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The Army’s XM-25 ‘Punisher’ Supergun Is Dead

The U.S. Army has officially terminated the ‘Punisher.’ The XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System was designed to engage enemy troops behind cover. While successful, the high tech infantry weapon was the victim of a lengthy development period, ballooning costs, a perceived lack of utility, and a 2013 incident that wounded a soldier carrying it. Since the dawn of the ...

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How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Once upon a time, Microsoft symbolized all that was wrong with the tech world: greedy, monopolistic, single-mindedly focused on profits while caring little about the public good. In the heyday of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, the company ran roughshod over competitors in its attempt to corral the worldwide market for both operating systems and application software. But today, Microsoft ...

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Device Batteries: Fact of Fiction?

As mobile phones and other devices have gotten “smarter,” so have the batteries that power them. Everyone has heard the many different methods to best use and extend the life of your battery, but are those common battery tips truth or fiction? Let’s look at some. You should charge your device to 100% before using it. This used to be ...

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How to Wirelessly Transfer Photos from Your Camera to Your Computer

If you’re a prolific shutterbug, you know what a hassle it is to constantly pull the SD card from your camera, plug it into your computer, and transfer the files to get to the snapshots you just took. Here’s how to add Wi-Fi based photo transfer to your digital camera. UPDATE: Keenai, the company behind the Eye-Fi product we recommend in this ...

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How to Take Screenshot in Windows 10: 4 Simple Ways to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest operating system largely for desktops and laptops. Taking a screenshot is one of the most essential features on any platform and Windows is no different. You can easily take screenshots on Windows 10 via some simple shortcuts. These allow you to take a screenshot and save it to a folder. You can take a screenshot of the entire ...

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GOOGLE ACCIDENTALLY REVEALS NAMES OF RAPE VICTIMS DESPITE LAW

Google has been inadvertently revealing the names of rape victims that should remain secret. Searching for details of certain cases can bring up predictions that reveal details of those cases that are confidential. Victims in rape cases are supposed to remain confidential forever, even if the accused is found not guilty. A number of examples of searches that revealed the ...

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iPhone shipments could be delayed after Apple chip supplier is hit by a virus

The chipmaker for Apple has warned shipments of the new iPhones could be delayed after its production line was hit by a computer virus. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which also produces the chips for other Apple devices, was forced to close down several of its factories over the weekend in order to recover from the virus outbreak that infected 80pc ...

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