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  • Scorpion logging machine will eventually kill us all

    What a pleasant, soothing video of a graceful, six-legged stinger-tailed killing machine used for “logging,” whatever that is. All that needs to be done now is to equip these things with front-mounted lasers and let them loose in a big city. In a non-paranoid world, this machine is a logging prototype made by John Deere in cooperation with Plustech Oy. It’s not new, either, as… Read More

  • Northrop Grumman HALE aircraft breaks record

    Northrop Grumman HALE aircraft breaks record

    Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk HALE just completed a 33.1-hour unmanned flight over the weekend at Edwards Air Force Base in Rosamond, CA. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance aircraft set an endurance record with the flight that reached upwards of 60,000 feet and when it landed still had two hours worth of fuel remaining. The RQ-4 is the “world’s first fully autonomous HALE… Read More

  • Robot soldiers pose threat to human life

    [photopress:killerrobots.jpg,full,center] An artificial life expert warned today that robotic soldiers (like the one pictured here) pose a threat to human life, and not just the bad guys’ lives. The robots, said the dude from the University of Sheffield, are currently safer in that they need a human being to give the final go-ahead to open fire. As the technology improves, however, this last… Read More

  • 'Formal war': Why Google is ready to throw a hissy fit over Microsoft/Yahoo!

    [photopress:googismad.jpg,full,center] In Internet time, the Microsoft bid for Yahoo! is not already old news, but it’s also teetering on the boring. All the more reason to squeeze out detail after detail, then, about each party’s motives and why, as chief executive put it, Google may have just declared “formal war” on Microsoft. Hooray for war metaphors. As you know… Read More

  • China wants to shoot down our GPS satellites, other spacecraft

    China wants to shoot down our GPS satellites, other spacecraft

    Ok, so beyond poisoning us with lead-filled children’s toys, China is getting ready to blow our GPS satellites out of space. China is claiming that space above its country is its property, and is prepared to say “stay off my lawn” with star wars toys it’s currently developing. The only way that we, as the last remaining superpower, can respond is with bad-ass X-Wing-style… Read More

  • New cyber-style cold war coming next decade?

    New cyber-style cold war coming next decade?

    Prepare yourself for some hard-hitting, sensational news. The next decade will bring us a computer-led cyber war the likes of which ye have never seen. Our only chance of survival is to lock down our computer systems with state-of-the-art security software, according to a recent report. Oh by the way, the report was written by McAfee, a company that just happens to sell security software. Read More

  • Amatuer programmer breaks German code faster than dedicated Colossus machine

    Amatuer programmer breaks German code faster than dedicated Colossus machine

    Wiki image, dontcha know? Surely you’ve heard of the German Enigma machine and the Allied efforts to crack it during World War II. Well researchers, using a rebuilt Colossus machine (yup, that’s it right there), wanted to see how fast they could crack similar codes, only they made it into a contest. They invited amateur coders to see who could crack the code first: a giant… Read More

  • Hate Your Boss?

    Hate Your Boss?

    What started off as a HS prank to piss off my English teacher, Miss Hunt, has spilled over into my cubicle life, rather, did spill over into my cubicle life. But I was using paper clips, pens and rubber bands to piss off co-workers and the occasional paper football. Office workers really do have a full arsenal of weapons at their disposable if they use a bit of creativity. But not everyone is as… Read More

  • Brothers In Arms DS Gameplay Video

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=20836 I don’t know much about this video other than it’s part of the Brothers in Arms series of video games. Those graphics look absolutely sick though for the Nintendo DS. Gameplay doesn’t look half bad either. Makes me want to buy a DS again! Brothers In Arms DS: Whoah [Kotaku] Read More

  • U.S. Preps for Potential Cyber War Against China: Battle Stations, People!

    U.S. Preps for Potential Cyber War Against China: Battle Stations, People!

    The United States of America. I love this country. Blindly. So when I read that China has taken steps to launch a “cyber war” against us, it greatly upsets me. A senior general in the U.S. military, the best military in history, recently said that while numerous countries try to hack the military’s network infrastructure, China goes above and beyond the established decorum. So… Read More