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Apple Will Announce The iPhone 6 At An Event On September 9

... Supposedly

After all the rumors and all the leaked photos, Apple is finally ready to take matters into their own hands and formally announce the release of the newest incarnation of the iPhone. The company sent out save the date invitations today for an event that will take place in Cupertino, CA on September 9 and will, by pretty much all accounts, be the venue where the much-anticipated iPhone 6 will be unveiled. Rumored to be a bigger phone, the iPhone 6 has been the subject of rampant rumor and conjecture over the past year. At long last, the rumors will be put to rest and we will learn officially what will make the newest iPhone so special. More »

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Apple Officially Welcomes Beats Electronics Into The Family

"Here’s to the next episode."

Back in May, Apple Inc. confirmed that they were buying Dr. Dre‘s Beats Electronics for $3 billion dollars and early this morning, they made the acquisition totally public. The official website for Beats now features a splash page that focuses on their being a part of the Apple family and the social media accounts for Beats are doing the same. It’s pretty much a done deal now … Beats by Dre is now Beats by Apple. More »

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Trapper Keepers Are Making A Comeback

The Next Generation

Remember those amazing Trapper Keeper notebook folder organizers that EVERYONE had back in the 80s? Have you ever longed for the days when you could own and use a Trapper Keeper again? Well, have I got great news for YOU! Mead has announced that they are reviving the Trapper Keeper for a new generation of users. But why, pray tell, would anyone want to use a Trapper Keeper in this day and age? Well, I’ll tell you … the new Trapper Keeper folder has been updated to house your tablet computers! More »

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Apple Confirms $3 Billion Dollar Deal To Buy Beats Electronics

Happy Dre Day

Remember earlier this month when we learned from Dr. Dre that Apple was lookin’ to buy his company Beats Electronics for upwards of $3 billion dollars, which would make him the first billionaire in Hip Hop? Well, today Apple has confirmed publicly their plan to buy Beats which means that Dr. Dre wasn’t just talkin’ shizz … he was celebrating what we now learn officially — that he is going to be a very rich man once Apple pays for and purchases Beats Electronics. More »

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Watch: Dr. Dre Confirms The Sale Of Beats Electronics To Apple, Declares Himself ‘The First Billionaire In Hip-Hop’

Dre Day
"Hip-Hop's First Billionaire"

Last night an unconfirmed report starting making the rounds that Apple was nearing a deal to purchase the Beats Electronics company (which includes the Beats by Dre line of headphones, speakers and its streaming music service), founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, for $3.2 billion dollars. At this point, news of the sale has NOT been officially confirmed by either Beats Music or Apple … but Dre has all but confirmed the sale in a video selfie he posted online. Dre spent part of his night last night celebrating with friends, like Tyrese Gibson, and happily proclaimed himself “the first billionaire in Hip-Hop”, which seems to imply that the Beats sale to Apple is all but a done deal (it should be noted that Dre‘s stake in his company is only about 20-25%, so at best he’ll get around $800 million — not quite a billion but he would become the richest person in Hip-Hop). Wow. Click the video above to see Dr. Dre‘s video confirmation that he has just become the richest mogul in Hip-Hop.

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The Nintendo Game Boy Turns 25 Years Old Today

April 21, 1989

25 years ago today, Nintendo released the Game Boy compact video game system and revolutionized the world of video gaming. On April 21, 1989, the original Game Boy was unleashed upon the world and almost immediately, a generation of video game fans took a giant leap forward into the realm of portable gaming technology. Since that time, the Game Boy has evolved into different, smaller versions (Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP) … eventually morphing into the Nintendo 3DS … but back when the portable gaming system was first released, the world was changed forever. Homage to the Game Boy must be paid. More »

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Watch: Kids Have No Idea What A Walkman Cassette Player Is

Prepare to feel OLD
"My grandpa has these!"

A new video is making the rounds that is sure to make you feel old as dirt but will likely have you laughing and cringing your ass off. The Fine Brothers have put together a video of Kids Reacting To a Sony Walkman for the first time and the results are hilarious .. and deeply depressing. As you can see in the video above, at first many of the kids have no idea what the cassette player is in the first place. Watching them figure out how to use the device by inserting cassette tapes is strangely interesting and wholly upsetting all at the same time. It wasn’t that long ago that Sony Walkman cassette players were the latest in cutting edge portable music technology. Now that thin, sleek and lightweight mobile phones are capable of porting around thousands and thousands of songs, its really remarkable to see how “ancient” portable cassette technology has become. Don’t believe me? Watch these kids show you how outdated cassette player technology truly is. I both love and loathe this video. What do you think?

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Read The First Chapter Of George R. R. Martin’s ‘The Winds Of Winter’, The Next Book In The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book Series

The end is close to nigh

The 4th season of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO in just about 2 weeks but the action that will take place this season comes from the second half of book 3 of the GoT book series by George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire. Martin has yet to finish the GoT book series but he is ready for us to read the first chapter of book 6 in the series, titled The Winds of Winter. Martin has released a mobile phone app called The World of Ice and Fire that features, among other things, the first chapter of The Winds of Winter. Click below to have a look. More »

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NASA Releases A Batch Of Real Life ‘Gravity’ Photos

Real-Life Images from Space

Now that the awards season is officially over and the hype about the film Gravity can finally start to die down, NASA wants to remind us that there exists a real-life version of Gravity for us to obsess over. NASA created a photoset on their official Flickr profile that showcases a bunch of photos taken in space that mirror the scenes that we all fell in love with in the fictional film Gravity. Click thru the gallery presented here to see some of the photos then head over to NASA‘s Flickr page HERE to see the full set of photos.

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The Beyoncé Soundboardt Is Only The Best Thing Ever

Nah Naaahhh

An industrious Beyoncé fan came up with the genius idea of creating an interactive online soundboard that samples key lyrics and sounds from Bey‘s new self-titled album and has made that soundboard available to the masses. The Beyoncé Soundboardt started making the social media rounds yesterday, much to everyone’s ecstatic glee. Click below to have a look at this stunning achievement in human technology and find out how you can waste away the hours of the day by clicking around the Soundboardt to make Beyoncé sing Good Good, Bow Down Bitches, Surfboardt and more over and over and over to heart’s content! More »

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