RIPPING DIGITAL FILES FROM YOUR LPS? THIS IS THE RIG TO GET

USB TURNTABLE IS an ungodly oxymoron. Plug these record players, often tarted up in retro cases, into a computer, and you can turn the audio from your vinyl records into digital files. The sound quality is usually terrible (especially the bass response), and garbage electronics make the digital transfers sound hideous. Worse, these plastic monstrosities are preloaded with crude styli that plow through the grooves of your precious records like chisels. If you want to listen to your LP collection at the gym, you’re better off paying for the lossless digital downloads and saving yourself some aggravation.

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DONALD TRUMP’S SOCIAL MEDIA TIES TO WHITE SUPREMACISTS

In late January, Donald Trump did something that would have sunk almost any other presidential campaign: He retweeted an anonymous Nazi sympathizer and white supremacist who goes by the not-so-subtle handle @WhiteGenocideTM. Trump neither explained nor apologized for the retweet and then, three weeks later, he did it again. This subsequent retweet was quickly deleted, but just two days later Trump retweeted a different user named @EustaceFash, whose Twitter header image at the time also included the term “white genocide.”

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LAFERRARI SPIDER REVEALED AHEAD OF PARIS DEBUT

Unsurprisingly, it turns out Sergio Marchionne wasn’t kidding about the LaFerrari Spider. If you were one of the lucky 499 who purchased the original LaFerrari coupe, you are likely already in line for seconds, but for those who weren’t at the super-exclusive preview, the Italian automaker just revealed the convertible hypercar ahead of its Paris debut.

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Researchers want to block HIV with a ‘therapeutic’ virus

Despite the best efforts to date, a vaccine for HIV remains beyond our reach. It seems every time researchers get close, the virus mutates to stay a step ahead, creating a biological arms race. But a team of scientists at the University of Texas believe they may have found a way to hobble HIV and drastically reduce its virulence. They want to infect susceptible cells with a “good” virus first, one that will effectively immunize them against HIV.

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