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Shooting With Leica's Nutty No-Screen Camera Is Half Joy, Half Fantasy

The Leica M Edition 60 is the company's 60th anniversary limited-edition version of its latest M rangefinder. It costs around $20,000 and has no …

Cameras

Berlin, The Wall

Project info<p>I visited Berlin in 1985 for the first time and made several photo's of the Wall. In 1989 and 1991 I returned and photographed during the days just after the Wall had opened and during the days of the unification.. I also photographed East Germans who had fled the GDR shortly before the …

Germany

The Earth and Moon Captured Together by Chinese Spacecraft Camera

Check out this amazing photograph of our planet with the Moon hovering in the background. It was published today by China’s State Administration of …

Urban Streets: London from a Double-Decker - Photographs and text by George Georgiou | LensCulture

Last Stop was photographed across the city of London through the windows of its double decker buses.<p>Although London has always been a dynamic city with a changing demographic, I was surprised by the speed of change in the last decade. London has experienced its largest foreign migration in history, …

How To Keep Sending Facebook Messages Without Downloading Messenger

Messenger has been around for a while, with Facebook heavily advertising it in its main app, too, but now if you try to access a message in the main app, you will be directed to install Messenger.<p>Facebookers have been pretty upset about the change. Facebook is essentially forcing users to download …

In-flight science: how the world works when you're sitting on a plane

1. The wing myth<p>For many years we taught the wrong explanation for the way wings keep planes in the air. It was thought that the wing shape meant that air has further to travel over the top surface than the bottom, making the air above move faster to keep up, reducing pressure and producing lift. …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Five-dial dashboard: A Porsche 911 history

25 Apr<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>Step inside a Porsche 911 and, whether it is from 1964 or 2014, one thing will have remained the same. Staring back at you …

Microsoft Shouldn't Count on Surface Mini to Reverse Its Tablet Slide

Microsoft Surface sales were way down last quarter, according to the company's earnings report. That's no reason to panic — the previous quarter was …

Google Will Be Better Off Minus Google+

Google+ as we know it appears to be finished. Vic Gundotra, the executive in charge, is leaving the company, and TechCrunch says big changes are afoot. The three-year-old social network is being redefined — demoted? — from a product to a platform, and Google will stop trying to infuse it into all …

A Billion Smartphone Users May Be Affected by the Heartbleed Security Flaw

Heartbleed may be a billion times worse than you thought.<p>The Internet security world and the media have sounded alarms about potential vulnerabilities for consumers using “desktop” browsers to visit websites that may be running bogus server code. Yet little attention has been paid to the global …

Radeon R9 295X2 Review: AMD Delivers On A Promise With Exciting Liquid-Cooled GPU

“<i>We won’t make the same thermal mistakes again.</i>” An AMD executive uttered this promise — and did so quite passionately — to me weeks ago, way before whispering a word about the Radeon 295X2 to the press. We were discussing the company’s Hawaii GPU reference boards, their noisy cooling solutions, …

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

Social Media

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …

How would you change the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 was thinner, lighter and came with a bigger display than its predecessor. There's plenty to like about this handset, even if the Lightning connector broke compatibility with 100 million iDevice accessories. But what we want to know is this: if you had disguised yourself as Jonathan Ive …

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging, curved display for iWatch - Pocket-lint

Apple doesn't want you to just plug in the iWatch through a Lightning cable - that's so 2013. The Cupertino-based technology company is looking into …

Windows 8.1's first major update leaks online: improved Store app integration, time-saving tweaks

Microsoft's incoming Windows 8.1 update might not make any grandiose changes, but it looks as if it will offer some appreciated navigation and start-up improvements. A new build has leaked online offering risky types the chance to try it several weeks before the official release. As teased last …

JPEG Standard Gets a Boost, Supports 12-Bit Color Depth and Lossless Compression

The JPEG standard made its debut in 1991 (publicly in 1992), and since then it’s become the most widely used lossy compression format for digital …

Remarkable Triple Exposures Created In-Camera

Photographer Marcus Yam used an old trick in the book, but with some rather remarkable results. He shot some wonderfully composed triple exposure …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Chevrolet Reveals Corvette C7.R Race Car

A lot like the Z06, just less powerful.<p>When the green flag falls January 25 on the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, it will mark a lot of firsts. The first race for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, the first time all the cars from the combined American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am series will be …

Sports Cars

New Porsche 911 Targa first pictures revealed

13 Jan<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>Porsche has unveiled the new 911 Targa at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, officially confirming the model’s return …

Epson Moverio B-200 hands-on video review - a worthy Google Glass competitor?

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …