First Click: The GrammyCam, a return to Broad City, and more in the week ahead

February 15th, 2016

Can you feel it? That thick, highly-produced, corporate haze in the air can only mean one thing: the 58th Grammy Awards are coming. Tonight, starting at 8PM ET / 5PM PT, you can watch host LL Cool J compulsively lick his lips as he introduces live performances from artists such as Taylor Swift (seven award nominations), Kendrick Lamar (11 nominations), and The Weeknd (seven nominations). Weirdly, each Grammy awarded on stage will be equipped with an embedded #GoPro camera — aka, the “GrammyCam” — guaranteed to capture some awkward angles of music’s most glamorous millionaires. The second-screen feed starts streaming live from the red carpet at 3PM ET / Noon PT.

Wednesday is the kickoff to Recode’s Code/Media conference. This year’s media and technology mixer features speakers like the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze, and senior executives and editors from the likes of Hulu, FanDuel, Major League Baseball, Vevo, ESPN, Sony Pictures, and Cosmopolitan. The unscripted interviews conducted by Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher, and Peter Kafka are always entertaining and often newsworthy.

On the entertainment beat, Wednesday also sees the season three return of BFF’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer in Comedy Central’s Broad City. Then Friday’s the premier of Robert Eggers’ debut feature The Witch. The horror film was one of our favorite’s from last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and features Anya Taylor-Joy as a young girl accused of witchcraft.

Friday, is also the last day to register your drone (any unit weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds) with the FAA. Flying an unregistered drone after that date could get you a civil fine up $27,500, or a criminal fine up to $250,000 and three years in pokey.

Mobile World Congress officially begins next week but we’re already seeing the first news trickle out ahead of our favorite smartphone show. All eyes will be on Samsung’s Unpacked event on Sunday where we expect to hear a lot more about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge amongst many other surprises.

But that’s just some of what’s to come. First let’s get caught up on the Kanye weekend that was.


  1. Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo is available to stream exclusively on Tidal

    Are you ready for Yeezy season? After years of false starts, buzz singles, and title changes, Kanye West's new album The Life of Pablo is available now. West announced the album's availability...

  2. Samsung starts Android Marshmallow update with Galaxy S6 today

    Samsung is pushing the latest version of Google's Android operating system to its mobile devices from February 15th. The company said today that Android Marshmallow will be available first on this...

  3. Deadpool crushes rated R record with $135 million opening weekend

    Deadpool isn't your typical superhero movie. The red spandex-clad hero played by Ryan Reynolds isn't just irreverant and self-aware — he's downright raunchy. That solidly earned the film an R...

  4. Tidal hits number 1 after Kanye West begs everyone to sign up

    The muddled release of Kanye West's new album The Life of Pablo took a late twist over the weekend as a planned release on West's website failed to materialize, prompting the rapper to hold off for...

  5. Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys

    In the 1960s, Mattel's ThingMaker let children create their own toys by pouring liquid plastic into metal molds. Now, Mattel has updated the idea for a new century using 3D printing. The reinvented...

  6. Lemmings came out 25 years ago today

    Remember Lemmings? Odds are against it. Like the suicidal animals on which the classic video game drew inspiration, the Lemmings brand has in recent years gone off a cliff — the cliff of public...

  7. How scientists will keep searching for gravitational waves

    Now that the first gravitational wave signals have been detected, scientists are eager to find more. Gravitational waves offer a new way of learning about distant objects like black holes and...

  8. Watch the first trailer for Game of Thrones' sixth season

    Like winter, more Game of Thrones is coming. HBO today put out the first trailer for the sixth season of the low-fantasy show, an 80-second clip set in the spooky Hall of Faces first seen in the...

  9. Watch how the Porsche 911 has changed (and stayed the same) for 50 years

    The iconic Porsche 911 is a legitimate oddity for an auto industry that's always obsessed with the new, because in its half century of existence, it really hasn't changed all that much. Of course,...

  10. Watch a great explanation of how Formula E’s all-electric race cars work

    There's a wealth of information to be found about the cars of Formula E, if you're looking for it. The FIA's website for the series has done a decent job of making the series accessible, and the...

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