Plane from Bay Area crashes near popular Oregon solar eclipse viewing spot

MADRAS, ORE. — A small plane flying from the Bay Area to a popular Oregon solar eclipse destination crashed Saturday afternoon killing the pilot and passenger, according to emergency responders and media reports. The single-engine, homebuilt Wheeler Express crashed under unknown circumstances near the Madras airport around 1:50 p.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. The plane crashed near the top of the south side of Willow Creek Canyon and was fully engulfed in flames when officials arrived on the scene. KPIX is reporting the plane is registered to a Menlo Park man and it took off from the San Carlos airport around 11 a.m. Saturday. The Statesman… Read More

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WATCH: Xbox at Gamescom 2017 Live Stream

Note – you’ll be able to tune into this live stream event on Sunday, August 20 at 12pm PST/3pm EST. Watch live video from Xbox on www.twitch.tv Gamescom 2017 is going be the hot news item of the week for gamers. Starting on Tuesday, August 22 and ending on Saturday, August 26, the major German video game expo hailing from Cologne will shine the light on several AAA and indie developers/publishers. Before everything officially kicks off, Microsoft will be up first to present an exciting event. On Sunday, August 20, the Xbox brand will be represented in full via big announcements and updates on previously announced games. The biggest reveal… Read More

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Mass Effect: Andromeda officially shuts down its single-player updates

Enlarge / Pretend that planet is Mass Effect: Andromeda’s single-player DLC, then look at it wistfully, turn around, and walk away. (credit: Bioware) Anybody who hoped the troubled Bioware game Mass Effect: Andromeda would get some more single-player content should probably sit down. The game developer chose to deliver bad news to fans on Saturday evening via its official blog, confirming that it would not create any more “single-player or in-game story content” for the game. If you’re anxious to see the game’s loose plot threads receive any resolution, you’ll have to turn to other means. The game’s existing 1.1 patch, which went live nearly three weeks ago, marked the… Read More

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Top 10 Best Big Muff Type Pedals 2017

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about the vaunted Big Muff, as originally imagined by Mike Matthews of Electro-Harmonix and Bob Myers of Bell Labs? It is very simply a titan; a colossus of guitar gear lore. At its core, it is a fuzz pedal created to deviate from the early roots of fuzz pedals. But the long, strange history of the thing means it’s more than that. Without getting too much into the confusing twists of EHX production over the years, there have been many, many versions of the Big Muff. So many, in fact, that you could dedicate an entire website to it. Indeed, someone… Read More

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