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The US Army's futuristic new helicopter is just the beginning of a future helo fleet

Bell's V-280 Valor successfully completed its first test flight in December and could win the US Army's competition to replace its fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.<p>The V-280 can fly at 280 knots with a self-deployable range of 2,100 nautical miles, and a combat range of 500-800 nautical miles. …

Aviation

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to buy Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty pleased with yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to …

Cryptocurrency

HBO to Introduce Standalone Web-Only Subscriptions in 2015

Popular premium cable channel HBO has announced plans to introduce a web-only subscription service designed for cable cutters in the coming months. According to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, who spoke at an investor presentation (via <i>Re/code</i>), the company will begin offering standalone HBO service that …

Apple Announces New Mac Mini Starting at $499

Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple announced a brand-new Mac mini, a popular Mac computer that hadn't been updated since October 2012. The new Mac mini starts at $499, $100 less than the previous $599 starting price.<p>“People love Mac mini. It’s a great first Mac or addition to your home …

Apple Releases iTunes 12.0.1 Alongside OS X Yosemite

Alongside OS X Yosemite, Apple today released iTunes 12.0.1, a revamped version of iTunes that’s been designed with OS X Yosemite in mind. iTunes 12.0.1 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and is available for both Mavericks and OS X Yosemite.<p>iTunes 12 offers an elegant new design that …

Apple Stops Selling Mac Mini With OS X Server, No Longer Offers 2TB Storage Option

Apple today updated the Mac mini, introducing significant upgrades including Haswell processors, Intel HD 5000/Iris graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and PCIe-based flash storage options for the higher-end models.<p>Though Apple continues to offer three separate Mac mini options priced at $499, $699, and …

The biggest test for drones?

Will drones soon be zipping around above our cities? Before that happens, there are big obstacles in the way, says David Robson. One of them is you.<p><b>What’s all the fuss about drones?</b> <br>Flying, unmanned robots that could protect endangered species, find lost children and scout out disaster areas – it’s …

Trespassing

Will army vehicles actively avoid conflict?

Once, heavily armoured military vehicles would trundle into the very heart of battle – the vehicles of the future might adopt a different battlefield strategy.<p>Your family car, it’s fair to say, doesn’t have much in common with a tank. Military vehicles aren’t required to squeeze into tight parking …

Autonomous Cars

The best apps for OS X Yosemite

Like any new Apple software release, OS X Yosemite has great third-party apps that are worth checking out.<p>Developers can take advantage of iOS 8-like extensions, Handoff, iCloud Drive, Notification Center widgets, and more to create a better experience. Many apps also need to be updated …

Extensibility and Automation Changes in OS X Yosemite – MacStories

The headline making news of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, released yesterday as a free update on the Mac App Store, is that it brings an extensive UI overhaul, modernizing the look of Apple’s desktop operating system to fit in with the design language pioneered by iOS 7. This is a great change, and maybe …

Operating Systems

Lamborghini Still Waiting on Audi Approval to Build SUV

Despite being on track as recently as this past February, Lamborghini’s production Urus SUV—first shown as a concept at the 2012 Beijing auto show—may not have the clear path to gilded driveways we initially thought. Lamborghini itself greenlit the SUV last year, but the Italian automaker, …

Lamborghini

This Ferrari 512 M proved American know-how could win

Could, but didn't. This was a beautiful and unlucky car.<p>Roger Penske, by all accounts, did not fool around when fielding a car. As David Hobbs explains, when he drove this Ferrari 512 M during the 1971 racing season, Penske insisted on discipline. The cars were spotless. The team wore uniforms. The …

Ferrari

Yosemite adoption on Macs running ahead of Mavericks on first day

Mac users are downloading Apple’s new operating system, Yosemite, at a faster clip than they did a year ago when Mavericks first appeared, according to numbers released today by AddThis.<p>During its iPad and Mac event yesterday, Apple announced that Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite was available immediately …

iPhone 6 finally goes on sale in China with little fanfare

The iPhone 6/Plus finally went on sale in China this morning after regulatory delays, in contrast to last year’s launch of the iPhone 5s and 5c in China on the same day as the US …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reported very quiet scenes at one of Apple’s four Beijing stores …<p>Unlike some past debuts for its new gadgets, …

