Part one of my interview with Adam Watts, chef de cuisine at Jax Boulder, ran on Wednesday; this is part two. Adam Watts Jax Fish House Boulder 928 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-1811 www.jaxboulder.com If you only had 24 hours in Denver/Boulder, where would you eat? I'd start out with brunch at B ... More >>
At what point does a band become famous enough that they begin to surpass the nouns they've co-opted? How does Google know you want Cake the band, not cake the dessert, if you only search for "cake" and no other words? Is there a band name that is un-Googleable? These are the questions that weighed ... More >>
A group of Denver kinksters staged a protest at the KinkForAllDenver conference last weekend. The demonstration was planned and executed amid accusations -- prior to the event -- that two KinkForAllDenver organizers censored presentations to discourage too much BDSM content and actively sought to ex ... More >>
What makes Google games, since people apparently now demand a gaming platform on every social network imaginable, different than Facebook games is pretty simple: the games don't show up in your feed, meaning you won't be bombarded with news every time a friend tops your score or plants a new ... More >>
Kremmling play pens. Until an enterprising visionary starts up the 5,000-channel satellite network of the world's best live security-cam feeds, we'll have to make due with random images captured by Google maps street-view cameras. Recent address searches have revealed some Coloradans behavin ... More >>
Dude, even grandma is freaked out.In "the Internet is getting more terrifying everyday" news, Google recently bought facial recognition technology company PittPatt. This kind of snappy identification application isn't new by any means, but the creep factor definitely got kicked up a notch whe ... More >>
Anonymous: Now with less legion.For a group that made its name pulling such dumb pranks as sending "Justin Bieber syphilis" to the top of Google search results and collectively lowering the rating of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's signature Gibson, Anon's been getting awful serious lately ... More >>
Mo' money, mo' problems.Yesterday, Netflix informed its users that from September on, its services are going to cost more and offer less -- a pretty harsh blow to its wide base of users. The move came as a surprise to many Netflix customers, who have flooded the Netflix Facebook page, blog an ... More >>
When we search for things on the Internet, a number of variables determine what we end up finding. Whether it's the configuration of our computers, the location, or our past search history, the information we get is filtered and changed to match our record. When these same algorithms start de ... More >>
No, we don't have our guitar plugged into our Smokey Amp again. Why do you ask? Oh that. Yeah, no, we're just screwing around with our Google Doodle in honor of Les Paul, who would've been 96 today. Easy, tiger. It only sounds dirty -- uh, the Google Doodle, that is, not what we're playing. W ... More >>
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 >>
Daddy sent my hug goodnight to my BlackberryAdvertising is like a cultural mirror, which shapes the way we think of ourselves and others. But are our commercials reflections of us or are we reflections of our commercials? This question of advertising's power to shape our culture comes to mind ... More >>
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most controversial horror movies ever made -- so controversial, in fact, that it was banned for many years in several countries. That statement wasn't really the point of my rant the other day about the upcoming remake of Texas in 3D, which ... More >>
In case you haven't been paying attention, there are some heated battles going on in the digital space right now with regard to digital music distribution rights. Just three weeks ago, Amazon launched their cloud storage and streaming services much to the chagrin of the major labels. As we wa ... More >>
The only thing that kept me from going into Kind Love, formerly Herbal Connections, were the ridiculous ads on the former gym's building: closeups of a man's abs with text reading "9 out of 10 women prefer this to shopping" and a woman's-abs version declaring "9 out of 10 men prefer this to M ... More >>
Apple introduced its Facetalk app in the computer App Store today, charging $0.99 for it's video chat platform. Google, meanwhile, is in the midst of a contest where users create video demos of the company's apps and users vote on the winners. Both companies continue to stride into overlappi ... More >>
Wow. Who knew that The Infinite Monkey Theorem (aka Denver's little winery that could) scoring Colorado's first 88-point Wine Spectator review would stir up so many passionate responses about the validity of wine reviews? Laura Shunk's scathing critique of most wine industry rags' random, s ... More >>
Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in extreme close-up.Say what you will about Google's increasingly alarming ability to document everything with its all-seeing eye, but there's no denying that the corporation is doing some wicked cool stuff with its Big Brother-ish technology. It's latest, which it r ... More >>
Google has announced a new plan to help combat copyright infringement by reshaping their search technology and offering an easier and more accessible takedown request form. The news comes hot on the heals of news that the U.S. Government has begun a multi-tiered crackdown on piracy and counte ... More >>
Things just keep getting worse for media pirates. In the last year, we've seen Google tackle music blogs, Limewire go the way of the dodo, and Pirate Bay's appeal thwarted. Now the U.S. government is getting involved. Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized domains from To ... More >>
In this Internet age, it's about as important to consult Google when you name your band as it is to do a trademark search. Bands frequently come up with names that, while catchy or clever, often make a quick Google search for them somewhat maddening. If you factor Myspace out of the equatio ... More >>
See full-size image below.Plenty of cities romance corporations looking for a new home. But few go to the extremes of Longmont, which so wants Google Fiber to set up housekeeping there that it's created a photo from space expressing its desire, plus a video contest and more. Check out exampl ... More >>
Photos by Joe ToneBand of Horses • Co. • 03.16.10 | Ogden Theatre There are certain tricks storytellers use, moves that keep the audience's minds or livers from getting anxious and hitting the bar. Band of Horses owns a heavy arsenal of those tricks -- but we'll get to that shortly.
Do no evil my ass. Last night and into today, many people using a Blogger account to host a music blog logged on to find this. The news is making its way across the web now, but DJ/record producer Tommie Sunshine tweeted about it way early. The error message of doom. Presumably, people got ... More >>
The City of Denver unveiled its new website this week, a Christmas present to the denizens of this fine town, and it certainly is snazzy. New features include an online service center; free Google language translation; improved integration with social media; improved e-mail and subscription ... More >>
Nostradamus predicted Twitter, but he never thought Facebook would be as big as it is.The end of the year -- and the decade -- is just around the corner. So it seemed like a good time to pull out the old crystal ball and look ahead to the year and decade to come. Predicting technology is a f ... More >>
Dean Singleton has won some concessions from Google.Denver Post publisher and MediaNews Group boss Dean Singleton thinks putting articles behind online pay walls may be a way to save the newspaper business -- a strategy that's brought him into conflict with Google, which makes its nut by poin ... More >>
When we heard recently that Walmart has begun selling coffins online, our first reaction was stupefied disbelief. Really, Walmart? Coffins? Online? Aren't there some things that just shouldn't be sold online? Well, of course there are. But that doesn't mean they aren't sold online anyway. We ... More >>
You want to know what's hot right now on social media? Just ask OneRiot, a Boulder-based tech company aiming to offer a new way to search the web. As opposed to Google, which tries to provide the authoritative result to any search query, OneRiot is more interested in providing the "buzz" resu ... More >>
When I Googled "Cesar salad," Google asked me if I intended to search for the correct spelling of the item in question, which, of course, is a Caesar salad. I'm guessing that the restaurant whose menu is in the snap above didn't use Google (or an old-fashioned dictionary) when creating its menu. ... More >>
A Flickr photo A small item in the Business section of today's Denver Post announces that the paper is raising the price of single copies for sale at stores and newsstands from 50 cents to 75 cents beginning on Monday -- a decision as startling as the revelation that water is wet, wingless birds ha ... More >>
My City, O' City Great Divide Brewing Company and City, O' City, the bohemian vegetarian restaurant, bar and bakery at 206 East 13th Avenue, are hosting Boozenfüd (useless trivia: "boozenfüd" has exactly six Google entries, all of which are related to this dinner), a multi-course meal featuring fo ... More >>
A Flickr photo I've always thought that having an alien encounter would be a curse. From that point on, your sanity would always be in question. Unless of course, you hang with a crowd that believes little green men have been snooping around our houses and backyards for centuries. That was the kin ... More >>
Chef Charlie Ayers discusses Food 2.0.
Hackers are selling rape porn through university websites -- including student pages at UCD.
How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.
Tuesday, November 8, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483.
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