Sure looks like China has a ship-mounted railgun

Ever since Eraser, everyone wants a railgun. Turns out China is no exception. Some photos posted by Dafeng Cao, a Twitter user who keeps close tabs on Chinese military developments, show a ship-mounte

US military reviewing tech use after Strava privacy snafu

The U.S. military has responded to privacy concerns over a heatmap feature in the Strava app which displays users' fitness activity -- and has been shown exposing the location of military facilities a

Rolls-Royce planning autonomous naval ship for patrol, surveillance and mine detection

Rolls-Royce is designing an autonomous naval ship capable of patrol, surveillance, mine detection and fleet screening. The latest version of the ship is 60m long and capable of traveling for 100 day

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

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

Tech leaders respond to Trump’s ban of transgender people in the military

With Obamacare reform back from the dead and wending its way toward a substantive vote, the Trump administration has decided that two massive national policy controversies are better than one. In a se

Military social network wants you to hire a vet for your next tech opening

Veteran-focused social platform Sandboxx wants to pair its community members with experts who can ease their transition back into the workforce — and hopefully even land them a job. Global firm Be

Navy and Marine Corps outlaw nude photo sharing without consent

The Marine Corps has taken another step to crack down on the nude photo sharing scandal that broke open in the Marines United Facebook Group. Following changes to the rules governing behavior on socia

Female Marines group appeals to Sheryl Sandberg to fix Facebook’s revenge porn problem

A group of Marines is demanding that Facebook get a grip on the systemic harassment that plagues its female servicemembers. In a thorough, thoughtfully articulated letter, veteran and Not in My Marine

Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is being funded by the military to build a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly.

Marine Corps updates social media guidance to address online misconduct

As its revenge porn scandal continues to unfurl, the Marine Corps took steps this week to bolster its standards for online behavior.

Instagram is the latest nexus of the Marines photo sharing scandal

Following the revelation that a private Facebook group with 30,000 members targeted female Marines in a non-consensual photo sharing ring, other toxic online communities are popping up — and provin

DARPA shows off its SideArm system catching drones mid-flight

Military-style fixed-wing drones are easy to launch, but difficult to land; DARPA aims to change that with SideArm, a portable drone-grabbing system that snatches the fast-moving craft right out of th

AWS moves into IT training and job placement with re:Start, a UK cloud skills program

Amazon’s cloud storage business AWS has been gradually expanding into a range of cloud services for people not to simply host their business or app with AWS, but to use the platform for produc

Hey, Alexa, are things going to get weird?

They say that news is what happens to a writer on his way to the bathroom and I’ve recently discovered something fascinating. Alexa – and, to a degree, Siri and Google’s OK Google so

Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances

President Obama awarded the country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a batch of 21 deserving recipients, among them computing pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton

Uber will now tell you if your driver is a military veteran

Uber has long been a supporter of the United States Military, dating back to when they launched UberMILITARY two years ago with the goal of signing up 50,000 military veterans to be drivers. Today,

DARPA’s robo-boat tests parasailing radar

DARPA's submarine-hunting robot boat plies the seas off the coast of California. Smooth, grey, and purposeful, truly this vessel resembles other predators of the aquatic world in more than mien. But i

Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy

The sparsely populated Spratly Islands are quickly becoming the center of one of the most contentious international disputes between world powers since the fall of the Soviet Union. Alarmingly, the us

DJI puts temporary restrictions on its drones in Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio

Tomorrow marks the first day of the Olympic Games in Rio. And drone makers DJI have announced the establishment of temporary flight restrictions that will prevent their users from flying into air spac
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