Sunday, June 16, 2019

MixedTimes - Technology

7 cool gadgets for summer fun

Summer is already in full force, and that means it’s time to head out to the beach, take a long bike ride, or explore the great outdoors.

'Deepfake' videos, other tech could threaten 2020 election, Dems fear

The House Intelligence Committee heard from artificial intelligence experts in a meeting Thursday over the potential threat “deepfake” technology could pose on America’s national security leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

Pentagon ground tests fighter-jet launched hypersonic weapon

Traveling at 5-times the speed of sound, skipping off the boundary of the upper atmosphere and descending upon enemy targets with unprecedented speed, emerging hypersonic weapons promise to massively reshape offensive combat tactics.

Could a low-yield, sub-launch nuclear missile stop a Russian first strike?

Could a low-yield Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile help stop a Russian-launched first nuclear strike by ensuring a proportional response and holding enemy targets at risk of a precise, tailored nuclear attack? Conversely, could a newly emerging low-yield nuclear weapon lower the threshold to a dangerous limited or large scale nuclear war? Could potential adversaries mistake a conventional cruise missile for a nuclear weapon -- and therefore launch a nuclear weapon?

Judge rules lawsuit accusing Google of bias against conservatives can proceed

A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by two former Google employees claiming discriminationon the basis ofgender, race and political bias can move forward, and an attorney representing the plaintiffs told "Fox & Friends" hosts that Google has been making every effort to impede the case.

5 ways to protect your child online

The truth is, the internet was never really designed for children. Yes, it’s exciting to connect everyone in the world, to celebrate freedom of speech and commerce.

Boston Dynamics' creepy robot dog is going up for sale

Videos of Boston Dynamics' robots have been the stuff of both awe and inspiration, as well as nightmares. Now, it appears the robots will be doing more than just performing parkour or dancing around on videos.

Boston Dynamics' creepy robot dog is going up for sale

Videos of Boston Dynamics' robots have been the stuff of both awe and inspiration, as well as nightmares. Now, it appears the robots will be doing more than just performing parkour or dancing around on videos.

NSA warns about bad Windows flaw

A vulnerability in old Windows machines is so bad that even the US National Security Agency is urging the public to patch their systems.

Apple iTunes Lives on for Windows PC Users

On Monday, Apple announced plans to retire iTunes, but the application isn't completely dead since it'll live on for users on Microsoft Windows.

First Look: The 2019 Apple Mac Pro

(Photo: BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL/AFP/Getty Images) The wags have already chimed in: Apple's new Mac Pro looks like a giant cheese grater.

Navy starts building new massive, 50-ton undersea attack drone

The Navy is planning to launch a massive, 50-ton undersea drone to expand mission scope, increase attack options, integrate large high-tech sensors, further safeguard manned combat crews and possibly fire torpedoes -- all while waging war under the ocean surface.

Apple is killing off iTunes, reports say

iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era.

Military sealift may need more help to get combat vehicles to Europe

As the Pentagon accelerates its pivot toward great power competition and moves beyond 15 years of counterinsurgency, the US military continues to build up forces, increase training and conduct exercises with regional allies in both the European and Pacific theaters.

Air Force surges toward first B-21 stealth bomber test aircraft

The Air Force now appears to be testing components and building initial models of its new, highly-secret B-21 stealth bomber, a platform intended to hold any target at risk, anywhere in the world, at any time, for decades to come.

Laptop full of malware sells for $1.3M

Nobody would deliberately install malware on a laptop they intend to use, but doing so in the name of art turns out to be very lucrative.

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