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Apple Sapphire Plant Reportedly Set to Produce for iPhone 6 and iWatch

Apple’s sapphire glass plant in Mesa, Arizona looks set to begin production this month, and it should have enough capacity to cover both versions of …

A Westerner's guide to Japanese toilets

Dirt, stains, effluent, material, the load, waste, matter. These are the words my tour guides at Toto's toilet factory and research center in Kyushu used to verbally pirouette around what exactly its porcelain thrones deal with: shit. Japanese toilets are probably the best in the business at …

Nikon 1 V3 camera unveiled: $1,200, 120fps slow motion, 20fps continuous shooting

Tonight Nikon is unveiling the latest edition of its 1 series of mirrorless cameras, the Nikon 1 V3. Compact yet powerful, it follows up on the V2 by packing an 18.4MP sensor, built-in WiFi, 1080/60p video capability and a new image processing chip. Standout features for pros and amateurs alike …

Google Nexus 6 Will Be Built By LG, Says Report

Forget the copyright issues surrounding the “Nexus 6” name and the rumors that Google might discontinue its Nexus line altogether, a new report from</i> …

Fujifilm X-T1 review: A great, flexible, but occasionally quirky ILC - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The stunning viewfinder, comfy grip and plethora of direct controls makes the <b>Fujifilm X-T1</b> a joy to shoot with, plus the image quality is great and the continuous-shooting is among the best in its class.<p><b>The Bad</b> Some of the controls are too hard to manipulate, its general performance …

Cameras

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5

Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content with just plundering better artists' catalogs, the company has apparently managed to copy the Galaxy S5 in under <i>two days</i>. The Goophone S5, <i>yep</i>, has a 5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 display, paired with a 2GHz …

Wacom lets people share handwritten notes across devices and platforms

Wacom has been pushing into the world of mobile for a while, and its efforts have just culminated in a pretty bold move: A single, cross-platform standard for sharing handwritten notes and sketches between users, regardless of whether they're using a stylus or a finger, an iPhone or a PC, an app or …

Samsung quietly reveals a Galaxy S5 variant with an eight-core processor

So that's Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The company makes the majority of the components itself, but what happened to those home-grown Exynos processors? Well, Samsung tells us that the GS5 will come in two variants, one with the 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip (the model …

Nikon's new D4S DSLR improves speed and focusing, adds ISO settings up to 409,600

The Nikon D4S has been teased, displayed in a plastic case and now, it's official -- and we even got to play with it. There's a substantial list of what hasn't changed (the same 16.2-megapixel image size, to begin with), but if you're a high-level photographer already in possession of a D4 (or …

Fix "no connected camera" error on your Mac

Errors with the VDCAssistant background process may prevent camera connectivity on your Mac.<p>Do you regularly use your Mac's iSight camera for chatting and other purposes, and have you run into a "no connected camera" error in the application you're using? If so, then a few causes and fixes are …

Operating Systems

How Often Should You Train Each Muscle Group?

Some say that for best results, you should work each muscle group as often as three times per week.<p>Others will tell you that training a muscle group …

​Sony A7, A7r Review: So Long DSLRs, Hello Future of Photography

The full-frame camera has been synonymous with the most high-end DSLRs—the biggest, the priciest. Not anymore. A new breed of camera that's light on …

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