Music tech rewind: 7 modern inventions that change the way we listen

September 8, 2017

Image: pixabay/xs2anurag  When you’re sitting in the park listening to music on your wireless speaker, you’re probably too busy enjoying the vibe to pontificate on the science and innovation that brought music and technology to where it is today.     Music has come a long way from the time when dropping a new song literally meant dropping a record onto a turntable. Now, we’ve got devices that can download songs…

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This Sunday’s episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ has leaked to the pirating public

August 29, 2017

Update 8/ 4, 10:30 am ET: An HBO source confirms to Mashable that this incident divulge is not part of the HBO hack from earlier this week. “This shows the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon, ” a spokesperson for HBO distribution partner Star India said in a statement. “We take this transgres very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our…

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7 Times The Person Who Writes The Netflix Episode Descriptions Ended The Episode Description With A Little Update About Their Life

August 10, 2017

Whoevers writing these episode descriptions has no hesitations using Netflix as her personal journal. 1. That era the person or persons sister had a baby 2. That age the person get scratched by her roommates cat 3. That occasion the person or persons was revealed by her sister 4. That duration the person or persons recognized she hadnt been exposed by her sister 5. That day the person got her…

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18 things you didn’t know about the Fine Brothers, YouTube’s ‘React’ video pioneers

July 31, 2017

Content creators upload videos to YouTube at such an astonishing rate, it can be easy to forget where some of the most popular ideas originated. But if you’ve ever watched a popular reaction video on the streaming site, you can rest assured knowing the creator likely took cues from the Fine Brothers, who pioneered the art form as we know it with their signature Reactvideo series. With this popular and…

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Someone remade the ‘Stranger Things’ intro on an Apple computer from the 1980s

July 16, 2017

Image: netflix Let’s all thank the internet for Wahyu Ichwandardi, an illustrator and animator who thought it would be a good idea to recreate the Stranger Things intro on a monochrome monitor from the 1980s. SEE ALSO: Turns out we’ll get to see ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 sooner than expected Spoiler alert: it was a good idea. On the screen. pic.twitter.com/E8hT4rmB3N Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) July 12, 2017 In progress: @Stranger_Things…

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The German national team will use VR to train, and it could change soccer

June 19, 2017

The NFL has become a proponent of training in virtual realityeverybody from the Dallas Cowboys, who began using the technology in 2015, to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has embraced the idea of practicing in this 3D space. So have the NBAs Washington Wizards, the NHLs Chicago Blackhawks, and, most recently, Walmartassociates. Now STRIVRthe self-proclaimed world leader in training athletes by using virtual realityis expanding to European soccer, and the…

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ delivers VR experience that puts you inside the superhero’s suit

June 19, 2017

The beauty of virtual reality is that it allows you to become anyone or anything you can dream of, and in this case the technology is letting you become the amazing Spider-Man. In the run-up to the release of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, Sony has released a VR version of Spider-Man that lets you don the superhero’s costume, swing through the New York City using web shooters, and…

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The Grammys finally embrace technology

June 15, 2017

Singer Adele during The 59th Grammy Awards in 2017.Image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS Welcome to the future, Grammys! Great to have you. For the first time in the show’s history, it’s doing away with traditional ballots and switching over to online voting. Very hip, Grammys. Nice move. SEE ALSO: Is James Corden trying to usurp Ryan Seacrest as the busiest man in showbiz? According to the Los Angeles Times,…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes on tricky topics, live on stage

June 4, 2017

Steven Levenson, the man behind Evan Hansen's social awkwardness.Image: David Gordon Steven Levenson’s first foray into musicals can already be deemed a massive success. A seasoned playwright, he was approached by composer and lyricists (and now Oscar winners) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to collaborate with them and write the book (aka the non-singing script) for what would become the now major Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. SEE ALSO: New…

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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ gets more screenings after Paris Climate Agreement fallout

June 4, 2017

In the wake of President Trump’s devastating decision on the Paris Agreement, the makers of An Inconvenient Sequel are adding extra free screenings of the film around the country on June 6. The documentary about climate change has been updated for its official July release to reflect recent developments regarding the Paris Agreement and what that means for the United States and the rest of the planet. SEE ALSO: 5…

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