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Russia's newest armored vehicle swims and picks its own shots

Russia's latest armored prototype was recently spotted rehearsing for the nation's upcoming May 9th Victory Day parade following more than half a decade of top-secret development. Dubbed the Kurganets BMP-25 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), this amphibious personnel carrier has been designed to …

Cold War

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) vs. 11-in MacBook Air (2014)

Size<p>Since its screen has a different aspect ratio, the Ativ Book 9 comes out at 11 percent taller – but 5 percent narrower – than the 11-in MacBook …

Google Maps Adds Lane Guidance in India

After introducing lane guidance across Europe last month, Google Maps is now bringing the feature to India. This update will help drivers safely make exits on highways and navigate flyovers without any hassle.<p>Lane guidance will be available for major roads across 20 Indian cities: Ahmedabad, …

Maps

Microsoft's camera-focused Lumia phone update rolls out in earnest

If you're a Lumia phone owner, you no longer have to get lucky (or install a preview release) just to get all of the latest Windows Phone features. Microsoft is about to start the wider rollout of Lumia Denim, a Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 upgrade that packs a <i>lot</i> of improvements to both imaging and …

Windows Phone

Console sales up dramatically in 2014 as Xbox One finishes strongly

Console fanboys, get ready to gloat -- or mope. Actually, (nearly) everybody can be cheered by the latest data from NPD, which showed console sales up a cool 20 percent from last year to to over $5 billion. Leading the final charge was Microsoft's Xbox One, which topped the charts in December for …

Call of Duty

Xiaomi's iPhone 6 Plus competitor doesn't rip off Apple

Xiaomi, one of the fastest-growing tech companies in China, has announced its latest flagship device. The Mi Note is a 6.95mm-thick smartphone with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, options for a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3000 mAh battery, and curved glass on both the …

Charge your iPhone 6 faster than ever with this special cable

One of the battles smartphone users have to constantly fight is running out of battery life when they least expect it. There are many ways to deal …

Gear & Gadgets

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare top selling game of 2014, Destiny number three

It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other, is to play football or run around on planets shooting Hive scum, and sometimes each other.<p><i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> was the top selling game of 2014, with Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> taking the number …

Call of Duty

The biggest thing the Swiss watch industry doesn’t get about the Apple Watch

The common refrain that we’ve heard from Swiss watchmakers about the Apple Watch is that it’s not beautiful enough to become a timeless treasure like …

Microsoft Is Cutting Xbox One Price Back Down To $349

That didn’t last long: after a brief moment at $399, the Xbox One has returned to its holiday pricing of $349 for the foreseeable future. We all expected that Microsoft would have a hard time selling its console by giving raising the base price in 2015, and the tech giant apparently agreed. While …

Selling

The States People Are Fleeing

More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for New York and Illinois. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last …

New Jersey

PlayBox Combines Xbox One And PS4 Consoles In One (video)

Ed Zarick who in the past has created portable gaming systems based on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the form of the XBookOne and …

Radical Galaxy S6 May Be Ruined By Samsung Stupidity

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 should be the biggest smartphone battle of 2015, but Samsung is about to blow it. Despite talk of an Apple-inspired S6 radical design change, it is Samsung’s refusal to meet the iPhone head-on which is set not only to alienate customers but cannibalise its two best selling …

The chilling rise of American militarism

Chuck Hagel’s ouster signals a shift in foreign policy. Welcome to the new Washington, where peace is a dirty word<p>It was the end of the road for Chuck Hagel last week and the Washington press corps couldn’t have been more enthusiastic about writing his obituary. In terms of pure coverage, it may …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Batteries

Is Google Glass on the brink of going mainstream, or the brink of failure?

We’ll wear just about anything on our wrists. From watches to jewelry and emblems of our favorite charities and causes, humans have never been afraid …

Wearable Tech

Sony isn't thrilled about scalped 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles

Sony released 12,300 of the beautiful 20th Anniversary version of the PlayStation 4, and you had to jump through some interesting hoops to pick one up for cheap.<p>You could have also tried your luck at pre-ordering a system or attempt to grab one of the units as they go on sale online, but the demand …