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Netflix has officially become more valuable than Disney

Netflix is now more valuable than Disney or Comcast. Yes, you read that right. Apparently Disney isn't the unstoppable juggernaut that we all thought …

Zuckerberg grilled by EU parliament, but provides few answers

<b>Members of the European Parliament</b> finally got the chance on Tuesday to quiz Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about everything from the Cambridge …

50 years later, 'At Folsom Prison' is still the definitive Johnny Cash album

Johnny Cash never actually shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.<p>But the rowdy inmates of California's Folsom State Prison didn't seem to mind, loudly cheering the country icon as he sang those famous words in <i>Folsom Prison Blues</i>, which hit the <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100 singles chart 50 years ago on May …

Paul Simon's Final Tour A Graceful, Masterful And Jubilant Celebration

More than two hours into the second of his three sold-out nights at the famed Hollywood Bowl Paul Simon came back out for his second encore. These are the six songs he did over the second and third encore — “Homeward Bound,” “Graceland,” “The Boxer,” “Late In The Evening,” “American Tune” and “The …

Music

Vevo to Shut Down Site, Giving in to YouTube Empire

Competing with YouTube was always a tall order. Vevo, the video-hosting service founded in 2009 as a joint venture between the big three record …

YouTube Music

Fake News 2.0: Normalised, Neutralised & More Dangerous

On the morning of 27 April, my Facebook newsfeed was awash with a doctored image of <i>The Times of India (TOI)</i> headline – ‘Modi, Xi to mate 6 times in …

Journalism

Steven Soderbergh shot an entire movie on an iPhone, and you can watch the first trailer now

Steven Soderbergh's <i>Unsane</i> feels very of-the-moment, in more ways than one.<p>First is the plot, which centers around the apparent gaslighting of a …

Google updates its search app, makes your personalized feed the main screen

Google’s flagship mobile application is getting a big makeover today, with a focus on making it easier to separate the things you need to know about – like upcoming appointments or flights -from the things you’re interested in, like news, sports, and entertainment. The app still maintains its …

Apps

Sam Raimi to Direct Kingkiller Chronicles

Based on the first book, The Name of the Wind.<p>Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is in talks to helm The Kingkiller Chronicles movie.<p>Variety reports Raimi …

Apple Just Changed Its iPhone X Future Production Plans

The company is taking action.<p>Apple is reportedly changing course with the iPhone X. The $999 smartphone, released just over two months ago, was …

Mobile Technology

I diritti per la musica in USA aumentano del 40% ma è un vantaggio per Apple Music

Un tribunale USA impone un aumento del 40% nei diritti dovuti agli editori e autori di canzoni da parte dei servizi di musica in streaming. Secondo …

Healthy eating: The mind games of supermarkets

You’re often manipulated to buy at the supermarket. Now hidden design tricks can sway you to pick healthier food without realising, says Veronique Greenwood.<p>Every time you enter the supermarket, you're being manipulated. By design, all of the basics you're just dropping by to pick up lie on the far …

I drove a Cadillac from New York to D.C. without using my hands

I'm sitting in the driver's seat of a brand new 2018 Cadillac CT6, the most expensive (about $83,000 maxed out) and futuristic car the company makes, …

Why The Beastie Boys' Check Your Head Is Still Rap-Rock's Greatest Masterpiece

MCs rhymed over rock riffs during the first Bronx block parties. On the most iconic old-school single, “White Lines,” Melle Mel spit over a bass line …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Paul McCartney Looks Back on Negative 'Sgt. Pepper's' Reviews

It's almost universally regarded as a classic today, but in many ways, the Beatles' <i>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> was an album decidedly ahead …

Guitar

Paul McCartney Explains How The Beatles Wouldn't Exist Without Chuck Berry

In early 1958, Chuck Berry released "Sweet Little Sixteen," a song that would change the course of music history. It ignited the urge to celebrate …

