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Radio Garden Lets You Listen to the Radio Anywhere

Radio Garden Lets You Listen to the Radio Anywhere

A new website that allows anyone with an internet connection listen to the radio anywhere in the world presents some really interesting opportunities to hear new sounds. In a world that is increasingly connected, Radio Garden provides a unique interface for exploring radio stations across the globe. Essentially Radio Garden lets you listen to the radio anywhere at any time that you want to.

Radio Garden enables fascinating new kinds of exploration with an interactive globe map that is easy to drag around to find different places. It’s easy to jump over to South America or Asia and listen to music that’s completely different, all while maintaining the sense of where you are in the world at the same time. It also makes it fairly easy to compare radio stations across a single country to see how stations are different within a single nation.

Radio Garden Lets You Listen to the Radio Anywhere

The main view is “Live” which allows for real time exploration of different radio stations around the world. There is also a History view which has some historical radio broadcasts from a few different parts of the world, this provides a cool way to listen in to the past. There’s also a Jingles option that gives a sense of commonly known local tunes. The final option is a Stories tab with in depth stories from different people around the world.

For each spot on the map and each new series of stations, questions arise like what is the culture like, what language is spoken, and what different kinds of stations are broadcast. It provides a unique window into what life is like in other places and from other perspectives. This speaks to how important music is across the globe, and also how people can be both different and the same at the same time.

The site radio.garden was built as a project by Studio Puckey and Moniker. The project was designed in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Nanotech Converts Conventional LCDs into Glasses-Free 3-D Displays

During a famous scene in Star Wars, Princess Leia has R2D2 play a holographic video message in midair in which she pleads for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the near future, smartphones and other mobile devices will have the ability to show something similar, according to David Fattal.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/535376/new-display-technology-lets-lcds-produce-princess-leia-style-holograms/

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

We’ve just wrapped up our live coverage here in Redmond, Washington where Microsoft held its Windows 10 press event. If you missed the two hours of announcements, here’s our recap in one handy list. As usual, click the links for full details of each story.

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

The Unorthodox Habits of Top Business Leaders [Infographic]

These strange habits are practiced by some of the most successful people in the world. Literally billions of dollars and thousands have been generated by these people, so they have to be doing something right, right?

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/weird-habits-business-leaders

Data Sources for Cool Data Science Projects: Part 1

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At The Data Incubator, we run a free six week data science fellowship to help our Fellows land industry jobs. Our hiring partners love considering Fellows who don’t mind getting their hands dirty with data.  That’s why our Fellows work on cool capstone projects that showcase those skills.

http://blog.thedataincubator.com/2014/10/data-sources-for-cool-data-science-projects-part-1/

McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 vs Ducati 1199 Superleggera in epic standing-mile drag race

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We live in a high-tech supercar renaissance, with the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari all duking it out for performance supremacy. All three members of this power trio place the engine behind the driver and use some kind of hybrid assist.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/10/mclaren-p1-porsche-918-ducati-1199-drag-race-video/