Master of None: Music supervisor Zach Cowie shares his soundtrack secrets

Master of None: Music supervisor Zach Cowie shares his soundtrack secrets

How does a hit song end up in a TV show? It’s not as simple as it seems. Every musical moment has to be tested, approved and licensed before it appears on a soundtrack; and that process can take months upon months upon months. It’s all the responsibility of a music supervisor, who plays a critical role in establishing the atmosphere and tone of a series, hand-picking tracks to accompany the action, and getting them…

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Charlie Gard: Mum shares photo of son with eyes open

Charlie Gard: Mum shares photo of son with eyes open

The mother of Charlie Gard has shared a photo of her son with his eyes open as she waits to find out if his life-support will be switched off. Connie Yates posted the image on Facebook with the message “a picture speaks a thousand words”. Specialists in London say the 10-month old should be moved to palliative care but his parents want to take him to the US to undergo a trial treatment. The European…

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Snap shares slide as growth slows

Snap shares slide as growth slows

Shares in Snapchat’s owner have sunk after it reported disappointing growth in the first three months of the year. In its first results since floating, Snap said the number of daily active users rose just 5% to 166 million compared with the last three months of 2016. That was two million fewer than expected, but 36% higher than the same period last year. The news sent shares tumbling more than 20% in after-hours trading in…

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Hacker steals and shares unreleased TV shows

A malicious hacker has reportedly released 10 episodes of the new series of TV show ‘Orange is the New Black’. The episodes are believed to have been uploaded to file-sharing sites across the net after US media firm Netflix refused to pay a ransom. The shows were due to be released officially from 9 June onwards. The hacker who stole the episodes said they had also managed to steal series from other broadcasters including ABC,…

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The PS4 Pro’s chief architect shares surprising details on the system’s architecture (Updated)

The PS4 Pro’s chief architect shares surprising details on the system’s architecture (Updated)

Update (10/26/2016): When I wrote this story, I based it on the Verge’s coverage and statements regarding the capabilities of the PS4 Pro. Eurogamer’s discussion on the same topic with Mark Cerny contains more information and much clearer quotes. Based on his statements, it seems clear that the GPU inside the PlayStation 4 Pro is based on Polaris, which is what we’d expected all along. “Polaris is a very energy efficient GPU architecture that lets…

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The PS4 Pro’s chief architect shares surprising details on the system’s architecture

The PS4 Pro’s chief architect shares surprising details on the system’s architecture

Ever since news of the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro leaked, gamers have wanted to hear more about what the system could do and what kind of benefits it would offer over and above the standard PlayStation 4. Sony has shared some of those details and been shy on others. But with the launch fast approaching (and the need to build hype around the system), the chief architect of the PS4 and PS4 Pro, Mark Cerny,…

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