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20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

Shutter Speed

Scientists Build New Computer Made of DNA

The computer can copy itself many times over, making calculations much faster.<p>Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a new type of self-replicating computer that uses DNA to make calculations, a breakthrough that could make computing far more efficient.<p>Computing with DNA was …

The RadioShack brand lives to see another day

RadioShack's brand will live on. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the retailer's label assets have been purchased by Standard General LP, a hedge fund, for $26.2 million. Along with the trademark, other undisclosed intellectual property was also included in the bankruptcy auction, which took …

AR mobile game turns your home into a survival horror nightmare

Night Terrors maps the layout of your home, then becomes an augmented reality game in which horrors attack.<p>If you're scared of being home alone at night, this won't be the game for you. Night Terrors is a survival horror that plays out in the real world.<p>The mobile game, currently seeking funding on …

Augmented Reality

Russian cargo craft launched Tuesday, spinning out of control

Unpiloted craft carries 6,000 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies for International Space Station. Thursday’s rendezvous with ISS cancelled. The cargo …

Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

A tiny backpack turns a pest into a rescue robot<p>Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots--but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same job sooner. In 2012, researchers at North Carolina State University steered …

Robotics

Airware's custom drone operating system launches today

Drones being built and deployed for commercial usage aren’t as fun or exciting as the expensive flying toys that let you take killer aerial selfies, but it’s a space where uncrewed aerial vehicles could really make major changes for how companies do business. Last summer, San Francisco-based …

Drones

These are Facebook's 5 highest-paying jobs

It’s no secret that Facebook and other Silicon Valley tech companies pay well. But ever wonder just how much?<p><i>Business Insider</i> used data from job …

Silicon Valley

Shots without the ouch (really!) - Futurity

Getting a shot could get a lot less painful. A new device produces a rapid chemical reaction that can cool and numb the skin within 60 seconds.

The Origins Of Saturn's Massive Superstorms Solved

Earth's hurricanes are puny by comparison<p>Storms here on Earth might be devastating events that can last for days and bring cities to their knees, but that's nothing compared to Saturn's storms. Massive thunderstorms complete with lightning and high winds can cover an area roughly the same size as …

Alcatel OneTouch Watch review: No beginner's luck here

The Alcatel OneTouch name doesn't exactly conjure up images of premium, fashion-forward devices, but that hasn't stopped the company from dreaming big with its first smartwatch. To add steam to the Alcatel OneTouch Watch hype train, the company's design brass went as far as telling our own Richard …

Microsoft launches MS-DOS mobile to reboot its struggling smartphone efforts

Microsoft is going back to the basics for a joke at the expense of Windows Phone today. What do you do when your smartphone operating system has less than three percent market share worldwide? Reboot. While the software giant isn’t quite dramatically rebooting all over again, it has genuinely …

Windows Phone

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Here's how much Steve Jobs used to obsess over presentations.</b> In a Fast Company interview about their new book "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader," Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli talk about just how deeply committed to nailing his speaking …

Advertising

BBC will give every Year 7 student in the UK a free Micro Bit computer

Distribution will begin this fall<p>The BBC launched a flagship initiative today that aims to get a new generation excited about technology. The Make It Digital campaign will provide students in Year 7 (that's around 11 years old) with a small microcomputer that will allow them to learn the basics of …

Raspberry Pi