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The first Apple Watch prototype was an iPhone with a Velcro strap

There are 38 Apple Watch design choices to pre-order on April 10, and thankfully none of them include an iPhone rigged with a Velcro strap.<p>But that's …

10 things you must know about Airbus A-380

1. Easy on the Gas<p>It’s big, but not a gas-guzzler. Calculated per passenger, Lufthansa’s A380s get 69 miles per gallon. The airplane holds 81,890 …

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

​US National Guard sends 12 F-15 interceptor jets to Europe to guard against Russia

Florida Air Guard is to deploy 12 F-15C jets and about 200 airmen to Europe as part of Washington’s military build-up, which it claims is necessary …

Dreamliners’ Missing Seats Prompt Boeing to Park 787s in Desert

Boeing Co. is temporarily storing two new 787 Dreamliner jets in California’s Mojave Desert, usually a resting place for decrepit aircraft, as it …

Aviation

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Contact Lenses

NATO scrambles jets after Russian military planes spotted over Baltic Sea

The Swedish Air Force and NATO jets on Tuesday tracked four Russian combat aircraft flying with their transponders turned off over the Baltic Sea, officials said.<p>The Russian planes — two long-range, nuclear-capable Tu-22M3 bombers and two Sukhoi Su-27 fighters — were flying in international …

Military

Next Mercedes E-Class to get quad-turbo inline-six, augmented reality

It's been 10 years since an inline six-cylinder engine sat up front in a Mercedes-Benz road car, but the straight-six shooter returns with the 2016 E-Class. According to a report in <i>Car</i> we'll see a modular family in gasoline and diesel versions, and <i>Auto Evolution</i> adds that the bore and stroke will …

Automotive Design

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia tells Denmark not to join Nato missile shield or face becoming a target for Russian missiles<p>Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.<p>“I don’t think that …

Liberia reports first Ebola infection in a month

Government spokesman describes new positive case as a 'setback' after a month-long hiatus<p>Liberia has said a patient in the capital has tested positive for Ebola, more than a month after the last new case of the disease was registered.<p>The country that was hit hardest at the peak of the deadly …

Disease

SXSW 2015: What IBM Has Cooking For Chef Watson's Future

Can we interest you in a black olive-cherry compote?<p>Last year at South by Southwest, one of our editors was lucky enough to taste a kebab designed by IBM's Chef Watson. This year, my stomach grumbled--the only food in sight was an assortment of images projected onto a screen--while a panel …

Aviation

US Navy's Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System launches first fighter jet (update: video!)

For more than 50 years, the on-ramp to the highway to the danger zone was a steam catapult that launched fighter jets from an aircraft carrier, but it looks like that could soon be set to change. The U.S. Navy just announced yesterday that its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, has …

Pancake printer serves up your imagination as morning meal (VIDEO)

Food enthusiasts that love to focus on plate presentation are in for a yummy pancake-based treat. A new 3D printer can craft your imagination’s …

MacBook Air

Pentagon: Here are all the problems with the F-35

The F-35, which comes with an estimated $1.5 trillion pricetag over the life of the program, has faced numerous hurdles and delays. Most recently, there have been concerns over its computer systems' vulnerability, and Chinese hackers have possibly stolen classified data related to the project.<p>The …

Aviation

Now the U.S. Air Force Wants to Replace A-10s With F-16s

An old idea — and a terrible one<p>by JOSEPH TREVITHICK<p>Eventually, the U.S. Air Force wants to replace the low and slow-flying A-10 Warthog with the …

Military

Now I’ve seen everything: Windows 10 running on an Android iPhone 5s clone

Microsoft has a daring but very clever plan to turn Android users into Windows 10 customers without any of them having to actually buy new phones. …

Android News

Singapore student builds a 3D food printer that prints cookies, mashed potato & chocolate

Mar. 19, 2015 | By Alec<p>Could 2015 be the year of 3D printed food? You might almost start to believe it, considering the many promising projects and …

3D Printing

F-35 Fighter Jets To Get Mysterious New 'Cyberpod' Cyberweapon

World’s deadliest podcast?<p>Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is, for better or worse, the future of American military airplanes. With Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps versions costing over $100 million each, the aircraft is a jack-of-some-trades designed to replace 10 older models now in …

Kickstarter campaign will let you grab Jide Ultra Remix Android tablet for $39

The fledgling company will give you its productivity focused slate at any of its crowd-funded reward levels -- if you agree to be a beta tester for …

Gear & Gadgets

Russia wants everyone to think it's building this absurd, massive superplane

According to the Kremlin propaganda outfit RT, citing design specifications from Russia's Military-Industrial Commission, the new PAK TA transport will have the improbable ability to achieve supersonic flight while carrying massive payloads. The Kremlin plans to acquire 80 PAK TAs by 2024.<p>The …

Aviation

Fix Netflix’s User Interface With God Mode

Ever spend more time looking for something to watch on Netflix than actually watching something on Netflix? That’s because of the site’s addiction to brevity. Titles are hidden by sliding bars that requires clicking to reveal more titles. This bookmarklet fixes the issue. It’s called God Mode and I …

Televisions

ISIS And America Both Lost Drones This Week

That's about the only thing they have in common<p>Yesterday, the United States lost a Predator drone that was operating over Syria. Today, the American military's Central Command noted that the U.S. destroyed several ISIS targets, including a remotely piloted aircraft near Fallujah.<p>The MQ-1 Predator …

War

Future Russian army could deploy anywhere in the world – in 7 hours

In the future, a fleet of heavy transport aircraft will reportedly be capable of moving a strategic unit of 400 Armata tanks, with ammunition, to …

BoXZY crams a mill, laser, and 3D-printer into one desktop maker

Makers and artists, rejoice! BoXZY wants to bring the power of manufacturing-level tools, once only available to industry giants, to your desktop. …

What Is Boeing's Most Profitable Plane?

Any time Boeing sells a plane, that's good news -- but some sales are better news than others.<p>Do you know <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE:BA)? I mean, do you really know …

Investing

Microsoft patents hinge for dual-screen mobile phones, computers

Microsoft are one of the most prolific patent holders in the US. The Redmond firm are well and truly raking it in from licenses relating to the …

Airline world’s tiny secret: infatuation with model planes

When airlines start flying to new cities, make deals with other carriers or finance new jets, these high-quality models — typically 30-60cm long — …

Aviation