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I have a number of problems with this Taylor Swift / Nine Inch Nails mashup

So my friend and former colleague David Pierce just tweeted that this mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Nine Inch Nail’s “Perfect Drug” is the new “Call Me Maybe” / “Head Like A Hole”, and I just want to say that he is wrong, for the following exhaustive list of reasons.

1. The Call Me Maybe mashup is a perfect mix of Reznor’s vocals and Carly Rae Jepson’s backing track; the verse is great, and the chorus is pure gold. The Shake It Off mashup is fine during the verse, but misses when Taylor’s vocals reappear and then totally falls down during the chorus.

2. Perfect Drug has one of the best drum breaks of all time. It is perfect, and unassailable. Whatever this is still has Taylor Swift fake-rapping the words “this sick beat.”…

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After 25 years, Nine Inch Nails’ flawed, brutally honest debut is still worth a listen

Nine Inch Nails’ debut album, Pretty Hate Machine, was released 25 years ago this week — October 20th, to be precise. It’s a pretty big milestone for NIN mastermind Trent Reznor — most who followed his career through the ’90s figured he would flame out in the self-destructive fashion detailed in his lyrics long before making it this far. But Reznor kept it together and has made a career out of continuously growing and mutating his act over the last few decades. Pretty Hate Machine now stands an intimate, personal view of an artist figuring out exactly who he’ll be, finding the key components of his sound, and making some entertaining missteps along the way.

For my part, I can’t wax poetic and pretend the milestone initially meant a lot…

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Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Nine: Focused around the sun, this gift holds two solar products helping communities and the world

Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Nine


We created this edition of Cool Hunting’s Quarterly with Africa on our minds. Inspired by the sun’s potential to power our world in ways both big and small, we partnered with two innovative brands implementing solar…

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Netflix receives its first Emmy nominations, nine for ‘House of Cards’ and three for ‘Arrested Development’

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Netflix’s commitment to developing original content for its video streaming service appears to be paying off. After launching House of Cards and a fourth season of Arrested Development earlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced both shows have been nominated in the 65th Emmy Awards — Netflix’s first ever.

Political drama House of Cards was nominated for nine Emmys, including one for best online only show and best drama series. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright also received acting nominations. Arrested Development received three nominations in total, after Jason Bateman was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series.

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Listen now to ‘Came Back Haunted,’ first Nine Inch Nails single in four years

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The first single from the upcoming Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks is streaming on Soundcloud, giving fans an early taste ahead of the song’s official release on Thursday. “Came Back Haunted” is a more mature sound for the band — Reznor’s subdued vocals float over a pulsing, minimal backdrop as the groove ebbs and flows over the course of the 5-minute track.

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Facebook Home hits 500K downloads in nine days

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People are interested in Facebook Home. In the nine days since the app launched on Google Play, it’s amassed over 500,000 downloads, reports TechCrunch, despite only running on a handful of devices. Home, Facebook’s new OS-wide experience for Android, was first announced at the beginning of the month alongside the HTC First, but didn’t make it to Play until the 12th of April. And while Facebook has grand designs for expanded compatibility in the future, so far it’s only available on the aforementioned First, HTC’s One and One X, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Note II.

People are at least curious

It’s tough to compare the app’s popularity to the rest of what’s in the Play store when it runs on such a limited subset of…

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Hard Candy by Yan Rui: Jewelry inspired by Eastern reincarnation philosophy, Nine Inch Nails and more

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by Alessandro De Toni In the last few years Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has become an epicenter of the capital’s creativity, producing an array of talented artists and designers each year. Included among the group of elite graduates is Yan Rui, who after finishing her studies at CAFA…

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90 Seconds on The Verge: webOS, Mobile World Congress, and Nine Inch Nails

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January 2009: Palm announces webOS and the Pre smartphone… June 2009: Palm Pre launches… April 2010: HP acquires Palm… July 2011: HP TouchPad Launches… August 2011: HP kills TouchPad and webOS phones… HP TouchPad fire sale! Price dropped to just $ 99 for 16GB model… December 2011: HP says webOS will become open source… September 2012: Open webOS reaches version 1.0… October 2012: LG rumored to be working on Open webOS-powered TV… Now: HP sells off webOS to LG.

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First nine minutes of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ to premiere in IMAX theaters next month

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Star Trek Into Darkness, the upcoming film from director J.J. Abrams, won’t hit theaters until May, but fans will be able to see a limited preview next month, courtesy of Paramount Pictures. The studio announced this week that it will premiere the first nine minutes of the movie in 500 IMAX 3D theaters across the US, beginning December 14th. Entertainment Weekly reports that the clip will be shown ahead of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

In screening the opening of his film on IMAX, Abrams follows in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan, who debuted the first minutes of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises ahead of I Am Legend and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, respectively. Paramount notes, however, that this…

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Nine iPhone alternatives from before the iPhone

In a world of fast changing technology, it’s hard to remember how things were before. The first iPhone was launched in 2007, and despite some criticism, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t a game changer.

Going back in time, you can see the obvious. The iPhone has totally changed the market and the way we use mobile phones. This article from just before the launch of the iPhone lets you see what the market might be without iPhone-like devices. It helps to appreciate the influence the iPhone has on the design of all mobile devices.

Now that time has passed, would you honestly consider one of those as an alternative to the iPhone?



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