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Newest Navy attack sub uses an Xbox controller to operate its periscope

The newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the USS Colorado (SSN-788), was just commissioned in Providence, Rhode Island. The 15th Virginia-class …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Cord-cutting is happening faster than anyone predicted

Cable companies are terrified by the onset of “cord-cutting,” the term that analysts have attached to the trend of young people not wanting to fork …

Ask a North Korean: what's life like in the army?

In an ongoing series, NK News poses a reader’s question to a defector. This week, enduring military service on an empty stomach<p>In North Korea, men serve in the military for 10 years and women for seven. The special unit working as Kim Jong-un’s personal bodyguards serve for 13.<p>Military service is …

North Korea

Chinese warships spotted off Alaska coast reportedly passed through US waters

Five Chinese warships that were operating off the Alaska coast earlier this week reportedly entered U.S. territorial waters and came within 12 nautical miles of the coast, Pentagon officials told the Wall Street Journal early Friday.<p>China’s Defense Ministry also confirmed to the paper that its …

The world's largest army is getting an 'ambitious' overhaul to compete with the West

President Xi Jinping, who is also the supreme commander of the People's Liberation Army, might ride the heightened morale following the grand military parade in Beijing on Thursday to announce the plan, sources and experts said.<p>The parade is being held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end …

China

Full-Scale Military Drone Operation Confirmed By US DARPA Gremlin Program

The US' Department of Defense has confirmed plans to build an army of drones that will eventually replace manned aircrafts in a war zone.<p>The Gremlins …

Revealed: China for the First Time Publicly Displays 'Guam Killer' Missile

During rehearsals for the military parade on September 3rd, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in China, the Second Artillery …

This Is What Google Is Doing to Your Creativity

If it isn’t already abundantly clear, creativity is pretty important to us at Brit + Co. We love that you makers, doers, crafters and all-around creative rockstars just do you. But did you know that there’s something you should — and shouldn’t — be doing to maintain that creative spark? According …

Russia and China: Planning to Build Aircraft Carriers Together?

Could Beijing and Moscow’s budding friendship be moving towards the joint development of some of the most sophisticated types of naval vessels on the …

Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.<p>Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of …

Boeing shows off weapon for destroying drones with a freaking laser

Rouge drones, meet Boeing's Compact Laser Weapons System.<p>Boeing showed off its Compact Laser Weapons System this week. It's a portable laser weapon …

New free iPhone app will change the way you use email – watch the video if you don’t believe us

If I had a dollar for every time a company emailed me with news of a “revolutionary” app or product that will “change the way” people do whatever it …

People are freaking out over a feature in Windows 10's family accounts

The feature is detailed in Microsoft's Windows 10 online documentation and allows a parent to "monitor [their] child's device use with activity reports." The weekly emails, entitled "Weekly activity report for [child's name]," detail the websites they visit, which apps they use (and for how long) …

People are embracing Windows 10 at an insane rate

Windows 10 is still taking its first steps, but they’re more like gargantuan leaps: the operating system is now installed on more than 75 million devices.<p>The news comes just four weeks after launch, when 14 million devices installed the upgrade within 24 hours of its release. In contrast, Windows 8 …

Gmail and Google Calendar integrate for efficiency

Announced yesterday, August 25, Google App lovers will enjoy a new form of productivity. For those booking flights, purchasing event tickets, or …

Here's the kind of damage North Korea could do if it went to war

On August 20, the Koreas exchanged artillery fire along their demilitarized zone, though no one was reported injured. This was followed by North Korea ordering its front-line troops onto a war footing in a drastic rising of tensions.<p>Tensions relaxed on Monday, after North Korea apologized for the …

North Korea

7 Baseball Records That Will Never Be Broken

<i>Here are seven records that will certainly stand the test of time.</i><p>When you hit a ball to Ralph Kiner in 1951, you could rely on him to field it …

Windows 10 Tip: Use Your Google Account with Mail, Calendar and People

While Gmail and Google Calendar users were shut out in Windows 8.1, that’s no longer true in Windows 10, where the Mail, Calendar and People apps …

Air Force: F-35 Helmet is a ‘Workspace,’ Not a Helmet

The U.S. Air Force wants to use another word to describe the expensive, high-tech helmet that can “see through” windowless parts of the F-35 Joint …

Radar reveals extent of buried ancient Egypt city

An Austrian archaeological team has used radar imaging to determine the extent of the ruins of the one time 3,500-year-old capital of Egypt's foreign …

On Display: China's Master Plan to Sink the U.S. Navy

Look out, China military watchers. Beijing seems to have displayed some of its most impressive missile technology—technology that would be used to …

70% of North Korea's submarine fleet just vanished from South Korean radar

A spokesman for South Korea's Defense Ministry reportedly said that the North's mass submarine deployment was "unprecedented" and that the US and Seoul had responded by increasing their military surveillance.<p>"The number is nearly 10 times the normal level … we take the situation very seriously," …

North Korea

The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared

The best browsers go beyond benchmarks, racing through real-world webpages as well as canned routines. They’re easy to set up, flexible and extensible, and connect other devices and services into an ecosystem.<p>Look, throwing a few benchmarks at a browser just doesn’t cut it any more. Just as you …

Can the Microsoft Edge browser become more popular than Chrome?

Daily Coding Problem keeps you sharp for coding interviews<p>(CAREER) Coding interviews can be pretty intimidating, no matter your skill level, so stay …

Gmail will now automatically add Google Calendar events for emails with flight, hotel, restaurant, or ticket info

Google today announced an update that brings Gmail and Google Calendar closer together. The new feature, which adds events to Google Calendar based on information in emails sent to your Gmail account, is rolling out this week to Google Apps customers on desktop, Android, and iOS.<p>When you receive an …

Apps

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

Asian shares seesaw as China rate cut fails to spark rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after China's decision to cut its key interest rate failed to spark a sustained rally on Wall Street, …

Stock Markets