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Hidden high-tech ocean pods will unleash Naval drones

By on May 12, 2016 at 10:12 PM.

Hidden high-tech ocean pods will unleash Naval drones

What if the U.S. could seed secret pods deep in the oceans that suddenly burst out of the water unleashing devastating surprise attacks on the enemy? While this sounds like the stuff of science fiction the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to make this amazing project science fact.

Known as Upward Falling Payloads (UFPs), the pods are made by DARPA, which aims to develop innovative technologies to keep the U.S. safe. More →

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Cheating Students

The crazy tech Thai students used to cheat

By on May 11, 2016 at 9:57 AM.

The crazy tech Thai students used to cheat

With consumer electronics products becoming smaller and increasingly more powerful over the years, students have started to come up with any number of clever ways to discreetly cheat on exams. You might recall, for instance, that a group of 50 students at an elite High School in New York were caught up in a massive cheating ring that centered on slyly taking photos of exams ahead of time.

In the most recent instance of technology creatively being used for cheating purposes, a group of students taking an entrance exam for medical school in Thailand were caught using an elaborate system that relied upon smartwatches and hidden cameras embedded in eyeglasses. More →

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Top special operations snipers go head to head

By on March 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Top special operations snipers go head to head

Top sniper teams from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines went head to head last week – but who proved they were the best?

Snipers from the world’s most elite special operations forces converged on Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the seventh annual Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

The annual competition is five grueling days designed to test the world’s best snipers to the limit. Some 25 teams took part in 21 incredibly difficult events during the competition, which ran from March 20 through March 25. More →

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Hoverboard gunman shoots Dallas driver, rolls away to avoid capture

By on March 3, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

Hoverboard gunman shoots Dallas driver, rolls away to avoid capture

A man on a hoverboard shot a driver in Dallas early Thursday and then rolled away to avoid capture, Fox 4 News reports.

Police were called to a gas station in northwest Dallas shortly after 4 a.m. where they found a man with a gunshot wound in his arm. The wounded man told police that he was driving when a black male with dreadlocks rode by and shot him. More →

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ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

By on February 25, 2016 at 9:35 PM.

ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies’ effort to take down terror-affiliated accounts, according to a published report.

Vocativ reported Wednesday it had uncovered a 25-minute video allegedly created by ISIS on the instant messaging app Telegram. The video shows a photo of Zuckerberg and Dorsey with bullet holes across their faces. More →

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Airplane Explosion Today

Man captures video after explosion rips a hole in passenger plane mid-flight

Man captures video after explosion rips a hole in passenger plane mid-flight

By on February 3, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

It’s nothing short of astonishing that 64-year-old Vladimir Vodopivec managed to land safely after a mid-air explosion ripped a hole in the fuselage of the Airbus A321 he was piloting on Tuesday. But because he kept his cool amid the chaos, the plane’s 74 passengers and crew all survived to tell the tale, and one man even managed to film video of the interior of the plane as it barreled through the sky with a gaping hole in the side of the cabin. More →

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Amazon offering ‘hoverboard’ refunds, government says

By on January 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM.

Amazon offering ‘hoverboard’ refunds, government says

Amazon is offering refunds to customers who bought ‘hoverboards’ on its website, according to the U.S. government, amid ongoing safety concerns about the technology.

Reports continue to swirl about hoverboards, which are actually two-wheeled scooters, catching fire. More →

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World's Worst Criminals

How a single Facebook post landed a man in jail for 15 years

By on January 15, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

How a single Facebook post landed a man in jail for 15 years

Some people just can’t seem to grasp the concept that social media posts are… social. We see people get themselves in trouble time and time again for oversharing, but it looks like a new king of poor social media judgement has just been crowned. Meet Malik First Born Allah Farrad, who will be spending the next 15 and a half years of his life in a federal penitentiary because of a single Facebook post. More →

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North Korea Nuclear Bomb

North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb last night

By on January 6, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb last night

While we were winding down last night after a long day covering CES 2016 and the rest of the country was finishing up its day as well, North Korea was detonating a nuclear bomb.

At 10:00 a.m. local time in the Eastern country, a Kim Jong Un ordered test of what the country claims to have been a small hydrogen bomb set off seismic activity alarms in South Korea and Japan, registering as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake. The alarms led both nations to believe immediately that a nuclear device had been tested in North Korea and their concerns were confirmed when North Korean state TV announced the test later in the morning.

North Korea last tested a nuclear bomb in 2013, and this is the fourth time North Korea has detonated a nuclear device in recent years. More →

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Hoverboard Fire

It finally happened: Hoverboard fire burns down Australian family’s house

By on January 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM.

It finally happened: Hoverboard fire burns down Australian family’s house

Hoverboards were one of the hottest items on children’s holiday wish lists this year. In fact, these nifty devices are coveted by plenty of adults as well. As fun as it might seem to zip around town on a little two-wheeled Segway-style device, we’ve heard time and time again that some off-brand hoverboards pose a serious safety risk. Put simply, they have a tendency in some cases to spontaneously catch fire while charging.

We’ve seen a number of cautionary tails in recent months about hoverboard that have begun to smoke or even burst into flames while charging, and Amazon even pulled a few hoverboard brands off of its virtual store shelves while it conducted an investigation. But now, the inevitable has happened: A fire started by a hoverboard has burnt down one family’s house. More →

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