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Ableton Push: The MPC of the Future Is Here

Ableton Live isn't the only music making software out there, but it's the weapon of choice for legions of producers because it's so damn intuitive. Today, Ableton spilled the details on a new version, Live 9, and just as important, a homegrown hardware controller for the software, called Ableton Push. Read More >>

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Could DNA Hacking Be Used to Wipe Out World Leaders?

In this month's issue of the Atlantic, there's an interesting theory put forth in a story about biowarfare. Drawing on advances in genome decoding, the previous revelations that any stray materials containing the president's DNA are frequently destroyed, and that Hilary Clinton has ordered the collection of DNA from other foreign leaders, the Atlantic posits the idea that the next evolution in biowarfare will be the development of personalized bioagents designed to attack specific strands of DNA. The strands of world leaders. Read More >>

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This Is the iPad Mini You Should Get

The iPad Mini is just a shrunken down iPad 2 in a lot of ways, but it is a different device with uses that will be somewhat different. So what do you need in an iPad mini? We think we have it figured out. Read More >>

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Asus Vivo Tab HD Review: A Windows 8 Tablet Is Here, but What Do We Do With It?

When Microsoft first announced its plans to make Windows 8 an operating system that would work on tablets and traditional PCs alike, many considered the plan ambitious. Now that the OS is here, the Vivo Touch HD is the first third party, ARM-based tablet to take the software for a spin. And while it's a fully functional product that works, it's still not ready to sway the naysayers. Read More >>

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There's an Exercise App That Can Control Your Heart Rate With Music

Few things are as important as heart rate while exercising. Staying within a target heart rate can help determine how well your body performs. With that in mind, researchers at the University of Virginia have developed an app-based system capable of controlling your heartrate through strategically selected songs. Read More >>

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What Is Pheed?

Pheed is the latest social network start up to roll off the factory line, promising to change our internet lives (or something). It combines aspects of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr (among others), and coats itself in a celebrity-endorsed sheen. So what is Pheed? Long story short, it's a shitshow. Read More >>

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3D Photos Are Coming to the Lytro Camera Really Soon

Lytro has long discussed plans to add 3D image capabilities into their Lytro Viewer software, but little has actually been put forth into the public spotlight. Engadget Chinese, however, got a sneak peek at the new Lytro Viewer software from a company spokesperson in Hong Kong. Read More >>

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Could the Common Cold Be Re-Engineered to Destroy Cancer?

We don't yet know how to kill the common cold—we can only suppress it. But we might be able to use the ever-changing virus to kill something else we've been unable to destroy: cancer. Read More >>

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WSJ: Foxconn Exec Says iPhone 5 Is the 'Most Difficult Device' It's Ever Made

Apple touted the fit, finish, and technical wizardry required to produce the iPhone 5. Apparently that wasn't just marketing fluff. According to an unnamed Foxconn exec who spoke to the Wall Street Journal, it really is a pain in the arse to manufacture. Read More >>

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Beats Pill: Is This The £170 Bluetooth Speaker That Slays the Jambox?

The Jawbone Jambox was a pretty good bluetooth speaker, if not entirely perfect. But it had the benefit of being one of the first portable bluetooth speakers to combine design, affordability and ease of use along with quality. But in the Bluetooth market there's always room for improvement and though we've seen a couple of legit challengers already, the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker could have a shot at dethroning the Jambox. Read More >>

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AirPlay Speaker or Surround Sound System? With This Speaker, It's Your Choice

You might live in a small flat now, and really only need a single wireless speaker to handle your music needs. But then you move into a bigger flat, with a big, beautiful TV and need more audio power. Instead of relegating your trusty AirPlay speaker to second-class status and starting ove on the audio front, you could take a speaker like UnMonday's 4.3L and repurpose it into a single satellite as part of a 5.1 dolby digital surround sound system. Read More >>

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Do You Pay to Read News Online?

More and more, major news outlets are turning to subscriptions and paywalls to entice readers to pay a premium for content. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but almost always, there's somewhere get the same information—or at least the basic gist of it. But there might be favourite publications or writers which warrant the release of a few pounds from your wallet. Is it worth it for you? Read More >>

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Libratone Zipp Review: A Sweet-Sounding, Great-Looking Airplay Speaker That's Easy to Use

There will be wireless speakers in the future. Whether they will use DLNA, AirPlay, or Bluetooth isn't certain—none of those technologies are quite perfect yet. But some, like Libratone's new Zipp AirPlay speaker, are very close. And it's better the previous Libratone Live in nearly every way. Read More >>

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Cheap Third-Party Lightning Cables Are On The Way for Your iPhone 5

If you've been wanting an extra iPhone 5 cable, but haven't wanted to pay the full £15 for one, this is your lucky day: a Chinese company called iPhone5mod says it has cracked the authentication chip found in the lightning connector and is now selling the cables. Read More >>

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Should Criminals Be Allowed to Have Facebook Fan Pages?

After someone in the UK created a Facebook Fan Page for an accused murderer, Facebook responded by taking the page down. Common sense says this is the right thing to do. That said, is it the best practice? Read More >>

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Twitter Might Host Its Own User-Uploaded Videos

A couple of years ago, Twitter began giving users the option of using its own servers to store photos as an alternative to the likes of TwitPic and Lockerz. Now it has become the de facto standard. According to AllThingsD, Twitter is interested in doing the same thing for video. Read More >>

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