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US Army tests TrackingPoint smart-rifle scopes

<b>The US Army is testing a "smart rifle" technology designed to improve the accuracy of shots.</b><p>A spokeswoman confirmed reports that its equipment testing specialists had acquired six TrackingPoint rifles as part of efforts to identify state-of-the-art kit.<p>The tech allows the user to place a virtual …

Military

NES, SNES And Genesis, Super Retro Trio Console Launches Next Month For $70

Gamers looking for a little retro gaming fun might be interested to know that the Super Retro Trio games console will be launching next month and …

The Sahara memorial seen from space

<b>At 16°51′53.748″N 11°57′13.362″E in the Sahara desert there is an intriguing landmark - the outline of an aeroplane pointing in the direction of Paris. Visible on satellite pictures, this beautiful image, like a tattoo on the landscape, has been a viral hit.</b><p>It is a memorial to a flight that never …

Al-Qaeda

Antarctica Live day 18: stuck in a white Christmas

Trapped in heavy pack ice just off the coast of Cape de la Motte for the past two days, we await icebreaker assistance<p>• Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition<p>It will come as no surprise to anyone that, this year, Christmas in Antarctica was white. The pack ice …

Remembering Newtown: How Two Women Bonded After Their Loved Ones Were Slain

Amazing 360 degree look inside Britain's newest Typhoon fighter

The Telegraph is the first news organisation to see test flights of Britain's latest jet fighter, scroll to look around and see labels<p>This is the view from the cockpit of Britain’s newest Typhoon jet fighter.<p>Test flights have begun on the latest version of the £80 million Typhoon, which will be …

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3s; see which of its other phones have crossed the 10 million mark

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung Tomorrow<p>Samsung on Tuesday announced that global shipments of its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone have surpassed the …

An Extremely Brief History of Military Submarines

Giant squids, blind crabs and effective atomic destruction all hide underneath the ocean. Far from prying eyes or satellites or reconnaissance planes, the depths of the sea are the most flexible space to effectively hide military power — though it took more than 100 years for the military to take …

Military

Meet the US Army’s hybrid hellion

A fuel-efficient, lightweight hybrid vehicle that could keep soldiers safe? It might sound like mission impossible, but such a machine is already roaming the earth – albeit on a tight leash.<p>A rugged new US Army research prototype Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) has recently entered an advanced …

Mission Impossible

Ryan Seacrest's keyboard case turns your iPhone into a BlackBerry (video)

The market for keyboard-equipped phones may be on the wane, but don't tell that to Ryan Seacrest -- the <i>American Idol</i> host is convinced that messaging mavens need real buttons. To that end, he's jumping into hardware and launching the Typo Keyboard for the iPhone 5 and 5s. The Bluetooth case turns …

US Navy Launches A Drone From A Submerged Submarine

Drones have been in the new this week ever since Amazon announced their new Amazon Drones, which will deliver your parcels some time in the future, …

“I’m So Over Idris Elba” – See Waje’s Editorial Spread for Zen Magazine + Read Excerpts from the Interview

Oh <b>Waje</b>.<p>The beautiful Nigerian songstress is all shades of stunning in her editorial spread for <b>Zen Magazine</b>. If you missed the feature on the cover, …

The best tablets for under £200

If the hype is to be believed, 2013 is going to be a tablet Christmas and, over the next few weeks, these handheld devices are set to outsell personal computers for the first time.<p>Google, Amazon, Samsung and even Tesco are vying to grab a big slice of the sales action – a market long dominated by …

Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

Engineers who worked on the MeeGo OS for Nokia before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft Windows have launched their first smartphone since leaving the company to continue their work<p>A team of engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system for <b>Nokia</b> before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

The Top Five Mobile Phones for 2013 | Style & Tech

It’s been a pretty big year for gadgets and an even bigger one for smartphones with numerous releases such as the LG, Samsung Galaxy 4, Nokia Lumias, …

Airtel unveils BBM bundle for smartphones

Lagos – Leading Telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has become the first service provider to create a special Blackberry Messenger …

Nissan BladeGlider takes 'Wing

EV technology is interesting, but not particularly... cool. Something Nissan is keen to address with the BladeGlider Concept, which may give us a glimpse into the future of its sports cars.<p>But before we get under this thing's skin, here's something: there's a chance it might – might – reach …

North America

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The USS Gerald R. Ford has been under construction for years. Today, the first-of-its-class carrier will be christened, ushering in an era of high-tech aircraft carriers.<p>The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be …

Military

iPad Air review

Let's murder a metaphor.<p>In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets and PCs to cars and trucks.<p>“PCs are going to be like trucks,” said Jobs. "They’re still going to be …

The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

Computer Science

Sachin Tendulkar tearfully bows out of the game in his 200th and final Test as India thrash West Indies

Sachin Tendulkar does not get the chance to bat again in his final Test but India's 'Little Master' was allowed to bowl a couple of overs before drawing his 24-year glittering career to an emotional conclusion<p>There has never been a farewell to sport quite like this, one perfectly designed to induce …

How porn is rewiring our brains

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new film Don Jon is the story of a man whose porn habit has left him unable to relate to real women. He's not the only one, reports Nisha Lilia Diu<p>There’s a scene in Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new comedy about a womanising New Jersey stud with a rabid porn habit, in …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Samsung Galaxy NX review: an overpriced Android-powered mirrorless camera

Samsung's flagship interchangeable-lens camera, the NX300, is by far the company's most impressive shooter to date. It offers stellar hybrid-autofocus capabilities, excellent image quality and integrated WiFi, and it retails for a hair over $550. For all intents and purposes, it's a very …

Two-by-two as top Russia police unit recruits only twins

Russian security forces believe they have hit on a novel, highly effective way of improving the performance of their crack police units.<p>Something stands out about the riot squad recruits being trained in Roston-on-Don, a town 1,000 kilometres south of Moscow on the Sea of Azov.<p>Behind the riot …

13 year-old girl: Women wearing very little in music videos is normal - isn't it?

After the launch of a new campaign urging the music industry to stop sexism in singers' videos, Rosie Thomas, a 13 year-old girl, explains why she thinks age ratings are probably a good idea.<p>If I’m honest, I’ve never really thought much about how women are portrayed in music videos.<p>But now that …

PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Every day, a new phone. A new tablet. A new laptop that doubles as a blender -- and it has Android! Video game consoles, thankfully, aren't quite so prolific. In 18 years of PlayStation's existence, we're only just this week reaching number four -- a massive difference from the likes of Apple's …

Is It Even Possible To Design Buildings That Can Withstand 250 MPH Typhoon Winds?

Technically? Yes. But as we found out when we talked to three expert architects and building scientists, the answer isn’t that simple.<p>In the tragic wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed over 2,000 people (and counting) and has destroyed entire coastal villages in the Philippines, the …

Cost of Living

Why does the new iPhone have a 64-bit processor?

SINCE its resurgence in the late 1990s, Apple has generally shied away from trumpeting processor speeds, cache sizes or other technical details in …