| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:26 PM
You know the old saying, "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day." Not in Hollywood. The city's $86,000 electronic clocks on the water tower at I-95 and Sheridan Street are completely kaput again, the latest in a never-ending......
| May 8, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Music and technology reporter Alex Pham interviews Robb McDaniels, CEO of INgrooves, before his keynote address to the 54th National Association of Recording Merchandisers, or NARM, conference this week....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:37 AM
When speaking to the tech-savvy attendees of South by Southwest Interactive, it doesn't hurt to lead with a Web reference -- even if you're the former vice president.
"Our democracy has been hacked," said Al Gore. "It no longer works, in the main, to...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 2:42 PM
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Streaming services have replaced downloads as the trendy new way to access recorded music, and, as usual, huge questions center on who in the recording industry will get paid and how much, if anything.
The record labels, especially the...
| Apr 3, 2012
Robert R. Beezer, a federal judge on the nation's busiest court for the last 28 years and author of landmark decisions on judicial authority, digital media sharing and capital punishment, has died of lung cancer. He was 83.
Beezer's death Friday at a...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Facebook is into file-sharing, don't ask me how -- i just figured out what "poking" is all about. And don't worry, I won't poke ya!
Anyway, this is Facebook's response to what it describes as the most requested feature for groups. You can upload files of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Books and music go way back — at least as far back as the epic poets, whose tales of heroic deeds were sung to gathered Greeks long before they were stuffed between two covers for high school students. When singer-songwriter Joe Pernice signed his...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Rebecca Gates found herself holding a bass guitar, an instrument that she can play in a pinch, at a 2006 recording session in New York with Willie Nelson.
“I was pretty intimidated,” she says with a laugh. “I know Ryan Adams, who was...
| Apr 19, 2012
I see it in my Facebook feed and Twitter stream more often than I probably should. So-and-so is listening to Baby Got Back by Six Mix-a-Lot on Spotify.
We understand you like big butts and cannot lie, but do you really want to announce that to the world?...
| Feb 7, 2013
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For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie—that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys”—“Side Effects” is just what the doctor...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:30 AM
What would you rather do, talk to your friends on Twitter, or do homework? Trick question. Those are now the same thing, thanks to Newberry College in South Carolina, which is offering Social Media as a major for incoming students. And, with the blazing...