Significant tariffs will go into effect at 12:01 AM Friday morning, and the markets have been jittery about the issue all week. So what happens next?
President Trump may sign an executive order banning telecommunications equipment from Huawei and ZTE, just ahead of Mobile World Congress.
Apple continues to deny its own involvement in any Chinese hack, this time to Congress. Meanwhile, Bloomberg isn’t budging.
Giant robots. Paintball cannons. 600-pound punching arms. What’s not to love?
Yahoo has announced that every single Yahoo email account was breached back in 2013–all three billion of them.
Boston Dynamics, the robotics company behind AlphaDog, Petman, and Cheetah, has now outfitted its BigDog robot with an arm that’s capable of flinging 50-pound (23kg) concrete blocks across a room at high speed. This really is as terrifying as it sounds — but if you don’t trust me, watch the video below.
Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda 6 diesels will top 40 mpg highway, go 600 miles on fill-ups. Expect to pay $2,000 more than a gas-engine car. High-mileage drivers will get that back in a few years.
This “Upward Falling Payloads” (UFP) program is actually quite clever. First of all, the Navy needs to plant autonomous devices like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) inside of capsules across the ocean floor. From there, the device can hibernate inside of the protective capsule for years on end. When the Navy needs surveillance or ariel support, it can remotely trigger these devices, and they float to the surface. In other words, they fall upwards.
After more than four years of research, DARPA has created a system that successfully combines soldiers, EEG brainwave scanners, 120-megapixel cameras, and multiple computers running cognitive visual processing algorithms into a cybernetic hivemind.
The US, Japan ,and the EU have filed a complaint against China’s export practices and high rare earth prices — but driving Chinese exports may not be the best way to solve the problem.