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military purposes

This Week In Bots: The Naked And The Droid

Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

gigaom.com
Android is still the smartphone platform of choice for the world’s consumers, but it may also be the ideal operating system for the world’s armies, navies and security agencies. The versatile, open – and free – OS already has most of the necessary pieces in place to power the most...
Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment

www.businessinsider.com
A patent granted to Apple in late-August allows governments to disable iPhones and other smartphones, targeting specific apps even, when they enter a certain area, such as a protest or a concert. U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, titled known as "Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device," enables phone...
New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment

Forget Google Glasses; check these dual-focus contact lenses

gigaom.com
The U.S. government has ordered a prototype contact lens that will help military members see virtual information directly on a pair of glasses while still viewing their surroundings. The contacts could improve HUDs, or heads-up displays, currently in use that show troop information, enemy locations, target ranges and more. According to...
Forget Google Glasses; check these dual-focus contact lenses
Drone strikes on US citizens justified in leaked DOJ memo

North Korea's rocket launch provokes pride at home and alarm abroad

www.guardian.co.uk
Pyongyang says satellite will track weather, but international analysts see it as the next step in its weapons developmentAfter four failed rocket launches, the success of North Korea's latest attempt will have greatly heartened the regime - and alarmed other powers. Pyongyang said it was launching a satellite to help...
North Korea's rocket launch provokes pride at home and alarm abroad

Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson - review

www.guardian.co.uk
A sprawling, absorbing and thought-provoking account of the development of the computerThe question of who invented the digital computer is almost as futile, in a way, as asking who built Chartres Cathedral. The answer, in both cases, is "many people". But in the case of the computer, it's at least...
Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson - review

TECHNOLOGY: Bionic Suits Aid Paraplegics

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A new generation of bionic suits, or wearable robots, are being designed for the disabled as well as for industrial and military purposes....
TECHNOLOGY: Bionic Suits Aid Paraplegics

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
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The Unintended Consequences of Undeclared Cyberwar

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The latest mysterious cyberweapon detected in recent weeks is called Flame. It is being described by security researchers as “the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed.” It is a big package of software that apparently offers an attacker something like a Swiss Army-knife because it can do a lot of...
The Unintended Consequences of Undeclared Cyberwar
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