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New Apple Patent Could Stop You From Taking Photos And Videos At Concerts

If you’re the kind of person who takes lots of photos and videos at concerts, your days might be numbered. Apple has been granted a patent that would let the company to disable photo and video capturing in places where it’s frowned upon.


Will Live Concerts Make You Want To Strap VR To Your Face?

With virtual reality headsets finally trickling out to the masses, content creators are searching for the Next Big Thing beyond gaming. Is it 360-degree film, in-depth immersive journalism or next-level live coverage? NextVR and Live Nation are betting big on the latter with plans to stream hundreds of live concerts of over the next couple years.


Can The iPhone 6 Pass The Justin Timberlake Scream Test? [Video]

A new plague has infected concert-goers around the world: the condition where the person in front of you must hold up their crappy smartphone to take a video of whoever is performing. Mostly the videos taken at concerts on smartphones are rubbish, but we tested the iPhone 6 last night at a Justin Timberlake concert and were pleasantly surprised by how it held up as a “concert phone”.


Awesome Kid Snuck Into 50 Music Festivals To Make This Super-Fun Movie

Coachella. Glastonbury. Bonnaroo. The Grammys. You name the music festival, Marcus Haney has somehow snuck into it. He makes fake passes, pretends to be the press, jump fences and does anything he can to get in and has somehow made friends with famous bands and shot their album covers. Here’s the movie trailer for his story, No Cameras Allowed.


YouTube's 360 Camera: Pick Your View Of This Kings Of Leon Concert

Bummed that you can’t make it to London in time for Kings of Leon’s concert? YouTube’s got you covered. For the first time ever, YouTube’s concert live stream will include a viewer-controlled 360 degree camera, letting you take in the action from all sides, and the webcast will be directed by actor/comedian/music nerd Fred Armisen.


These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Are More Art Than Ad

Even at the going rate of 1000 words, accurately depicting the the audiological experience of a headlining band delivers is no easy feat. That may be part of the reason why epic concert posters like these — ones that really illustrate what your ears are in for — often become collectors items at show’s end.


Why You Shouldn't Post Your Concert Tickets On Facebook

The scene: your girlfriend and/or boyfriend got you tickets to The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. You’ve been waiting your whole life to see those goats up close, so, naturally, you want to post pictures of your beloved gift on Facebook, rubbing it in all your friends’ rodeo-less faces. Here’s a tip: don’t. Because someone will steal it.


Why It's Sometimes Best Not To Digitally Document Every Exciting Life Event

Over the weekend I attended a US concert of the Deftones opening for System of a Down — which I was hell bent on documenting, thoroughly, using my iPhone. All through the Deftone’s set, I snapped pictures and took video. Then it started to pour, with thunder and lightning very nearly cancelling the rest of the show, even before SOAD took the stage, and my phone was temporarily borked via water damage, primarily in the camera functionality.


Band Discovers The Stupidest Way To Avoid Ticketmaster Fees

Ticketmaster fees are horrible, and we’re all about bands using clever means to combat the monolith, but The String Cheese Incident is doing it wrong.


Why Would You Pay Several Hundred Dollars To Watch A Concert On A 3.7-Inch Screen?

It seems you can’t go to a concert these days without somebody whipping out a smartphone for a quick bit of video shooting. I’ve tried to wrap my head around it, but I just don’t get why that’s a particularly good idea.


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