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Geek Chic: Sony Hosts A Jailbreak

This week, Sony made a statement regarding the “jailbreaking” of the code of the Playstation 3. While this is superficially only of interest to the gaming community, the entire court case speaks to an emergen...
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Aural Pleasure: MGMT’s Grammy Nods

Alex Khadiwala deserves credit for first turning me on to MGMT. These days, Khadiwala is one of Beta's Noise Friday resident DJs. At the time, though, he played “Poptronica” on Beta's patio for the Beatport “Pool Parties”. One of his very first Poptronica mix CDs featured the MGMT track “Electric Feel”. I won't pretend that I was immediately blown away, but the tune definitely grew on me over time. Apparently, I wasn't alone.