MixTape.me is a Brilliant Musical Mashup

first_imgRelated Posts That experience, we can assure you, is quite addictive. Even if you aren’t looking for certain tracks or artists, there are plenty of playlists on the homepage to listen to. And playlists are what this site does perfectly. Easy to create, easy to populate, easy to manage, and easy to share. Drag-and-drop is all that is needed for most playlist actions. Each playlist gets its own URL, so your friends can listen to it without even having to create an account. And each one comes with an embed link as well, so you can show off all your hard work on your own web page. Also, each playlist shows who created it; you can use that link to follow that user to see new playlists they might generate in the future.When you finally start to settle down after running around like a kid in a candy store, you will find each track has a purchase link that takes you to an Amazon music search page. And that link? You got it – it has an Amazon affiliate ID on it. As far as we can tell, that’s the only method MixTape.me is using to generate a little scratch. But you know what? We don’t mind that so much, because we have found some really great music that we haven’t found any other way. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout phil glockner Tags:#music#Product Reviews#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App A few days ago, over at Gina Trapani’s new Smarterware blog, I read about another new web-based music player and playlist creator, MixTape.me. I’ve reviewed severaltakes on the same basic concept recently, so I didn’t immediately write this one up. But I went ahead and gave it a spin, listening to a few of the popular playlists and searching for my favorite artists on the service. And, as it turns out, this application hits all the right notes in terms of interface design, plus its mere existence is a testament to the power of mashups.On the surface, you wouldn’t be able to tell that this web application is in fact a mashup. But after using the site for a while, you will start to notice that it grabs data from a lot of different places. Artist bios from last.fm. Lyrics from LyricWiki.org. Music videos from YouTube.  And the music… where does the music come from? Good question. The answer is, a lot of places: cloud storage, web sites, SeeqPod. In fact, the site is careful to keep that information behind the scenes. What you are left with is a clean, very desktop music player-like experience. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Tesla blames crash on braking system, not AutoPilot

first_imgDavid Curry 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… The first fatality while using AutoPilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous system, happened in May this year in a 2015 Model S. It has changed the debate surrounding autonomous cars, leading to calls to remove AutoPilot from Model S cars and slow down industry adoption of the tech.However, the New York Times revealed Tesla has moved the blame to a fault in the automatic braking system, according to a staff member at the Senate Commerce Committee, which is currently investigating the crash.See Also: Tesla fatality can’t dissuade NHTSA from self-driving upsideThe two systems, automatic braking and AutoPilot, are apparently separate in the Model S. That has raised eyebrows amongst some, who thought that the AutoPilot would be able to control most of the car’s systems while online.“Those systems are supposed to work together to prevent an accident,” said Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, to NYT. “But either the car didn’t know it had to stop, or it did know and wasn’t able to stop. That involves Autopilot and the automatic braking.”Tesla has been investigating the crash for a few months now, trying to identify why the car’s radar was unable to recognize the tractor crossing the roadway. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has tweeted a few details from the investigation, but there’s still no concrete answer from the automaker.Tesla & NHTSA want benefits of self-driving knownAt the same time, Musk has also defended the AutoPilot beta program and ensured that drivers are safer thanks to it. That has been difficult to quantify however, since there isn’t the same uproar over someone saved by the autonomous system as there is for someone that died from it. But even the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants the overall safety benefits evaluated before it will kibosh all autonomous technologies.If the crash was caused by an automatic braking system, it might remove the fear surrounding AutoPilot, at least partially. Though is it any better that a widely adopted system failed instead of AutoPilot?We’ll have to wait and see. Consumer confidence in Tesla appears to still be high, if you count stock valuation and car purchases as metrics of confidence. Musk’s defence of AutoPilot and vision of the future may have diminished some fears of the system and of Tesla as well. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts Tags:#automatic braking#Autonomous car#AutoPilot#Internet of Things#IoT#Model S#NHTSA#Self-Driving#Tesla last_img read more

Training for JCF Divisional Trainers on Child Labour

first_imgDivisional trainers in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are being trained on the issue of child labour in Jamaica and how to combat the problem. This will result in the development of strategies to strengthen and expand the role of the police in addressing child labour in the island. A workshop on the subject is being hosted over three days, from March 18 to 20, at Alhambra Inn in Kingston, by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, under the Tackling Child Labour Through Education (TACKLE) technical co-operation programme. The forum seeks to continue to build capacity, and knowledge base on child labour. It targets police and community safety officers, mainly from Kingston and St. Andrew, and St. Catherine, as these parishes are the most populated, with significant child labour concerns. The TACKLE programme is run in 12 countries, with Jamaica and Guyana being the only Caribbean countries involved. Jamaica is the only country that has developed a law enforcement training programme that is country specific. Objectives of the TACKLE initiative are to: build the law enforcement and legislative mechanisms to address child labour; collaborate with the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Education in order to include recurrent funding for child labour programmes in the national budget. It also seeks to provide interventions for children involved in child labour (prevention and withdrawal), mainly through remedial programmes, through non-governmental organisations, as well as through the school system; and develop good practices and sharing of information, which will benefit all stakeholders. National Project Officer, International Labour Organisation/TACKLE Jamaica, Nasolo Thompson, explained that based on the findings of a research, the workshop had become necessary to address many of the gray areas, and matters that members of the JCF and other practitioners are unsure about. She said one of the main concerns raised was: what to do with a child who is taken out of a situation in which he or she is engaged in child labour. “Our social services are already very stretched…what do we do with the child? You have a duty to protect…so do we put the child in a situation that is more or less positive than he or she was in?” she questioned.She noted that while most persons were aware of what child labour is, not many were aware of ILO Conventions that inform local child labour laws.“Another thing that was also very important was that many members of the Force were not sure how to deal with child labour…they weren’t sure which laws applied in which circumstance, and even if they did, they weren’t really sure what procedure needed to be enforced in order to address the situation,” Ms. Thompson pointed out.Presentations and discussions emerging from the workshop include: understanding child labour; the legal framework and child labour; determining child labour functions of the police in relation to other key agencies; and the interview and report processes.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more