“I’m not delusional in thinking that there is something that can be done to suddenly make property affordable. But I would have liked to see more help for first time buyers to save. I put money into my cash Isa, but low interest rates mean it doesn’t climb much. And my equity Isa is down 8% this year. There are few incentives to save money.” … [Read more...] about From single parents to landlords: how will the budget affect people?
Ashford university how does music affect your brain
The thing that no one talks about is all the research, and for me that’s a big part of it. You’re looking for something, or trying to get the feel for something, and that takes a long time. I have to pretty much go in order, so the research doesn’t stop the process of writing; it’s part of the process. Sometimes I’m just looking for a word, and sometimes it’s a lot more extensive than I had expected and I end up opening a whole other door. But whatever it is, I can’t go on until I figure that part out. … [Read more...] about Paul Beatty: ‘I’ve got no idea how winning is going to affect my writing life, but I’m about to find out’
Tesla's Model 3 Sedan - one of the world's most advanced road-legal cars with autonomous elements - currently operates at Level Two autonomy. It is equipped for Level Three autonomy, which may be introduced in a future software update … [Read more...] about Roads of the future could harvest energy from cars to power street lights, play music to deter speeding and automatically weigh vehicles as they drive along
With Bevan clear that all he wanted was a quiet life, Gordon Smart, editor of the Sun's Bizarre gossip pages, started a campaign to unmask Burial last summer. That forced Bevan to reveal his identity – he was not, as Smart had suggested, Fatboy Slim working under an alias – and triggered a litany of revenge fantasies for Goodman. "I went through how each one of these scenarios would play out, and they all seemed to result in me imprisoned for the rest of my life – you know, 'Sun Journalist Kneecapped' – it's not a good look," he sighs. "So it was just me quietly, in the privacy of my own home, cathartically burning a copy of the Sun. That was as close to voodoo as I could get on a Wednesday afternoon." … [Read more...] about Hyperdub label celebrates fifth birthday
The superb debut by Ikonika is a sign of Hyperdub's ability to stay ahead of the crowd. Where once dubstep challenged clubbers to "dance to the gaps", as Goodman once said, kaleidoscopic colour, synth synaesthesia, and Day-Glo video-game melodies are now the method of choice. Hyperdub is also breaking into new areas rhythmically, with an album by grime production legend Terror Danjah on the way, and EPs by tremendous UK funky talents Cooly G and Ill Blu. Darkstar, meanwhile, are finishing a debut album in which they "try to make computers sing", and Kode9 himself is preparing new material of the tribal, woozy house variety seen in his agenda-setting single Black Sun. The Hyperdub cyborg army keeps marching forward. … [Read more...] about Label of love: Hyperdub