Singing chickens, talking dogs and pitiful men

Singing chickens, talking dogs and pitiful manners

YouTube and Co. – our weekly Telepolis video review

Here we are again, and there is no better way to start the weekend than with this song. Not much happened in the last 14 days, but at least Bibi had her baby in the meantime. What probably nobody is interested in here, me neither. Lucky have also had these contemporaries. In contrast to these pitiful people. And on Sunday, as we all know, there are elections in Bavaria, after which the West will probably finally come to an end, and we will open a barrel.

Speaking of CSU. Dear male target group, do you know the WDS, the Wanker Defense System?. A significant innovation, which is briefly presented here. And which will make life in front of the computer a lot easier. It prevents the most embarrassing moments, and there are plenty of them, as you can see in this video. Embarrassing are often also public displays, which are commented here hubsch.


Digital rights management

Technical enablers to control the Internet. Part VI: End of the Internet?

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the current buzzword for the technical implementation of the "intellectual property rights" (i.e. intellectual property rights) in digital media. DRM will implement several categories of exploitation rights, some of which have no direct analogy to the traditional publishing processes.

Microsoft also warned today that the era of "open computing," the free exchange of digital information that has defined the personal computer industry, is ending.


Why sony failed to offer an ipod-like product

Electronics giant Sony vows improvement – and leaves everything the same

Better late than never, Sony board member Ken Kutaragi must have thought when he told the Japanese Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo that Sony had been pursuing the wrong business policy for years.

"Because we are involved in the music business, Sony was very reluctant to offer an iPod-like product, but we have learned our lesson," said Kutaragi, head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the Sony subsidiary that developed the Play Station line and made it one of the few remaining cash cows for the Japanese.


Here plays the music

Parappa the Rapper, Gitaroo Man and Elite Beat Agents rock your pocket

Actually, the game was only supposed to be released in Japan, because the setting of the game, which was released in mid-2005 for the Nintendo DS, was very different "Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan" seemed too wacky for western tastes. Three male cheerleaders help people in need by dancing to Japanese pop songs. The player taps the touchpad with the stylus and tries to hit colored dots in the right rhythm. The songs are accompanied by colorful anime-style video clips on the top screen.

This is where the music plays

Three cheerleaders from Elite Beat Agents dance their troubles away on the Nintendo DS


On to the next round

The trial of Kazaa, Grokster and Morpheus continues

A hearing on the future of Kazaa, Grokster and Morpheus ended yesterday in Los Angeles without a decision. Judge Wilson said he needed more time because of the complexity of the ies. Next, he wants to announce a kind of oral preliminary decision.

Judge Stephen Wilson was supposed to decide on Monday how to proceed in the case of the music and film industry against the three file-sharing operators. Both sides wanted the proceedings to be concluded before the actual trial is initiated. Record companies and Hollywood studios wanted to get a quick verdict that would oblige providers to install filters or keep their services silent.


Of old knights and new heroes

"Dungeons and Dreamers" tells the story of the video game culture

Brad King and John Borland are two veteran online journalists. Now they have taken a break from their working medium and devoted themselves entirely to the world of computer games and their players. The result is an exciting history of game culture from role-playing games to the online game boom.

Of old knights and new heroes

Screenshot from Ultima Online: Age of Shadows