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The United States Navy commissioned its newest fast attack submarine, the USS Colorado, over the weekend during a ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. As one one would expect, the USS Colorado is a marvel of undersea technology and design. What you probably did not expect, however, is that part of the submarine can be controlled with none other than an Xbox controller. Fancy that! Strange as it may seem, the USS Colorado is the first attack submarine to allow sailors to use an Xbox controller to maneuver the photonic mast, which is a sensor that essentially acts as a periscope, but without the periscope tube. Traditionally, submarines have used joysticks to... Read more...