Vašek Čekan

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Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put on by Naval Air Systems Command …

Military

A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …

Windows 10

What Really Happens When You Don't Turn Off Your Cell Phone on a Plane? (Video)

Cell phone use on planes has been heavily debated as the airline industry attempts to keep up with ever-changing technology. It’s standard practice …

Civil Aviation

Mom discovers security cameras hacked, kids' bedroom livestreamed

A mother in Houston, Texas woke up one morning to pretty much every parent's worst-case scenario.<p>"I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that …

The 'world's smallest 4K camera' has big ambitions

If your sole guidance on an industry was the share price of the market leader, then you'd definitely consider it a tough 12 months for action cameras. That said, newcomer So Special Labs isn't put off. In fact, it thinks its Mokacam GoPro rival might just be the tonic the product category needs. …

Devialet's Phantom Gold wireless speaker literally blew us away

I've heard incredible things about Devialet's Phantom wireless speaker, but I was not prepared to experience the even more powerful Phantom Gold.<p>The …

UK takes first steps toward laws for autonomous cars

The UK is proving to be quite the testbed for autonomous vehicles, thanks in no small part to government support. Tens of millions in funding is being funneled into various driverless car projects, and we already have rules of the road encouraging trials on public streets. With research and …

6 Things Recruiters Look For in Your LinkedIn Profile

The saying, as it goes, is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Most people in the job market barely even get a first …

Employment

'The most surprising result of my career': A Harvard economist found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings

A new study yielded some unexpected results about racial bias in police shootings.<p>While black people are more likely than white people to be touched, handcuffed, thrown against a wall, pushed to the ground, and have weapons pointed at them by the police, the study found no evidence of racial bias …

The Surprising And Scientific Reasons Why Dogs Absolutely Love Riding In Cars

Anyone who has ever had a pet dog knows the power phrases like, “Go for a ride,” or, “Want to go outside?” can have on our canine friends. But it …

So-called Top Tier gasoline really is better for your car, according to AAA

Next time you drive past a gas station, you may want to consider whether or not you really need to stop.<p>Top Tier gasoline is often dismissed as a marketing exercise, but a new AAA study says the benefits are real and car owners should be paying attention.<p>The American Automobile Association's Fuel …

Electric Vehicles

Why the ‘lone-wolf’ terrorist is a myth

President Obama says don’t worry, the Orlando terrorist was just another “lone actor” operating in isolation, unconnected to any larger group of …

Terrorism

Apple cuts same-sex parents from Mother's Day ads in six countries

Video campaign in Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Turkey is altered by company whose boss is openly gay<p>Apple has removed an image of a same-sex couple with their two children from its Mother’s Day advertising in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Turkey.<p>The video advert, …

Tim Cook

6 common battery myths you probably believe

We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly …

Batteries

5 Political Myths Trump Is Exploding

Why did The Donald's rise surprise so many pundits? Here's what they've been getting wrong for years.<p>Late last semester, a student showed up during my office hours. She sat down across from me, looking worried. I assumed she wanted to discuss her upcoming paper, but she had something else in mind. …

Political Science

14 of the Best-Sounding Turbocharged Cars of All Time

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We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

Woman arrested for driving with fake New York license plate

A western New York woman was arrested Wednesday after state police spotted her driving a vehicle with fake license plate on the back of her car and decided to pull her over.<p>Amanda Schweickert, 28, of Sardinia, painted a piece of cardboard yellow and blue to make it look like she was driving with an …

License Plates

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: A Glorious 640 HP Exercise In Overkill

I’m coming into this review pretty conflicted. Not about the car — the new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is an extremely impressive vehicle, and I’ll cover why …

Wait, WHAT? VW's Emissions-Cheating Software Might Technically Be Legal in Europe

The EU's pollution testing rules contain a gigantic loophole that might be big enough for Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheat to sneak through.<p>After admitting to using software that only controls diesel emissions when a car senses it's being government tested, Volkswagen is pursuing a pretty bold …

Why is hi-tech Japan using cassette tapes and faxes?

<b>Japan has a reputation for being fascinated by robots and hi-tech gadgets - a nation at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.</b><p>But the technological reality in many offices is strikingly different.<p>This is a country that uses people to do the work of traffic lights and where big-name companies …

BlackBerry launches US preorders for $699 Priv Android slider phone

BlackBerry's Priv will start shipping in the United States on November 6th, and you can preorder the Android smartphone with its slide-out keyboard beginning right now for $699. That's a bit less than the $750 figure we saw only a couple days ago, but it's still more expensive than or, at best, at …

Mobile Technology

Lessons From the Tappan Zee Bridge

The $4 billion New York bridge demonstrates the need for a new approach to American infrastructure.<p>In the U.S., federal, state and local governments spend over $150 billion annually on operating, maintaining, and improving the highway system. It is one of the few sectors that both Republicans and …

NHTSA Knows Every VIN in Takata Airbag Recall, Go Check Yours

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finally knows the full scope of the massive Takata airbag recall that’s been ongoing for months: <i>The Detroit News</i> reports that the 11 automakers involved have identified every VIN covered by the recall. Go check yours now using the government …

Takata

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit.<p>The …

Electric Vehicles

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

YouTube tips we bet you didn't know

Want a faster way to find the content you're seeking in a YouTube video? Or maybe you just need a shortcut to the mute option? You'll wish you knew these shortcuts all along.<p>It's easy to spend hours watching YouTube videos about, well, pretty much anything. Using your mouse to adjust a setting …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Why Europe hates American tech companies

Just today, there's been a whole range of stories on this theme:<p>Europe is getting ready to throw the book at Google, which could end up with a $6 billion fine.<p>Uber issued complaints against Spain, France, and Germany after legal challenges from those countries.<p>And the EU is going after Apple's new …