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San Diego man arrested after rifle-shaped bong causes gun scare

May 8th, 2019

A gun scare prompted San Diego police to close downtown streets yesterday after reports of a man waving an assault rifle out of a hotel window began flooding emergency lines. Acting out of an abundance of caution, police promptly locked down the area while they investigated the reports, with a police helicopter providing aerial support. …

US military autonomous weapons

The US Army is working on autonomous weapons that don’t need human operators

January 14th, 2019

Will the military weapons of the future be killer robots, essentially? Recent comments from a US Army official might spark such concerns, given that he acknowledged the army is very much looking into the development and use of completely autonomous weapons that don’t need human operators. At a Defense Writers Group breakfast a few days …

Pentagon Weapons

GAO report says nearly all new Pentagon weapons can be hacked with ease

October 10th, 2018

A brief look at the news is enough for anyone to realize that cyber attacks are a real threat. Just recently, we’ve seen western governments strongly condemn Russia for hacking attacks. We also saw a couple of reports that claimed that China could backdoor into products using hardware implants — although one of them was …

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When AI rules, one rogue programmer could end the human race

November 8th, 2017

The idea of small groups of humans having control over some of the most powerful weapons ever to be built is scary, but it’s the reality we live in. In the not-so-distant future, that incredible power and responsibility could be handed over to AI and robotic systems, which are already in active development. In a …

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. …

U.S. Military Arsenal Weapons

Video shows the massive size of the U.S. military’s arsenal

May 3rd, 2016

What’s the biggest weapon in America’s arsenal? And what’s the smallest device that can be used in combat? What about everything in between these extremes? A neat video answers these questions by showing us the impressive U.S. military arsenal, complete with official names, sizes, and drawings. And, before you ask, everything gets compared to a …