Our computers are faster than ever, our phones are sophisticated and broadband speeds are dizzying. So why are we becoming more frustrated by our gadgets?
The Industrial music genre beloved of angsty teenagers and "edgy" American filmmakers has its roots in the experiments of the British agent provocateurs Throbbing Gristle in the mid-to-late 1970s.
It's The X Factor season again. October comes, the Santa chocolates appear in the shops, and The X Factor moves from auditions to live shows.
Last Christmas, nearly two decades after they started out in California, Rage Against the Machine found themselves at No. 1 in the charts as a result of a Facebook campaign to keep Simon Cowell's X-Factor contestants away from the top slot.
Campaigners aiming to save threatened BBC station 6 Music are hoping to take their protest to the charts.
BBC presenters expressed their dismay this morning as they learned their station may be lined up for the axe.
Simon and Garfunkel classic Mrs Robinson is enjoying a popularity revival due to an internet campaign to push the song to number one - "in honour of Northern Ireland's disgraced First Lady".
What with this being the final Pandora of the decade, readers can rest assured we've well and truly pushed the boat out.
Maverick director Terry Gilliam's ongoing battle to get his big screen version of Don Quixote off the ground has proved one of the movie industry's more fraught sagas in recent years.
Rage Against The Machine would not do what the BBC told them to today - by swearing during a live performance of their song Killing In The Name on Radio 5 live.
SSSC is a duo project comprising two tireless political activists: guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and rapper Boots Riley of Oakland hip-hop crew The Coup.
Charming, mercurial and neurotic about the way he's perceived, The Killers' Brandon Flowers wants everything just so. He tells James McMahon about his obsessions