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    August 22, 2014

    What Google Thinks About Twenty of Colorado's Biggest Celebrities

    What does Google think about certain celebrities? A quick way to find out to ask: Type in the word "is" and a famous name in the query box and you'll be offered a list of the most popular searches for that person. We tried this trick with twenty of the best known Coloradans in entertainment, sports ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Marijuana: Google Maps categorizes medical pot with hospitals, urgent care facilities

    The federal government might not accept marijuana as a form of medicine, but Google sure does. Entering the search terms "hospital" or "health center" brings up multiple medical marijuana dispensaries and evaluation centers, as do searches for "wellness center" and "health services." Here's a Googl ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Denver proudly flies the flannel flag, according to company's flannelytics department

    Paul Bunyon loved it. So did Nirvana and Pearl Jam. And yet Denver seems to be in therapy when it comes to flannel. Our neurosis over the simple worsted wool garment is that flannel ties us so closely with Colorado's back-to-nature roots when we are making every attempt to appear cosmopolitan. Well, ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    July 12, 2012
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    April 3, 2012

    What does Google think of your band name?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Denver kinksters stage a protest at the KinkForAllDenver conference

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Google adds games, now you can ignore work in new ways

    ​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 >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Google Maps catches Coloradans behaving badly: Kenny Be's Image Searches

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Google buys facial recognition software, bringing Internet creepiness to a new level

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Netflix's betrayal is nothing compared to what Google, Apple and Facebook are already doing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Q&A: MoveOn Board President Eli Pariser on his new book, The Filter Bubble

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Les Paul Google Doodle in honor of what would've been the guitar legend's 96 birthday

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    May 17, 2011

    Our commercial culture: Google Chrome is the new reality

    Daddy sent my hug goodnight to my Blackberry​Advertising 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 >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Comment of the day: Prove it

    ​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 >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Grooveshark challenges Google and the music industry in a battle of legalities

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Google vs. Apple: Whose world do you want to live in?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Think wine scores don't matter? Three ways to use them to help you drink better wine

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Google Art Project is awesome, but won't be in Denver any time soon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Google actively combats copyright infringement

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    U.S. Government seizes piracy websites

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    In honor of Sleep, here's ten other bands with (nearly) Google-defying names

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Google Fiber: Please, please come to Longmont!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Google is shutting down blogs, trying to kill Twitter.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Merrie Cristomas from the City of Denver

    ​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 >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Five fearless tech predictions for 2010

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Dean Singleton vs. Google: Chalk up two for Dean

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Five things you shouldn't be able to buy online, but can

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Social media search with OneRiot

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Menu mystery: Who made the Cesar salad?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    The Denver Post's quarter-life crisis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Get your boozenfüd on at City, O' City

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    At the UFO briefing, aliens are ready for their close-up

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Meet new Associated Content CEO Patrick Keane

    Denver-based Associated Content isn't often mentioned in discussions of the city's web powerhouses, but it should be. Since May 2007, when Associated Content founder Luke Beatty was profiled in a Message column, the site, which pays content providers fees based on the popularity of their items, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    The Asbestos Tampons want to stick it to you

    Looking for new ways to make those that love you cringe in public? Look no further. A group of local punks calling themselves the Asbestos Tampons evidently just received a fresh shipment of stickers that they're just dying to lay on you. While we don't know how eyebrow raising the stickers are exac ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008
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    August 29, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Shut out of the DNC's big Vanity Fair party. Again

    Hello, you must be going. When we stopped by the visitor's bureau booth in Pavilion 3 outside the Pepsi Center yesterday -- chips, beer and hits of oxygen! -- the conversation turned to an e-mail that several Denver bold names had received that day, a painful slap in the face of our fragile, world ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 31, 2008


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    May 8, 2008

    Brain Food

    Chef Charlie Ayers discusses Food 2.0.

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    September 13, 2007
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    August 20, 2007

    Donkey Kong Kill Screen, August 20

    Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Donkey Kong Kill Screen The documentary King of Kong has just opened in select cities and it’s set off something of an Internet buzz about the nearly impossible to achieve Donkey Kong kill screen, which appears wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007 redux

    As was noted in a May Off Limits column, promotional efforts for the Georgetown Loop railroad have recently been stymied by, – websites owned by former Loop operator Mark Greksa. The sites, which are usually the first to pop up in a Google search on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    Michael Vick Chew Toy, August 6

    The font of human intelligence overflows on Al Gore's wet dream, and this is the stuff people are using Google to search today: Cirque Lodge Lindsay Lohan is headed to this posh Utah detox center to clean herself out for the next paycheck-induced binge. Last month, answered the question t ... More >>

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    February 16, 2007

    Chopping Down Northwoods

    It took less than eight hours for the powers that be to remove the signs above westbound 470 that read "9/11 was an inside job! Google north woods;" for the details of what turned up when I followed this advice, click here. On my drive home yesterday, I checked my rearview mirror to note the status ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    From Russia, Without Love

    Hackers are selling rape porn through university websites -- including student pages at UCD.

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    February 2, 2006

    Caught Mapping

    How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.

  • Music

    November 3, 2005


    Tuesday, November 8, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483.

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