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 »
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.
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 »
Posted under: Nintendo Game Boy
Prepare to feel OLD
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?
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.
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 »
From Food Stamps to Billionaires
Yesterday we learned the stunning news that Facebook made a deal to purchase the mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion dollars. According to a report by Forbes magazine, the deal is actually bigger … at $19 billion dollars. I mean, that is insane. But as insanely huge as $19 billion dollars sounds, the real focus of this Forbes feature is on the WhatsApp creators … who are truly living a rags to riches story. Jan Koum, who along with Brian Acton, is one of WhatsApp‘s creators and not too long ago, he lived on food stamps. When he signed this deal with Facebook, he did so by signing the paperwork on the welfare building where he used to get federal assistance to live. Wow. Read on to learn more about this amazing, amazing story. More »
Facebook's Bigge$t Acquisition Yet
Facebook made headlines when they purchased the Instagram app a couple of years ago for $1 billion dollars. Today they are making even bigger headlines with the news that they are purchasing the mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion dollars. It’s been pretty obvious that Facebook has been moving their business focus to the mobile world and they have been eager to conquer mobile messaging. With this $16 billion dollar deal for WhatsApp, they are making a very bold move in that direction. Wow. More »
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Back To The Future, For Reals
Back in 2011, Nike released a limited run of Nike Air Mag shoes designed to look exactly like the Nike shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II when he traveled to the future years of 2015. The only thing that made the 2011 shoes shy of perfection was the fact that they didn’t self-lace like they did in the movie. Today we learn from Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield that plans are in the works to introduce real, working self-lacing shoes by 2015 — the same year that Marty McFly traveled to the future. Um, awesome!! More »