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Real Estate: It’s Real (Live at Insound Studio Sessions)

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By Josean Rivera in New Music on Friday 2 March 2012

On their second album, Days, New Jersey band Real Estate show that they can take a good thing and make it better. This album has a carefree feel to it, seemingly effortless for them to create. Their songs transmit a nostalgia for a relaxed way of living, summers past, and youthful tomfoolery. Singer Martin Courtney […]

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Epic wheat pastes by street artist Get Up

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By Josean Rivera in New Art on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Get Up’s wheat pastes are a sight for sore eyes on otherwise monotonous areas of Philadelphia. A native of the the City of Brotherly Love, he spends his time between there and San Francisco. To take down a Get Up wheat paste is akin to stating that you don’t love your city.

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Gesture recognition with contact microphones

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By Josean Rivera in New Trends on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Mogees is a contact microphone that can be attached to any object to turn it into a musical instrument. The microphone recognizes different hand gestures and translate them to different sounds. You can program what sound each gesture produces, as well as new gestures to create even more complex music.

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FlickrFightr

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By Josean Rivera in Cool Websites on Tuesday 28 February 2012

FlickrFightr is great because it is so simple. Pick the picture you like better. It replaces it with another picture, and you pick the one you like better. Simple. As you quickly click on the pictures you like, it narrows down the subject matter and style into what you are interested in, forcing you to […]

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