Star Apps: Karmin

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Star Apps: Karmin

Star Apps: Karmin

Posted: 28 Apr 2014 06:16 PM PDT

A little bit of rap, a little bit of R&B, and a lot of rock 'n' roll attitude. These are the genres that platinum-selling duo Karmin is made of. Currently promoting their debut full-length, "Pulses," on tour, Karmin's Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan talked with me about their video (featuring George Takei) going viral, the ups and downs of fame, how they balance work with a relationship, and their favorite apps.

Karmin is currently elevating heartbeats on the #PulsesTour.

(Credit: Epic Publicity)

You had George Takei narrate your new video. How did that happen? Nick: We don't really know. He said yes, so we're not gonna mess with it.

Amy: Nick is a Trekkie, first of all. We follow George's Facebook page, which is genius. We have some friends in common, so we thought, "Let's try to reach out, even though it's a long shot." But he came back and said, "I'd love to do it."

If that isn't techie enough, the video also uses the cymascope. Can you explain what that does? Amy: We were on YouTube watching random videos. We're big science nerds and believe in aliens, and we thought, "What is this phenomenon, where you vibrate sound, like pitches of music, through water or sand, and it creates these super complex shapes, almost like... [Read more]

Major security flaw in Internet Explorer opens PCs to hijacking

Posted: 28 Apr 2014 01:01 PM PDT

This weekend Microsoft issued a security advisory for Internet Explorer, warning that hackers can exploit a vulnerability that lets them run commands on remote computers. In other words, hackers exploiting this flaw can hijack your system. Security firm FireEye, which discovered the flaw, says that hackers are targeting US financial and government organizations.

This vulnerability is in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. If you're using one of those versions of Internet Explorer -- especially versions 9, 10, and 11, which are currently under attack -- switch to Firefox, Chrome, or Opera until Microsoft fixes the flaw. Even the Department of Homeland Security recommends avoiding Internet Explorer for now. If you absolutely must use Internet Explorer, ... [Read more]


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