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Why Data is Key in the Era of 5G

Convergence is nothing new, however as technology evolves this is being taken to unprecedented levels. The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate. However, for telcos and operators, adapting to a 5G world can be a challenge. Not only does it involve new infrastructure, but it also means adapting business models, embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and potentially developing entirely new revenue streams. At the heart of the ability to leverage 5G effectively lies data, which must be portable, protected and above all available for analysis. Data is the key to unlocking the value of 5G for operators. The 5G opportunity /* custom css */ .tdi_3_90d.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_3_9...

YouTube Show Traces Eric Prydz’s “Call On Me” Sample to Its Obscure Roots

A new YouTube program called “Show Me The Sample,” which traces samples from hit songs to their origins, recently featured a piece of dance music history in Eric Prydz‘s “Call On Me.” Hosts Felix Leiter and Dan Nightingale track the song’s iconic hook back to 1982 with the release of English artist Steve Winwood‘s “Valerie.” The song, written by Will Jennings, is about American singer-songwriter Valerie Carter, who was a backup vocalist for Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, and more before launching a solo career of her own. In the early 1980s, Carter’s career was believed to be in decline due to drug use. Over 20 years later, Prydz would go on to sample the song for “Call On Me.” Prydz presented the track to Winwood,...

4 Trends Every CIO Should Know in 2021

We enter 2021 in a very different place from where we were at the start of 2020. For CIOs, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented enormous challenges, but there is a silver lining. Organizations have come to recognize the importance that networking, and more broadly, the IT function can have on the business, including how fast change can be implemented, even under such stressful circumstances. As we begin the new year, with the coronavirus continuing its grip on the globe, organizations have to take the experiences and learnings from the previous year and apply them to their IT strategies if they are to find success. Here are the networking trends for 2021 which can assist CIOs in ensuring organizations stay one step ahead in the future: 1. The emergence of the hybrid workforce    /...

EDM.com Presents Synth Sisters, Vol. 7

There is so much talent within the electronic music community that it’s difficult to keep a finger on its pulse. To assist you on your music discovery journey, EDM.com’s monthly “Synth Sisters” series illuminates new releases from brilliant female producers of all genres and sizes with the hope of celebrating their contributions. “Photograph” – ill-esha After 23 years, ill-esha bid adieu to the moniker and released her last solo release, the stirring and cinematic single “Photograph.” To celebrate the end of an era and the anticipated emergence of a new musical project, she created a lighthearted official video. “Lost Cause” – Vybrant Vibes & Lyda the Lady Vybrant Vibes recruited vocalist and songwriter Lyda the La...

The Surprising Performance Potential of Volvo Engine Swaps

Many fans of Swedish metal are eager to turn others onto the potential for Volvo performance. There are a surprising array of engine options and platforms that can make for the perfect oddball project. We’ve gathered some ideas to inspire you to consider a Volvo project car. Uncommon Performance: 1974-1993 Volvo 240 The humble Volvo 244 (sedan), 242 (coupe) and 245 (wagon) enjoyed nearly three decades of faithful service as the go-to car of choice for college professors, safety-conscious families, and free thinkers looking to escape Detroit’s grasp in an era when European imports were still a mixed bag when it came to quality and reliability. Collectively known as the Volvo 240, the line-up’s stodgy, squared-off styling concealed an overbuilt design that still ensures a s...

This Badass Cyberpunk-Themed Radio Site Will Make You Feel Like You’re in Night City

Sure, the Cyberpunk 2077 video game has generated enough noise to show up on the Richter scale—and has a wicked soundtrack—but a custom cyberpunk-themed radio site is giving that score a run for its money.  Programmer Circuit has designed Night.fm, a new website that cycles through some of the latest and greatest in electronic music with a distinctive cyberpunk vibe. Everything from industrial to dubstep is included, with music from SWARM, Ray Gun Hero, Gesaffelstein, Slushii, and many more.  The site’s interface takes the theme even further, with a classic theatrical “hacker” look to it, complete with terms like “establishing connection” and “access granted” flashing across the page. As the music plays, a grid-like visuali...

