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Wednesday June 28, 2017
20:25Judges refuse to order fix for court software that put people in jail...
Enlarge / The Supreme Court of California’s headquarters is also home to the 1st District in San Francisco. (credit: Coolcaesar) On Wednesday, a California appeals court denied efforts to overturn a county court’s decision not to intervene in an ongoing dispute between the public defender’s office and the administrative arm of the Alameda County Superior Court itself. ... Ars Technica
19:30Tuesday’s massive ransomware outbreak was, in fact, something much...
Enlarge / Code in Tuesday's attack, shown on the left, was altered to permanently destroy hard drives. (credit: Matt Suiche) Tuesday's massive outbreak of malware that shut down computers around the world has been almost universally blamed on ransomware, which by definition seeks to make money by unlocking data held hostage only if victims pay a hefty fee. ... Ars Technica
18:40Man drives into Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas Capitol, streams ...
(video link) This is one way to break the Ten Commandments. An Arkansas man was arrested early Wednesday after police said he rammed his vehicle into a newly installed stone monument of the Ten Commandments at the Arkansas Capitol grounds. The man also streamed the toppling of the one-day-old structure live on Facebook. Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments Ars Technica
18:15The digital tools that designed the Tesla Model 3 and crash-tested...
Enlarge (credit: Tesla) Understandably, the focus of a lot of our car coverage here at Ars has been on things like hybrid and electric powertrains, autonomous vehicles, and the rise of the connected car. But there are other interesting technology stories in the auto industry that are a little more hidden from the average driver. Take Gordon Murray's iStream idea, for example. ... Ars Technica
16:10Facebook’s secret rules mean that it’s ok to be anti-Islam, but not...
Enlarge / CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's 2016 'F8' conference. (credit: Facebook) This article originally appeared on ProPublica on June 28, 2017. In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a US congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of 'radicalized' Muslims. 'Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,' declared US Rep. ... Ars Technica
14:49John Romero’s Doom II floppy disks sell for over $3,000
Enlarge / Back in my day... (credit: eBay / John Romero) If you want to play the original version of Doom II, the game will set you back just $1.24 during the current Steam sale. If you want a boxed copy of the original floppy disk version, circa 1994, there's a copy available on eBay right now for $75. ... Ars Technica
13:42AMD, Nvidia coin mining graphics cards appear as gaming GPU shortage...
It’s damned near impossible to buy a reasonably priced graphics card right now. First AMD’s Radeon cards disappeared, then GeForce cards began to dry up too. The culprit? Cryptocurrency miners chasing price bubbles in Etherium, Zcash, et cetera. But new mining-dedicated graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia’s hardware partners might help ease the dearth of gaming hardware. ... PC World
11:00Tales from the very first iPhone line
Enlarge / Steve Ballmer and my buddies Jason and Matt. Matt doesn't really have anything to do with this story, but he was in the picture with Jason so he gets to be in the intro image, too. (credit: Aurich Lawson) June 29, 2007 is hot. Texas hot. ... Ars Technica
11:00Keyloggers: Beware this hidden threat
The American television series Mr. Robot introduces its viewers to a lot of hacking attacks, techniques, and tools. Most of it is based on actual methods and hardware, even if it is presented as far easier to do on the show than in real life. One thing the show portrays as a common, almost pedestrian attack technique is keylogging. ... PC World
09:00Akitio Node Cabinet review: Real, affordable graphics for your laptop
The Akitio Node external GPU cabinet is here to give your Thunderbolt 3-equipped laptop a big boost. This affordable unit—basically, a big steel box with a 400-watt PSU and a fan in front—lets you drop in most modern AMD or Nvidia graphics cards and then connect it to a laptop using PCIe over Thunderbolt 3/USB-C. ... PC World
05:2510% off Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones With Heartrate...
