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Windows Phone is dead

Windows Phone started off life as a promising alternative to Android and iOS five years ago. Microsoft positioned its range of Windows Phone 7 handsets as the true third mobile ecosystem, but it's time to admit it has failed. If a lack of devices from phone makers and even Microsoft itself wasn't …

Windows Phone

WIRED's need-to-know guide to driverless car testing in the UK

The UK has grand plans for driverless cars. The government wants the country to be "at the forefront" of self-driving cars and it believes the …

This Mad Genius Built His Own ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber And It Runs On Alcohol

From the genius who built a Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, comes a real-life lightsaber, blue light and all, that’s essentially a flamethrower that runs on–you guessed it–alcohol.<p>The video above introduces Allen Pan lighting a cigarette using the lightsaber, so you just know that this …

The megapixel count on your camera doesn't matter

Megapixels don't matter anymore.<p>But to look at most phone or camera ads you'd think they're the most important stat in the world.<p>A megapixel is a …

Stunning Star Wars visual effects breakdown shows how Maz Kanata was brought to life

Much was made of <i>The Force Awakens</i>' return to practical effects after the overly-sanitized look of the prequel trilogy, but make no mistake: there's copious amount of computer generated visual effects in the film. The film's visual effects supervisor, Roger Guyett, says approximately 2,100 of the …

Star Wars

BMW made a motorcycle helmet that builds in the best parts of Google Glass

The concept could be reality in a couple years<p>Nearly four years ago, Google published a video previewing what it might be like to use an augmented reality headset. It showed all kinds of useful information hanging out in the corner of your vision, and then that same information lowering into your …

Augmented Reality

Wonderland: London in Winter

Some cities close their doors when winter strikes and the weather makes sightseeing a frigid ordeal. Not <b>London</b>.<p>Though skies can be gray, you’ll also get plenty of crisp, clear days. The museums, shows, restaurants, and quaint pubs are as tempting as ever and—Christmas week aside, when visitors …

Paris attacks: We bomb the jihadists there, they shoot us here

With this attack, the jihadists are showing us that the West can win battles in the Middle East but still face a war at home<p>The Paris attackers shouted “this is for Syria” as they started their rampage, asserting that by involving themselves in the Middle East western nations had brought its wars …

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

Tony Blair agreed to act as Iraq war cheerleader according to newly released US memo

Memo from Colin Powell to President George Bush in the latest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails to be released outlines the former Prime Minister's willingness to back America against Saddam Hussein<p>The controversy over Tony Blair’s decision to back George Bush over the Iraq war has been rekindled …

Osama Bin Laden

Hungry Polar Bears Surround Arctic Researchers

Russian weather scientists in a remote Arctic area are surrounded by five hungry polar bears and essentially trapped inside their research station, according to the World Wildlife Fund.<p>Two meteorologists and a mechanic have been unable to leave the Fyodorov weather station on Vaygach Island, and …

Wildlife

Intelligent Energy's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Can Now Fit Inside an iPhone

British power technology company Intelligent Energy has developed an iPhone 6 prototype with a built-in fuel cell that supports hydrogen cartridges delivering up to a week's worth of battery life, according to <i>The Telegraph</i>. It also demonstrated a hydrogen-powered MacBook Air.<p>The patented fuel cell …

Energy

Watch GPS Attacks That Can Kill DJI Drones Or Bypass White House Ban

When a government intelligence staffer managed to crash his DJI Phantom drone on White House property, the Chinese manufacturer took the decision to issue a no-fly zone over the DC area. DJI already used GPS to implement invisible demarcations stopping users flying their machines into no-fly zones …

Drones

Light Paint the Proton Streams from ‘Ghostbusters’ Using an LED and a String

We’ve featured the incredible visual effects work of Joey Shanks of Shanks FX before when he created homemade holograms . And today we’re back with …

6 Essential Tips for DSLR Video

Nowadays, it seems that the majority of DSLR, mirrorless, and even point-and-shoot cameras have video features. In fact, the video features on the …

Protect the Hunting Act

Greenpeace slaps down UKIP fishing reform plan

BEIS is planning to re-jig public energy and climate change surveys to bring it up to speed with government priorities<p>BT has found a business trigger …

Fourteen weird and wonderful family hotels

If family holidays are starting to make you yawn then why not put the vroom into your room by booking something more unusual?<p>The big wide world has dreamed up a range of weird and wonderful overnight experiences for all the family; here are 14 of the best.<p>1. Bizarre bedrooms in Propeller Island …

Travel

MONK: Photo

Camera Drone Crashes Onto White House Lawn and Causes More Wariness of Drones

Photographers have long been grumbling about the FAA’s tight regulations for camera drone usage, and the actions of one operator over in Washington …

Drones

Blood Orange. Photo by Daniel Shea.

Canadian Hockey

A Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica Photographed by Alex Cornell | Colossal

<p>While on an expedition to Antarctica last month, photographer Alex Cornell witnessed a massive iceberg flip, revealing a strangely translucent blue …

Global Warming

WhiteAlbum Brings Disposable Camera Photography to Your Smartphone

WhiteAlbum is a new app and service that wants to bring the fun of disposable camera photography to the world of smartphones. It’s a camera app that …

App Store

Welsh Taxi Driver Photographs His Diverse Passengers

The job of a taxi driver is not limited to the safe transportation of people from one location to another. Willing to lend their ears to candid …

This Tumblr celebrates the art in the background of our favorite movies

It's awful easy to forget just how much work goes into making a film — especially if you don't stick around for the credits. But one professional photographer named Martin Cole is shining light on at least one overlooked role with his Tumblr "Art in Film." The blog displays an impressive collection …

There's a 7-year-old painting prodigy we should all pay attention to

Aelita Andre is an Australian abstract expressionist painter, whose first solo show in New York sold out within a week. Each of the paintings raked …

Government Cuts Leave UK With Minimal Defence Against Floods

The UK is becoming increasingly prone to flooding because of the effect of government cuts on flood protection, according to the National Audit …

Britain prepares to send troops back to Iraq

A number of officers are set to help train and advise the Iraqi army. They will be join an American headquarters that has been established in the capital<p>Britain is preparing to send soldiers back to Baghdad to support the US-led mission to help the Iraqi security forces fight the Islamic State.<p>A …

Middle East

Wilderness - Photographs by Debra Bloomfield | LensCulture

<i>“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”</i><p>—John Muir<p>As a medium, photography is first and foremost indexical: it has the power to show in great and extremely precise detail exactly what sits in front of the camera. Yet it has another communicative level as well—the level …

Forests