• Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Tommy Metz has developed an auto-mastering software to go with his new album

    Tommy Metz works as a web developer and is unassuming and friendly. He's also one of Denver's more prolific musicians. His voice is unexpectedly powerful and brightly melodic, and it floats over his finely crafted beats. Lately, Metz has separated his work, releasing his darker, more experimental pi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Calendar

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Bedloo lets the world tell you what to wear

    Decisions, decisions. All day long, we struggle to make decisions: what to wear, what to eat, what to watch. We used to have to make these decisions on our own -- until we realized the power of social media. Now, thanks to the new app Bedloo, we never need to fret over decisions again. See also: Th ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Broncos blog Mile High Report has a new starting lineup

    Denver blog posts offer a mile high salute. Mile High Report's Kyle Montgomery introduces the new starting lineup at the venerable blog, which has turned over staff. Colorado Pols: Michael Bennet's non-binding but politically controversial vote in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. Denver Egotist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Westword's mobile app is new and improved

    Today, Westword welcomes the latest addition to our family: our new, improved and ready-to-use Westword mobile app. Like the previous version, you can use it as a handy, thumb-friendly guide to Denver arts, entertainment and dining. Hungry for Asian? We've got you covered. Bored with no weekend plan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Westword's mobile app is new and improved

    Today, Westword is welcoming the latest addition to its family: the new, improved and ready-to-use Westword mobile app. Like the previous version of our Westword app, you can use it as a handy, thumb-friendly guide to Denver arts, entertainment and dining. Hungry for Asian? We've got you covered. Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Inside the Insane Clown Posse iPhone App

    By David Thorpe While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Lucky '13: Andrew Novick of Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast, Warlock Pinchers, and GetYourGoing DONE

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive: I faked being crazy and ill to escape to U.S.

    Update: The latest development in the bizarre story of John McAfee, supporting player in our recent feature "The Hot Yoga War"? The software pioneer, who somehow managed to flee cops in Belize who wanted to question him about a murder even as he launched a publicity blitz, has traveled from Guatemal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    John McAfee still a fugitive despite new blog, Joe Rogan and Alex Jones appearances

    Update: We've been following bizarre developments involving antivirus pioneer John McAfee, a co-star in the July feature "The Hot Yoga War," who's wanted for questioning about a murder in Belize that he says he didn't commit; read previous coverage below. At this writing, McAfee remains on the run f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012 offers smartphone solution to Denver's bike-theft problem

    You know that awful feeling when you approach the spot where you parked your bike only to find that some or all of it has been stolen? Well, a new smartphone app -- whose makers are now looking to tap into the Denver market -- is designed to give victims of bike theft a glimmer of hope at a time whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Draw Something takes another smart friend away with every lewd sketch

    I've never played Draw Something for the same reason I've never tried cocaine: I know that if I did, I would become immediately addicted, drop out of society and ruin what's left of my life. If you're not familiar with Draw Something, it's an app that, according to the App Store, is "the most popul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    The Forkly iPhone app update should please Instagram users

    Denver-based Forkly, the iPhone app that encourages users to share photos of what they're eating while out and rate the dish, debuted a new look Friday with its 2.0 update, one that will be familiar to users of one of the most popular photo apps around.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Pretty Lights Music releases iPhone app

    If giving away free music via a self-run record label website isn't enough, the team over at Pretty Lights Music has developed yet another way to infiltrate the airwaves: the Pretty Lights Music app. If you are on the Pretty Lights mailing list (which if you've downloaded any of the independent labe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Vlirty, new online dating site by local software geek Adam Norrell, focuses on video chatting

    Adam Norrell, human.​Adam Norrell likes the words "snazzy" and "sparky." He says them more than you'd expect from a 34-year-old software nerd from Castle Rock, especially when he's describing his new online dating site, the snazzily named Vlirty. Norrell came up with the idea for Vlirty, which ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division on rule for center DVRs that can be discontinued

    ​In a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division inspections post, a security-camera provider noted that some of the specific (and pricey) DVR models that centers are required to use "are already being discontinued by the manufacturer." This is news to MMED spokeswoman Julie Postlethwait, but she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Vail Resorts' EpicMix app nominated for Webby Awards

    ​Still can't believe ski season ended yesterday at Vail and Breckenridge, the last of the Vail resorts still standing, even though it's still snowing up in them thar hills? As we reflect on the epic season now mostly behind us, the hardcore among us can visit to to relive all our g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Mac App Store: Five best free apps

    ​Apple debuted its app store for computers today. And it's way cooler than you thought it would be. Yes, right now it's mostly carryover from the iPad and iPhone app store, which is somewhat uninteresting because those apps were designed for a mobile touch screen. But there are some regular o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The weird got weirder in 2010: Read about it in the Year in Review

