Rolling Stone once described Neil Young in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" issue as a "restless experimenter... who transform[s] the most obvious music into something revelatory." Admittedly, I don't know much of Neil Young's musical catalog, and there's something about that high-pitched ... More >>
Otis Carroll of Ireland, Carroll & Kelley is an attorney in Tyler, Texas, where the vaunted rocket-docket patent litigation district court sits (a/k/a as the "Eastern District of Texas," at least one of its "divisions"). Carroll was retained as "local counsel" by Cisco in a piece of patent litigatio ... More >>
If you haven't had an opportunity to check out the Tumblr "This Charming Charlie" -- seriously, it should have been "You're a Charming Man, Charlie Brown! -- then do yourself a favor and head on over there to waste a couple of hours. The site posts classic Peanuts comic strips, but with all the wor ... More >>
Back in August, we reported on the anticipated opening of a new taco joint in Houston called Texas Taco Co. The Friendswood location was the third store set to open in Texas -- the other two are in Baytown and Magnolia -- and though it sounded like a delicious addition to the Houston-area restaurant ... More >>
Thursday morning I logged onto YouTube and found that my account had been frozen for copyright infringement. It's happened before, but this time I was instructed to watch a five-minute cartoon from the folks behind Happy Tree Friends about being a dirty, content-stealing pirate as well as take a qui ... More >>
It's going to be at least another several months before Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel can capitalize financially off of his nickname "Johnny Football," and if he and his family have their way it will be much longer before anybody else can. As reported back in Novemb ... More >>
Imagine, if you will, an hour-long drinking game, fueled by 60 shots of beer and 60 different one-minute songs all performed live. Can't quite picture it? You have a terrible imagination; here's a video to help you out: That looks like fun, right? Who doesn't like fun? Jerks on the Internet appar ... More >>
On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
As America is busy keeping an eye on the 2012 Presidential Election -- an election that's shaping up to be one of the closest battles for the presidency in U.S. history -- we're occupied contemplating what the people of the different parties will be munching on during Election Night (today, for thos ... More >>
The Good Dog Hot Dogs truck has almost disappeared from the Internet overnight, even though they are very much still in business. On September 19th, both their Facebook page and web site were taken down. The same day, the popular food truck posted to Twitter: "Our apologies, we're currently working ... More >>
We've all failed as music journalists. Swizz Beatz is the CEO of Megaupload.com and no one seemed to notice? No one, except Wikipedia (yes, that bastion of factual information on the web), which lists Swizzy's government handle, Kaseem Dean, as the head honcho of Megaupload. Megaupload's "About Us" ... More >>
A joint study between marketing professors from Rice University and Duke University has revealed that music industry efforts to reduce piracy through placing copy restrictions -- referred to as Digital Rights Management or DRM -- may actually serve to increase the very theft they wish to prevent. S ... More >>
The Daily BeastGoogle stunned the tech world last week when it tied the knot with Motorola for $12.5 billion. But it's the music business that should be raising its brows at the union. Like any typical suitor, Google weighed Motorola's considerably large assets in its decision to get in bed ... More >>
Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?
Dallas Wiens has enough troublesYou know what's worse than getting your entire face seared off by an exposed power line? Well...not much, actually. But having a British tabloid forge your name on a contract in order to publish pictures of said face without your consent is pretty dang bad. An ... More >>
Bryan McCarthy: Channel surfing can get you arrestedFederal agents today arrested Bryan McCarthy, 32, for running a Web site that illegally livestreamed NFL games, pay-per-view fights and other sporting events. The operator of channelsurfing.net was arrested at his Deer Park home without inc ... More >>
Allyson Townsend, better known to her fans as Ally ASL, made headlines earlier this month when YouTube shut down her account after Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group complained that her videos, which featured Ally translating pop songs by Kesha, Owl City and others into American Sig ... More >>
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After years of stewing in a mix of controversy and mystery, The ManKind Project is finally going to give the world an official glimpse into its secret world of male rites, rituals and so-called "training" programs.At least according to an MKP memo obtained by Warren Throckmorton, Associate Profes ... More >>
That couple in the back row — they're making out big time, but not in the way you think
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The city sends a special something to Africa
Starbucks tries to step on the start-up of Starbock beer
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Ministry Magic, Rice Wars, Cross to Bear
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The family of a Texas guitar legend fights to protect his legacy
Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.
A lot of people have wanted Dr. Eric Scheffey banned from operating rooms. Noe Santana swears he'll succeed where others have failed.
Justice Records is looking for treasure in a CD gap