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These are the Chinese military advancements that could shift the balance of power in Asia

Beijing is developing next-generation fighter jets, ballistic missiles, and advanced naval vessels — partly in order to keep pace with the US.<p>The two powers are in a low-key arms race in east Asia. The US is currently engaged in a "pivot to Asia," focusing military and diplomatic attention on an …

Musk, Hawking, and Chomsky warn of impending robot wars fueled by AI

Leading artificial intelligence researchers have warned that an "AI arms race" could be disastrous for humanity, and are urging the UN to consider a ban on "offensive autonomous weapons." An open letter published by the Future of Life Institute (FLI) and signed by high-profile figures including …

Watch a semi truck fly a record-breaking 166 feet through the air

I don't really have a lot to add to this one; here's a semi jumping over half the length of a football field. What else needs to be said? It's apparently a record for the longest semi jump, obliterating the 83-foot, 7-inch record set by Lotus last year in an insane stunt involving an F1 car …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Oculus mistakenly leaked pictures of the finished Oculus Rift virtual reality device.</b> It looks like there will be a camera on the front of the device, and it will have a "simple input device" to navigate menus.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Spotify has raised $526 million.</b> It's now valued at more than $8 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Payroll</b> …

Apple Music

Waiter Spits In Drink At Chili’s Restaurant, Cops Use DNA To Find Out Who Did It

A waiter spit in a drink at a Chili’s restaurant, thinking he would get away with it. However, unfortunately for him, the police were able to use a …

The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day

On Friday, 24 robots and their masters will be going head-to-head in California for a $2 million prize. The robotics challenge is sponsored by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).<p>Those fearing the Pentagon-sponsored prize could signal the dawn of <i>Terminator</i>-style cyborgs …

Robotics

First Christian football captain in Iran as Rouhani puts focus on minorities

As Iran’s national football team prepared to head to the World Cup last year, Andranik Teymourian stood next to his teammates while they lined up to kiss the holy Islamic book, the Qur’an, as part of the farewell ceremony.<p>Athough he is not a Muslim, the Iranian Armenian didn’t want to rock the boat …

Religion

A demonstration of white privilege

In the United States, mosques have become common gathering sites for two disparate groups - Muslim worshippers, and anti-Muslim hatemongers.<p>On May 29, the two converged in Phoenix, Arizona, in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix.<p>In a nation where 58 percent of the population has never …

Rights & Freedoms

Adorable AI-powered robot Musio just wants to be your friend

Everyone complains about not having flying cars yet, but where are our robotic pals? Films like <i>Short Circuit, Big Hero 6</i> and <i>Wall-E</i> certainly make them seem appealing, though our ever-constant anxiety around <i>Terminator-</i>like robot uprisings is likely holding them back. Musio, the first hardware …

6 Badass Lines From Patton’s Famously Vulgar Speech

Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose.<p>Seventy-one years ago this …

Military

Brain computer interfacing: a big step towards military mind-control - Army Technology

Jonathan D. Moreno, the author of ‘Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense’, and who has served on a number of US Presidential committees, …

Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian

Just 24 hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin passed a law that made information related to peacetime Russian military casualties a secret, …

Boeing just unveiled an amazing new electromagnetic pulse weapon

So imagine my surprise when the U.S. Air Force confirmed last week that it's developed an electromagnetic pulse weapon of its own, and that <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE:BA) is helping to build it.<p>The weapon in question: Boeing's "CHAMP," short for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. …

Pentagon eyes block buy of more than 400 F-35s - Military Aviation News

U.S. Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told reporters that the Pentagon is seeking congressional approval for a three-year block buy of F-35s in …

5 Things America Needs to Know about China's New Military Strategy

On Tuesday, the Chinese Ministry of Defense issued its first policy document in two years, a white paper titled, “Chinese Military Strategy.” The …

Incoming NATO Military Committee chairman: Russia could occupy the Baltics in 2 days if it wanted to

Czech General Petr Pavel, who is scheduled to become chairman in June, warned on May 27th that Moscow would be able to conquer the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania within two days despite the former Soviet republics' NATO membership, according to the Czech news site CTK.<p>This is …

Right-Wing Extremists Terrorize A Mosque With Assault Rifles During Prayer Time (Photos/Videos)

Leave it to the right wing to take one of our most sacred rights and turn it into a hateful weapon that goes against everything this country stands …

Exploring with Robot Swarms: NASA Swarmathon Challenge

When we think of space exploration, we tend to think of astronauts being hurled through space in rockets and shuttles. And while this vision is …

Robotics

VIDEO: Origami Drone Folds Itself, Self-Destructs

Researchers at MIT have created an incredible new drone that folds, walks, swims and dissolves.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

Qualcomm Launches Robotics Accelerator

Corporations are in the game to invest in start ups. In 2014, corporate venture groups invested $5.4 billion in 775 deals in the United States alone. Topping that list is Google Ventures which did 52 rounds raising a total of around $40 million from 2009 to 2014.<p>In addition to the cash, there’s …

Startups

Alan Shearer: Arsene Wenger gets it right for awesome Arsenal

<i>BBC pundit Alan Shearer explains why Arsenal's defensive display played as big a part as their attacking power in securing their one-sided FA Cup final win over Aston Villa.</i><p><b>Arsenal's players put in an outstanding performance to win Saturday's FA Cup final but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger deserves</b> …

Soccer

Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

Anti-Islam protesters – some of them heavily armed – faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque on Friday, in a tense but peaceful standoff<p>A heavy police presence headed off serious trouble at an anti-Islam protest outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday.<p>Hundreds of …

DeepStateNation

Hope you're not planning on going to church anytime soon.<p>Hmm...looks like Mr. Conway isn't exactly a big fan of the so-called president.<p>This is what …

Women’s World Cup 2015: 20 things you need to know about the finals

From time zones, through the favourites, the venues, England’s chances and the female Arjen Robben – 20 things you need to know about this year’s World Cup<p>1. This is the largest, and longest, event in the history of a tournament which first took place in 1991. Comprising <b>24 teams</b>, it starts on 6 …

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Lenovo Smart Cast: Projector phone fun and gimmicks - Pocket-lint

We've seen phones with built-in projectors before - remember those, right? - but none quite like the Lenovo Smart Cast.<p>Lenovo is the first to feature …

Gear & Gadgets

Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA Fighter Jet Can Defuse Enemy Plane’s Stealth Capability: Report

Russia’s fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA fighter jet is equipped with an advanced defense system that can neutralize an enemy plane’s stealth …