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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
13:42Major Antarctic ice sheet shrank when it wasn’t much warmer than now
Enlarge (credit: NASA) Are the big ice sheets in Antarctica stable in the face of the warming we've already committed to? That's a more serious question than it might sound. ...   Ars Technica
13:29The Full Nerd ep. 68: GeForce RTX review, RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti,...
In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray discuss our exhaustive review of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, the first graphics cards built around ray tracing and AI-enhanced image processing. ...   PC World
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
13:10Amazon Echo subwoofer and Alexa-capable smart plug may be on the way
Enlarge Amazon seems to have given us a glimpse into some of its new, unreleased products. Listings on Amazon UK show a new Echo Sub, a subwoofer designed to work with Echo speakers, and a new Amazon Smart Plug, a socket adapter with Alexa capabilities, both with an availability date of October 11. ...   Ars Technica
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
10:00Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated...
Online retailer Newegg on Wednesday confirmed that credit card information from customers had been stolen using a sophisticated attack.'Yesterday we learned one of our servers had been injected with malware which was identified and removed from our site,' the company said in a statement on Twitter. ...   PC World
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
18:30NewEgg cracked in breach, hosted card-stealing code within its own...
Enlarge / Splat. (credit: John Liu) The popular computer and electronics Web retailer NewEgg has apparently been hit by the same payment-data-stealing attackers who targeted TicketMaster UK and British Airways. ...   Ars Technica
18:16One of the best features of Microsoft's upcoming October update to...
Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt. ...   PC World
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—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
17:50EU investigating German automakers, alleging collusion on emissions...
Enlarge / A hose for an emission test is fixed in the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 liter diesel car at the Technical Inspection Agency in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on August 7, 2017. ...   Ars Technica
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
17:29Senate passes copyright bill to end 140-year protection for old songs
Enlarge (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images) For the last decade, the Congressional debate over copyright law has been in a stalemate. Content companies have pushed for stronger protections, but their efforts have been stopped by a coalition of technology companies and digital rights groups. ...   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
16:19Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: A little more screen makes a big...
The reviews for the Apple Watch Series 4 are in and everyone loves it.   PC World
16:00Master Adobe's Most Popular Software With This 60+ Hour Training...
When it comes to creative software, Adobe is king. With programs like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom being used by photographers, designers, and editors across the globe, you should expect to master these tools if you hope to make it as a creative professional. ...   PC World
15:153D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson accused of having sex with underage ...
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) Update, 3:30p CT: A warrant has been issued for Wilson's arrest regarding the child sexual assault allegations. ...   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
14:20Quantum observers with knowledge of quantum mechanics break reality
Enlarge / The inner quantum matryoshka doll wonders what all the fuss is about (credit: Bradley Davis) Today, I learned something new: matryoshka nesting dolls aren’t quantum mechanical objects. Surprisingly enough, this was not something I should have been certain of. ...   Ars Technica
13:54Amazon Prime members can get the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa for just $35 ...
Amazon's Fire 7 tablet is just $35 for Prime members today—$15 off its list price and the lowest it's been since last holiday season. It's a killer deal on one of the most popular tablets out there. If you're not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial here.To read this article in full, please click here   PC World
13:35You can now share your Switch game downloads across consoles
Enlarge / John can now switch between two Switch consoles. Switch owners can now easily load digital software purchases onto more than one console following a firmware update that was rolled out last night. Switch firmware version 6.0. ...   Ars Technica
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
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Thursday September 20, 2018
14:01zplane updates elastiqueAAX/tce to v2.1.2
zplane has updated elastiqueAAX/tce to v2.1.2. This free update is recommended for all elastiqueAAX and elastiqueAAXtce users. The following issue has been fixed in this version:... Read More   KVR Audio
12:59Acustica Audio releases Viridian Suite with Intro Offer
Acustica Audio has released Viridian, a plugin suite based on iconic '60s and '70s units. Viridian aims to bring you the tone of some of the world's most exclusive British... Read More   KVR Audio
08:35Rodolphe Bourotte releases UPISketch for iOS
Rodolphe Bourotte / The Centre Iannis Xenakis has released UPISketch, a free app for iOS that can run on iPhones or iPads from iOS 9.3. UPISketch is a sound composition tool,... Read More   KVR Audio
08:21Tsugi updates GameSynth to v1.1 with sound particles, vocal effects...
