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Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday May 26, 2018
17:30Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the Moon, has died
Enlarge / Fast Times on the Ocean of Storms, one of Bean's paintings. (credit: The Alan Bean Gallery) Alan Bean—the fourth human to walk on the Moon, one of the first Americans to live aboard a space station, and a man who left space flight behind to devote the second half of his life to painting—died on Saturday in Houston. He was 86. ... Ars Technica
14:07From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X
Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn't have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here's Win10, Win8, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (High Sierra) all together. Thanks Parallels. (credit: Parallels) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. ... Ars Technica
13:25DropMix review: Unleash your inner DJ
Enlarge / DropMix, complete with phone and cards. (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Trying to explain what DropMix is can prove a challenge. It’s a game, it’s a chunky piece of hardware, and it’s a centerpiece that breeds discussion. ... Ars Technica
12:30Doctor slammed by med board for selling $5 homeopathic sound waves for ...
Enlarge / Listen to that homeopathic energy. (credit: Getty | Ian Waldie) The California medical board is threatening to revoke the license of Dr. William Edwin Gray III for selling homeopathic sound files over the Internet that he claims—without evidence or reason—can cure a variety of ailments, including life-threatening infections such as Ebola, SARS, swine flu, malaria, typhoid, and ... Ars Technica
10:15Dinosaur-killing impact + volcanoes kept the Earth hot for 100,000...
Enlarge / 'Wait, this global warming thing is gonna last how long?!?!' (credit: pxhxk) Mass extinctions aren’t fun times. There’s a reason (usually more than one, actually) species disappear in droves. That makes untangling these reasons a challenge. The geological crime scene investigation is tough given that clues can be elusive after millions of years, and the events are complex. ... Ars Technica
Friday May 25, 2018
18:33Watch us build a $360 Intel-based gaming PC
Intel's 8th-generation CPUs are mighty tempting, but their prices can seem daunting at the high-end. Not all hope is lost, however, if you want to go Team Blue and stick to a budget. We found a way to build an 8th generation Intel-based gaming machine with discrete graphics for $360—and we'll assemble it live on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook next week. ... PC World
17:17FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k...
(credit: Linksys) The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices. Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. ... Ars Technica
16:46This capsule of glowing E. coli will probe your gut for signs of...
Enlarge / Open wide. (credit: Getty | Universal Images Group) Whether you go in from above or below, probing the inner workings of our innards is a tricky task. Our intestines are an extensive, inaccessible tangle of tubes, full of dark tucks and turns. But with a new ingestible capsule, researchers hope to shed light on the depths of our perplexing plumbing—quite literally. ... Ars Technica
14:54Trade group prez: Loot box regulation “challenges our freedom to...
Unlike this ceramic replica, video game loot boxes are not filled with real candy. (credit: ThinkGeek) As governments around the world enact or consider regulations that would treat randomized video game loot box purchases as gambling, Entertainment Software Association President Michael Gallagher defended loot boxes as just an example of innovative and creative new monetization models his ... Ars Technica
14:15Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says
Enlarge / A Google Home smart speaker. Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report this week from research firm Canalys. Canalys says Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers over the course of the quarter. Amazon, meanwhile, is said to have shipped 2.5 million Echo speakers. ... Ars Technica
13:28The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's...
After a year of excessive hype, false starts, and empty promises, these may very well be the last words I will ever need to write about the Essential Phone. Quite frankly, I’ve already written too many.Last May, Android founder Andy Rubin unveiled his post-Google company along with a beautifully rendered website and lots of assertive language. ... PC World
13:23Make your animations with Animatron Studio Pro -- now 95% off
You don't need to be a coding guru to create your own digital animations. Animatron Studio Pro is giving users the means to make mobile-friendly, entertaining animations, regardless of their experience levels, in an intuitive browser environment. Lifetime subscriptions are on sale today for $49.99, more than 90 percent off the usual price. ... PC World
13:10What exactly are “preppersî prepping for?
Enlarge / For a prepper, this is badly undergoing it. (credit: California Public Health) 'Prepping,' or getting ready to live without societal support, is apparently a largely American activity, and a recent one. ... Ars Technica
12:47Apple kills Valve's Steam Link iOS app, but you can still stream PC...
