Twitch’s Soundtrack feature debuts today, and it will let streamers play music while they’re live

Today, Twitch releases Soundtrack, a new product that allows streamers to play music while they’re live — or, at least, that’s the simplest way to explain it. If the product works the way Twitch says it does, Soundtrack will be much more than just a way to play rights-cleared music while you’re broadcasting. It might change how you think about using music on Twitch entirely.

The issue that Soundtrack is solving is pretty simple: if music is copyrighted, you can’t use it while you’re streaming unless you have the rights to those songs. If you do happen to use copyrighted music during a broadcast, there’s not a whole lot Twitch can necessarily do because it’s being played live. If viewers make clips from that broadcast, however, or the VOD of the stream is left online, it’s possible that the streamer will get a copyright strike from the original rights holder.

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Galvanize Debuts Part-Time Software Engineering Professional Development Courses

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–

An early 2020 report found that 87% of employers were already experiencing a skills gap, or expected to within the next few years – particularly in the software engineering fields. Further, there is a notable absence of mentorship in the computer programming industry for those looking for ways to grow their careers. Thus, the average software developer must perform self-mentorship to become better craftspeople and to guide themselves through their own career advancement.

To meet these demands, Galvanize, a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science, is today introducing yet another solution: ten part-time, professional development Hack Reactor courses for experienced individuals looking to grow their careers.

While there are many educational opportunities for software developers in the market, including one-off courses and topic-specific subscriptions to online graduate degrees, Galvanize’s new courses

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Ford Debuts Sculpture In China That Teases Future Design Language



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Ford At 2020 Auto China

Are those fins on the sides?

At 2020 Auto China, Ford has a sculpture that previews its future design language. The company calls the look “Progressive Energy In Strength.” 

The sculpture depicts a vehicle in profile that tapers to a point at the back. The front end is muscular and wouldn’t appear too out of place on a new interpretation of the Mustang. The long hood flows back to a sleek, cockpit-like passenger compartment. Its teardrop shape creates the flowing line that creates the roof and leads to the rear.

A fascinating aspect is the fin-like shape along the rear flank. It somewhat evokes the styling of cars from the 1950s and early ’60s where big fins are a major styling element. Maybe Ford is looking to revive a little of this aesthetic.

The Ford China Design Center will open in

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DEFINITION 6 Debuts “Launch P.A.D.”

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DEFINITION 6 (D6), just made it easier to drive your business forward. With the launch of their advanced analytics platform, Launch P.A.D. (Performance. Analytics. Decisions.), the agency is changing the way brands leverage data to improve customer experience.

Launch P.A.D offers end-to-end data management through a suite of analytics solutions that turn data into decisions. “Truly connecting with people across digital experiences requires more than a marketing tool or platform,” said Jason Rockman, President of DEFINITION 6. “You must have an approach that allows you to understand and articulate the impact your interface and messages are having on different audiences at different points in the customer lifecycle.” The best solutions come from the best data – and knowing how to use it.

The platform is designed to collaborate with in-house brand teams, or function as a primary analytics source, helping brands get to market faster. “Launch P.A.D.

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Human Horizons’ Super SUV, HiPhi X, Debuts at 2020 Beijing International Auto Show

BEIJING, Sept. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China’s leading high-end, premium electric SUV, the HiPhi X, makes its debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. Designed and built by Human Horizons in Shanghai, the HiPhi X combines cutting-edge technical innovation, sustainable manufacturing and state-of-the-art design, to create the world’s first continuously evolving super SUV. The event provides a new opportunity for Human Horizons to showcase some specific technical elements of HiPhi X, including a number of world-first innovations, which establish the company as a key player in the electrified era of intelligent mobility.

Following five-months delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beijing Auto Show becomes the first major international auto show to run since the outbreak began. The event is also an opportunity for many local manufacturers to showcase their latest achievements, as well as to display the latest additions from international carmakers. (PRNewsfoto/Human Horizons)
Following five-months delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beijing Auto Show becomes the first major international auto show to run since the outbreak began. The event is also an opportunity for many local manufacturers to showcase their latest achievements, as well as to display the latest additions from international carmakers. (PRNewsfoto/Human Horizons)

Following a five

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Amazon debuts Luna cloud gaming service, Twitch connect, Ubisoft games

  • Amazon announced Luna, a free video game streaming service that lets you play hit games on your phone, computer, and other streaming devices, on Thursday. 
  • Gamers can purchase their own games on Luna, or subscribe to different “game channels” for an ongoing collection.
  • For $5.99 per month, players can subscribe to the Luna+ channel, which will grant them access to dozens of games, including hit titles like “Control,” and “Resident Evil 7.” 
  • Amazon has also designed a special Wi-Fi enabled Luna controller that will help reduce delay when streaming, compared to a standard Bluetooth controller. It will be available for $50 during the early access period.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Amazon is expanding its push into video games.

On Thursday, the company launched Luna, a free cloud-gaming service designed to deliver video games to your computer, phone, and other streaming devices. Luna will work on PC, Mac,

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ROCCAT Debuts Performance Optical Switches Plus New Variants Of Its Award-Winning Vulcan Series PC Gaming Keyboards

ROCCAT’s full-size Vulcan Pro and the more compact Vulcan TKL Pro keyboards featuring the Titan Optical Switches will be available at participating retailers worldwide on Oct. 30, 2020 for MSRPs of $199.99 and $159.99, respectively. The Vulcan TKL mechanical gaming keyboard with Titan Tactile Switches or Titan Speed Switches will be released in North America on October 4, 2020 for a MSRP of $129.99, and will be available at participating retailers across Europe on October 30, 2020.

“Our Vulcan series keyboards are already a big success for ROCCAT, so naturally we’re thrilled to add TKL versions as well as introduce our Titan Optical Switch technology for an even faster competitive edge,” said Rene Korte, General Manager of PC Products at Turtle Beach. “Two years ago, we introduced the first Vulcan featuring our own unique Titan Tactile Switch, followed by the faster Titan Speed Switch.

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