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Sample Footage Shot with the Ultra Rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 that Can See Behind Itself

About once per year, one of the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lenses out there pops up on eBay when some camera shop or another picks one up. The price …

Tech Q&A: 'Supercookies,' online dating, reliable laptops, and more

<b>Wireless companies track your browsing</b><p><b>Q.</b> I thought I heard on your national radio show that wireless carriers are tracking where people go on their tablet or phone using “supercookies.” I have Verizon. Did I hear correctly?<p><b>A.</b> No need to check your hearing. Researchers found that Verizon adds a …

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

Space

More Hilarious Thrift Store Paintings Altered to Give Playful New Meanings

New York-based artist Dave Pollot uses all kinds of funny pop culture references to give playful new meanings to old thrift store paintings. We first featured his work back in February, where Star Wars ships and LEGO blocks made their way into vintage landscapes. Since then, the artist has produced …

Thrifting

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

Google to kill Wallet API for digital products from March 2015

While Japan and a few other countries in Asia make extensive use of NFC-based payment systems, the world-at-large has yet to really catch on. Apple has certainly given the United States a major kick in the pants with its Apple Pay system, and as such Google also stands to benefit, especially since …

Google Wallet

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

The latest trend in dating apps: Skipping the chat and going straight to the date

Tinder’s entire value proposition is that it connects you with other users nearby with whom you can immediately start chatting if the interest is mutual. But what if that’s not what singles actually want?<p>Much of online dating has used private messaging as a core way for singles to connect, …

Ferguson: video shows Darren Wilson arresting man for recording him

Video footage has emerged showing Darren Wilson – the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri – threatening and arresting a resident who refused to stop filming him with a cellphone.<p>Wilson is seen standing near his Ferguson police SUV and …

Early Fans Are Abandoning Google Glass In Droves

He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product -- he recently wore his pair to the beach.<p>But Brin's timing is not propitious, coming as many developers and early Glass users are losing …

Wearable Tech

Edgertronic: the affordable high-speed camera

<b>Want to shoot high-speed video? You may need to take out a mortgage just to afford the equipment.</b><p>Not anymore, says Edgertronic, a camera designed to bring affordable high-speed photography to everyone. It is a Kickstarter alumnus and was successfully funded at the end of 2013. Now, it's available …

The FCC Responds To AT&T’s Net Neutrality Saber Rattling

AT&T announced earlier this week that it would “pause” the rollout of fiber Internet connections to dozens of cities, due to uncertainty in the market caused by potentially stiff net neutrality rules that may be put into place. The president recently caused a ruckus in the debate by calling for …

Interior/Exterior, Camera Obscura Dreams - Photographs and text by Marja Pirilä | LensCulture

The <i>camera obscura</i> phenomenon, at once simple and magical, never ceases to fascinate me. I have worked with it intensely since 1996. C<i>amera obscura</i> is a method by which to survey the living environment and mental landscapes, summoning unconscious feelings into the light of day.<p>In <i>camera obscura</i> …

Obama tempers expectations for thaw with NKorea

BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret …