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Subaru secures permit to test self-driving car in California

There are now 22 companies testing their autonomous vehicle tech in the state.<p>The list of automakers that can test their self-driving cars in California is getting less and less exclusive by the minute. Its latest addition? Subaru. The Japanese company has secured an Autonomous Vehicle Testing …

Autonomous Vehicle

Canada’s real-life James Bond

Of the 15 real secret agents that allegedly provided the basis for Ian Fleming’s super suave spy – few know about Sir William Samuel Stephenson.<p>It is estimated between a quarter and half of the world's population has seen a James Bond film. That number will likely rise even higher when Spectre – …

Archaeologists pluck 3 Civil War cannons from river site

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Archaeologists have pulled three heavy cast iron Civil War cannons from the waters of a South Carolina river where they were hidden for 150 years.<p>Using a front loader's mechanical arm, the three weapons were plucked from the much of the Pee Dee River on Tuesday morning.<p>South …

Samsung Gear VR reactions at Oculus Connect

Yesterday, Samsung announced its new $99 Gear VR headset and we were there at Oculus Connect developer conference to spend some hands-on time with Samsung’s latest virtual reality hardware. (Samsung was keen to specify that the unit we played with was a pre-production model.)<p>As mentioned during the …

Virtual Reality

Drop test shows iPhone 6s is tough, but not unbreakable

“Stronger glass on a molecular level,” blah, blah, blah. Drop your Apple iPhone 6s and the screen can still crack.<p>David Rahimi, host of the PhoneBuff channel on YouTube, flew to Australia to get his hands on an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus before the rest of the world to put both phones through a drop …

IPhone 6S

If Jony Ive Designed The Original Nintendo, It Would Look Like This

When the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was first released in the United States in 1985, it looked like a two-tone plastic shoebox. But what would it look like if Apple designed it today? Probably a lot like the Analogue Nt, a new console with the 8-bit guts of the vintage NES, wrapped …

Killing Floor 2: How Tripwire aims to design gaming's most realistic guns

<i>Pictured above: Tripwire's David Hensley, John Gibson and Bill Munk holding weapons that appear in Killing Floor 2.</i><p>Tripwire Entertainment knows a …

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New Starbuzz Bold Geisha

The newest tasty shisha flavor to emerge from the mists of the Starbuzz Bold line-up is Geisha, here to entertain your taste buds with its <b>juicy and</b> …