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Tuesday August 14, 2018
22:39Foreshadow is a new speculative execution exploit targeting Intel's...
Move over, Meltdown and Spectre. A new “Foreshadowî attack, alternatively called L1 Terminal Fault or L1TF, targets Intel’s Security Guard Extensions (SGX) within its Core chips. ...   PC World
18:592 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates
An up-to-date PC is less vulnerable to attack, so Windows automatic updates are generally a good thing. But sometimes an update will make things worse, rendering a PC problematic, or even unusable until the problem is solved.That’s why some people prefer to hold off on a update until other people have tried it without disaster. ...   PC World
18:18Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative...
Foreshadow explained in a video. Another day, another speculative execution-based attack. Data protected by Intel's SGX—data that's meant to be protected even from a malicious or hacked kernel—can be read by an attacker thanks to leaks enabled by speculative execution. ...   Ars Technica
17:19Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “mythî of DDoS attack
Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai knew that the FCC's claims about being hit by a DDoS attack were false. ...   Ars Technica
17:09Dealmaster: Take $50 off Bose’s flagship noise-cancelling headphones
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on Bose's QuietComfort 35 (Series II) wireless noise-cancelling headphones, which are currently down to $299 at Walmart, Amazon, and various other retailers. That's a $50 discount and the lowest non-promo-code price we've seen to date. ...   Ars Technica
16:00If Apple wants to properly add Pencil support to the iPhone, it needs...
Apple is rumored to be adding Pencil support to the new OLED iPhones. Here's how that could work.   PC World
15:33FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Department of Justice's attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC previously allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner without having to undergo a lengthy public-interest review, despite pushback from Democrats in the Senate and FCC. ...   Ars Technica
15:21Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal...
Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.   PC World
15:14Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure
Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with Wall of Sheep add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far from complete—it may require reprogramming and flipping a component. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Nearly 30,000 people came to Las Vegas last week for the 26th edition of DEF CON, the iconic security conference. ...   Ars Technica
14:51Bose's QuietComfort 35 Series II noise-canceling wireless headphones...
High-quality noise-canceling headphones don't come cheap, particularly if they're made by a well-known brand like Bose. But today Amazon is running a rare sale on one of Bose's best. Act fast and you can save $50 on the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) noise-cancelling wireless headphones, bringing them down to $300Remove non-product link and the best price we've seen. ...   PC World
14:45New law bans US from buying tech from Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei
Enlarge President Trump yesterday signed a defense funding bill that included a sweeping ban on the US government using technology supplied by Chinese telecommunications giants ZTE and Huawei. ...   Ars Technica
14:23Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems ...
Enlarge Despite a lengthy beta period that lasted around fives months, it seems Android 9 Pie managed to ship with a few bugs. As first noticed by Android Police, Pixel XL owners are saying that updating to Google's latest mobile OS is causing problems with quick charging. Pixels (and many other Android phones) use USB-PD for quick charging. ...   Ars Technica
14:00SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time
Enlarge / NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins meets with employees at SpaceX on Monday. (credit: SpaceX) HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Across the cavernous rocket factory, the buzz, whirr, and whine of various machinery never ebbed. ...   Ars Technica
13:36Einstein’s equivalence principle updated with a dash of quantum
Enlarge / From left to right, a time lapse of a Bose-Einstein condensate forming. (credit: NASA/JPL) At the heart of Einstein’s theory of gravity (general relativity) is the equivalence principle. The equivalence principle says that there is no difference between being stationary and subject to gravity tugging you and accelerating in a vehicle that's free of gravitational pull. ...   Ars Technica
13:36Why You Shouldn't Settle for a Free VPN - DealPost
The Web is a dangerous place, and while surfing it with a free VPN might keep you under the radar, you're far from invincible. With private data being worth more than gold nowadays, hackers, shady agencies, and the like are stepping up their game to access your information.Free or paid, just about every VPN will mask your online movements, but some offer better protection than others. ...   PC World
13:22Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings
(credit: Apple) Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections in the first place, company engineers also build a variety of defense-in-depth measures that are designed to lessen the damage that can happen once a Mac is compromised. ...   Ars Technica
13:10Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus...
Enlarge / The lines of sight in the BYD factory are all like this: a row of buses stretching to the horizon. (credit: Megan Geuss) LANCASTER, CALIF.—One single diesel transit bus consumes the equivalent of 10,440 gallons of gasoline a year, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Replacing that diesel-burning transit bus with an electric bus has some obvious benefits. ...   Ars Technica
13:05Ars Pro: You can now PayPal us the money!
