David Gerlach’s “Blank on Blank” series, produced by PBS Digital Studios, has revived a never-before-heard interview of Beastie Boys, Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) from 1985, when the group was finding the hip-hop voice that later earned them three Grammy Awards and multiple platinum albums.
In the animated clip, the group talks to ABC News Radio’s Rocci Fisch, telling him about their tour with Madonna, how they’re not just “rappers for the suburbs” and the origin of their name “from the good old days.”
A California teenager has invented a device that fully charges a cell phone in 20 seconds flat, and leading technology firms, including Google, are turning interested eyes her way.
Esha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, CA., showcased her invention at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix this past week. She took home $50,000 for the super-fast charging device — which could make charges that take hours just a dim memory in the tech world, the Daily Mail reported.
Another plus of her device: It holds the charge longer than current devices.
Google has already contacted her to discuss specifics of cell phone battery changes, the paper said.
These two young dancers have some sweet talent, and they’re seriously young. Just 9 and 6 years old, sisters from Wolverhampton, England.
Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle announced it’s bringing back Mark Gantt and Jesse Warren’s The Bannen Way for a second installment. About time!
The Bannen Way is the story of Neal Bannen (Gantt), a former crook trying to go straight. Along his journey, Neal gets caught up in underworld intrigue, complete with mobsters, female assasins (Hello, The O.C.’s Autumn Reeser!) and one smoking-hot grifter named Madison (General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil).
In 2010, Sony distributed 16 installments of The Bannen Way via Crackle. The entire run of the series was then repackaged as 90-minute feature film and was made available on DVD, VOD and for online streaming.