America’s Littlest Black Ops Whirlybird Is Armed to the Teeth

America's Littlest Black Ops Whirlybird Is Armed to the Teeth

Operation Eagle Claw was supposed to free 52 diplomats held during the Iran Hostage Crisis. Its failure not only shamed President Carter’s administration and paved the way for Reagan’s successful 1980 presidential run, it also instigated the formation of the Army’s Special Operations Command, and the development of this petite powerhouse: the MH-6 Little Bird.

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Chocolate? Pfft, MIT students are 3D printing with ice cream

Sorry, that’s not a 3D-printed ice cream cone, Mr. President.

Sure, those 3D printers that can output confectionery creations in sugar, chocolate and other edible substances are great, but a trio of MIT students have upped the awesome. Using a…

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Google Street View cars have mapped methane gas leaks in big US cities

Google’s Street View cars aren’t just useful for scouting out a locale in advance — they might be saving the planet, too. The vehicles have just helped the Environmental Defense Fund publish methane gas leak maps for Boston, Indianapolis and New…

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Deals: Tiny Espresso, Bluetooth Shower Speaker, 128GB MicroSD

Deals: Tiny Espresso, Bluetooth Shower Speaker, 128GB MicroSD

The Nespresso Pixie is small, attractive, and makes some great espresso. It even includes a milk frother! It’s never sold below $200 until today. [Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, $155]

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How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven’t: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it’s off for…

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Snapchat lets everyone contribute to a shared World Cup photo album

Snapchat’s first Our Story collaborative photo experiment was strictly an opt-in affair where you had to add a user to see it at all. However, the ephemeral image service is now trying something much more ambitious: it’s giving every user access to…

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Gadget Rewind 2009: GoPro HD Hero

Not everyone’s compelled to backflip across a canyon on a BMX bike or dive from suborbital space in search of extreme sports thrills. In fact, most of us armchair enthusiasts prefer to get our kicks secondhand. And, more often than not, that footage…

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Deal of the Day: Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5C

For today only, grab the Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5C and save 44% off the list price!

This iPhone 5C case is tough. Not just in a protection standpoint, either. We’re talking looks, too. It has reinforced corners with a custom shock dissipation system that absorbs nasty impacts. While the screen is left unprotected, the case’s edges elevate your display so it doesn’t rub against surfaces while faced down.



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IRL: The Retina display MacBook Pro and Sony’s SRS-BTX300 Bluetooth speaker

We’ve got a twofer this week, folks. As that lead shot up there suggests, we’ll be revisiting the Retina display MacBook Pro — the 13-inch version, to be exact. And then, past the break, we’ll also give you a mini-review of Sony’s SRS-BTX300…

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Researchers get record broadband speeds out of old-school copper wire

While telecoms companies around the world are investing millions into the development of fiber-optic networks, the standard copper telephone line may still have some life in it yet. Experts at Alcatel Lucent’s Bell Labs research division are claiming…

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