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Thursday September 20, 2018
14:45Video: “Delta V,î our new series on all the happenings in the heavens,...
Video edited by Kevin Gallagher. Click here for transcript. (video link) During the last decade or so, there has been an incredible amount of money, time, and energy put into revitalizing the launch industry, both in the United States and around the world. Less than a decade ago, no company had ever developed an orbital rocket on its own and successfully launched a payload into orbit. ... Ars Technica
14:22New Doctor Who trailer shows first female Doctor is still the boss
Doctor Who is coming back for its 11th season (since the modern reboot) next month, featuring the first-ever female Doctor (Jodie Whittaker). The BBC just released a new trailer, and it's clear from the footage that we've got a delightfully fresh take on the classic series ahead, while still keeping the most iconic elements that have made Doctor Who so enduring. ... Ars Technica
13:16Replace your slow hard drive with these $25 SSDs
Budget SSD maker Adata won’t be found among our selections for the top SSDs of 2018. But if you haven’t ditched your pokey hard drive yet, the ludicrously low prices of Adata’s 2.5-inch Ultimate SU655 SSDs on Amazon make them pretty irresistible.To start, the 120GB version of the drive costs just $25. We’re in pizza pricing territory here folks. ... PC World
12:18Straining a diamond makes silicon-based qubit behave
Enlarge / This is a diamond. It probably even has impurities suitable for making a qubit. It is not a quantum computer (credit: Roger Blake) With the advent of toy quantum computers, I’ve been less interested in reporting on the developments of new qubit systems. That doesn’t mean I’ve been ignoring them. ... Ars Technica
10:15Crowdfunding raises millions for quack cancer remedies, like coffee...
Enlarge / Bottles of herbal oils and dried plants used in alternative medicine. (credit: Getty | Martin Norris) Doctors and clinics that peddle unproven, potentially harmful treatments to desperate cancer patients are pocketing millions thanks to donations collected on popular crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe. That’s according to data published recently in BMJ. ... Ars Technica
09:30First hydrogen-powered train hits the tracks in Germany
René Frampe, Alstom French train-building company Alstom built two hydrogen-powered trains and delivered them to Germany last weekend, where they'll zoom along a 62-mile stretch of track that runs from the northern cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde, and Buxtehude. ... Ars Technica
09:30I switched from the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $250 LG Stylo 4 and...
Switching from a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to an LG Stylo 4 is analogous to going from a Ferrari 812 Superfast to a Kia Optima. They’re both 2018 smartphones with styluses built in, and they both run the same version of Android (Oreo 8.1). But other than that, they couldn’t be more different.Where the Note 9 has sex appeal and a high price tag, the Stylo 4 is basic and affordable—even cheap. ... PC World
09:00Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti: Which graphics card should you ...
The long-awaited GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are finally here, new “RTXî moniker and all, and well, they’re mighty impressive pieces of kit. Nvidia infused the radical Turing GPU at their hearts with dedicated RT and tensor cores to (hopefully) ignite a gaming future brimming with ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. ... PC World
Wednesday September 19, 2018
20:42iOS 12.1 beta suggests a new iPad is coming this fall
Enlarge / The 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) While exploring the Setup app in iOS 12, 9to5Mac discovered an identifier referring to an iPad labeled 'iPad2018Fall'. The identifier also added to a bevy of evidence and reports suggesting a new iPad Pro model is imminent. That's not the only hint about new iPads in the iOS 12.1 beta, though. ... Ars Technica
18:05PCWorld's September Digital Magazine: Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. ... PC World
17:39Destiny 2: Forsaken review: Hallelujah, Destiny’s back
Enlarge When Destiny was released in late 2014, expectations were high. The “looter shooterî genre had shown itself to be a force after the success of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and developer Bungie—whose pedigree of unmatched gunplay and inventive worldbuilding—had signed a ten-year contract with publisher Activision to build out a deep universe for the ... Ars Technica
17:35Judge orders Cody Wilson’s arrest, but he skipped his return flight...
Enlarge / Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the 'Liberator', in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August 1, 2018. (credit: KELLY WEST/AFP/Getty Images) AUSTIN, Texas—On Wednesday morning, a county judge signed the arrest warrant for 3D-printed gun rights activist Cody Wilson, who is accused of sexually assaulting an unnamed underage girl. ... Ars Technica
17:19Despite data caps and throttling, industry says mobile can replace...
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jenner Images) AT&T and Verizon are trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission that mobile broadband is good enough for Internet users who don't have access to fiber or cable services. The carriers made this claim despite the data usage and speed limitations of mobile services. ... Ars Technica
14:35Watch The Full Nerd talk about the RTX 2080 review right now!
Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show is all about the Nvidia RTX launch! First up we cover the official PCWorld review of the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, next we'll answer the question of whether you should buy a RTX 2080 or GTX 1080 Ti, and lastly we look over to AMD to see if it's better to buy a Radeon card instead. ... PC World
13:16Facebook is letting job advertisers target only men
Enlarge / The Facebook sign and logo at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. (credit: Josh Edelson/Getty Images) Hundreds of thousands of Americans drive for Uber. And the company is looking for many more. It runs ads on Facebook that say, for example, “Driving toward something? Make extra money when it works for you and get there faster. ... Ars Technica
13:16Our favorite high-performance portable SSD, Samsung's T5, is far...
Today’s a good day to turbocharge your local backup with one of our favorite external SSD drives. The 500GB Samsung T5 portable SSD is on sale for $100 at Amazon today. This drive was sitting around $120 just a few weeks ago, and this is the lowest price we’ve seen for it. The T5 is also close to $30 cheaper than the SanDisk external SSD sale we looked at last week. ... PC World
Thursday September 20, 2018
07:57FXpansion updates Cypher2 to v184.108.40.206
FXpansion recently updated Cypher to v220.127.116.11, which addresses a number of issues, most notably fixing a memory leak. As well as bug fixes, they've also included 22 new synth brass presets,... Read More KVR Audio
07:47Synchro Arts releases Revoice Pro 4
Synchro Arts has announced the release of Revoice Pro 4, a major new version of the toolbox for timing and pitch adjustment offering new features and improvements including much improved... Read More KVR Audio
07:38Image Line updates FL Studio to v20.0.4
Image Line recently updated FL Studio to v20.0.4 introducing significantly improved CPU performance plus you can now transpose multiple Instrument Channels or Patterns. YouTube.com/watch?v=1PYHsZgYZfE... Read More KVR Audio
Wednesday September 19, 2018
15:39Bitwig Studio updated to v2.4
Bitwig Studio has been updated to v2.4 featuring a major overhaul of the Sampler. Now equipped with granular and wavetable techniques, new sounds are at your fingertips and performance-ready.... Read More KVR Audio
15:36Steinberg updates Cubasis to v2.6
Steinberg has updated Cubasis for iOS to v2.6. Changes: Audio Unit full-screen support*: Tweak sounds and parameters with utmost accuracy, using Cubasis' super-sized full-screen... Read More KVR Audio
15:32Maize Sampler updated to v2.5.4
Maize Sampler has been updated to v2.5.4. Changes: ADSR and filter frequency parameter automation and MIDI control. Restore last group selection in the player. Support... Read More KVR Audio
13:22HoRNet releases SW34EQ MK2
HoRNet has release SW34EQ MK2, the second version of its analog modelled equalizer. The HoRNet SW34EQ MK2 is an equalizer coming straight from the 80s. It's the digital version... Read More KVR Audio
09:15Cockos updates REAPER to v5.95
Cockos has updated REAPER to v5.95. Automation: copying/pasting and duplicating time selection include all automation of tracks with items within time selection. fix automation... Read More KVR Audio
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Thursday September 20, 2018
12:11Nexogen Private Limited releases Garage Virtual Real Drum v1.3
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: Feel the beat of drums with your fingers, Garage Virtual Real Drum is the fastest and most realistic drum app in the store. You can use this perfect app for sounds in lame jokes or puns or making your own genuine sounds. The only single app with jam out your... 440Software
04:23Emre Turgay releases Guitar and Ukulele Tuner v4.3
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: A free tuner app for your guitar and ukulele. A simple, easy to use and accurate guitar tuner app. This free tuner app is perfect for complete beginners, recommended by music teachers. This chromatic tuner has professional accuracy for advanced players. Detects the... 440Software
Tuesday September 18, 2018
20:21Giel Bremmers releases MultitrackStudio Remote v1.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Controllers: The MultitrackStudio Remote app for iPad turns your iPad into a powerful remote control for MultitrackStudio: Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ Control the transport, including VariSpeed, markers and cycling. Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ Add and control tracks, groups, effect returns (up to 3) and the... 440Software
17:04BeatsnBobs releases CasioTron Beats: Retro Drums v3.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Rythme Mach. & Loops: CasioTron Beats re-creates the rhythm patterns found on the vintage home keyboards of the 70's and 80's. These popular keyboards were analog and have now become collector's items because of their warm sound. With MIDI and Ableton Link too! You can... 440Software
Monday September 17, 2018
23:28Playnote Limited releases AURALBOOK for ABRSM Grade 7 HD v2.62
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: Cover full syllabus of exam with permission of ABRSM * Recommend by Bloomberg Businessweek and effectiveness proven by International Journal of Music Education. More than 500,000 users worldwide Up to 180 exam mock questions 94% users find aural... 440Software
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