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Call of Duty: gaming's role in the military-entertainment complex

How a writer on the world’s biggest shoot-’em-up has come to advise Washington on the future of warfare<p>Six months after Dave Anthony left his job as a writer and producer on the video game series Call of Duty, he received an unexpected phone-call from Washington DC.<p>That week, the caller, Steve …

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations.<p>That's why so much …

Electric Vehicles

Dodge Viper sales up 184 percent after $15K price cut

You don't say...<p>Good news! After a $15,000 discount, Dodge Viper sales are up 184 percent in September 2014 from the previous month. Here's the less good news: that takes sales from 38 units in August to 108 units last month.<p><b>READ MORE: Royals fan puts '65 Mustang up for sale to buy World Series …

Sports Cars

In Which States Are Gasoline Prices Falling Fastest?

Thanks to falling oil prices, America’s motorists are enjoying gasoline prices about 20 cents per gallon cheaper than this time last year. The big move has come since July, with prices down about 15% nationwide — or nearly 50 cents — to an average $3.14 a gallon, according to data from Gasbuddy.com …

A KTM we'd ride on any Sunday

Call me old-fashioned, but I reckon dirt bikes have lost the plot in the styling stakes: give me an Elsinore over a CRF any day. And we could devote acres of pixels to the beautiful machines coming out of Spain in the 60s and 70s.<p>So wouldn’t it be great if you could match the performance and …

Motorcycles

This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash …

Flickr Responds to XKCD Challenge with Site that Tells You if Your Picture Has a Park or Bird in It

It might not be the most useful website ever designed, but Flickr’s new Park or Bird microsite serves a purpose: namely, it’s the Flickr Vision …

Akrak Vazha (The Shepherd’s Way) - Photographs and text by Dmitry Gomberg | LensCulture

For five years, I stayed in the Caucasus mountains and documented the life of the local shepherds. These people have been cheese makers since long before Christ was born. The life that I discovered was simple and harsh.<p>This is a story about the life of shepherds and the route that they take in the …

Black Sea

This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You

Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your …

Tip: Get Super Stable Video by Using Instagram’s Hyperlapse App at Normal Speed

Do you want steadicam-smooth video out of your smartphone, without the additional bulk or expense? Well, if you have an iOS device and Instagram’s …

A Partial Solar Eclipse this Thursday Will Turn the Sunset Into Pac-Man for the US

Less than a month after the total lunar eclipse and blood moon made for some spectacular shooting opportunities all across the US and Asia, the …

Photographer’s 100-Year-Old Notebook Discovered in Antarctica After Snow Melts

A photographer’s notebook from over a century ago has been discovered in Antarctica. It belonged to British explorer and photographer George Murray …