Monday, April 30, 2012
'Let's go, Most Dope versus Taylor Gang. It's on,' Mac Miller said on 'RapFix Live,' hyping up the backstage competition between him and Wiz.
By Rob Markman, with reporting by Sway Calloway
When Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller hit the road together this summer, the good times will roll no doubt. But who will have more fun: the fans or the headliners? During their nine-city Under the Influence of Music run, the Pittsburgh boys are planning plenty of backstage fun. "Your little crew better get your little selves together, 'cause T.G.O.D. is coming," Wiz told Mac, playfully threatening his labelmate when they both appeared on "RapFix Live" on April 25.
"Let's go, Most Dope versus Taylor Gang. It's on," Mac responded all smiles, pumping up his rap crew.
Wiz and company get plenty competitive on the road. Fans got a taste of the fun in Khalifa's second "Taylor Gang" video, which he released in September. The Bill Paladino-directed clip is composed of concert footage from Wiz's 2011 Rolling Papers Tour. In addition to onstage shots, there are plenty of clips of team T.G.O.D. playing pranks and shooting Super Soaker water guns. "We play basketball, water fights, we ride bikes," Wiz said of the Taylors' backstage antics. "We're gonna climb mountains on bikes."
Last year, Wiz and Mac went out on the Green Carpet Tour, but their respective careers have grown exponentially since then and anticipation for their latest run is building. Mac is particularly excited. "We should do team building. Can we do safety falls?" he asked Wiz with a child-like glee.
"Absolutely not," Wiz barked, keeping up the faux-feud they cooked up for the "RapFix" episode. "We're gonna play board games, we're gonna have mind fights to see whose mind is stronger."
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Sometimes life imitates art, or something like that.
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey channeled his inner Dr. McDreamy this week when he helped rescue a teenager who careened off the road and overturned his car completely near the actor's property in Malibu, Calif.
The car had rolled repeatedly and was totaled.
Dempsey reportedly ran toward the car with crowbar in hand so he could pry the driver out of the wrecked Mustang, and was successful.
A neighbor called 911 and the police came, with paramedics treating the crash victim for a concussion, and stunningly nothing worse.
Patrick, of course, never mentioned any of this. No word who the kid who crashed is, but Shawn Ryan, the creator of The Shield, tweeted:
"True Story: Grey's Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey pulled my friend's son out of an overturned car after bad accident on Tuesday. #GoodDude"
Thank about an #understatement.
If you've been defiantly clinging onto Firefox 3.6 by your fingertips, bad news. Mozilla is officially putting it to sleep -- whether you like it or not -- by auto-updating users to version 12. You've still got a few days to bid your emotional farewells, with the switchover being pegged as early May. But, the browser's creators stop short of setting a date for you to get the flowers delivered by. Official support for the 2010 release finished this week, and the final bout of security fixes was back in January. At the other end of the spectrum, Firefox 13 wobbled up onto its beta legs yesterday, bringing a new homepage, Google's new SPDY protocol and tab extra features with it. If you're making the leap, don't panic if you find some old friends missing.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Sunday, April 29, 2012
E Ink Holdings made a loss of over $25 million last quarter, despite supplying its backlight-free panels to popular e-readers like the Kindle and the Nook. Why the poor showing after ten quarters of solid money-making? The company's accountants blame "off-season effects" and "inventory adjustments" by customers, which may simply be corporatese for "the screens aren't selling so well." Overall revenue tumbled 63 percent compared to the same period in 2011 and the outlook remains "conservative" -- although it's hard to believe that everyone suddenly wants to stay indoors and stare at pixels.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Saturday, April 28, 2012
We've seen some pretty clear indications that the Kindle Fire was rapidly gaining market share among Android tablets, and ComScore is now out with a new report that indicates it recently crossed a big milestone. According to the research firm, the Fire's market share in the US fully doubled from December to February, with it standing at 54.4 percent as of the end of the month. Counted together, the Galaxy Tab family sits in second at 15.4 percent, while the Motorola Xoom and Asus Transformer come in at 7 and 6.3 percent, respectively. Of course, the Kindle Fire isn't quite your ordinary Android tablet, so this is likely better news for Amazon than Google. In addition to that, ComScore also looked at the browsing habits of tablet users, and unsurprisingly found that larger screens tended to lead to more content consumption, with 10-inch tablets boasting a 39 percent higher consumption rate than 7-inch devices. You can find all the numbers at the source link below.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
On the list of nerd pastimes, miniaturization ranks pretty high. So, we're not exactly surprised to see a tiny N64 controller, but we're kind of amazed that this rather extreme hack managed to avoid detection since January. The itty bitty controller isn't a mod, but an original construction built around a PIC microcontroller. You might notice that the yellow C buttons are absent, instead Kirren (the creator) went with a tiny four way switch, which you'll see above the blue and green A and B buttons. The design skips the L key, but you'll find R and Z on the rear face. For a short clip of it in action head on after the break and, if you want to build one yourself, hit up the source.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Friday, April 27, 2012
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now will have divided loyalties come this football season. His younger brother Chandler was drafted by the New England Patriots. Jones' older brother Arthur plays for the Baltimore Ravens.
As Les Carpenter pointed out in this must-read piece, the Jones family is one of the most athletic in America. All three sons are now professional athletes. In an interview with Cagewriter, Jon once said that Chandler is the best of them all.
Jon's loyalty will be tested in September, when the Patriots will head to Baltimore to face the Ravens. Jon has to hope he is not scheduled to fight at UFC 152 in Toronto, which is happening the night before his brothers play each other.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
You know what they say about apologies: they aren't sincere unless you make six figures off publishing them in a supermarket tabloid.
Teresa Giudice has taken this saying to heart and penned an open letter to her Real Housewives of New Jersey castmates. It's included in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly and, in addressing Jacqueline, Melissa, Kathy and Caroline, it reads:
"I wish I could take it all back and start over."
On last Sunday's season four premiere - which drew record ratings for Bravo - Giudice dissed and also dismissed Gorga, her sister-in-law, saying she'd leave husband Joe in a heartbeat for a richer man.
Melissa lashed out in response, saying she was hurt by Teresa's comments and they simply aren't valid.
"Dear Jacqueline, I wish we could have resolved things sooner because I’m sincerely sorry for upsetting you - and I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your apology on Twitter. I feel like things have gotten out of hand, which is sad. I miss our friendship. I miss being like Lucy and Ethel with you. And so I hope we can work through these problems one day, when you are ready. Teresa xoxo"
Should the ladies accept Teresa's apology? They just need to pick up the In Touch and decide whether or not they buy it. That's how friendship typically works, right?