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Tuesday June 27, 2017
12:2673% off amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 7/6/6s...
These Amazon best-selling screen protectors from amFilm are specifically designed for iPhone 7, 6S, and 6. Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resiliant, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity. Also ultra-clear with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience. ...   PC World
12:00Hands-on: How the Asus ROG GX501 Zephyrus performs with Nvidia's Max-Q ...
The Asus ROG (Republic of Gamer) GX501 Zephyrus laptop is here to break a big rule. That rule says you can have a thin gaming laptop, you can have a quiet gaming laptop, and you can have a powerful laptop—but you can only have two of those things in one machine. If it's thin, it can't be powerful, or if it's powerful, it can't be quiet. ...   PC World
11:48Nintendo New 2DS XL mini-review: The best version of the 3DS hardware...
Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) While the Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming the handheld of choice—thanks in part to the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey—the 3DS still has some life left in it yet. ...   Ars Technica
11:37iPhone at 10: How Apple changed gaming for the better and the worse
Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) Ten years ago this week—on June 29, 2007—many waited (in line or online) for the first iPhone's formal release. Steve Jobs revealed what he promised would be a game-changing device months earlier, providing plenty of time for the lofty dreams, predictions, and excitement to build. The decade since has largely justified the hype. ...   Ars Technica
10:00VeraPlus Advanced Home Controller review: This expensive hub fails to...
We can’t recommend this smart home hub to users with any level of experience.   PC World
09:57European Union slaps Google with $2.72 billion fine for manipulating...
Google abused its dominant position in the search engine market to illegally promote its comparison shopping service, the European Union's top antitrust authority ruled Tuesday, slapping the company with a €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion) fine.The consequence could be still greater differences in the ways Google presents search results to users in the U.S. and to those in the EU. ...   PC World
09:49Google fined $2.7B by European Commission for abusing search monopoly
Enlarge (credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images) Google has been gut-punched by the European Commission for abusing its search monopoly to squeeze out other players on the Web. Europe's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, had been expected to hit Google with a fine of around €1 billion, but the actual number is far larger: €2. ...   Ars Technica
09:30Become an expert at Safari for iOS with these 8 tips and tricks
Hide your frequently visited sites, remotely close Safari tabs on other devices, turn web pages into PDFs, and more.   PC World
09:01How to secure your CMS without patching
In as little as four hours, the bad guys can reverse engineer a software patch for an open-source content management system (CMS) and build an exploit capable of turning millions of websites into spammers, malware hosts or DDoS attackers. ...   PC World
09:00Libratone One Click Bluetooth speaker review: Fun design and very good ...
Swappable accessories make it easy to take the music with you.   PC World
01:00Report: Valve’s former augmented reality system is no more
CastAR's first prototype. Subsequent revisions brought the glasses' size down and fidelity up so that its mounted projectors would better convey the feeling that virtual objects appeared on a mat (also known as 'augmented reality' or 'mixed reality'). However, the project's future is now in doubt. ...   Ars Technica
Monday June 26, 2017
23:35“McMansion Hellî used Zillow photos to mock bad design—Zillow may sue
(credit: McMansionHell) An architecture blogger has temporarily disabled her website,, after receiving a demand letter from Zillow and posting it on Twitter. ...   Ars Technica
23:10This Windows Defender bug was so gaping its PoC exploit had to be...
(credit: Microsoft) Microsoft recently patched a critical vulnerability in its ubiquitous built-in antivirus engine. The vulnerability could have allowed attackers to execute malicious code by luring users to a booby-trapped website or attaching a booby-trapped file to an e-mail or instant message. ...   Ars Technica
20:35Potential jurors call Shkreli evil, snake—one blamed him for EpiPen...
Enlarge / BROOKLYN, NY - Monday, June 26, 2017: Martin Shkreli arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court on the first day of his securities fraud trial. (credit: Getty | Kevin Hagen) Martin Shkreli appeared in a New York federal court Monday for the start of his securities fraud trial—and was quickly declared guilty of price gouging by potential jurors. ...   Ars Technica
20:17We desperately need a way to defend against online propaganda
Enlarge / Would you get your Internet from this van? (credit: Bobotech - Know Your Meme) We've learned something from the investigation into whether Russia meddled in the US election that has nothing to do with politics. Humans are more vulnerable than ever to propaganda, and we have no clue what to do about it. ...   Ars Technica
19:25Turkey pulls evolution from its high school curriculum
Enlarge / A young Charles Darwin, before evolution had caused any public controversy. (credit: National Library of Medicine) In the US, opponents of evolution have tried to undercut instruction on the topic by suggesting schools should 'teach the controversy. ...   Ars Technica
19:00Regulators suggest $7.5 billion coal gasifier facility give up, burn...
