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Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue


Enlarge / One of the two Have Blue prototypes sits in a hangar at Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, California in this 1978 photo. The aircraft was the first real "stealth" aircraft, designed to have a radar cross section the size of "an eagle's eyeball". (credit: Lockheed Martin)

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:30

Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue


Enlarge / One of the two Have Blue prototypes sits in a hangar at Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, California in this 1978 photo. The aircraft was the first real "stealth" aircraft, designed to have a radar cross section the size of "an eagle's eyeball". (credit: Lockheed Martin)

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:30

Uber Eats offers insurance for its European couriers

Uber Eats only just turned two years old, but like other "gig economy" businesses, it's facing scrutiny over how it classifies workers.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 04:57

Star Wars new premium VR experience pull out all the stops – and makes home VR look silly

It’s been a source of constant glee amongst Star Wars fans that, despite their status as the most fearsome warriors in the Galaxy, Stormtroopers would struggle to shoot fish in a barrel. 

Suddenly we can see why. Their trademark E-11 blaster rifle is far more unwieldy than it looks, and frankly its piddly little scope is close to zero use in a close-range firefight. 

Playing as a Stormtrooper will be familiar to anyone who’s played a Battlefront game, but what we had the chance to experience this week felt completely different. 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:00

Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5T: Can the Ultimate Underdog Beat Samsung?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one amazing Android phone, but the OnePlus 5T is a killer value. In this comparison, we settle the score.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:00

Star Wars new premium VR experience pull out all the stops – and makes home VR look silly

It’s been a source of constant glee amongst Star Wars fans that, despite their status as the most fearsome warriors in the Galaxy, Stormtroopers would struggle to shoot fish in a barrel. 

Suddenly we can see why. Their trademark E-11 blaster rifle is far more unwieldy than it looks, and frankly its piddly little scope is close to zero use in a close-range firefight. 

Playing as a Stormtrooper will be familiar to anyone who’s played a Battlefront game, but what we had the chance to experience this week felt completely different. 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:00

10 things we wish more VPNs would do

Most VPN providers do their best to deliver the core features that customers expect: plenty of locations, decent speeds, simple clients, and fair pricing.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:00

Google officially shuts down Project Tango, moves to ARCore

And that's a wrap - Google has officially pulled the shutters down on its Project Tango program, the initiative launched in 2014 for giving phones a better idea of their location in 3D space and providing augmented reality (AR) overlays through a smartphone's scanner.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:37

Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5T: Can the Ultimate Underdog Beat Samsung?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one amazing Android phone, but the OnePlus 5T is a killer value. In this comparison, we settle the score.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:00

Star Wars new premium VR experience pull out all the stops – and makes home VR look silly

It’s been a source of constant glee amongst Star Wars fans that, despite their status as the most fearsome warriors in the Galaxy, Stormtroopers would struggle to shoot fish in a barrel. 

Suddenly we can see why. Their trademark E-11 blaster rifle is far more unwieldy than it looks, and frankly its piddly little scope is close to zero use in a close-range firefight. 

Playing as a Stormtrooper will be familiar to anyone who’s played a Battlefront game, but what we had the chance to experience this week felt completely different. 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:00

10 things we wish more VPNs would do

Most VPN providers do their best to deliver the core features that customers expect: plenty of locations, decent speeds, simple clients, and fair pricing.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:00

Google officially shuts down Project Tango, moves to ARCore

And that's a wrap - Google has officially pulled the shutters down on its Project Tango program, the initiative launched in 2014 for giving phones a better idea of their location in 3D space and providing augmented reality (AR) overlays through a smartphone's scanner.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:37

Will we ever have unbreakable smartphone glass? We asked an expert

Cracked and broken smartphone screens are common, but cover glass is getting tougher all the time. We spoke to Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass, about what’s coming for smartphone glass.

The post Will we ever have unbreakable smartphone glass? We asked an expert appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:15

New Evidence Could Blow Open the Uber/Waymo Self-Driving Lawsuit

The Jacobs letter, a potentially key piece of evidence in the trade secrets lawsuit between Waymo and Uber, was made public—and boy do we have questions.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:54

Google ends Tango support to fully focus on ARCore

Google began delving into the world of AR with its 2014 venture Project Tango, or just Tango as of last year, and its AR work has grown quite a bit since then. Earlier this year, it unveiled ARCore, an augmented reality platform that differs from Tan...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:16

Set sail with your pals in a new ‘Adventure Time’ game

A new Adventure Time game is in the works and it features some maritime fun, a nameable boat and pirates. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion begins with a flooded Land of Ooo and Adventure Time characters have to set off to figure out what's...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:47

Google Inbox will remind you to unsubscribe from unread promo emails

Google has made email a much less tedious, junky affair for a lot of us, and it's about to take another step to helping us clean out our inboxes. According to a report over at Android Police, users of Google's Inbox app will start seeing new tips tha...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:56

'L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files' is available now for HTC Vive

We were excited to hear that 2011 detective simulator L.A. Noire was headed to modern consoles and the HTC Vive for some VR action. The title received some visual upgrades, too, making the jump to PS4, Xbox One and the Switch a bit more graphically a...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 20:27

'Jacobs letter' unsealed, accuses Uber of spying, hacking

Waymo's lawsuit against Uber for allegedly stealing technology for self-driving cars hasn't gone to trial yet, because the judge received a letter from the Department of Justice suggesting Uber withheld crucial evidence. That letter, with some redact...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:33

Researchers use sperm to deliver cancer drugs to tumors

Chemotherapy has a lot of terrible side effects and that's partly because the drugs being used to fight cancer also attack healthy cells. Figuring out a way to deliver drugs to tumors without affecting healthy tissue is a challenge and a problem that...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 22:42

'PUBG' tests a replay feature as it creeps toward v1.0

Now that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has launched in Early Access on Xbox One, its next milestone is an official retail release out of beta on the PC. That's expected to happen next week, but players who can't wait have a few new tweaks to try out...

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 23:58

Alibaba researchers reportedly jailbreak iOS 11.2.1 on iPhone X

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Security researchers at Alibaba's Pandora Labs claims to have jailbroken Apple's recently released iOS 11.2.1 running on iPhone X, proving the latest version of the operating system contains vulnerabilities open to exploit.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:00

Weekend Apple Deals: iMacs from $949 ($400-$550 off); MacBook Pros as low as $1,169 (up to $1,000 off); plus 0% financing offers

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As we head into the last week before Christmas, Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on iMacs and MacBook Pros by up to $1,000, as well as tacking on special offers, such as free Office 365 or no interest financing for 6 to 12 months. Many deals end soon with limited quantities available.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:38

This week on AI: iMac Pro launch, Apple buys Shazam, FCC repeals net neutrality & more

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Somehow news accelerated this week, even with the impending Christmas holiday -- the biggest stories being the launch of the iMac Pro, and Apple's takeover of song recognition service Shazam.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 00:02

How the FCC's repeal of net neutrality could affect Apple

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This week, the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules, sparking a firestorm of debate and speculation over the future of the internet in the U.S. But Apple, who supports net neutrality, finds itself in a unique position in the discussion: It is one of the few companies that has actually been affected by the kind of restrictive internet provider practices that net neutrality aimed to prevent.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 00:09

The best cheap graphics card prices in December 2017

There are ample reasons to shell out on a new graphics card. Maybe you took one glance at the system requirements for Star Wars Battlefront II and shed a single tear ailing GPU. Maybe you’re trying to cash in on the cryptocurrency mining craze.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:21

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