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Earlier this year, we launched Ars Pro, our new subscription program. It's pretty simple: for just $25 per year (or $3 per month), subscribers get to browse Ars Technica without ever seeing a single ad. Ars Pro has been a big success, and one of the reasons why is because we're listening to feedback from our readers to make it even better. ...   Ars Technica
13:01Nvidia teaser suggests GeForce RTX 2080 will launch next week
If there was smoke before, there’s an outright fire now. Shortly after Nvidia revealed its radical Turing GPU and new Quadro RTX hardware at Siggraph Monday night, the GeForce Twitter account posted a teaser video full of cryptic hints that the long-awaited GeForce RTX 2080 will launch during Gamescom next week. ...   PC World
12:35Adobe's ultra-rare 40% discount for Photoshop Elements 2018 is back
It's a good day to up your photo editing game. Adobe Photoshop Elements is on sale for $60 on Amazon (Mac and PC) and other places all over the Internet. That’s $40 off its usual $100 price and matches the cheapest the software's even been. The sale price applies to both download and boxed editions, though the link above points to the download version. ...   PC World
11:38Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags...
Enlarge / The launch screen for Fortnite on Android, as rendered by a Samsung Galaxy S8+. (Account information has been scrubbed.) (credit: Epic Games) Last week, Epic and Samsung took the wraps off a huge Fortnite promotion—albeit after the surprise had been ruined by leakers. ...   Ars Technica
09:45Nvidia's Turing GPU, Quadro RTX and GeForce RTX: 6 things PC gamers...
It looks like the fearsome GPU inside Nvidia’s Titan V will never make it to gamers after all. Poor Volta. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000, and 5000 graphics processors at Siggraph 2018 late Monday, powered by an all-new and long-rumored “Turingî graphics architecture. ...   PC World
09:30Acer Aspire E15 E5-576G-5762 review: Smooth productivity and even...
Yes, this mid-range model of Acer's budget Aspire E15 line is a little thicker and heavier than an ultraportable, and we wish its 15.6-inch display were brighter. ...   PC World
09:00Ambient Weather WS-2902 Osprey Weather Station review: The best choice ...
You'll encounter a quirk or two, but this home weather station offers everything an enthusiast could want.   PC World
Monday August 13, 2018
21:40Caesars Palace not-so-Praetorian guards intimidate DEF CON goers with...
Enlarge / This sign is an invitation for a room search at some Las Vegas hotels. (credit: Getty Images) In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October of 2017, hotels in the city started drafting more aggressive policies regarding security. ...   Ars Technica
19:20Bitcoin and ether are both down more than two-thirds from their peaks
Enlarge / Ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network. (credit: https://ethereumprice.org/) Ether, the currency of the Ethereum network, has plunged 9 percent over the last 24 hours. The virtual currency is now worth about $290—the first time it has been below $300 this year. ...   Ars Technica
19:00The Ars Technica Back to School buying guide
Enlarge / A few gadgets we think will be appreciated this school year. (credit: Jeff Dunn) College is a time for meeting new people, opening up your worldview, taking in new experiences, reading (please, for the love of God, read), and generally experiencing the last years of a life untainted by taxes and a daily job. ...   Ars Technica
18:50Lenovo’s new P1 workstation packs Xeon, 64GB ECC RAM, 4TB SSD into 0.7 ...
If you need more power than the typical 13-inch Ultrabook can handle, Lenovo's new mobile workstations might be the answer. The ThinkPad P1 looks like a 15-inch Ultrabook, 0.7 inches thick and under 4lbs, but inside, it has a mobile Xeon processor, up to 64GB of ECC RAM, and as much as 4TB SSD storage. ...   Ars Technica
18:35Archaeologists use ancient dirty dishes to reconstruct climate shifts
Enlarge / Artist's reconstruction of the east and west mounds at Çatalhöyük. In the foreground, you can see the newer west mound, with the older east mound decaying in the background. ...   Ars Technica
18:33The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will...
The most affordable Chromebooks aren’t exactly barn burners, pairing low-end ARM chips with Google’s streamlined, browser-based Chrome OS. Now, reports of a newly discovered “Campfireî feature suggests Google wants to enable Chromebooks to run Windows? Madness!Well, not if you’re Google. ...   PC World
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Tuesday August 14, 2018
21:15Best Service releases Accordions 2 Single Instruments
Best Service has released Accordions 2 Single Instruments. Accordions 2 by Eduardo Tarilonte are designed to be highly realistic and perfectly playable virtual accordion instruments.... Read More   KVR Audio
19:11Universal Audio releases Suhr PT100 and bx_masterdesk from Brainworx,...
Universal Audio has released UAD Software v9.6. The release includes UA-developed Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in, as well as plug-in titles from Brainworx and Townsend Labs.... Read More   KVR Audio
16:43Winning the KVR Developer Challenge: An interview with Julijan Nikolic ...
