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04/07Microsoft's final Windows 8.1 update is due on 12 August
Sources say it will then be considered 'complete'
08/15How to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp
So you have a Mac but also want to run Windows? You’re in luck: shortly after the first Intel-based Macs arrived on the market in 2009, Apple released a tool called Boot Camp, which lets Mac owners install and start their machines natively in Microsoft Windows. With the press of a button, you can switch between Mac and Windows every time your computer turns on. ...
08/15The Full Nerd ep. 63: Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 appears, AMD's 32-core ...
In  this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray geek out over a monstrous new class of desktop processor and the future of graphics cards…which could arrive in less than a week!Yes, Nvidia formally unveiled its Turing GPU and Quadro RTX hardware this week, and they provide a glimpse of what PC gamers can expect in the next generation of GeForce ...
08/15These deeply discounted 256GB SanDisk flash drives give you SSD-sized...
Have you ever wanted to carry a hard drive around in your pocket? Two deeply discounted 256GB flash drives give you SSD-sized storage on the go, and both for $50 or less. The SanDisk Cruzer is on sale for $40, down from a list price of $70, and the SanDisk Ultra Flair has dropped to $50, down from $83. These are some of the lowest prices these mammoth flash drives have ever been. ...
08/15Walmart's selling an all-aluminum Chromebook with a comfy keyboard for ...
If you’re not considering a Chromebook when you're shopping for a notebook, you’re doing it wrong. Google's low-cost laptops are typically light, fast, secure, and have almost everything you need for remote work a.k.a. the Internet. Today, you can get in on the action for a great price. Walmart is selling the Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431-C6ZB) for $220Remove non-product link. ...
08/15Alexa, Cortana officially become BFFs as Amazon and Microsoft...
A year ago, Amazon and Microsoft pledged that their digital assistants, Alexa and Cortana, would become friends. That future has now arrived: Beginning today, you’ll be able to invoke Alexa from Windows 10’s Cortana, and Cortana from an Alexa device like the Echo. ...
08/15Corsair K63 Gaming Lapboard review: Second time's the charm for couch...
Remember the great living-room PC fad of 2013 to 2016? Oh, what a thrilling time that was, when we still thought Steam Machines might take off, when the Steam Controller was full of potential, and when everyone rushed to capitalize with their own miniaturized PCs and peripherals. Into that environment arrived Corsair’s Lapdog, a combination keyboard/mousepad lapboard made for couch use. ...
08/15Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live ...
You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.
08/14Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're...
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. ...
08/142 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. ...
08/14If 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.
08/15New sponge for cleaning harbor oil leaks has a successful real world...
Enlarge / 'Seth Darling, Jeff Elam, Ed Barry conduct research experiments with the Oleo Sponge in Santa Barbara, California.' (credit: Argonne National Laboratory) In March 2017, Ars wrote about a new material that could soak up oil like a sponge. The so-called Oleo Sponge could be wrung out, the oil could be collected, and the sponge could be used again. ...
08/15DNA reveals ancient parrot breeder supplied US Southwest peoples
Enlarge / Chaco Canyon ruins in New Mexico. (credit: Erik Terdal / Flickr) Lots of macaw parrot skeletons and feathers have turned up at human settlements in the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico dating back to at least 900 CE. Given that these sites are at least 1,000 kilometers north of the bird’s natural range, it has long been clear that there was an interesting story here. ...
08/15Diablo III’s Switch version leaked ahead of official unveil, coming...
Enlarge / An artist's approximation of what Diablo III: Eternal Collection may look like when it arrives on Nintendo Switch by year's end. (credit: Blizzard / Aurich Lawson) Blizzard's first-ever video game for the Nintendo Switch, Diablo III, was unveiled on Wednesday following an article's apparent accidental publication. ...
08/15MIT scientists crack the case of breaking spaghetti in two
The trick to breaking spaghetti in half is to bend and twist, new MIT study says. (credit: Tom Smith / EyeEm: Getty Images) Pasta purists insist on plonking dry spaghetti into the boiling pot whole, but should you rebel against convention and try to break the strands in half, you'll probably end up with a mess of scattered pieces. ...
08/15Credit card skimmers now need to fear the Reaper
Enlarge / The SkimReaper, shown here with a sample card-skimming device, can help law enforcement find and shut down card skimming operations. (credit: Sean Gallagher) BALTIMORE—At the USENIX Security Symposium here today, University of Florida researcher Nolen Scaife presented the results of a research project he undertook with Christian Peeters and Patrick Traynor to effectively detect ...
08/15Australian gov’t wants to force tech firms to weaken crypto
Enlarge / Police attend the scene of a suspected murder on August 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images) A new proposal by the Australian government that would mandate its ability to access encrypted data held by companies both foreign and domestic has been met with fierce opposition from many in the privacy and technology communities. ...
08/15“A huge outlierî: Musk’s Tesla buyout tweet could get him in legal...
Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) Elon Musk left traders scratching their heads last week after tweeting that he was thinking about taking Tesla private for $420 per share—and had 'funding secured' to do so. ...
08/15The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow
Enlarge / The 3.32 million-year-old foot from an Australopithecus afarensis toddler from different angles on the left, next to the fossil remains of an adult Australopithecus foot on the right. Credit: Jeremy DeSilva & Cody Prang (credit: Jeremy DeSilva and Cody Prang) Early hominins' four smaller toes had adapted to bipedal walking by around 4. ...