    ​On Tuesday, 9News reported a story about a woman who uses a webcam to check up on her dog during the day instead discovering a burglar in her Capitol Hill home. Strange? Yes. True? Yes. It's the latest weird story in a year that was full of them. Every year, Westword gathers these stories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Andrew Romanoff's latest fundraising request is a winner

    ​Andrew Romanoff's had one head-spinning year. Passed over by Governor Bill Ritter in his quest to be appointed to Ken Salazar's Senate seat, Romanoff snubbed any White House entreaties regarding a job in international development in order to take on Senate appointee Michael Bennet. But even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Xperiment on boom bap, hearing melodies in every day sound and making music versus creating it

    ​ Xperiment (aka Courtland Urbano) is an out of this world supersonic architect of sound. His beats are a perfect synthesis between a test to discover or prove the unknown and the balance of validating tried and true methods, threading analog sounds through digital components. Xperiment's bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Guitar amps in your pocket with new AmpliTube app for iPhone

    Sure, there are guitarists who'll say that no software will ever come close to emulating a '65 Deluxe Reverb or a Marshall JCM800. But the folks at IK Multimedia have been doing a pretty good job emulating those amps as well as effects for a while now. Earlier this month, the company came out with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Cybercrime in Denver: We're number eight

    "I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."​In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Toyoto Prius concerns accelerate

    ​Despite numerous complaints from customers about accidental acceleration, the Prius was not included in Toyota's recent recall of eight models. But this week concerns about the Prius have accelerated, and Steve Wozniak -- yes, the co-founder of Apple -- has been in the driver's seat, steerin ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Jobbed: John Hickenlooper Wants You (to work for free)!

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted here: Communications Intern -- Denver Mayor's Office Pay: Unpaid

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Five changes Facebook needs to make

    ​Facebook, we need to talk about our relationship. But don't freak out -- I'm not dumping you. Yet. Look, I like you. I really do. I mean, when we first met, I was really into you. You were so much less gaudy and stupid than MySpace. You helped me get in touch with at least a dozen friends I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: The Glitch Mob

    ​The Glitch Mob started out as a Los Angeles-based DJ collective that pooled its collective talent to make a more collaborative music with expanded sonic possibilities. As individual artists, Ooah, edIT and Boreta have released solo albums of cutting edge electronic music but it is as a team t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Denver Public Library: Hooking you up with downloadable movies, audiobooks and eBooks

    Number 5 is alive, downloadable and free....​If you're stuck at home, poor and bored, the Denver Public Library has got you covered. Forget going into the library for your fix of books and movies -- that's so 20th century. Thanks to the digital revolution, these days there's no reason to leave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Q&A with Josh Weinberg of The Website is Down

    ​If you spend a lot of time surfing the Internets for lulz or work in any sort of IT-related field, you've probably come across the Webby-award winning web series The Website is Down. It's a hilarious look at the point where the people who understand technology and make it work interface with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Hiking the Colorado Trail? Try it on Google Earth first

    ​If you're thinking of hiking the Colorado Trail, a 500-mile hiking trail that stretches from Denver to Durango and covers almost every type of terrain our fair state has to offer, the first step you take should be online. Thanks to the efforts of Jerry Brown of Bear Creek Survey Service, who ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Monkey Around

    The Internet is a funny place for singer Jonathan Coulton.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Haunted DIA Strikes Again, Befuddles David Byrne’s WiFi

    The conspiracy theorists must be right: Denver International Airport is a gate to Hell. After all, what other than some diabolical force would deign to upset nerd-tastic musician David Byrne (he of the Talking Heads) as he tried to access his favorite websites while passing time in our fair airport? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2007

    Tax Rhyme

    Taxes are due April 17 — oh, shit — better holla at your accountant. Better yet, holla at 401cakes and Samuel L. Taxin'. Because instead of crunching numbers, these MCs with the Mile-High TrikeSteady Crew are bustin' rhymes for some FAT refunds! It would take the average worker some re ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    From Russia, Without Love

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

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Black Pegasus

    Fuck Yo! Radio (The LA Underground)

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Coming Zune

    Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster-hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    By the Book

    A new project could revolutionize the way students learn.

  • News

    April 20, 2006

    Broken Code

    Video Professor promises computer fluency in a snap. I test the theory.

  • Film

    February 9, 2006


    Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy.

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    This Does Not Compute

    Hey, Sparky, think it's time to pull the plug on the Bowl Championship Series wizards?

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003

    Best Place to Not Get Lost

    U.S. Geological Survey Map Store
    Denver Federal Center

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best morning radio show

    Bret Saunders, KBCO-FM/97.3

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    The Hundred Days' War

    How hard is it to find 90,000 citizens who want a tax cut? Ask Douglas Bruce.

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Obliqand Proud of It

    The men behind a new electro label aren't all that interested in dancing.

  • News

    April 8, 1999


    As US West pulls strings at the legislature, it could cut the lines to competition.

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