Valve’s in-home streaming tech is proving to be its most forward-thinking development. First it helped kill off the company’s own short-lived Steam Machines, with the $50 Steam Link perfectly capable of putting PC gaming in your living room without the need for another high-end PC. And now it’s putting PC gaming...well, anywhere you’d like.To read this article in full, please click here PC World
12:30Best Buy's selling an Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop for a ludicrously low ...
Just last month we were singing about the wonders of laptop price drops to make room for the latest generation of Intel Core chips. Now the price on one of our favorite laptops from that roundup is even lower.The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is $600 at Best Buy right now. Last month, we were excited when the price hit $700, which is where the Amazon price still is. ... PC World
10:00Rocket report: China goes lunar, Antares flies, and a 140-ton Sea...
Enlarge / We need your help to produce a new newsletter to chronicle the dynamic launch industry. (credit: Aurich Lawson/background image United Launch Alliance) Welcome to the first edition of the Rocket Report! This collaborative effort with readers of Ars Technica seeks to diversify our coverage of the blossoming launch industry. ... Ars Technica
09:45HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great...
Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) A 15-inch laptop will rarely top anyone's list of the most comfortably portable PCs out there. However, portability is just one benefit that laptops and convertibles have. Last year, HP introduced its Spectre x360 15, a high-end convertible made for artists, creative professionals, and the like. ... Ars Technica
09:03HyperX Cloud Flight review: A solid wireless headset joins the...
You knew it was coming eventually: A wireless HyperX headset. I’m surprised it took so long. I’ve seen probably half a dozen different HyperX headset models cross my desk in the last few years—the original Cloud and its USB-enabled Cloud II follow-up, the floating headband Revolver and Revolver S models, the budget-friendly Stinger, the dual-chamber Cloud Alpha—but all wired, until ... PC World
Saturday May 26, 2018
14:05Photosounder updates Photosounder to v1.9.3
Photosounder has updated Photosounder to version 1.9.3. Changes since v1.9.2: Moved config.txt (Mac and Windows) and logfile.txt (Mac only, Windows keeps it in the program's folder) to the proper [Read More] KVR Audio
Friday May 25, 2018
10:02n-Track Studio 9 for Android out now
n-Track Studio 9 for Android phones & tablets is now available on the Google Play Store. The new version of the app features a new look, new audio plugins and improved workflow tools. Redesigned [Read More] KVR Audio
09:47Krotos releases The Sound Design Bundle
Krotos has announced a new bundle for their three flagship products at a discounted price: Dehumaniser 2, Reformer Pro (including the Krotos Bundle 1) and Weaponiser Fully Loaded. Providing a [Read More] KVR Audio
Thursday May 24, 2018
13:19Cockos updates REAPER to v5.90
Cockos has updated REAPER to v5.90. Changes MIDI editor: 14-bit CC editing fixes. allow screensets to save/load editability of individual media items. allow scroll-left actions to scroll past [Read More] KVR Audio
08:40The Unfinished release Omnipshere Cyberia
The Unfinished has announced the release of Omnisphere Cyberia, a collection of 300 patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2. Omnipshere Cyberia is designed to blend the electronic and organic [Read More] KVR Audio
Saturday May 26, 2018
08:13Line 6 releases AMPLIFi Remote v2.60.3
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: AMPLIFi Remote connects with your Line 6 AMPLIFi device for a revolutionary guitar experience. Control your tone wirelessly, download free tones or share your own creations. Get tones that match songs in your music library, then edit, save and publish tones to... 440Software
02:20TvanD releases Changeling Sequencer v1.4.4
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: Changeling is the super easy, flexible, diatonic chord sequencer. It's purpose is to help people enjoy composing music by providing the basic tools to improvise! Improvisation is a skill that can normally only be obtained by investing a lot of discipline and... 440Software
Friday May 25, 2018
12:11Roland releases CUBE JAM v1.1.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: To use CUBE JAM select 'OK' when the 'CUBE JAM Would Like to Access the Microphone' pop-up message appears when you first launch the App. In case you select 'Don't Allow', setting can be changed from [Settings] -> [Privacy] -> [Microphone] -> [CUBE JAM]. * *... 440Software
Thursday May 24, 2018
20:35Gismart releases Metronome - BPM & Tap Tempo v3.0.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: Meet the most accurate mobile metronome app! It is precisely crafted by professional musicians and lets you experience a real metronome as close as it gets! Not only does Metronome make it easier to keep the tempo and rhythm, it also helps you practice and... 440Software
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