08/15Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on...
That Steam logo is the only outward sign that this is a Steam Machine and not an Alienware Alpha. Valve appears to be working on a set of 'compatibility tools,' called Steam Play, that would allow at least some Windows-based titles to run on Linux-based SteamOS systems. ...
08/15Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits
Enlarge (credit: Lisa Brewster) Migraines suck—understatement of the year right there. Migraines are also poorly understood, and it's kind of hard to come up with effective remedies if you don’t understand what you are treating. One way to understand migraines is through physics. The brain is a network of neurons that are constantly talking to each other. ...
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09/25Audio-Technica Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
Special limited-edition anniversary products announced
08/15Tracktion Software releases T7 DAW for free
Tracktion Software has announced that the full version of Tracktion 7 is now available for free (it was succeeded by their commercial DAW Waveform, currently at v9). Here's... Read More
08/15Madrona Labs updates Aalto, Kaivo, and Virta and launches Summer Sale
Madrona Labs has released v1.8.3 updates for its software instruments Aalto, Kaivo and Virta for MacOS and Windows. Also, Madrona Labs is having a summer sale. Use the code PARTICLES on... Read More
08/15Algoriddim updates djay Pro (Mac v2.0.8 / iOS v1.0.19)
Algoriddim has updated the Mac and iOS versions of djay Pro. Changes in djay Pro for Mac v2.0.8: Added support for Pioneer DDJ-400 and DDJ-SX3 DJ controllers. Improved... Read More
08/15zplane updates ppmBatch to v1.1.0
zplane has released a new version of ppmBatch. Besides removing some issues, they have added support for 7.1. channel configurations. This release is recommended to all users.... Read More
08/15Harrison Consoles releases AVA LegacyQ Equalizer
Harrison Consoles and Plugivery Distribution have announced the digitally recreated plug-in version of Harrison's original MPC digital equalizer, the 'AVA LegacyQ' Equalizer. It's available... Read More
08/15SampleScience releases "Dr. Beat Box" (Mac/Win/VST/VST3/AU) and ...
SampleScience has announced the release of Dr. Beat Box, a retro drum module paying homage to the classic drum machines of the 70s and early 80s. Featuring 35 drum kits including... Read More
08/14Best 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
08/14Universal 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
08/14Winning 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
08/14Scrubbing 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
10/15Never have I ever…
Itâ€ôs Day 3 of #ICANN51 and Team XYZ is working extra hard for you, #GenXYZ. Weâ€ôre meeting with our amazing business partners so we can continue to build.xyz as the most popular, go-to ending for YOUR domain. In the midst of back-to-back meetings, panels, and events, we like to take a quick little mental break by exploring these fun, interactive.xyz websites. ...
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02/17WorkTime Personal Free
WorkTime Personal Free is a free computer monitoring software for self-monitoring. The software displays how much you spend using the Internet, Facebo...
07/23Calibre (64-bit)
09/30/16 - Manage your e-book library and synchronize to reader devices.
07/01Movies 32
09/30/16 - Search and watch latest movies on your Windows device.
06/15Antenna Web Design Studio
09/30/16 - Create Web sites with transparent layers and master pages.
03/29PACE Suite
09/30/16 - Repackage, create, edit, and customize Windows Installer and App-V packages.
03/12Icecream Screen Recorder
09/30/16 - Take screenshots and capture on-screen video.
03/04iFun Video Converter
09/30/16 - Download and convert videos between various formats.
03/04PACE Suite Portable
09/30/16 - Repackage, create, edit, and customize Windows Installer and App-V packages.
03/04Calibre Portable
09/30/16 - Manage your eBook library and sync to reader devices.
08/16RoGame Software releases Quincy Lite v1.5.6
iPhone, iPad / Misc / Unclassifiable: Quincy is a musical explorer of Life, a cellular automaton created by J.H.Conway and Quincy Lite is the full version for iPhone. Conway’s Game Of Life has long been of great interest to musicians specifically as a pattern generator. Quincy is a full...
08/15Dovetree Productions, Inc. releases Piano Adventures® Player v1.0.7
iPhone, iPad / Education / Courses: Piano Adventures® Player puts serious fun in the palm of your hand! Nancy and Randall Faber, authors of one of the world’s leading piano teaching methods, are pleased to release a new mobile app that offers the convenience of a full MIDI player on your...
08/15Fonexsis releases International Guitar Chords LE v4.0
iPhone, iPad / Education / Chords and Scales: Prepare to explore an amazing world of guitar chords in your iPhone/iPad! Demo video: This app is an unique collection of chords that is especially designed to make your guitar learning practice...
08/15KLANG:technologies GmbH releases KLANG:app 3.1 v3.1.0
iPhone, iPad / Misc / Unclassifiable: 3D In-Ear Mixing with Intuitive Control Control your KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:vier 3D In-Ear Monitoring system and build your individual sound mix for headphones in a 3D space around your head. Place instruments exactly where you want to hear them. You can...
08/14Jacob 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...
08/14Studio 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...
08/14Online 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...
08/13Smule 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 -...
08/12Wee-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...
08/12Elliott 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...
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