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Hart in Hampshire revealed as UK's most desirable place

<b>The most desirable place to live in the UK has been named as Hart in Hampshire for the third year in a row.</b><p>The district's residents were found to be the healthiest and live the longest in the UK, while employment was well above the national average.<p>Uttlesford in Essex was in second place followed …

Housing

The Five Greatest M-Mount Film Cameras of All Time

Picture “Leica M3” by Rama via Wikimedia Commons<p>Leica M-mount rangefinder film cameras have always held a special place in photo history. For one, …

Japan Camera Hunter Film cases *News* - Japan Camera Hunter

<b>Japan Camera Hunter Film Cases</b><br>Some updates and news on the JCH film cases. <br>OK, so there has been an amazing response to the 120 cases, and I want to …

Rare Color Photos of Circus Showgirls of the ’40s and ’50s

These vintage shots dug up by How to Be a Retronaut are some of the earlier color photographs of circus folk you’ll ever see. Culled from <i>The Circus</i> …

Puppies

Henri Cartier Bresson | A Photographer You Should Know

<i>Photo by Maurizio Zanetti (Creative Commons)</i><p>Henri Cartier-Bresson lived from 1908 until 2004. He was considered by many to be the father of street …

The original Df – the F2as aka The Mallet by Huss Hardan

Edward Weston | A Photographer You Should Know

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne.</i><p>Edward Weston lived from 1886 until 1958. He was known to make the commonplace …

Dennis Stock: the photographer who made America cool

Here are Dennis Stock's best images of American life in the time of Woodstock, from stage invasions to Planet of the Apes fanatics, Louis Armstrong gearing up for a gig and an unknown James Dean in Times Square. The images are from American Cool, a new anthology of Stock's career

35mm Photography by William James Broadhurst

These incredibly vivid color photos of Antarctica were taken in 1915

Early last century, Australian photographer Frank Hurley participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica. He visited the polar continent six …

Vintage photographs of Christmas in London by Henry Grant - in pictures

Socialist photographer Henry Grant spent decades last century documenting the lives of ordinary Londoners. This set of pictures – from the Museum of London's unique photographic collection of his work – show the festive season during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

Nigella trial and Christmas shopping rush make headlines

<b>The acquittal of Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants on fraud charges makes the front pages of most of Saturday's newspapers.</b><p>First classSeveral papers report there is good news for those who have missed the last posting day for Christmas - in one small Somerset town at least.A family-run …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Apple iPad Air Could Set Record Weekend Sales

Many of us who had any doubt about the success of the new iPad Air should think again. Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned at the earnings that the company …

2014 Bentley Continental GT's Epic Drive Through Area 51, Las Vegas

When you’re handed the keys to the 2014 Bentley Continental GT, one wouldn’t necessarily want to drive it through the barren desert, but that’s exactly where Arthur St. Antoine takes it in this episode of Epic Drives. It’s not all that bad, however, as he hits up the infamous Area 51, Las Vegas, …

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

Marchionne Promises to Reveal Alfa Romeo Plan Spring 2014 - Wide Open Throttle

After a nearly two-decade official absence from the U.S. market, the return of the Alfa Romeo brand has been one that has long been promised, but fallen short of fulfillment several times. A return was planned for 2012, but following the alliance with Fiat and Chrysler, other projects and …

How Do We Program Ourselves To Save Fuel?

Monitoring and controlling drivers' behavior could save billions of dollars in gas.<p>Last year, American car buyers named fuel economy the most important consideration when shopping for a car, outranking even quality and safety. The change coincides nicely with the flood of hybrid and high-efficiency …

Daimler Seeks to Expand Tesla Cooperation - Wide Open Throttle

With the Model S selling strongly, the falcon-winged Model X crossover on the way, and a more affordable third-generation sedan in the works, Tesla seems to be in rude health, the stubborn state dealer associations blocking their factory-owned stores notwithstanding. But there was a time when the …

We Hear: Next Generation Bentley Continental, Porsche Panamera to Share Platform - Wide Open Throttle

Swimwear Designer Melissa Odabash Gives Us the Design Details For Pieces Naomi Watts Wore in Diana

In the new biopic <i>Diana,</i> which tells the extraordinary story of the last two years of Princess Diana's life, Naomi Watts tackles the lead role as one …

Things That Go Beep-Boop In the Night

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p><b>Around this time of year</b>, I spend most of my time blogging about how creepy robots are, or how Boston Dynamics has already built the robot that will throw a cinder block at my head. But in all honesty, …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Thor: The Dark World crosses $100 million internationally

There’s still a few days to go before <b>Thor: The Dark World</b> opens in the States, but the film began rolling out in several international territories …

Weekly Roundup: Nexus 5 hands-on, Dell goes private, new FAA rules on electronic devices and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

The Continental: GM Diesels Along, VW's Tardy Scirocco, and Alfa Still Needs Product

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>It might sound strange to an American audience, but GM’s diesel …

Alfa Romeo

We've ignored the casual comparisons until now, but it seems that the German press (more than others) is really focusing on Sony's latest A7/A7R cameras as a direct competitor to Leica. We're of the mindset that yes, the specs are impressive, as are the cameras themselves. But for their own reasons and not as a direct threat to Leica M cameras. We won't get into all the reasons why we believe this as we think our audience understands why already. In any event, this is the latest and most intense comparison yet, published by Die Welt and called "Leica's Nightmare is Sony" (in German). What are your thoughts? Read more below for translation.

We've ignored the casual comparisons until now, but it seems that the German press (more than others) is really focusing on Sony's latest A7/A7R …

Cameras

Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …