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Leica has released a luxury instant camera

It might be the only Leica many of us can afford<p>Leica is getting into the affordable camera game. Well, not really. But its newest camera comes with a price tag that’s more often associated with low-end compact cameras than elite German photography machines. The only catch is it’s an instant camera.<p>…

Skynet Anti-Drone Rifle Can Jam Signals In The Air

Hope you like jamming too<p><i>Terminator</i>, the 1984 film about a time-traveling robot assassin, looms large in the popular understanding of drones. At the core of the Terminator universe is SkyNet, an artificial intelligence that nukes humanity to save itself. I only mention Terminator as a preface to …

Drones

This Little Box Is Volkswagen's New Electric Car Concept

With diesel a thing of the past, Volkswagen is ramping up its EV efforts.<p>In the aftermath of Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, many of the brand's diesels might never return to the U.S. Also related to the TDI fiasco, VW has gone through executive turnover, faced civil and criminal courtroom …

How a high school student hacked his way to free, unlimited 4G

Unlimited, free data is basically the dream, right? Jacob Ajit, a 17-year high school student from Virginia, hacked his way to just that.<p>It all started with boredom, as Ajit explained in a post on Medium:<p>I had a T-Mobile prepaid SIM on a spare phone with no active service, so I came up with a fun …

T-Mobile

EpiPen Only Scratches The Surface Of The Drug-Price Crisis, JAMA Study Says

Last week, when the Mylan EpiPen pricing scandal was dominating the airwaves, the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> (<i>JAMA</i>) published a study with a sobering bottom line: Per capita drug spending in the U.S. is $858 per year, vs. $400 in 19 other industrialized nations. The authors, from …

Generic Drugs

10 Books from the Summer to Make You Smarter in the School Year

The problem with school is that it can really cut into your reading time.<p>Gone are the glorious days of lugging hefty historical novels in your beach …

Books

A deep-sea camera just discovered a mysterious purple blob

Deep off the coast of California, a mysterious purple light emerged from a crevice in the seafloor.<p>Was it a living orb? A sack filled with ferocious …

A new drug that could save the US billions just got one step closer to an approval

The panel voted unanimously in favor of licensing ABP 501, the version of Humira that's made by Amgen.<p>The drug is called a "biosimilar," which is like a generic version of a biologic medication, a medicine produced by living cells.<p>Biosimilars are a bit more complicated than your average competing …

Biotechnology

Fireball: Automatic Fire Extinguisher

To follow up from yesterday's project by a student/designer-in-the-making, we are featuring another project in product design concept. It's about a …

Executives at Kodak were miserable when the Polaroid camera was invented

Polaroid and Eastman Kodak, two giants of the photography industry, had enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship for decades.<p>In 1934, Kodak was the first customer for Edwin Land's plastic polarizer sheet, an invention the Harvard dropout and Polaroid founder had made at the age of …

Ashley Madison would now like you to 'find your moment'

Technically Incorrect: The site for married cheaters tries to broaden the scope of its offering -- and of your feelings.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>This cheating thing's had a bad rap lately.<p>It's not about being unfaithful as such. …

Ashley Madison