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  • Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

    Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

    (credit: LifeMap Solutions)So it was intriguing to hear that Apple had decided to try to help out in this area. Smartphones have a number of significant advantages: people use them already, users already accept that phones can gather information on everything from our location to our fingerprints, and it's possible to develop sophisticated software that runs on the devices. The problem has been that medical researchers' software talents tend to lie in building statistical models, not sophisticated user-facing software.

  • Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

    Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

    (credit: LifeMap Solutions)So it was intriguing to hear that Apple had decided to try to help out in this area. Smartphones have a number of significant advantages: people use them already, users already accept that phones can gather information on everything from our location to our fingerprints, and it's possible to develop sophisticated software that runs on the devices. The problem has been that medical researchers' software talents tend to lie in building statistical models, not sophisticated user-facing software.

  • Marshall goes digital with its first official software amplifier

    Marshall goes digital with its first official software amplifier

    (credit: Softube)There's nothing quite like the sight or sound of a wall of cranked Marshall guitar amplifiers, as evidenced by their continued popularity on-stage since the first units were handmade in a British garden shed way back in 1963. But as fans of any vintage amplifier will tell you, getting that sweet, natural tube distortion usually means cranking the volume up way past socially acceptable levels. That's fine if you're playing to an audience of thousands, but if you're just jamming at home, or even if you're trying to capture the best tone in the studio, high volumes simply aren't practical.

  • Marshall goes digital with its first official software amplifier

    Marshall goes digital with its first official software amplifier

    (credit: Softube)There's nothing quite like the sight or sound of a wall of cranked Marshall guitar amplifiers, as evidenced by their continued popularity on-stage since the first units were handmade in a British garden shed way back in 1963. But as fans of any vintage amplifier will tell you, getting that sweet, natural tube distortion usually means cranking the volume up way past socially acceptable levels. That's fine if you're playing to an audience of thousands, but if you're just jamming at home, or even if you're trying to capture the best tone in the studio, high volumes simply aren't practical.