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Wednesday August 23, 2017
14:05This is Samsung Galaxy Note8's dual-camera, Live Focus advantage
Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has finally been revealed, and if you have any interest in photography at all, you’ll be focused on the phone’s new dual-camera system. This is a first for Samsung, which has previously stuck with a single camera while its competitors—Apple and LG, to name just two—have gone the dual route. ...   PC World
14:00Meet Samsung Galaxy Note8: A bigger and better Galaxy S8+
And just like that, the Note is back. Instead of scrapping the brand after a global recall harpooned last year’s Note7, Samsung went back to the drawing board to build the Note8, its most powerful phablet yet. Strangely, the fact that Samsung promises near-foolproof battery safety seems almost secondary to the Note8’s new features and design. ...   PC World
12:35Satellites that can image Earth at night, and through clouds, near...
Enlarge / A rendering of ICEYE’s SAR micro satellite deployed in space. (credit: ICEYE) The biggest thing in aerospace these days is the trend toward small things, from small satellites to small satellite launch vehicles like those under development by Rocket Lab, Virgin Galactic, and Vector Space Systems. ...   Ars Technica
12:2665% off Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Collapsible LED Camping Lantern -...
The Etekcity collapsible LED Lantern provides up to 12 hours of bright omnidirectional lighting for your surroundings. It’s lighter, brighter, and more portable than most flashlights while still featuring the rugged durability to withstand the outdoors. The military-grade exterior is water resistant for more practical use in a high range of environments. ...   PC World
12:12Elon Musk posts first photo of SpaceX’s new spacesuit
Enlarge / Wear this to ride in a Dragon spacecraft. (credit: SpaceX) Early Wednesday morning, SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted a photo of the spacesuit that will be used by astronauts flying aboard the company's Dragon spacecraft, perhaps as early as next year. It is white, and looks futuristic. ...   Ars Technica
12:01Uber drivers have made more than $50M in the first month of tipping
Enlarge (credit: Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Uber is making additional changes to its driver-side app by allowing drivers to set more destinations and offering 'long trip notifications' to tell a driver when a rider is requesting a ride that's 45 minutes or longer. The company will also stop penalizing drivers who turn down trips. ...   Ars Technica
10:00Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: Better features, new frustrations
Despite a frustrating install, Ring Video Doorbell 2 is still a welcome, improved version of the original doorbell-slash-security camera.   PC World
09:30Speed up Windows 10: Tips for a faster PC
Your computer is slow. Annoyingly slow. You can add RAM, or buy a faster SSD, but that costs money. No, the first thing you should do is try to make Windows faster. Thus we present nine ways to speed up your Windows 10 PC without spending a dime.Be warned: There’s always a trade-off. More speed may mean less battery life, or even giving up a beloved program. ...   PC World
09:00Thinkware Dash Cam F800 review: Super night vision and app control
Thinkware’s $300 Dash Cam F800 is the company’s latest high-end, dual-channel dash cam offering, and offers easily the best night video we’ve seen. If the author of a recent email to us on the importance of after-dark captures is reading—this is your camera.Like the F770 we previously reviewed, the F800 relies on a Wi-Fi connection with your cell phone for visuals and settings. ...   PC World
Tuesday August 22, 2017
23:45Feds drop demand for 1.3 million IP addresses that visited anti-Trump...
Enlarge / Police officers wearing tactical gear form a barrier with riot shields to prevent the movement of protestors after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017 in Washington D.C. Hundreds of thousands of people combined to celebrate and protest. ...   Ars Technica
22:44Bethesda’s big VR games now have release dates, and they’re all in 2017
Nice box art. (credit: id Software) Bethesda had previously announced that it would release not one, not two, but three VR versions of its biggest franchises by the end of this year. Rather than disappoint headset hopefuls with a last-minute delay, the company has gone ahead and announced firm release dates for all three. ...   Ars Technica
22:21Another staged body cam leads to 43 more dropped Baltimore ...
Enlarge (credit: carlballou/Getty Images) A Baltimore Police Department officer has 'self-reported' a staged body cam video. This brings the number of fabricated body cam videos rocking the agency to at least three. In this most recent instance alone, 43 cases are being dropped or not prosecuted, the state's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said. ...   Ars Technica
21:13Microsoft's fascinating GigJam service will close in September
This story was updated on August 22, 2017, to note that the service will close in September.Microsoft will close and end the preview of its new GigJam productivity service, which was aimed at helping teams of people collaborate in real time over the Internet, the company said Tuesday. ...   PC World
20:56How the feds stopped a Porsche-driving trademark fraudster
Enlarge (credit: eightfivezero) The mastermind of a years-long fraudulent trademark scam that federal authorities dubbed as 'one of the more sophisticated, elaborate, and premeditated operations' they had ever seen has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud. ...   Ars Technica
20:00New Godzilla movie promises a radically different direction for the...
