Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them
Rap Genius, the website which gives detailed, and often hilarious, explanations of hip hop lyrics, has launched its own iOS app – and a very clever one it is too.
Genius features the same content as the site (and we should point out that Rap Genius no longer limits itself to hip hop – it also offers breakdowns of poems, historical documents, news and other genres of music), but in a smart twist it’s also able to instantly bring up the explanation of whatever song you’re currently listening to in your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad’s native music player, or use the device’s microphone to listen to and recognise a song playing (much like Shazam), then give you the lowdown on it.
The app is free, and you can download it here.
MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £120,000 of damage
Long-running space opera MMO Eve Online saw its biggest ever battle this week, with over 2,200 players participating. By the time the laser beams had stopped flying, something in the region of US$200,000 (£120,000) worth of virtual spaceships had been destroyed. Over 75 “titan” capital ships were lost, with the largest being worth $5,500 (£3,300) in real money. Titans take weeks to build in the game.
The battle (an awesome hi-res screenshot of which you can view here) was sparked when one player couldn’t pay the in-game rent on an important solar system, meaning the area went up for grabs. Two large rival factions decided they would take control of it, and the result was hours of carnage – and quite possibly the largest battle in MMO history.