technology
Weird Tooth Phone Wins Millions in US Military Funding

A new communication device that is supposed to go inside military service members’ heads gives us a hint at the sort of technology a new US Defense Department accelerator programme is funding. Read More >>

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The Ministry Of Defence Has Lost 63 Computers And 48 USB Sticks Since January 2017

When it comes to security, modern technology can be be bother a blessing and a curse. And despite everything that drones and modern communications equipment can do Read More >>

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Pentagon Bans Location-Tracking Apps in Obviously Dangerous Places

Members of the military and other US Defense Department employees can no longer use apps or certain devices that track their location in operational areas. That means no more Fitbits in war zones, folks. Can you even believe this was ever allowed? Read More >>

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Thousands of Top AI Experts Vow to Never Build Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, many of them researchers and engineers prominent in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, vowed on Wednesday never to apply their skills toward the creation of autonomous killing machines. Read More >>

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MQ-9B Drone Is First ‘Civilian-Registered’ Remotely Piloted Aircraft to Cross Atlantic

The first “civilian-registered” remotely piloted drone to ever make a flight across the Atlantic landed at 6:43pm in RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire last Wednesday after taking off from Grand Forks in the US state of North Dakota last Tuesday, the BBC reported, after travelling nearly 3,800 miles. Read More >>

security
American Engineer Faces Prison for Stashing US Navy Drone Secrets on His Dropbox

An electrical engineer secretly uploaded onto his personal Dropbox account thousands of files containing sensitive information about the unmanned underwater vehicles his company was developing for the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research. Read More >>

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This Animation Shows All the Routes Aircraft are Taking for Today’s RAF100 Flyby

You have to give the RAF some credit with how much it's done to try make sure people can enjoy today's 100th anniversary Flyby, even if they aren't in London. Yesterday we published the route of the flyby itself, which is due to fly over Buckingham Palace at 1pm, and there's an app that will let everyone see it in augmented reality regardless of where they are. Now it's released an animation that shows all the different routes the 25 types of aircraft will take before and after the event. Read More >>

privacy
Workout Data From Fitness App Used to Identify Government Spies and Military Personnel

In the latest incident of seemingly innocuous data sharing leading to potentially dangerous exposure, the popular fitness app and activity trackers Polar Flow has been revealing the location of military and government personnel working at sensitive locations, according to ZDNet. Read More >>

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Check the Route of Tomorrow’s RAF Flyby, and See if Anything Will Pass Your House/Workplace

Tomorrow is the day that's been set aside to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF, which is 100 days after its official 100th birthday. Clearly doing something big to celebrate on the 1st April was a risky endeavour. So there's going to be a big parade, and flyby involving 25 different RAF aircraft that will look suspiciously like a military coup given what's going on in the government today. While the main event is happening at Buckingham Palace, you might be able to see something from your own house - just as long as you live along the flight route. Read More >>

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Can’t See the RAF Centenary Flyby Over London? Don’t Worry, There’s an App for That

You may have noticed that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, and lot's being done to celebrate that fact - including a flyby over Central London on 10th July. If you want to see all the planes, and can't actually make it to the capital on that day, you needn't worry. There's actually an app that will let you watch the whole thing in augmented reality, no matter where you are. Read More >>

war
Dambusters Reform to Pilot US Stealth Fighters

617 Squadron, known and immortalised as the Dambusters way back in the black and white days, is back. And it has some pretty impressive toys in the form of a batch of F-35B Lightning stealth jets. Those EU dams are going to bloody get it. Read More >>

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Winner of DARPA Robot Competition Partners with Weapons Company, AI Researchers Call For Boycott

Top researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) have called for a boycott of the South Korean university KAIST after it opened a lab with the defence firm Hanwha Systems. Even if you’re not familiar with KAIST, you might know some of the school’s robots. The university won the top prize at the last DARPA Robotics Challenge in 2015 with its highly advanced DRC-HUBO robot. Read More >>

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Military Prototype Uses Lasers to Create Horrible Sounds Out of Thin Air

The US military’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, or JNLWD, is experimenting with a prototype that uses nano lasers to manipulate air and sound, creating noises that, they hope, will eventually mimic human speech. Read More >>

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US Navy’s Newest Attack Submarine Is Partially Operated With a 12-Year-Old Xbox Controller

The United States Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Colorado, went into service this weekend. In the Pentagon’s announcement Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called the vessel “a true marvel of technology and innovation.” But part of the 377-foot-long Virginia-Class submarine is operated with a 12-year-old Xbox 360 controller. Read More >>

security
Russian Hackers Tricked the Keepers of US Drone Secrets Using the Oldest Trick in the Book

A new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that a whopping 40 per cent of 87 American defence contractors who were recently targeted by Russian hackers clicked on fake links sent to them via email, possibly exposing classified information in the process. Read More >>