The first trailer for the anime Godzilla: Monster Planet, coming to you on Netflix later this year. A new Godzilla flick from Toho Studios is always cause for celebration, but Godzilla: Monster Planet is a next-level treat for kaiju and science fiction fans. The first in a planned three-movie anime series, Monster Planet takes the Big G in a bold new direction: the deep future. ...   Ars Technica
19:47Jury awards $417M to woman who says she got cancer from talc in baby...
Enlarge / Bottles of Johnson's baby powder in a London supermarket. (credit: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Los Angeles jury awarded a woman a $417 million verdict yesterday. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn users of the cancer risks of the talc in its baby powder. ...   Ars Technica
18:32Woman: My Uber driver went wrong way, I said something, he pushed me...
Enlarge (credit: Adam Berry / Getty Images News) A California woman has sued Uber, alleging that her driver pushed her out of the moving car following her demand to be let out when the driver refused to take the most direct route to her destination. ...   Ars Technica
18:10Dealmaster: Get a Dell Inspiron Core i7 laptop with 512GB SSD for $579
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we've got a number of new deals to share today. You can get a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 notebook, complete with Core i7 processor, 512GB SSD, and 8GB RAM for just $579. That laptop typically starts at $899, so it's a good price on a great all-purpose machine. Check out the rest of the deals below, too. ...   Ars Technica
18:05Driver’s license facial recognition tech leads to 4,000 New York...
Enlarge (credit: zmeel/Getty Images) The state of New York says its driver's license facial recognition technology has led to the arrest of 4,000 people in connection to identify theft or fraud crimes. This number is likely to skyrocket in the wake of the state doubling the number of measurement points for photographs. Gov. ...   Ars Technica
17:45Cord cutter deal alert: Get a free three-month trial of Plex Pass
If you're still sore about the recent privacy policy backlash for Plex, the home media server software, the company has a message for you: ByteMyBits. No, the company's not bitter about the situation. That's a promo code for a free three-month trial of Plex Pass (the service's paid subscription) for new subscribers. ...   PC World
17:40Unable to get a domain, racist Daily Stormer retreats to the Dark Web
(credit: Wikipedia) Ever since Charlottesville, the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer has been struggling to stay on the Internet. The site's editor, Andrew Anglin, wrote a vulgar post disparaging Heather Heyer after she was killed in the Charlottesville car attack. Activists pressured technology companies to drop the site, and one by one they complied. ...   Ars Technica
16:50When it comes to controversial science, a little knowledge is a problem
For a lot of scientific topics, there's a big gap between what scientists understand and what the public thinks it knows. For a number of these topics—climate change and evolution are prominent examples—this divide develops along cultural lines, typically religious or political identity. It would be reassuring to think that the gap is simply a matter of a lack of information. ...   Ars Technica
15:57Sony blocks yet another game from cross-console play with Xbox One
Enlarge / Thanks to Sony, these two versions of the same game will not be compatible with each other for online play. Back in June, Sony told Eurogamer that the company did not have 'a profound philosophical stance' against letting PS4 users play games with those on other platforms. ...   Ars Technica
15:28Intel shows off a mysterious and attractive black Surface Book
Intel's 8th generation Core processors starring, oddly, a black Surface Book. To coincide with yesterday's launch of the new 8th-generation processors, which pack four cores and eight threads into the 15W chips found in Ultrabooks, Intel released a sizzle video to give people an idea of what to expect from the new processors. The star of the video is a little surprising, however. ...   Ars Technica
15:18Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley) The Federal Communications Commission is being pressured to release the text of 47,000 net neutrality complaints before going through with Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. ...   Ars Technica
14:28You missed your first chance to pre-order the Super NES Classic...
