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Doug Paisley - Starter Home Music Album Review

Gracefully navigating the intersection of folk-rock and country, the gentle-voiced songwriter turns detailed images of domestic tranquility and promise into reflections on disappointment.
For a decade, Canadian singer/songwriter Doug Paisley has turned quiet, specific moments into inquiries on life’s larger struggles. On his 2010 breakthrough, Constant Companion, Paisley used the inevitability of endings to explore understanding oneself, the only possible “constant companion.” For 2014’s Strong Feelings, he mulled death and its uneasy relationship with life, or how their juxtaposition ripples into every wave of existence. And now, on his fourth album, Starter Home, Paisley details the chasm that separates what poet Seamus Heaney described as “getting started” and “getting started again.” These songs examine how the person you are never truly aligns with the person you want to be, especially when you stumble upon a sticking point that’s hard to move past.

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HTC's Blockchain Phone Goes Up For Preorder


While the cryptocurrency hype has died down over the past few months, HTC still firmly believe there is a place in the market for the Exodus 1.

HTC has officially announced the specs for the Exodus 1 blockchain phone and has started to allow people to sign up for preorders, although you'll have to pay in Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH).

The phone features what is described as a 'secure enclave' where you will be able to store cryptocurrency. This is a natural progression from the hardware wallets that we have already, such as the KeepKey and Nano Ledger S, that provide a safe physical storage space for cryptocurrency.

This secure enclave of the Exodus 1 will be separate from the Android OS as security measure, so even if the operating system becomes compromised, the data in the enclave will remain safe.

HTC plans to extend support for the phone to third-party developers in the form of API keys, giving developers the chance to integrate this phone into the cryptocurrency world in a number of different ways. HTC are trying very hard to be at the forefront of the cryptocurrency movement and it shows from this device.

Aside from the secure enclave, the phone sees some reasonable specs with 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage with a Snapdragon 845 processor. The phone is dust resistant and waterproof to IP68, features a 6in Quad HD+ display and dual 12MP+16MP cameras on the back, with a 8MP on the front, all powered by a 3500mAh battery.



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