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Tuesday March 26, 2019
22:15Senate vote puts Green New Deal resolution to bed
Enlarge / Activists outside the Congress demanding a vote to pass the Green New Deal. (credit: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images) On Tuesday afternoon, US Senators voted 0-57 on whether to take a vote on the Green New Deal, according to The Hill. ...   Ars Technica
22:06Lion Air 737 MAX crew had seconds to react, Boeing simulation finds
Enlarge / A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in October 2018 because of problems with a sensor and a failure of flight control software. The crew had little time to react, data shows. ...   Ars Technica
21:53Emergency declared in NY over measles, unvaccinated barred from public ...
Enlarge / HOPKINS, Minn. - APRIL, 27: Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, awaits returning to school after two of his siblings contracted the measles during an current outbreak. ...   Ars Technica
20:49New Huawei phone has a 5x optical zoom, thanks to a periscope lens
Here's the camera assembly for the Huawei P30 Pro and... wait, what? Is that a square camera lens? [credit: Huawei ] Huawei officially announced the Huawei P30 Pro smartphone today. While it has a new Huawei-made SoC, an in-screen optical fingerprint reader, and lots of other high-end features, the highlight is definitely the camera's optical zoom, which is up to a whopping 5x. ...   Ars Technica
20:0074% of US coal plants threatened by renewables, but emissions continue ...
Enlarge / Wind turbines spin as steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jäenschwalde coal-fired power plant. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) The International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report on Monday saying that in 2018, 'global energy-related CO2 emissions rose by 1.7 percent to 33 Gigatonnes.' That's the most growth in emissions that the world has seen since 2013. ...   Ars Technica
19:42HTML email reborn, as Google brings AMP to your inbox
Enlarge / Lightning bolts have currents from 5,000 up to perhaps as many as 200,000 amps. (credit: John Fowler / Flickr) Google is bringing AMP, its cut-down version of HTML, to email. Starting today, Gmail on the Web will be able to support embedded AMP content, with support rolling out to mobile clients later. Gmail will also be joined by, Yahoo Mail, and Mail. ...   Ars Technica
19:21Vice President directs NASA to return to the Moon by 2024
Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. (credit: NASA) On Tuesday, at a museum within a stone's throw of Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a significant space policy speech that called for American men and women to return to the Moon by 2024. ...   Ars Technica
19:13BioWare's Anthem adds DLSS support as Nvidia's RTX push continues
BioWare’s Anthem makes one hell of a first impression, and today, it got even stronger—at least if you’re a gaming geek who fetishizes ultra-fast frame rates. ...   PC World
18:03How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack
Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Huawei MateBook systems that are running the company's PCManager software included a driver that would let unprivileged users create processes with superuser privileges. ...   Ars Technica
17:07A superposition of possible facts causes quantum conflict
Enlarge / Eugene Wigner first came up with the thought experiment this real experiment is based on. (credit: Denver Post Inc (Photo By David Cupp/The Denver Post via Getty Images)) “More than one reality existsî screams the headline. Cue sighs of tired dread from physicists everywhere as they wonder what otherwise bland result has been spun out of control. ...   Ars Technica
16:54Huawei’s P30 Pro goes toe-to-toe with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ on...
After a short run alone at the top of the Android heap, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 has some serious competition. Huawei unveiled its latest flagship P30 and P30 Pro today, and they’re packed with some of the best specs we’ve ever seen in an Android phone.Just like the P20, Huawei is making a big deal out of the phones’ picture-taking skills. ...   PC World
16:42Google Gmail adds 'dynamic email,' to avoid the pain of new tabs
Google said Tuesday it has begun rolling out what it calls “dynamic email,î an enhancement to its web-based Gmail page that in some cases eliminates the need to open a separate tab to accomplish a task. ...   PC World
15:47Verizon refuses to admit that its “first to 5Gî commercials are...
Enlarge (credit: Verizon) The advertising industry's self-regulatory division has urged Verizon to stop claiming that it has America's first 5G network, but Verizon claims that its 'first to 5G' commercials are not misleading and is appealing the decision. ...   Ars Technica
15:14Sony stops selling digital game codes at physical retailers
(credit: Aurich x Getty) PlayStation 4 owners who like buying downloadable game codes directly from brick-and-mortar stores will soon be out of luck. That's because Sony has confirmed to The Verge that it will stop selling such downloadable codes through physical retailers starting on April 1. ...   Ars Technica
15:07Update: Asus issues fix for ShadowHammer attack, and a tool to detect...