Enlarge / The Super NES Classic Edition is out standing in its field. (credit: Seb Anthony) Further Update: Super NES Classic pre-orders were up for a brief moment at Wal-Mart starting at 1 p.m. ET, but appear to have sold out in less than a minute. Targets pre-orders went up about 15 minutes later and sold out within a couple of minutes. ...   Ars Technica
14:18Liveblog: The Galaxy Note 8 launches
Enlarge / The Note 8 invitation. View Liveblog It's about time for Samsung to take the wraps off its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. On Wednesday, August 23 at 11am ET (8am PT), the company will hold a massive event in New York City to show off its latest flagship. We know pretty much all the basics about the Galaxy Note 8. ...   Ars Technica
13:44Danish submarine mystery takes gruesome, bizarre turns [Updated]
Enlarge / The UC3 Nautilus in early sea trials in 2008. (credit: Frumperino) On Monday, a Copenhagen Police spokesperson released new information regarding the investigation into the disappearance of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist who had been last seen aboard the UC3 Nautilus—the crowd-funded, amateur-built diesel-electric submarine designed and piloted by Peter Madsen. ...   Ars Technica
13:26Facebook’s evolutionary search for crashing software bugs
Enlarge / An arty photo of one of Facebook's data centres. (credit: Facebook) With 1.3 billion daily users, the Facebook site and its apps are the most-used pieces of software in the world. Only a handful of software companies have ascended to a similar echelon of ubiquity, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple. ...   Ars Technica
13:16SNES Classic Mini: Quick preview by someone who has never barrel rolled
Sebastian Anthony I have an awkward confession to make: growing up, I never owned a SNES. I had a NES, but then no other console until the N64: my dad brought an Olivetti 8086 PC home from the office, and I was much more interested in learning how to use MS-DOS than play games. ...   Ars Technica
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
23:40ROLI releases Equator MPE software synthesizer as VST/AU plug-in and...
ROLI has released Equator, a software synthesizer whose sounds and effects have infused the music created on ROLI's award-winning instruments the Seaboard RISE and Seaboard GRAND. Launched in [Read More]   KVR Audio
05:05Psychic Modulation updates EchoMelt to v2.0
Psychic Modulation has updated EchoMelt to version 2.0. Changes: Randomize switches for each effect section. Each effect can be randomized separately. Single/Dual switches for Echo controls. [Read More]   KVR Audio
Monday August 21, 2017
11:00HoRNet updates Tape to version 1.0.1
HoRNet has released an update to Tape, the analog tape simulator. This maintenance update is free for current owners of the plugin and includes: Improved VU meters ballistic. Fixed auto gain [Read More]   KVR Audio
Sunday August 20, 2017
20:53FSP Devs releases free Groove Pads 0.7.0 for Android
FSP Devs (FSP Dev Studio) has released version 0.7.0 (BETA) of Groove Pads, a free music making and live performance application for Android. Key Features: 24 colorful pads. Two pads mode: trigger [Read More]   KVR Audio
15:58Bob Perry Audio updates Bob Perry Ducker Pro to v1.1.3
Bob Perry Audio has updated Bob Perry Ducker Pro to version 1.1.3, introducing minor bug-fixes and the long-awaited VST2 version. Ducker Pro extends Ducker with side chain low and high cut filters, [Read More]   KVR Audio
06:48Bremmers Audio Design updates MultitrackStudio for iPad to v2.7
Bremmers Audio Design has released version 2.7 of MultitrackStudio for iPad. New in version 2.7: Redesigned editor user interface: The mode buttons have been removed. A selector now appears on [Read More]   KVR Audio
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
06:30One Zero One Audio releases ShowOne - Pro Backing Tracks Tool for...
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: 'Finally, a professional backing tracks solution made by pros.' -Electronic Musician â–¸ Featured in: Keyboard Magazine, Modern Drummer ('6 More Mobile Apps Every Drummer Should Know'), DRUM! Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine, Bass Musician Mag, App...   440Software
03:07C.BARATAY releases Shruti Box v4.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Others: The shruti box is a small instrument with reeds, used to play a drone in music. Imagine an harmonium or accordeon without any buttons. You just select a set of notes, and the shruti will play them together continuously. The main purpose is to create a musical...   440Software
Tuesday August 22, 2017
23:45Emre Turgay releases Gitar Tuner - Gitar Akort Programı v2.4
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Tuners: Kullanımı çok kolay gitar akort aracı. Klasik, elektro ve akustik gitarlar için ücretsiz gitar tuner. Bu gitar akort uygulaması çaldığınız teli otomatik olarak algılar ve ne kadar hatalı olduÄŸunu görsel arayüzü...   440Software
20:23Music Breath, OOO releases Vocal Up - Pitch Practice v3.2
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: VOICE TRAINING helpful application: PIANO KEYBOARD for ideal pitch VOICE RECORDER for tracking your practicing Sing, play, record, and listen to your practicing with Vocal Up! Vocal Up FEATURES: [PIANO KEYBOARD SIM] free playing mode; piano recording; music...   440Software
14:08MellowMuse releases DeVox v1.8
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Audio Editing: DeVox - Audio Player and Recorder with FX DeVox allows you to mix and record your microphone input with the songs on your iPhone or iPad. It has high quality digital reverb, compression and noise gate effects for the mic, a vocal canceller to reduce the level...   440Software
