Ivan Beres

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  • Starcraft 2 digital version now available at Battle.net [UPDATE]

    It’s 60€ in Europe. Costs as much as a console title only this is the digital version. I guess I’ll just wait until the price drops to a reasonable amount of money. Read More

  • Review: Korg Monotron

    Since I have the Monotron it is my ultimate source of noise and fun. I’m able to make people scream in 6 seconds with it. It is the Gameboy for synthesizer fiends. Let’s see what the Monotron can and can’t do for $59. Read More

  • Political blogger arrested after publishing controversial Croatian War list

    It’s emerged that last Tuesday night, a list of the Croatian participants in the Croatian War of Independence was put online as a simple web application. The never before published list is one of the best kept secrets of the current Croatian goverment, so much so that a prominent Croatian political blogger, Marko Rakar, was arrested in connection to the list. Current laws in Croatia make… Read More

  • FTW! Break Easter eggs on your iPhone

    [Croatia] With Easter only days away and with it the tradition of egg tapping or egg fighting, the 1337bit team have taken it upon themselves to revive this traditional kids game on – yes, you’ve guessed it – the iPhone. EggsEggsEggs, which costs $0.99 from the App Store, lets you choose an egg and swing it using the iPhone’s accelerometer. The harder you swing, the… Read More

  • Wall of Tweets gives you an advanced, branded Twitter wall

    [Denmark] Wall of Tweets, from Copenhagen-based digital agency FatDUX Zagreb (part of FatDUX Group), is a product that lets you start a Twitter wall for your event with a unique interface and branded graphics – either for display on a big screen at the event itself or online. With more and more conferences using Twitter as a communication back channel for their participants during the… Read More

  • Al Jazeera adds live streaming to mobile website and makes iPhone apps free

    Al Jazeera’s mobile Media unit has been quite busy lately. After making their iPhone apps free, the broadcaster has added live streaming to their mobile website. Live streaming is supported on the iPhone only for now, but Al Jazeera’s Mobile media unit is planning on adding support for other mobile platforms soon. The mobile website streaming service works almost as well as the… Read More

  • Stripgenerator is one lean, mean comic strip creation tool

    [Slovenia] Stripgenerator, a web based tool for creating comic strips, just released a new version based on Flash and Javascript. Unlike most tools of its kind, whose interfaces are made to look pretty, Stripgenerator’s service takes a more minimalistic approach – focusing on ease-of-use and simplicity over eye-candy. Created by Slovenian web and mobile application developer… Read More

  • Croatian presidential candidate rips-off Obama branding and website

    [Croatia] Lots of politicians have been “inspired” by Obama’s messaging, branding and marketing techniques. However, there’s a fine line between inspiration and stealing. Unfortunately, the creative team behind the visual identity and website of Nadan Vidosevic, a very popular Croatian presidential candidate, crossed that line. Read More

  • Microblogging platform Shout’Em launches iPhone app – supports Twitter and StatusNet too

    [Croatia] Shout’Em, a startup from Croatia that lets you create your own microblogging network, has just launched their official iPhone app. While the Shout’Em platform was first intended to enable mobile social networking, the founders have since decided to ride the “microblogging wave” created by Twitter. With the launch of the Shout’Em iPhone and Java apps… Read More

  • Free: TC Electronic M30 Reverb

    Did you know the TC Electronic is the maker of stunning reverbs? Well now you can have the M30 reverb plugin for free. All you need to do is fill out a form and TC Electronic will send you the link to download the plugin. Read More

  • TypeKit launches, hopes to save typography on the Web

    Web designers, rejoice! Typekit, the project of noted designer Jeffrey Veen and Small Batch, launched today. Typekit offers web designers a way to use a wide array of fonts on their websites. Most websites today limit their use of fonts to those available on all three of the major operating systems – Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. There are only a dozen of those, Verdana and Arial come to mind. Read More

  • Trillenium 3D shopping platform secures €1 million to conquer Southeastern Europe

    [Croatia] Croatian startup Trillenium is to launched their web-based 3D shopping mall and social network with financial backing from a local angel investor and partnerships with a dozen local and international brands that will offer their products. While the hype over 3D experiences started by Second Life has passed, Trillenium is betting its future on what they see as a more realistic… Read More

  • Review: AKAI LPK 25

    I love my keyboard. It is actually a synthesizer, an Alesis micron but I use it as a midi controller. The only problem is I have it in the rehearsal room(s) all the time. So what if I have to work on some music at home? I have to carry that big bunch of plastic from the rehearsal room to the flat and back three times a week. Why not buy a midi keyboard just for home use? No money, no space… Read More

  • Live: Namco Bandai GamesCom 2009 press conference

    Join me for the Namco Bandai press conference at 4PM GMT+1. Read More

  • Konami GamesCom 2009 press conference

    The most interesting announcement from Konami at GamesCom 2009 is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP. The release date of the game is set to 2010. In MSG:PW you will be accompanied by a comrade. This way you can control two characters at the same time, one supporting the other. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Krazy Kart Racing. Check… Read More

  • EA GamesCom 2009 press conference

    Need for Speed: Shift, Command and Conquer 4, The Saboteur and more. Read More

  • Dave Smith Instuments introducing Tetra

    I always liked the sound and design of Dave Smith Instruments. The new Tetra is no exception. This compact polyphonic synth is basically 4 Mophos put in one box, making it similar to a mini Prophet. More importantly the Tetra features USB connectivity for programming through the free editor that is compatible with MAC and Windows.Click for the details. Read More

  • Google gets serious about South Eastern Europe, opens in Croatia

    While Google dominates the search market of South Eastern Europe, it has never had a real presence here. Until now. Google just announced its official presence in Croatia, from where it will run all operations for the rest of the region, including Serbia, Albania, and beyond. Internet marketing, especially search engine marketing, is still in its infancy in the region. Leading local web… Read More

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