Nikon 1 V2: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera For Clueless Photographers…

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

Sixty Five Years Ago, America Successfully Launched the Nazis' Favorite…

The V-2 rocket terrorized the denizens of London throughout the end of World War II. The weapon, built by slave labor, struck the city over a thousand times, killing and injuring several thousand. After the war, it became America's toy. » 5/10/11 7:18pm 5/10/11 7:18pm

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

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

The World's Largest Amateur Rocket Is Almost as Tall as a V-2

Unlike wood-based models, the Heat 1X is a real metal rocket. At more than 9 meters high, it's also the largest amateur rocket in the world. The guys building it are planning one almost as large as the V-2. » 3/02/10 12:20am 3/02/10 12:20am

Callpod's Chargepod V2 Adds Laptop Charging, USB Hub

Chargepod's fantastic 6-way charger just got improved for a V2, offering a 3-port USB hub, PC/Mac laptop charging and four gadget simultaneous juicing. » 1/08/09 4:30pm 1/08/09 4:30pm

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

Dealzmodo: Robosapien V2, $99

If you didn't get that beloved Robosapien for Christmas, no worries, Amazon is here to help. If you go check out the Amazon Gold Box they have the Robosapien V2 for $99 today only. This is half off what this robot toy normally sells for. The Robosapien V2 can walk, talk and interact with the environment. It won't… » 12/26/06 4:33pm 12/26/06 4:33pm