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What 'Bohemian Rhapsody' gets wrong about Queen

Queen on tour — and not on the edge of splitting up — in 1984, the year before Live Aid.Image: Express Newspapers/Getty Images By Chris Taylor2018-11-05 22:39:12 UTC Bohemian Rhapsody now rules the roost as the top movie in America, as every true Queen fan could have told you it would. (Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen it.) And while that’s great for the band’s legacy — proof once

Make playlists when you travel for nostalgia-filled mixes of your trip

Image: Getty Images/Westend61 By Morgan Sung2018-08-13 23:59:14 UTC This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Making playlists is a lot like journaling. I used to journal religiously — every night for almost ten years, I’d pick up a pen and fill dozens of notebooks with a recap of my day. I burned through almost 20 notebooks

K-pop group BTS just smashed another world-first

BTS, breaking records again.Image: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic By Johnny Lieu2018-05-28 04:40:11 UTC Aside from being very good at the music thing, Korean pop kings BTS are smashing records. The group’s album Love Yourself: Tear will debut at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart for the week of Jun. 2, becoming the first K-pop group to do so. “It’s the first No. 1 for the seven-member group, and the first

Man builds a singing Furby organ, and the results are horrifying

By Brian Koerber2018-02-12 18:00:17 -0500 [embedded content] Remember Furbys, the must-have creepy, robotic toy of the 1998 holiday season? Well, they never went away, they were just resting, and now they’re ready for their revival. YouTuber Sam Battle of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER finally found a use for all of those abandoned Furbys by building his very own Furby organ. Yes, he turned 44 Furbys into a musical instrument. After

These speakers stack like legos and communicate 'like a hive'

Image: sound dimension  By Mark Kaufman2018-01-08 23:50:38 UTC Smart speakers are invading our homes — but they don’t all necessarily produce quality sound.  The Swedish audio company Sound Dimension is interested in producing quality audio, although you can’t (yet) ask their speakers what the weather might be like tomorrow, as you can a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo. These speakers, called Soundots, can be reconfigured into different arrangements like

Cyborg strums 'Star Wars' theme song with bionic hand

Jason Barnes has used robotic prosthetics before, but this is the first time he has been able to move each finger independently and even play the piano again.  Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology developed the unique robotic arm using ultrasound sensors that allow amputees to control each prosthetic finger using muscles in their residual limbs. Go to Source Author:Nikolay Nikolov Powered by WPeMatico

Spotify subscribers grow to 60 million as rumors about going public heat up

The dominance of Spotify in the streaming music space continues to grow, as the company revealed new subscriber numbers on Monday: 60 million.  That figure is up 10 million from March, the last time Spotify released subscriber numbers.  SEE ALSO: Kanye is reportedly cutting ties with Tidal once and for all That massive jump in just a few months couldn’t have come at a better time for Spotify, as rumors

Which one of you purchased the $109 Arcade Fire fidget spinner?

Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images By Chloe Bryan2017-07-31 22:30:58 UTC Arcade Fire, the band everyone was mad at last week for an obnoxious (and quickly abandoned) concert dress code, released a $109 fidget spinner Monday in conjunction with its new album, Everything Now. What’s more, the USB spinner, which comes with a download of the album, sold out in what seemed like moments. This begs the following question: Who did this?

We now know what Janet Jackson's mystery countdown clock was all about

Janet Jackson performs last March in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Image: Francois Nel/Getty Images By Josh Dickey2017-05-02 01:36:53 UTC Janet’s back, and there’s nothing nasty about it. Janet Jackson’s official website carried a curious count-down clock that had fans wondering what news its expiration would bring Monday morning — especially since her long-awaited “Unbreakable” tour was postponed last year.  But by afternoon, the clock had disappeared — then re-set to four-plus

Here's a bunch of politicians 'dancing' to Daft Punk, and you're welcome

Help.Image: josh jerga/twitter By Johnny Lieu2017-02-20 09:44:46 UTC When Daft Punk shook up the music world with their brand of French house music in the ’90s, they were a revelation.  Two decades on, they’re one of the most popular electronic dance music acts on the globe. That means their music is prone to being danced to by people who shouldn’t dance. In public at least. Like a group of politicians