Using Spotify data to predict what songs will be hits

[ad_1] Model Results on the validation and test sets. Credit: Middlebrook & Sheik. Two students and researchers at the University of San Francisco (USF) have recently tried to predict billboard hits using machine-learning models. In their study, pre-published on arXiv, they trained four models on song-related data extracted using the Spotify Web API, and then […]

Investigation game 'Return of the Obra Dinn' hits Switch this fall

[ad_1] In the game, players take on the role of an East Area Trading Company assessor who must figure out why, after five years lost at sea, the Obra Dinn has returned without its crew. The Memento Mortem stopwatch allows players to turn back time at the source of someone’s death, providing insight into the […]

Lenovo's new, Comet Lake-equipped ThinkPad X1 Carbon hits this September

[ad_1] The 2019, 7th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1. Ports! Lenovo This is the back of the laptop… Lenovo This alternative carbon fiber weave on the back is available in the 4K configuration. Lenovo Some additional views. Lenovo This image from Lenovo makes the thinness pitch. One last look. Lenovo Today, Lenovo announced launch […]

Lenovo's new, Comet Lake-equipped ThinkPad X1 Carbon hits this September

[ad_1] The 2019, 7th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1. Ports! Lenovo This is the back of the laptop… Lenovo This alternative carbon fiber weave on the back is available in the 4K configuration. Lenovo Some additional views. Lenovo This image from Lenovo makes the thinness pitch. One last look. Lenovo Today, Lenovo announced launch […]

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Texas authorities say more than 20 local governments are facing a coordinated ransomware attack. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement Saturday that it believes a single source is behind all 23 of the attacks. It didn’t name the affected agencies or provide details about the attacker’s […]

French industry hits the beach to woo future recruits

[ad_1] The beach of French resort Deauville, where the French Fab Tour is hoping to get young people interested in factory work A few steps from the sea in the Normandy resort of Deauville, a group of curious holidaymakers in flip-flops and beach garb pepper a technician with questions as he extols the capabilities of […]

Cobalt hits headlines as Glencore shuts key mine

[ad_1] Cobalt has been losing its lustre Cobalt hit the headlines Wednesday after Glencore shut a key African facility that mines the rare metal—and blamed prices that have been tumbling from highs seen in recent years on battery demand. Zurich-based resources giant Glencore, which also announced slumping first-half profits, decided to temporarily halt output at […]

Siemens pins hopes on rail as manufacturing gloom hits home

[ad_1] Siemens’ rail unit has been a bright spot in its earnings and it has high hopes for its new high-speed Velaro Novo trains which are being tested German industrial conglomerate Siemens reported Thursday falling profits in its third quarter across most of its sprawling operations as manufacturers worldwide suffered, but said it could still […]