Asus confirmed Tuesday that 'a small number of devices' had been implemented with malicious code following an attack on its Live Update utility. That app has been patched, Asus said.Asus said that it has reached out to affected users, and issued a patched version of its software, version 3.6.8. ...   PC World
14:33Dealmaster: Get Roku’s Streaming Stick+ 4K media streamer for $49
Enlarge / The Roku Streaming Stick+. (credit: Samuel Axon) Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on Roku's Streaming Stick+, which is currently down to $49 at Walmart and Amazon. ...   Ars Technica
14:30Apple Card vs Citi, Chase, and Capital One: Is Apple's new credit card ...
Apple announced a brand new credit card at its 'Show time' event with low interest rates, no fees, and daily rewards. But is it worth adding to your wallet?   PC World
14:18Start streaming in luscious 4K HDR with the Roku Streaming Stick+ for...
Whether you're new to the streaming game or just want to boost your existing setup, Roku offers some of the best streaming devices on the market. And today, you can grab the fully loaded Roku Streaming Stick+ for $49 on Amazon, down from a list price of $60. ...   PC World
13:10Apple's services event laid the groundwork for a long and difficult...
Apple may be late to the video streaming party, but it's getting ahead of the shift away from its No. 1 device: the iPhone.   PC World
12:36Amazon's one-day PC gaming blowout offers juicy deals on Threadripper, ...
It's a great day for great deals on PC gaming components and accessories. Amazon's throwing a huge one-day gaming hardware saleRemove non-product link that includes a wide variety of laptops, desktops, components, and accessories. We've sifted through the nearly 30 deals to find our top three picks from today's sale.To read this article in full, please click here   PC World
12:23It’s unfortunate NASA canceled the all-female EVA, but it’s the right...
Enlarge / NASA astronaut Anne McClain needs to use a smaller spacesuit. (credit: NASA) NASA announced on Monday afternoon that it had canceled a plan to have astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch perform the agency's first all-female spacewalk on Friday. The decision follows McClain's first spacewalk outside the International Space Station, which occurred last Friday, March 22. ...   Ars Technica
12:02Hands-on with Control: Weird, unsettling, and Remedy's best-playing...
“Do you think there’s a secret in here?î “Well now I do.îI’ve walked in and out of the same room maybe four times now, pressed up against every wall, tinkered with every switch. The Oldest House, headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Control, wraps around itself like a maze. There are no rules here, no laws of physics or Euclidean geometry to fall back on. ...   PC World
12:00Myst developer Cyan returns to Kickstarter for new game Firmament
It’s been almost precisely a year since Cyan unveiled the first trailer for Firmament, and a busy year for Cyan at that. 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of Myst, which resulted in a celebratory Kickstarter for limited-run merchandise, plus re-releases of Myst III and IV, which had been missing from storefronts for (pun intended) ages. ...   PC World
11:05Get a Lifetime Of Excel Training For Just $20
Businesses tend to be more successful when they collect data. But, once it’s gathered, how do they analyze it to make informed decisions? Microsoft has released a series of tools for this purpose, and you can learn how to use them with the Complete Microsoft Data Analysis Expert Bundle, on sale for only $20 today. ...   PC World
11:01Casino Screwup Royale: A tale of “ethical hackingî gone awry
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) People who find security vulnerabilities commonly run into difficulties when reporting them to the responsible company. But it's less common for such situations to turn into tense trade-show confrontations—and competing claims of assault and blackmail. ...   Ars Technica
09:29BlackBerry Key2 LE review: A cheaper way to get the keyboard in your...
Last year I was stunned by just how much I loved using the BlackBerry Key2 and its physical keyboard. This year I’m checking out its little sibling—the Key2 LE—to see if it’s a cheaper way to get your hands on a BlackBerry device in 2019. The base model of the LE clocks in at $399, while the entry level of the standard Key2 starts at $649. ...   PC World
09:00Amarey A800 robot vacuum cleaner review: This budget robot vac...
Your floors won't collect dust but your stand-up vacuum might.   PC World
Monday March 25, 2019
20:50Best media streaming devices
Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.   PC World
20:47Apple releases iOS 12.2 with support for News+ service, new AirPods...
Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing Apple News+. Apple quietly pushed out a lengthy iOS software update today. While the day was largely dominated by Apple's 'It's Show Time' event in which the iPhone maker announced news, gaming, and TV subscription services, it just released updates that will help users get settled with some of the new announcements. ...   Ars Technica
20:46The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories
A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.   PC World
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Tuesday March 26, 2019
19:08PreSonus ships FLEX DSP-powered StudioLive 64S and Series III S Mixers
PreSonus has shipped the FLEX DSP-powered StudioLive 64S and Series III S Mixers, their new, top-of-the-line, which brings the power of a large production console to small-format digital... Read More   KVR Audio
11:27Native Instruments releases Noire - Nils Frahm Piano Kontakt Instrument
Native Instruments has released Noire, a new Kontakt instrument that captures the signature grand piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm. The instrument – which includes both... Read More   KVR Audio
11:25Voxengo updates GlissEQ to v3.10
Voxengo has updated GlissEQ, the dynamic parametric equalizer plug-in, to version 3.10. Changes: Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size... Read More   KVR Audio
09:39A.O.M. updates plug-ins to v1.9.5
A.O.M. has updated their audio plug-ins to version 1.9.5. New Features and Enhancements: [All Plugins] Introduce parameter snapshot feature. This supersedes A/B comparison... Read More   KVR Audio
05:29Ronei Leite Discovery Pro 10 bank pack released
Ronei Leite has released Discovery Pro Mega Pack, featuring 10 preset packs for a total of 932 presets for Discovery Pro: Total Access Vol.1 (120). Total Access Vol.2 (120). Total... Read More   KVR Audio
Monday March 25, 2019
21:44EastWest releases "Voices of Opera" with half price intro offer
EastWest has announced the release of Voices Of Opera, a brand-new virtual instrument featuring the vocals of soprano Larisa Martinez (Andrea Bocelli) and tenor Carlton Moe (Phantom of... Read More   KVR Audio
16:46denise releases Noize 2 plugin and samples the city of Berlin for it
denise has announced the release of the Noize 2 with a new sample upload feature. Here's what they say: 'Producer? ?Jamie Boyle from Sweden won denise's 2018 plugin contest.... Read More   KVR Audio
16:00Liqube Audio updates Resonic Player and Pro Audio Player and Sample...
Liqube Audio has updated Resonic, an audio player and sample manager for Windows, to v0.9.3b. Stability: Resonic now warns you on startup when settings cannot be saved... Read More   KVR Audio
12:53Bremmers Audio Design updates MultitrackStudio for iPad to v3.4
Bremmers Audio Design has released version 3.4 of MultitrackStudio for iPad. New in version 3.4: The editor grid can now show triplets (or any tuplet), or have swing.... Read More   KVR Audio
10:45Muletone Audio releases "Brazilian Series: Repinique" for Kontakt
Muletone Audio has released Brazilian Series: Repinique for Kontakt 5.6+. Here's what they say: The Repinique was established in samba percussion in the 1950s. This... Read More   KVR Audio
10:42Strezov Sampling releases Orchestral Percussion X3M for Kontakt
Strezov Sampling has announced the release of Orchestral Percussion X3M for Kontakt. Orchestral Percussion X3M features a flexible collection of orchestral percussion instruments... Read More   KVR Audio
08:30Sample Fuel releases Poly 2.0 and Poly-Lite (free) for HALion Sonic SE
Sample Fuel has announced the release of Poly-Lite for HALion, HALion Sonic and the free HALion Sonic SE, along with a version 2.0 Update for Poly (a free update for previous users of Poly).... Read More   KVR Audio
08:12Nembrini Audio releases "LoFi" - Vintage Clipper Plugin - Free for...
Nembrini Audio has announced the release of LoFi, a Vintage Clipper plugin designed to add grit and weight to your mix with two distinctive custom designed saturation algorithms:... Read More   KVR Audio
07:16Sensel releases 2 free Sound Packs - Music Producer Jams and UR-RT4...
Sensel has released two new sound packs, each with a unique take on sounds and production. The MP Jams Sound Pack re-thinks the Music Production Overlay as a remix deck for... Read More   KVR Audio
05:39NoiseAsh releases Rule Tec EQ1A for Mac & Win VST, AAX, AU
NoiseAsh has released Rule Tec EQ1A, a new analog emulation plug-in designed to be an all in one solution for professional mixing and mastering purposes. It's been modeled to present signature... Read More   KVR Audio
00:57Audio Helper Project updates Samplism to v1.6.3 for Mac
Audio Helper Project has updated Samplism to version 1.6.3. New Features: Supports importing more third-party libraries to Samplism: Native Instruments... Read More   KVR Audio
Sunday March 24, 2019
01:36Syntheway releases ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen v2. ...
