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The Army is building 3D-printed soft robots

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to explore the wonders of soft robots. The teams have published a study describing their findings as they look to build

DJI adds an offline mode to its drones for clients with ‘sensitive operations’

DJI is working on a "local data mode" for its apps that prevents any data from being sent to or received from the internet. The feature will be welcomed by many, but it's hard not to attribute the tim

Reservists and the National Guard offer untapped resources for cybersecurity

Technological approaches to combating cyber threats are proliferating, but they alone cannot offer adequate protection. What is needed is manpower: hundreds of thousands of information security profes

Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field

While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believed, Android

Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation [Updated]

[This post has been updated to include comments from Adam Kramer, the Facebook employee who coauthored the study, and new information from Cornell indicating that the study was funded internally. ] A

Arrested protesters question use of video games as Army recruitment tool

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/americasarmy.jpg">That police arrested a bunch of protesters at an Army recruitment center doesn't really concern us per se, but there's

d3o Labs inks deal with British Ministry of Defense

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/article_1156544_03ADFB56000005DC_72_468x286_1.jpg" alt="" />Motorcycle and ski enthusiasts, among others, have known about d3o’s polymer compoun

Army to utilize $50M, next-gen FPS training system; 24-hour LAN parties imminent

The Army has been using video games to train, and recruit, for years now but in true government fashion, the system is a tad outdated. The $50 million dollar upcoming shooter however, should feature a

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-ba

Robotic exoskeleton from Raytheon looks like an Aliens Power Loader or Exo-Squad suit

This kind of exoskeleton has been around for a while in prototypes and blueprints; I remember seeing one in DARPA paperwork years ago, but I think that now they’re getting out of the prototyping

The US army's open source woes

I don’t think anyone thought that converting an entire military-industrial complex to Linux would be easy. Well, now we know for sure it’s hard, and it seems that they forget to check whet

Xbox Skillz Good in Warzones

Johnny 5 isn’t autonomous yet, so he needs help navigating the battlefield. US troops in Iraq are trained to use SUGVs (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles) to be their eyes, ears, and even triggerfi

The Hi-Tech Soldier: A Retrospective

Today is Memorial Day in the greatest country on Earth, the greatest country in history. CNET knows this and has a patriotic slide show featuring freedom-spreading technology the U.S. Army uses or pla

GPS Sniper Rifle Tracks Terrorists, Pizza Delivery Guy

Though headshots and blowing the enemy’s leg off in battle are fun in video games, non-lethal weapons can prove extremely useful in real-life situations. Danish company Empire North is working o