‘Alphabet,’ From Ancient Greece To Google

When Google announced this week that it was creating a parent company called Alphabet, tech and business observers were left scratching their heads. Why would such a distinctive brand subsume itself under a rubric as generic-sounding as “Alphabet”? Google c...

Does Your Rhythm Suck? This Addictive Game Can Help

Good news if you can’t hold a beat: An app called Steve Reich’s Clapping Music might be able to fix you. Clapping Music, from the British app shop Touchpress, is a gamified lesson in tempo. It plays 13 different drum-like audio patterns, then asks players t...