Universal Audio says it’s launching its free LUNA DAW early to provide “a welcome escape from the outside world”


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Although, in the grand scheme of things, music software launches don’t feel that important right now, they can provide a welcome distraction in this time of global uncertainty.Recognising this, Universal Audio has announced that it’s set to bring forward the release of LUNA, a free DAW for owners of its Apollo and Arrow audio interfaces.

Tracktion launches Waveform Free: is this the world’s best free DAW?


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Tracktion Software has long been generous when it comes to offering free DAWs, but with Waveform Free, the company seems to think that it’s surpassed itself.In fact, it’s calling this “the world’s best, fully featured, completely unlimited free DAW for all music creators”.

The cheapest Intel Core i7 laptop in the whole world is an HP business notebook

The Core i7 processor is no longer the top dog in Intel's CPU family but it remains a formidable component, even if the Core i5 models have been upgraded to quad-core status.The most affordable laptop that carries an Intel Core i7 processor right now is the HP Laptop 15T (7fq32av) and it's a great choice for those that are currently remote working.

The world's cheapest 1TB 'USB flash drive' is not what you think it is

However, unbeknown to many, the company is also responsible for a USB flash drive (AKA thumb drive) that is nothing short of exceptional, for two reasons.First, its flagship model (the 1TB RAVPower Mini) is one of the cheapest 1TB USB flash drives on the market.

This is the cheapest MicroSD memory card per gigabyte in the world

But, after reaching an historic low, prices have crept up again as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.Despite the price hike, we've managed to track down a 256GB microSD card - the Teamgroup TCUSDX256GUHS46 - for $28.

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Doom Eternal review: It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

In Doom 2016, generally the best strategy was always “Shoot Anything That Moves—Probably In The Head.It’s a cycle, an ingenious give-and-take that sets Doom Eternal apart from every other shooter.

Coronavirus updates: Disneyland, Disney World, Broadway theaters close

Disney World and Disneyland Paris are closingFollowing the announcement of Disneyland closing, the Disney company said Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris would also be closing on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.As measured by the S&P 500, stocks are down more than 15% since the beginning of the year, shortly after the new coronavirus was identified.

UK’s AFC Energy launches CH2ARGE - world’s first hydrogen fuel cell electric car charger

Fresh take on EV charging sees hydrogen fuel cell used to replenish EV batteries; tech allows for off-grid charging17 Jan 2019A UK firm has demonstrated what it claims is the world’s first electric vehicle (EV) charger based on hydrogen fuel cell technology.Advertisement - Article continues below• Best electric cars to buy nowEV owners using the CH2ARGE system would only see a conventional-looking electric car charger, with much of the tech hidden in the background.

The Perma-Viral World of the At-Home Nose Job

A woman shimmies to “Lowrider” by War while wearing a nose shaper, which looks a bit like a plastic clothespin.Other gurus have reviewed nose tweakers, injectable nasal bone lifters, “nose shaping exercises,” and double chin flatteners in the hundreds, from all over the world, for years.

Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world

According to a report from cyber-security firm ClearSky, Iranian hackers have targeted companies "from the IT, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Government, and Security sectors.Previous reports on Iranian hacking activities detailed different clusters of activity, usually the work of one singular group.

Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest phone show, cancelled over coronavirus fears

"Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.Before the cancellation, many of the show’s exhibitors withdrew over the past week due to coronavirus fears.

Meet the cheapest PC in the world: Android goodness for less than $15


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Online retailer Aliexpress is now selling the Mecool M8S Plus, an Android mini PC that can also double as a thin client, for a mere $14.This is a big, big drop from our former price champion, almost a third off, and is also far less than even the cheapest Raspberry Pi device.

This is the world’s largest 3D-printed house

This 3D printer can also produce photosCheck out the best printers for home useThese are the best 3D printers of 2020SQ4D printed the house in 48 hours, albeit spread across eight days, and it was created right there on-site.Furthermore, SQ4D pegs the cost of the construction materials at less than $6,000 (around £4,600).

This is one of the fastest SSDs in the world and it looks like a video card


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Meet the Gigabyte Aorus RAID SSD, a 2TB storage device that looks like a PCI Express card with a PCIe 3.0 512GB NVMe SSD basically running in RAID-0.

The 5 best music tech personalities in the world right now


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Yet another 12-months have passed and it’s, once again, time to take another look at the world of the music tech personality.LoopopIf you ever want to watch a thorough demo of some of the latest music tech online, then you most certainly have subscribed to Loopop’s channel.

The 5 best record producers in the world right now


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‘The best record producers in the world right now’ is a very hard category to pin down, what defines a ‘record producer’ for instance?We have a few newcomers to this year’s list which reflects the sort of year the world of pop has been experiencing itself.

The 10 best electronica, ambient or underground DJ/producers in the world right now

To some it's more of an umbrella term and is often bandied around alongside 'electronic music' as a catch-all phrase for anything that tends not to feature any 'live' instruments.Check the full rundown of the 10 best electronica, ambient or underground DJ/producers in the world right now.

The 10 best techno producers/DJs in the world right now

We could go on, but instead, we'll just show you the top ten techno producers and DJs of the year, as voted for by you.Nina Kraviz'Busy' doesn't quite cover how prolific Kraviz has been over the past 12-months.

The 10 best acoustic guitarists in the world today

The playing – whether on acoustic, or banjo – is as alternately course, crystalline and breathtaking as we’ve come to expect.Andy McKeeAndy McKee is one of the players most responsible for reinvigorating our view of the acoustic guitar in the last 20 years.