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Sunday May 27, 2018
14:00Plants repeatedly got rid of their ability to obtain their own nitrogen
Enlarge / Plants. (credit: James Petts / Flickr) Plants, like all living things, need nitrogen to build amino acids and other essential biomolecules. Although nitrogen is the most abundant element in air, the molecular form of nitrogen found there is largely unreactive. ...   Ars Technica
13:48From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS,...
Enlarge / How could Peter Bright ditch all this for the minimalism of MacOS? He loves the color purple far too much to do that, right? (credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. ...   Ars Technica
13:00HP’s ZBook x2: It’s powerful, it’s specialized, and it’s very expensive
Enlarge / HP ZBook x2. (credit: Peter Bright) Since Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, we've seen an abundance of minor variations of the concept from the major PC OEMs. ...   Ars Technica
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
11:30The Millennium Falcon is OK, but these pop culture ships make Ars...
Enlarge / I mean, we're still in the hands of some master filmmakers when it comes to building moments. (credit: Lucasfilm) It's been a good month for ships. Just this week, one of the most iconic vessels to ever clear the Kessel run in 12 parsecs returned to theaters in a very high-profile manner. ...   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
22:55The Acer Swift 3 thinks a cool look is worth some extra cash
Acer’s Swift 3 thin-and-light consumer laptop could be called a crowd-pleaser, if only because you can currently buy models ranging in price from $650 and up, with abundant in RAM and storage, as well as both AMD and Intel CPUs. ...   PC World
20:46Russian unit, GRU officer linked to 2014 shoot-down of airliner over...
Enlarge / Eliot Higgins (C), founder of online investigation group Bellingcat, addresses a press conference on findings within research on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on May 25, 2018. ...   Ars Technica
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
16:20Boba Fett joins the insane pile of upcoming Star Wars film projects
Boba Fett's last major toy incarnation, from 2015. (credit: Sam Machkovech) On the eve of one major Star Wars film launch, fans learned that the Disney and Lucasfilm empire have yet another iconic-character project in the works: a Boba Fett film. ...   Ars Technica
15:36Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt
Enlarge / The Essential Phone. It sounds like the Essential Phone is dead. A report from Bloomberg says the smartphone startup has 'cancelled' its next smartphone. The company, which was once valued at a billion dollars before ever shipping a product, is now 'considering selling itself. ...   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
14:49Hands-on: Age of Wonders: Planetfall puts a refreshing sci-fi spin on...
Age of Wonders needed a hook, and I think Triumph finally found it.Writing about Age of Wonders III back in 2014, one of my biggest complaints was that it felt somewhat unnecessary. ...   PC World
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
13:50Get $15 off this Alexa- and Google Assistant-powered Wemo light switch ...
A smart light switch adds control to one of the connected home’s most basic functions, and today, you can add one of your own for cheap—the WeMo light switch is on sale for $35 on Amazon, down from a list price of $50.To read this article in full, please click here   PC World
13:35Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Newly released court documents reveal just how much Apple apparently knew about the iPhone 6's and 6 Plus' propensity to bend. ...   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
10:15These clever students have turned the Camaro into a hybrid sports car
EcoCAR 3 / Flickr Ever looked at your car and thought 'I bet I could improve its engineering'? That's the challenge for the student teams that participate in EcoCAR 3, a competition sponsored by General Motors and the US Department of Energy. ...   Ars Technica
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
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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
17:16The beat of a different drummer: An interview with Mattias Ecklund...
There may be no traditional instrument more affected by computer technology than drums. Depending on your point of view it's either great or terrible, and it has put more musicians (insert drummer [Read More]   KVR Audio
11:16Ohm Force releases early-access "Ohmboyz Infinity" Multi Tap Delay
Ohm Force has released an early-access version of Ohmboyz Infinity, a multi tap / multi FX delay. Initial Details: Macros²: In Ohmboyz ? Macros get the square treatment. You'll quickly realise [Read More]   KVR Audio
10:09SONiVOX releases Solina Redux - Arp Solina String Ensemble Emulation
SONiVOX has announced the launch of Solina Redux, an Arp Solina string ensemble emulation. It's available at the introductory price of $129.99 USD from May 25th through June 30, 2018, after which, [Read More]   KVR Audio
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
09:55112dB releases Mikron Reverb and updates Mikron Cascade & Delay with...
112dB announces the release of Mikron Reverb, an audio effect plugin for Windows and Mac. This colorful, stompbox inspired plugin is the little brother of 112dB's Redline Reverb. It has the same [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
09:39Prominy updates Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar to v1.20
Prominy has updated Hummingbird to v.1.20. Changes: New feature 'forced hammer-on / pull-off': With this feature, hammer-ons / pull-offs can be added to chords like the guitar intro of the famous [Read More]   KVR Audio
Thursday May 24, 2018
17:59Triple Spiral Audio releases Black and White for Zebra 2
Triple Spiral Audio has released Black And White, two soundsets for Zebra 2 and The Dark Zebra with a total of 512 patches. All patches have modwheel control and the 4 XY pads assigned to control [Read More]   KVR Audio
16:00Mercuriall Audio releases free pedal "Chorus WS-1" for Mac & Win VST, .
Mercuriall Audio has released Chorus WS-1, a new free audio plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in AU, VST and AAX plugin formats. Features: Low CPU usage. Stereo and Mono modes. Price: Free. [Read More]   KVR Audio
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
13:18Crave DSP updates "Crave EQ" to v1.1 for Windows and Mac
Crave DSP has updated Crave EQ to version 1.1. New in version 1.1: macOS: Now available for macOS 10.9 and above. Spectrum Analyzer Enhancements: The spectrum analyzer now has a smoothing control. [Read More]   KVR Audio
09:10Muletone Audio releases Brazilian Series "Drums" for Kontakt 5.6
Muletone Audio has released Brazilian Series: Drums for Kontakt 5.6+. Brazilian Series: Drums presents a versatile rich performance of Brazilian rhythms. Over a year of development and more than [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
07:52Qataz Audio releases free 29GB Piano Collection 2 for Kontakt
Qataz Audio has released version 2 of the Free Piano Collection and updated Qataz KSP Interface to v2.1 adding a number of new features improvements and bug-fixes: Added new FX presets banks. [Read More]   KVR Audio
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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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