Enlarge / Cranes stand at the construction site for Southern Co.’s Kemper County power plant near Meridian, Mississippi, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Photographer: Gary Tramontina/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) A coal gasification plant in development in Mississippi is more than $4 billion over budget and years past deadline—and now it may have to rethink plans ...   Ars Technica
18:30Skylake, Kaby Lake chips have a crash bug with hyperthreading enabled
Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. (credit: Intel) Under certain conditions, systems with Skylake or Kaby Lake processors can crash due to a bug that occurs when hyperthreading is enabled. ...   Ars Technica
17:51Without telling media, Arizona judge orders dozens of articles to be...
Enlarge (credit: Arizona Cardinals) In 2013, Megan Welter had a really bad night. Welter, at that time a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals, got into a drunken fight with her boyfriend. It ended with her calling 911 and reporting him for domestic violence. ...   Ars Technica
17:25Murder charges for doc who prescribed alleged “horrifyingly excessiveî...
Enlarge / Pills. (credit: Getty | smartstock) An Oklahoma doctor is facing five counts of second-degree murder charges following the opioid overdose deaths of her patients. Prosecutors charged osteopathic physician Regan Ganoung Nichols, 57, on Friday in Oklahoma County District Court. ...   Ars Technica
17:05Dealmaster: Today only, get an Amazon Echo for just $130
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we're back with new deals to share. Today you can get an Amazon Echo—Amazon's original Alexa-enabled smart speaker—for one of the best prices we've seen: just $130. The device may even come in handy during Amazon's annual Prime Day (a day when the company discounts a bunch of products) if there are Alexa-specific deals. ...   Ars Technica
17:00Fake climate negotiations produce real impacts
Enlarge (credit: Scott K. Johnson) CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Some critics of the Paris Agreement on climate change probably think they could have done a better job with the agreement's details. Recently, a group of people taking a system dynamics course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management got the chance to take a whack at it. ...   Ars Technica
16:05Some beers, anger at former employer, and root access add up to a year ...
(credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' 'security through obscurity' has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and possibly inebriated ex-employee. ...   Ars Technica
15:42Ringless voicemail spam won’t be exempt from anti-robocall rules
Enlarge / The FCC was asked to decide whether this ringless voicemail technology should be subject to anti-robocall rules. (credit: Stratics Networks) A petition to exempt ringless voicemails from anti-robocall rules has been withdrawn after heavy opposition. ...   Ars Technica
15:15Plug-and-play SNES Classic coming Sept. 29 for $80 with two...
Update: In a statement provided to Polygon, Nintendo said it is not 'providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.' The company said the new hardware will be produced at least through the end of 2017 and said 'at this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year. ...   Ars Technica
15:14Amazon's Echo has dropped to an all-time low of $130
Today, Amazon and Best Buy are offering the cheapest price yet on the Amazon Echo at $50 off. The popular smart speaker is available right now for $130 instead of the usual sticker price of $180.The price of the Echo has been fluctuating a bit in recent months with sales going as low as $140 to $150. ...   PC World
14:44Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: Benchmarks and behind-the-scenes AMD...