DJs Release EDM Remix of Danish Cartoon About Man With Giant Magic Penis

We aren’t even two weeks into the new year, but it has already told 2020 to hold its beer. As we plunge headlong into the dystopian hellscape that is 2021, a new Danish animated children’s show called John Dillermand—about a man who uses his giant, elastic penis to save his community—has gone viral. Because what’s more appealing to children than a mustached man who glides through the sky with balloons attached to his giant schlong? The new series, which was reportedly developed for kids aged 4-8 (yes, seriously) follows its phallic protagonist as he uses his heroic dong to tame lions, distinguish fires, and cook hotdogs for kids. No, that last one is not a pun. Check out the trailer below at your own peril. Many across the globe have a bone(r) to pick with ...

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Pop Goes the Rock

Willie Nelson made Aaron Lee Tasjan throw his guitar away. No, the stoney country legend didn’t request that Tasjan toss his instrument; rather, the singer-songwriter had a petulant pandemic freak-out during an April livestream, marched outside, and dumped his guitar into the trash. “Right before you play [on the Come and Toke It stream], you do a little interview with Willie, then he introduces you; it’s virtual, but you kinda get to hang with Willie,” Tasjan tells SPIN over the phone from his Nashville home. “That’s the coolest gig I’ve ever heard of in my life. I decided to play electric guitar for some reason. This is my first time ever meeting Willie Nelson, probably the only time he’s ever heard my music. During the stream, you can see people responding to whatever is happe...

Five Drum & Bass Artists to Watch in 2021

Though COVID-19 threw a wrench in plans for all things music-related last year, the #DNB2020 movement, spurred by drum & bass’ rising and established talent, still proved to be an important one.  Last year saw some of drum & bass’ brightest new artists step into the spotlight. Artists such as Justin Hawkes (fka Flite), REAPER, and Zeal certainly dominated, garnering support from the genre’s biggest names, like Sub Focus and Netsky. But #DNB2020 was just the beginning for others, who are set to explode in the year to come. Here are five drum & bass artists to watch out for in 2021. WINSLOW Winslow got some well-deserved recognition toward the end of 2020, when UKF began to catch wind of the stateside drum & bass producer’s penchant...

History Personified: Lenny Kaye’s Life in Music

The Greenwich Village of the 1960s was a carnival of music, literature, poetry, coffee houses, free love, fashion and great ethnic food. The neighborhood’s heartbeat was Bleecker Street, where one could hear the soon-to-be-discovered Bob Dylan at The Village Gate, or Joni Mitchell at The Bitter End. 1967 saw the arrival of Village Oldies on Bleecker Street, a record store offering doo-wop, disco, rock and roll, blues, garage, and rare overseas finds. This open-all-night mecca of music soon became the late-night hang for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, and was where an aspiring poet/singer named Patti Smith met store clerk and musician Lenny Kaye. CREDIT: Jonathan Broady Flash forward 50-plus years and Kaye, who spent 46 years with Smith as a founding member and guitarist of the ...

No, Not That EV1: Saab’s EV-1 Wasn’t Electric But It Was Awesome

Half a decade before the GM EV1 electric car burst onto the scene, beginning a saga that would last until the controversial end of the lease program in the 2000s, Saab had its own EV-1. The acronym held a different meaning, and the two cars couldn’t be different in concept or execution. But the EV1 is still remembered, and the EV-1 is as obscure as they come. We think the Saab EV-1 deserves its day in the sun, too. See all 4 photos The 1985 Experimental Vehicle 1 wasn’t driven by electricity, although interestingly enough it featured roof-mounted solar panels that powered a cabin cooling fan—take a look at its solar-oven-like greenhouse and you’ll understand why that was a necessity. Mechanically, it was heavily based on the 900 Turbo, with a turbocharged inline-four powe...

How to Fix Up a Project Car on any Budget, From $50 and Up

It’s done. You’ve pulled the trigger on that project car and dragged it home. Project cars come in all shapes and sizes, so let’s assume you’ve found yourself one that runs, but just barely. Only your true die-hard hot-rod buddies get it. Everybody else thinks you’re crazy. You see what the non-believers can’t, not a rusty junkyard escapee but a soon-to-be cruiser that just needs a little tweaking to become a loyal daily driver. Building it is a moral imperative. There are a hundred things that it needs and a thousand cool parts you want, but you can’t afford them all—heck, you can’t afford any of ’em. You just laid down most of your cash for the right to put your name on the title. But you can still plan. And that’s what we desig...