Posts tagged "technology"

DHS Is Funding a Boeing Project for Enhanced Biometrics to Be Used as a Means for Device Self-Destruction

DHS is funding a Boeing project for enhanced biometrics to be used as a means for device self-destruction after identifying it is no longer being used by its owner: The technology powering the devices potentially could identify the user’s walking style, for example. Officials would be alerted if the gait does not match the authorized… Continue reading

Shortsighted Federal Bureau of Investigation Considered Taking Apple to Court Over Encryption Fears

The shortsighted Federal Bureau of Investigation considered taking Apple to court due to their encryption capabilities built-in to iMessage, Facetime, and iOS devices: The clash with Cupertino was reportedly sparked by an investigation this summer — “involving guns and drugs” — in which a court order was obtained, demanding that Apple provide real time iMessages… Continue reading

Pentagon’s New Office in Silicon Valley Is Being Headed-Up by an Engineer and a Former Navy SEAL

The Pentagon’s new office in Silicon Valley is being headed-up by an engineer and a former Navy SEAL in an attempt to help DoD stay abreast of the latest and greatest technologies (emphasis added): Their new office, dubbed the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental — DIUx for short — occupies a building near Moffett Federal Airfield’s massive… Continue reading

Commodore Is Back, This Time With an Android Smartphone Named PET

Commodore, the outstanding computer manufacturer I grew up with, is back and this time with a smartphone using their iconic name – PET: For those of you too young to remember, Commodore was a hot company in the mid-1980s. It was a leader in personal computers, shipping thousands of Commodore 64 desktops daily. Guinness has… Continue reading