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Taylor Swift bodyguard tells court he saw DJ reach under singer’s skirt – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

A former bodyguard for Taylor Swift has said he saw a DJ she accuses of groping her reach under the singer’s skirt during a 2013 pre-concert meet-and-greet photo session. But Greg Dent testified on Friday he did not take any immediate action because he generally took his cues from Swift, and she gave him none. Dent said he was a few steps away from Swift at the photo-op and watched…

Today’s Google Doodle Teaches You to DJ – Pitchfork

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Today, Google is celebrating the 44th anniversary of DJ Kool Herc’s instrumental break with a virtual DJ tutorial. The doodle, which you can find here, leads into a brief lesson on hip-hop’s origins in New York block parties, courtesy of Fab 5 Freddy. From there, you take charge of the decks. Using an interactive turntable and record crate, you can emulate the basics of crossfading, scratching, and more, all to…

iPhone audio trick goes viral – Fox News

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Social media users are going crazy about a little known iTunes trick that can let you jack up the volume on your audio.   It involves changing the equalisation setting while playing audio on your device. In sound recording and reproduction, equalisation is the process commonly used to alter the frequency response of an audio system using filters. On your iPhone the EQ setting is set to…

‘Hamilton’ Is Known For Its Music, but What Did Alexander Hamilton Listen To? – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

And while rap aficionados and theater nerds have exhaustively cataloged the rich referential web of Mr. Miranda’s “Hamilton” score, little attention has been paid to the show’s engagement with the music that Alexander Hamilton would have known in his lifetime. My Shot Video by Lin-Manuel Miranda – Topic American Revolutionary Song: Chester – William Billings Video by Ian Berwick If the show’s creators had decided to “go there” to 1776,…

Audio-Technica announces MSR7 special edition with improved sound and gold accents – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Gold accents are a tricky thing to get right in tech products, but I’d argue Audio-Technica has nailed them in its classically inspired navy blue and gold combo on the new MSR7 Special Edition cans. I’ve been a longtime fan of the regular MSR7s — which go a bit light on the bass, but are otherwise the most clear, pristine, and faithful listen I can obtain from a reasonably priced…

Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, ‘horrifying’ grope – Reuters

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

DENVER (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a “very long” and “intentional” grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago. The 27-year-old pop star was testifying for the first time for a U.S. District Court jury weighing her accusation that David Mueller grabbed her bare buttocks during a pre-concert fan reception in 2013…

Canadian diplomat in Cuba also treated for hearing loss – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba was treated for hearing loss, the Canadian government has said, a day after media reports said a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered similar symptoms. Brianne Maxwell, a spokeswoman for Canada’s foreign ministry, said on Thursday officials “are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and US diplomatic personnel and their families in Havana. “The government is actively working – including…

Turning Down the Volume for Young Ears – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Q. I worry about my children’s hearing from blasting music through their phone earbuds at high volumes. Is there a way to lower the universal volume? A. Depending on the device, you may have built-in controls to limit the volume, or you may have to find an app that you like to do the job. With either approach, you can override and lower the phone’s default maximum audio level and…

‘Pre-party’ kicks off annual music fest in Three Forks – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

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US Investigating Diplomats’ Hearing Loss in Cuba – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is consulting with outside experts to determine what happened to American diplomats in the Havana embassy who returned home with damaged hearing, officials told NBC News on Thursday. What caused the Americans in Cuba to suddenly begin losing their hearing remains a mystery, intelligence officials said. A range of possibilities are being considered, based on the reported symptoms, and it’s not clear whether ultrasonic sound…

Research Shows One Ear Is Better Than The Other When It Comes To Holding Your Phone – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

(Photo: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images) Why should we use our left ear while talking on cellphones? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Harun Šiljak, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, on Quora: Your body is not symmetric, and neither is your phone. The choice of hand and ear is not a trivial one, although the engineers should…

Trump’s Threat of War With North Korea May Sound Scarier Than It Is – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Here are five reasons the danger may not be as scary as you’ve heard. The United States has been issuing vague threats against North Korea for more than 15 years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations both threatened war, setting red lines that Pyongyang almost always went on to cross. Mr. Bush even declared North Korea to be one third of the “axis of evil,” along with Iraq,…

Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, ‘horrifying’ grope – Reuters

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

DENVER (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a “very long” and “intentional” grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago. The 27-year-old pop star was testifying for the first time for a U.S. District Court jury weighing her accusation that David Mueller grabbed her bare buttocks during a pre-concert fan reception in 2013…

‘Girls,’ ‘Master of None,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Music Supervisors Set Moods Through Sound – Variety

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

For the first time in its history, the Emmys are honoring the art of music supervisors, those audio excavators who dig up the perfect song to set a mood, evoke a setting, or express a character’s feelings more succinctly than any line of dialogue ever could. “Music can be used as costumes are — or as art direction, as casting,” says Thomas Golubic, a nominee for “Better Call Saul.” “It…

Cuban diplomats expelled by US amid ‘hearing loss’ claims – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two Cuban diplomats have been asked to leave the US Washington has expelled two Cuban diplomats after US embassy staff in Havana suffered mysterious physical symptoms, the US state department said. It was not immediately clear what had happened, with spokeswoman Heather Nauert saying there were no “definitive answers about the source or cause”. Reports suggest US diplomats could have suffered hearing loss related…

‘Girls,’ ‘Master of None,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Music Supervisors Set Moods Through Sound – Variety

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

For the first time in its history, the Emmys are honoring the art of music supervisors, those audio excavators who dig up the perfect song to set a mood, evoke a setting, or express a character’s feelings more succinctly than any line of dialogue ever could. “Music can be used as costumes are — or as art direction, as casting,” says Thomas Golubic, a nominee for “Better Call Saul.” “It…

Canadian diplomat in Cuba also suffered hearing loss – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba also has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered severe hearing loss that U.S. officials believe were caused by an advanced sonic device. Global Affairs Canada spokeswoman Brianne Maxwell said Canadian officials “are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and US diplomatic personnel and their families…

Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, ‘horrifying’ grope – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

DENVER (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a “very long” and “intentional” grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago. The 27-year-old pop star was testifying for the first time to a U.S. District Court jury weighing her accusation that David Mueller grabbed her bare bottom during a pre-concert fan reception in 2013…

Trump’s Threat of War With North Korea May Sound Scarier Than It Is – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here are five reasons the danger may not be as scary as you’ve heard. The United States has been issuing vague threats against North Korea for more than 15 years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations both threatened war, setting red lines that Pyongyang almost always went on to cross. Mr. Bush even declared North Korea to be one third of the “axis of evil,” along with Iraq,…

Trump’s Threat of War With North Korea May Sound Scarier Than It Is – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here are five reasons the danger may not be as scary as you’ve heard. The United States has been issuing vague threats against North Korea for more than 15 years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations both threatened war, setting red lines that Pyongyang almost always went on to cross. Mr. Bush even declared North Korea to be one third of the “axis of evil,” along with Iraq,…

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