iRATE « Discovering Music That You Love (5/6)

Gnoosic, Last.fm and Pandora work with a wide spectrum of music, including that controlled by the music industry. iRATE, on the contrary, has a different philosophy. It only plays free music.

Last.fm « Discovering Music That You Love (3/6)

Last.fm calls itself a personalized radio. That expression fits Last.fm pretty well. To receive this radio, you have to install a small application. This application receives the music directly from Last.fm’s servers. The system keeps track of the music that you are listening to – if you wish even when you’re using other software like […]

Liveplasma « Discovering Music That You Love (2/6)

liveplasma is another music map application. It is flash-based and looks prettier than Gnod’s music map. Unfortunately, it liveplasma does not know much about less popular bands. This can become very frustrating if your listening preferences aren’t very mainstream… especially because liveplasma displays Madonna’s music map each time it doesn’t find the artist you really […]

What Affects Prices on Internet Auctions

Obviously, prices of internet auctions depend heavily on what is offered and how much demand exists for this particular good. These are basic rules of market economy, but there are also specific rules for internet auctions:

Optical Illusion: Colourful Black and White Image

Human perception is a fascinating thing to fool around with. There are numerous illusions which make you see things that are not really there (without using hallucinogenic drugs). One of the most intriguing optical illusions is the colourful black and white image.

130 filesharer homes raided in Germany

Today, 130 homes have been raided in Germany under the allegation of filesharing. Law enforcement agencies had been monitoring an eDonkey-Server for two months. 3500 identified users are being investigated. Searches took place when users shared more than 500 files. Partners of the music industry helped identifying copyrighted material, but monitoring of the servers was […]

Review: Elementarteilchen

Michael Djerzinski (Christian Ulmen) is more than introverted. He is a scientific genious, but apparently unable to enjoy life or at least laugh sometimes. When his canary dies, he instantly drops him into the trash without hesitation. Reasonable… what else should he do? In contrast, his half-brother Bruno Klement (Moritz Bleibtreu) succumbs to the attraction […]

Burning Sand – New Version of the Falling Sand Game

Recently, “World of Sand” has developed quite some popularity. It is a game with a very simple concept: Streams of slowly falling elements can be influenced by placing barriers on the screen.

Does popular music appear to be better?

There is some kind of self-fulfilling prophecy behind the success of popular music. Popular music gets more attention. More people talk about it, it is played more often and is listed in charts. All this means free advertising. More people get in contact with popular music, so more people who might like it get to […]

Deine Lakaien – Acoustic (music review)

A good pianist and a good singer – that’s all you need to make really good music. Such a outstanding pianist (Ernst Horn) and a singer with a wonderful deep voice (Alexander) are “Deine Lakaien”. Usually, their music has a strong electronic touch, but there also is an unplugged album called “Acoustic”. No matter if […]