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'No evidence' costly drones help secure border, Inspector General says

A $500 million Homeland Security program which uses military drones to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border is a "dubious achiever" which has assisted in …

Immigration

Nixie the Wearable Selfie Drone Delights Crowd at CES 2015

Drones are everywhere at CES 2015, including various mentions and demos through the opening day keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. And of these, that one that has captured everyone’s attention came at the end of the Intel presentation, when Krzanich brought out Christoph Kohstall and Jelena …

Half of US-Mexico border now patrolled only by drone

Under new approach, Predator B drones sweep remote canyons and rivers to collect high-resolution video which is then analysed to track changes in terrain<p>The US government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where …

'Killer robots' should be strictly monitored, nations demand at UN

Countries warn of potential dangers of autonomous weapons systems they say are at risk of violating international and humanitarian law<p>“Killer robots” – autonomous weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets in the absence of human control – should be strictly monitored to prevent …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Military

Spanish newspapers beg for help as Google News closure looms

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Denis Belyaevskiy via Shutterstock<p>Having lobbied hard for a Spanish law that forces Google to pay royalties for using …

Your Casual Acquaintances on Twitter Are Better Than Your Close Friends on Facebook

*Excerpt adapted from <i>Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better</i>, copyright (c) Clive Thompson, 2013. Reprinted by …

8 Ways to Use Instagram's API

Instagram has become one of the web's most popular platforms for photo and video sharing. To help users integrate the social network even further …

How to Improve your Site's SEO

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a pretty dry yet essential topic to most startups, so I’ve compiled some straightforward and easy to follow tips from various SEO experts.<p>Dewi Nawasari, Search Marketing Manager at Autotrader defines SEO as a process of optimising your website to attract relevant …

I, Robot

It’s one of the dirty secrets of economics: technology progress does grow the economy and create wealth, but there is no economic law that says …

Economics