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House orders Pentagon to disclose domestic drone use

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The Pentagon operates drones abroad that are armed with sophisticated sensors, Hellfire missiles, and laser-guided bombs. The House of Representatives wants to know if they're used at home. [Read more]...
House orders Pentagon to disclose domestic drone use
Coordinated quadrocopters perform live light show at Cannes

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

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The same platforms which helped give Apple its rise have also contributed to its rising vulnerability. This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices. A CVE is "the international standard for...
Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

For Civilian Drones, the Sky is the Limit

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Potential uses of civilian unmanned aerial vehicles include monitoring railroad cars, scanning agricultural fields and scoping out the extent of a forest fire....
For Civilian Drones, the Sky is the Limit

Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

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“First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video.” — Pat Cadigan, Pretty Boy Crossover Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public...
Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

Stealth Ware: An Anti-Drone Hoodie and Scarf

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No, really, this garment might fool the infrared cameras mounted on drones....
Stealth Ware: An Anti-Drone Hoodie and Scarf
Air-dropped art: how 'Project: Blue Sky' aims to deliver 3D-printed statues with flying drones at Burning Man

Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

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I know it's fashionable for publishers to cut back on staffing so I wonder what they think of this initiative: drone journalism.The film above shows how a drone - more properly called an "unmanned aerial vehicle" - was used to cover this year's record drought in the US state of...
Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

Ooh la la: French town to deliver daily newspapers by drone

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Residents of Auvergne, a province in south central France, may soon receive their daily paper by drone. According to a blog post, local postal service La Poste Groupe has been working for several years to modernize its delivery processes. The plan is to implement delivery by drone in early May...
Ooh la la: French town to deliver daily newspapers by drone

Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

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“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that,” admitted New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in a surprisingly candid interview about the future of the surveillance state in the Big Apple. While admitting that increased surveillance was “scary” and that governments will...
Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

This Week In Bots: The "Extreme Use" Of A Robot Workforce

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Bot Vid: Quadrocopters At Night We're used to seeing quadrocopters perform feats of aerial acrobatics or coordinated dances in a strictly controlled lab environment, where position sensors can give them precision location info. But swarming quadrocopters outside the lab is trickier, and also more of a hint at their future...
This Week In Bots: The "Extreme Use" Of A Robot Workforce
Lack of trust impedes the dream of an automated mechanical army

Metamaterials and how to make something invisibile

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If you combine nanomaterials, lightwaves, and a supercomputer it’s possible to make an 18-centimeter tube invisible … to a microwave. Clearly this falls far short of the human hope of making an actual invisibility cloak, but it is an advancement in the science of cloaking objects, including airplanes or drones....
Metamaterials and how to make something invisibile

CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)

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A new venture from an iRobot co-founder called CyPhy Works has borne fruit in the form of two flying drones dedicated to surveillance duty. The first, called Ease, is a mere foot in diameter by 16-inches tall and can fly safely in tight spaces or through open windows or...
CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)

Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

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Drones may not be delivering tacos through your window or following around your kids just yet. But this is one of the building blocks of that future, for good or for ill. On a recent day, not so far from where I'm typing, Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired,...
Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

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The Starfleet logo hovered above England. Star Trek Into Darkness is coming to movie theaters soon, and to build up buzz--literally--the studio flew 30 quadrocopter drones, each equipped with bright LED lights, in a formation over nighttime London. The 308-foot pattern the drones formed was, of course, the globally-recognizable...
Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

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It’s a pity that ‘drone’ isn’t ‘Dorne,’ but I digress. This Thursday the President of the United States will address the nation on its current drone program that targets enemies abroad for what are called ‘targeted’ killings. Naturally, however, when you are firing explosive-laden rockets, things tend to explode. Drones are a...
That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

How Low Can Drones Go?

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As we've pointed out in a few stories, drones aren't necessarily something to worry about. Like any technology, they can be used for good and bad purposes, and shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. But determining where exactly the line between acceptable and unacceptable lies is tricky, as the...
How Low Can Drones Go?
Watch this: quadrocopters perform amazing pole-catching acrobatics

Internet Archive: Free Download: [AB]-079 Pushing Task - Scanning Earth For Drones (2010)

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Internet Archive: Free Download: [AB]-079 Pushing Task - Scanning Earth For Drones (2010)

White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

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After leading the way in remotely-operated warfare—killing terror suspects and insurgent leaders with drones—the White House is now trying to push for international guidelines on drone use.  In an interview with Reuters, former White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Veitor said that the Obama administration wants to set...
White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

VIDEO: Robot pack horse unveiled in US

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A robot pack horse has been unveiled at a Las Vegas show for drones, which are of growing interest to non-military businesses....
VIDEO: Robot pack horse unveiled in US

The neuromorphic bug eye cam: A 180-degree visual system for drones

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Autonomous drones are basically cameras with wings. While high resolution cameras focused on the ground might need to be optimized for contrast sensitivity and feature extraction, those that look around the sky may need a wide FOV with good deep resolution. A new device known as the CURVACE (Curved Artificial...
The neuromorphic bug eye cam: A 180-degree visual system for drones

Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualised

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Drones have become a routine part of military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. See what that data looks likeSimon Rogers...
Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualised

Tracking: Drones At Home

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Drones are coming to American airspace. Whether used in agribusiness to monitor farms, by landscape architects to design properties, by law enforcement, or by hobbyists, UAVs are everywhere. Here, a look at the latest developments in this growing industry. 12:40 p.m., 05/24/2013 Parrot Shows Off Drone Videography Parrot, whose...
Tracking: Drones At Home

Nearly every US state wants to host one of six new drone testing grounds

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Despite the fact that local citizens’ groups and many civil libertarians are disturbed by the prospect of drones patrolling American skies, the Los Angeles Times reports Monday that no less than “50 groups in 37 states” are officially interested. These states have all entered a federal competition to become...
Nearly every US state wants to host one of six new drone testing grounds
Al-Qaeda document suggests 22 ways to avoid drone attacks
Romancing the drone: how America's flying robots are invading pop culture

Startups on 'mobile frontier' let you control computers with your eyes, make virtual friends, explore space

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale SAN FRANCISCO- During a session titled “mobile frontiers” at Demo Mobile, five startups presented their products that are pushing the boundaries of mobile computing. These entrepreneurs are combining advanced technology with huge, creative ideas to usher in the...
Startups on 'mobile frontier' let you control computers with your eyes, make virtual friends, explore space

Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan

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By msnbc.com staffData on all phone calls, text messages, email traffic and online visits would be stored for a year in vast databases under a new anti-terrorism plan in Britain, The Telegraph reported Saturday on its website.The report, which did not cite sources, said that phone companies and broadband providers would be...
Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan
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