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The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free

No ads, no in-app payments<p>AudioKit Synth One, a free and open-source iPad synth, is now available for download in the Apple App Store, developer Matthew Fecher has announced. The Synth One, which Fecher describes as “the largest free and open-source iOS music project in history,” is a …

The girl who couldn't stop coughing

Why does she keep coughing, Eva Shea wondered about her daughter Mimi, as she had countless times. And why did the preschooler sound as though she had a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit?<p>Over the years, Shea had asked about the wet cough during frequent visits to the pediatrician and specialists …

North Shore Billet Announces The Quadrant Ring™

The age of the round chainring is over.<p>Through an exhaustive R&D process to refine the oval chainring we discovered that optimum pedalling efficiency …

Why 'juuling' has become a nightmare for school administrators

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs.<p>That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms. It resembles a flash drive, but instead of computer files, this device stores nicotine.<p>They take a hit, sucking on the device as they …

Public Health

Is this the end of the rock guitar?

What the decline of Gibson and Fender tells us about music<p>It’s rare that the internal tribulations of one firm provoke hand-wringing about the health …

How we made Peppa Pig

‘After its success, we’d go to meetings with lots of ideas for other shows – but they just wanted 3,000 more episodes of Peppa Pig’<p>Animation is a slow, laborious process. I’m way too impatient for it. I want a lunch and a life. So, after studying animation at Middlesex University, I became a …

Peppa Pig

Instagram alerts people when you screenshot Stories, here's how to stop it

<b>Update 09:00 UTC, June 15:</b> Instagram has revealed it is no longer notifying users when someone screenshots their Stories. Read more here.<p>Forget about taking screenshots when creeping on your friends’ Instagram Stories: the Facebook subsidiary is making changes to its app – and it will now notify …

Social Media

BITCOIN 101: A beginner's guide to understanding the cryptocurrency, illustrated like a children's book

Bitcoin, the digital currency that's been monopolizing conversations, has grown rapidly in value in the last year. Unfortunately, it's not always an easy concept to understand, much less to get involved in.<p>Now, Cash App, Square's payment app that lets friends settle debts, is inserting itself into …

Cryptocurrency

How Gregg Popovich Uses ‘Magical Feedback’ to Inspire the San Antonio Spurs

Down deep, every organization faces the same thorny problem: How do you get a bunch of individuals to combine into a single, selfless entity? How do …

'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'

<b>Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.</b><p>Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.<p>Changing the definition is vital …

Teens

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Facial flush: Here's why your face turns all red after alcohol consumption - IBTimes India

More than one in three people with an East Asian heritage experience facial flush when they drink.<p>Does alcohol consumption make your face go all red? …

Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

Surveillance

Subway's customers are ditching the chain and franchisees expect a wave of store closures — here's what went wrong

<b>Video by Wochit</b><p>Subway is in serious trouble.<p>The world's largest restaurant chain is being left behind as consumers seek healthier, fresher food, and …

Your guide to the best porn subreddits

<i>This article contains sexually explicit content.</i><p>It’s well known that the internet is for porn. The unsung hero of the web’s true purpose is its …

32 photos that show how obsessed Japan is with minimalism

Minimalism is taking over. Figures like Marie Kondo are becoming famous by spreading the gospel of throwing everything out and keeping just what you …

This airline staffer has a freakishly striking resemblance to Kobe Bryant

This isn’t Kobe Bryant.<p>At first, I thought that I was looking at a video of Kobe Bryant dressed as a groundcrew member for JetBlue, but no, I was not. We have found Kobe’s long-lost twin, and it is this guy.<p>This is bonkers.<p>Compared to …<p>We’ve seen Fake Klay Thompson and a Conor McGregor …

Hear 1,500+ Genres of Music, All Mapped Out on an Insanely Thorough Interactive Graph

If you are ready for a time-suck internet experience that will also make you feel slightly old and out of step with the culture, feel free to dive …

An Oral History of ‘Batman: The Animated Series’

As the 1990s dawned, television audiences weren’t used to a dark version of the Dark Knight. America had briefly gone crazy for the 1960s series …

Comic Books

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'

“Well played and lesson learned for me.”<p>Student 1, teacher 0.<p>When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that <i>he’d</i> be the one getting outsmarted.<p>In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s …

Teaching

Americans are more willing to go into debt for experiences

Americans are more willing to use debt to buy a vacation than to buy a new sofa, according to a new study.<p>When deciding among optional purchases, people are more likely to use credit to buy experiences -- like a wedding, a trip, tickets to a ball game or concert -- than material goods like grills …

Personal Finance

Protect Yourself With a Free VPN Service

Can't afford a premium VPN? That's no reason to leave your network traffic unprotected. Here's everything you need to know about free VPN …

School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites

The Singapore government’s recent revelation that it wants to restrict two-thirds of its citizenry from receiving public university education has generated a strong reaction among its population.<p>Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung said at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium …

How Gregg Popovich became the NBA's most fearless political voice

The Spurs head coach is prepared to speak his mind on Donald Trump, and doesn’t go in for niceties. The NBA could do with more like him<p>Gregg Popovich didn’t like what he saw happening around him and, per usual, wasn’t afraid to speak up about it. When asked about Donald Trump’s haphazardly …

It Took Gregg Popovich Only 2 Minutes to Reveal What Most Get Wrong About Business (and Life)

It's all about embracing the challenge.<p>Gregg Popovich is one of the most successful coaches in professional sports. He commands respect from even the most competitive opposing players, as can be seen in LeBron James's recent claim that Popovich is "the greatest coach of all time."<p>In a recent …

Pentagon orders Air Force One, F-35 reviews

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has directed Pentagon reviews of the $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and the new Air Force One being ordered, according to a Pentagon statement Friday.<p>The move follows President Donald Trump's calls, last month, to review whether a …

NBA scores 2017: LeBron James’ biggest rival is Kawhi Leonard

James and Leonard is the best rivalry we forget exists.<p>LeBron James hates seeing Kawhi Leonard.<p>We don’t <i>have</i> to call it a rivalry, since James doesn’t like that word. No opponent can shut down James, no matter how good a defender. But when James sees Leonard, he knows how much harder his life just …

The Manifesto Trailer Is Proof Cate Blanchett Can Play Literally Anyone

A homeless man. A newscaster. And 11 more roles in one movie.<p>Cate Blanchett can play just about anyone or anything. Nearly a decade ago, Blanchett was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for one of the most unconventional roles of the decade: a 1960s era Bob Dylan in the fictionalized …

A Super Mario Bros. Stop-Motion Animation Made Using Hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes

The Synchronicity professional juggling studio created an awesome <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> themed stop-motion animation using hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes.<p>In …

Camera+ for iPhone Adds RAW Shooting and Dual Lens Support

iPhone: Camera+, our favorite camera app on iPhone, gets an update today that adds in the ability to shoot and edit in RAW alongside support for the …