California police can use drones without warrants

Drones are a growing part of society, which is still trying to figure out how they should — and shouldn’t — be used. Among this debate is under what …

Surveillance

The LEGO Star Wars in Real World

The great war between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire took place in our real world instead of the universe of Star Wars. That sounds cool? …

Top iPhone apps on sale for

We find the best deals on iPhone apps on sale to save you money daily. Our special technology filters the promotions to present you with only top …

The best iPhone apps for Facebook

If you’ve got a Facebook account then you may be interested to know there are apps out there that can literally transform the way you use the social …

Here’s what happens when a diehard Android fan uses the iPhone 6 for two straight weeks

There’s a difference between being a fan and a fanboy. Whereas a fanboy absolutely cannot see the value in any rival companies’ products, a fan will …

Mobile - DGiT

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment<p>Derrek Leigh2 days ago<p>This time with black bezels instead of white!<p>Tinder Loops lets you show your …

Top iPhone games gone free for

Our daily list of best iPhone games gone free is compiled using our proprietary algorithm to find you the very best apps that have just gone free …

Apple iPhone 6 teardown: Design changes make device easier to repair

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6, explores the internal hardware, and explains how Apple made the phone easier to repair.<p>With its larger screen and rounded edges, the iPhone 6 is a dramatic departure from the exterior design that Apple introduced with the iPhone 4. But along with the outside …

Mobile Technology

9 Times Apple Got It Wrong

Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple introduced industry-shaking products like the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad — devices that have collectively changed how we consume media today.<p>But Apple didn't always get it right.<p>From mocking larger tablet-sized smartphones (a.k.a. "phablets") to saying the …

iPhone 5

The $149 Chane A1rx-c speaker is almost too good to be true

The Audiophiliac discovers a new budget-priced, audiophile-grade speaker: the Chane A1rx-c!<p>Budget speakers are getting really good -- Audioengine, Dayton Audio, Emotiva, Monoprice, and Andrew Jones Pioneer models are all exceptional -- and now I'm adding Chane Music & Cinema's speakers to the list. …

Audiophile

The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything

Cheap, high-quality wearable cameras now mean no deed need go unfilmed – from the heroic to the to the criminal to the mundane. But how much can we bear to watch?<p>When Alex Hennessy and Mike Graziano decided to spend five years travelling to 195 countries, they knew it would be a trip worth sharing, …

Apple to Unveil New iPads, Retina iMacs, and OS X Yosemite on October 16

Apple is planning to hold its next fall event on Thursday, October 16, where it is expected to introduce new iPads, reports <i>Re/code</i>. The company is also expected to introduce new Retina iMacs and release OS X Yosemite to the public.<p>According to <i>Re/code</i>, Apple's iPad event will be more low-key than …

Apple TV Gains New FXNOW Channel

Apple today added the FXNOW channel to the Apple TV, providing users with content from the FXNOW network. Previously rumored in July, the new FXNOW channel is the on-demand portion of the FX, FXX, and FXM television channels, all of which are owned by the Fox Entertainment Group.<p>Rumors suggested …

New Mac Mini Finally Coming in October Alongside New iPads?

At just under two years since its last update, the Mac mini seems to have become the forgotten part of Apple's Mac lineup, with a number of fans of the small desktop waiting for any word of a potential update.<p>As they typically are with Mac products, rumors and leaks regarding the Mac mini's future …

Sony's PlayStation Home to Close

You know that PlayStation Home feature on your PlayStation 3 that you never used? After years of little traction, Sony has announced that it’s closing the virtual world in the USA and Europe on March 31, 2015.<p>This follows last month’s announcement of Home’s planned closure in Asia. Sony blames “a …

Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond.<p>At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in …

Singularity