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21 of the military's most common clichés

There are certain phrases military service members hear on the regular, and by regular, we mean they are over-used like crazy.<p>While every workplace has its own cliche buzzwords — we're talking about you there, "corporate synergy" — the military has plenty to choose from. The WATM team put its …

Military

Alexa Calling, Messaging & Drop In now available from your iPad

If you have family or friends with Amazon Echo devices, you can now contact them using Alexa’s free messaging service from your iPad – no Alexa hardware required …<p>You’ll need the latest Alexa app, which is available for iOS 9 and later.<p>Making calls with Alexa is easy. Once you’ve synced your …

How AI-generated videos could be the next big thing in fake news

Forget fake news for a moment.<p>What’s replacing it? Artificial intelligence is now able to generate a convincing video of a celebrity or public figure. For illicit purposes, these videos are called <i>deepfakes</i> and show a celebrity superimposed into an adult movie. A programmer finds existing video and …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Google Home and more: We put 7 speakers to the test

<b>For the last four weeks, I've been living in an Orwellian nightmare. One in which I have to watch every word I say because "they" are always listening. And by "they", I mean Alexa, Siri and Google.</b><p>It seemed like a good idea - get seven smart speakers and test them in a real house to see how they …

Smart Homes

7 fun and useful things you can do with the Google app in iMessage

The Google app now makes iPhone owners better texters.<p>iPhone owners may have noticed a new icon showed up in the iMessage app drawer. If you are diligent with your app updates and updated the Google app recently, then you can now do a few new things with it right from within the iOS Messages app. …

Apps

Alexa lets you make calls, send messages from your tablet

Using Amazon Alexa and a tablet, you can now make phone and video calls or send messages to anyone with the Alexa app.<p>You can now use Alexa to make free phone/video calls and send messages with some Android, iPad and Amazon Fire tablets. Previously, both parties needed an Amazon Echo speaker to be …

Smart Homes

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of them. I get between four and six calls daily, and a quick survey of friends shows that I’m not alone. Every waking day …

Identity Theft

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

Remarkable video shows tiger and bear locked in ferocious fight

An incredible fight between a furious tiger and an angry bear has been caught on camera.<p>The remarkable video, which was shot at the Tadoba National Park in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday, shows the adult tiger face off with the sloth bear.<p>At one point, the tiger pins the much smaller …

National Parks

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the U.S. is not the only country seeking to expand its …

Why Is Tesla Killing AM Radio?

You just bought a Tesla.<p>Congratulations! You, my friend, are driving the wave of the future. While everyone else is burning dinosaur droppings, you …

Thunderstorms

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings

Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself.<p>The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 attempted homicides with firearms. The country's …

Guns

5 key differences between Delta Force and SEAL Team 6

SEAL Team 6, officially known as United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), and Delta Force, officially known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), are the most highly trained elite forces in the US military.<p>Both are Special Missions Units (SMU) under …

Military

iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks | ZDNet

Easy device setup<p>Just hold a new iPhone or iPad near another iOS device or Mac you already own, you'll transfer over your personalized settings as …

Tech Trends

9 Alexa tips for music lovers

If you love music and your Alexa speaker, here are nine things you should know.<p>Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no …

Smart Homes

Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding it

It’s no secret that voice assistants are a Trojan horse. You “buy” a voice assistant like an Echo Dot or a Google Home, and you plug it in and give it your Wi-Fi password. But you don’t “own” it like you own a computer. The software is controlled entirely by Amazon or Google or some other …

Smart Homes

Tesla News

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

MIT’s new chip could bring neural nets to battery-powered gadgets

MIT researchers have developed a chip designed to speed up the hard work of running neural networks, while also reducing the power consumed when doing so dramatically – by up to 95 percent, in fact. The basic concept involves simplifying the chip design so that shuttling of data between different …

Deep Learning

US Air Force's new bomber will retire the B-1 and B-2 — but keep the B-52 flying for 90 years

The US Air Force has begun planning a new nuclear-capable, ultra-stealth bomber that will phase out the B-1B Lancer and B-2 spirit bombers, which have been hallmarks of the bomber fleet for decades.<p>The Air Force confirmed the retirement on Monday in a release outlining the future of the bomber …

Military

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

The Secret Cold War History of the Missile That Launched America's First Satellite

In 1950, a group of scientists proposed the International Geophysical Year (IGY), a sort of "Science Olympics" in which nations of the world would …

Pentagon Shares Details About Hypervelocity Missile Defense Weapon

A new weapon system developed by the Strategic Capabilities Office — a secretive Pentagon agency meant to advance cutting-edge technology — could …

J'aime le français

J'aime le français. 1,180,444 likes · 91,580 talking about this. Découvrez sur cette page FB les raisons qui vous feront aimer la langue française. …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

Dr. Minhyong Kim, Oxford University - his whiteboard, close-up

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

How To Properly Plant A Tomato To Get 5–8ft Plants

Tomatoes depend on proper planting more than any vegetable and if you do the right thing, the plant will give you a lot of produce throughout the …