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Louise Mensch 'troll' sentenced over threatening email

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Frank Zimmerman given suspended jail sentence and banned from contacting list of celebrities, including Lord SugarAn internet "troll" who sent a threatening email to a Conservative MP has been banned from contacting a host of celebrities, including Lord Sugar.A district judge sentenced Frank Zimmerman to 26 weeks in prison, suspended...
Louise Mensch 'troll' sentenced over threatening email

Here's The US Army's Guide To Pinterest

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Pinterest is the tremendously successful social pinboard site taking the internet by storm. It's a big enough deal that the US Army is took notice and assembled an explanatory deck on it, which we found via All Things D. Whether you have no idea what Pinterest is and could use...
Here's The US Army's Guide To Pinterest

New research brings better wireless to remote locations, 80 percent faster GoT downloads

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Not getting the bandwidth you need, Heidi? Then maybe the folks at North Carolina State University can help. They've figured out a way to boost multi-hop networks, where data is forwarded across two or more nodes (hops) in order to reach far-flung users. Networks like this can often get...
New research brings better wireless to remote locations, 80 percent faster GoT downloads

US soldiers to wear blast sensors in Afghanistan, collect shock data

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Starting next month, around one thousand frontline personnel in Afghanistan will begin testing the Soldier Body Unit, a sensor kit for recording the effects of explosions on the human body. While that's not the most pleasant of subjects, the blast sensors have been rushed out to collect as much...
US soldiers to wear blast sensors in Afghanistan, collect shock data
300-foot-long US Army airship takes successful first flight in New Jersey
After 16 years in R&D, soldiers finally get ready to take Android phones into battle

Jack Tramiel

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The father of the best-selling Commodore 64 personal computerJack Tramiel, who has died aged 83, will be remembered as the father of the Commodore 64, which dominated the home computer market of the 1980s. It shipped more than 20m units – an astonishing number at the time – and was...
Jack Tramiel

Spec Ops: The Line – review

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PC/PS3/Xbox 360; £39.99; cert 18+; Yager/2K GamesDavid Kushner's biography on id Software quotes John Carmack positing the idea that stories in video games are like stories in porn films – they're expected to be there, but they're not that important.If ever there was a video game that stands in resolute...
Spec Ops: The Line – review
$99 DIY kit overclocks your brain [video]

US military using lightweight mini-drones launched from battlefield

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Switchblade 'loitering munition' weighing under six pounds can be carried in a backpack and used in place of an air strikeThe US military has issued soldiers in Afghanistan with a new class of lightweight unmanned drone known as the Switchblade, which can be carried in a backpack and used on...
US military using lightweight mini-drones launched from battlefield

US army plans lightning laser gun

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A weapon capable of firing a lightning bolt at a target is being developed by the US Army....
US army plans lightning laser gun
US Army turns to Pinterest and social media to engage with a broader audience
US Army investigates unmanned helicopters for search and rescue
US Department of Defense approves BlackBerry 7 devices for agency usage

Contractor awarded $21.4 million to secure Android

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Fairfax, Va. contractor Invincea, known for malware detection and network security, has been awarded a $21.4 million contract to find a way to secure Android. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) sought development teams to secure the smartphone and tablet OS for...
Contractor awarded $21.4 million to secure Android
US Air Force cancels iPad purchase plans, reportedly over GoodReader security fears

Army nurse who died during Skype chat with wife not shot, investigation finds

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Captain Bruce Clark's wife had stated she saw a bullet hole behind her husband, but army found no signs of traumaMilitary investigators have sought to defuse a controversy swirling around the sudden death of a US soldier in Afghanistan after his wife, who had been video chatting with him via...
Army nurse who died during Skype chat with wife not shot, investigation finds
Raytheon wins $4.7m contract to develop wearable tablet for helicopter pilots

US government and military to adopt custom Android phones, says CNN

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CNN is reporting that the US government expects to adopt a custom Android platform for the military, and some federal agencies and federal contractors — a move that will give Google a foothold in federal territory that RIM has clutched decidedly for years. The news isn't a total surprise:...
US government and military to adopt custom Android phones, says CNN

US Army issues Facebook warning

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Photos posted on social media sites like Facebook that are geotagged - marked with a location - put soldiers and their families in danger the US Army warns....
US Army issues Facebook warning

US Army debuts app marketplace prototype: iOS first, Android coming soon

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The promise of an Army app store has been bandied about for quite a while now, but it looks like it's slowly becoming a reality. The US Army has today officially announced a prototype of the Army Software Marketplace, a web-based app store that currently includes twelve different training...
US Army debuts app marketplace prototype: iOS first, Android coming soon

Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army

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A team of researchers from Cambridge University say they have found evidence that a Chinese-manufactured chip used by US armed forces contains a secret access point that leaves it vulnerable to third party tampering. The researchers tested an unspecified US military chip — used in weapons, nuclear power plants to public...
Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army

Hoo-ah: How the US Army Has Become a Social Media Leader

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Over the past several years, the US Army has developed an exemplary program in exploiting numerous social media methods, and done so without a lot of flash, expense, or personnel. They have an engaged audience, numerous followers, and maintained a multi-pronged campaign into all of the major social media networks,...
Hoo-ah: How the US Army Has Become a Social Media Leader

Save Helpless Faraway Africans From The Comfort Of Your Armchair!

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Wow. I never dreamed that I’d have a legitimate excuse to write a TechCrunch post about Joseph Kony, the crazed Ugandan warlord whose Lord’s Resistance Army has been a pet obsession of mine for some years now. The first draft of my thriller set mostly in Uganda and the Congo...
Save Helpless Faraway Africans From The Comfort Of Your Armchair!
Here comes Skynet: Army drones almost ready to share sky with airlines

Android Army: US soldiers to leverage portable battlefield network and smartphones

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Smartphones: the future of wartime communication? That is the goal of the US Army through the development of its portable wireless network, dubbed Warfighter Information Network-Tactical or WIN-T. The Army hopes to leverage WIN-T to bring near-instant digital communication to the battlefield by outfitting soldiers with Motorola Atrix handsets...
Android Army: US soldiers to leverage portable battlefield network and smartphones

Amazing: Father and son who have never met are reunited over Google+ Hangout

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Here’s an absolutely amazing story of a man who was reunited with his son in an interesting series of events facilitated by some caring people and the power of the Internet. Here’s the story: Seven months ago, +James Worley ran across a homeless guy named Ron Paul Burden, a US...
Amazing: Father and son who have never met are reunited over Google+ Hangout

Army seeking proposals for casualty-carrying UAVs

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Combat is a grizzly business, and despite the best efforts of medical evacuation crews, it's not always feasible to send rescue teams into the fray. The US Army is seeking to address this with "autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)" (read: drones) for dropping off...
Army seeking proposals for casualty-carrying UAVs
US Army warns soldiers on the dangers of smartphone geotagging

Flickr Is Fighting Copyright Theft On Pinterest

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It's come up before that Pinterest might be enabling massive copyright theft, and now photo-sharing site Flickr is intervening by disabling Pinterest pins on all copyrighted images, reports VentureBeat. Flickr is the third largest source of all pinned material on the site, and with a newly added tag to...
Flickr Is Fighting Copyright Theft On Pinterest
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