defense

  • The Boeing Black Secure Android Smartphone Gets Official After Three Years In Development

    The Boeing Black Secure Android Smartphone Gets Official After Three Years In Development

    Boeing’s secure smartphone has been fully detailed after an FCC filing revealed its imminent arrival yesterday, and the Android device seems like an unusual, and mission-specific gadget. With a 4.3-inch 960×540 display, LTE, a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, Bluetooth 2.1 and SD expandability, it’s not going toe-to-toe with any flagship devices, but the point is… Read More

  • Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation

    Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation

    On stage at the second-day keynote, Major General Robert Wheeler talked about the changing role of industry and enterprise as it relates to technological innovation, and how where once the military led in that department, now the vast majority of advances are being driven by advances made in the private sector. And that means the DoD is in a position of asking for help from a variety of sources. Read More

  • Army suit increases human strength by 20 times

    A U.S. Army contractor has developed an Iron Man-like suit that can amplify human strength by up to 20 times. (You’d almost be able to lift Biggs, then!) The suit, developed by Salt Late City-based robotics house Sarcos, is expected to go into trials next year. If all the bugs are worked out—the battery currently only lasts about 30 minutes per charge—the Army says it may one… Read More

  • For your protection: Pentagon okays development of new radio system

    [photopress:newpentrad.jpg,full,center] The Pentagon would like you to know that it has approved the development of a new type of radio system to be used in our future weapons of war. It goes by the acronym-friendly name Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS, not to be confused with JSR) and will be developed by either Boeing or Lockeheed Martin, which has “who would have guessed?”… Read More

  • Navy creates Rail Gun, now working on Quad Damage

    Every step real life takes towards being more like a Schwarzenegger movie is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t mind being killed by one of these things as long as my gravestone says “RIP Devin, killed by a projectile traveling more than a mile a second.”
    “Record” rail gun test today [Navy Times, video via Wired Danger Room] Read More

  • Pink Seal Pendant Really A Tazer

    The next time your girl has to walk home from your apartment by herself (jerk), make sure she’s equipped with this seemingly innocent pink seal pendant. Though it’s an extremely beautiful piece of jewelry, the real secret lies within the seal’s gut. See this pink pendant actually has a built-in tazer-like device to thwart attackers and muggers. 195V of electricity will be… Read More