John Landreth

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Sochi 2014: 10 motion blur shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

Using a slow shutter-speed to suggest motion is a common technique, but it’s a good one. Here are 10 shots from the Games which have made the most of motion blur<p>• Check out our gallery of the 10 best Olympic goalmouth scrambles

Writer proves that Discovery aired fake image of Megalodon shark

English author and <i>Guardian</i> columnist George Monbiot has accused Discovery Channel of faking a photograph of a long-extinct shark for a dramatized documentary called <i>Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives</i>. After noticing that the sepia-toned "photograph" of a shark above bore all the signs of a hoax, …

Six Nations 2014: England will show Brian O'Driscoll respect, but no awe when they face Ireland

Ireland start crucial game at Twickenham as marginal favourites, but home side are in the mood to cause an upset<p><b>England</b> have been instructed to play the man, not the aura, when they face Brian O’Driscoll at Twickenham on Saturday.<p>So much has been said and written on the record-equalling 139th Test …

Olympus Patents Impressive 12 and 14mm f/1.0 Ultra-Wide AF Lenses

While it’s not often a patent filing for new lenses can make your jaw drop, it’s certainly not out of the question, as Olympus is demonstrating with …

Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons

Swiss startup Threema probably didn’t expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has <i>doubled</i> its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema’s key feature is its true end-to-end encryption — German users probably don’t …

Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson?

It’s dawn at the Mojave Air & Space Port, a cluster of weather-beaten hangars in the desert north of Los Angeles. It looks quite forlorn, in part an elephant’s graveyard for half-finished prototype jets designed by visionaries who ran out of money. But it’s also a gathering place for freewheeling, …

Stuart Lancaster backs young guns for France clash

England head coach Stuart Lancaster admits there were some "tough selection decisions" going into the Six Nations match against France, but that "consistency, form and potential" all played their part in the making of those decisions<p>England will take on France in Paris on Saturday with a backline …

French doctors work to bring Schumacher out of coma

<b>Doctors treating injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher are reducing his sedation to prepare to bring him out of a coma, his manager says.</b><p>This step will allow the "waking up process" to start, Sabine Kehm said in a statement.<p>But bringing the seven-times champion out of the coma "could take a …

Motor Racing

Red Bull's F1 test nightmare continues | Reuters

(Reuters) - Red Bull designer Adrian Newey went back to his drawing board on Thursday after another nightmare day for the Formula One champions in pre-season testing in southern Spain.<p>Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany runs in the paddock during pre-season testing at the Jerez …

Six Nations 2014: I owe a lot to Stuart Lancaster says England debutant Luther Burrell

Luther Burrell, who will make his international debut against France on Saturday, reveals how he went from stroppy teenager to England centre thanks to his mother, father and Stuart Lancaster.<p>It all began with an email from an angry mum. They tend to know best and Joyce Burrell was no …

Six Nations 2014: England's young guns will play without fear in France

Stuart Lancaster backs England rookies Jack Nowell, Jonny May and Luther Burrell to pay without fear in Six Nations opener against France<p>Stuart Lancaster, the <b>England</b> head coach, declared boldly on Thursday night that his inexperienced back line would show “no fear” as they head to Paris for …

England Twenty20 players set to cash-in after disastrous Ashes tour in Australia

Kevin Pietersen and Alex Hales are among five England players who will want to impress in the final two Twenty internationals against Australia before the Indian Premier League auction on Feb 12<p>The next few days could have a huge bearing on the future earning power of several <b>England</b> players who …