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Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border

September 1st, 2016

Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza. “This is the future — the border is a very dangerous place,” an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) official told FoxNews.com, citing the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), snipers, anti-tank missiles and terrorist tunnels. …

Sri Lankan teen hacks president’s website to demand exam reschedule

August 30th, 2016

It’s no secret that exam schedules can be annoying, but would you write your country’s president to voice your concerns? How about hacking their official website? Enter this summer’s boldest Sri Lankan teenager. The BBC reported that a 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly hacking President Maithripala Sirisena’s website to express frustration over the …

Verizon is best carrier, report says

August 26th, 2016

Verizon dominated as best overall carrier, according to a testing firm that closely tracks carrier performance data. Verizon swept all six performance categories, the first time that’s been done since RootMetrics began testing the entire U.S. market in 2013, the firm said this week.

Harvard scientists develop first autonomous soft robot

August 25th, 2016

Meet the octobot, a unique new creation out of Harvard that the university says could be the first step in a new kind of bot. This totally soft robot has eight movable legs, just like its flesh-and-blood marine cousin, which was the inspiration for the device. Created partially through 3-D printing, the octobot is autonomous, …

Machine learning can trump humans in depression diagnosis, study says

August 18th, 2016

Could a computer be better at identifying depression than a primary care physician? That’s the suggestion of a new study that focused on using machine learning to analyze Instagram photos. The study, conducted by a researcher from the department of psychology at Harvard University and another from the University of Vermont, analyzed nearly 44,000 photographs …

Should you wait for the iPhone 8?

August 12th, 2016

While the upcoming iPhone 7 is expected to have some welcome improvements, the iPhone that Apple is planning for 2017 could be really different. First, let’s review what’s expected for the iPhone 7. Two recent reports from Bloomberg lay out a lot of the details. It’s expected to debut at an Apple event less than a …

A close-up look at the F-35A, the Air Force’s next-gen jet

August 11th, 2016

The U.S. Air Force declared its first squadron of fifth-generation fighter jets, the F-35A Lightning II, combat ready earlier in August. This remarkably advanced and powerful single-seat, single-engine fighter features advanced situational awareness, stealth, speeds of about 1,200 mph and much, much more— and it’s designed to be capable of a range of missions with …

‘Mayhem’ rules as DARPA’s battle of the machines hits Las Vegas

August 8th, 2016

What if machines could outsmart would-be attackers to protect national security? A system called “Mayhem” has clinched the $2 million top prize in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge in a competition to use software that automatically defends networks against attacks. In the Cyber Grand Challenge, DARPA challenged the world to create software that can defend networks …