1. → How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?
     Published by www.npr.org on 2015-06-03 at 10:31:55

Play each sample as much as you’d like in three encodings — 128k MP3, 320k MP3, and uncompressed WAV — and try to identify the uncompressed WAV.

I did slightly better than random selection:


  You got 3 out of 6 correct!
  
  Do you sp...

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2. Apple’s New Apple TV Box Will Also Be a No-Show at WWDC
     Published by Recode on 2015-06-03 at 14:56:27

Apple isn't ready to talk about its new hardware, either.

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3. Best mobile games of May 2015 (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-03 at 01:32:00

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in May 2015.

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5. New Touch to Search feature appears to be rolling out in Chrome for Android
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-03 at 09:38:45

Chrome for Android appears to be gaining some new functionality, Touch to Search, in a server-side update.  Some users are noticing the ability to highlight text in Chrome on their Android devices and get access to other search results without leaving the...

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6. This little boy and his duck are the very best of friends
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-06-03 at 12:32:26

Nibbles is just too quackin' cute.

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7. Samsung Pay to debut with next round of high-end devices
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-03 at 14:11:29

Samsung Pay may not launch until September, alongside its next high-end device, according to one of the company's Executive Vice Presidents.  While there has been no concrete launch date since it was first announced, new reports are saying that Samsung Pa...

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8. A quick look at Screencast in Cyanogen OS
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-03 at 16:42:40

No other commercial version of Android makes it easy to record video from your device.   The ability to take a screenshot on your Android device is one of those things that has been around forever, but became a much bigger deal once Google made it a stand...

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9. Fallout 4 confirmed, game coming to PS4, Windows PC, Xbox One
     Published by Polygon on 2015-06-03 at 06:51:20

The official Fallout 4 website went live for some a bit early today, revealing that the game will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Update: The trailer is now live, and you may watch it here. And you can read our thoughts on the tr...

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11. Amazon launches kid-friendly Fire HD tablet in the U.K.
     Published by Android Central on 2015-06-03 at 02:20:48

Amazon has launched the Fire HD Kids Edition — a 6-inch tablet with a quad-core CPU, HD display and a two-year replacement guarantee against any damage — in the U.K.  The tablet is up for pre-order now, with sales commencing from June 18. The variant ...

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12. I Made an Untraceable AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun’ in My Office—And It Was Easy
     Published by Wired on 2015-06-03 at 05:00:27

I have no technical understanding of firearms and little mastery of power tools. Still, I made a fully functional AR-15.
The post I Made an Untraceable AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun’ in My Office—And It Was Easy appeared first on WIRED.

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13. The Large Hadron Collider is officially doing science again
     Published by The Verge on 2015-06-03 at 04:46:34

Round two of Humanity vs Particle Physics has finally kicked off, with scientists at CERN announcing this morning that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is once again delivering data for the first time in 27 months. The world's largest particle a...

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15. Samsung eyes China, Europe as mobile payments war heats up
     Published by CNet on 2015-06-03 at 11:30:51

Samsung Pay is now slated for a September launch in the US and South Korea -- with China, Europe and more markets to follow.

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16. IBM has been awarded an average of 21 patents per day so far in 2015
     Published by QZ on 2015-06-03 at 04:30:56

Although the media (Quartz included) tend to focus on what wacky inventions companies like Google and Apple are patenting, IBM is still far and away…

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17. Dell is bringing the borderless Infinity display to its 15-inch XPS laptop
     Published by The Verge on 2015-06-03 at 02:02:58

The delightfully borderless Infinity display that Dell introduced on the XPS 13 this year is moving up in size class. As part of a sneak preview of upcoming Windows 10 hardware here at Computex Taipei, Microsoft showed the new Dell XPS 15. T...

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18. Here’s Your First Look At Fallout 4
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-06-03 at 08:03:01

 As expected, Bethesda Softworks has revealed Fallout 4, the next instalment of its beloved post-apocalyptic game franchise. The last game in the series was 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas, so this sequel’s arrival has five years of pent-up fan...

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19. Kim Dotcom gets to keep his millions, cars, and jet skis, for now
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-06-03 at 03:19:34

New Zealand court rules that US legal theory in civil forfeiture case doesn't apply.

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