The Silofication of Movies and TV, LOL Fitbit, and Fooling Self-Driving Cars - ACM 423

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Disney said it’s pulling its huge portfolio from Netflix in 2019, and Bryan and Jeff are concerned that the silofication of more and more content will be bad for consumers. They also chat about Fitbit’s plans for a smartwatch…ah, we’re just kidding. LOL Fitbit. Oh, and it turns out it’s pretty easy to fool a self-driving car.

Trent Reznor on Apple, Music, Tech, and Nine Inch Nails

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Apple Music exeuctive Trent Reznor recently granted a rare(ish) interview to Vulture magazine. Topics covered included Apple, Apple Music, streaming music, tech “stars,” and Nine Inch Nails. It’s a very interesting interview, and Mr. Reznor talks about how the idea of tech rock stars is “bull$%&@,” how the modern culture doesn’t value artists properly (including the music industry), and how having access to all of the music ever made has both good sides and down sides. I’m a big fan of Mr. Reznor (YMMV), and very much enjoyed reading this interview.

Trent Reznor on Apple, Music, Tech, and Nine Inch Nails

Fender Highlights its Guitars in New Apple Music Playlists

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Guitar maker Fender has teamed up with Apple Music to show off its products with several new curated playlists. The playlists include Roots Rock & Twang, Best of Under the Radar, Best of Everything Acoustic, Best of the Rock You Need to Know, and Shuffle — Today’s Hits. The playlists are clearly designed to show off Fender guitars, but they’re worth checking out because the playlists are loaded up with some pretty awesome songs. Turns out a lot of great musicians use Fender guitars.

Fender Highlights its Guitars in New Apple Music Playlists