Wednesday, August 12, 2020

MixedTimes - Technology

Air Force takes new step with nuclear-armed cruise missile

The U.S. Air Force might deploy a new generation of air-launched, nuclear-armed cruise missiles earlier than planned due to successful design work, prototyping and conceptual development for the weapon.

Air Force may buy 180 new B-21 stealth bombers

It is by no means impossible to envision a U.S. Air Force fleet of as many as 150-to-180 new B-21 bombers, should the service’s force-size vision come to fruition by virtue of the pace and success of construction, new requirements driven by threats and budget availability.

Find unclaimed money, funds may be owed to you

About this time every year, I like to remind people to visit a few websites and get what's rightfully theirs. Last year, Robert from Harrisonburg, Virginia, called my national radio show to thank me for suggesting he search for lost money.

Army maps plans for future tank

Racing over bridges, supporting advancing infantry with suppressive fire, shooting vehicle-launched counter-drone missiles and engaging enemy tanks from safe standoff ranges are all operations the Army anticipates for its new fleet of armored combat vehicles.

Big Tech backlash: Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon CEOs grilled on Capitol Hill

House lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the heads of some of the world's largest tech companies - with Democrats questioning whether the companies violated U.S. antitrust laws and stole from competitors, while Republicans slammedthem over alleged censorship and bias against conservatives.

Navy's New USS Ford can launch more attacks and drop more weapons

The U.S. Navy’s USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrieris now ready to arm its Carrier Air Wing with more bombs on a much faster op-tempo by moving weapons from the ship’s magazine up to the flight deck with their sixth Advanced Weapons Elevator.

How did the Army double the range of artillery attack?

What if an attacking U.S. Army ground force knew its ultra-long-range artillery had already decimated enemy supply lines and troop fortifications in advance of their move to take out the enemy?

Amazon shares your private info unless you do these steps

Amazon’s stock is soaring as it joins the trillion-dollar club alongside Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet, the parent company of Google and YouTube. The buy-anything-you-need site is even moving into our lexicon.

Army enters a new era in warfare for 2040 -- the 'Big 10'

U.S. Army leaders are quite vocal and clear about the service’s six major modernization priorities, however, a close look across the spectrum of current major programs raises a pertinent question: Could the Army now be building ten new platforms?

MIT created a cheap, reusable version of an N95 mask

Researchers have created an affordable, reusable version of an N95 mask that could help healthcare professionals as fears reemerge of a shortage in personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Army's new scout-attack helicopters look stealthy

Among the many roles the helicopter will fulfill are, loitering over hostile areas facing enemy fire, speeding through mountainous terrain, and launching air-to-ground missiles from miles away.

Pentagon seeks new space tech to destroy hypersonic attacks

They unleash destruction traveling at five times the speed of sound. They maneuver with computerized precision while descending back into the earth’s atmosphere toward a target. Their speed and force is so significant, they can inflict damage by sheer “kinetic” impact without needing explosives.

Navy Electronic Warfare stops multiple enemy missile attacks at once

Multiple precision-guided anti-ship missiles stream across the ocean, armed enemy drones circle the skies and swarms of radio-networked enemy small boats coordinate integrated surface attacks --- all while enemy radar systems track and target US Navy surface ships.

Navy seeks to increase sea-based attack options

Flying helicopters behind enemy lines, overwhelming enemy surface ships with small boats, conducting clandestine rescue missions and offering a “floating port” from which forces can operate, all demonstrate some of the key reasons why the Navy is increasing its “sea basing” strategy.

China's carrier-killer missiles may not be able to threaten US ships

A Chinese-government backed newspaper is reporting that U.S. carriers in the South China Sea are “fully within the grasp of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army … which has a wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons like the DF-21D and DF-26 ‘aircraft carrier missiles.

Tech how-to: 5 way to share files too big to email

Our cameras take fabulous photos and videos. Our computers tackle data-packed spreadsheets. We can create detailed graphics that look incredible when blown up. But all of that comes with a drawback: huge files.

New drone attack AI tech tracks 'out of view' targets

What if a U.S. drone was closely tracking an armed enemy vehicle as it transits rough terrain, enters urban areas and comes closer to vulnerable target areas when, all of a sudden, the target leaves a sensor’s field of view, becoming seemingly un-trackable? Is targeting lost? Are offensive operations compromised?

Army takes new steps to stop hackers

The U.S. Army is working to both leverage the advantages of cloud migration and simultaneously ensure data security, taking on what could be characterized as a paradox.

New Air Force stealth bomber arrives in just '2 years'

The much-anticipated, high-tech B-21 bomber will “come on in two years,” bringing new dimensions of stealth, software, attack possibilities and nuclear deterrence to theU.S. Air Force.

Air Force tech stops drones from being shot down

Senior Air Force commanders are employing new tactics, technologies and protocols to better safeguard drones from being shot down by enemy fire during missions.

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

Yes, your iPhone came with a user guide and there a ton of how-to videos on Apple’s site and YouTube. But who has the time? You’ve come to the right place.

Spouse cheating? 10 tech clues to find evidence

Years of marriage will hone a spouse’s instincts, and we often know when something seems funny. Smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart tech absorb adulterous evidence like a sponge.

MIT pulls massive AI dataset over racist, misogynistic content

MIT permanently took down its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset—a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment—because it used a range of racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos.

Close-in air attacks still needed despite new ‘Stand-off’ weapons tech

It’s called “Direct Attack”, or the ability of a stealth bomber to penetrate heavily defended enemy territory and drop bunker-busting weapons, hit moving targets, pinpoint small targets for close-in destruction and carry larger amounts of smaller-bombs for what’s called “Stand-in” attack.

Bill Gates partly blames Facebook, Twitter, for coronavirus spread

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across the U.S., Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better atcurbing the spread of misinformation about the virus.

New Army AI technology accelerates multi-target attacks

A forward-operating Army unit is under heavy fire and poised to attack. The soldiers are armed with small arms weapons, shoulder-fired missiles,dronesand even helicopter support, yet commanders need to know which among many targets to hit.

NASA's wearable device will warn you if you try to touch your face

In an effort to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned people to avoid touching their faces. Now, NASA has taken that one step further and created a wearable device to remind people to do so.

How to find everything Microsoft knows about you

It’s no secret how much Big Tech companies know about all of us. I bet Google comes to mind first. Tap or click here to see everything Google has on you with one quick download.

Pentagon will deploy its new B-21 stealth bomber to Pacific

The Pentagon plans to deploy its emerging B-21 stealth bomber in the Pacific as part of a decided effort to ensure technical superiority, sustain deterrence and, if needed, hold potential adversaries at risk.