In 1979, when Sony introduced the Walkman—a 14-ounce cassette player, blue and silver with buttons that made a satisfying chunk when pushed—even the engineers inside Sony weren’t impressed. It wasn’t particularly innovative; cassette players already existed, and so did headphones. Plus, the Walkman could only play back—it couldn’t record. Who was going to want a device like that?
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The Beastie Boys are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1994 album Ill Communication with a new mini-documentary. Continue reading WATCH THIS BEASTIE BOYS MINI-DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF ‘ILL COMMUNICATION’
True super fans of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s surreal anthology series that ran from 1959 to 1964, should be pleased. They won’t be, because that’s how die-hards often roll, but one thing is obvious from the first full-length trailer for Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access reboot: He has tremendous respect for the spirit of the first show. Continue reading ‘THE TWILIGHT ZONE’: WATCH THE CREEPY FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR JORDAN PEELE’S REBOOT
Netflix isn’t just expanding its footprint in California. The streaming behemoth is planning to open a production hub in New Mexico by acquiring Albuquerque’s ABQ Studios — its first purchase of a production studio complex. It’s making the deal (which is still in “final negotiations”) in part due to incentives, which include up to $10 million in Local Economic Development Act funding from the state as well as a maximum of $4.5 million from Albuquerque.
Video game worlds are getting big, which makes getting around them more difficult and time-consuming. Gamers want plenty of places to explore, but spending 20 real-time minutes riding around on a digital horse trying to find your next mission is frustrating.
Paul McCartney is no stranger to embracing technology, and you’re about to get further proof of it. The iconic musician is performing an “intimate” YouTube concert on September 7th at 8PM Eastern as part of a YouTube Original production. It’s a plug for his new album Egypt Station, as you might have guessed, but he’ll also play tunes from his Beatles and Wings days.