The masked killer walks through his forest looking like a bear with a machete.
He has four goals, and they are in constant motion. So is he, stalking through the darkness at the behest of an unnamed, unknown malevolent entity. The killer hears a loud, mechanical crack, turns and sees the source of the sound. To the man with murder in his soul, the source looks like daylight. He runs toward a building in the distance.
In the building a hundred yards away, another man curses his clumsiness. He's dressed in slacks, a white button-down shirt and glasses with black plastic frames, and he's cowering behind a generator. Any other day, he might be a computer programmer. Tonight, he's bait.
He'd crept into the building and found the generator...
Having a guitar sound repeat once or more can be a powerful playing weapon, and has been used to great, ahem, effect by axe gods like Brian May and Jimmy Page for a good many years. Before digital stomps wrapped the effect up in a pedalboard-friendly box, players would gun for looped tape machines like the Echoplex and Space Echo. Now technicians from a German music company have come up with an oddball analog echo effects unit that generates the delay effect using a 3.5-inch floppy disc... Continue Reading Old computer storage tech gets a job driving novel guitar stomp
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning, and seemingly impossible view of Saturn's iconic ring system intersecting with a second set of phantom rings. The image was snapped using the probe's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 11, 2016... Continue Reading Cassini image captures phantom rings
Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's are extremely widespread, affecting millions of people across the planet, but treatments are limited, and there's currently no cure available. New work is showing promise in the development of a new treatment, with scientists identifying a compound that can reverse symptoms of the diseases. The method hasn't been tested on human patients just yet, but it's been found to be effective in genetically modified fruit flies... Continue Reading Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in fruit flies
Joby has announced a new tablet tripod mount which promises to hold your precious slate sturdily in position whether you are shooting photos, or using it to follow a recipe in the kitchen. We recently got the chance to test the GripTight GorillaPod Stand Pro for Tablet ahead of its release... Continue Reading Review: Joby’s new tablet tripod mount isn’t just for taking photos