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  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    The somewhat promising future of a tiny, app-based guitar called FretPen

    Are you a music lover with a burning desire to carry a tiny guitar wherever you go? Don't fret (Ha! See what we did there?), because Avon-based inventor Mark Roebke has created just the thing: the FretPen! What is the FretPen? It's a pen - just a normal pen - that doubles as a teensy guitar. "But Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    You'll probably never see The Joy Formidable in a venue as small as 3 Kings again

    The latest installment in the nascent Red Bull Sound Select Series probably could have happened at a venue three times the size of 3 Kings. And The Joy Formidable kicked up a glorious racket that was big enough for a stadium rock event. Before getting on stage, the trio seems like such a charming, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Hot Tin Roof may be Colorado's best -- and last -- try at video games

    A game about a rectangular detective with a fedora-sporting cat as a partner may be the freshest idea yet to come out of Colorado's anemic game-development scene. Hot Tin Roof is the latest project by Denver-based developer Glass Bottom Games, which made its first splash with the charming side-scro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Watt? collaborators use Ableton to make electronic music that's more expressive, less rigid

    Using a greater palette of digital and physical controllers, modern electronic musicians are making music that is quite different from the current wave of EDM. Watt? Amplified and Supercharged Music Expression is a collaborative performance between Darren Kramer, Victoria Lundy and Mark Mosher that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Jones on Fire, by a Denver games developer, sets mobile gaming aflame

    Endless runners -- if you've played Temple Run or Jetpack Joyride, you know the routine: Collect coins, jump over stuff, die, rinse and repeat. Jones on Fire, made by Denver-based developer Glass Bottom Games for iOS and Android, is a little different. Its low-fi graphics and little blocky kittens ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 13, 2012
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    October 23, 2012

    10 video games set in Colorado

    Today's release date for Forza Horizon for Xbox, which takes place entirely in Colorado, got us thinking: In over forty years of video-game history, there had to have been a few other games set in the Centennial State. Little did we know, a veritable mountain of electronic entertainment has depicte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Ten Colorado companies strut their stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show​ The Consumer Electronics Show, that yearly technology bacchanal, kicks off today in Las Vegas. It's an orgy of smartphones, tablets, Justin Bieber and ... gospel singers belting out tweets? You better believe it. A host of Colorado companies are there, showing and telling and (ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Roly Poly Eliminator 2 is our browser game of the week

    ​Every once in a while it's satisfying to play a game where the only real objective is to watch things die in horrible and bloody ways. And thats' what you'll be doing in Roly Poly Eliminator 2, a new game from Adult Swim that takes the adorable play style of iOS puzzlers like Cut the Rope and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Batman: Arkham City tops our new release picks this week, October 18, 2011

    ​There's a ton of really interesting stuff coming up this week, and even though book releases are taking the week off in preparation for a bombshell of awesome content next week, we still have some amazing movies, games and comics to check out. Of those, the sequel to the fantastic Batman: Ark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Björk's Biophilia tops out music apps this week

    ​Music apps for smartphones are getting more complex, as evidenced by the release of the full version of Björk's Biophilia, which is beyond impressive. Other new offerings in this week's round-up include an app that turns your music into a planetary expedition, an idiotic but entertaining Jel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Boulder's Backflip Studios is changing the game

    Americans are accustomed to paying for our entertainment by purchasing something, and then enjoying that product later. There are exceptions, of course, like broadcast television, which is free but supported by ads. We don't usually associate this model with games, but Backflip Studios in Boulder is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Songza tops our list of music apps this week

    Music apps are quickly taking over our smartphones, turning music into toys, productivity tools and providing free tunes no matter where we are. This week, we've got a few great ways to find music and stream it, plus one of the best score readers for iPad yet.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Denver Public Library now loaning out Kindle eBooks

    ​As counterintuitive as it might initially seem, if you own a Kindle or a device with the Kindle app (iOS, Android, PC, etc), you can now check out books from the Denver Public Library via its eMedia site. Yes, students, that includes CliffsNotes, if you've managed to seriously drop the ball o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011 finally becomes mobile and VidRhythm lets you make idiotic cat videos

