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Navy's stealth destroyer designed for the video gamer generation

The Navy's new super stealthy destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, has a lot in common with Hollywood's starship Enterprise, according to folks who've seen it in person.<p>Much has been written about the Zumwalt's appropriately named commander, Capt. James Kirk. But aside from that coincidence, the ship's …

IMAX shows why its 4K camera could get you watching 3D movies again

Is 3D video on the decline, destined to return to the realm of novelty? Not if you ask IMAX. The company has just detailed a large-format 4K camera that could give 3D movies a (frankly needed) visual boost. The trick, the company says, is that the camera is fully integrated; since it doesn't need a …

Newly crowned: Europe's top inventor

For a man who left school with no qualifications, Chris Toumazou has done remarkably well in the intervening years. He is currently chief scientist of Imperial College London's Institute of Biomedical Engineering and holds more than 50 patents for medical diagnostic instruments and other devices. …

Hackers Find a New Way Into Your Home

Smart TVs are one of the newest device categories to gain mass adoption. Yet their adoption could cause more harm than it's worth—for Europeans, at …

Build Your Own Electric Car: Now All Of Tesla’s Patents Are Open Source

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has never been one to shy away from controversy, or grandiose gestures (see: the Hyperloop project). After hinting at the news this past weekend, Musk announced today that all of Tesla’s patents are now open source.<p>In a blog post on the Tesla website, Musk explained his …

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Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

iCaramba! New pictures showing the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 surface

We’ve heard plenty of reports about Apple’s 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6, but most of the leaked pictures so far have claimed to depict its smaller sibling, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, instead.<p>That’s changed with some new model photos showing mockups of both sizes of the forthcoming iPhone 6, including …

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Ukraine crisis: Putin is playing mind games with the West

Commentary: The Russian president continues to bamboozle as his tanks are sent to Ukraine and the rebels he supports shoot a plane from the sky<p>Just over a week ago, President Vladimir Putin met <b>Ukraine's</b>new leader and promised to draw the sting from the country's crisis. Then a military transport …

Ukraine hits back after rebels down plane

The Ukrainian military has launched air strikes against separatist strongholds in the country's eastern region following the shooting-down of a transport plane that killed 49 people.<p>The military on Saturday targeted rebel checkpoints in Luhansk and a military base that had been taken over by …

Iraq insurgent advance slows, U.S. sends carrier to Gulf | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An offensive by insurgents that threatens to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces regained some territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad.<p>As Iraqi officials spoke of wresting …