Take your workout to the next level with Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones. A built-in heart rate sensor makes it easy to track your performance without missing a beat of your music. The sensor measures your heart rate directly from your ear, delivering a highly accurate reading without interfering with your workout. ... PC World
Tuesday June 27, 2017
21:50Rick Perry talks nuclear energy research investment, Paris Agreement
Enlarge / US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry addresses employees for the first time at the Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington, DC, March 3, 2017. Image courtesy Ken Shipp/US Department of Energy. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke briefly this afternoon to a group of reporters to address topics in energy. ... Ars Technica
19:40Black-hole mergers may reveal dark past of cannibalism
Enlarge (credit: A. Bohn et al.) Now that we can detect gravitational waves, a new generation of stargazers is turning its attention to the Universe and using observatories that can be disrupted by a passing rabbit. Gravitational-wave detectors are going to give us an entirely new view of our place in the cosmos. ... Ars Technica
18:53Raspberry Pi projects: 10 insanely innovative, incredibly cool...
A heaping helping of PiImage by Brad Chacos/IDGThe Raspberry Pi’s very existence can be chalked up to creativity. Ebon Upton and the Raspberry Pi Foundation created the $35 mini-PC to inspire students to learn computer science and enable tinkerers to dream up wild projects without breaking the bank.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here PC World
18:47Microsoft bringing EMET back as a built-in part of Windows 10
Enlarge / The new security analytics dashboard. (credit: Microsoft) The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include EMET-like capabilities managed through a new feature called Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Microsoft's EMET, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, was a useful tool for hardening Windows systems. ... Ars Technica
Wednesday June 28, 2017
16:30Scuffham updates S-Gear to v2.7
Scuffham Amps has updated S-Gear to version 2.7. The release includes new 4x12' speaker cabinet models created using a modern Mesa cabinet with V30 and G12M20 speaker configurations. In addition [Read More] KVR Audio
13:40Rob Papen updates Predator 2 to v1.0.3
Rob Papen has updated Predator 2 to v1.0.3. Changes: Option for big 'User Waves' screen. Sample Analyze option, to create waveforms. New parallel mode for the filters, selectable in Osc-3. New [Read More] KVR Audio
10:00NuSpace Audio updates Muze to v1.1.2
NuSpace Audio has updated Muze to version 1.1.2 which adds a third reverb algorithm, called Twister. New Features: Twister: an amplitude-delay modulation effect for mixing sound reflections into [Read More] KVR Audio
08:17Presonus updates Studio One to v3.5.1
Presonus has updated Studio One to v3.5.1 featuring improved latency for virtual instruments and overall CPU performance. The new Mix FX Softube Tape works in 64-bit now. Presonus also released [Read More] KVR Audio
07:19120+ Products added to KVR Marketplace
Thanks to all in the KVR community for your support of the KVR Marketplace. It's exceeded our expectations, and we're grateful to our developers who are already selling through it, and to musicians [Read More] KVR Audio
Tuesday June 27, 2017
15:14Kush updates Electra DSP to v1.0.7
Kush has updated Electra DSP to version 1.0.7. With version 1.0.7, Kush has fixed an issue which incorrectly reported latency at certain sample rates; and Electra now maps more effectively to [Read More] KVR Audio
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
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
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
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
Sunday June 25, 2017
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
Wednesday June 28, 2017
20:24RubyCell releases Violin Magical Bow v20170622
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Strings: Violin: Magical Bow is a beautiful, fun, free and ' real ' Violin app. It will help you play any Violin song right on your phone, with a simulated bow on the screen. Play With Notes: press notes on Fingerboard, you can select a Violin Scales to free-play... 440Software
14:08TwistedWave releases TwistedWave Recorder v1.20
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Audio Editing: A very easy to use audio recorder. TwistedWave allows you to save your audio in one of many formats, such as WAV, AIFF, CAF and AAC, ALAC, FLAC and MP3. You can export or send your audio through iTunes file sharing or by email. It is possible to unlock full... 440Software
Tuesday June 27, 2017
16:37Studio Six Digital releases Generator v4.6
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Analysis: A high-quality audio Signal Generator for the iPhone. Now you can have a professional grade signal generator for your iPhone. Create sine waves, square waves, white noise, and pink noise. Don't let the well-worn look of this classic audio must-have fool you,... 440Software
Monday June 26, 2017
20:23Avid releases Avid Scorch v1.5.6
iPhone, iPad / Education / Sheet Music & Tablatures: The AvidĂ‚Â® ScorchĂ‚Â® 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 TunerĂ˘â€ûÂ˘ 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
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
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