    ​This past two weeks in music apps have been chock full of awesome for music apps. Some of the incredibly ridiculous things you can do with your smartphone this week: VidRhythm gives you the ability to make stupid songs out of videos, we're finally introduced to a app, Play It Dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Bands can create their own apps in App Bar

    ​We've looked at plenty of individual band apps over the last couple of years, but we've only seen one creation tool for bands, FanTrail, that made its debut it early this year. Now there's another player on the plate, Apps Bar, and it will make your music app for Android or iOS for free.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Awareness tops out our music apps this week

    Smartphones have quickly gained traction with all different types of apps, but music apps are hard to dig through to find what's worthwhile. There are tons released each week, which is why we cut through the crap to bring you the best options. This round, we're looking at options for free music, sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Game soundtracks like Bastion and Sword & Sworcery continue to peak on Bandcamp

    ​Long before Lil Wayne allegedly sampled a track from Sword & Sworcery, independent video-game soundtracks have consistently been topping the sales charts on Bandcamp. It's gotten to the point that when a reasonably hyped game releases a soundtrack, it's almost inevitable that it will end up i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Music App Roundup: Bandito, Groove Coaster, My Wedding Music, Voloco, Rdio

    ​As smartphones have opened the door to amazing mobile applications, the sheer amount of them being released makes it difficult to keep up with the best of them. So to help filter though all of it, we take a look at the best and tally them up here. This round, we've got an amazing rhythm game, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Music App Roundup: Play by AOL, Pixies Official, Spotify, VinylLove and Björk: Biophilia

    ​The music app business has been booming enough recently that we decided it was time we start sifting through it all on a regular basis. It's a strange digital world when everyone out there can create a mobile application for whatever purpose they desire, but that also means there are a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    This fall, prepare to begin nibbling on sponge cake as you waste away again in Margaritaville

    ​Remember a few months ago when we told you about the upcoming Grateful Dead online game? Well, that's finally coming to fruition in August, but it looks like it will have a little competition from everyone's favorite party-man Jimmy Buffett. That's right, if there was ever a song we wanted to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    How does Apple's iCloud compare to other cloud services? No streaming option, for starters.

    ​Yesterday, Apple described and semi-launched its newest service, iCloud, an online storage locker that will automatically sync all of your Apple devices together with music, apps and books purchased through the iTunes store. What does that mean, exactly? Well, we break it down and compare its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Björk's new album, Biophilia, slated for simultaneous iPad app release

    ​Björk has a relationship with technology that rivals that of Joe Satriani with his guitar -- the two cannot exist without each other. It has always seemed like Björk has been waiting for technology to catch up with her, and when Apple launched its iPad, she finally had a place to experiment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Boulder based Backflip Studios bringing Army of Darkness to iPhones next week

    ​As far as campy horror trilogies are concerned, there is really nothing better than the Evil Dead series -- but although the series has been re-imagined in game form before, it's never quite achieved the cult-status of the films. Boulder based iOS game developer Backflip Studios is hoping to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Remix Jackson 5 in your pants

    ​Look, we'll be the first to admit iOS is a treasure-trove of useless crap, but every once and while one of those pieces of useless crap steps outside the boundary and does something remarkably cool. Case in point, this Jackson 5 remix app called Musicshake that lets you completely reconfigure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    How to get my job: iPhone developer

    ​Matt Johnson is the owner of Mindful Software, LLC, an iOS developer that just released the app Group Trivia, a trivia game that hopes to bridge the gap between online and local play while providing a perfect way to waste a few minutes at a time. With iOS becoming such a popular medium for de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Over the weekend: 360 MacDev looks forward

    ​It was not enormous, nor was it filled with flashing lights, giant monitors or masses of people. Instead, 360 MacDev's current incarnation was a smallish gathering of like-minded individuals of all ages (more on that later) interested in getting together, talking shop and discussing theory. W ... More >>