Dream Theater's John Petrucci: the 11 greatest prog-rock albums of all time


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Dream Theater's John Petrucci: the 11 greatest prog-rock albums of all time
“I would say my introduction to prog-rock occurred when I heard Yes,” says John Petrucci, Dream Theater’s guitar king.But the cool thing was, they were still a rock band – guys with long hair, tons of equipment, cool lights and all that good stuff.

Black Friday 2019 deals at Best Buy this weekend: All-time low prices on Apple Watch, HomePod and more

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Black Friday is November 29 -- unless you're shopping at Best Buy, in which case it's now.The retailer has kicked off a huge early sale that includes some of the best deals we've seen of the season thus far.

The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

It’s November 8, and the Android November Security Update has been out for more than four days now.The bad news is my Pixel 4 XL hasn’t gotten it yet.

The 30 best basslines of all time


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BASS WEEK: A good bassline is the heart and soul of a song."

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Google Recorder is a real-time transcription app that even works when you’re offline

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In the run-up to today’s Pixel 4 event Google was leakier than a fishnet stocking full of soup.One of the things that fell out was Google Recorder, which made its way into some people’s hands before it was officially unveiled on stage.

It’s Time to Push Tech Forward, and Rebuild What It Broke

Nothing about the bridge's construction would be easy.In 2016, WIRED ran a photograph of Mark Zuckerberg on the cover with the line “Could Facebook Save Your Life?

Video Lesson: My number one favourite pentatonic shape of all time

There are so many techniques, licks, sequences and ideas out there that to practise them all would take several life times.-----------------------------------------------------
This exclusive MusicRadar video lesson is brought to you in association with our friends at Guitarmastery.

Where are Bolton and Mattis? Time for ex-Trump officials to speak out

John Kelly, his former chief of staff; former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, his former secretary of State; retired Marine Corps Gen.McMaster and former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, both former national security advisers to Trump.

Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

They’re accessible via the existing family settings associated with your Microsoft account.Specifically, Microsoft now allows parents to specify times that their kids can play games—from 9 a.

All-time greatest television, radio voices of the league

Dick Enberg: On NBC, he and  Pro Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen offered a more sophisticated counterpoint to the “Boom!He won 13 Sports Emmys and was given the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Rozelle Award in 1999.

Styx’s Ricky Phillips: “Breathing at the same time and ebbing and flowing while the drummer is, it’s huge magic”

The Mission is Styx’s first full-length studio effort of original material to feature Phillips on bass.There are a few songs on the Montrose album that are full-bore, prime examples, where you can really hear the veracity of Phillips’ tone.

Iran warns time running out to save nuke deal as it reduces compliance

It marks the third time Iran has officially eroded compliance with the landmark agreement, which President Donald Trump withdrew the U.He said Iran has the ability to go beyond 20% enrichment concentration  of uranium, a level analysts say is a short step away from 90% enrichment – weapons-grade level.

I’m sick of Chrome eating all my RAM – it's time for me to ditch it for Firefox… or even Edge

I’m sick of Chrome eating all my RAM – it's time for me to ditch it for Firefox… or even Edge

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That’s it.I, like the vast majority of internet users, have been using Google’s web browser for years now.

AMD’s graphics cards are crushing it, overtaking Nvidia for the first time in five years

85% more GPUs compared to the previous quarter, Nvidia’s shipment numbers remained essentially flat, and Intel shipped 1.Interestingly the overall GPU market for the PC was up 9.

If you're interested in a Microsoft Surface, now's the time to buy

It’s been a year since Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, and a bit longer for the Surface Go.(Here’s PCWorld’s Surface Pro 6 review as well as our Surface Laptop 2 review, for reference.

Nvidia's GeForce Now adds real-time ray tracing and Android support as cloud gaming heats up


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Long before Microsoft teased Project xCloud or Google revealed Stadia, Nvidia launched GeForce Now, its surprisingly playable solution for on-demand gaming from the cloud.The GeForce Now beta launched long before Nvidia’s current ray tracing-capable generation of graphics cards, with the service originally touting GeForce GTX 1060- or GTX 1080-level performance.

Real-time ray tracing is coming to Minecraft on Windows 10, and it looks stunning

You need a GeForce RTX graphics card to enable ray tracing

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Mojang is partnering with Nvidia to add full-blown path tracing to Minecraft.While most of the RTX-compatible modern games released thus far only enable one or two real-time ray tracing effects—such as global illumination or real-time reflections—fully path-traced games use ray tracing for all lighting effects.

The 30 best acoustic songs of all time

The 30 best acoustic songs of all time

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Unplugging isn’t easy.Playing an acoustic guitar well is an exercise in precision, clarity, and more often than not, great songwriting.

Alexa, time for class: How one university put an Echo Dot in every dorm room

A private SLU skill built through Amazon Web Services is enabled on each Echo Dot.He's now the vice president, chief information officer and chief innovation officer overseeing the university's IT department.

Audi A5 3.0 TDI Quattro S-Line review - price, specs and 0-60 time

We drive the Audi A5 Coupe 3-litre TDI that sits at the top of the rangeThis Audi A5 3.We’re testing the 3-litre TDI S-Line diesel which – apart from the S5 and RS5 – is the quickest car in the range.