Tsugi has updated GameSynth to v1.1, a new version of its sound design system for games, interactive applications and real-time film-making. GameSynth 1.1 comes with several... Read More   KVR Audio
08:14VSL releases "Vienna Smart Orchestra" with Intro Offer
The Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the release of Vienna Smart Orchestra, a complete and powerful, yet resource-saving package. The new library product offers a large... Read More   KVR Audio
08:00Steinberg releases Nuendo Live 2 Multitrack Recording Solution
Steinberg recently released Nuendo Live 2, a new version of the multitrack live recording system. Conceived, designed and developed to record live events ranging from corporate... Read More   KVR Audio
07:57FXpansion updates Cypher2 to v2.4.9.0
FXpansion recently updated Cypher to v2.4.9.0, 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
07:42Overloud releases Studio Sessions II - Studio Reverb IRs
Overloud has announced the release of Studio Sessions II — a collection of 180 IRs and 100 individual presets. The included presets were created during actual studio mixing sessions with... Read More   KVR Audio
07:41eXtream Software Development updates Audio Evolution Mobile Studio for ...
eXtream Software Development has updated its mobile DAW, Audio Evolution Mobile Studio, to version 2.0.4, featuring automation for busses and improved MIDI MPE support. Changes... 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. Read More   KVR Audio
07:31Toontrack releases Movie Scores – Action EZkeys MIDI pack and Action!...
Toontrack has announced the release of the Movie Scores – Action EZkeys MIDI pack and the Action! EZX and the Action Drums MIDI pack for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3.... Read More   KVR Audio
07:08TC Electronic releases DVR250-DT - Digital Vintage Reverb Plug-in with ...
TC Electronic has released DVR250-DT, a reverb unit that aims to bring 'vintage reverb, glistening sway and sweet character' to your DAW. TC Electronic say, with its fusion... Read More   KVR Audio
Wednesday September 19, 2018
17:56Produce RNB releases Chord Engine Genesis for Kontakt
Produce RNB has released Chord Engine Genesis for Kontakt. It is designed to allow producers and songwriters to play chords with just one key but with more realism and musicality. It includes... Read More   KVR Audio
15:53Roland updates SYSTEM-8 software synth to v1.2
Roland has announced that the 'Summer of SYSTEM-8' update is live (v1.2). The Roland SYSTEM-8 software synth is an exact duplicate of the hardware SYSTEM-8, and Roland has adapted... Read More   KVR Audio
15:41UVI releases Drum Designer - Modern Drum Workshop
UVI has released Drum Designer, a modern drum instrument, including powerful new Kick, Snare, Clap and Cymbal sound design engines, dedicated 8-part sequencer and more. Drum... Read More   KVR Audio
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
15:38Teenage Engineering announces OP–Z Multimedia Synthesizer release
Teenage Engineering has announced that OP–Z, its new multimedia synthesizer and sequencer, will be released in stores and at in October 2018. Teenage... 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
15:33Togu Audio Line updates TAL-Mod to v1.1.7
Togu Audio Line has updated TAL-Mod to v1.1.7. Changes in v1.1.7: Improved more natural volume PAN. LFO SLEW added for smooth transitions(SH, SAW, Rectangle). Changes... 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
14:46W. A. Production releases SphereQuad (with 90% Off Launch Discount)...
W. A. Production has released SphereQuad, a semi modular multi effect. Main features: 64 Creative Presets for one-click transformations. Stereo Flanger, Phaser & Chorus... 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
09:37Native Instruments updates Maschine to v2.7.8
Native Instruments has updated Maschine to v2.7.8. Added: Support for Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2. Support for the new Maschine Mikro MK3 Hardware. Improved:... Read More   KVR Audio
09:19Cmusic Production releases "SOLO Sackbut" for Kontakt
Cmusic Production has released the SOLO Sackbut Library for Kontakt. The curtain pipe (Sackbut) is the direct ancestor of the trombone. Moving the tube forward and backward,... 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
09:13Rogue Amoeba updates Audio Hijack to v3.5.4
Rogue Amoeba has updated Audio Hijack to v3.5.4. Major Enhancements: Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.1, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility. Audio... Read More   KVR Audio
07:57Sonic Scores updates Overture and Score Writer to v5.5.3
Sonic Scores has updated Overture and Score Writer to v5.5.3. Enhancements: Exported MusicXML files now have the.musicxml extension. Added importing and exporting of... Read More   KVR Audio
Tuesday September 18, 2018
15:04Will Savin releases Grain Stream - Granular Effect for Mac & Win VST &
Independent developer Will Savin has released his latest effect plugin Grain Stream, a granular delay plugin featuring a line graph editor for modifying grain parameters based on their... Read More   KVR Audio
15:01Stefano Daino updates DSP-Quattro 5 to v5.0.9
Stefano Daino has announced the release of version 5.0.9 of DSP-Quattro, the Audio Editor, Plug-in Host, AudioCD/DDP Mastering application for Mac OS X. New in version 5.0.9:... Read More   KVR Audio
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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: • Control the transport, including VariSpeed, markers and cycling. • 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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