Patrick McIntosh

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This Insane 2-Player Synth Makes the Music of the Future

What happens if you bolt together two keyboards, full color displays, a full suite of analog controllers and a granular synthesiser engine for two …

Five New Board Games You Should Play

In the board game world, the North American convention season is mostly over. Gen Con saw a unique attendance of almost 62,000 people and had …

Powerful Solar Storms Ignite Vivid Auroras

Northern Lights

Descent Underground Kickstarter reboots the PC gaming classic

The new <i>Descent Underground</i> Kickstarter campaign aims to reboot classic PC shooter <i>Descent</i>, and it's seeking $600,000 to do it<p>Four months ago, Eric "Wingman" Peterson left Cloud Imperium Games, the development studio behind crowd-funding poster child Star Citizen, a decision he explained in this …

Essential Books for Composing, Producing, Mixing, & Mastering Electronic Dance Music

I often see professional producers and DJs asked questions like "What's you mixing process like?", "How do you get your drums sounding so crisp?", …

Reason Tutorial: Programming Electronic Beats

<b>Software is the perfect way to build beats for electronic music. Hollin Jones shows you the fundamentals…</b> <br>The growing popularity and affordability of …

Music Production

Plan to test Indonesian schoolgirls for virginity scrapped after outcry

Local MP had proposed all girls had to be virgins in order to graduate from school<p>High-school girls in an Indonesian district will not be subjected to virginity tests in order to graduate, an official has insisted, after a lawmaker sparked an outcry by proposing the move.<p>The MP in the Jember local …

High School

Tom Blachford's New "Midnight Modern" Photos

Debuting during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 (a 10-day cultural event celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, fashion and culture), photography exhibition "Midnight Modern" captures the sublime essence of lunar illumination. Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Tom Blachford …

Palm Springs

U.S. carriers must unlock cellphones, starting today

Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up.<p>Legislation put in place by the Federal Communications Commission back in 2013 takes full effect today, and …

Telecoms

The 20 best board games of 2014, finalists from Board Game Geek

The community at BoardGameGeek.com, known hobby games tastemakers, have announced this year's nominees for board game of the year. If you're a fan of the hobby, or interested in learning more, this is a great place to start.<p>BoardGameGeek is a massively popular gaming resource and online community, …

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions.<p>Cyanogen's Android powers the OnePlus One, a smartphone that got lots of great reviews last year and was so popular that it experienced shortages.<p>The …

Material Design

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art