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The Army’s Special Operations Command is trading in its Android devices for ‘faster’ iPhones

The Army’s Special Operations Command is trading in its Android devices for ‘faster’ iPhones The Army’s Special Operations Command is dumping Android and moving to Apple’s iPhone, after field tests demonstrated that iOS devices outperformed their Android counterparts.Currently, the Army’s special forces uses the Android Tactical Assault Kit (AKAT, pictured below), but the devices have been plagued with problems.

How the US military is training machines to protect its digital assets

How the US military is training machines to protect its digital assets Welcome to the Cyber Grand Challenge, a DARPA hosted event at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.Much of the technology behind the self-driving car was the result of a DARPA Grand Challenge, as well as the robotic expertise that will likely assist in future missions to Mars.

Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it?

Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it? Is our infrastructure vulnerable to hackers?Part of the risk in cyber intrusions on infrastructure is the connection of these systems to the internet.

Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system?

Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system? AGS stands for Advanced Gun System (currently mounted on Zumwalt-class destroyers) while LRLAP is the Long Range Land Attack Projectile.Replacing expensive SAM batteries with projectile weapons could dramatically cut costs and improve the chance of a ship surviving a pitched battle.

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet These have been not only getting stronger, longer lasting, and more diverse, but they’ve been moving in seemingly systematic, investigatory ways.This could be interpreted as an attempt to get defenders to “bare all,” and make their full defensive capabilities known.

China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete

China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete The Chinese military says it has invented quantum radar, a breakthrough which, if true, would render the hundreds of billions of dollars the United States has invested into stealth technology obsolete.Like the original invention of radar, the advent of modern artillery, or radio communications, quantum radar could fundamentally transform the scope and nature of war.

GM resurrects the fuel cell for the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military vehicle

GM resurrects the fuel cell for the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military vehicle General Motors is turning a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck chassis into a three-ton rolling testbed for hydrogen fuel cell propulsion for the military.It believes there’s room for fuel cells in an era when there’s more focus on electric vehicles and hybrids.

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles MIRV-equipped missiles can deliver multiple nuclear weapons to a single target area, or blanket a large area with separate detonations.Historically, MIRVs have been seen as potentially destabilizing because they give a decisive advantage to the country that can strike first and eliminate its opponent’s land-based missile silos.

In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer 'quantum link'

In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer 'quantum link' Now, China is nearing completion of another major facet in its push for a quantum phone at the capital building: a 2,000-kilometer fiber-optic line for ferrying quantum encryption keys.It’s the beginning of China’s roll-out of true quantum encryption technology.

Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean

Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean K-278 was a prototype 4th-generation nuclear submarine designed to implement a number of features.The crew still aboard Komsomolets seals the conning tower hatch at 5 PM to prevent water from pouring in and drowning the handful of crew still aboard.

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone?

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone? The militias fighting this battle have apparently deployed alongside a lethal ground combat drone they call “Al Robot.In fact, since Al Robot comes from the country’s fractured Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militias, there should immediately be some questions as to the origin of the technology itself.

NASA and FEMA hold exercise to simulate unavoidable asteroid impact

NASA and FEMA hold exercise to simulate unavoidable asteroid impact Technology gives us a shot at stopping the worst-case scenario, something that experts from NASA and FEMA recently got together to simulate.The exercise included representatives from NASA, FEMA, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories, the US Air Force, and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game.Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector.

Siegecraft Commander - PC Preview | Chalgyr's Game Room

Siegecraft Commander - PC Preview | Chalgyr's Game Room I am personally somewhat hit and miss on the real-time strategy genre, but one subset favorite of mine has been tower defense.Siegecraft Commander shifts things around a bit, creating a blur that is something more than tower defense yet not entirely what you would expect from RTS titles either.