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Congress Struggles to Save Internet While Google Facebook Twitter Urge UN Control

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President Obama wants this to be the last month of an open, uncensored internet guaranteed by the U.S. government. His plan to end American stewardship would hand new power to authoritarian governments offended by the internet as we know it. The good news is it appears congressional leaders have agreed to rescue the internet in time to prevent the Sept. 30 expiration of U.S. oversight. Sen. Ted Cruz... 

First Autopilot Car Death Casts Doubt on Driverless Future

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US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into the first fatal car crash involving a Tesla autopilot Model S. The automaker said in a statement on Tuesday that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of autopilot during the crash that may influence the future of the driverless cars. The accident that killed Tesla driver Joshua Brown... 

Robots Civil Rights? EU Prepares Law for "Electronic Persons" Walking Among Humans

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“The Laws of Robotics” may sound like a scientific paper, detailing technological findings in the creation of artificial intelligence; the reality however, is far more “sci-fi.” Luxembourg MEP, Mady Delvaux, has produced a draft report with the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs which could lead to robots being given specific rights as “electronic... 

Building Iron Man, The Future Soldier or Pentagon's Latest Project

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US Special Operation Command is one step closer to its dream of creating a next-generation Iron Man-like suit to improve the warrior’s fighting capabilities and resilience. US Special Operation Command (SOCOM) is pushing ahead with its secretive Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) program aimed at creating an Iron Man-like suit to provide special operatives, such as the Navy SEALs and... 

Half-Life 2 Combine drone becomes reality in Russia

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An accurate model of the City Scanner drone from legendary game Half-Life 2 computer game has been created by an enthusiast from Russia. Watch RT’s video of the fully-operational model’s first test flight. The video shows the drone slowly drifting inside an abandoned building with the direction and the altitude of the flight being changed. Valentin Demchenko from Russia’s Saratov region, who... 

Microsoft, Facebook to lay giant cable under Atlantic

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Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook say they will build the “highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic,” connecting the US and Europe to address heightened demand for global cloud services. The “MAREA” cable will “help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services” for the two companies, Microsoft said... 

Russia's new Hypersonic Weapon YU-71 will Outdo any Missile Defense System

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Mike Billington of the Executive Intelligence Review said that Vladimir Putin was strategically one step ahead of his US counterpart Barack Obama, because the Russians have a hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming any US missile defense system. According to the military expert, it was not a bright move for the United States to deploy missile defenses in Europe. According to Billington, the policy... 

Ted Cruz, John Kasich Campaign Phone Apps Spying on Users, Tracking Data

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The official Ted Cruz and John Kasich smartphone apps are tracking their users, according to Symantec. The Kasich 2016 app may expose the user’s location and every app installed on the device, Symantec warned, while the Cruz Crew app may expose the user’s smartphone details and identification. “Remember, before you download that presidential primary app, apps may gather a lot of information... 

Russia to Build Plastic Roads

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State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction, Alexander Starovoytov, appealed to the Federal Road Agency of the Russian Federation with a proposal to study the experience of the Netherlands in building plastic roads. In the Netherlands, there is a pilot project for the construction of roads from plastic materials. The project saves a lot of money as it stipulates a whole different technology for building... 

Dubai plans world’s tallest skyscraper

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Dubai property developer Emaar intends to construct the tallest building in the world, according to Chairman Mohamed Alabbar. The new skyscraper simply called ‘The Tower’ will be taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world’s tallest building constructed in 2010. The project, inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon, will be presented to the city as a gift before 2020,... 

Russian Army Rolls Out New Fully Robotic Tank Uran-9

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State-of-the-art robotic systems have already become an essential part of the Russian Armed Forces, where they typically take on the most hazardous work, according to the Russian news network Zvezda. The past five years have seen an ever-increasing number of advanced combat robots enter service with the Russian Armed Forces, where they are tasked with implementing the most hazardous missions, the... 

Robots & Al: 4th industrial revolution is here

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Robots have been making inroads into the world economy, albeit slowly but surely. Robots have been making inroads into the world economy, albeit slowly but surely. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch report shows close to 50% future job losses as artificial intelligence (AI) and robots take over. That up to 35% of all workers in the UK and 47% of those in the US, including white-collar jobs, will see the... 

Russian Army rolls out futuristic "Batmobiles" Putin inspects them

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has personally inspected an array of new armored vehicles designed for the country’s special forces. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the president was presented with the hardware after it was inspected by a Federal Security Service panel. Peskov didn’t elaborate on what types of vehicles the president did inspect, though LifeNews apparently identified... 

Next-Gen ATLAS Robot Won’t Be Pushed Around By Humans

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The next-generation ATLAS robot is here and it’s quieter, smarter and much steadier on its feet – all without those restrictive cables. Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video today of the newest iteration of its ATLAS biped robot being harassed by humans as it attempts various tasks including picking up boxes, opening doors and keeping to its feet in the snow. The apparent bullying by... 

Big penalties, jail time for not registering drones - FAA

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The Federal Aviation Administration say unregistered drone users could now face fines as high as $250,000 for flying their UAVs or the possibility of up to three years in jail. On Monday, the FAA announced that a total of 368,472 drones had been registered with agency, surpassing the number of airplanes on record with the federal government. The FAA announced the registration rules last December with... 
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