Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Kenny and Warren G take to the stage, robots begin their takeover in Japan and more in this week's look at the web

1. A Bionic Eye Restores a Man’s Vision Minnesota native Allen Zderad has regained his vision almost 20 years—after he was diagnosed with an untreatable degenerative eye disease—10 years of which he spent nearly blind. The 68-year-old underwent a clinical trial of “Second Sight,” a new technology that bypasses the damaged retina by sending light waves directly to the optic nerve. Though the resulting vision …

Kenny and Warren G. Perform “Regulate”

Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to bring together Kenny G. and Warren G. for a once in a lifetime live musical performance. On his latest #MashUpMonday segment, Kimmel called on the two industry legends to cover Warren’s momentous ‘90s hit “Regulate.” Though the duo couldn’t be of more different musical backgrounds, their melodious mastery blended in a way that seemed to be destined. Watch the …

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The music we tweeted this week and the second installment of our #PrivateJam series

Parquet Courts: You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now The four-piece band from New York has a raw punk sound that could easily have been found on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack; the recorder line on Parquet Courts’ newest single, “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now,” is a resonating blast from the past. Parquet Courts has a knack for obtuse yet intriguing lyrics, and the mystery is …