AMD’s first graphics card based on the Vega graphics architecture launches this week, and we’ve gotten our grubby hands on it.The $1,200 Radeon Vega Frontier Edition goes toe-to-toe against Nvidia’s Titan Xp in prosumer applications, with the gamer-focused Radeon RX Vega series slated to launch at the end of July. ...   PC World
14:40The Nokia 6 comes to the US for $229
If you remember, all the way back in February, HMD's Nokia Android lineup made its international debut at Mobile World Congress. The highest-end device, the Nokia 6, impressed us with its metal body, great build quality, stock Android, and low €229 price tag. Now the phone is finally coming to America, care of Amazon, which will sell the device in 'early July' for $229. ...   Ars Technica
14:30Waymo hires Avis to look after its autonomous cars in Arizona
Enlarge / Waymo is using a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to develop its self-driving technology. (credit: Waymo) Back in April, we reported on Waymo's plans to offer an autonomous ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona. ...   Ars Technica
14:0710 great Steam Summer Sale game bundles that save you even more money
Even bigger dealsImage by IDGThere’s no time like a Steam Summer Sale to find games at rock-bottom prices—witness PCWorld’s roundups of 15 great games under $5 and 15 hidden gems under $10 for proof of that. But you can save even more scratch if you buy an entire series.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here   PC World
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
11:55Audio Damage releases Kombinat Tri
Audio Damage has released Kombinat Tri, a complete top-to-bottom rebuild of the Kombinat series. With 13 different options in each of the three distortion engines (plus pass-through), Kombinat [Read More]   KVR Audio
10:37EastWest announces Hollywood Choirs
EastWest/Quantum Leap has announced Hollywood Choirs, due for release this fall / autumn. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Hollywood Choirs is the follow-up to 1999's Voices of the Apocalypse [Read More]   KVR Audio
09:43Best Service releases "The Orchestra" by Sonuscore
Best Service and Sonuscore have released The Orchestra, an all-in-one 80 player orchestral library whose heart is the Best Service Ensemble-Engine. Sonuscore say: 'We found a way to revolutionize [Read More]   KVR Audio
09:25MIDIMood releases Kameleono - MIDI Multi Effect and Basic Synth -...
MIDIMood has released Kameleono, a MIDI Multi-FX Plugin that includes: Arpeggiator, Sequencer, Note Hold, Note Gate, Quantizer Module, Basic Synth, etc. MIDIMood say Kameleono is a new kind of [Read More]   KVR Audio
08:06Sensomusic releases Usine HollyHock 3
Sensomusic has announced the release of Usine HollyHock 3, featuring a host of new features and a new and improved GUI design. Summary of new features: New tutorial as YouTube videos. New modular [Read More]   KVR Audio
08:01PinkNoise Studio releases Virology 2 Kontakt Edition
PinkNoise Studio has released Virology 2 Kontakt Edition, a Kontakt sound library based on the sounds of the Access Virus C synthesizer. Features: Ergonomic user interface. New re-scaled faders [Read More]   KVR Audio
07:21UVI and VI Labs release Ravenscroft 275 Piano for iOS
UVI and VI Labs have teamed up to release Ravenscroft 275 Piano for iOS, a virtual piano for iPad and iPhone, including Audio Unit V3 plugin, comprehensive MIDI support and more. UVI say: 'Ravenscroft [Read More]   KVR Audio
07:17GuDa Audio updates EnvelopR to v1.2
GuDa Audio has updated EnvelopR to v1.2, adding group selection and background oscilloscope: Group selection, with moving and resizing, makes creating good envelopes easier and faster. Background [Read More]   KVR Audio
07:14Audio Assault releases "The Punch" Plug-in for Mac & Win - Free until...
Audio Assault has released The Punch, a new effect plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in VST2, VST3, AU, RTAS & AAX formats. The Punch uses its own algorithm to make tracks sound punchier and [Read More]   KVR Audio
07:08Channel Robot releases "Red House - Slice 4.1" for Kontakt 5.5+
Channel Robot has released Red House - Slice 4.1 for Kontakt 5.5+, a further collection of matched loops for the Slice loop engine, this time taking the House genre as inspiration. Version 4.1 [Read More]   KVR Audio
06:55Avid updates Pro Tools to v12.8
Avid has updated Pro Tools to v12.8. Enhancements Native Dolby Atmos Support - Pro Tools HD Only: 7.1.2 and 7.0.2 Track, Plug-in, and Bus Support. 3D Panner with Height Controls for adjusting [Read More]   KVR Audio
Monday June 26, 2017
05:49IK announces ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone
IK has announced the new ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone, which will be available for shipping in July 2017. ARC 2.5 is an acoustic correction system that combines a highly accurate MEMS [Read More]   KVR Audio
01:30Adam Monroe Music releases Version 2 of Adam Monroe's Slap Bass
Adam Monroe Music has released version 2 of Adam Monroe's Slap Bass, a virtual instrument plugin sampled from a Fender Jazz bass. The new version features completely new samples as well as features [Read More]   KVR Audio
Sunday June 25, 2017
19:35PSP releases 2445 EMT v. 1.3.0 with new routing feature
