Nikon 1 V2: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera For Clueless Photographers (And No One Else)

The Nikon 1 V2 is a total overhaul of its predecessor. The hope is that the higher-resolution sensor, bigger body, and amateur-friendly features will turn a legion of aspiring beginners into lens-swapping, accessory-toting photographers. We think? Otherwise this camera makes no sense. » 10/24/12 12:01am 10/24/12 12:01am

A Brief History of Rockets, and Why They're Not Getting Any More Advanced

Over at Slate, Neal Stephenson charts a brief, fascinating history of the rocket, starting with Hitler's V-2 during the second World War and ending with today's sophisticated rockets, capable of launching complex communications satellites that can cost up to $100,000 a pound. But here, Stephenson explains, we find… » 2/08/11 10:40am 2/08/11 10:40am

Callpod Dragon V2 Bluetooth Headset Lightning Review

The Gadget » 10/01/08 3:27pm 10/01/08 3:27pm: The Bluetooth headset from Callpod gets redesigned, with improved incoming and outgoing call quality, two new exterior finishes and a pivoting ear hook. : $99 : Much improved on the technical front, but the ear loop bugs us to no end. We loved the old version, with a loop that was locked in one position…

Projekt V2 Harley Davidson Case Mod is a Real Running Engine (Kinda)

Case mod may be a bit of an understatement here—this monstrosity is really a case fabrication project, done almost entirely from scratch. A huge fan of Harley Davidson motorcycles, a computer geek with a knack for shaping acrylic decided to build a 1:1 scale Harley Davidson V2 engine. A case this meticulously detailed… » 7/26/07 8:09pm 7/26/07 8:09pm