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The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Loop

“This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.”

IKEA's Uppleva

"IKEA introduces UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room, solving the problem of cable clutter and miss-match between TV and furniture."

I am intrigued about the direction IKEA is taking media centers. Uppleva obviously solves many of the pitfalls found in the 'tv room,' but only if you fit into the narrow demographic. This makes sense if one doesn't already have a media setup or is willing to dispose of the current setup, one likes IKEA and their style of furniture, one doesn't mind not having a choice in brand or technology, and one who doesn't mind disassembling their living room if anything needs to be serviced. Im not sure I trust IKEA with electronics. Who do I call if I need tech support? Who do I call if the TV breaks? Does IKEA send a service-person? I feel a little uneasy about the whole thing. But besides my qualms, I think its a great idea if you want modern furniture and technology with an expensive (looking) fit and finish.

Caine's Arcade

A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.

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Credits: Directed by Nirvan http://twitter.com/nirvan