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Sony boasts world’s fastest autofocus on 24-200mm RX100 VI compact camera

Where the RX100 V attacked the problem of smartphones encroaching on its turf with speed, using a 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, the new VI is going for …

Kitty Hawk Flyer is your single-seat, all-electric flying machine

Want to go soaring through the air but lack things like, you know, a pilot's license and an airplane? Startup Kitty Hawk is ready to make that dream a reality with the Flyer, a new all-electric ultralight plane.<p>You may remember Kitty Hawk as a company financed by Google founder Larry Page. The …

40 megapixel shootout: Huawei P20 Pro vs Lumia 1020

Consensus has long held that, when it comes to photography, more megapixels is not always better. Quality over quantity, as they say. Yet in 2018, an industry-leading smartphone shooter boasts a 40 megapixel camera — the Huawei P20 Pro. A long-running fan favorite, regarded as one of the best phone …

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Artificial Intelligence

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

When we first discovered melting potatoes, we weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety …

Recipes

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

The 10 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners in My Meal Plan

The almighty slow cooker can do many things, including giving me a big assist when getting dinner on the table. When a chicken dinner finds its way …

Why Russia is sending robotic submarines to the Arctic

The harsh icy sea is one of Earth's biggest gas and oil hotspots – and Russia’s sending its military to stake its claim.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The Arctic: the smallest of Earth’s five oceans, with icy waters and dagger-like …

Russia

10 Whole30 & Paleo Recipes to Make in the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker always makes it possible to get dinner on the table with minimal effort, which is especially helpful if you're doing a round of …

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Comfort food at its easiest.<p>People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a …

SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card is an Android phone’s best friend

SanDisk has a new record-breaking microSD coming to market, which will deliver so much storage you might be at a loss as to what to do with it all. The new 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is the world’s highest capacity card of its type, and is ideally suited for use in Android smartphones …

Gear & Gadgets

Restore old print photos with free software

Get your pictures perfect.<p>When you want to revisit an old digital photo, you can simply scroll through your past social media posts or open your favorite storage app. But what about those physical prints from your film camera days—are they still filling up old albums and boxes in the basement? If …

The Channel Tunnel that was never built

The ‘Chunnel’ may be the UK’s most famous underwater tunnel, but the British have been trying to dig to Europe since 1880 – and plans still remain for a second Channel Tunnel.<p>The Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France holds the record for the longest undersea tunnel in the world – 50km (31 …

OK Google, be aesthetically pleasing

Maker Andrew Jones took a Raspberry Pi and the Google Assistant SDK and created a gorgeous-looking, and highly functional, alternative to …

Commentators who don't understand the grid should butt out of the battery debate | Ketan Joshi

Criticising South Australia’s battery for not meeting peak demand is akin to raging at your smartphone because it can’t send a fax<p>Ketan Joshi is a communications consultant for the renewable energy industry<p>• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by …

Australia

An entire region of China just ran on 100% renewable energy for 7 days

But the Chinese province of Qinghai has already reached that goal, according to news outlet Xinhua. For seven days — from June 17 to 23 — the region ran on 100% renewable energy, including solar, wind, and hydropower.<p>The week was part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China, …

The Art of Organic Coasting

Coasting is less a sport than art and those who wander under sail spend a good deal of energy seeking an elusive balance of mind, body, boat, sea and …

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

Not just for nanna: five delicious ways to discover a love of sherry

Bartenders know the value of this versatile wine but you don’t have to work with liquor for a living to savour its joys<p>Is sherry cool again? It depends on who you ask. Within the liquor industry, sherry has been hot property for some time: no self-respecting sommelier or cocktail bartender would …

Whiskey

Blood-coloured Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus)

the ford earth roamer XV-LTS camper makes off-the-grid living a reality

<b>earth roamer builds custom ford ‘F550’ expedition vehicles that combine the best in off-the-grid capability with modern, home-like interiors.</b> the …

This is what's in Elon Musk's brain right now

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has been digging deep into the future of travel — and he thinks some marvels will arrive sooner than many would expect.<p>Motoring from Los Angeles to New York City in a fully autonomous car?<p>By the end of 2017, he predicted during an interview in Vancouver on Friday …

Elon Musk

A New Device Could Utterly Transform How We Produce Energy

Renewable Energy Technologies<p>Much of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels — for now. More people are becoming aware of the damaging …

Clean Energy

Hello Tatooine! An unpowered device can harvest water vapor in a desert

Take an unusual material, add sunshine, collect water.<p>Luke Skywalker may have been unimpressed with the life of a Tatooine moisture farmer, but a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Wine Harvester’s Chicken

6K<p>1K<p>3<p>Shares 7K<p>The French are big on braising. It’s a technique used to soften tough cuts of meat, which are often the most flavorful ones (and …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Buff Monster #BodyPaint los detalles son fantásticos http://t.co/rjJAUqQ7VB

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