Iain Parrott

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How Tupac and Biggie Went from Friends to Deadly Rivals

Tupac declined Biggie's offer to manage his career. "Nah, stay with Puff," he told Biggie. "He will make you a star."<p><i>fo</i><p><i>The following is excerpted from</i> Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap <i>by Ben Westhoff, forthcoming from</i> …

Star Wars Lightsaber Tool Kit

Use the Force (we choose torque)<p>A screwdriver for a more civilized era<br>• Lefty truce-y righty fighty<br>• A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive<p>Lightsabers are …

Fish

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Mike Wadhera Contributor<p>Mike Wadhera is the founder of Teleport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The future of mobile video is virtual reality<p>Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

Bill Clinton

Dive Deep Into the Making of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy With This Documentary

Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s <i>The Dark Knight</i> is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his …

Switcher Studio turns your iPad into a live video editing studio

While improvements in camera-phone technology have led to our mobile devices slowly but surely replacing clunky single-purpose cameras, most heavy editing and production still has to be done on desktops. This is especially true for live video, which often requires a full mixing board and production …

This site lets you dig through tons of classic hip-hop vinyl

If you’ve been reminiscing (I reminisce, I reminisce) over the good old times when you could go to a vinyl store and readily browse golden-era hip-hop albums, this website might just be the place for you.<p>Digging Into Hip Hop (dihh) is a hip-hop-themed 3D interactive website that simulates the …

17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP

Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."

Mobsters Are Getting Whacked Off All Over the Place in Toronto

The recent deaths of two members of Italian mafia families has caught the attention of the media. But what's really going on in Canadian crime?<p>Last week, Rocco Zito—a long-retired Toronto crime boss—was found shot to death in his home, allegedly slain by his son-in-law. Zito died at 87, a long life …

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Trailers

What lurks beneath the Great Lakes? An oil pipeline that couldn’t get built today

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — Until a few years ago, Chris Shepler saw only beauty when he gazed out his office windows at the picturesque pier and the famed, majestic Mackinac Bridge looming in the distance. The Shepler name has adorned ferry boats crisscrossing those waters since 1945, and he was born …

Suns owner says 'millennial culture' explains his team's awful season

Robert Sarver blames himself, too, but that the current generation of players struggles to deal with setbacks.<p>The Phoenix Suns are in free fall. And while Suns owner Robert Sarver told the Arizona Republic that the "blame is to be shared from the top down," he thinks millennial culture is part of …

Mark Zuckerberg is writing his own AI assistant

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is legendary for giving himself personal challenges every year, such as learning Mandarin. However, his goal for 2016 is rather ambitious. He's planning to write his own artificial intelligence to both run his home and help out around the office -- as Zuck puts it, …

Block all 'Star Wars' spoilers with this Chrome extension

If you won't be able to see <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> on the day it comes out, you're going to have a tough time dodging spoilers on the internet. This Chrome extension called "Force Block" could make things a bit easier, though. Whenever it encounters anything that could be a spoiler on a web …

!!! | Features

“I would say this is actually the year I re-embraced rock,” says !!! frontman Nic Offer over a crystal-clear line from Japan. Perhaps not surprising …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

SeaWorld to end killer whale shows in wake of mounting protests

CEO announces plan to phase out controversial shows at its San Diego park by 2017 after protests that began after release of documentary Blackfish<p>SeaWorld will end theatrical orca shows at its theme park in San Diego next year as partof a comprehensive overhaul of the company in the wake of …

Try It Now

Janice Cheam

Many of us wish we could go back in time and give our younger selves advice. We all make mistakes that seem completely avoidable that we chalk up to …

Researchers think they've found the holy grail of secure passwords — using poetry

Fortunately for all of us, a pair of researchers say they have solved this problem — using poetry.<p>Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Ghazvininejad, both of the University of Southern California, have published a paper that presents creating a poem from randomly selected words as an easy way to create a …

Southern California

Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase risk of cancer, scientists say

The World Health Organization has confirmed some dietary advice that's unlikely to go down easy with most Americans: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer too.<p>Doctors have long warned that steak and …

Holistic Medicine

Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes That Everyone Will Love

Here are three recipes for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking for something healthy to make for dinner tonight. These recipes feature tofu, tempeh, and seitan -- something for all different tastes and different diets. Even better, they are easy on the budget, good for you, and good for the …

Recipes

The Artists Who Paint Dinosaurs

The strange beauty of paleo art<p>I have a theory about why kids love dinosaurs. You might think it’s their size, their ferocity, the number and sharpness of their teeth. It is all of these things, but it is something else, too.<p>Dinosaurs are remote from us in time. They belong to an alien realm. They …

Dinosaurs

How much consciousness does an octopus have?

What about an iPhone? And how much consciousness can we meaningfully ascribe to someone in a coma?<p>Animals ranging from parrots to elephants continue …

Steven Spielberg Says Superhero Movies Will Eventually Die Like Westerns

A Definitive Ranking of Every Michael Jordan Documentary

Michael Jordan is commonly referred to as the Greatest of All Time, aka the <b>G.O.A.T.</b><p>And for good reason. His resume of accomplishments is unmatched. Jordan is a six-time NBA Champion, six-time Finals MVP, five-time NBA MVP, 14-time NBA All-Star, 10-time NBA scoring champ and back-to-back Slam Dunk …

Trying to sort out Vancouver's nonsense summer (Trending Topics)

Brandon Sutter got a lengthy and expensive contract extension from the Vancouver Canucks this week, as Jim Benning continues to shuffle his feet.<p>Does …

Gucci Mane

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