PSPaudioware has released version 1.3.0 of PSP 2445 EMT. PSP 2445 EMT is a reverb processor plug-in inspired by two legendary early digital age reverberators: the EMT 244 and the EMT 245. PSP [Read More]   KVR Audio
19:34BigWerks releases Dark Energy - Kontakt Library
BigWerks has released Dark Energy, a Kontakt library with more than 300 instruments (16 categories) designed for multiple genres of music. Features: Over 300 Presets. Arpeggiation, & 2 FX [Read More]   KVR Audio
07:46Audiority updates Deleight to v1.1
Audiority has updated Deleight, the stereo delay plugin, to version 1.1 featuring panning for each delay tap. The plugin can be updated by downloading and installing the demo version from its [Read More]   KVR Audio
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Monday June 26, 2017
20:23Avid releases Avid Scorch v1.5.6
iPhone, iPad / Education / Sheet Music & Tablatures: The Avid® Scorch® app transforms your iPad mobile device into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store. With this powerful app, viewing beautiful scores is just the beginning. Thanks to the award-winning...   440Software
12:58Audeonic Apps releases FreEWI v1.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: Virtual inline MIDI event mapper for iOS FreEWI (pronounced free-wee) was designed as a free add-on for MidiBridge for EWI players, but can be used by anyone who needs to map MIDI events between apps. For mapping to/from external MIDI interfaces (or CoreMIDI...   440Software
10:37House New York releases Viola Tunerââ€û¢ v1.8.3
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: For the ones among us who's life revolves around the instrument that we love. Viola Tuner by M-lab provides the accuracy you need with gracefulness. Simple and intuitive viola reference-tuner. This reference tuner does not 'listen' to your tune, instead it plays...   440Software
05:56Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl) releases AUM - Audio Mixer v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / MultiTracks: AUM is the flexible audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters,...   440Software
03:36Line 6 releases Firehawk Remote v1.3.5
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: Firehawk Remote is the control app for the Line 6 Firehawk devices. Firehawk FX is a multi-effect pedal and Firehawk 1500 is an all-in-one stage amp, making it easier than ever to create the perfect guitar tone. From your phone or tablet, you can craft...   440Software
Sunday June 25, 2017
17:02Ingo Wandschneider releases Country Backing Tracks Creator v1.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Music Writing: Country Backing Tracks Creator Backing Tracks Creator is easy to use, sounds excellent and makes lots of fun. This is the Country Version of Backing Track Creator With Backing Tracks Creator you can easy write down your chords and let them play by...   440Software
14:05Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl) releases AudioShare v2.7.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Audio Editing: A sound file manager with powerful import and export abilities. If you are using music-making apps, then this tool is a must-have! Organize all your soundfiles and midifiles on your device. Record, trim, convert, normalize, transfer, export, import, zip,...   440Software
11:08Achilleas Sourlas releases LoAdKer v1.5.2
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: LoAdKer is a novel rhythm event generator that is based on fractal sequences. Unlike most other drum-mahines, LoAdKer has the ability to create complex patterns that evolve over time, sounding similar but not exactly the same. The result can be anything from...   440Software
02:52Icecream Screen Recorder
09/30/16 - Take screenshots and capture on-screen video.   CNET Download Windows
Saturday June 24, 2017
16:39Intelligent Gadgets releases KeyOmeter v2.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: As easily as a thermometer tells you the temperature, KeyOmeter automatically determines and displays the musical key. KeyOmeter operates in the 'circle of fifths' a visual representation of the 12 tonal centers or keys of the Western chromatic scale....   440Software
13:18Ringway Tech. (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. releases Hitman Drum Tutor v1.10
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: A drum learning APP. User could learn play drum with the built-in song score. or enjoy the game by hiting the drum pads. A smart rating would inform player their current skill. The app use MIDI to control the real electric drum kit. It could connect to the...   440Software
06:36Toshihiko Arai releases Pitch perfect! Tune Up v2.6
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Anyone can learn how to be pitch perfect and master relative pitch with this new app. You just swipe the screen up or down to find the right pitch, on this easy to use interface. From budding karaoke singers to professional wind instrument players and...   440Software
04:09KV331Audio releases Synthmaster v2.8.9
Mac, Pc / Audio Production / Virtual Instruments: All-Around Semi Modular Software Synthesizer. New Features: 1. Added scaled UI support with 120%, 140% and 160% skins for Default (Gray), Blue, Orange and Red skins 2. Added Undo/Redo support 3. Added 70 new factory presets by Vandalism:...   440Software
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