Patchblocks’ creator says he wanted this hardware sound construction set to be like a combination of Max, Arduino, Moog, and LEGO. And in a novel, crowd-funded project, you get a set of units that seem very much like that.
A jukebox that runs on Bitcoins seems almost paradoxical, but this is exactly what was unveiled at TechCrunch‘s recent Disrupt Europe Hackathon. Beatcoin is an Android and iOS app that allows users to set up a jukebox using their mobile device.
Following the launch of its Play music-playing button last year, today Spotify took one more step outside of its walled garden: it has launched a new Follow button, a widget that can go on any desktop or mobile page, not just pages within Spotify...
Today, I got an email from Spotify with the subject line “This Week’s New Music,” one of the few newsletters I ever bother to open. The top item in the email was a promo for a story about Nirvana’s “In Utero,” a feature to mark the 20th anniversary re-issue of the album.
“This semester I’m working as a research assistant to Alex Ruthmann at NYU. The job includes helping him with a new joint music education and music technology class, Designing Technologies & Experiences for Music Making, Learning and Engagement.”