Grant Tinker, TV Executive Who Banked on Quality Shows, Dies at 90

Grant Tinker, TV Executive Who Banked on Quality Shows, Dies at 90

He formed MTM Enterprises with his then-wife Mary Tyler Moore and took NBC from last to first in the ratings during one of his three stints with the company.read more
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Ethan Hawke ('Born to Be Blue')

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Ethan Hawke ('Born to Be Blue')

The 45-year-old reflects on his evolution from child star to four-time Oscar nominee (twice for acting and twice for writing), his frequent collaborator Richard Linklater and his latest standout performance, as jazz legend Chet Baker.read more
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Surfing Random Streams

Surfing Random Streams

Back in part four of the series (The MagPi issue 39), we looked at randomisation while coding some sizzling synth riffs. Since randomisation is an important part of my live-coding DJ sets, we thought it would be useful to cover the fundamentals in detail. So get your lucky hat on; let’s surf some random streams! The full article can be found in Sonic Pi Essentials along with even more Sonic Pi tut…
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WordPress 4.5 Release Candidate

WordPress 4.5 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.5 is now available. We’ve made 49 changes since releasing Beta 4 a week ago. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.5 on Tuesday, April 12, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.5 yet, now is the time! Think you&#…
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Balance bot

Balance bot

There’s a reason a lot of robots don’t use two wheels or two legs: very simply, it’s difficult for them to balance. It’s much easier and sturdier to be on three (or more) wheels or four (or more) legs; generally, just having a low centre of gravity is a good thing. For two wheels in particular, you need some way of maintaining balance. Usually, this task is left up to humans; as Kris Temmerman sho…
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Arnold Palmer, Golf's First Superstar in the Age of Television, Dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, Golf's First Superstar in the Age of Television, Dies at 87

Swashbuckling on the course and modest off it, he won seven majors, played The Masters for 50 straight years, co-founded the Golf Channel and was IMG’s first client.read more
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Sony Pictures Shakeup: Doug Belgrad to Step Down as Film President (Exclusive)

Sony Pictures Shakeup: Doug Belgrad to Step Down as Film President (Exclusive)

The longtime studio executive has been with Sony since 1989read more
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MeArm robot kit review

MeArm robot kit review

As a kid, it was weird coming to the realisation that the only real robots were robot arms. This was only really for a period in the Nineties, though, and probably not true; from the perspective of a child, however, that was how it seemed. Proper automatons, both expensive bipeds and cheaper wheely-trundly types, are now far more common than they were. The MeArm, then, is a bit of a nice break fro…
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Jim Carrey, Eli Roth Teaming for Horror Movie 'Aleister Arcane' (Exclusive)

Jim Carrey, Eli Roth Teaming for Horror Movie 'Aleister Arcane' (Exclusive)

The IDW comic, published in 2004, told the story of a L.A. weatherman who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show.read more
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