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Did you watch last night’s Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Of course you did, Because, if we’re being honest, everyone did. In the days and hours preceding the event, many even speculated that the debate was going to pull in Super Bowl type viewership numbers.
Hardly a surprise, this year’s Presidential election has been nothing short of a circus the likes of which the American public has never seen before. In turn, all eyes were laser focused on Trump and Clinton as the first Presidential debate kicked off at Hofstra University last night. Suffice it to say, the debate — at least from an entertainment perspective — lived up to the hype.
Over the past few months, we’ve seen drones used for all sorts of bizarre endeavors. Whether it’s a drone with an attached flamethrower roasting a turkey or a drone being used to deliver Chipotle burritos to lucky college students, there’s no denying that the world of the future will be filled with UAVs.
That being the case, there’s no reason why drones can’t be used for the greater good in addition to being used for quirky activities. Putting this idea into practice, UPS recently began testing the idea of using drones as a means to deliver emergency medical supplies in areas where in-person delivery would either be impossible or would take too long.
I know what you’re thinking: the only good way to watch tonight’s debate is with one eye on the TV, one eye on your Canadian passport application, and both hands clutching as much alcohol as possible. But believe it or not, there is a way to enhance your experience.
C-SPAN (remember them?!) is livestreaming the debate in split screen, allowing you to keep your watchful gaze on Clinton and Trump at the same time. Catch every coughing fit, see incredulous glances as they happen, or just marvel at Donald’s hair all night long. The choice is yours.
Tonight, in case you’re not aware, we will finally have the chance to see Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fight to the death on stage. Unfortunately, they’ll only be using words, but it still promises to be an incredible spectacle.
To try and understand why this election season has been so dramatic, full-time YouTube comedian and occasional journalist John Oliver dug deeper into the scandal surrounding both Trump and Clinton, and produced the only piece of debate prep you need to watch.
The average price people are paying for cable has skyrocketed by 40% over the last five years, according to a new study from Leichtman Research. In a survey involving 1,206 adults across the continental U.S., it was found that the average price people are paying for cable these days checks in at $103.10. By way of contrast, the average price consumers paid for cable in 2011 was $73.63.
Engineers at the U.S. Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey are developing an ambidextrous multi-purpose hand grenade, which is the military’s first new lethal hand grenade in more than 40 years.
The Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose (ET-MP) grenade will let soldiers set the grenade to fragmentation or concussive effect with the flip of a switch. The weapon is also designed for ambidextrous use so it can be both armed and thrown easily with either hand. Current grenades require a different arming procedure for left-handed users, according to the Army.
Hold on to your hats folks, because the video you’re about to see is positively insane. At the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada this past Sunday – an event where planes race each other thousands of feet up in the air – pilot Thom Richard noticed that something was amiss with his engine while on the runway.
Following protocol, Richard signaled that something was wrong with his plane, killed the engine, and opened up his canopy. Now normally, all of the other pilots on the runway should have been made aware of the situation so that they could keep their planes at bay and let Richard get out of harms way. Unfortunately, not all the planes on the runway received the message. Before you know it, a plane was speeding down the runway, barreling towards Richard who at this point was effectively helpless.
The smartphone alert sent to New Yorkers during the hunt for bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has thrust wireless warning systems into the spotlight.
The message was sent out around 8 a.m. EDT Monday and urged anyone with information on Rahami and his whereabouts to contact police. “WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen,” it read.
Remember those speeder bikes in Star Wars that raced through the air? Soldiers and Marines may get to zoom around the battlespace on a type of real-life version in the not-so-distant future.
The new vehicle (which flies using rotors) has been dubbed the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV. Malloy Aeronautics and SURVICE Engineering Company teamed up to further develop Malloy’s Hoverbike for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
When one thinks of institutions and places that house some of the brightest mathematical minds on the planet, one tends to think of companies like Google and academic institutions like MIT and Cal Tech. But flying somewhat underneath the radar is the National Security Agency (NSA), the famed intelligence agency that was unwittingly thrust into the spotlight following Edward Snowden’s massive leak of classified NSA material.
The NSA likely houses the largest group of world-class cryptographers and mathematicians than any other place in the world. Suffice it to say, if you’re mathematically inclined and want to make it at the NSA, you don’t just need to be good at math, you need to uniquely excel at it.
Airlander 10 is the world’s largest airship that can fly. Dubbed “Flying Bum” because of obvious reasons, the huge blimp took off on its maiden flight in London on Wednesday, after technical issues stopped the original launch that should have taken place on Sunday.
It’s rare to see iPhones go on any kind of sale, let alone $200 off. But to draw attention to its “Black Friday in July” sale (because one Black Friday wasn’t enough!), Best Buy is cutting prices on iPhones, 4K TVs, and basically anything else you can think of.