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Ballet star Sergei Polunin mesmerizes in new video for Hozier's 'Take Me to Church'

Prepare to be impressed: A new video for Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit "Take me to Church" features Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin in a jaw-dropping performance.<p>Clad in only nude tights, Polunin glides around an ethereal church-like space, letting his graceful moves speak for themselves in …

Hozier on Man Buns and Performing with Annie Lennox at the Grammys

As a young boy growing up in eastern Ireland, Andrew Hozier-Byrne never expected he'd one day rule the Billboard Top 100 and be nominated for a …

The travails and joys of being Hozier

Fortunately for Andrew Hozier Byrne, Prince had excused himself by the time the Irish singer-songwriter performed his 2014 smash "Take Me to Church" during last week's Grammy Awards.<p>"He might have been out of the auditorium at that time. I might have dodged that bullet," says the 24-year-old …

Hozier Seeks 'Someone New' in Somber New Video

'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer stars as woman lost in a whirlwind of fleeting flings<p>Rising pop-soul proprietor Hozier pays tribute to the rush …

TV Series

Concert review: Hozier's talent goes much deeper than 'Take Me to Church' radio hit

Irish singer-guitarist Andrew Hozier-Byrne -- simply Hozier to his fans -- has found a mixed blessing in "Take Me to Church."<p>On the one hand, the …

Music

Hozier Talks People-Watching & Rape-Culture Anthems

Photographed by Nina Westervelt.<p>Even at the Newport Folk Festival, where it’s cool to play an Appalachian murder ballad at 2 o’clock on a sunny …

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Hozier: A Sexy Irish Musician to Crush Our Melody-Starved Hearts

"Take Me To Church," the first song many of us (this side of the pond, at least) heard from Andrew Hozier-Byrne, and the one that helped land him both a record deal with Columbia and buzz as one of the hottest singer-songwriters to watch, is a solemn, blues-tinged affair. So much so that the …

Hozier's solitary voice grows louder at Coachella

The Irish singer-guitarist was one of the most keenly awaited performers on the second day of the influential music festival in the California desert, whose headliner Saturday was the retro-infused garage rocker Jack White.<p>Hozier released "Take Me to Church," recorded in his parents' attic, less …

Hozier, Este Haim Team Up for 'Jungle Love' at Coachella

The Irish rocker impressed with a 50-minute early evening set on day 2 of weekend one.<p>Hozier wrapped his early evening performance at Coachella with …

Haim

Hear Stephen Hawking sing Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

Stephen Hawking is an excellent sport when it comes to poking fun at his robotic voice, and it doesn’t get much funnier than when the renowned …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Music streaming service Spotify is close to raising $400 million at an $8.4 billion valuation.</b> The funding is expected to come from sources including Goldman Sachs and Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund.<p><b>2. Apple is in talks with Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine about its new music</b> …

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This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Every morning we search for the best <i></i>Daily Deals using our <b>Daily Deal</b> finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.<p>Harman …

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Project Morpheus: Sony's plan to make virtual reality a social experience

Everyone envisions that virtual reality will be about isolating yourself from the real world, but that’s not exactly what Sony has in mind<p>Two years after the successful Kickstarter fund that projected Oculus Rift into the mass consciousness and launched the new era of consumer virtual reality, …

Virtual Reality

Write is My New Favorite Text Editor for Drafting Articles

When I joined The Next Web full-time nearly six months ago, I was looking for ways to streamline my workflow — writing up articles, in particular.<p>I tried out a ton of Windows apps to help me compose posts, but nothing to seemed to fit the bill. I previously used a combination of a little-known …

Now you can build your own DIY smartphone using Raspberry Pi

Walking into a store or going online to buy a smartphone is, like, so totally 2014. Why not just build your own?<p>Developer Tyler Spadgenske has been tinkering away at a basic DIY smartphone that runs on Raspberry Pi for more than a year now, and he’s posted an updated set of directions over at …

Raspberry Pi

Infer Turns Up The Volume On Behavioral Scoring

As more and more companies offer predictive intelligence functionality to customers, there is a huge demand to differentiate and innovate within the space. Infer‘s new behavioral scoring solution is an example of this.<p>Infer is a predictive analytics vendor that markets a range of applications all …

Big Data

Microsoft announces Azure Media Services’ live encoding in private preview

Microsoft today introduced a private preview for a new live encoding service for media content on its growing Azure public cloud. It’s the kind of thing that could appeal to big media companies that want to offload complex computations to a reliable external service.<p>“Common use cases include …

Cloud Computing