R.E.M., one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, announced it is breaking up.
A statement on the band’s Web site reads: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.”
As I am in the process of redecorating my room, I found an old cassette player – Universum cassetten-recorder
A both interesting and useful new product is coming from Burton this season – the Mix Master Gloves. Using the Fibretronic technology, Burton integrated buttons into the gloves, that allow you to navigate your iPod and iPhones wirelessly.
Richard Sargent created this robot-laden illustration, filled with bots from R2-D2 to Rosie the Robot to Bender to Woody Allen in Sleeper.
These incredible pictures show 2,496 gathering in Taiwan today to smash the world record for mass hula hooping.
The huge crowd managed to spin their plastic rings simultaneously for an impressive three minutes twirling their way into the record books. The previous record of 2,290 people, which had stood since 2000, had been set in the nearby town of Kaohsiung.The event, organised by a local health food company, was held to celebrate the Republic of China’s centennial and to inspire people to get more exercise
Check out the demure Anne Hathaway smoking the paparazzi in her hilarious Lil’ Wayne style rap song when she recently was a guest on Conan.
YouTubers are now privy to a cadre of features, including: 1). Recommended videos and artists based on your viewing history (instead of top videos in the genre), 2). Local concert listings paired with artist vids (listings were previously offered, but now feature video previews) 3). YouTube’s new music chart, theYouTube Top 100, and, perhaps most intriguing, another level of curation in the form of tastemaker partnerships. YouTube has linked up with Spin, Vice, XLR8R and some of its top music vloggers (Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop for one) to create playlists and offer up picks.
To celebrate the new page, YouTube is featuring an electric guitar in its logo — a tribute to the “Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Guide to Rock,” the first curated playlist on the page. (The Chili Peppers dropped their first video from their latest album I’m With You Wednesday.) Other artists will soon unleash their own guides, including “David Guetta’s Guide to Electronica” on Friday, “Lady Gaga’s Guide to Pop” on Saturday and “Eminem & Royce Da 5’9”’s Guide to Hiphop” on Monday.