology

Best Prime Day Soundbar Deals 2021: What to Expect

98bpm may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Prime Day deals will be arriving very soon, with the Prime Day 2021 date set for next Monday and Tuesday, June 21 and June 22. That means there will be plenty of great Prime Day soundbar sales for you to snag. We’re here to help you figure out what to expect from the Prime Day soundbar deals […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Music News

Rise Against Rock the Grammy Museum With Performance + Interview

Rise Against get repped by the Recording Academy, the institution behind the Grammy Awards, in a new video spotlighting the Tim McIlrath-led rockers and Nowhere Generation, their latest studio album released this month. For the Grammy Museum, the band performs two of the effort's songs and gives an interview.Those tunes are the anthemic title track as well as the album's latest single, "Talking to Ourselves." But there's much more than just the musical performances […]

todayJune 18, 2021 2

Technology

Owning the paycheck is the key to fintech success – 98bmp

Hello and welcome back to Equity, 98bmp’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Natasha and Danny, otherwise known as your two new favorite Book influencers (inside joke, you’ll get if you listen to the show), hopped on the mics to take everyone threw the news, with Grace and Chris in the background. Here’s what we got into: Wise announced plans to go public […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Music News

Janet D’Addario, Co-Founder of D’Addario Company, Dies at 72

Janet D’Addario, co-founder of legendary gear company D’Addario, has died at 72 after battling gallbladder cancer.After meeting Jim D’Addario in 1966, the husband-and-wife team went on to perform music together and create the D’Addario company in 1973. Best known for their guitar and bass strings, D’Addario has strung countless artists’ fretboards while developing strings for orchestral instruments, reeds and mouthpieces for woodwind instruments, snare wires for drums and more.Janet D’Addario […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Technology

Physicists chilled a 10-kilogram object to the edge of ‘absolute zero’

The LIGO gravitational wave observatory in the United States is so sensitive to vibrations it can detect the tiny ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. These waves are caused by colliding black holes and other stellar cataclysms in distant galaxies, and they cause movements in the observatory much smaller than a proton.Now we have used this sensitivity to effectively chill a 10-kilogram mass down to less than one billionth of […]

todayJune 18, 2021 2

Music News

Megadeth to Replace David Ellefson’s Bass Parts on New Album

Megadeth will soon be replacing David Ellefson's bass parts on their long-awaited new album, as confirmed by Dave Mustaine, and will have a new bass player ready to go for their co-headlining summer tour with Lamb of God."I just wanna thank you for all the kinds words and support as we get ready for this next tour and continue to hunt for a new bass player. We are making progress. […]

todayJune 18, 2021

Technology

Best Prime Day iPhone Deals 2021: iPhone Deals to Grab Right Now

98bpm may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Looking to buy a new iPhone? Prime Day 2021 is due to arrive on June 21 and June 22, and those annual Prime Day deals are likely to include some impressive Prime Day iPhone sales. But even though the main event hasn’t kicked off yet, some of the deals have already started. Read on as we take […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Music News

2021 Heavy Music Awards Nominees Revealed

Is it Bring Me the Horizon's year? Will Deftones dominate? Or could Creeper sneak away with the top honors? The finalists have been announced for the 2021 Heavy Music Awards.The U.K.-based awards ceremony will take place Sept. 2 at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, returning to a live in-person ceremony for its fifth anniversary after being an online event last year. But having seen success with streaming, the […]

todayJune 18, 2021

Technology

Delivery service Gopuff acquires rideOS for $115 million – 98bmp

On-demand goods, food and alcohol delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115 million, sources familiar with the deal say. This acquisition comes just a few months after the Philadelphia-based startup announced a $1.15 billion funding round at a $8.9 billion valuation, up from $3.9 billion in October. Last fall, the company also raised $380 million and bought BevMo, a beverage retailer. Gopuff did not share its […]

todayJune 18, 2021

Music News

The Top 25 Metal Mascots

For so many, heavy metal provides an escape from reality, replete with dramatic imagery often times serving as extensions of a band's lyrical themes and imaginative minds. It's a fun world and we all get sucked into the vortex, pouring over album art, merchandise designs and, often times, mascots!Much like sports teams, numerous metal acts have support from their mascot, though they tend to find themselves in more dire situations […]

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Technology

Self-driving cars are a no-go, let’s pretend flying cars are coming

Some decades ago we were expecting that by now we’d be comfortably riding in our own self-driving car. Clearly, that didn’t happen, but, folks, don’t despair. We have the world’s first all-electric flying race car.Do we really need a flying race car? Well, I think not, but in any case meet the Airspeeder MK3 that made today its first flight over the deserts of South Australia.The Alauda Airspeeder Mk3, defined by […]

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Music News

Dee Snider on ‘Family Feud’ Looks Just as Wild as It Sounds

Mr. Dee Snider, the former Twisted Sister rocker who's now a solo artist and author, will appear with his family on an upcoming episode of ABC's Celebrity Family Feud. The Sniders compete against sportscaster Terry Bradshaw and his clan on the TV game show hosted by Steve Harvey.And from the looks of it, the rock singer and his clan trying their luck on the Family Feud spin-off promises to be just as wildly entertaining […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Technology

NASA 360 Video Puts You Directly Beneath Its Next-gen Rocket

NASA has posted a 360-degree video of its “megarocket” that could be on its way to the moon by the end of this year. The footage was captured inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and shows the 64-meter-tall (212 feet) core stage of its next-generation SLS rocket being positioned between two side boosters in preparation for launch. The core stage will form part of […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Music News

Mastodon to Stream Acoustic Performance From Georgia Aquarium

And now for something a little different, as Mastodon will unplug for the rare acoustic performance while playing at the Georgia Aquarium. This unique Mastodon show is set to take place on July 15, with fans being able to check in from around the world for the streaming event.The group has teamed with livestreaming platform DREAMSTAGE to put on the show, which allows the band to not only present their […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Technology

Ford acquires Electriphi as it prepares to woo EV fleet customers – 98bmp

Ford has two electric vehicles in the pipeline —  the E-Transit cargo van and F-150 Lighting Pro —aimed at commercial customers. Now, the automaker is rounding out its future EV commercial business with the acquisition of battery management and fleet monitoring software startup Electriphi. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. Ford is betting that the software developed by the three-year-old San Francisco startup will help it capture more than $1 […]

todayJune 18, 2021 1

Music News

Foo Fighters Disco Fun Leads to Dee Gees ‘Hail Satin’ RSD Release

If you were paying attention earlier this year, it appeared as though the Foo Fighters were having a hell of a lot of fun covering disco hits. Well, that's now paid off in the form of a special Record Store Day release as the group is set to unveil Hail Satin, a collection of disco covers mixed with live performances of Medicine at Midnight songs.Awesomely dubbing themselves the "Dee Gees," […]

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