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David Byrne Implores Record Labels To Stop Being Shitty About Streaming 

David Byrne, well-known recording artist and performer, has written a stirring op-ed about streaming music and the plight of musicians in today’s recording industry. He’s right about the problems, but his solution seems a little… far-fetched.


Can Telstra TV Kill Content Piracy?

What we used to call television is changing before our eyes. Last week, Telstra announced it will shortly introduce a new streaming video set top box. For a number of reasons, this is a very smart move.


Mission Impossible 5's Tech Is More Like 'Mission Implausible'

Last night I took a trip to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which has just opened in cinemas. You might not have heard of it. It’s an obscure, art-house production that takes an avant-garde approach to futurology and asks profound questions about the human condition. For example: “What weirdly specific inventions need to exist for a sequence of set-pieces to make any kind of narrative sense?”.


Here's Your First Trailer For Zoolander 2

Video Ready to replenish your vault of stupid Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson quotes about schools for ants and having the black lung? You better be: Zoolander 2 rapidly approaches, and the first trailer for it is out today. Get it in you here.


A Cardboard Skateboard Is Surprisingly Durable

Signal Snowboards has a long history of making custom boards using unorthodox materials. But lately it’s been fixated on using cardboard, and after building both a rideable surfboard and snowboard, the company has now gone and built a surprisingly tough cardboard skateboard.


Why Families Are Bringing Their Kids To Burning Man

On the barren flatlands of the Nevada desert, children ages 5 to 14 weave unnoticed between ecstasy-tripping ravers, elaborate penis-shaped art cars, and an endless sea of topless young women. The children of Burning Man, and their nearby parents, don’t seem to mind the NC-17-rated madness.


America's Largest Theatre Chain Hates The Plan To Speed Up Home Releases

Earlier this month Paramount announced that it would release two upcoming films on home video and streaming just 17 days after they have been in theatres. But Regal, the US’s largest movie chain, isn’t interested in being part of its piracy-fighting experiment.


Cool Off With A Michelada Popsicle Dunked In Your Favourite Beer

Micheladas are already the perfect warm weather drink: a mix of savoury flavours, ice-cold beer, and just a snap of spice. Now imagine making the michelada even better by turning it into a popsicle that you drop into the beer, slowly melting into a slushy sublime summer cocktail.


A Murder Mystery Unravels As The Camera Zooms Out And Changes Angles

Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all.


New Yorkers Have Been Turning Fire Hydrants Into Sprinklers Since 1896

No image says summer more than a cracked-open fire hydrant spewing city water into a New York street. Although not intended as their primary role in the metropolis, it turns out that fire hydrants have served as guerrilla heat relief for 120 years.


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