MIDI Association Explains ‘Capability Inquiry’ Features In MIDI 2.0

Friday the MIDI Association published an introduction to MIDI 2.0, describing updates to the already-evolving 36-year-old standard, including MIDI-CI, Profiles and Property Exchange: MIDI 2.0 updates MIDI with new...

Replacing JavaScript: How eBay Made a Web App 50x Faster With WebAssembly

"Online marketplace eBay has revealed how it boosted performance of a demanding web app by 50x using WebAssembly, " reports TechRepublic: The "astonishing" speed-up after switching from a...

In A World First, Scientists Change Snail’s Shell-Coiling Direction With CRISPR

"Most snails are 'righties'. Now scientists have found genes that can change the shell coiling direction, " writes the New York Times. ( Non-paywalled version here ) ...

2Doom: free 2D Doom demake

2Doom is a 2D demake of the classic first-person shooter Doom, featuring faithfully-drawn sprites in a side-scrolling arcade adventure. Despite its cute pixel art, prepare for an intens... G2Reader...

Samsung chips promise secure 100W USB-C fast charging

Samsung <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/fast-charging-evolves-with-more... G2Reader / kenmay /

NASA officially orders its first segment of a lunar space station

Maxar has been selected to build and fly the first element of NASA’s lunar Gateway. (credit: <a ... G2Reader / kenmay /

Intel’s Core i9-9900KS CPU can run all eight cores at 5GHz

It wouldn't be Computex if Intel didn't have some sort of geek-friendly CPU reve... G2Reader / kenmay /

How to Get the Beautiful ‘Quake II RTX’ Re-release for Free

The classic first-person shooter Quake II is getting re-released with some awesome graphical updates. Better yet, it’ll be completely free for you to download starting on June 6—though you’re...

Intel’s gaming laptop prototype is a dual-screen PC with a point

Intel's Open House event at Computex was filled with <a href="https://www.engadg... G2Reader / kenmay /

HP adds a wood option to its Envy laptops

Following on from the stylish business casual, leather-clad Spectre Folio, HP is... G2Reader / kenmay /