Liam McDonnell

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Jack White Comes Home: Third Man Records Cass Corridor Opens in Detroit

Third Man Records Cass Corridor is covered in black plastic wrapping on Thanksgiving night, its windows hidden to the public. But above the facade, a …

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Zombie Gunship Reality lets you become an AC-130 with Google's new 3D tech

<i>Zombie Gunship Reality</i>, an upcoming game from developer Limbic Software, will turn Android devices into gunships with the help of Google's new Project Tango hardware.<p>As you can see in the trailers above and below, players will twist, turn, push and pull their phones and tablets to control <i>Zombie</i> …

Rainbow Six Siege Will Have Male Hostages

Female hostage was shown at E3 because Ubisoft "wanted people to want to protect her."<p>Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege demos at E3 presented a new …

This Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet Might Save Your Life

'A.I. not included.'<p>Master Chief's iconic armor has saved him from the Covenant countless times. Now it might protect you in the unfortunate event of …

Phish Treat 'Live on Letterman' to Balcony-Shaking Tour Preview

If last night's <i>Live at Letterman</i> performance were Phish's <i>Fuego</i> album release party, the emphasis was certainly on the party. Yes, the quartet …

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Phish: Fuego

Let's say you wanted to write a Phish album in 2014. You might well work in the words "rolling" (high-five, club kids!) and "wombat" (because it's a …

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Study: Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect Memories

New research suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory—may interfere with our ability to remember nuanced, specific details.<p>It seems intuitive that if you want to remember something, repetition is the key. How many of us could have survived high school without late nights …

Watch Brian Williams Serve Up Snoop Dogg's 'Gin and Juice'

Serious props to the team at <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,</i> who must spend hours on end compiling and stringing together millisecond-long …

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Ramones: 10 of the best

1-2-3-4! One of the many good things about a 10-song Ramones playlist is that you can get through the entire thing in less than half your lunch hour …<p>• Ramones – the band who captured the sound in my head<p>1 I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement<p>Shall we deal with the Blitzkrieg Bop question first? …

The perfect mixtape to impress a modern woman

Women are more attracted to men who can produce complex music, a study shows. But if you can't play an instrument, fear not - Louisa Peacock lists the songs that will excite a modern woman<p>So, music's primary function really is in sexual courtship, as Charles Darwin proposed all those years ago. …

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Patton Oswalt

<i>Photo by Jennifer Henry</i><p><i>With</i> <i>Situation Critical</i><i>, we present people with various life situations—some joyous, some terrible, some bizarre—to find out what music they would turn to under those specific circumstances. This time, we spoke with comedian and actor</i> <i>Patton Oswalt</i><i>, who's latest stand-up</i> …

If the best musicians get the girls, where are the jazz groupies?

A new university study claims that women are sexually attracted to men with musical ability. Jake Wallis Simons has spotted a flaw in the theory<p>Good news, guitar types! In their latest attempt to empirically prove what common sense already tells us, scientists have established that women find …

50 Cent Slams Kanye West's 'Yeezus': 'Some Of That S--t Is Weird'

First, 50 Cent slammed Kanye West's fashion sense. Now, he's revealed he is not a fan of "Yeezus."<p>"He’s obviously a talent within our culture and is one of the driving forces of it, but some of that shit is weird to me," 50 Cent told MTV, referring to West's most recent album. "That last record, to …

Neil Young to Release Deluxe Box Set of Jack White-Assisted Covers Album A Letter Home

Last week, Neil Young surprised-released the vinyl version of his new covers album, <i>A Letter Home</i>, through Jack White's Third Man Records. Young and White recorded the album acoustic and directly to vinyl, at Third Man's 1940s phone-booth-size studio. Young covered Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, …

1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year

40<p>16. Blur, 'Parklife'<p>For American Anglophiles, it was wonderful being in a neutral country during the great Oasis/Blur wars of 1995. The proper …

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Gregg Allman Asks 'Midnight Rider' Director to Stop Production

Gregg Allman is pleading with director Randall Miller to cease production of <i>Midnight Rider</i>, a biopic about the Allman Brothers Band leader's life, …

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G7 promises to 'move swiftly' with sanctions against Russia

Leaders of the G7 nations on Friday condemned Russian actions in and around Ukraine, promising punishments aimed at sending a message to Moscow.<p>"We have now agreed that we will move swiftly to impose additional sanctions on Russia," the G7 leaders said.<p>"Given the urgency of securing the opportunity …

Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories

In Invasion of the Space Invaders, Martin Amis's 1982 treatise on the emergent video game medium, the British author wrote: "The video game tells a story. The better you get, the longer the story lasts. And we all know how children feel about stories." In the early 1980s, video-game stories were …

A list of every video game ever made: 43,806 names, and counting

It's 43,806 names long, and it's not even close to being finished.<p>It's a project to name every single video game, ever made, for every platform. Pastebin user Data_Baser is leading the project, with help from 4chan's /vr/ retro games board. And it aims to be comprehensive, including not just …

Play Mass Effect 3's ultimate space battle with this Homeworld 2 mod

The climactic space battle between the Reapers and all others in the galaxy was largely played out through cutscenes in <i>Mass Effect 3</i>, a role-playing game and not a space combat simulator. Well, a team of modders have seen fit to recreate that showdown in <i>Homeworld 2.</i><p><i>Mass Effect Reborn</i> is the work of …

Ukraine crisis: US raises pressure on Russia over deal

<b>The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy" over the deal.<p>Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister …

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

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Some Gamers Fear a Dystopian Free-to-Play Future

The makers of Candy Crush and Clash of Clans love it. RollerCoaster Tycoon fans, not so much.<p>King’s Tommy Palm thinks all games will one day be free-to-play and supported by micro-transactions.<p>He may be right. King and its free-to-play competitors certainly hope so, since that’s the business model …

There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system

If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the …

DARPA is turning drones into wireless hotspots

Google and Facebook aren't the only ones trying to beam down connectivity from the sky: DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, is trying to turn drones into hotspots for high-speed wireless networks, and it recently completed an initial testing and development phase on a …

Titanfall Updates to Increase in Frequency

Respawn has outlined its update strategy for the shooter moving forward.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Respawn Entertainment is vowing to increase the frequency of …

Bungie fires Halo composer Martin O'Donnell (update)

Halo series and <i>Destiny</i> composer Marty O'Donnell was fired by Bungie's board of directors last week, the composer revealed via his personal Twitter account tonight.<p>O'Donnell composed music for <i>Oni,</i> as well as the Myth and Halo series. He joined Bungie in 2000 as audio director after working on <i>Myth 2,</i> …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Graphene aerogel is the new world's lightest substance

Graphene aerogel resting on a delicate plant.<i><br>(Credit: Zhejiang University)</i><p><b>Aerographite has been dethroned as the world's lightest substance, replaced</b> …

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