defense

Palmer Luckey’s defense company Anduril is already leading to arrests at the southern border

Palmer Luckey’s defense project just crawled out of stealth mode. Between a flattering new Wired piece and its first few official tweets, the secretive year-old company known as Anduril is stepp

Google reportedly backing out of military contract after public backlash

A controversial Google contract with the U.S. military will not be renewed next year after internal and public outcry against it, Gizmodo reports. The program itself was not particularly distasteful o

New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense

After a Senate vote on Tuesday, Kirstjen Nielsen has been confirmed as John Kelly's replacement to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The top position at the DHS has remained open since Kelly l

The US Government must work with tech companies if it wants to remain competitive in AI

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is concluding his tech tour of the West Coast today with a visit to Google's Mountain View campus. Mattis spent time at Amazon and the Defense Innovation Unit

Border wall bill draws on Palmer Luckey’s new defense company

After being ousted from the VR empire he built, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is wasting no time on his next project: building the wall. As CNN reports, Luckey's newfound interest in defense is evident

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

The Research and Development Corporation (RAND) has helped the U.S. think through some of the toughest scientific and regulatory challenges since the 1940s. This year, the think tank is opening its fi

Fortem raises $5.5 million to hunt and take down unwanted drones

As drones became available to private citizens around the world, bad actors found ways to use them for nefarious purposes, like spying, carrying contraband across borders and turning the aerial robots

Blackmore raises $3.5 million to build better eyes for your self-driving car

A Bozeman, Montana startup called Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc. has raised $3.5 million to build lidar systems that can help vehicles see more details about what’s in front of them than exist

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

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 le

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

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 a

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 &#82

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