02:25Kristijan Zrno releases Samply - DJ Sampler v1.1
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / DJ: Samply - DJ Sampler lets you compose music easily using your iOS device. You can load different samples from your iTunes library to any button. You have 16 buttons and 3 sets to play with which leaves you with 48 different samples. To load sample hold the...   440Software
Monday August 21, 2017
20:33Quantis,Inc. releases DRUM KIT - PRO v3.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Drums: One of the BEST drum app on the App Store! Enjoy realistic drum sounds! Drum kit is one of the most powerful drum app. The main feature of this app is the realistic sound and the touch response. The time lag until the sound after you touch the finger was...   440Software
17:38SmartUtils releases FastChords Composer HD v2.3.2
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Music Writing: Reverse chord computations at your fingertips! Find the chord symbols that match key combinations on the piano keyboard, or annotated music in music scores. Easily annotate the staff with our unique tap and slide interface. Matching chord names magically...   440Software
15:16Taisuke fujita releases Improvisation Piano v3.0.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Training: Tilt the iPhone to play the piano! You can enjoy easy to improvise on the piano. The Improvisation Piano keyboard has its own place is. You can play the diatonic code by playing the keyboard at the same time in one place. The Improvisation Piano will be able...   440Software
08:11Spreaker Inc. releases Spreaker DJ v3.3.15
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / DJ: It's a broadcasting studio that fits in your pocket. Take over the entire production of your own podcast or radio show with Spreaker Studio. Spreaker Studio transforms your device into a fully-equipped audio studio, allowing you to broadcast live or...   440Software
01:06Eun Jae Lee releases Circle of 5ths Legend v15.6.7
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: A master grade and the latest Circle of 5ths in the series. This App is a new design and concept including all the features that were on previous editions. Extended key signatures of 14 sharps and 14 flats helps musicians to deep understanding of the...   440Software
Sunday August 20, 2017
22:45JS900 releases Learn To Play The Clarinet v1.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Learn to play the Clarinet with this series of 105 tuitional video lessons. Lessons include: How to Put on a Clarinet Reed How to Put Together a Clarinet How to Apply Clarinet Cork Grease How to Hold the Clarinet How to Blow the Clarinet How to Tongue on the...   440Software
20:23Tony Walsh releases Vocal Training Master Class v1.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Learn how to improve your singing voice with this master class of MORE THAN 230 easy to follow Video Tutorial Lessons. There are many techniques that yiu can utilise to improve your tone and range and consistency. Tutorial lessons include: Voice Lesson How To...   440Software
16:39Felt Tip Inc. releases Circle of Fifths v2.4.3
iPhone, iPad / Education / Reference: A music theory tool for beginner musicians, Circle of Fifths, Opus 1 is a pocket reference for analyzing, transposing, and composing music. This app focuses on major and relative minor scales and chord progressions. For a more advanced version of Circle of...   440Software
09:57Craig Gonci releases StaffWars v1.75.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: StaffWars is a game designed to help beginning and intermediate musicians learn, practice and woodshed the note names on the grand staff, treble, alto and bass clefs. THE APP for anyone who wants to master these clefs.   440Software
06:36Azati Corporation releases NoteWorks Lite for iPhone v1.3.8
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: NoteWorks is a musical game, designed to teach note recognition and improve sight reading skills. Hungry Munchy is eager to swallow elusive blue notes. Your goal is to help Munchy catch each note as quickly as possible. The game combines learning...   440Software
03:15Azati Corporation releases NoteWorks v1.4.5
iPhone, iPad / Education / Games, Ear Trainig: NoteWorks is a musical game, designed to teach note recognition and improve sight reading skills. Hungry Munchy is eager to swallow elusive blue notes. Your goal is to help Munchy catch each note as quickly as possible. The game combines learning...   440Software
Saturday August 19, 2017
23:55Studio Six Digital releases SPL Graph v6.5
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: SPL Graph is an audio Sound Pressure Level (SPL) environmental noise analyzer, real-time frequency analyzer, chart recorder and data logger. It includes: Plot sound level over time Record audio while plot is running Capture video of events (optional in-app...   440Software
20:34Martin Stolz releases Jazz Studies Saxophones English Version v1.5.1
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: 'Jazz-Studies' opens the gate to the world of Jazz for the student. From general tips, over the explanation of style features that make Jazz become Jazz to samples and playalongs for oneâ€ôs own improvisations. This app gives the student an understanding...   440Software
18:18PPG - Wolfgang Palm releases WaveMapper v2.1.3
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: PPG WaveMapper is the second next-generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, who in 2012 released the PPG WaveGenerator to critical acclaim from both press and public. In final development the PPG WaveMapper offers iPad users a second synthesiser to...   440Software
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