Julijan Nikolic As the KVR Developer Challenge winds towards the finish line NAMM has stepped up again. They will sponsor the winner at the 2019 NAMM Show January 24-27. The... Read More   KVR Audio
15:32Scrubbing Monkeys and Seaweed Audio release "Aggressive Edges" sound...
Seaweed Audio has announced the release of Aggressive Edges, a new sound bank by Scrubbing Monkeys. Designed especially for the Fathom soft synth, this bank features 62 patches... Read More   KVR Audio
15:28QuikQuak's Pitchwheel is now available for Pro Tools
QuikQuak has announced that Pitchwheel is now available for Pro Tools (AAX). Pitchwheel is a real-time pitch changing plug-in - it changes the pitch of a sound without changing... Read More   KVR Audio
11:00HoRNet updates ThirtyOne to v1.2.3
HoRNet Plugins has released an update to ThirtyOne, the spectrum analyzer and 31 bands equalizer with automatic setting. The update is maintenance release and includes:... Read More   KVR Audio
Monday August 13, 2018
08:02AngelicVibes releases "Thump" Multi-Effects Plugin
AngelicVibes has released Thump, a new multi-effects plugin designed for 808s and bass featuring 7 different parameters 'designed to take your bass to the next level'. Thump... Read More   KVR Audio
Sunday August 12, 2018
20:09BeatMaker releases 808 Bass Module 3 and 808 Dynamite sound pack for...
BeatMaker has released 808 Bass Module 3 and 808 Dynamite sound pack in collaboration with German sound designer Marco Scherer. 808 Bass Module 3 is an 808 bass ROMpler for... Read More   KVR Audio
Saturday August 11, 2018
21:32mzuther updates free traKmeter to v2.4.5 for Windows and Linux
mzuther has updated traKmeter to v2.4.5. Changes: fixed crash on seemingly random Windows systems (disabled AAX, enabled SSE2). changed target recording levels (-10 /... Read More   KVR Audio
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Tuesday August 14, 2018
20:21Jacob Snir releases SignalTouch v2.1
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Conversions: Use the SignalTouch App to find the fundamental frequencies and their harmonic multiples across the keyboard octaves from the very low sub notes to the upper notes. The app will keep the selected frequency highlighted for easy view. The default setting for...   440Software
17:04Studio Sol releases Metronome Cifra Club v2.0.6
iPhone, iPad / Tools / Metronomes: With the Metronome you can keep a steady tempo whenever you study music or use our app for musical performances. Choose the measure, listen and select the notes by tempo, save your study history and favorite the most frequently used measures. The Metronome...   440Software
05:21Online Pianist releases OnlinePianist v1.95.2
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Learn how to play piano through thousands of animated piano tutorials from your favorite artists! OnlinePianist is perfect for people who either want to learn piano songs alone or want to complement their private piano lessons with a teacher. • Thousands...   440Software
Monday August 13, 2018
02:16Smule releases Magic Piano by Smule v8.3.5
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Fun: From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play the hottest songs! Relax your soul with beautiful sounds of piano while playing your favorite tunes on original #1 piano rhythm game. Featured by TIME, New York Times and Apple's Best New Apps. Features New hits added daily -...   440Software
Sunday August 12, 2018
17:39Wee-Pipes Ltd. releases Bagpipe Basics v1.3
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: +++below you will find information on the content of the app as well as its privacy policy+++ +++ You want to know how to start leaning how to play the bagpipes in the simplest way imaginable? Or you are a musician who wants to simply know the bagpipe scale and...   440Software
10:37Elliott Garage releases EGSY01 Analog Synth v3.1.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthesizers: ElliottGarage presents EGSY01 analog synth v2.0, featuring InterApp audio, AU3, CoreMIDI, Audiobus and much more! With EGSY01 you can create sounds without any limit, from modern ones to vintage analog ones, working with arpeggiator, step sequencer and...   440Software
01:14Playnote Limited releases AURALBOOK for ABRSM Grade 5 v2.61
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
Saturday August 11, 2018
20:33Vidya Multimedia releases iTabla Pandit Professional v5.1
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Percussions: iTabla Pandit Professional is the most realistic Digital Tabla, Tanpura and Shruti Maestro. With it, you don't need anymore your electronic tabla or tanpura. It will become your favorite accompaniment tool of your musical practice and your concerts of...   440Software
12:07Qneo releases Voice Synth Modular v5.0.3
iPhone, iPad / Portable Studio / Effects: Voice Synth is a professional live instrument to create incredible new voices, choirs, sounds and soundscapes, based on your own unique voice. Take a journey into sound design and discover the endless possibilities: Speak, sing, hum and beatbox in the mic,...   440Software
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