June 28, 2013
The promise of web 3.0 is just around the corner and we are here waiting for it to take effect. Do you remember what web 1.0 was like? None of us remember that because web 1.0 only existed as a form of communication for military and scientific purposes – there was no real commercial need for it until the ball dropped. Then came AOL, which offered online services that were paid by the minute. It was jarringly slow but it was the best we had. Web 2.0 consisted of only two real things – businesses and pornography. The entire social aspect of blogging and networking was really never around until later on.
Web 3.0 promises us one thing, and that is remote access. Instead of having to store and own all of you data here at home, you can access it from wherever you want through some sort of node. …
May 15, 2013
The secrets behind Serato and Traktor were not bound to be trade secrets for very long. You can take your Audio 8 or SSL box and tear it apart right now, and see the inner workings of one – it’s not that difficult. What is difficult is understand what actually does what, and what communicates to which piece in your system. The other half of the process is actually reverse engineering the card’s software. You can ask yourself, how does Traktor or Serato work? The principle is basic: you have a control vinyl that plays a constant speed and a computer program that can read that signal when it is manipulated. All that is left it to attach it to whatever song is playing.
Programmers and independent hackers have been working on ways to make it accessible to all DJs without the high cost of going digital. Serato is a …
May 12, 2013
Futurists have long predicted the advent of the internet, but they never quite understood how it would come to be this popular and this prevalent in our lives. What they did get right is that it would be our form of communication, and that it would be here to stay. The internet has transformed itself from many times, and may do not know that in its original form it was meant to be used for military use. The second generation of websites was purely commercial based, as the idea of blogging and community had not really been worked out or understood.
Today, Web3.0 is here and it really changed what the computer is and how we look at hardware. Instead of storing all of our hardware in our houses and homes, the data will soon be stored online ready to be accessed at a moment’s notice. This remote access of …