In 1977, when the Zuckman family started stocking the Apple II computer, it was just another one of their products.The three Zuckman brothers -- Arnie, Rick and Harvey -- had taken over their parents' electronics business, and sold all kinds of devices -- radios, television, stereos -- out of their ... More >>
Just off the wheels of Marathon IV: Road Rogue, a week-long song performed during a trek from New York to Los Angeles, performer extraordinaire Mark Mallman has unveiled his latest CD, Double Silhouette. Renowned for his high-energy dramatic performances and marathon song cycles, Mallman has won a h ... More >>
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Jeff Ross insists that he only roasts the ones he loves. If that's true, then he loves a lot of people. The Roastmaster General, as he's become known as in the comedy world, has burned everyone from celebrities to cartoon characters, and now he's taking on America.This Saturday, the insul ... More >>
Americans cannot get enough technology, from wall-sized televisions that play movies to handheld gadgets that play very small movies. But even the technology field can't avoid getting caught up and tossed around in the tide of the recession.Minnesota lost 2,900 technology jobs in 2010, with the m ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Drums October 5, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis The New Wave/Post-punk revival had been fun up until Wednesday night at the 7th Street Entry. A lot of great songs, some fun lead singers, some great guitarists, a slew of memorable songs. But Wednesday may have gi ... More >>
The Internet is abuzz with the news that Spotify is coming to the United States. But what does that mean for us, exactly? Their website lists an excited an announcement that the music service is coming to the U.S. (no date in mind), along with a few choice quotes from Mark Zuckerberg and Dem ... More >>
Al wants to know what Apple knows.Al Franken pounced on Apple yesterday in a Senate hearing on privacy and mobile devices. Franken had summoned Apple executives as well as representatives from Google and others to discuss the companies' privacy policies. Specifically, Franken wanted to tal ... More >>
Matt DrudgeHere we are, two years into Al Franken's first term as a U.S. senator, and Matt Drudge is still making jokes about Franken's former career as a comedian. Or maybe the famously conservative news aggregator is irked that Franken, an unapologetic liberal, is dogging tech companies that h ... More >>
Al Franken wants a word or two with Steve JobsSen. Al Franken appears to have taken a bite out of Apple. Stung by bad PR, angry customers and the promise of Senate hearings chaired by Franken, the computer maker says it has released an update to iPhones to cut back on the amount of time the ... More >>
Jobs says his iPhones aren't tracking anyone.It sounds like Apple CEO Steve Jobs has agreed to testify before Sen. Al Franken's subcommittee on privacy and technology, following an uproar over stories that iPhones and iPads were tracking the location of their users and storing the data, appar ... More >>
Al Franken wants Apple, Google at privacy hearings.Sen. Al Franken is wading ever deeper into the controversy over whether smartphones are secretly tracking their user's locations. As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, he's calling on Apple and Google representati ... More >>
Steve Jobs, the object of Al Franken's ire.We took note yesterday that Sen. Al Franken has fired off a nastygram to Apple boss Steve Jobs over published reports that iPhones and iPads were tracking and storing the movements of their users for some purpose yet to be revealed. Now we're wonder ... More >>
Al Franken targets Steve Jobs.Did you know that every time you use your iPhone or iPad, Apple is collecting your exact latitude and longitude, and storing the data in an unencrypted format, without asking you first? It's news to Sen. Al Franken, and he's just fired off a scathing letter to Appl ... More >>
Dr. Remafedi is still chasing his own research down the "anti-gay" rabbithole.Nearly a year ago, Dr. Gary Remafedi learned his research for the Youth and AIDS Project was being used in a campaign urging schools to eliminate gay-straight alliances and other forms of support for questioning teens. ... More >>
Screenshots from the Exodus International iPhone app, which came down today.Word just arrived that Apple has removed an iPhone app that critics call anti-gay. Exodus International, a Christian nonprofit, created the app, which directs users to websites offering information on "recovering" from ho ... More >>
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Nearly one year ago I was, along with hundreds of others, sitting on the internet while Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to a sniggering and goose-pimpled public. Chatting with my boss, I explained how underwhelming this giant iPod was to me, a sentiment so painfully shortsighted it's awkward to talk ... More >>
Think 2010 was full of ridiculous, over-the-top moments in pop music? Just wait until you see what 2011 has in store. As part of our year-in-review blitz, we took a look in our crystal ball to make some projections for the year ahead...
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
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