MUTEK Montréal 2019: Old and New

Three standouts from an event that melds tech, music and visual art

Flying just under the major festival radar, Montreal’s MUTEK boasts a weeklong schedule of avant-garde programming at the intersection of technology, music and audiovisual art. It’s an event that defies the summer festival standard. To celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, MUTEK delivered an appropriately extraordinary line-up of both world-renowned and emerging artists. This is MUTEK’s strength: mixing the established with the vanguard and transforming …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing an Italian icon, a mirrored hot air ballon, 3D-printed organs and plenty more inspiration and oddities

The Impending Death of the Password Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for the majority of their logins and companies oftentimes offer flawed storage and security systems, the default security option isn’t the most intelligent …

What the A12X Bionic Chip Means For The All-New iPad Pro

Hands-on with a device faster than 92% of all portable PCs sold in the last 12 months

One of the more surprising announcements during Apple‘s recent, theatrical keynote (held, for the first time, in Brooklyn) pertained to the iPad Pro. As CEO Tim Cook mentioned, this is the most substantial overhaul to the iPad since the debut of the original. And this, of course, is visually evident in the updated design—including new rounded corners (smooth, yet angular) and the disappearance of the home-screen …