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The Western Journal

3 common shooting mistakes and how to avoid them

When shooting any firearm, there are techniques that are easy for all of us to get wrong. If we’re aware of them, we can correct them and improve our …

This Is What Your Kids Have To Do About Guns, Because Lawmakers Won’t Do Anything

It’s been two years since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. To mark the occasion, anti-gun violence groups Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety have released a report and infographic marking the 100 school shootings since …

Punching virtual sharks for points with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

"This could be a science lesson on the innards of sharks."<p>Chance Ivey, game design lead for Chaotic Moon's whimsical Oculus Rift demo <i>SharkPunch,</i> was only half-joking when he made that comment to me as I exploded a megalodon with my fist in virtual space. That's because the minigame, which …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …

Samsung Galaxy S5’s ISOCELL image sensor explained

[Update – The Galaxy S5 contains Samsung’s revolutionary new ISOCELL technology. Check it out below, and more on this to come soon!]<p>Megapixels make for an easy number to compare, which is why so many manufacturers love to brag about it, selling higher MP counts like the panacea of all problems of …

Nokia Lumia Icon Heading to Verizon on February 20 for $199.99

Nokia today unveiled the Lumia Icon, another high-end smartphone for its Windows Phone line-up that’s been built exclusively for Verizon customers in the United States.<p>From a hardware perspective, it’s not particularly original or memorable by Nokia’s standards. Available in black or silver, the …

Padcaster's tablet movie rig comes to the iPad mini

The larger iPad's high-res screen is a plus for shooting video, but wielding it can make one look like, dare we say, <i>a dork</i>. One way to overcome that stigma is by shooting with the original Padcaster (pictured above), a metal frame that lets you mount your tablet on a tripod and attach lenses and …

T-Mobile Takes Tim Tebow To The Super Bowl

Two years later, the Broncos are playing for the Vince Lombardi trophy and Tebow will be there. Not on the field, of course, but still. The NFL free …

NFL

This iPhone App Wants To Kill Badly Framed YouTube Videos Forever

Horizon is a new app that solves Vertical Video Syndrome (but only if you realize you have a problem to begin with.)<p>Smartphones have put powerful video cameras in millions of pockets, but that doesn’t mean that the people wielding them know how to make a movie. Peruse YouTube and you will find tens …

HP smartphones come back big with 6- and 7-inch 'voice tablets'

HP has announced plans to launch a pair of small tablets that can make calls in its first move towards making a smartphone since canning webOS. The HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab are a pair of Android tablets with 3G onboard designed for users who want to "consolidate their phones and …

Sony Xperia Z1S hands-on preview at CES 2014

International CES is winding down, but that doesn’t mean that the hands-on videos are stopping. The latest device to be given the hands-on treatment by our Josh Vergara is the Sony Xperia Z1S.<p>Launched on Monday along the long rumored Xperia Z1 Compact, the Z1S is coming later this month to Sony’s …

Phones

Automakers want to see through walls in the name of safety

Your next car could talk to the cars around it<p>The cars we found parked on a closed course across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center this week can't <i>actually</i> see through walls, but they come pretty close: Ford is here at CES demonstrating Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V), a …