Is an album a more substantial work of art than a single? Or is a well-crafted single all we need? There were always singles, but in the days before the Internet, fans were sometimes "forced" to buy albums to get the music they wanted, even when most of the album's tunes weren't great. The hugely entertaining "The Great Debate: Singles vs. Albums" held last Monday at the New Music Seminar in NYC covered the issue in depth.
New York lawmakers are the latest to crackdown on 3D-printed guns.
Both a member of the New York city council and a state assemblywoman have introduced two different pieces of legislation that would either regulate or ban the manufacture of 3D-printed guns, according to New York Daily News.
The bill for New York City was introduced by Council Member Lewis Fidler on Wednesday. This bill aims to make it illegal for people to produce any part of a firearm using a 3D printer unless they are licensed gunsmiths. Also, each weapon must be registered with the police within a 72-hour … Read more
If you're buried under a sea of bills, this app might help you dig yourself out. Bill Reminder Free BillManager will remind you when it's time to pay any bill you tell it to. It's nowhere near as helpful as a full budgeting app or even Google Calendar, but it does what it says on the box.
Bill Reminder Free BillManager lets you create multiple templates and bill reminders for days or months. Sadly, you can't set bill reminders to reoccur on the same day every month. You have to create them every single month, which … Read more
It looks like telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim has lost his grip on the title of world's richest person.
And who to fill his shoes? None other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
With a $72.7 billion fortune, Gates is now $550 million ahead of Slim (who has a net worth of $72.1 billion), according to Bloomberg. This is the first time Gates has earned the biggest billionaire status since 2007.
Gates has seen his fortune grow about $10 billion over the past few months, according to Bloomberg. The increase came not so much from Microsoft stock -- only … Read more
When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more accurate.
During Bill Gates' interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes," Microsoft's chairman released some emotion when speaking of visiting Steve Jobs during the Apple CEO's last days.
He said they're talked about what they'd learned and about families.
He said the conversation wasn't melancholy, but it clearly is an emotional memory for Gates.
When it came to business, Gates admitted that Apple "put the pieces" together on … Read more
What inspires a billionaire? In the case of Bill Gates, it's a 500-year-old manuscript penned by Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci.
And at $30.8 million, it was probably a bargain to the Microsoft founder, who considers it a priceless symbol of knowledge. Charlie Rose talks to Gates about the historic document -- the world's most valuable -- for a 60 Minutes story to be broadcast Sunday, May 12, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Gates won't entertain comparisons of his life to that of da Vinci, who conceived of airplanes and helicopters hundreds of years before … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Today I learned Dave Chappelle was in a "Home Improvement" spinoff that was actually made.
- Twelve things that will get you banned on Xbox.
- You won't remember anything, including this article, unless you print it out.
New legislation introduced to Congress on Monday aims to change the patent review process to curb the influx of new patent-related lawsuits.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, presented a new bill that amends 2011's America Invents Act by making permanent a temporary revision that allows the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review a patent after it has been granted.
The new legislation, called the Patent Quality Improvement Act, would also change language for what types of businesses are covered under current America Invents Act, something Schumer says would better include technology start-ups.
"The … Read more
The legion of unhappy iPad users is vast and growing.
They picket Cupertino daily, protesting that Apple make urgent changes to a device that really is substandard. They are very mad and they just can't take it anymore.
No, no, this is not my observation. It's my imagination of Bill Gates' imagination.
For in an appearance on CNBC on Monday, Microsoft's chairman explained very patiently that the iPad is a hive of pain.
I am grateful to the Loop for espying this footage and not using the word "loopy."
Gates told CNBC that Microsoft is … Read more