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Apple seeds iOS 9.3.2 beta 3 to developers

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta of iOS 9.3.2 to developers. The update is available to registered developers either via an over-the-air update, or as a standalone download through Apple’s online developer center. Today’s release comes just one week after beta 2, suggesting 9.3.2 may soon be ready for launch. From what we’ve seen so far, the update will bring about various...


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Dead by Daylight is a horror movie where you’re the victim (or the killer)

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...

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Old computer storage tech gets a job driving novel guitar stomp

The Echo Floppy Disc delay unit from Clouds Hill FX

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.

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Cassini image captures phantom rings

Saturn's rings appear to criss-cross themselves in a new Cassini image

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.

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‘Demonrift TD: The Mountain of Doom’ Is Coming to Mobile From the Creators of ‘Defender Chronicles’

If you weren't around for the release of Defender Chronicles [$1.99] and Defender Chronicles II [$1.99], you missed two really great games that managed to feel significantly different released on the App Store during a time where it felt like every other game coming out was a tower defense game. The side-view "mountain defense" sort

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Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in fruit flies

The researchers tested the new method on fruit flies genetically altered to model the diseases

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.

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How to remove Adobe Flash from your Mac

The succession of vulnerabilities found in Adobe’s Flash Player shows no signs of dying down: not a month goes by without Adobe releasing another yet emergency update for Flash to patch a bunch of newly discovered vulnerabilities (measuring in the dozens). Some of them can be pretty nasty as they introduce new attack vectors for spyware, […]


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Review: Joby’s new tablet tripod mount isn’t just for taking photos

The Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand Pro for Tablet features a sturdy clamping mount

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.

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