Syntheway has released ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen version 2.0 for Windows and macOS. Changes in Windows v2.0: Added: VST3 Plugin format. Added: Koto staccato,... Read More   KVR Audio
Saturday March 23, 2019
15:34Radium Audio updates Radium Music Editor to v5.9.49
Radium Audio has updated Radium for Linux, macOS, and Windows to v5.9.49. Radium is a vertical music editor. It's inspired by trackers, but uses more graphics to show musical... Read More   KVR Audio
13:36Pornofonic Instruments releases Klusterkitt Rezonator for Kontakt
Pornofonic Instruments has released Klusterkitt Rezonator: Order & Chaos, for Kontakt 5.7+. Rezonator is a hybrid drum designer and kit builder offering deep electronic... Read More   KVR Audio
09:35Samples From Mars releases "MPC1 From Mars" for Ableton Live, Kontakt,...
Samples From Mars has announced the release of MPC1 From Mars SFM Says 'We captured all of the parameter combinations for every voice - pitch, decay, noise, bend, tightn, you... Read More   KVR Audio
09:28Sub51 releases Panic Room for Kontakt and Komplete Kontrol
Sub51 has released Panic Room, which consists of 101 tonally textured samples/instruments and a bonus pack of 45 movement/mechanical samples captured from various environments.... Read More   KVR Audio
09:06Kwonky Instruments releases "Tones and Textures | Vol 1" bundle and ...
Kwonky Instruments has released Tones and Textures | Vol 1 and Scape for Kontakt. Tones and Textures | Volume 1, $69, is a bundle containing 6 atmospheric instruments.... Read More   KVR Audio
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Tuesday March 26, 2019
18:23Zininworks Inc. releases Schubert Winterreise v5.1.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Sheet Music & Tablatures: Listen to classical music with flowing scores with your iPhone or iPad. SyncScore provides a new way of enjoying classic compositions. You can listen to compositions while the score flows in a synchronized fashion. Carefully hand-picked classic...   440Software
15:46ASK Video releases Harmony Explored-Music Theory v7.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: When Dream Theater's keyboard wizard teaches a course about rock & pop harmony, it's time to pay attention. Dive into this exclusive, example-filled course by musician extraordinaire, Jordan Rudess! This course, shot on location in Jordan Rudess' private...   440Software
00:07Luis Martinez releases Rock Drum Machine v5.22
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Rythme Mach. & Loops: Turn your iPhone or iPad into a solid Rock Drummer with powerful drum sounds and tons of rhythms to get energetic drum grooves easily in a flash. The best drum machine for Rock! The Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8...   440Software
Monday March 25, 2019
16:16Jose M Lopez releases Delay Calculator v3.1.0
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Conversions: Delay Calculator is intended primarily for sound engineers who need to adjust the delay between sound sources. This application allows to calculate the time (in ms) it takes for sound to travel a distance (in meters or feet) by the user. May also indicate the...   440Software
02:04Korg releases KORG Gadget 2 v4.0.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: Evolving to the next generation. Quickly and intuitively turn your ideas into music. KORG Gadget 2 - The best music production software. KORG Gadget has received numerous awards from around the world: • Apple: 'App Store Best of 2014' in Japan...   440Software
Sunday March 24, 2019
17:05Daniel Klementovic releases Guitar chords and tabs v1.3.10
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: Guitar chords and tabs is mobile application to find and view more than 500.000 chords or tabs from hundreds of artists. App includes: offline access to favorite tabs chord diagrams with multiple variations autoscroll chord diagrams (guitar, piano...   440Software
13:10Moog Music releases Animoog for iPhone v1.3.6
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS Must have iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later to run Animoog for iPhone. Animoog is Moog Music's first professional synthesizer for iOS devices, and was the first music app in history to hit number one in the App Store on the...   440Software
05:21Sincere Apps releases Chords and Scales v3.4
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: Chords and Scales lets you explore chords, scales, chord progressions and compose songs in intuitive and interactive way. It helpful for musicians from beginners to experts and allows you to understand musical structures and find inspiration. All...   440Software
Saturday March 23, 2019
16:16Imaginando, Sociedade Unipessoal Lda releases DRC - Polyphonic...
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: DRC is powerful virtual analog polyphonic synthesizer that recreates the characteristic sound of an analog synthesizer proving a minimal but powerful set of parameters, for limited but incredible sonic capabilities. With the cloud preset sync technology,...   440Software
11:32HDSmusic releases HDS iSound v1.9
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: The accordion & oberkrainer app for folk music, accordion and button-box players. HDS iSound is a hiqhquality virtual soundmodule for your iPad. Play your iPad with external MIDI instruments, accordion-MIDI, soundenlargement for your stage-setup or as...   440Software
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