Everything You Need to Know About Windows 8
Microsoft has released the latest version of its Windows operating system, hoping a radical re-envisioning will breathe new life into their flagship product. Windows 8 is all about bringing Microsoft into the new computer era, tying together the look of their computers, tablets and mobile devices, while at the same time trying to attract Apple customers who have become so enamoured with sleek, modern, efficient user interfaces.
Not sure if you need to upgrade your old Windows computer to this new version? Trying to make a decision between Surface, a Windows-powered tablet, or Apple's new mini iPad? Mashable breaks down Everything You Need to Know About Windows 8.
Video of the Week: The Lytics -- Ring My Alarm
With their long-awaited sophomore album, They Told Me, finally in stores and a release party scheduled for Nov. 9 at The Pyramid, local hip-hop outfit The Lytics also recently dropped a new video shot by Winnipeg weirdo Mike Maryniuk. Ring My Alarm's freewheeling blend of the group's old-school vibe and easygoing choruses will certainly build the group's growing fan base as it hits the road in support of their new album. Advance tickets for the show are $10 (cash only) at Urban Bakery and Kustom Kulture.
MP3 of the Week: DJ Jazzy Jeff -- LRG Life Colors Mixtape
They were both part of Grammy-winning rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince, but actor Will Smith became a mega movie star while his partner in crime, DJ Jazzy Jeff, has built a respectable career as a turntablist and party rocker. Jazzy Jeff isn't just some wannabe celebrity DJ who shows up with a iPod and get paid loads of cash to play everything you hear on the radio. He is a skilled turntablist who still has a love of vinyl and deep appreciation for the skill and craft of being a DJ.
The last time the former DMC champ was in town, he dropped a set of classic hip-hop and dance-floor beats for a packed crowd at Blush on Portage Avenue. He's back in town Nov. 8 to spin at Republic Nightclub. Locals DLO, FIN-S and D-Luxx are also on the bill.
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