Music

This gadget fixes two of iPhone 7’s biggest shortcomings

<i>This post is presented by Gadget Creative Lab, maker of the RES.</i><p>When the iPhone 7 came out, many bemoaned the loss of the headphone jack. The traditional way to use headphones disappeared, leaving iPhone 7 owners with just three options: Bluetooth, Lightning headphones or weird dongles. Luckily, …

Mobile Technology

Trump tweets media is 'enemy of the American people'

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I've been getting the impression for some time now that Donald Trump really, really doesn't like the media.<p>This is odd, as he's always seemed to enjoy appearing on TV and in the press. He's also said to …

How Johnny Rotten Joined the Sex Pistols

In his scabrously delightful memoir, Lonely Boy, the guitarist for the Sex Pistols describes how they auditioned the wrong John, hired him anyway, …

Watch Iggy Pop, Flea, More in First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s New Film Song to Song

Terrence Malick has shared the trailer for his new movie <i>Song to Song</i>. In addition to the film’s stars (Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Ryan Gosling), it features appearance by Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Black Lips, and others. The trailer is soundtracked by …

Terrence Malick

Listen to Father John Misty’s New Song “Ballad of the Dying Man”

Father John Misty has shared another new song from <i>Pure</i> Comedy, his album arriving April 7 via Sub Pop/Bella Union. Stream “Ballad of a Dying Man” below. The new song follows the title track and its video, a long, strange essay about the album, a short film, and most recently the video for “Two …

New Singles

A Look Back at Billie Holiday’s Iconic Style

Billie Holiday, aka Lady Day, not only made waves in the 1930s and ’40s for her distinctive singing voice but also for her glamorous sense of style. …

Diana Ross

Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

“‘A Day in the Life’ – that was something,” John Lennon told <i>Rolling Stone</i> in 1968, setting up a classic bit of understatement. “I dug it. It was a …

Guitar

PC Gaming, A $32 Billion Industry, Is Going To Change Dramatically Due To New Cloud Technology

At the Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago, Nvidia announced the GeForce Now product and improvements to their Shield TV. Based on the pricing model announced, $25 for 20 hours of gaming, they’re offering a service for people to test PC gaming before making the full investment in owning their …

Brian Eno Clarifies Trump Opinion: He Is a “Complete Disaster”

Brian Eno has clarified his thoughts on Donald Trump’s election in a new Facebook post, addressing the comments he gave in an interview with <i>the Guardian</i> in which he said he was “pleased” with the results of the election “because it gives us a kick up the arse.” In the statement, he calls Trump “a …

Donald Trump

Sting Honored David Bowie with a Stunning Rendition of 'Blackstar'

The cover was nearly nine minutes long.<p>January 2017 marked two important dates: the one-year anniversary of David Bowie's death, and what would have been his 70th birthday. And although Sting has honored his late friend via song before, his latest tribute is perhaps his most reverant.<p>On Tuesday in …

Born To Be Blue: Chet Baker In 5 Songs

Since Chet Baker's death in 1988, the trumpeter and vocalist's legacy has been widely debated within the jazz world. Called the "Prince of Cool," Baker amassed significant career accomplishments that were too often overshadowed by the attention to his drug addiction. His drug problems were …

5songs

‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Gets Premiere Date, Teaser

While the eyes of the country are on Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration, “House of Cards” announced the date for yet another …

Harley Quinn

Columnist and Critic Nat Hentoff Has Died

Nat Hentoff—the renowned critic, columnist, and activist—has died at age 91, the Associated Press reports. Hentoff regularly contributed to publications including the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and the <i>Villag**e Voice</i>, where he worked for 50 years*.* His columns focused on American politics—particularly …

Music

Chance the Rapper Named to Chicago African American History Museum Board

Chance the Rapper has been named as a new board member at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Chance’s father, Ken Bennett, has also been added to the board, the museum announced. They are among five new Board of Trustee members. The DuSable was founded in 1961, and its goal …

Black History