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A tour of the ballistic missile nuclear submarine Redoutable

Take a tour of the Redoutable, the largest as well as the only ballistic missile submarine fully accessible to the public.

By June 26, 2014

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A Tour of Bletchley Park: Codebreaking that helped win WWII, and the birthplace of the modern computer

Estimated to have taken two years off WWII, saving countless lives, the code and cipherbreaking of Bletchley Park was instrumental to the Allies' win. Here's a photo tour of this once-secret pantheon of codebreaking, and the birthplace of the modern computer.

By May 30, 2014

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Music multitasking: How 'background' listening enhances life

Don’t judge others by how they listen. Don’t presume superiority because you listen differently than most. This is a condescending trend that has to stop.

By March 29, 2014

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Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Steve Perlman believes his company's pCell technology will revolutionize the wireless industry, eliminating congestion, dead zones, and unreliable connections.

By February 18, 2014

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Broadcom CTO's crystal ball shows wearable widgets, gigabit broadband (Q&A)

In an in-depth interview, Henry Samueli predicts a lot more bits in our future with multigigabit Wi-Fi, LTE, and home broadband. Moore's Law is a tougher challenge, but Broadcom plans high-end CPUs, too.

By December 4, 2013

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Woo 234 Mono, a very different kind of amplifier

The Woo WA-234 Mono is two amps in one, it's an astonishingly good headphone amp, and it's just as remarkable with speakers!

By October 5, 2013

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First carbon nanotube computer to help extend Moore's Law?

Stanford researchers have created a basic system that shuns silicon in favor of imperfect lines of carbon atoms that could one day deliver even more performance and efficiency than current technology.

By September 25, 2013

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ABCs of smartphone screens: 1080p and more (Smartphones Unlocked)

We have plenty of names to describe the viewing quality on your smartphone screen, but few of them actually make sense. Here's what matters, and why.

By July 13, 2013

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Intel chip gives new hope for Windows 8 tablets

Analysts are encouraged by Intel's new Atom design. So future Windows Blue-based tablets powered by Intel's revamped mobile chips could provide a lift for Microsoft and its hardware partners.

By May 8, 2013

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BlackBerry Z10 camera versus iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3

Three 8-megapixel smartphone cameras face off around downtown San Francisco to determine the most accurate click in the west.

By February 6, 2013