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Tour de Brute Force

The Raid: Redemption

America is no stranger to epic blockbuster action movies — hell, we invented the genre. But one viewing of the Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption ($20) left us questioning Hollywood’s chops as the king of adrenaline. Its premise is beautifully streamlined: an elite squad of 20 SWAT members is sent in to take down Jakarta’s…

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A sound engineering shift in the digital age

Mastered for iTunes

Like Harold Camping on the subject of Judgement Day, audiophiles are notorious for predicting the death of high quality audio at the hands of the digital music revolution. We certainly think today’s emphasis on MP3s has put a dent in the quest for high fidelity, but initiatives like Apple’s Mastered for iTunes series do give…

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The Future Forecast Is Decidedly Cloudy

iCloud

The speculation started long before today, but now the folks in Cupertino have officially released iCloud, a new service designed to help consumers effortlessly store and access digital assets in Apple’s freshly-minted data centers. iCloud is free to all, and will launch in full with iOS 5 this fall — presumably to coincide with a…

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Quick Mix: The Flaming Lips, Hey Champ, Moving Units, Annie, and Fischerspooner.

After taking it back to the classics with last week’s mix, it’s time to return hard with artists pushing limits and setting high bars in their respective scenes. Some have been doing it for years, while others are relatively new on the radar, but regardless of tenure each of the tracks below is sure to…

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HBO Series on iTunes

It’s been rumored for some time, but HBO shows are finally available on iTunes… today. Yes, that means The Sopranos (it’s over guys… deal with it), Flight of the Conchords, Rome, The Wire, Deadwood, and Sex and the City which girlfriends and wives are sure to be pleased with. We imagine you’re wishing you purchased…