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Pentagon tests technology to fight ISIS drones

WASHINGTON — At the vast, windswept White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this year, nearly a dozen military contractors armed with laser guns, high-tech nets, and other experimental systems met to tackle one of the Pentagon’s most vexing counterterrorism conundrums. The goal is to destroy the Islamic State’s …

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Dubai doubles down on smart technology

Artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality and cloud computing seen transforming lives Dubai: Seismic shifts in artificial intelligence and smart technological changes in the next dozen years will completely reshape the future for Dubai and beyond in which man and machine will be inseparable at home and in the …

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Here’s what could happen if North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb – Technology & Science

Razed cities. Loss of life. Contaminated fishing stocks. Crippled satellite networks.  Should the nuclear crisis between the United States and North Korea escalate beyond hurling test missiles and insults like “madman” and “dotard,” the list of possible effects is a long and frightening one. Whether North Korea were to simply test a nuclear warhead or aim one …

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Rockwood Files: When technology gets scary

The cookies are watching Last week, while shopping at a department store, I visited the ladies room. It was one of those rare times when the restroom was totally silent and empty, except for me. As I was tucking in my shirt and refastening my belt, I nearly jumped out …

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One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery

There is also the threat of Amazon, which has tried food delivery in a few markets. The Seattle retail giant’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods provides hundreds of potential bases for drivers to pick up prepared food for delivery in major urban areas, where takeout orders are popular. “The number-one …

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