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Neil Young's music player for audiophiles reaches Kickstarter on March 15th

We now know how Neil Young plans to make his dreams of high-quality digital music come true: crowdfunding. The artist's company PonoMusic is launching a Kickstarter campaign on March 15th that will let you reserve the PonoPlayer, Young's long-teased, audiophile-grade portable jukebox. The 128GB …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

How Dying Light's devs are trying to use every part of the DualShock 4

Techland's <i>Dying Light</i> is constantly undergoing changes at the hands of a team dedicated solely to incorporating next-generation features into the title, many of them tied to the PlayStation 4 controller, according to designer Maciej Binkowski.<p>A handful of features tied to the PS4's DualShock 4 …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Eggs

13 Songs That Got Ripped Off In One Minute

One dude with an acoustic guitar plays two songs that sound the same at once, and totally proves that Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" is Madonna's "Express Yourself." Also, Nickelback totally ripped off Nickelback.

Music

22 Quotes From Kanye’s BBC Interview To Make You Think About Race, Culture, And Creativity

Here's why we should actually be talking about the interview. CC: Jimmy Kimmel, the world.<p>I'm gonna take music and I'm gonna to try to make it three-dimensional, like in Star Wars, and the hologram'll pop up out of R2-D2. I'ma try to make something that jumps up, and affects you, in a good or bad …

Michael Jackson

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

Card Hunter Review – Much More Than Nostalgia

The roots of RPG gaming lie in the absurdly challenging dungeon crawls of ‘70s and ‘80s Dungeons & Dragons adventures. Small parties of adventurers …

Blocked Website? Don't Call a Plumber, Use Google Translate.

Here’s an incredibly useful trick for anyone who lives in a country that restricts access to websites, or uses a controlled version of the Internet at work or school. You can turn to Google Translate to access blocked websites, as this thread on Reddit explains.<p>Type or copy/paste the URL into …

With These 5 Free Apps You Can Save Time, Share Stuff, Eat Out, Go Crazy, And Much More

Hey, guess what? It’s Free App Friday, where we find the best free apps for you, freeing you up to… use the apps!<p>If you find yourself itching for some football, are in the mood to do some exploring (at home or abroad), or really just want to take care of that nagging toothache, we’ve got the …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

From Crab Monsters to Sharktopus, What B Movie King Roger Corman Can Teach Us About Art and Business

“No one in Hollywood has ever had that same sense for young talent,” Nashawaty says. “Corman’s greatest legacy was the hugely talented people he …

Counter-culture

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

5 Things You Don’t Realize About How You Spend Your Time

Getting more out of every day with the help of productivity apps, Tibetan Buddhism, and simulating the workflow of an ER.<p>In his book <i>Wait</i>, Frank Partnoy gives us a question to preface any decision we make: <i>What time-world are you living in?</i><p>Why? Because decisions, like fruit, ripen at different times: …

Pokémon World Championships award the very best with scholarship cash

The Pokémon Championship Series crowned its 2013 video game and trading card game champions in Vancouver this weekend, after a year of qualifying rounds and two days of head-to-head matches.<p>Trainers from more than 25 countries gathered to determine the very best among them at the tournament's 10th …

VVVVVV may be making the leap to PlayStation Vita

Terry Cavanagh's spike-filled retro platformer <i>VVVVVV</i> may be en route to PlayStation Vita, according to a tweet from Nicalis' Tyron Rodriguez which shows the 2010 game on Sony's handheld device.<p>The news — still unconfirmed officially — appeared to catch Cavanagh somewhat by surprise, as the game …

Epic: Fortnite is "Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead"

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has described upcoming PC online game Fortnite as "Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead."<p>Speaking at Develop this week, reported by Eurogamer, Sweeney explained that Epic has morphed from a studio that focuses on one major title at a time to an outfit with its eyes on multiple …

PS Vita Sales More Than Double In Japan Thanks To 'Toukiden'

<i>PlayStation Vita sales in Japan prove once again that content is king.</i><p>The new monster-hunting game <i>Toukiden</i> launched in Japan on June 24th, selling 122,794 units on the PlayStation Vita in its first week and bumping sales of Sony‘s handheld console to 31,271 up from just 13,422 the week …

Brazil referee decapitated after stabbing player

<b>Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitated a referee after he fatally stabbed a player for refusing to leave the pitch, officials say.</b><p>An angry mob stormed the field during the amateur game in the state of Maranhao and stoned Otavio da Silva to death before severing his head.<p>Police said the …

12 former porn stars who now lead boring, normal lives

Ever wonder what happens to porn stars once the bright lights go out on their careers? What do they do when they retire from "The Business"?<p>They become real estate agents, nurses, Christian activists, stay-at-home moms, and private investigators.<p>The 2010 documentary "After Porn Ends" raised the …

Justin Timberlake Nudity-Heavy Video Remains on YouTube

Justin Timberlake's music videos have always been a bit racy (see "Senorita," "Love Sex Magic" and "Sexy Back"), but his newest video for "Tunnel …

Cafe Press Removes 'Midget' Products After Little People Protest (VIDEO)

A major online retailer is taking a big step towards acknowledging the rights of little people by removing midget-themed products.<p>Cafe Press had been selling T-shirts, mugs and baseball caps, among other items, emblazoned with slogans like "Midget Hooker" and "I've had it up to here with …