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Daily Mail Claims U.S. Has Combat Ready EMP Cruise Missiles

May 17th, 2019

Flashback 2012: CHAMP – Lights Out Via: Daily Mail: The U.S. Air Force has deployed at least 20 missiles that could zap the military electronics of North Korea or Iran with high-power microwaves, rendering their military capabilities virtually useless without causing any fatalities, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Known as the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced […]

Robots Take the Wheel as Autonomous Farm Machines Hit Fields

May 16th, 2019

Via: Bloomberg: Robots are taking over farms faster than anyone saw coming. The first fully autonomous farm equipment is becoming commercially available, which means machines will be able to completely take over a multitude of tasks. Tractors will drive with no farmer in the cab, and specialized equipment will be able to spray, plant, plow […]

RealTalk: This Speech Synthesis Model Our Engineers Built Recreates a Human Voice Perfectly

May 16th, 2019

Via: Medium: Today we’re excited to announce that our Machine Learning Engineers Hashiam Kadhim, Joe Palermo and Rayhane Mama have produced the most realistic AI simulation of a voice we’ve heard to date. It’s the voice of someone you’ve probably heard of before?—?Joe Rogan. (For those who haven’t: Joe Rogan is the creator and host […]

Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on Swedish Public Road

May 16th, 2019

Via: Reuters: Resembling the helmet of a Star Wars stormtrooper, a driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on Wednesday, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first. Robert Falck, the CEO of Swedish start-up Einride, said the company was in partnership talks […]

Britain: Police Fine Pedestrian £90 for Disorderly Behaviour After Hiding His Face from Facial Recognition Camera

May 16th, 2019

Via: Daily Mail: Police fined a pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to cover his face when he saw a controversial facial recognition camera on a street in London. Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of […]

All Four Major Wireless Carriers Hit With Lawsuits Over Sharing, Selling Location Data

May 13th, 2019

Via: TechDirt: We’ve noted repeatedly that if you’re upset about Facebook’s privacy scandals, you should be equally concerned about the wireless industry’s ongoing location data scandals. Not only were the major carriers caught selling your location data to any nitwit with a checkbook, they were even found to be selling your E-911 location data, which […]

WordPress.com Took Down Jon Rappoport’s Blog

May 13th, 2019

There is a purge underway on the wordpress.com platform. Anyone dealing with controversial topics has to self host. It doesn’t mean that your hosting provider won’t terminate you, but you have a much better chance of remaining up than on any of the major blogging or social media platforms. Via: Jon Rappoport: On May 11, […]

Tesla Battery Researcher ‘Excited’ About New Battery Tech Developed by U.S. Army

May 13th, 2019

Via: Electrek: A new Li-ion battery technology developed by the US Army has piqued the interest of Jeff Dahn, Tesla’s main battery research partner. In the latest issue of the journal Nature, the CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL), which is an element of the U.S. Army, released a study demonstrating a new battery technology based […]

Amazon Rolls Out Machines That Pack Orders and Eliminate Jobs

May 13th, 2019

Via: Reuters: Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item, two […]

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

May 12th, 2019

Via: The Intercept: Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn’t befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling […]

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