Wednesday, April 1, 2020

MixedTimes - Technology

FCC to enforce robocall crackdown by June 2021

Carriers will have until June of 2021 to implement strict new protocols protecting consumers from robocalls and scammers, the Federal Communications Commission announced.

Pentagon takes aim at coronavirus with 8,000 ventilators

The Pentagon has modified four existing contracts with defense industry partners to acquire and deliver 8,000 ventilators to various hard-hit locations around the country struggling to treat coronavirus patients.

How multi-beam Navy radar tracks several attacks at once

Emerging radar and signal processing technology is enabling Navy surface ships to achieve a ground-breaking measure of radar-detection range and precisionall --all while enabling ship defense systems to track and “take out” multiple threats at one time.

3D-printing technology battles coronavirus outbreak

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, experts are harnessing 3-D printing technology in an effort to make in-demand items, such as components for masks and face shields.

Coronavirus: New tech being used to fight pandemic

As nations around the world scramble to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, straining medical resources and overburdening doctors, governments are turning to technology to help fight the pandemic.

Social media circulates fake claims of getting paid for completing US census

The U.S. Census Beauru on Monday squashed rumors that information collected from the questionnaire will be transmitted to the federal government for them to send a stimulus check providing relief from the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans out of a job.

New Army technology can track and destroy maneuvering cruise missiles

Maneuvering cruise missiles, fast-moving stealthy fighter jets, armed drones, long-range helicopter-fired air-to-ground weapons and hypersonic rounds traveling at 5-times the speed of sound are all modern methods of air-attack able to destroy Army ground war units -- potentially even rendering them inoperable or, even worse, making them vulnerable to complete destruction.

Pentagon hypersonic weapons hit 'impact point'

The Army, Navy and Pentagon fired off a new Hypersonic Glide Body engineered to travel more than five times the speed of sound and destroy enemy targets thousands of miles away in a matter of minutes, a Pentagon report said.

Navy plans large new fleet of 'mothership'-controlled drone boats

Overwhelming enemy fleets with surveillance and weapons, finding weak spots along an enemy coastline to pinpoint areas for breakthrough attacks and bringing a new networked group of Unmanned Surface Vehicles into hostile areas -- are all anticipated missions for the Navy’s emerging fleet of drone boats.

New helicopter-killing Army artillery cannon destroys target at 39.8 miles

When a precision-guided artillery projectile exploded an enemy target from 64km (39.8 miles) away in the Arizona desert during a recent live-fire exercise, the Army took a new step toward redefining land-attack tactics and paving the way toward a new warfare era in long-range fires.

5 ways to improve your passwords and not get hacked

Black hat hackers and criminals on the dark web are constantly coming up with ways to steal and distribute your password. Here are some best practices to keep your passwords safer.

Army soldiers will control AI-enabled robot tanks

The Army Research Laboratory is exploring new applications of AI designed to better enable forward operating robot “tanks” to acquire targets, discern and organize war-crucial information, surveil combat zones and even fire weapons when directed by a human.

App aims to limit coronavirus exposure in medical waiting rooms

As medical waiting rooms in some countries overflow amid the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up the risk of more people being exposed to the deadly pathogen, two physicians have launched a new app called DocClocker, with the hopes of curtailing such vulnerability.

6 cheap tech goods that will cost you later on

When you buy tech, there always seems to be a big spread. You can pick up a $150 Chromebook or a $2,500 MacBook Pro. You can choose between $60 Cowin noise-canceling headphones or $400 ones from Bose.