Why Apple Won't Miss Aperture, and Neither Should You

Aperture, Apple's pro software for cataloging and editing photos, is being put out to pasture. The move is indicative of what many see as the company's continuing drift away from robust, capable software. But there probably won't be many tears shed for good ol' Aperture, which always seemed to be running an uphill… » 6/27/14 2:45pm 6/27/14 2:45pm

New Software Automatically Edits Out Boring Parts of a Video

Everyone's recording video these days—from the phone in your hand to the GoPro strapped to your head—but that means there's a lot of garbage being filmed, too. Now, a new piece of software from Carnegie Mellon University can automatically edit out the boring bits and allow you to watch just the interesting parts. » 6/27/14 7:49am 6/27/14 7:49am

Replacing Parts of 3D-Printed Models With Lego Speeds Up Prototyping

Before '3D printing' became a catch-all term, the hardware, which has been in use for decades, was referred to as a rapid prototyper. But even waiting five hours for a 'rapidly' printed part can be a waste of time. And that's what inspired Stefanie Mueller and researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute to create… » 4/29/14 4:42pm 4/29/14 4:42pm

NASA's About To Release a Mother Lode of Free Software

If you've been thinking about getting started on the rocket project that's been on your mind for ages, now is a good time to get serious. Next week, NASA will release a massive software catalog with over 1,000 projects. It's not the first time the space agency's released code, but it is the first time they've made it… » 4/04/14 6:40pm 4/04/14 6:40pm

MIDI Software That Turns Your Voice Into Instruments If You Can't Play

MIDI—the Musical Instrument Digital Interface—lets anyone with just an electronic keyboard, or other simple interface device, recreate an entire orchestra's worth of sounds. But what if you can't even play a keyboard? That's where a new piece of software called imitone can save the day, turning your voice (or other… » 4/03/14 2:20pm 4/03/14 2:20pm