Digitalization

Upload filters

Upload filters: a danger to free internet content?

The planned redesign of European Union’s copyright laws includes two very controversial acts. What is especially receiving a fair share of criticism though, is the projected commitment of website operators to establish upload filters designed to protect the intellectual property of publishers, film distributors, and those in the music industry. However, according to various critics, upload filters...

Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe

Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers

Upload filters and ancillary copyright are two planned changes to EU copyright law that are viewed with great concern by internet activists and various associations. This is because ancillary copyright law is criticised for restricting freedom of communication on the Internet, thereby forcing smaller providers and startups out in favor of large corporations, and limiting information diversity in...

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programs from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed designers....

Deepfakes

Deepfakes: the next generation of counterfeits

Thanks to deepfakes, the internet is experiencing a new generation of counterfeits: they enable realistic video manipulation with little effort involved. This is due to pioneering technology. Machine learning and neural networks are able to portray people in situations that they’ve never actually been in e.g. in porn. This is how deepfakes on Reddit became so popular. In the future, these...

Gulp vs. Grunt: differentiating between the task runners

Gulp vs. Grunt: the differences between the task runners

Writing new code is an essential aspect of web development. For frontend developers, in particular, this task makes up a significant portion of day-to-day work, with the bulk of it focused on expressing the unique appearance and functions of an internet presence to optimally represent the project. While the development process produces creative tasks, it also generates a great deal of recurring...

SoundCloud alternatives for music marketing

SoundCloud alternatives for musicians and producers

SoundCloud is the market leader for online music services tailored towards musicians looking to publish their work online for free. With its huge reach and great selection of top names, SoundCloud is certainly one of the best places to market your songs. But there are other platforms that are popular too. Some alternatives to SoundCloud including Bandcamp, Mixcloud, and hearthis.at offer special...

The most important Google updates at a glance

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

The best TV boxes

TV boxes in comparison: streaming at the touch of a button

A TV box or streaming stick is the perfect alternative for anyone who wants to stream movies and series from online providers as well as standard TV channels – without sacrificing the enjoyment of a large screen. TV boxes provide all streaming services and TV channels in one device. But which TV box is best for your needs?

Ruby on Rails: creating your own with less code

Ruby on rails: the MVC framework for complex web applications

Frameworks tremendously simplify web application development. Fundamental architectures, predefined paradigms, and integrated libraries create the perfect platform on which your planned app can be built. One name that’s often mentioned hand-in-hand with web applications frameworks is Ruby on Rails. Based on the script language Ruby, this web framework has attracted many fans through its clean, and...