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The Leica Q is a compact and stylish full-frame camera

Leica's been relatively quiet since Photokina 2014, where it revealed a full set of cameras for every different budget and taste. Today, though, the German manufacturer is stepping out of the shadows and introducing the Leica Q, a beautiful small camera with some powerful attributes. It features a …

Cameras

Elon Musk is one step closer to making his ambitious $10 billion satellite internet business a reality

The rocket company has asked permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin to test beaming high-speed internet from space using satellites, according to a report from the Washington Post.<p>Musk originally shared his idea of using satellites in space as a way to provide internet …

Why on earth is Narendra Modi going to Mongolia?

Ulan Bator doesn’t usually figure on the itinerary of most world leaders, but Indian prime minister Narendra Modi—after visiting China, and before flying into South Korea—will make a trip to the Mongolian capital on May 17. No Indian prime minister has ever visited the country before.<p>So, why …

India

When Nehru and Mao met

The autumn of 1954 is fascinating and a record of history for it was in this year that four-and-a-half hours of conversation, between Jawaharlal …

After Oil Spill, Unique Mangrove Forest Faces More Threats

A new report calls the December 2014 accident a “serious wake-up call”—although its effects appear less serious than first feared.<p>On December 9, 2014, a wrecked tanker released approximately 94,000 gallons (78,271 Imperial gallons) of heavy fuel oil into the Shela River, which runs through the …

RailYatri brings big data intelligence to Indian railway travel

RailYatri, the train travel portal, is adding a new track to its services with the newly introduced insights section. The insight platform has data …

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Famed Indian Scout Finds Its Way Back To Modern Motorcycle Market

In the early 1920s and 30s, a popular carnival attraction was the Wall of Death, a barrel-shaped wooden track, or motor drome, in which daring motorcycle riders would gradually climb the inside walls until they were riding horizontally, circling the lip of the barrel, thrilling spectators peering …

Bose accuses Beats of infringing noise-canceling headphone patents

The next patent spat involving Apple may have nothing to do with Samsung.<p>Headphone and speaker maker Bose filed suit Friday against Beats, accusing the soon-to-be Apple company of infringing five patents related to noise-canceling headphones. The accused products include the Beats Studio and Studio …

Audiophile

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week: Android Wear, Glassboard

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

Android Weekly: top 8 Android stories this week

This week in your world of Android: Google I/O brought us Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV, and a preview of Android L release, Android One was announced as a way to bring more smartphones to developing countries, Chrome OS and the Chromecast got some big new features, we learned that Nexus …

Armed robbers raid Brazilian Samsung factory for 40,000 devices

At a Samsung factory in Brazil armed robbers hijacked a night shift bus, subdued workers, and made off with 40,000 devices, including smartphones, …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

Photography News, Guides and Trends

Composition Principles: Not Just for Designers We are photographers—visual communicators, peddlers of our ideas upon page and screen and …

Photography

Hottest Celebrity Photos 6.23.14

10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it …

Enchanting World of Vibrant Tropical Frogs

Wil Mijer is a skilled Dutch photographer who adores shooting the lovely and enchanting world of vibrant tropical frogs. Mijer is into tiny creatures …

Ferrari builds a topless F12, and the internet swoons

Ferrari’s one-offs are custom-made to melt the internet. Images appeared a few weeks ago of an SP America, about which no further information has been forthcoming. But last week’s mystery car, which was taking part in a Targa Florio tribute in Sicily, has now been officially confirmed by …

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone Review

The Huawei Ascend Mate2 is the latest Android smart device from the China-based mobile company. The looks and specs may paint a familiar mid-range …

Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing and Living Well

Hayden Slater, Carly de Castro and Hedi Gores are the founders of Pressed Juicery, an idea they had in 2010 that was grounded in a simple belief: in order to live well and feel healthy, people need to be armed with a set of tools that are simple, convenient and adaptable to the modern lifestyle. In …

The Terra Wind: An Amphibious RV!

This may be the craziest vehicle I've ever seen. A South-Carolina-based company called Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International produces the Terra …

New York State

Escapees in Canadian helicopter jailbreak captured

Remember those three Canadian prisoners who flew to freedom a few weeks ago after a daring helicopter escape?<p>Well, they apparently didn't fly far enough. Quebec police arrested the trio early Sunday, and they're right back where they started, at the Orsainville Detention Centre in Quebec City.<p>"The …

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann | Financial Times

France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making “totally opaque” …

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A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Snapchat’s “Our Story” Is A Genius, Collaborative Reinvention Of The Livestream

What does it feel like to be a massive music festival? Nothing like a glossy livestream of the mainstage. Much more like Snapchat’s new Our Story feature, a curated channel of user submitted photos of videos from all around a big event. I was there last night at Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, an …

Researchers get closer to solving lithium-ion battery life degradation

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time.<p>Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don’t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or …

Nigerian press protest Boko Haram with World Cup T-shirts | Reuters

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) - The Nigerian press covering the World Cup in Brazil seized on the high-profile soccer tournament on Saturday show their opposition to the Boko Haram Islamist militants by wearing protest T-shirts.<p>The T-shirts sported the slogan “The World Unites Against Boko Haram” and the …