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How did NASA create its own pretty artificial auroras? Rockets, of course.

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Painting the sky with your own aurora is as easy as launching a NASA rocket into the Norwegian night.

The space agency orchestrated its own version of the light phenomena on Friday in order to understand the amount of energy auroras generate within Earth’s upper atmosphere and beyond.

NASA launched two sounding rockets from Norway’s Andøya Space Center, to generate artificial auroras against the backdrop of a real aurora. And it…

McDonald’s wants to use machine learning to serve fast food

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The past couple of years have made it abundantly clear just how much of our personal data is being tracked by corporations every day. Now, one of the world’s biggest fast food companies is hopping on the bandwagon.

McDonald’s announced on Monday that it had acquired Dynamic Yield, a tech company that specializes in recommendations based on machine learning. Dynamic Yield’s algorithms can gather data about customers on behalf of companies to generate Amazon-like recommendations, among other…

Video ad fraud has been draining phone batteries

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When is a banner ad not a banner ad? When it’s a hidden video ad generating fraudulent advertising revenue while draining your phone battery and using your valuable data allowance.

As BuzzFeed reports, it’s been discovered that in-app banner ads have been hijacked on a massive scale to generate revenue for fraudsters working within the digital advertising industry. The people who suffer are consumers and their devices, but also the app developers who receive complaints regarding how quickly…

Three major music labels make $19 million a day from streaming while artists count their pocket change

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Streaming services are now paying out big money to the music industry’s gatekeepers.

According to a new report by industry news outlet Music Business Worldwide, the three major music labels made $6.93 billion combined from streaming in 2018. The publication poured through recent investor filings from Universal Music Group’s parent company Vivendi, Sony, and Warner and found that the companies are totaling $19 million in daily streaming revenue. 

Broken down even further, the trio of…

Three major music labels make $19 million a day from streaming while artists count their pocket change

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Streaming services are now paying out big money to the music industry’s gatekeepers.

According to a new report by industry news outlet Music Business Worldwide, the three major music labels made $6.93 billion combined from streaming in 2018. The publication poured through recent investor filings from Universal Music Group’s parent company Vivendi, Sony, and Warner and found that the companies are totaling $19 million in daily streaming revenue. 

Broken down even further, the trio of…

This website uses AI to generate faces of people who don’t exist

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With the help of artificial intelligence, you can manipulate video of public figures to say whatever you like — or now, create images of people’s faces that don’t even exist.

You can see this in action on a website called thispersondoesnotexist.com. It uses an algorithm to spit out a single image of a person’s face, and for the most part, they look frighteningly real.

Hit refresh in your browser, and the algorithm will…

This website uses AI to generate faces of people who don’t exist

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With the help of artificial intelligence, you can manipulate video of public figures to say whatever you like — or now, create images of people’s faces that don’t even exist.

You can see this in action on a website called thispersondoesnotexist.com. It uses an algorithm to spit out a single image of a person’s face, and for the most part, they look frighteningly real.

Hit refresh in your browser, and the algorithm will…

The 10 best Xbox One bundle deals in the UK: ‘Far Cry New Dawn’, ‘Battlefield V’, ‘Fallout 76′, and more

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We love deals. That should be clear by now. But we really love bundle deals, because you get so much more for so much less. 

Truly great bundle deals are also pretty rare, and most products just don’t work being bundled together. Don’t get us wrong, we’d love to see a massive bundle full of kitchen essentials or home appliances but these don’t ever really appear. And besides, you’d have to commit to one brand and very few people have that kind of loyalty.

What you do see is the occasional…

YouTuber breaks down Ed Sheeran’s formula for hits

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Ed Sheeran has a distinct sound that makes him easy to recognize — anywhere, anytime. So distinct, in fact, you can say it follows a formula, one that’s devastatingly simple to imitate.

YouTuber Brett Domino has cracked the Sheeran code in a how-to video demonstrating what it takes to create an original Ed Sheeran bop.

Watch and generate your own Sheeran-inspired jam. Read more…

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Learn how to boost traffic and increase sales with this $13 Google Adwords course

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In Mad Men, businesses flock to Sterling Cooper and Don Draper’s advertising prowess to create mind-blowing ads that help sell their products and services. That may have worked well in the 1960s, but maybe not so much now since everyone’s eyes are glued to screens instead of billboards and print ads.

Now that almost everything revolves around the internet, traditional advertising won’t suffice. A surefire way to get…