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Nikon D7200 Crowned the New King of APS-C by DxOMark

It seems like Nikon is doing the right things when it comes to putting quality sensors in its cameras. Gear testing company DxOMark has just …

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Startup says it wants to work with schools and parents alike to help children learn programming skills<p>Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8 million children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app.<p>The company has …

Blink Is An Affordable Wireless Security Cam For Your Home

Security conscious types with a hankering to pepper their homes with sensor-packed cameras to keep remote tabs on their stuff should point their eyes at Blink: a wireless connected security camera with a relatively cheap price-tag vs the extant competition.<p>Blink is currently a prototype — with its …

Windows XP rises from the grave: Simple hack gives you five more years of updates - ExtremeTech

By on May 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With a simple registry hack, you can …

Software

25 Microchips That Shook the World

<i>This is part of IEEE Spectrum’s Special Report: 25 Microchips That Shook the World.</i><p>In microchip design, as in life, small things sometimes add up to …

Why Lisp is a Big Hack (And Haskell is Doomed to Succeed)

2013 Update: I was young and stupid when I wrote this.<p><i>I fear that Haskell is doomed to succeed.</i> — Tony Hoare<p>I ♥ Lisp. I think it's the best tool we …

Victorinox launches "ready for anything" Inox rugged watch

Victorinox was founded in 1884, and started shipping knives to the Swiss Army some 7 years later. It didn't move into the timepiece space until 1989, …

Shooting Sports

With An Extra Focus On Security, Glimpse Joins The Ephemeral Messaging Battle

There are any number of apps out there focused on making sure images and text self-destruct after you’ve seen them. There’s Snapchat and Telegram and Frankly and Confide and Leo and so on. Now here comes another app, called Glimpse, that hopes to make messaging safe and secure.<p>The app, which …

Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

Spencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it's like to fly the world's fastest plane. Spoiler: It's terrifying.<p><i>The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a</i> …

How to Get Better Sleep (and Need Less Every Night)

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, <i>better sleep</i> is a …

First Short Film Shot with the 55mm ZEISS Otus Shows Off the Lens’ Superb Quality

Our reviewer Colin Peddle is currently the envy of the rest of the PetaPixel staff (including, wouldn’t you know it, the Editor in Chief) because he …